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Yoga For Jet Lag
15 Jun

Yoga For Jet Lag

What is Jet Lag?

Jet lag can occur when the sleep-wake routine is disturbed. A person may feel drowsy, tired, irritable, lethargic, and slightly disoriented. It can result from travelling across time zones 

The more time zones a person crosses in a short period, the more severe the symptoms are likely to be found in the persons. Jet lag is related to a disruption in activity and a lack of synchronisation in the brain cells.

The more severe their symptoms will generally be in older persons. 

In children usually have milder symptoms, and they recover faster.


Fast facts about jet lag:-

Jet lag can cause different symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, and irritability etc.

Circadian rhythms help to regulate sleep and other bodily functions.

When circadian rhythms are significantly upset due to travelling, it is called jet lag.

Ways of reducing symptoms include changing your sleeping patterns, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and getting enough sunlight on arrival.


Statistics of Jet Lag:-

Currently, there are no strong statistics which indicate that the risk of experiencing jet lag is higher in males or females. 

All age groups are experiencing the risk of the jet lag syndrome. 

However, most individuals above the of 50 are more likely to have jet lag and have worse symptoms under the age of 30.

Source:- www.namcp.org/


Yoga For Jet Lag 


1. Camel Pose (Ustrasana) :-

Camel Pose is an excellent exercise for jet lag syndrome because it rejuvenates the mind and helps reduce anxiety. 

Practice this pose to lift your spirit and boost your mood.


2. Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana):-

Cow Face Pose helps to open your chest, shoulders, and hips – all parts of the body that suffer from long hours spent sitting in a cramped aeroplane seat. 

Practice it to become more grounded after being up in the air all day.


3. Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana):-

Bridge Pose will give you an energising boost whenever you’re recovering from a jet lag. 

The pose helps to lower blood pressure, relieving stress with a therapeutic feeling in the body.


4. Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana):-

Happy Baby Pose fights jet lag by calming the mind and reducing stress. 

Practising it will release tension in the legs, back, and groin after being cramped in tight spaces on long flights.



What Food to eat if you experience Jet lag?

1. Tart Cherry Juice

2. Kiwis

3. Whole Grains

4. Eggs

5. Green Leafy Vegetables.


So these are the yoga asanas to do and food to eat if you have experience Jet Lag.


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