How to limber up after sitting in the car for a long time
Ever taken a road trip before and you stop at a rest stop or something, get out of the car and discover you’re all kinky and stiff (not in a sexual sense) from sitting for so long?
I’ve taken loads of road trips in my lifetime (much to my eternal boredom because I get car sick and can only listen to music or sleep to pass the time…or drive now actually except my husband prefers to do the driving because he thinks I get bad gas mileage) and every time I get out of the car, I have to stretch. I look at everyone else coming out of their various vehicles – stretching, yawning, etc.
What happens to me physically when I sit in the car too long?
- my knees and ankles start to lock up
- my back gets sore
- whole body gets stiff
What happens when I get out of the car?
- Snap, Crackle, Pop, Rice Crispies!
Most yoga stretches I found seemed to rely on lying on the ground but I found that super nasty. But this video gave bunches of poses/stretches to do that keep you from getting dirty.
This guy is super flexible – way more than I am. But while I may not be able to bring my legs straight up like he does in the beginning, I can do it outside the car on a bench or something.
And some more of the same if you have a sturdy pole/fence around…
How do you keep limber during a trip?