I recently got back from Glastonbury! It was an epic weekend but the hard ground and long periods of standing up seriously hurt my back. Next year an air mattress and fold away chair will be top priorities on my packing list.
My friend and I did manage to grab a little indulgence while we patiently waited for Kasabian to take the stage with a mini yoga session. Here are a few yoga tips that you can trying you’re heading off to Reading, Leeds or any of the other big festivals this summer…
1. Knees to chest
Stretch out your lower back (a must if you’ve carried a heavy rucksack). Simply lie on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Slide your hands into the creases at the backs of your knees and relax your heels towards your sit bones.
2. Skydiver’s pose
For an all around body stretch, roll onto your tummy and rest your head on stacked hands, with your elbows wide. Let your legs open out behind you in a V shape with your toes out wider than your heels.
3. The twist…
You don’t have to find a rock ‘n’ roll tent to do this move…Lay down on your back with your arm out at shoulder height, knees bent, feet on the floor. As you exhale, let your knees twist to the right and your head to the left, keeping your left shoulder heavy on the floor. Focus on turning your belly and ribs more to the left to get a cleansing and detoxifying benefits of the pose happening for you.
Have you been to a festival recently? Share you tips for stretching at a festival with me here. (General festival tips are welcome too!)