Moscow Domodedovo airport just hosted its first yoga event to celebrate World HeartDay! World HeartDay is about you looking after your heart. With a commitment to eating healthy, say no to smoking, exercising, and more.

Yoga teacher Anna Bontar from Yogic project guided passengers through breathing techniques and poses. The event took place at the international arrivals atrium, located on the terminal’s first floor.

Yoga is a popular exercise that focuses on breathing, strength, and flexibility.

According to scientific research, highlighted in medicalnewstoday.com yoga may, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, help manage depression, and decrease lower back pain.

Between 2012 and 2017, the percentage of people in the United States practicing yoga increased from 9.5% to 14.3% in adults. It’s also increased from 3.1% to 8.4% in children.

There are many reasons to yoga regularly. Above all, it keeps you healthy during travel.

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What we love about Moscow Domodedovo airports first yoga event

The yoga instructors went through a series of exercises and positions. The goal of the first yoga event at Moscow Domodedovo Airport was to help passengers relieve emotional stress.

Besides guided yoga, passengers were able to learn some health tips from Domodedovo airport doctor. The explained how air travel affects the heart, as well as gave tips on how to protect yourself from viruses and bacteria in crowded public areas.

‘Nowadays, people are getting emotional over everything from driving a car to shopping in a mall. Under these circumstances, yoga is a great tool to relax. It helps to find the right balance and keep it’, said Moscow Domodedovo Airport doctor Natalya Karseladze.

Want to know more about where to yoga at airports?

We’ve put together some airport yoga guides, which will let you know where to find them, what each space provides, and the hours and locations too. Take a look at some of our stories below.

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Cristina Alcivar

Founder and Editor of Vane Airport Magazine. Passionate about everything well-being, love travel, the ocean and the sun.

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