Elaine Masters, Travel writer, author, speaker & podcaster, who’s motto is"Get where you're going feeling great!" has the following recommendations and tips:
- Change of attitude – time alone is rare in our busy lives. Take a breath and relish it.
- Long for distraction? The opposite may help most. Check in. Where in your body is there tension? Sore neck, shoulders, back? Those are the most common places where pain from sitting hides. Notice it and think about what you can do – perhaps pull over for a walk or stretch.
- No more distracted driving. You’ve trained yourself to put down the cell phone, now take safe driving a step further. Pain from sitting long can pull your attention away from being present. Consider doing a little Drivetime Yoga™
- It all begins with breath. Deep, slow breathing will release stress and each full inhalation will gently massage your inner organs while it bathes your blood with oxygen – keeping you alert and releasing stress.
- Tailbone Tuck: This deceivingly simple, small move can make a huge difference in releasing low back pain. Sitting comfortably, notice the tip of your tailbone. Imagine it pulling down and slightly forward. Breathe and hold for a few seconds. Then release. Repeat several times, moving only slightly then increasing a tilt forward and backward very slowly.
- There are many more safe, proven techniques at www.DrivetimeYoga.com