Qatar Airways has launched a new onboard yoga guide
which features tips on how to stay relaxed and rejuvenated in flight.
Especially customised for long-haul fliers, the new four-page “Fly
Healthy, Fly Fit” guide has been prepared by Qatar Airways in
association with “The Chopra Center for Wellbeing” and its
world-renowned co-founder Deepak Chopra.
Chopra’s holistic approach fuses modern medical knowledge with the
ancient science of Ayurveda and the art of yoga. It provides passengers
with easy exercise routines, enabling them to feel more balanced and
relaxed during long flights. Gentle stretches to encourage blood
circulation, with soothing self-massages of the neck, arms and hands, as
well as step-by-step yoga postures to relieve tension can all be done
from the comfort of their seat even with the seat belt fastened.
guide, printed in English and Arabic, allows passengers to easily
navigate their way through a variety of techniques with clear
illustrations of the exercises.
In an attempt to make the
in-flight experience more enriching and less a means to pass time, the
guide contains meditation practices to reduce stress, so travellers
reach their destination relaxed and rejuvenated. In particular,
being aware of one’s breathing - the conscious in and exhale process
- is a
powerful tool to fight anxiety and jet lag.
While Qatar Airways’
“Fly Healthy, Fly Fit” guide has been tailored to enhance the quality of
the in-flight experience, all of the techniques shown can be used pre
and post-flight for a more healthy and balanced life.
Speaking about the new programme, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer
Akbar Al Baker said, “We recognise the importance of air travel for today’s
travellers, particularly frequent fliers, and how essential it is for
them to remain healthy during long journeys. The new programme
administered in association with Deepak Chopra will help ensure
passengers have a positive, stress-free and fully refreshing flying
The Indian-American medical doctor Deepak Chopra is
regarded as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of
mind-body medicine. He has written numerous best-selling books, is a
popular keynote speaker at prestigious events and has lectured at
renowned universities such as Harvard Medical School. Alongside Deepak
Chopra’s travelling tips, the guide also provides passengers with useful
health advice on motion sickness and travelling with medical conditions.
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