Downward Dog During Delays at O'Hare Airport's New Yoga Room
Believe it or not there’s no better place to relax than the airport, and that’s especially the case as more and more places are adding a little yoga to the terminal and concourse menu. We’ve mentioned a few of the airports where you can practice your warrior or cobra poses, and now’s there’s one more airport that’s all about stretching it out during your layover.
Chicago-O’Hare is famous for a lot of things, and you can now add yoga to that list. The place now has a yoga room right within Terminal 3, and it’s situated right next door to the airport’s indoor garden. The yoga studio features bamboo floors, mirrors along one side of the room, plenty of yoga mats, and a spot to store your stuff while you are doing your thing. There are even frosted windows within the room to let in a little more light, and to kind of create a less sterile environment.
There’s no formal classes or anything like that offered just yet, but there’s a screen in the room beaming in everything from image of nature to a few new poses to test out.
We haven’t done any pre-flight stretches ourselves; however, we probably should. This is definitely a better—and way healthier—option than hitting up an airport restaurant for a beer and a sandwich before a flight.
[Photo of another yoga room at the airport: Mike Procario]