Yoga Room in ... an Airport?

Travelers can breathe deeply in San Francisco
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Serenity Now: SFO Offers Yoga Room
A traveler practices yoga inside the new Yoga Room at San Francisco International Airport's terminal two on January 26, 2012 in San Francisco, California.   (Getty Images)

Air travelers in San Francisco, rejoice: You can now relax between the dreaded security pat-down and the slow shuffle onboard your flight. San Francisco International Airport has set up a yoga room that includes a soothing blue light and loaner floor mats, MSNBC reports. “The room gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection," says the room's design director. "Those aren’t emotions that people typically encounter at the airport."

Early kudos are coming in for the sanctum in Terminal 2: "Relax passengers between flights? ... How wonderful!" says a nurse consultant on JetwithComfort. A blogger on Yogadork even expresses some East Coast envy: "Now if only Jetblue would incorporate inflight asana and chai breaks. JFK, your move." For those who prefer to save the lotus position for back home, SFO also offers a quiet "reflection room" (no floor sitting) and, of course, the usual airport bars. (Read more yoga stories.)

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