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

(Newser) – 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."

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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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