Wow, the cost of flights just keeps sky-rocketing every year!
Increasingly, travellers want to pack everything into those few short weeks because, well you never know when you might be back to that place.
I made that mistake on this trip, so that by the time I arrived in Aix-en-Provence, it was time to slow down and de-stress. Luckily I decided to wander down a random street and arrived precisely at 12:30pm at the door or a Yoga Studio offering a class at precisely 12:30pm.
My calves were in agony throughout the class and I found all of the standing and balance poses incredibly challenging to hold, even for a few moments. It seemed that my neglect of daily stretching was doing my body in, especially the calves due to all the walking and climbing of hills.
Definitely take time out to stretch while on the move, particularly if you are engaging in activities you do not usually at home. For example, I walk quite a bit at home, however I mostly cycle to and from places. It had been a while since I had walked 6 – 10 hour days mostly without stopping.
Even if it’s just a few minutes in your hotel room before you head off to sleep, your travels will be more enjoyable. Happy Stretching!