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Posted On: 12 January 2009 09:40 am
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Qatar Airways introduces in-flight yoga

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Qatar Airways has introduced a new onboard yoga guide and tips for a relaxed and rejuvenated flight. Especially customised for long-haul fliers, a 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. Qatar Airways presents a simple and effective range of relaxation techniques, which have been specially created by Deepak Chopra for the airline’s passengers. Deepak 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 the seat even with the seat belt fastened. The guide, printed in English and Arabic, allows passengers to easily navigate their way through a variety of techniques with clear illustrations of the exercises. The guide contains meditation practices to reduce stress, so travellers reach their destination relaxed and rejuvenated. While the 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. “Qatar Airways is delighted to have teamed up with the world-renowned Deepak Chopra and his Chopra Center for Wellbeing to offer our passengers the ultimate relaxation techniques during their flights,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways. “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 will help ensure passengers have a positive, stress-free and fully refreshing flying experience.” Chopra is regarded as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine. He has written numerous best-sellers, is a popular keynote speaker at prestigious events and has lectured at renowned universities, including Harvard Medical School. Alongside travelling tips, the guide also provides passengers with useful health advice on motion sickness and travelling with medical conditions.