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Posted On: 11 January 2009 01:47 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Qatar Airways offers on-board yoga guide

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QATAR Airways has introduced a new on-board yoga guide and tips on how to stay relaxed and rejuvenated in flight. Especially customised for long-haul fliers, the new four-page “fly healthy, fly fit” guide has been prepared by Qatar Airways in association with “The Chopra Center for Wellbeing” and its 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,” Qatar Airways said. 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 their seat even with the seat belt fastened, it said. The guide, printed in English and Arabic, allows passengers to easily navigate their way through a variety of techniques with clear illustrations of exercises. “In an attempt to make the in-flight experience more enriching and less a means to pass time, the guide contains meditation practices to reduce stress, so travellers reach their destination relaxed and rejuvenated. In particular, being aware of one’s breathing – the conscious in- and exhale process – is a powerful tool to fight anxiety and jet lag,” the airline said. 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. With the new wellbeing in-flight programme, Qatar Airways emphasises its most important goal of enhancing the customer experience onboard. Speaking about the new programme, Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker said, “Qatar Airways is delighted to have teamed up with world renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing to offer our passengers the ultimate relaxation techniques during their flights. “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.” The Indian-American medical doctor Deepak Chopra is regarded as one of the world’s greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine. He has written numerous best-selling books, is a popular keynote speaker at prestigious events and has lectured at renowned universities such as Harvard Medical School.