The unexpected isn't always avoidable, but a regular yoga practice will help you deal with it. You'll become less reactionary, connect with yourself, and live in the present moment. This can result in an improved experience for yourself, and those around you.
While traveling earlier this month, our first flight was delayed and we missed our connecting flight. The seasoned airline employee was less than sympathetic to put it mildly. The 6 travelers who missed the flight were assigned alternate travel arrangements. Arriving at the gate just 2 minutes earlier would have saved us 2.5 hours, and we were all feeling unhappy about our situation. A few simple questions can demonstrate how to handle the situation yogically.
Question #1 - Can this be cured?
Answer #1 - Nope, the attendant at the gate did not have the authority to open the door and let us take the flight.
Question #2 - How can this be endured?
Answer #2 - A meal did wonders for our moods. We found our new gate, then my husband and son played a game while I set out to explore the airport.
I was delighted to discover an airport yoga studio. It was a simple space, decorated with plants and silhouettes of yoga poses. It was located just off a quiet hallway between terminals. There were yoga videos to stream, mats to borrow, a privacy screen, and a logbook to sign. Airport yoga studios have been reported at San Francisco International Airport, Burlington International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Albuquerque International Sunport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. I highly recommend using these spaces while you are traveling. It can make a flight much more enjoyable, and healthier too! If you have experienced others, please comment in the section following this post.