Once an awe-inspiring and innovative new way to travel, flying has become an almost humdrum and monotonous affair. Being packed like sardines into a small metal container filled with bawling infants and extortionate prices, a routine flight is not exactly the best way to de-stress and let it all go, especially in the wake of in an important business meeting or seminar. It’s important to find your way to relax on board. Why not practise a few of Accident Advice Helpline’s relaxation techniques to take the edge off?
Breathing is a fundamental bodily function, it happens despite ourselves, so why is it that so many people do it incorrectly? Seeing as you’ve probably now subconsciously become aware of your breathing and have ceased to do it automatically, let’s take advantage of that and show you how to breathe correctly! When taking a deep breath, many people only fill the uppermost part of their lungs. A deep breath should include fully extending the diaphragm so that the stomach protrudes. Practice it now. Inhale smoothly and deeply through the nose, feeling your stomach and diaphragm extending and then slowly exhale through the mouth.
Meditation has been practised for millennia and is directly related to feelings of calm and relaxation. There are many different techniques and poses for meditation and it’s impossible to list them here exhaustively. There are many online guides that can be downloaded for in-flight use to help choose the perfect kind of meditation that suits your needs.
It may not seem like an obvious way to relax on board a flight, but when flying you become more easily dehydrated, not only an unpleasant and uncomfortable experience but also potentially dangerous for your health. Make sure to keep your fluid levels topped up with water or tea, drink in sips not gulps. Many people erroneously decide to consume alcohol in order to ‘steady their nerves’, however alcohol has been shown to increase blood pressure and anxiety and is therefore, not advisable.
Accidents on holiday: Aeroplane mishaps
To paraphrase Superman, flying is a very safe way to travel and major accidents are thankfully uncommon. However, a number of mishaps can occur when flying such as slips, trips and falls and this is where Accident Advice Helpline comes in. Although we publish these handy guides to promote safe travelling, we are first and foremost, a law firm specialising in all areas of personal injury compensation. We have years of experience in the business and can help you claim compensation even if the accident occurred abroad.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice