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Traveling without moving

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2011 at 7:17 AM

I don't like idle time. I don't do chit-chat or read the news, watch the TV or wait for the buss. I stopped driving because I can't do anything while on the road. But still, there are lots of such moments I would like to remove from my life [waiting on the semaphore or in the market for example or driving in the buss without the book or waiting for compiler to finish or ignoring the boss].

I need ideas for exercises that could be done in arbitrary places without too much moving. Something to spark your ideas:

  • standing in the bus, balancing out your body without using handle.
  • hardening and softening of abs while waiting.
  • neck or wrist or ankle training
  • breatholding [wtf?]
  • overloaded drink balancing from kitchen to the office.

Gimme !

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on September 16, 2011
at 12:25 PM

I was thinking exactly the same. Sometimes it's nice to just be. Feel the sunshine on your face and the wind in your hair...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:43 AM

Its borring.....

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:13 AM

Never mastered that alternate breathing thing myself. It is supposed to be a meditation technique to lower stress and develop focus. Perhaps my failure stemmed from having to stifle giggles while sitting in a room full of people alternately squeezing their nostrils shut with their pinkies and looking very serious at the same time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:10 AM

Practicing non-judgmental awareness is great thing for sure. I am usually slow with noticing little details. This might help.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:08 AM

Alternate nostril breathing (will get you some weird looks though) is ROFLMAO :) I would die BTW, I have only 1 working cuz of deviation. Whats the point anyway ?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 16, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Alternate nostril breathing (will get you some weird looks though) is ROFLMAO :) I would die BTW, I have only 1 working cuz of deviation.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:24 AM

What is it that makes you uncomfortable about "stillness" and waiting?

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F6c1df7d5699661bd1f0d6d0a6c17fc6

on September 16, 2011
at 09:46 AM

How about exercising mindfulness?

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7

on September 16, 2011
at 12:25 PM

I was thinking exactly the same. Sometimes it's nice to just be. Feel the sunshine on your face and the wind in your hair...

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on September 16, 2011
at 10:12 AM

  • one foot balancing is great, I do it daily on the train.
  • calf raises on the train too.
  • Hand/strength with an "Eggsercizer", I carry it in my bag.
  • Using a balancing board while using the PC - made one for knee rehab, I use it frequently, beats sitting.
  • Kegels, as someone else said.

  • Also - not exercise, but time utilization: listening to podcasts, I listen to podcasts all the time, riding my bike (with one earphone only for safety), walking from the train station to school, while cleaning, while driving, while taking a bath. Going through all the paleo ones, as well as a few tech ones and the odd comedy.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on September 16, 2011
at 08:55 AM

I love the bus surfing idea, probably the best all over strength training without moving. They make squishy balance mats that look kind of like a deflated ball that could be similarly beneficial. Or if you really want to amuse your co-workers get a tiny trampoline and a standing desk.

Kegels (they're not just for the ladies)

Alternate nostril breathing (will get you some weird looks though)

Booty clenching

Practicing non-judgmental awareness

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:10 AM

Practicing non-judgmental awareness is great thing for sure. I am usually slow with noticing little details. This might help.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:08 AM

Alternate nostril breathing (will get you some weird looks though) is ROFLMAO :) I would die BTW, I have only 1 working cuz of deviation. Whats the point anyway ?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:13 AM

Never mastered that alternate breathing thing myself. It is supposed to be a meditation technique to lower stress and develop focus. Perhaps my failure stemmed from having to stifle giggles while sitting in a room full of people alternately squeezing their nostrils shut with their pinkies and looking very serious at the same time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 16, 2011
at 09:07 AM

Alternate nostril breathing (will get you some weird looks though) is ROFLMAO :) I would die BTW, I have only 1 working cuz of deviation.

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on September 16, 2011
at 07:59 AM

  • stand on one foot
  • deep breathing
  • count in your head by 3s or 7s
  • squeeze your shoulder blades together
  • one legged air squats
  • the tree pose...maybe without the fingers pointed in the air...or not
  • hold a heavy book at 90 degrees
  • stand on your tip toes

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