FANCY doing ‘The Ham Sandwich’ and ‘Driver Warrior’?
Wondering what the heck they both are?
Yes so was I when Citroen announced this today.
Apparently these are all Yoga positions to celebrate International Yoga Day.
To celebrate this Citroen have teamed up with the internationally renowned Yoga teacher, Michael James Wong, to create five unique ‘Car Yoga’ poses.
What has this got to do with Citroen I hear you all cry…
Well it’s inspired by the Citroen Advanced Comfort programme which promotes relaxed and stress-free driving. Each pose has been designed to enhance the well-being of Yoga-practising drivers and passengers.
I must try this on the M25 at 5pm on a Friday evening in a 434-mile traffic jam in the sweltering heat!
That’s the acid test of this relaxation in a Citroen C3.
However, with the summer holidays fast approaching and many Brits expected to pack up their cars for a staycation, ‘Car Yoga’ will help ensure a relaxing drive – whether that’s with the ‘Hands Up, Back and Forward’ move to warm up and engage the shoulders, or the ‘6 Point Turn’ Yoga pose to loosen the spine ready to drive.
For those wishing to stretch their legs, drivers can open their car door and loosen tight hamstrings with ‘The Ham Sandwich’ while resting against the soft Airbump panels on the sides of the car.
Alternatively, the ‘The Rest Stop’ pose will help to re-energise the body after a long period of driving, or after being stuck in traffic which can heighten stress levels.
During rest breaks, or upon reaching the final destination, there’s also the ‘Driver Warrior’ pose. Standing with both legs firmly grounded, you need to place your hands on the boot sill before extending each leg behind in turn. This pose will relax your legs after a long drive.
So if you spot someone bending over weirdly at Newport Pagnall next week, you know what’s going on!