Airport travel is a big "hurry up and wait" event. You spend a lot of time and energy packing, rush to the airport to get there hours before your flight, then end up having to kill time at the gate before boarding anyway.
One way to put those in-between moments to good use? Get stretching. I logged over 50,000 air miles last year alone and have seen the benefits of stretching before and after flying firsthand. Doing so has saved my back and hips from short- and long-term pain and injury time and time again.
Here are six of my favorite yoga poses that don't require any props—except a carry-on bag. For the first five poses, be sure your luggage has its handle fully extended and bag upright.