Chiltern Railways passengers trial train yoga

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Photo: Chiltern Railways.
Photo: Chiltern Railways.

Choo-Choo, Aisle Twist and Train Tracks were three yoga poses that were practiced by passengers onboard a Chiltern Railways service on April 4.

On its 12.55 train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone, a trial “Mindfulness Zone” was setup for passengers to take part in a complimentary yoga class.

Customers were encouraged to put down their phones and discover how mindfulness can help improve performance in the workplace through greater resiliency, regulation of stress and increased emotional intelligence.


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Chiltern Railways commercial director Eleni Jordan said: “People are glued to their phones everywhere they go. Whilst a crucial part of our lives, there is great benefit in taking time to switch off and explore your creative mind through meditation, colouring or even yoga on the way to work.

“Since we’ve also recently partnered with mental health charity, Mind, as our charity of the year, we wanted to create a space to promote mindfulness – where our passengers can sit back, reflect and reenergise.”


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