Air travel rarely inspires thoughts of relaxation and calm, particularly during the holiday season, but one major U.S. airport is joining a growing list of airports looking to change that.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, one of the nation's busiest and most delay-prone airports, on Tuesday marked the grand opening of a new addition to help stressed-out travelers relax: a yoga room.
According to ABC Chicago, the room will allow travelers to unwind by doing yoga and meditating.
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Tina Sfondeles got a peek of the new yoga room on Tuesday:
Four women and a yoga instructor showing off O'Hare's new yoga room. pic.twitter.com/pGSkMCFuBV
— Tina Sfondeles (@TinaSfon) December 10, 2013
O'Hare is far from the first airport to offer space for travelers to practice yoga. San Francisco International Airport became the world's first to offer the service in 2012 and airports in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Albuquerque and elsewhere offer similar services.
In addition to the new yoga room, O'Hare's international terminal is also home to XpresSpa, which offers massages, manicures and hot shaves in addition to yoga and the airport is also on the verge of offering "Minute Suite" nap rooms for travel-weary passengers.