Crash Test Dummies Blog

Written by Brad Roberts

28 May

truck stop yoga


i have developed what i call “truck stop yoga”. it is intended for long driving days. when i’m touring with crash test dummies on the road, i’m doing long drives nearly every day.

the first key piece to truckstop yoga is to do it with your back to the wall. you don’t want people behind you, as this makes you vulnerable to ogling and attacks. a wall in a low-traffic area of the truck stop is best.

secondly, use the wall as a boundary. if you need to lean against it for a pose, do so. i have lousy balance, so i use the wall to get me into tree pose.

thirdly, do standing poses only. this is because the ground is dirty. (i also wear my shoes, to avoid broken glass).

finally, keep the poses simple. basic poses hold just as much power as do the more exotic variations. hold the pose longer, using each breath to tweak your alignment and move into the pose more deeply.

the best all-purpose pose is this: stand with legs wide. clasp hands behind the back. bend forward, taking your arms with you. hold for 5 breaths, deepening the pose with each breath.

doing truck stop yoga saved my back. and i’ll be at it again come june 4th when we begin to tour again!


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3 Responses to “truck stop yoga”

  1. By neil(former...) on Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    wow Brad… :)

  2. By Corey on Jun 7, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Brad, can you clear up a couple of rumours for me? I hear you guys are coming here to Ottawa in October, true? My brother – Adrian Campbell – claims to know you from his days in Winnipeg… well he lives here now and his B-Day is Oct. 15… ever hear of that fool? Thanks! Corey Bombay

  3. By brad on Jun 7, 2010 | Reply

    yes we are playing ottowa. we will tour canada from october 1-18th, starting on the west coast, and going east!

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