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The Zen of Air Travel: SFO Opens Yoga Room

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The Zen of Air Travel: San Francisco Airport Opens Yoga Room
Flight delayed for another three hours? Just breathe deeply.

By AYLIN ZAFAR | January 27, 2012 |

The San Francisco International Airport continues its quest to make itself its own destination. The airport has just opened a yoga room for harried travelers seeking a moment of peace following airport security.

In Terminal 2, serving Virgin America and American Airlines passengers, SFO’s “Zen Room” is reportedly the first of its kind. The space features dimmed lights meant to soothe weary spirits, a glass wall and door to act as a sound barrier from the busy noises of the terminal, and felt-covered rocks to add to the Zen garden atmosphere. The room will have plenty of yoga mats for travelers to use, and will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. each day.

Melissa Mizell, design director for Gensler, the architecture firm behind Terminal 2, said in a statement that the room “gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection,” MSNBC reports.

While the thought of a yoga room may seem excessive, it’s not surprising considering SFO’s other lavish features. Here are a few others:

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