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The SFO Yoga Room Gives Travelers a Place to Calm the Mind

 - Feb 8, 2012
References: flysfo & springwise
Traveling can be really stressful, but if you're passing through the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), you can now stop to unwind and calm your mind at the SFO Yoga Room.

The Yoga Room was designed by the architectural firm Gensler and is currently located in Terminal 2 near the Recompose Area. Painted in calming blue hues, the SFO Yoga Room offers busy travelers a place where they can relax and self-reflect, featuring a floating wall that is meant to symbolize "a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind." In the coming spring, the architects plan to install large, felt rocks inspired by Japanese Zen gardens. As Melissa Mizell, the Design Director at Gensler, points out, "The Yoga Room gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection. Those aren’t emotions that people typically encounter at the airport."

Travelers hoping to stop and relax at the SFO Yoga Room should look out for a black sign featuring a white pictogram of a person in the Lotus position (see gallery).