Travellers utilising San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can now make use of the onsite yoga room.

The space, which opened up late last week in the recently remodelled Terminal 2, comes as part of the airport’s efforts to make the experience of air travel more enjoyable and less stressful, according to John L. Martin, the facility’s director.

Mr Martin said that the opening of the yoga room was a “giant leap forward” for SFO in the organisation’s quest to provide passengers with opportunities to decompress and relax on their own terms.

The studio is situated past the security checkpoint and features low and warm light levels and is marked by a person posing in the Lotus position. The space will soon see the installation of artificial rocks and other items designed to represent Japanese Zen gardens.

Melissa Mizell, director of Gensler Design, said that the yoga room provides passengers with a retreat that fosters reflection and quiet, adding that these were attributes typically absent from most airports.

The yoga room joins SFO’s Recompose Area as well as its Berman reflection room; the latter offers airport visitors space for meditation and personal reflection before security, according to airport officials. However, those looking to relax in typical airport fashion can still find a healthy array of bars around the terminal.