Embracing the transformative power of Ayurveda, traveling can shake up the Vata dosha, a composite of ether and air. These elements, when in balance, fuel our creativity, encourage clear communication, enable healthy elimination, and ensure fluid breath.
The nature of ether and air—dry, rough, cold, mobile—intensifies when we travel, which might trigger undesirable effects like bloating, constipation, insomnia, dry skin, and even anxiety.
Fortunately, Ayurveda's key understanding is that "like increases like," and so the trick is to use opposite qualities to counterbalance the undesired symptoms stirred up by travelling.
Embrace the thrill of exploration and sustain balance by incorporating six of our favorite Ayurvedic travel tips:
Traveling can trigger dryness, making Abhyanga (self-oil massage) the ideal remedy. As Vata energy is dry, rough, and cold, a self-oil massage hydrates your skin and soothes your nervous system before you set off.
It's a beautiful practice to do both before travel and upon landing at your destination to acclimate and ground. Our Ayurvedic Refresh Self Care Beginner Bundle, packed with seasonal body oil based on ghee and sesame oil and a hydrating ghee herb infusion, offers that extra nourishment.
High altitudes and travel can dry out our nasal passages, leading to headaches and a stuffy nose.
Our Clarity Nasya Oil, part of the Ayurvedic Refresh Self Care Beginner Bundle, lubricates and provides a protective layer against environmental pollutants, helping maintain mental clarity and move lymph in the brain during long hours of travel.
Beyond quenching thirst, try drinking warm water or herbal tea with our Farmtrue ghee for deep, effective hydration.
Try to keep active during your travel. Walk up and down the airplane aisle and use the waiting time to perform some light exercises. To boost your mood and calm your mind, try adding some meditation aroma therapy essence.
It's easy to grab convenience food while on the move, but we recommend savoring a warm, nourishing meal that's easy to digest before and after travel.
A little mindfulness can go a long way in grounding your mind and body. Indulge in warm, well-spiced meals that are easy on your gut, while avoiding salty snacks and alcohol.
To elevate your culinary experience and infuse your meals with the essence of Ayurveda, explore our Tea and Spice Sample Bundle. This collection of spice blends and teas will add a burst of flavor and nourishment to your dishes, allowing you to savor the summer vibes with every bite and sip.
Long periods of travel usually involve prolonged sitting. Practicing garshana before and after travel combats dryness and boosts immunity. Use raw silk garshana gloves before applying our Ayurvedic Body Oil for best results.
The act of self-care performed using our gloves moves lymph more efficiently, draining the lymphatic system, and improving blood circulation.
Travel is an exciting venture that connects us with new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. But, as exhilarating as it can be, it's crucial to ensure our well-being isn't left at the departure gate.
By leaning on the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, we can counterbalance the inevitable disruptions brought by travel. Our curated Ayurvedic bundles are crafted with love and intention, incorporating nourishing ingredients that work harmoniously to balance your Vata dosha.
From the calming act of self-massage to mindful eating, every tip is a step towards a balanced, vibrant, and enjoyable travel experience. So the next time you pack your bags, remember to add a dash of Ayurvedic care to your checklist.
Here's to soulful journeys, balanced health, and endless adventures!