August 1, 2019

✈ 6 Ayurvedic Travel Tips


Six Ayurvedic Travel Tips

Observant woman standing by a large glass window at the airport, gazing outside at the captivating view of the runway, filled with planes ready for takeoff or landing.

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:

1. Turn up the Oil

Close-up of a person's hand gripping a bottle of oil, preparing to pour it, with sunlight reflecting off the glass.

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.

2. Reach for Nasya Oil

Image showcasing a bottle of Farmtrue Nasya oil, a herbal oil used in Ayurvedic practices for nasal application, featuring a vibrant label and a dropper for precise usage.

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.

3. Stay Hydrated

Refreshing glass of water garnished with a slice of lemon, showcasing the vibrant citrus fruit floating atop the clear liquid, evoking a sense of freshness and hydration.

Beyond quenching thirst, try drinking warm water or herbal tea with our Farmtrue ghee for deep, effective hydration.

To maintain a fresh look during travel, our Rose Quartz Facial Toner, part of the Ayurvedic Beginner Face Care Bundle, offers your skin additional hydration solution.

4. Keep Moving

Active leg engaged in a light jog, captured mid-stride, as the runner's foot lightly touches the ground, showcasing the energy and motion of the exercise.

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.

5. Mindful Eating and Fasting

Health-conscious woman enjoying a nutritious meal, consisting of a plate filled with colorful, fresh vegetables, accompanied by a vibrant green shake, symbolizing a balanced and wholesome diet.

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.

6. Garshana (Dry Brushing)

Person engaging in a garshana practice, also known as dry brushing, as they use raw silk garshana gloves to gently brush their skin. This Ayurvedic technique, performed before and after travel, helps combat dryness, exfoliates the skin, and promotes improved circulation, while also boosting immunity. Applying Ayurvedic Body Oil after garshana is recommended for optimal results.

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.


woman enjoying the sunny outdoors, wearing a large, stylish straw hat to shield her face from the sun's rays.

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!

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