Traveling and holidays can be stressful despite the excitement of getting away with our loved ones for a well-deserved summer break. Ayurveda, believe it or not, can show you how to make it better, with these four easy to pack steps.
1. Self-massage: If you’re changing time zones it may not be easy to get a good night’s sleep, or furthermore the climate you’re in may not suit you – especially if you’re in a humid climate, this can easily aggravate pitta (governed by the element of fire).
After a relaxing shower, rub a thin layer of coconut oil on your skin, over your whole body and spend some time massaging your lower extremities – feet, ankles and legs to relieve bloating.
2. Mindful Eating: Although holidays isn’t the time to think about healthy eating, and rightfully so, it’s still a good idea to choose what we eat sensibly – not in terms of calories but how they make us feel.
And because summer is the pitta season below are some foods you can easily find on your whereabouts;
Fully-ripe sweet juicy fruits like melons, cherries, grapes, pears and mangoes.
Vegetables and greens such as cucumber, broccoli, zucchini, coriander and asparagus.
Also, try and do eat while sitting down rather than gulping while walking – your nervous and digestive system will love you for it.
Take advantage of the nature that surrounds you – research confirms eating in nature is great for our digestion and can intensify our ability to pay attention to every bite. On yeah, drink at least two litres of water to stay dehydrated.
3.Keep a morning routine: Drink warm water with lemon first thing in the morning - it gets your bowels moving, it protects you from an upset stomach and does wonders for your long-term health.
4.Do some yoga: Link some downward dogs with standing poses backbends and balances on the beach with sunrise or sunset will make your vacation a wondrous experience, connecting you with the energy of the sun for vitality inner harmony.
I want to hear from you!
How do you stay in balance while on holidays?
Have you ever gone on a yoga and Ayurveda vacation?