I bet everyone knows traveling and especially high speed traveling wears the body down. But what is it that makes your body so tired. Aren’t you
sitting all day in a plain or car. Then why doesn’t your body feel rested after a day of traveling
Ayurveda says this is because traveling increases your vata. And must be taken care of. Even if you are not a vata predominant person this doesn’t mean you can’t get a vata imbalance. More about
this in my body constitution blog.
To prevent Vata from rocketing to high I have made a travel routine for my family. From the days before we travel to the day we arrive at our destination. Whether
this is home or elsewhere.
1. Day off before traveling
We always plan a day off before traveling to relax and get ready for the trip. I can imagine this is not possible for everybody but highly advisable. It gives your body and mind the chance to
switch from work mode to travel mode. So this will go gradually instead of at high speed.
2. Prepare Tridoshic meals
Prepare Tridoshic meals to balance and relax the body.. Tridoshic simply means balancing for all body types. Make enough so you can take with you on your trip.
Plane food is never really good nor very healthy 😅
3. Visualise tomorrow
In your mind visualise the trip you will be making the next day. So things won't come at a surprise and will keep your mind at peace during traveling.
1. Slow your mind!
As you are already on the move having your mind on the move as wel won't make it any better. Do some meditation while seated turn inward every once in a while.
2. Eat at regular hours.
Unless you are traveling to a destination with a time difference than try to eat closer to the times you will be eating at you place of arrival.
3. Enjoy your time.
Have fun, relax, and try not to get too anxious about everything.
1. Prepare tridoshic meals
If I am not traveling home or to our van. I always bring a small batch of all the spices that I want to have at hand to make the meals. So I won't have to go searching.
2. Get back into a routine
Whether you are at home or not. The best way to relax your body is to get a routine.. I don't mean work related but make a schedule when to have your meals when to go to bed etc.