Ayurvedic Tips On Stress-Free Travel

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Anand Srivastava, Chairman of Maharishi Ayurveda, travels the globe multiple times a year. Stepping off a long-haul flight, straight into the boardroom, he is always a picture of calm. And why not. After all, he follows the planet’s oldest system of healing, where the keyword is balance.

“Ayurveda believes we are composed of three doshas or humours, vata, pitta and kapha,” explains Srivastava. “Of these, vata, which embodies the qualities of ‘air’ (light, dry, restless)  is the first to go out of whack when you are on the move. That’s why, travellers often suffer from joint pain, dry skin, lack of sleep, constipation and nervousness. So, tame your vata dosha and you will find it a breeze to travel without hassle.”

We asked him to share his favourite stress-relief tips:

1. Never take a sedative before you travel. The mind needs to remain alert during a journey.

Consuming a sedative before you take off is a strict NO!

Consuming a sedative before you take off is a strict NO!

2. Give yourself a comforting massage with warm sesame oil before you leave. Wipe off the excess oil with a wet cloth. Take a shower afterwards.

A light massage with sesame oil is always nice just before you travel

A light massage with sesame oil is always nice just before you travel

3. After you arrive, soak feet in warm salted water for a few minutes. You will feel the stress leaving your body and mind. This is particularly wonderful after a trek.

Go for a relaxing epsom salt foot soak once you arrive

Go for a relaxing epsom salt foot soak once you arrive

4. Splash or mist your face with cold mineralised water from time to time. Its coolness replenishes moisture and balances vata dosha.

Spray cold mineralised water every hour to get refreshed instantly

Spray cold mineralised water every hour to get refreshed instantly

5. Spritz organic rose water on your face and neck. Or, dab some rose water on a cotton pad and press it over closed eyes for a few minutes. Such a relief! Roses are highly prized in Ayurveda for their cooling and soothing properties—ideal for balancing the vata dosha.

Spritz some rose water for a relaxing and rejuvenating effec

Spritz some rose water for a relaxing and rejuvenating effect

6. Avoid alcohol and coffee when flying or travelling long distance: they leach moisture from the body, leading to the aggravation of the vata dosha. Eat sweet, juicy fruits; drink plenty of water or sip herbal tea.

Alcohol and coffee drains moisture from body,hence avoid intake of the same

Alcohol and coffee drains moisture from body,hence avoid intake of the same

7. Dabbing some organic, cold-pressed oil on your forehead. It improves circulation, alleviates travel sickness and settles the stomach.

Dab some organic oil on the forehead to avoid travel sickness

Dab some organic oil on the forehead to avoid travel sickness

8. Constipation often troubles travellers, especially in colder climes. Taking triphala at night clears toxins and boosts digestion. Triphala means ‘three fruits’, namely haritaki, amalaki and bibhitaki, each one of which plays a powerful role in healing. It is easily available at quality chemist shops all over India.

Say 'NO' to Constipation by regular intake of Triphala

Say ‘NO’ to Constipation by regular intake of Triphala

9. Think a couple of meals ahead when you’re travelling. It’s important to eat at regular intervals, so that your metabolism works well. Choose light, warm and nourishing foods such as wholesome soups and freshly cooked grains and veggies.

Choose light, warm and nourishing foods for quick metabolism

Choose light, warm and nourishing foods for quick metabolism

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