Ayurvedic Travel Essentials: How to stay balanced on the go?

Ayurvedic Travel Essentials: How to stay balanced on the go?

When traveling, it’s important to have a set of essentials that align with your Ayurvedic lifestyle. Here are some Ayurvedic travel essentials you may find helpful:

1. Thermal Flask: Staying hydrated with warm water is essential in Ayurveda. Carry a reusable flask to ensure you have access to clean water throughout your journey. Stainless steel or glass bottles are preferable over plastic. Drinking warm water helps stimulate digestion and metabolism and facilitates the removal of toxins from the GIT. Drinking warm water also helps relieve flatulence which is normally experienced on long-haul flights.

2. Massage Oil – Carry a travel-sized sealable bottle with Sesame oil (Tila Tailam) Mahanarayana Tailam or Bala Tailam. This helps relieve dryness and coldness that is experienced while traveling. It also helps keeps the body grounded and promotes good sleep.

3. CCF Tea – Komal Herbals offers perfect blends in Vata, Pitta & Kapha varieties that offer the right balance, find them here. Carry a small packet of these teas or your own equal quantity of cumin powder, coriander powder, and fennel powder. You can add or boil it to some warm water, it aids digestion, relieves gas and indigestion, and improves lymphatic issues. So, if you are sitting for long periods of time this is perfect for you.

4. Ginger Tea Bags – this is the obvious recommendation when it comes to anything #Ayurvedic. Ginger helps relieve nausea and an upset stomach that can be caused by motion sickness.

5. Trikatu Powder. Trikatu is made of equal parts of dry black peppercorn (Maricha), long pepper (Pippali), and dry ginger (Sunthi). This mix is powdered till it is fine. It is useful when you have a headache, cough or cold or sore throat. It can be taken along with honey or ghee depending on the condition and is available in easy to take on the go capsules with Komal Herbals, find them here.

6. Triphala powder is ideal for keeping your bowels regular and helping you to recover from jetlag. Order yours today here also available in capsule form as well.

7. Healthy Snacks: Prepare or pack Ayurvedic snacks that are suitable for your body type. For example, Vata types may opt for nourishing nuts and seeds, Pitta types can choose cooling fruits like watermelon or cucumber, while Kapha types may go for light and spicy snacks like roasted chickpeas.

8. Nasya Oil: Nasya oil is used in Ayurveda for nasal care. It can help keep the nasal passages moisturized and clear, especially in dry or polluted environments. Consider carrying a small bottle of nasya oil for daily self-care.

9. Tongue Cleaner: A tongue cleaner is a simple, but effective Ayurvedic tool that helps remove toxins from the tongue. It promotes oral hygiene and fresh breath while also supporting digestion. It’s lightweight and easy to carry.

Remember to adapt these essentials based on your specific Ayurvedic constitution and any health conditions or concerns you may have. It’s always a good idea to consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner before making any major changes to your routine. Safe travels!

Learn more about the author Dr Tamlyn Govender on her website here.

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