“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” -Wallace Stevens
I just got back from a great trip to the East coast for a family wedding. As much as I love traveling (just ask my husband!), it's always really nice to be back home. This time however was a SUPER fast trip inclusive of not enough sleep as I'm used to. The big question I always ask myself is--how do I bounce back from the exhaustion that can set in after a trip no matter how long or short the trip was.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, travel can be vata-inducing. Remember that one of the qualities of vata is mobile. Travel in itself involves movement. So, naturally, travel increases vata. Not to mention that travel by plane is even extra--the dry environment of an airplane along with the high altitudes increases vata even more.
All this is not to say that you shouldn't travel. But instead, I'd like to offer a few "cures" if you will, to help mitigate the excess vata and ground you real quick as soon as you get back home!
You're on your way to enjoying the memories of a wonderful trip. Travel is rejuvenating. Don't let the the time back drain you.