Wedding season has officially begun for me. For the next two weekends, I'll be flying back to the East coast to be a part of two dear friends' take the next steps in their lives. And while I'm super ecstatic to be with them and many others, I know it will be an un-grounding 2-3 weeks for me.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, traveling (especially air travel) increases Vata. When vata is high, you can almost guarantee that there will be a feeling of uneasiness, some poor digestion, forgetting things easily, and maybe even a sense of confusion and anxiety. More often than not, for me this manifests in my digestion getting so thrown off, that it takes a good solid week to restabilize.
My last trip to Dallas was just a few weeks ago. Let me tell you that it was literally a 1-hour flight there. Although it was a short trip, my body was so thrown off, that my sleep and mood were affected--and not in the good ways. I know it sounds crazy, but the next time you hop on the plane, try and stay in tune with your body, and see what happens--different sensations and feelings.
As much as I love traveling, there are definitely things I need to do to prepare my body for take off. Try these tips before you leave your home.
These are just a few tips to help you prepare for taking off. Remember, you can help transition from city to city, airplane to airplane that helps your body and mind overall. The more you take care of yourself before hand and are prepared, the more fun you can have during your trip!