Traveling has been a big part of my life, visiting over twenty countries living and working abroad. Travel, especially via air, can be very strenuous on the body. Over the years, I have learned to apply the principles of Ayurveda to combat the effects of travel.
One of vata’s qualities is mobile and so travel tends to aggravate the vata dosha. The elements of air and ether are increased in the body and mind and can leave us feeling ungrounded. From the re-circulated air, low humidity, temperature, changes in cabin pressure to excessive movement and eating foods often low in prana, our body’s functions can become under stress.