Are you planning your next getaway soon? We’re here to help you understand how you can use Ayurveda to your advantage on your next holiday. Pack your bags and don’t forget these helpful tips while you travel. We found people using them in the least expected places.
Find Yourself in the Mountains
A lot of people want to get away so that they find themselves. Himachal Pradesh in India is one of the most beautiful states in the country. People go there to escape from their hectic lives and unwind. The next time you need a break, this is the perfect destination. The peace and serenity in the quaint little villages up north can heal you. A trip here can help you find yourself, and identify what you’ve been missing. If you’re planning for an escape like this, you can let Ayurvedic herbal treatment contribute to your overall healing.
Himachal Pradesh generally experiences extreme cold for most parts of the year. You can identify this weather with the Hemanta Ritu (Winter Season) and Shishira Ritu (Cold and Dewy Season). Your digestive activity will become more powerful. Vata gets increased due to the cold atmosphere outside. Try sweet, sour and salty foods to reduce vata dosha. If you want to sit back and relax in the evening, try a wine prepared from jaggery. Don’t forget to carry an oil and massage daily. You can even try an Udvartana massage with paste/powder of kesar. Exercise in the mornings. Carry enough leather and woollen clothing. Sit by a fireplace and keep yourself warm.
Escape to the Beach
Think beaches, think Goa. This laidback locale is the first place that comes to mind if you want to soak up the sun and relax. If you want that perfect bikini body to flaunt the next time you visit the beach you should try our Ayurveda for weight loss tips. Destinations like Goa, which are along the coastline, generally identify with Grishma Ritu (Summer) and Vasanta Ritu (Spring). You can try sweet, light and fatty foods. Avoid wine in such climates as it can cause a burning sensation. Cooling foods like cucumber and buttermilk go well with the weather. You can drink Panak Panchsara (a syrup made with sugarcane, madhuka, dates, kashmarya and parshuka fruits in equal quantity with cardamom powder). Have this syrup cold. Anoint the body with chandan (sandalwood) paste and bathe in cold water. Wear light, summery dresses and stay cool.
Let the Rain Wash Away the Pain
Some of the best areas to travel in India during the monsoon would be to go down south. Kerala, Munnar and Cochin are all beautiful places to visit especially during Varsha Ritu (Monsoon) and Sharat Ritu (Autumn). The digestive activity is weakened in this climate, so measures to enhance it can be adopted. Try to stick to easily digestible foods. Pulses, soups and mast (yogurt thinned by mixing with water) should be taken with food. You may want to have an afternoon snooze when on vacation but try avoiding sleeping during the day.
Even if you are planning your trip during autumn, stick to easily digestible food. Pitta tends to get aggravated during autumn. Pearls have a soothing effect from aggravated Pitta. Use these deck up for your dinner date. If you want a nice, spa experience to relax you on your trip, try an udvartan with chandan.
We really hope these tips help you use Ayurveda for good health on your next trip. Happy travels!