As much as I absolutely love traveling, it can be hard. Routines fly out the window, lack of choices and jet lag gets the best of us.
Here’s a few things that I do on my trip that keeps me sane.
1) Request vegan meals on flights.
My digestion is thrown off pretty easily especially when I travel. Animal products are the hardest to digest and require a lot of energy. One simple thing that has helped my tummy a lot is asking for vegan meals on planes. Generally there’s more veggies and fruit compared to the normal meals. When other people get chicken burritos, you get a fruit platter. So much easier to digest and helps the body stay hydrated.
2) Bring an empty water bottle.
Whenever I’m traveling I always make sure to bring an empty water bottle. Fill it up when you’re past security. Ask the flight attendant to fill it up with water. Take your bottle with you when exploring a new city. If the tap water quality is an issue, you can buy a large bottle of water, transfer it in your bottle to carry around. This one saves you money and keeps you hydrated. Yey for both!
3) Travel-sized 1mm yoga mat.
After a long flight, the one thing I want to do the most is sun salutations. As soon as I get to a place where I can comfortably bust out my mat, I’ll do a very basic 20minute routine and a shavasana. Depending on how tired I am the shavasana might be 10min or 30min (aka a real nap). I feel so refreshed afterwards!
4) Bring a neti pot and natural salt.
My nose gets stuffed up pretty easily especially if I’m traveling to a big city. Using a neti pot helps me so much. I pack a plastic one, and some natural salt.
5) Load up the iPhone with the good stuff.
I love having some yoga bhajans on my phone during the flight and layovers. When I find it hard to meditate because it’s so loud around me, listening to some familiar voices chanting always puts me back in the right spot. If it is quiet enough to meditate, my insight timer is my go-to meditation app.
These are the things I always make sure I prepare for before a flight. My travel experience has improved drastically since I have done this. I hope this helps you too ❤️
Is there anything you make sure to do before your trip? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to know, and possibly steal some ideas from you.