Traveling is the spice of life for many. However, it can also be stressful, exhausting, and unpredictable. Supporting a spiritual practice for mind, body, and soul while on the road is important to fully enjoy your vacation and absorb all that exploring this beautiful world has to offer.
Our bodies are accustomed to consistency—we are in a routine at home and we can rely on certain things happening at certain times. On the road, however, we generally sleep at different hours in different time zones, eat foods we don’t normally eat, drink a bit of alcohol, and are exposed to new climates. This can take a toll on the body, which is why many people consistently fall ill while traveling.
Maintaining your spiritual practice while traveling is simple if you plan ahead, listen to the needs of your body, and nurture those needs.
How to Maintain Your Spiritual Practice + Health While Traveling
These simple tools can help you maintain your health, spiritual routine, and energy while on the road.
Lower Back Support: Between carrying luggage, sitting in small and uncomfortable seats, and walking around a new city or landscape all day, the back can become strained and fatigued very easily. Support the lower back with a travel-friendly tool, the wooden pillow.
This funny looking tool is light enough to pack and effective enough to prevent injuries to your lower back. Use it at night to relieve tension and in the morning to prepare your back for another adventure. *Bonus* it can be used on other parts of the body too, like the feet, neck, calves and abdomen!
Shop the Wooden Pillow (and other back care products) here!
Online Courses + Mobile Studios: The beautiful thing about traveling in 2017 is the seamless access to wifi just about anywhere. This not only makes it easy to stay in contact with friends, family, and colleagues, but it also makes it easy to maintain an exercise or mind-body routine. ChangeYourEnergy offers over 80 courses in yoga, meditation, mind-body connection, and self-healing that you can access from anywhere with an internet connection and watch on any device including your laptop, tablet, and smartphone.
Explore the ever-expanding digital library to take on the road with you!
Belly Button Healing: Belly Button Healing is a quick, one-step, self-healing method that mindfully stimulates the navel to promote gut and brain health, more energy, and relieve stress and pain in the body. This universal self-healing method is one of the most effective and convenient ways to maintain a spiritual practice and mind-body routine while traveling. Just 5 minutes, twice a day can recalibrate your system, much like a reset button.
Learn more about Belly Button Healing and the 3-piece kit — there’s even a travel-size wand!
Meditation: This simple yet powerful practice can greatly help ground you during the hectic hustle of traveling. Whether you meditate every day or have never even tried it, just a few minutes of silence can help ground, center, and calm you. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and allow your mind to take a backseat while you connect with your body and spirit. Meditation is so effective at cultivating inner peace that scientists have found it actually changes the brain!
Discover calming music and guided meditations!
Supplements of the Earth: Diet is one of the biggest factors to falling ill while traveling. The foods we eat play a pivotal role in our health, energy usage, and stamina—and while we are away from home with different foods, it’s important to support the body with natural supplements. Nature provides everything we need to maintain homeostasis and holistic health, and carrying these vitamins and minerals with you can make the difference from constant exhaustion and infinite energy.
Shop all supplements of the earth to conveniently carry with you!
Whether you’re an avid traveler or taking your very first trip this summer, make your health (mind, body, and soul) a priority and you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation without worry or stress.
Have you hacked staying healthy while traveling? Share your tried-and-true tips and tricks with us in the comments below!