I love traveling, but don’t really like the whole flying part of it. I feel dry, sometimes blocked up and out of whack, not to mention it’s incredibly vata aggravating. But I travel a lot for work and leisure — I’m on a plane roughly every 2-3 weeks, sometimes even more — so I have had to get used to it.
I’ve tried and tested many things to make the trip more comfortable, to minimize the stress on my mind, body, and soul, and to avoid jet lag. And today I want to share them with you.
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Here Are My Top Tips For Healthy Flying…
Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses
These are a must (type MATRIBE for a discount) for whilst you are at airports and on the planes as you are exposed to a lot of toxic blue light. Wear them the whole time to minimize exposure to blue light.
Use Essential Oils
Use Ayurvedic Nasya Oil
This will help to lubricate the nasal passages and clean out excess mucus from the sinuses. It’s also very balancing and is traditionally said to improve quality of voice, strengthen vision, and promote mental clarity. Make sure you get an organic brand that is toxic-free.
Use Colloidal Silver Nasal Spray
This will boost your immune system and fight bacteria and viruses. Again make sure you get a clean brand.
Use An Ionbox
This is a negative ion generator that outputs up to 20 million negative ions per second. It’s an epic mobile ionizer and travel air purifier which eliminates pollutants, allergens, mold and germs.
Try A NES miHealth
The NES miHealth is a powerful hand-held biofeedback device that is non-invasive and effective for reducing stress, and re-educating energy flow and muscles. As stress is released, energy can flow properly and the body’s innate healing intelligence can revert back to its original, optimal state.
Use Noise Cancelling Headphones
I have a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones (don’t get the Bluetooth ones as you don’t want Bluetooth sapping your brain). They block out so much noise you can actually get some decent sleep, plus they are way better to watch movies compared to the ones they hand out for free. Again, the noise on airplanes is very vata aggravating, so cutting out as much of it as possible will do you the world of good.
Take Auramore Black Tourmaline Crystal
This crystal is great for EMF protection and energy generation.
Use A Homemade Hand Sanitiser
Use A HumidiFlyer Face Mask
This is a personal HumidiFlyer that may help with preventing infections. It is a comfortable filtered mask designed for air travel, which traps the expired moisture from your breath. When you breathe in, that moisture is then used to humidify the dry cabin air. This enables the air you breathe to remain moist, preventing the dehydration that contributes to jet lag and infection. Using the HumidiFlyer travel mask, you’ll arrive in the best possible condition.
Take A Warm Scarf & Socks
It’s imperative you keep your neck and feet warm whilst you fly. They really drop the temperature during flights, so make sure you keep both your neck and feet as warm as possible. I have forgotten my scarf before and ended up getting sick when I landed… not fun! You are most likely to forget these travel essentials if you’re leaving a warm climate and going to another warm climate, but don’t be fooled — you will need them!
Protect Your Ovaries
Take Your Own Food
The truth is, you couldn’t pay me to eat plane food. It’s full of ‘food-like substances’ and has been sitting in those aluminum packs for God knows how long. Instead, try taking your own nourishing food with you. Things like salads, cut up veggies, homemade dips, activated nuts, chia pudding or bliss balls. I pack my food in a stainless steel lunch box and dive in whenever I’m hungry. Another hot tip… I also eat at home before I leave for the airport that way I am full for a while and could even fast if I needed.
Nourish Your Body
Flying and animal products are very contracting and can put a lot of stress on your body. So when your body is already compromised make sure you’re supporting it by eating expanding foods such as veggies and fruits. Stay away from animal products and fill up on all the other goodies you have packed. Packing a high-quality superfood green powder is great to flood your body with goodness.
Drink Loads Of Water
Take this epic glass water bottle filter and fill up with filtered water at the airport. You’ll have to drink it before you go through security, but once you’re on the other side, most airports have filtered water stations all over the place so you can fill it straight back up again. Easy peasy! Flying is very dehydrating, so make sure you drink loads before you get on, during the flight and even after you land. And remember, you can always ask the staff on the plane to refill your bottle with filtered water. For extra hydration, take some electrolytes with you such as Essential Electrolytes by NutriBiotics or the amazing Oxygen supplement CellFood.
Take Essential Oils
It’s best to avoid toxic perfumes and sprays at all times but even more so whilst you are in a confined space. You can use good quality essential oils instead. Try lavender to help you fall asleep and peppermint to invigorate and wake you up once you land at your destination.
Use An Eye Mask
This is a non-negotiable if you’re going long haul. You want to try and get as much sleep as you possibly can to avoid jet lag, and using an eye mask will help with this enormously. Take your own though because the freebies on the plane are oh-so-toxic. This is the one I have.
Like animal products, alcohol is very contracting. Avoid the booze trolley, and load up on filtered water and herbal teas instead. Hot tip… Take a selection of organic herbal teas and ask the staff to bring you a cup of hot filtered water.
Meditation calms the mind and the body. Try practicing while you’re in the air — whether that means listening to one of my guided meditations in your headphones, focusing on a mantra, or simply tuning into your breath. Do it for as long and as often as you can and really soak up the opportunity to get some deep and long medi’s.
Take A Good Book
Use A SomniLight For Reading
The SomniLight is a non blue light reading light that clips onto your book. Although it’s not 100% necessary if you have blue light blocking glasses I still love it and use it every night in bed.
Move Your Body
Get up and move as much as you can. Do some light stretches or yoga poses wherever you can. You want to keep the circulation flowing freely through your body and prevent any joint stiffness or muscle cramps. I love the app Down Dog for yoga.
Reduce Your Exposure To Radiation
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep!
This one is pretty self-explanatory but as much as you can, get some sleep. Despite the long list of movies try and get as much sleep as possible to avoid jet lag.
So there you have it… my top tips to help with your next trip (you may want to bookmark this page).
Now I would love to hear from you. Do you have any helpful flying tips of your own? Please share in the comments below and together let’s create an epic long list we can always refer back to.
Thank you for being so awesome and helpful as always in the comments. You rock!