Ayurveda is the ancient Indian art of healing. The goal of Ayurveda is to achieve wellness and balance both inside and out. As we move through summer, wellness and self-care take center stage. A lot of us are also trying to get away this summer to experience some of our own personal wellness.
Vacation, while soothing for the soul, can be disorienting to the body. You may find yourself straying from your normal healthy routines—and exposing your body to extreme climates. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer in the process. Here are some Ayurvedic tips from Aveda for staying balanced at home or on the road:
Drink more (boiled) water: Drinking hot water in the morning before anything else passes your lips is an ancient Ayurvedic healing technique believed to help your body metabolize food from the previous day.
Be consistent with meal and bedtimes: The more predictable things are for your body, the easier it will acclimate to the newness of your environment on vacation (and potentially to your new time zone).
Get up before sunrise: When you get up before the sun, you bring the energy of lightness to your day. If you get up later, you bring in the energy of lethargy and it will stay with you all day long. Plus, getting up early gives you more time to sightsee and have new adventures!
Don’t forget your skincare routine: Since you’ll probably be outside more on vacation, it’s crucial that you use daily sun protection. Aveda’s Daily Light Guard has SPF 30 and uses minerals and plant derived antioxidants to fight sun rays and free radicals for a totally natural protection. This should be the last step of your skin care routine right after Aveda’s Tulasāra™ Renew Morning Creme, because peeling skin and sunspots are not good souvenirs.
Alankara in Old Town La Quinta, is an Aveda Lifestyle salon. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art of healing, is the science that powers Aveda products. 78100 Main Street 760-777-8188