Healing QA: How Do I Avoid Getting A Cold On A Plane?
07/05/2012 | 04:22 PM
by Veria Living Expert: Yogi Cameron
What precautions can I take when flying to prevent myself from catching a cold on the plane?
As your question already suggests, we often get sick after flying on a plane. Airplane travel exposes us to a number of different issues that can have a negative impact on our health, but breathing in recycled air is absolutely at the top of the list of offenders. Other factors include the imbalances that come from getting dried up and constipated from all of the movement that comes with travel as well as disrupted sleep as a result of changing time zones. Here are 4 tips to help safeguard your journey.
- Wear a mask. When I travel on a plane, I often take a cloth-based mask that covers my mouth and nose and wear it much like a doctor does when conducting surgery. I rub a small amount of sandalwood powder on the inside of the mask, which has purifying properties. Though it sometimes earns me some odd glances from my fellow passengers, doing this acts as a filtration system for the recycled air and prevents me from breathing in its toxins.
- Have ghee, will travel. I also always take a container of ghee with me wherever I go, and -- along with also earning me odd glances -- take it either with some vegetables, some warm milk, or some other balancing substance to ensure that my insides remain moisturized and I continue to have regular bowel movements.
- Breath. Though I place tremendous importance on breathing fully and slowly all day and every day, I make sure that I spend some time in silence breathing so as to help myself relax into as restful a sleep as I can find -- no matter how jet-lagged I may be.
- Eat less. Above all other things, eating smaller amounts of food and avoiding late-night eating will always reduce the incidence of illness no matter how much or how little you travel. When you give your body less to digest, it has far more energy to fight off all of the germs that you encounter on the plane and everywhere else.
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