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As I settle into the pace of the jungle, I’d like to share with you some things that keep me grounded, sane and centered my when I’m on the road. There are many. These stand out right now. Here’s 3 quick tips and pointers for you to try on for size. Maybe they will help you too!
1. No coffee. I know I know. That’s such a yoga teacher thing to say. I’m not saying don’t ever drink coffee. I love coffee. But, I notice a drastic difference when I stay away from it while on the road. Especially when shifting timezones. Your greatest asset is healthy, regulated and steady energy when your surroundings are in fluctuation. Caffeine provides a quick jolt of unnatural energy that can disrupt your nervous system in a big way–especially when traveling. Try it–let me know how it goes! For me, it’s a huge help.
2. Astragalus Tincture. A few herbalist friends turned me onto this amazing root recently and it has been a trusty ally for me ever since. I’m not an herbalist so I won’t claim to be qualified to “prescribe” any medicinal plants. So this is my disclaimer. Do your own research and make your own decision. As far as I know astragalus is pretty awesome all around. It is a tissue builder, nervous system toner and adrenal support. This is the one I’ve been using. I don’t leave home with out it! Astragalus Glycerite by Eclectic Institute. (If you’d like more referrals and info about herbalism please contact me directly and I can send you to a great herbalist friend of mine.)
3. Calming Tea. Oh how my life has changed for the better since I started drinking relaxing herbs. I truly can’t convey how much respect I have for plants that ground and center me. Truly a gift from the universe. I suggest definitely drinking some night time tea before bed (I usually do 2-3 tea bags) but I also find myself brewing a big batch and filling my water bottle with it so I can sip this calming nectar throughout the day. There’s lots of good ones on the market, I personally love Yogi Teas (Kava Stress Relief is great) and Traditional Medicinals (I love Nighty Night.)