Last weekend, my colleagues and I decided to go on a random trip to Istanbul. Turkey is one of the few countries us Lebanese don’t need a visa to, that is close and has so much history to explore. So 4 ladies set out to tour the streets of Istanbul – needless to say, it turned out to be one of the funnest trips of my life.
The biggest issue with traveling though, is that it takes a toll on our bodies and particularly our digestive system. There are lots of tips on how to stay healthy when on vacation and still enjoy your time. I’ve discussed a few in this post from my trip to Italy, and a friend blogger has some mentioned in her post on the blog Health and Horizons.
One thing that was a great help on this trip was yoga – especially after hours of walking carrying heavy bags and eating all sorts of new spicy food (as is obvious from the pics above!). In this post I’m going to share some yoga-inspired poses that can help keep your body stretched and supports a healthy digestive system especially when trying out new cuisines.
This video shows some of the most basic moves that can be done right after or during an airplane flight:
Remember to keep taking deep breaths, and maybe even trying to hold the pose for a bit to really get a good stretch.
A few other simple moves that can be done early in the morning to aid digestion are:
*more poses here.
If you feel like these helped, I recommend downloading “Office Yoga” app that contains how-to and images on some basic yoga poses to relieve the stresses of sitting behind a desk all day. Please follow up with a physician or a restorative yoga instructor if you have any injuries.
Safe travels and healthy living!