SMS 006: Raja Ayurveda and Air Travel – A Yogi’s Guide to Flying

spartan mind strength podcast

Topics

  • The three main bio-energies and their ***-ness.
  • How to help them.
  • Vie does not need help. Tim does.
  • Mobility Training before, during and after the flight.
  • The Spartan Squat Pose: https://youtu.be/AIfWysRGJ6k
  • Nutrition before, during and after the flight.
  • Habits before, during and after the flight.
  • The Blue Blockers: https://amzn.to/2x34r75
  • The worst thing you can do for air travel.

Resources

Global Ayurveda Conferences can be found at: https://www.globalayurvedaconferences.com/

Air Beautiful can be found at: http://airbeautiful.com/

Picasso’s Moon can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/picassosmoon/

100-hr Ayurveda for the Mind Course on the island of Aegina, Greece: https://spartanmindstrength.com/ayurveda-for-the-mind-aegina-greece-100-hr-immersion-training/

Global Ayurveda Conference on the Island of Aegina, Greece: https://www.globalayurvedaconferences.com/aegina-conference-page.html

For everything behind the scenes and much more on how to strengthen your mind, join this fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spartanmindstrength/

Raja Ayurveda’s Online Trainings can be found at: https://squareup.com/store/training-courses

Spartan Mind Strength™’s Calendar can be found at: https://spartanmindstrength.com/events/

For YA and AAPNA Registered Instructors

Listen to this episode and earn 2 non-contact CEUs here: https://squareup.com/store/training-courses/item/ayurveda-for-air-travel-continuing-education

with snow shimazu of air beautiful at the global ayurveda conference in atlanta

Gear Mentioned / Used on our Videos & Podcasts

Until next time much, much love from both of us!

And if you liked this, please hit the like button, share, and subscribe if you haven’t already.

Na’maste kala! Which in Greek means: May we all be well!

Audio Transcript

WEBVTT
Kind: captions
Language: en

00:00:08.960 --> 00:00:15.590
The Spartan Mind Strength podcast the
podcast for mental grit and resilience

00:00:15.590 --> 00:00:27.210
hosted by Vie Binga and Tim Ganley -- Hello

00:00:29.450 --> 00:00:36.960
-- this is Vie -- and this is Tim -- and this is
episode 6 of our Spartan mind strength

00:00:36.960 --> 00:00:42.420
podcast -- yes actually our episode
came up yesterday

00:00:42.420 --> 00:00:48.960
we're now on Apple and all of those things -- 
exactly -- we started yesterday so today is

00:00:48.960 --> 00:00:55.769
actually October 1st -- yes happy October --
and tomorrow we're flying to Greece so

00:00:55.769 --> 00:01:02.210
this episode is mainly (there'll be some
tangents -- of course -- and stuff like that) but mainly

00:01:02.210 --> 00:01:09.330
going to be about a raja ayurveda look
at traveling -- stay tuned we'll be right

00:01:09.330 --> 00:01:12.260
back --

00:01:17.170 --> 00:01:23.420
this first part is brought to you by
global ayurveda conference's bringing

00:01:23.420 --> 00:01:28.970
Ayurveda all over the world -- we're going
to be talking mainly about Raja Ayurveda

00:01:28.970 --> 00:01:38.590
and flying but even though flying wasn't
around back when ayurveda was created unless you listen to

00:01:40.510 --> 00:01:52.460
astronaut theorists say there was flying -- ancient astronaut theorists says yes  -- yes but for this talk -- let's assume -- let's assume that

00:01:52.460 --> 00:02:00.650
humans weren't flying so how do you
bring in Ayurveda to something that

00:02:00.650 --> 00:02:07.940
didn't exist because you can't say that
okay they wrote this in the books on how

00:02:07.940 --> 00:02:16.370
ayurveda for traveling exists -- it's the
same thing as ayurveda's view on coffee and

00:02:16.370 --> 00:02:24.230
chocolate you use Ayurveda the way it
was intended which is you use it as a

00:02:24.230 --> 00:02:31.640
framework to analyze different
situations ayurveda gives us the frame

00:02:31.640 --> 00:02:38.180
the framework through the qualities the
20 qualities the five elements the three

00:02:38.180 --> 00:02:44.269
bio energies and -- bio energies are the
other stuff we'll be talking about we'll

00:02:44.269 --> 00:02:49.310
be talking about all of this forever but
quick synopsis of what is a bio energy

00:02:49.310 --> 00:02:54.590
because that's gonna be important for
this right -- exactly very important so Ayurveda

00:02:54.590 --> 00:02:59.300
says that there are three bio
energies first we'll name them and then

00:02:59.300 --> 00:03:09.070
we'll analyze them there is the Vata
Pitta and kapha the vata bioenergy is

00:03:09.070 --> 00:03:15.769
the bioenergy of movement -- the
bioenergy is not something you can see

00:03:15.769 --> 00:03:20.630
necessarily but you feel it
so the vata bio-energy is all about

00:03:20.630 --> 00:03:25.600
movement think the air element has
a lot of movement in it think the space

00:03:25.600 --> 00:03:33.490
element so travel for example has a lot
of that vata bioenergy it's a lot about

00:03:33.490 --> 00:03:42.930
movement the pitta bioenergy is about
transformation think fire think water it

00:03:42.930 --> 00:03:49.150
transforms things mainly fire a little
bit less water and like it would be

00:03:49.150 --> 00:03:55.270
turbulent water and then the kapha bio-energy -- quick question on that so but

00:03:55.270 --> 00:04:00.370
does that fit into here being in st.
Pete and then ending up in Greece is

00:04:00.370 --> 00:04:07.600
that what -- that has a lot of the movement
in it and it has -- transform -- some of the

00:04:07.600 --> 00:04:14.890
transformation because it's it's the
environment has shifted has changed

00:04:14.890 --> 00:04:21.160
there is a lot of transformation going
on that's that's exactly correct I was

00:04:21.160 --> 00:04:28.540
trying to keep it a little bit simpler
but and then kapha is the bio energy of

00:04:28.540 --> 00:04:37.200
stability think calm stable static
water think earth -- where's that in flying --

00:04:37.200 --> 00:04:42.160
there isn't exactly that's why you want
to bring it in

00:04:42.160 --> 00:04:51.430
wow you're on today so the idea is ayurveda
says  okay look at the air travel

00:04:51.430 --> 00:04:55.979
what do you have a lot of you have a lot
of movement and you have a lot of

00:04:55.979 --> 00:05:03.550
transformation and not necessarily good
transformation because another part of

00:05:03.550 --> 00:05:12.720
the transformation is the inflammation
like as in bacteria and viruses too so

00:05:12.720 --> 00:05:19.090
so what do you want to do you want to
bring in a lot of the kapha a lot of the

00:05:19.090 --> 00:05:27.010
stability and the easiest way you're not
gonna like me for this the easiest way

00:05:27.010 --> 00:05:34.450
to do that to bring in the stability
during flying is to fall asleep

00:05:34.450 --> 00:05:41.360
while on the plane -- which I can't do at all -- 
and most people cannot do

00:05:41.360 --> 00:05:50.970
that's why we want to analyze everything
else that you can do -- so Vie can sleep

00:05:50.970 --> 00:05:57.540
because of your parents - I am blessed -- your upbringing your mother was -- she worked for

00:05:57.540 --> 00:06:04.800
several airlines in Greece and we had
free tickets everywhere and -- your father -- and

00:06:04.800 --> 00:06:11.790
my father was the head of the Civil
Aviation Authority and we had access -- so you've lived at the

00:06:11.790 --> 00:06:14.940
airport -- 
exactly exactly I used to go to the

00:06:14.940 --> 00:06:24.360
cockpit during a lot of flights and hang
out with the pilots -- nice -- what because

00:06:24.360 --> 00:06:29.670
tomorrow we leave we head for Greece we
fly out we're flying Emirates so we head

00:06:29.670 --> 00:06:38.730
we leave from Tampa to Newark and we are stuck there for a while -- and then Athens -- and then Athens -- yes so we'll be in Athens like

00:06:38.730 --> 00:06:47.670
Wednesday afternoon local time -- we
started preparing for this travel almost

00:06:47.670 --> 00:06:51.570
a couple weeks ago -- yeah a couple of
weeks ago yes -- because you want to do

00:06:51.570 --> 00:06:57.990
certain things -- you want to prepare ahead
of time you want to start adjusting you

00:06:57.990 --> 00:07:04.320
want to start start helping your bio
energies and there are a lot of things

00:07:04.320 --> 00:07:12.410
you can do in terms of movement in terms
of food and in terms of habits and

00:07:12.410 --> 00:07:21.870
that's what we'll start talking about -- do you like
what you hear the Spartan mind strength

00:07:21.870 --> 00:07:26.370
podcast is available on Apple podcast
and all other popular podcast

00:07:26.370 --> 00:07:31.800
destinations please subscribe today and
consider leaving us a rating and review

00:07:31.800 --> 00:07:36.199
it helps us spread the word and help
others find our content

00:07:36.199 --> 00:07:41.400
don't forget to leave a comment and any
questions you may have Tim and Vie would

00:07:41.400 --> 00:07:46.949
love to hear from you

00:07:47.180 --> 00:07:53.820
and we're back the first thing is
movement a lot of mobility -- mobility

00:07:53.820 --> 00:08:04.200
mobility mobility you want to be doing a
lot of mobility training for a couple of

00:08:04.200 --> 00:08:09.800
weeks before you are going to fly -- Sun
Salutations get-ups -- Sun Salutations

00:08:09.800 --> 00:08:20.700
Spartan get ups -- and wild table rock
pose -- squats lunges -- the peanut butter jar

00:08:20.700 --> 00:08:28.910
thing -- the coconut manna jar -- so lots of
different movements to keep us mobile

00:08:28.910 --> 00:08:35.910
-- exactly because what's going to happen
is you may not have the chance to be

00:08:35.910 --> 00:08:43.440
able to get up and move around as much
while on the airplane -- and then the one that both

00:08:43.440 --> 00:08:51.270
of us hate the most is the standing in
the low low squat to help to -- yes you want

00:08:51.270 --> 00:08:57.450
to put a link on this episode for that
-- sure sure -- yeah it's sitting

00:08:57.450 --> 00:09:02.580
in a low squat -- yeah but you call it
something special isn't it the Spartan

00:09:02.580 --> 00:09:08.490
squat -- yes actually I do call it the
Spartan squat because it is painful in

00:09:08.490 --> 00:09:11.580
every way --
yes and everyone at the studio hated

00:09:11.580 --> 00:09:16.440
that one -- yes -- so it's a great one to do
-- and everybody can do it and they can do

00:09:16.440 --> 00:09:22.260
a modification of it -- that's before -- yes --
now we are at the airport --  so whatever your mobility

00:09:22.260 --> 00:09:28.800
training choice is just go ahead and do
it -- but now we're at the airport we

00:09:28.800 --> 00:09:32.190
do something different -- while at the
airport

00:09:32.190 --> 00:09:39.000
try not to just sit walk around that's
why it's also good to travel light

00:09:39.000 --> 00:09:44.610
because then it gives you the chance to
walk around walk around walk around walk

00:09:44.610 --> 00:09:51.510
around stand just don't sit -- yeah
we're going to Greece for six weeks to

00:09:51.510 --> 00:09:55.650
set up all these trainings pick the
olives all of those things and we're

00:09:55.650 --> 00:10:01.730
bringing three carry-ons for both of us
and that includes all the computer gear -- exactly and

00:10:01.730 --> 00:10:07.279
no checking no checking three carry-ons
and that includes yes all of the

00:10:07.279 --> 00:10:14.480
electronics so you can do it -- it takes a
while but it does work -- it may lead to

00:10:14.480 --> 00:10:23.750
some domestics but it's worth it -- on the
plane -- on the plane um well I sleep

00:10:23.750 --> 00:10:35.600
so I am good -- you should get up and walk -- yeah you should get up and walk just get up and walk like

00:10:35.600 --> 00:10:41.810
every 20 minutes or every half hour just
move around even while sitting see if

00:10:41.810 --> 00:10:47.199
you can sit like cross-legged just
crossing one leg at a time just do

00:10:47.199 --> 00:10:52.819
something  --  point and flex your feet if
that's the only thing you can do while

00:10:52.819 --> 00:10:57.769
you are waiting -- exactly -- stretch like raise your
arms overhead and stretch you know --

00:10:57.769 --> 00:11:00.230
don't hit the people behind you in
front of you or next to you --

00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:04.519
yes stretch your
obliques your sides

00:11:04.519 --> 00:11:14.180
just do something fidgeting even is is
healthy just do that -- when we land --

00:11:14.180 --> 00:11:21.850
-- and when we land again mobility
mobility mobility as much as possible

00:11:21.850 --> 00:11:28.339
and the other thing we try to do we
don't always succeed depends on the

00:11:28.339 --> 00:11:34.730
environment is go out at a park or
something on the beach if you can and

00:11:34.730 --> 00:11:41.689
walk barefoot but that depends on your
environment -- and that's the kaphaness --  and that -- kaphaness that's a word right -- the

00:11:41.689 --> 00:11:49.459
kaphaness oh my goodness I think I will remember that forever -- kaphaness --
that's that's raising

00:11:49.459 --> 00:11:57.589
the good kapha quality that is
giving you grounding that's the best

00:11:57.589 --> 00:12:03.740
thing you can do and not just in terms
of movement the walking but in terms of

00:12:03.740 --> 00:12:11.660
your mitochondria you are bringing in
good gut bacteria but then again when we

00:12:11.660 --> 00:12:18.080
say walk barefoot use common sense
please and only do it if the environment

00:12:18.080 --> 00:12:25.670
is conducive for that otheriwse
your kaphaness will lead into

00:12:25.670 --> 00:12:32.960
bad pittaness because you are gonna pick
up things you don't want to like

00:12:32.960 --> 00:12:39.470
bad bacteria and viruses -- movement is very
important --  movement is very important if

00:12:39.470 --> 00:12:44.410
you haven't gotten the point by now
movement is very important -- number two is

00:12:44.410 --> 00:12:50.510
nutrients what do we eat and not eat
before during and after so let's go with

00:12:50.510 --> 00:12:58.040
before -- okay so there are two things that
are going on here you want to bring as much

00:12:58.040 --> 00:13:06.860
good kapha as possible to keep the vata
at bay so grounding and stability you

00:13:06.860 --> 00:13:13.450
wanna bring in and also you want to
support your immune system against any

00:13:13.450 --> 00:13:22.900
negative pitta
so you want hydration you want good fats

00:13:22.900 --> 00:13:32.390
-- oleation -- oleation and you want nutrients
for your immune system okay hydration

00:13:32.390 --> 00:13:39.110
you want good electrolytes so don't
just think water -- don't think Gatorade

00:13:39.110 --> 00:13:44.540
either -- yeah no my goodness don't think
Gatorade yes thank you for that don't

00:13:44.540 --> 00:13:51.950
think soda so hydration is clean water
filtered water and good electrolytes and

00:13:51.950 --> 00:13:59.960
when we say electrolytes we are talking
Himalayan salt lime or lemon and a

00:13:59.960 --> 00:14:04.850
little bit of good sugar to assist with
that which would be the raw

00:14:04.850 --> 00:14:09.920
unfiltered honey -- as long as you can eat
honey -- as long as you can eat honey -- oh by

00:14:09.920 --> 00:14:16.340
the way attorney thing if -- yes yeah -- 
don't do anything you shouldn't do

00:14:16.340 --> 00:14:20.510
-- full disclaimer don't do anything you
shouldn't be doing or anything a doctor

00:14:20.510 --> 00:14:25.389
a medical 
doctor has told you not to do and so

00:14:25.389 --> 00:14:32.500
good electrolytes and if you cannot do
honey maple syrup organic raw maple

00:14:32.500 --> 00:14:39.550
syrup is the best in terms of good fats
you want your extra virgin coconut oil

00:14:39.550 --> 00:14:45.399
your extra virgin olive oil careful when
you buy olive oils a lot of times they

00:14:45.399 --> 00:14:55.120
have canola oil in them -- and canola oil that's a whole another podcast -- yes that would be a
very long tangent we would have to go on

00:14:55.120 --> 00:15:04.180
so no and since we started no vegetable
oils period and then good grass-fed

00:15:04.180 --> 00:15:13.180
butter good grass-fed ghee good lard if
you can tallow all that and avocados

00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:22.300
if you can if they are in season and we
said hydration we said fat and now the

00:15:22.300 --> 00:15:29.829
immune system to support your immune
system the best thing you can do is have

00:15:29.829 --> 00:15:37.089
bone broth we make our own bone broth
but you can always get good bone broth

00:15:37.089 --> 00:15:43.269
from the store as long as it is
grass-fed -- grass finished --  and grass finished

00:15:43.269 --> 00:15:52.089
and you're usually gonna find it in the
frozen section -- yes -- not in the what

00:15:52.089 --> 00:16:02.319
is the soup regular bad broth section
so that's what you want to do before in

00:16:02.319 --> 00:16:10.839
terms of food --  on the plane ideally 
you -- real quick before we get on the

00:16:10.839 --> 00:16:15.519
plane is we cut out any any dry food
like salads

00:16:15.519 --> 00:16:23.500
-- yep no raw perfect yes no raw food like
salads nuts -- that all feeds the vata --

00:16:23.500 --> 00:16:31.150
that all raises the vata and that's
what you do not want to do and no cold

00:16:31.150 --> 00:16:37.780
no we cut all well we don't drink cold
drinks but if you were to be drinking

00:16:37.780 --> 00:16:42.450
cold drinks you don't wanna have cold drinks -- no ice cream

00:16:42.450 --> 00:16:44.450
and yogurt today -- no

00:16:44.490 --> 00:16:54.370
no you can have it I am not it's not
worth it so and then on the plane again

00:16:54.370 --> 00:17:00.700
we stay away from all the peanuts nuts
pretzels they are dry they have

00:17:00.700 --> 00:17:06.370
vegetable oils in them they are just
terrible -- we actually don't even eat anything -- we don't eat the airplane food

00:17:06.370 --> 00:17:15.130
we do not touch it we do we do time
restricted eating it's not only that you

00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:20.459
stay away from any bad stuff that you
would be putting in your body you also

00:17:20.459 --> 00:17:28.480
through the not eating assist your
mitochondria who creates the energy of

00:17:28.480 --> 00:17:41.220
life and then when we land we go for
great warm home-cooked style food again -- yeah

00:17:41.220 --> 00:17:46.270
when we went to Okinawa they took us to a great
restaurant and we had -- it was the best

00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:55.210
thing ever -- it was pigs feet and some type of -- 
some type -- organ soup -- yeah organ soup it was

00:17:55.210 --> 00:18:02.500
warm and those noodles whatever they
were buckwheat noodle -- yes yes yes --  oh my god it

00:18:02.500 --> 00:18:09.010
was like the best thing you can have after a long flight -- and that really kicks -- and that yeah we

00:18:09.010 --> 00:18:14.980
didn't feel anything we had even way more energy than before leaving -- we

00:18:14.980 --> 00:18:19.570
actually had more energy than some of
the people that were taking us around -- oh

00:18:19.570 --> 00:18:26.350
of course yeah but yeah it was amazing
so home-cooked meal lots of good fat

00:18:26.350 --> 00:18:32.710
lots of good oleation your good
electrolytes and your are set -- that's food --

00:18:32.710 --> 00:18:40.870
that's food -- we'll be right back with
some more stuff -- yay --

00:18:46.870 --> 00:18:48.870
-- and we are back --

00:18:49.029 --> 00:18:55.700
this next section is brought to you by
Snow Shimazu of air beautiful all about

00:18:55.700 --> 00:19:02.149
staying sane while traveling we'll have
the link in the comment section of

00:19:02.149 --> 00:19:13.519
course -- of course -- 
so now we're getting into habits and the -- habits -- habits -- and we're

00:19:13.519 --> 00:19:18.860
going to talk about before during and
after so what do we start doing before

00:19:18.860 --> 00:19:28.220
we start traveling -- time restricted eating
and intermittent fasting what it is

00:19:28.220 --> 00:19:35.210
basically is you eat eat eat and then
you don't eat for anywhere between 12 to

00:19:35.210 --> 00:19:40.460
24 hours
no caloric intake -- and I want to jump in

00:19:40.460 --> 00:19:44.059
real quick because some people that are
listening might say well that that's

00:19:44.059 --> 00:19:51.380
today's fad -- fad exactly -- and it's not a fad this actually
this is what what is the ayurvedic term

00:19:51.380 --> 00:19:57.019
for this --  this is as ayurvedic as they
come it is considered the most important

00:19:57.019 --> 00:20:04.610
practice to address any imbalance and
the Sanskrit word for it is langhana

00:20:04.610 --> 00:20:12.440
and the reason it is so it is the
most important health practice is

00:20:12.440 --> 00:20:21.230
because it helps your ahara rasa which
is considered the input to your rasa

00:20:21.230 --> 00:20:31.730
dhatu in other words it helps clean up
what goes into your body that will feed

00:20:31.730 --> 00:20:40.070
the tissues -- and what that means is -- just
do it -- because because this is thousands

00:20:40.070 --> 00:20:45.080
of years old and it's not a today's fad -- no
it's not -- eating every two to three hours

00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:51.200
is a today's fad because that's only ten
years old twenty years old -- yeah -- it

00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:55.660
doesn't
fit -- yeah -- the way that ayurveda the way

00:20:55.660 --> 00:21:02.200
that Greek medicine had talked about in
the scriptures -- and this is one of the

00:21:02.200 --> 00:21:07.420
things that both systems of medicine
both ayurveda and ancient Greek medicine

00:21:07.420 --> 00:21:13.780
were saying it is the most important
thing you can do for your body is stop

00:21:13.780 --> 00:21:21.370
feeding it all the time -- and we'll get
into fasting a lot because that's one of

00:21:21.370 --> 00:21:27.690
the main things that we like to do so
let's jump though to travel -- so basically what

00:21:27.690 --> 00:21:32.740
exactly so before traveling a couple of
weeks before traveling what you wanna do

00:21:32.740 --> 00:21:40.750
is have your last meal or your last
caloric intake say your glass of wine by

00:21:40.750 --> 00:21:50.140
8 o clock in the evening and then do not
put any calories in your body for at

00:21:50.140 --> 00:21:56.140
least 12 hours which means 8 o clock the
next day that would be 12 hours if you

00:21:56.140 --> 00:22:00.820
want to do 14 hours it would be 10 o
clock so it is really easy to do so

00:22:00.820 --> 00:22:08.560
that's what we do a lot well we
do it all the time -- all the time but we make sure that we follow it --

00:22:08.560 --> 00:22:13.120
exactly -- two weeks before -- and that's why
we mentioned when we are on the plane

00:22:13.120 --> 00:22:19.840
which all together it can be more than
twelve hours we just don't eat and and

00:22:19.840 --> 00:22:25.600
then once we arrive there after the
first couple of days we do it again this

00:22:25.600 --> 00:22:30.550
way you allow your body to cleanse and
rejuvenate

00:22:30.550 --> 00:22:37.420
no caloric intake means you can have
black coffee you can have your tea with

00:22:37.420 --> 00:22:40.540
as long --  but I wouldn't be drinking
black coffee on the plane --

00:22:40.540 --> 00:22:45.370
no no no no no no we do not put
anything in our body that comes from the

00:22:45.370 --> 00:22:53.020
plane except -- sparkling water -- sparkling water which comes out of a sealed bottle because even the water the

00:22:53.020 --> 00:22:59.230
regular water bottles -- can be -- can be -- 
refilled -- yes -- a lot of the planes

00:22:59.230 --> 00:23:03.430
actually refill the water bottles -- exactly -- and then
bring them and that refilling is coming

00:23:03.430 --> 00:23:06.310
from the
tanks which you don't know the last

00:23:06.310 --> 00:23:16.990
time -- exactly --  that was cleaned  -- and you may be putting bad pittaness in your body doing that -- see I created a whole new slang -- yes so that's

00:23:16.990 --> 00:23:21.010
about the time restricted eating and
intermittent fasting -- supplements --

00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:30.220
supplements we like to take activated
coconut charcoal which is again an

00:23:30.220 --> 00:23:36.040
extremely old practice because
charcoal was being used to help people

00:23:36.040 --> 00:23:41.890
get rid of -- poisons -- and -- with that though
you don't want to eat activated charcoal

00:23:41.890 --> 00:23:46.510
with good food -- no because then you're
missing out on everything -- because it's sucking all the

00:23:46.510 --> 00:23:50.650
goodness out of what you just put in
your body we take the activated charcoal

00:23:50.650 --> 00:23:55.600
because we're on the plane breathing in
a whole bunch of stuff -- exactly that's why we

00:23:55.600 --> 00:24:01.900
take it and we take it like on an empty
stomach and -- or if we did eat bad -- or if we did

00:24:01.900 --> 00:24:11.650
eat bad because of whatever -- so that's and then 
krill oil -- krill oil -- we like to take some extra

00:24:11.650 --> 00:24:22.060
krill oil because the omega-3s is exactly
what you need to to pretty much to

00:24:22.060 --> 00:24:28.180
prevent any inflammation omega-3s are
really important because a lot of what

00:24:28.180 --> 00:24:35.560
you're you may be breathing in or eating
or whatever has too many omega sixes and

00:24:35.560 --> 00:24:41.740
again we do wait 12 hours before we put
the krill oil because that is fat -- exactly the

00:24:41.740 --> 00:24:45.820
krill oil is fat and it is considered
calories and you don't want to take

00:24:45.820 --> 00:24:50.770
krill oil together with coconut charcoal
because then you are missing out on all of the benefits -- you just

00:24:50.770 --> 00:25:00.550
spent a whole bunch of money on nothing -- exactly and --  glasses -- glasses blue blockers or

00:25:00.550 --> 00:25:08.920
blue light blockers this is something we
wear a lot when we are inside you know

00:25:08.920 --> 00:25:13.480
bad lighting which is pretty much
everywhere and we don't wear them all

00:25:13.480 --> 00:25:17.659
the time though but on the plane
on the airplane and the

00:25:17.659 --> 00:25:26.840
airports you just have way too many bad
rays hitting you and that's why we like

00:25:26.840 --> 00:25:33.440
to wear the blue blockers and there are
several out there now we have just a

00:25:33.440 --> 00:25:39.169
couple of favorite ones and we'll put
the link in the comment section and they

00:25:39.169 --> 00:25:44.779
I believe also they look really cool so to
me -- if you've ever seen her

00:25:44.779 --> 00:25:48.409
YouTube videos you will know that she
wears them pretty much all the time -- yes --

00:25:48.409 --> 00:25:55.210
next is the socks -- yeah compression socks
and air beautiful has great

00:25:55.210 --> 00:25:59.600
compression socks they are actually -- in fact 
those are the ones we use -- those are the

00:25:59.600 --> 00:26:06.139
ones we use and I didn't know how
great they were until I actually used

00:26:06.139 --> 00:26:11.840
them and we wear them like pretty much
from the moment we leave our place to

00:26:11.840 --> 00:26:19.519
the moment we land -- yep -- and they help they
really do help a lot if you have to just

00:26:19.519 --> 00:26:27.590
sit a lot they they just they just work
-- and then we bring layerings -- layering is

00:26:27.590 --> 00:26:34.009
the most important thing at least for me
in terms of clothing because the

00:26:34.009 --> 00:26:39.710
temperature changes the airport maybe
depending on where you are depending on

00:26:39.710 --> 00:26:46.009
which say lounge you are at -- like right
now it's 98 degrees outside -- yeah -- when we

00:26:46.009 --> 00:26:50.389
hit the airport it'll be 50 degrees -- so
depending on where you are and then on

00:26:50.389 --> 00:26:55.820
the airplane also the temperature
changes so again you want to minimize as

00:26:55.820 --> 00:27:01.490
much of the vataness the movement the
change in temperature you want to

00:27:01.490 --> 00:27:06.559
minimize it you want to help
your body yes when you are

00:27:06.559 --> 00:27:13.970
healthy your body will thermoregulate
on its own but why add an extra stressor

00:27:13.970 --> 00:27:20.210
to your body so layers work great this
way you don't have to carry around

00:27:20.210 --> 00:27:27.139
really thick stuff bulky stuff like
sweaters and things like that so layers

00:27:27.139 --> 00:27:32.179
work great
-- we get we're using patagonia --

00:27:32.179 --> 00:27:38.389
yeah Patagonia's jackets and shirts -- because
they pack up really small so it's very

00:27:38.389 --> 00:27:45.950
easy to carry the rain gear and their jackets we take it
everywhere -- and they look really cool

00:27:45.950 --> 00:27:56.029
they match my sunglasses and then 
lounges -- yes spend the money on being

00:27:56.029 --> 00:28:01.419
able to get into a lounge because when
you're doing like a six hour layover

00:28:01.419 --> 00:28:09.379
man it's nice to be in the lounge
instead of in sitting on a hard --  exactly yes in

00:28:09.379 --> 00:28:16.399
the main area it is it is great it is
worth it so -- in fact sometimes we

00:28:16.399 --> 00:28:20.090
actually even try to get the lay over so
we can go spend the time in the lounge

00:28:20.090 --> 00:28:24.200
-- yeah some of those lounges are pretty
impressive the lounge in athens

00:28:24.200 --> 00:28:30.590
has one of the best dishes of lamb and 
potatoes I've ever had -- and that's going

00:28:30.590 --> 00:28:37.360
from that's going from Athens to --
to London -- to London yes oh my goodness -- excellent

00:28:37.360 --> 00:28:39.080
one of the best lunges I've ever been in

00:28:39.080 --> 00:28:45.139
China's lounge was nice too -- oh yeah it was it was really good -- we were in China for what we had a layover

00:28:45.139 --> 00:28:51.559
14 or 15 hours -- yes -- and so we had to
leave because it was overnight so we had

00:28:51.559 --> 00:28:56.480
to leave the International Airport and
go outside and then we got to come back

00:28:56.480 --> 00:29:02.740
in right when it opened in the morning -- fresh food and everything -- we hit that and their food was excellent

00:29:02.740 --> 00:29:08.330
-- their service -- the people there was beyond wonderful
-- yeah they spent forty five minutes

00:29:08.330 --> 00:29:13.850
trying to help me set up the internet
connection and they didn't complain at

00:29:13.850 --> 00:29:19.610
all -- no -- so if you get into the lounge it
is very simple and it costs us because

00:29:19.610 --> 00:29:33.529
you are you are a - american express priority pass -- priority pass so you're free and I'm sometimes a free pass and sometimes not -- and you are a companion -- I'm a companion

00:29:33.529 --> 00:29:36.780
so the lounge is by far one of the biggest
things that

00:29:36.780 --> 00:29:42.500
makes traveling simple -- yes it adds a lot

00:29:42.500 --> 00:29:50.310
and next is grounding right 
like -- do things that ground you -- do things

00:29:50.310 --> 00:29:56.790
that ground you so when you get there
when you arrive to your destination go

00:29:56.790 --> 00:30:03.510
outside find a clean place and walk
around barefoot if possible otherwise

00:30:03.510 --> 00:30:08.310
just walk around and observe your
surroundings just for a little bit -- and

00:30:08.310 --> 00:30:12.420
if you can't even with that because
sometimes the layovers we can't but

00:30:12.420 --> 00:30:19.410
grounding poses such as one-legged stuff
tree -- one legged balancing poses yes --

00:30:19.410 --> 00:30:25.410
are extremely grounding and you don't
even have to do the whole pose so people

00:30:25.410 --> 00:30:30.540
look at you weird -- yes -- if you want to you can
but just taking one foot off the ground

00:30:30.540 --> 00:30:36.330
will start getting your body back into
being grounded -- exactly so if you can get

00:30:36.330 --> 00:30:41.790
outside and walk around and observe your
surroundings please do that just for a

00:30:41.790 --> 00:30:50.850
couple of minutes and if not then just
the one-legged balancing poses even in

00:30:50.850 --> 00:30:57.090
your tiny hotel room will do wonders 
they are more powerful than you think

00:30:57.090 --> 00:31:02.610
you may think oh that's too easy too
simple simple doesn't mean that it

00:31:02.610 --> 00:31:06.810
doesn't work actually simple is the most
powerful and one of the other things

00:31:06.810 --> 00:31:11.700
that we didn't mention but we start doing right about what two weeks

00:31:11.700 --> 00:31:19.140
out is no inversions -- oh yes no
inversions no --  before during and after

00:31:19.140 --> 00:31:26.670
-- yes because inversions are the worst
thing you can do for your vata and pitta

00:31:26.670 --> 00:31:33.780
bioenergies it will aggravate the heck out
of them so that means no head stands no

00:31:33.780 --> 00:31:41.580
arm balancing inversions not holding
down dogs not holding standing forward

00:31:41.580 --> 00:31:45.060
folds
none of that anything that brings the

00:31:45.060 --> 00:31:51.410
head below the heart is considered an
inversion and it's the worst thing you can

00:31:51.410 --> 00:31:56.990
do for your vata and pitta bioenergies and you won't know it until

00:31:56.990 --> 00:32:03.800
it is way too late -- yeah because it's a very
subtle -- it is a very very subtle energy

00:32:03.800 --> 00:32:09.800
that it brings in so the imbalance is
going to take a while to manifest in a

00:32:09.800 --> 00:32:15.590
way that you can realize it because what
happens is we do not realize how screwed

00:32:15.590 --> 00:32:20.770
up we are while we are screwing
ourselves up -- very good

00:32:20.770 --> 00:32:26.720
so snow actually talks about two other
things that I want to hit real quick - yes -- and

00:32:26.720 --> 00:32:30.620
you might have a couple things too but
two things that I really want to talk

00:32:30.620 --> 00:32:39.110
about is she brings throwaway shoes -- yes -- so
when you take your shoes off on the

00:32:39.110 --> 00:32:43.430
plane you slide them in so you're not
picking up all that junk on the ground

00:32:43.430 --> 00:32:47.690
while you're walking around while you're
walking to the bathroom so she brings

00:32:47.690 --> 00:32:58.460
extra like slippers throwaway slippers -- or thick socks -- no throwaway slippers she
does not bring extra socks because

00:32:58.460 --> 00:33:03.980
that's going over top of your socks you
are wearing then the other thing she brings

00:33:03.980 --> 00:33:12.560
she mentions is to when you flush the
toilet -- make sure the lid is down the lid

00:33:12.560 --> 00:33:18.020
that covers the toilet make sure
it is down so all of those bacteria

00:33:18.020 --> 00:33:22.790
really nasty bacteria are not flying
around in the air while you are in there

00:33:22.790 --> 00:33:27.470
breathing them in and she actually
created a course I believe on things

00:33:27.470 --> 00:33:34.960
that you can do on the plane -- yes yes yes yes and
all that will be on her website -- yes -- and

00:33:34.960 --> 00:33:40.820
the other thing is that it's a good
practice unless it gets you into trouble

00:33:40.820 --> 00:33:47.450
with your neighbors is to cover the
shades -- yep -- to shut the shutters on the

00:33:47.450 --> 00:33:54.680
airplane windows so you don't have all
that form of radiation coming in but

00:33:54.680 --> 00:33:58.710
only do that if it doesn't cause any
trouble -- yep --

00:33:58.710 --> 00:34:03.270
you don't want things like that on the
plane -- so we are heading to Greece

00:34:03.270 --> 00:34:08.879
tomorrow -- oh and then the other thing is
please be nice to the people working on

00:34:08.879 --> 00:34:14.159
the airplane it is they have a very very
hard job they have an extremely vata

00:34:14.159 --> 00:34:20.970
and pitta deranging job and you wanna
you wanna show that you respect what

00:34:20.970 --> 00:34:29.460
they do so please be nice to them -- give
them a tip even --  yeah -- so thank them -- we

00:34:29.460 --> 00:34:35.369
leave tomorrow -- yes -- we fly out
we're heading into Greece we're going to

00:34:35.369 --> 00:34:37.649
be hitting the ground moving very
quickly

00:34:37.649 --> 00:34:43.050
we go to we have to deal with some
paperwork right when we get there and

00:34:43.050 --> 00:34:47.849
then we're heading to South Greece to
pick olives -- to start picking olives -- from there

00:34:47.849 --> 00:34:54.659
we have to not have to we get to go to
the island of -- Aegina and prepare -- we're setting

00:34:54.659 --> 00:34:58.470
up three different trainings yes the
first one is going to be with Deborah

00:34:58.470 --> 00:35:06.240
-- Deborah Lamber of Picasso's moon -- and
she's creating a this is very cool she's

00:35:06.240 --> 00:35:10.099
bringing a group of people and I don't
know she might actually already be full

00:35:10.099 --> 00:35:18.920
but she's bringing at over 20 people -- yes --
to the island to teach knitting and

00:35:18.920 --> 00:35:25.950
meditation and it's it's even more than
that she's given them -- it is using

00:35:25.950 --> 00:35:33.210
fiber and it is a very very
traditional form of knitting what she's

00:35:33.210 --> 00:35:38.760
doing and you can figure it all out
through her Instagram account -- yes -- and

00:35:38.760 --> 00:35:43.710
that's Picasso's moon -- Picasso's moon yes -- 
next is right after we get done with

00:35:43.710 --> 00:35:50.490
that group we're then going to do a
hundred hour -- a 100 hour Ayurveda for the

00:35:50.490 --> 00:35:57.180
mind course which is it's actually a
hundred hour course that involves online

00:35:57.180 --> 00:36:02.599
preparatory training in-person training
on the island of Aegina and then post

00:36:02.599 --> 00:36:07.290
practicum that's actually the most
important part on how you can use

00:36:07.290 --> 00:36:15.640
everything you learn for your own
and with your clients --and then after that is a

00:36:15.640 --> 00:36:23.390
three to five day conference with AAPNA -- 
yep global ayurveda conference co-hosted

00:36:23.390 --> 00:36:29.390
with AAPNA the association of Ayurvedic
professionals of North America and we

00:36:29.390 --> 00:36:36.710
are going to have Ayurvedic doctors from
all over the world -- we know already that India Canada

00:36:36.710 --> 00:36:45.980
US -- UK -- UK possibly Holland -- Pakistan -- Pakistan 
so we're gonna have this awesome awesome

00:36:45.980 --> 00:36:50.990
group of individuals that they
specialize in ayurveda giving a

00:36:50.990 --> 00:36:55.910
conference on that island -- yes -- and what's
cool about that island is in Greek

00:36:55.910 --> 00:37:04.240
Apollo is the one who brought medicine
to the world today -- yes -- so and there's this

00:37:04.240 --> 00:37:11.030
one of the oldest -- the temple one of the
oldest temples -- is right there on the

00:37:11.030 --> 00:37:17.210
island and we can look at it while the
conference is going -- yes so talk about

00:37:17.210 --> 00:37:24.410
talk about an amazing place for 
such a conference and if you

00:37:24.410 --> 00:37:31.910
decide you ever want to travel or
if you do travel Aegina Greece is one of the greatest -- Aegina is the best one of the

00:37:31.910 --> 00:37:41.840
best islands you haven't heard of yet --
yes okay anything else -- that's it --  so -- next time --

00:37:41.840 --> 00:37:49.040
we will be either doing this in Greece
we might be doing this in -- Newark

00:37:49.040 --> 00:37:54.980
Newark -- it depends -- but will be on the road
thank you so much -- much much love from

00:37:54.980 --> 00:38:01.540
both of us namaste kala may we all be
well

00:38:02.890 --> 00:38:08.900
if you found today's show helpful please
give us a rating a review or both and

00:38:08.900 --> 00:38:12.020
subscribe to the podcast and never miss
an episode

00:38:12.020 --> 00:38:21.020
as always namaste Kalaa which in greek
means may we all be well this program

00:38:21.020 --> 00:38:26.079
copyright true fitness incorporated all
rights reserved

Our books…

About Vie Binga

About Tim Ganley

Train With Us!


Our Blog

Print this pageEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on RedditShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Digg thisShare on StumbleUpon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *