Some of the best parts of traveling—seeing new terrain by plane, train, bus, or car; changing your diet in order to try new foods from different cultural cuisines, and living in an entirely new place (possibly unsure of where you'll find your next pit stop) are unfortunately also some of the things that can leave you with a clogged digestive system while you're away.
The gut is sometimes referred to as the "second brain," or the enteric nervous system, which is said to be in control of your gut independently of your brain. Your tummy can tell when you're away from home, and if that creates constipation and bloating, soon you can start to feel increased stress and depression too.
I'm sure that's not the way you want to spend your vacation! If you already practice yoga regularly, you're probably familiar with the digestive benefits of poses like happy baby and twists. These poses, as well as the ones listed below, become even more important when you're traveling. A combination of the right yoga moves along with plenty of fiber and water are key to keeping your gut healthy and happy throughout your vacation.
Start with these four moves before and during your travels to help keep you flowing while you're traveling. For best results, do them an hour or two after a big meal.