Yes, you can feel great all day long just by living in tune with the nature’s cycles. It is the only way to keep your body and soul energetic. If you are looking forward to align your system with the cycles of nature, Ayurveda recommends a routine which has to be followed on regular basis. Starting from the morning to the nighttime, this routine or better called as dinacharya, includes simple practices which are essential and easy for a healthy life ahead.
Read on the details here:
Starting Your Day:
As stated earlier that the routine is attuned to the rising and setting of the sun, you need to arise with the sunrise. It is a must do thing to keep in perfect synchronization with the natural clock. Being the most ideal time to let the body cells soak in the strength from the sun, it helps you feel charged throughout the day. You can add up drinking a glass of lukewarm water to this. Doing so you can flush out all the toxins accumulated overnight.
Attention To The Natural Urges:
Here you need to learn that the last portion of the night is ruled by vata. This means it includes the process of elimination and there can be nothing better than dawn. Remember, proper elimination is highly essential. It helps getting rid of kapha which naturally accumulates overnight. Generally, defecation once or twice a day is perfect. But immediately after a meal is not a good idea.
Along this, it is advised to examine your eliminations regularly. Each morning you need to notice it and if any disturbance is observed, you need to look for preventions. This can be a simple and efficient step to keep your body systems in correct form and diseases at bay. Make sure you don’t suppress the natural physical urges inclusive of elimination, sneezing, yawning, hunger, thirst, sleep, vomiting, flatus and ejaculation. If you do so, it can lead to greater discomfort and ailments.
Concern For Cleanliness:
After you are done with the first two activities, it is time for a bath, or better say to make your body clean. For this, a thorough washing of the mouth, eyes, nose, limbs, face, etc. is required. You can initiate with a bath in clean water. This will be accompanied by:
- Brushing: For appropriate care of your teeth, it needs to be repeated after every meal.
- Scraping: Daily you need to scrape off the toxicated coating of ama from the tongue.
- Gargling: For this you can a pinch of salt and turmeric to water. It simply keeps your gums, mouth and throat healthy.
Besides, it is important to clean your nose and ears. You must wash your eyes with warm water. Perfumes can be used in moderate quantity and feel good.
Well you know it, how vital and beneficial it is for your health. But do you really implement it in your life? If not, then ayurveda suggests adding it to your routine. You can do it either way, active or passive. Swimming, jogging, walking, yoga, etc. are some of the excellent active options. While these will help increasing the body's stamina, it boosts the resistance to disease. Other benefits include promoting circulation, assistance in clearing all channels, waste disposal, and destroying fat. Now it will depend on your age and body type, which exercise pattern is more suitable for you. According to ayurveda, kaphas should go for heavy exercises, moderate exercises are suggested for pittas and vatas need to look for different forms of yoga.
Make Meditation A Habit:
This can be your ideal remedy to remove stress and strain. So, add it to your must do list from today itself. Best time can be just after a quick bath. However, you can do it any time of the day. It will help nourishing your soul and mind. Benefits like mental hunger, longevity, control of desire, and immortality comes along.
Basically, these rituals are designed to keep you focused and calm. For the next phase of activities, you need to be little patient and wait for the next blog. Meanwhile, follow these and stay healthy!