Have you ever felt the need for a healthy routine in life?
Yes, most of us do understand and feel the need for a healthy routine and the urge to get healthier and fitter with a worthwhile change in lifestyle. Times have changed so also has daily routine. When we look back to the daily routine in Ayurveda and also that was being followed in the previous centuries, we can find evidence of healthier longer lives. With the advancement in technology, lifestyles have changed and stress has increased. What is Dinacharya or Ayurveda Daily Routine? Ayurveda, as part of advocating Swasthavrutha, the preventive healthy lifestyle has explained in detail the daily routine to be followed by a person from waking up to going to sleep. This routine is called the Dinacharya. Waking up: It is better to wake up before or with the sun between 5:30 and 6 am. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise” is a saying that we’ve been hearing for ages. The brain is fresh and receptive, the mind is fresh, and is the right time to start the day with enough ozone in the atmosphere. You will be active and can have a productive day. Bladder Evacuation: Evacuate the bladder completely by pulling the stomach in
Oral hygiene: It is advised to choose a dental cleaner or toothpaste or powder based on your constitution or Prakruthi. Tongue cleaning is also important to remove the coating and stimulate the taste buds. Do not be rough, be gentle while cleaning the tongue. This practice eliminates bad breath-causing bacteria, detoxifies the oral cavity, and prepares the digestive system by stimulating the taste buds. Oil pulling: Kavalagraha or the practice of swishing oil around the teeth can also help in improving oral hygiene. Massaging the gums is also a practice that helps in increasing circulation Drink a glass of warm water: This practice energizes your organs, helps in shedding toxins from the body, and initiates the digestion process. The metabolic rate increases as well Bowel Evacuation: Well-formed floating stools evacuated without much difficulty is the sign of healthy digestion. The gas also gets evacuated during the process Neti and Nasya: Neti and Nasya are nasal cleansing, moisturizing, and energizing therapies. Abhyanga: Oil Massage: Massage gently the head with oil at room temperature and the body with warm oil. The benefits are hydration and increased circulation Karnapoorana: Massaging the ear with oil helps in reducing dehydration and dryness apart from increasing hearing acuity