Dinacharya/Daily Morning Routine and Ritucharya /Seasonal Life Routine in Ayurveda works in accordance with your Doshas
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We are a product of Nature, every sunrise ends with a sunset, every season is followed by the other. As times change, our surroundings change, there is a shift of external energies around us for which our bodies need to respond accordingly, for better physical and mental health.
No, this article is not here to bore you with Ayurvedic do’s and don’ts, but rather is your self - help guide to make you understand your bodies and customize your very own daily and seasonal routines for better physical and emotional stability, increasing the sense of belonging to nature.
No particular morning routine or Dinacharya is suitable for every-body. What’s important is the purpose, to get in touch with our inner self and then radiate this energy throughout the day. Yoga asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Prayers, etc. are some of the ways by which we can relax, rejuvenate from our daily stressful lifestyle & connect with nature, bow down to the greater energy and be thankful for our immediate homes - our bodies. Initiate a cleanse & lead on whist living our 9 to 5s or 8 to 11's is it?
Setting up a Dinacharya Routine has numerous benefits like-
- Ideal for Dosha balance
- Keeps us in harmony with nature
- Strengthens Immunity
- Releases stress
- Incorporates Discipline
- Brings Peace
Now let us dive into..
The best tailored daily/seasonal routine depends on Doshic balances i.e. Puruha & Prakruti. Every human has three doshas which work in accordance to the seasons -
Yoga assists in Living in harmony with nature that in turn defines Ritucharya and thus incorporates that the above stated morning practices with respect to the seasons is the best way to start the day.
A rise in Pitta dosha increases heat in the body and causes Inflammation, Acidity, Fever, Diarrhea and makes you feel leads to impulsive behaviour. The great part is you can control the dominant dosha in your body and lead a healthy life. For example, eating foods which cools down the body like citrus fruits, coconuts, chickpeas, quinoa and avoiding spicy foods are some of the diet recommendations. Practising Yoga asanas and swimming are the best combinations of Dinacharya and Ritucharya during Summers.
A dominant Vata Dosha results in flaky dandruff and brittle hair, constipation and bloating and makes one restless. Similarly, keeping our bodies moisturized with Abhyanga massages and eating root vegetables and grounding foods like sweet potato, radish, carrot, beet roots, lentils, pistachios, etc. are essential during late winter and early spring.
People with Vata Dosha should also try eating butter/ghee along with their meal and can even do DIY hydration masks. Include ghee in your day to day to strengthen your organ systems.
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People with a dominant Kapha Dosha face problems like weight gain, fatigue and causes ailments like diabetes and depression. Dry granola and whole grain foods are beneficial with morning meditation for a better dawn everyday, especially in fall and early winters. Foods with Pungent and Bitter taste like lentils, pomegranates, leafy greens, apples are suggested. Avoid heavy and oily food items.
Getting about your Dosha is only the first step towards a Dinacharya routine. It becomes essential to tailor your very own everyday routine based on your doshas. Know your body type and resort to corrective diet and yoga asanas & exercises for most benefits and get to see your best side everyday!
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