Dinacharya and Ritucharya in Ayurveda in accordance with 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?
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The best tailored seasonal routine depends on Doshic balances i.e. Puruha & Prakruti. Every human has three doshas -
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. For example, eating foods which cools down the body like citrus fruits, coconuts, chickpeas, quinoa and avoiding spicy foods, practising Yoga asanas and swimming are the best combinations of Dinacharya and Ritucharya during Summers - Pitta Dosha.
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 - Vata Dosha.
For Kapha Dosha which is fall and early winter, dry granola and whole grain foods are beneficial with morning meditation for a better dawn everyday. Include ghee in your day to day especially in winters to strengthen your organ systems.
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