DAILY ROUTINE ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA
In a modern, constantly rushing and overworking society, many people have already forgotten the importance and significance of a proper and balanced regime. Rarely do we think that what time we go to bed and what time we wake up, what routine we create and how we spend the day – can determine our
health in the future.
In Sanskrit, the daily routine is called dinacharya. According to Ayurveda, dinacharya is an ideal regime that corresponds to the natural cycle. It corresponds to the flow and setting of the sun and the main focus of dinacharya is on the first half of the day.
In Ayurveda, several essential parts of the day are distinguished, of which the routine consists.
A good and pleasant start to the morning – gives a positive note for the whole day and your day’s work.
Therefore, according to dinacharya, get up should be an hour and a half before sunrise.
Early morning is the best time for meditation, affirmations and self-analysis. When the whole world is still asleep, your energy is extremely strong at that particular time, and waking nature strengthens it even more.
MEDITATION AND EXERCISE
Meditate by focusing on your breathing – inhalations and exhalations. Take a deep breath and focus on the moment that is between inhaling and exhaling.
In the morning, it is also advisable to have a walk in the fresh air. It is important to enjoy nature, not listen to music or not have a phone with you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Also, according to Ayurveda, it is advisable to exercise at least briefly in the morning, but exercise should be easy to awaken the body without stress. You can do several yoga asanas or stretching exercises for each part of your body.
After exercise, rub your body with natural oils (sesame, cherry stones, avocado), massage your body slowly, without rushing, you can listen to your favorite music while doing that. Then go under a hot shower to warm the oil up so it can be absorbed better into the body.
After these morning rituals, you can start your day.
According to Ayurveda, digestion works best between 12-13 (12-1pm) hour, at which time it is advisable to eat lunch. It is recommended to eat the longest digestible food during lunch, and it is advisable to take at least a short walk after the food to get better digestion. By no means go to bed in the afternoon after lunch.
Dinner should be eaten between 6 pm and 7 pm, importantly not later than 3 hours before bedtime. For dinner, it is also advisable to eat much lighter food than you ate for lunch. As in the afternoon, it is advisable to take a walk after dinner.
It is best to go to sleep from 10 pm to 10:30 pm. in the evening. Do not use electronic devices before going to bed, and do not read books for at least an hour before going to bed. The head must be clean.