Ayurvedic practices and routines can be overwhelming at the beginning. Ayurveda teaches us that true health is our birthright―and that by artfully adapting to the rhythms of nature, we can bring ourselves back into balance and experience optimal well-being. The decision to change your way of life, transitioning to the completely new Ayurvedic lifestyle, must be fully understood and wanted so you can move easily through the change. There is no need to lie to ourselves, if you have had an unhealthy lifestyle up to now, if you spent too much time working, exercised your harmful habits, if you haven’t thought about the consequences of your actions, then the rapid shifting from your familiar way of life to the completely different Ayurvedic approach will seem to be a very difficult task.
According to Ayurveda, the best thing people can do for themselves is to live in harmony with nature, balancing their inner nature and adapting to the constantly changing environment.
Ayurveda, the science/way of life encourages us to follow a healthy routine dinacharya, waking up in the morning until going to bed. How beautiful is this science that explains every matter of life?
❁ Morning rise – Ayurveda insists to awake at least 1 hr before sunrise. The pineal gland is best active during the early morning & helps to maintain the metabolic rhythm
❁ After waking up, Lukewarm water in a copper vessel, or simply drink 1 glass of warm water. This stimulates brain function, raises energy levels & eliminates the toxins from the body
❁ When you get nature’s call, do not suppress your bowel movements. Regular evacuation of poop is an important part of good bowel health.
❁ After discarding the waste from the body, Brush your teeth with homemade herbal toothpaste or Triphala powder
❁ It is then followed by tongue scraping. These improve digestion as well as removes coating in the tongue
❁ Gargling with honey or medicated oils/sesame oil /milk/ will prevent mouth ulcers, improve the teeth & gums, also brightens your face
❁ Mouth wash, Kavala is also advised using medicated waters well as oils. It also cures tooth decay, bleeding gums, cracked lips, etc
❁ Applying collyriums /herbal medicated eye ointments prepared of berries prevents all of eye ailments
❁ Herbal smoking- It is interesting to see medicinal smoking is given so much importance in Ayurveda
Cigars are made from medicinal plants & it’s dipped in ghee. The fumes from the lighted cigars are inhaled through 2 nostrils as well as mouth. You feel relaxed & energetic
❁ Nasya is done hereafter. It is the application of medicated oil/ghee through nostrils. It is a ?brain tonic
❁ Exercise is always mandatory for the preservation of health. Ayurveda insists that after a perfect exercise, you will feel lightness, as well as a state of mental relaxation
❁ Oil massage, Abhyanga (herbal oil massage) is very important for sound sleep, improving vision, hearing, & every nervous function. It is antiaging & keeps you enthusiastic
❁ Taking a bath is so refreshing & relieves all stress, what do you say?
❁ Food time: Enjoy a light and full of prana breakfast followed by a herbal