Revision for “Dinacharya” created on January 28, 2013 @ 23:31:57
Dinacharya is the Sanskrit word for <b>daily routine</b>, ‘Din’ means day and ‘charya’ means to follow or close to. The daily routine recommends good hygiene, moderate exercise, healthy diet, efficient elimination of wastes and a positive mental outlook. Ayurveda states that in order to be optimally healthy we should tune our bodies to nature’s master cycle. Every day there are two cycles of change:
From 6am to 6pm and
Within each cycle there are 4 hour periods that are dominated by vata, pitta or kapha energies. We also have vata, pitta and kapha energies within our bodies in various strengths and combinations so it is good if we can prevent activities that aggravate the cycle of vata, pitta, kapha.
Therefore Dinacharya is basically an ideal daily schedule for us to follow, which analyzes the master cycles of nature and suggests optimal times for carrying out our daily routine.
Taking the above into account the daily routine should look something like this:
Clean your teeth and scrape your tongue, ayurveda considers a coating on your tongue as an indication to toxins in the colon.
Massage your scalp, forehead, temples, hands and feet for five minutes.
Meditate for about 15 minutes.
Eat breakfast consisting of a diet balanced according to your personal requirements.
Take a short walk to aid digestion.
Evening meal, this should be lighter than lunch and should be taken at 7pm.
A short walk to aid digestion after dinner.
Sundown is the time for prayers or meditation it is a special time of balance between night and day and is the best time of the day for reflection.
Before bed open your diary and tick off the work which you have completed, anything which has been left or not completed add to another day. This will help unclutter your mind to allow you a more restful sleep.
Bedtime around 10pm is optimal.
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