Ayurveda promotes quality living by maintaining good health and curing diseases. Dinacharya is one of the ways by which you can achieve the goal of maintaining your health. Ayurvedic texts emphasise the importance of Dinacharya.
Dinacharya is a Sanskrit word that translates to daily routine. It is a way to organize your life, and thereby, remain healthy without medicines and live a long, happy life.
Here are the routines you can make a part of your daily regime.
Wake up early
Wake up 1.5 hours before sunrise (Brahma Muhurta).
Visit the loo
The time before sunrise is Vata Kala and hence, you can instinctively pass bowels during this time (If you have constipation, do take note). Pass urine, empty bowels and clean well.
Clean your face, teeth and tongue
Wash your face with water.
Then face east and brush your teeth. The toothpaste you use should be of pungent, bitter and astringent tastes, and never sweet.
Then, do tongue scraping and later, do oil pulling.
Eyes and nose
Splash your eyes with room temperature water. Then, apply kajal (medicated eyeliner).
Also, instil 2 drops of Anutaila in the nose. Inhale the medicated fumes and exhale through the mouth.
Massage your body with warm sesame oil (good for all body types). Also, massage your head and feet. You can apply a few drops of sesame oil in the ears as well.
If you have excess fat in your body, do a dry powder massage instead of an oil massage.
After body massage, do moderate exercise. Later, take a shower, and have a warm cooked breakfast.
Then, wash your feet and wear protective shoes, and you can go on with your day.
You do not have to start all of these routines in one go, See what suits you the best and start incorporating it slowly into your daily regime.
Importance of Dinacharya
Following Dinacharya helps you to have a balance in your lifestyle as well as your body. It is also beneficial for your overall physical and emotional health.
Dinacharya helps you stay connected with nature. It makes you conscious of your natural surroundings and makes sure that your lifestyle is in harmony with nature.
It helps you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, thereby improving your immunity and protecting you from diseases.
You fall into a routine of timely intake of meals and a balanced diet. This helps improve your appetite and digestion, and effective absorption of nutrients from the food you eat.
Another important benefit of following Dinacharya is that it brings about discipline in your life. You learn to stay organised, and this helps improve your productivity and has a positive effect on other aspects of your life.
Dinacharya includes oil massage and meditation that will have a calming effect on you. It helps absorb positive energy from your surroundings, and release stress from your mind and body. This helps you to remain happy.
Dinacharya also makes sure that you have a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle and promotes longevity.
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