Ayurveda, which means “The Science Of Life,” when translated in Sanskrit, provides many enlightening answers to live your life healthily and minimally. It helps us attain peace by incorporating healthy habits at the home, office, etc., and channelizing our spirit to the right path. Likewise, a few simple daily routines according to Ayurveda help your life get on the correct track of living healthily and fit.
The “Circle of Life” means everything in nature moves cyclically, whether physical, mental, behavioral cycles, or maybe a day and night cycle, from winter through spring. Similarly, there’s a way that you should live your daily life by – a daily routine, a cycle of things that must go right for your health to be on track. This article will help you to get back on track with your health issues. Here are a few daily routine tips which will benefit you in many ways.
Simple Daily Routines According To Ayurveda
1. Wake Up Early And Sleep On Time
Waking up early and sleeping on time have always benefited our body profoundly. Medical texts recommend one must get in bed early before 11 pm and wake up before 6 am. It helps you balance the Kapha Dosha (controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system) in the morning and Vata Dosha (controls your mind, blood flow, heart function, locomotion, inhalation, and exhalation) in the evening.
2. Removing The Toxins
One must have a habit of urinating after rising and evacuate. These are mentioned as “Adharniya Veg” (something which should not be collected in the body and thrown immediately out of the body). In Ayurveda, it merely means unstoppable urges. One should never control these urges. The body’s detoxification is vital to remove harmful chemicals and toxins that might disrupt your body’s functions. There are healthy detox drink recipes you can drink in the morning.
3. Scrapping And Gargling
The “Kapha toxins” are generated during the digestion procedure and get settled on the tongue. Therefore, use a scraper moving from back to front. Gargling, known as “Gandush,” which is to be done daily with mild dravyas (fluids) like milk or honey and water or lukewarm water, will also do good to the body. Do these two things every morning to remove toxins from your mouth.
4. Muscle Stretching And Massage
“Vyayama and Abhyanga” are two terms used for exercise and massage Abhyanga. According to a survey, one must exercise at least 20 minutes a day. Exercise is as important as eating healthy foods to maintain your body.
Self-massage with warm oil tones your skin and muscles while calming your mind and nervous system; it helps soothe the entire nervous system. Self-massage is a great way to cure your skin. Moreover, it results in increased circulation, detoxification, and stimulation of nerve endings. Massage also keeps your skin healthy.
5. Have Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
According to Ayurveda, your meals should be “shadrasatmak.” It means everyday meal must include all the six rasas. They include,
- madhur (sweet)
- lavan (salt)
- amala (sour)
- katu (bitter)
- tikth (spicy)
- kashay (astringent)
One must have a heavy breakfast as it is the first meal of the day and heavy enough! The afternoon meal should be average like not so heavy and not so light. If your lunch is heavy, all the blood is concentrated, and you feel sleepy and tired. Dinner includes a light meal; it is easier to digest and avoids midnight disorders like cardiac arrest, angina pectoris, etc.
Avoid junk food items like pizza, burgers, etc. They are hard to digest and may lead to the symptoms, such as hard stools, bleeding in stools, etc.
People often forget to include fruits in their diet. “Madhuraras atmak”(sweet) meals are easy to digest, and fruits are usually rich in Madhur Ras (sweet). Hence, it can be included in breakfast or dinner.
By following these simple routines according to Ayurveda, one can easily adopt a healthy lifestyle without any effort.