Ayurveda Daily Health Routine -Dinacharya
The benefits of following a daily routine are manifold, any routine that is adhered to instills stability and calmness and reliability within your life. The subtler aspects of mind and body are nurtured by this reliability. Harmony in your life ensues and harmony creates a calm mind and a healthy body.
The benefits are to your mind and your body, as the mind is usually the reason we have an illness. A calm mind will benefit your Vata related illnesses which means you will suffer a lot less ill effects of stress and will be more on form and adaptable to life’s challenges. Benefits of a daily routine
- Stress will be managed in a positive way and become a motivator instead of destroying your immunity and aging you.
- Lower chance of blood pressure-related problems, and if you already have hypertension it will ease the symptoms and eventually it is most likely you can go off the medications.
- Lower incidence of type 2 diabetes, it can even reverse insulin resistance.
- A calmer disposition
- Supreme health
- Longevity/anti-aging benefits
So what should a daily routine in harmony with Ayurveda be? Well luckily this is well documented in Ayurveda and it is called Dinacharya.. here’s the basic formula!
- Wake up before sunrise (at least 30 mins) remember the old adage, “early to bed early to rise makes a person healthy wealthy and wise” this benefits longevity through helping you sleep better. a. Do not jump out of bed, a good practice is to focus on your hands or a devotional image, and then become aware of your body, focus your awareness and “feel” it. This helps to bring your consciousness fully into your day b. A useful exercise for your memory lay in bed and try to recall all the events of the day before from sunrise to you waking. This improves the memory and intellect(makes it keen)
- Perform morning ablutions this helps get rid of the toxic load in your body, if you battle it is advisable to take Triphala in the evening before or upon waking(at 5 am) this will gently assist you in going to the toilet, without any side effect or dependency whilst nourishing your whole system, Triphala, in fact, is a Rasayana(or longevity tonic)
- Clean the tongue use either a tongue scraper or a tablespoon, this serves 2 purposes it detoxifies your system of the “fur” which accumulates there and the tongue is like the foot in reflexology, every organ in the body is represented by marma points(acupressure points) so scraping the tongue is giving your internal organs a quick “balancing tune-up or tonic”.
- Take a Bath and oil the body this is very good practice for longevity, oiling the body assists it in lymph drainage and circulation of the plasma and lymph all over the body, a dual detox and nutritive effect it also keeps you from getting wrinkles and slows aging significantly. A good oil is Sesame for all constitutions but especially good for anti-aging, Pitta constitution may prefer sunflower oil, Kapha may prefer corn oil. Other benefits from oiling the body are because in essence its an opportunity to and connect with the body and appreciate it, a massage, enjoy! Bathe after the oil self-massage.
- Exercise in the early morning is the best time to exercise as it is the time, a 30 walk is very good, and if you can fit the time do some yoga poses or tai chi/qigong all of these activities benefit your health and longevity and lower your stress and balance your blood pressure.
- Meditate for about 15-30 mins meditation helps you to get a very calm and balanced mind, which is an extremely good antidote to all the stress of a modern lifestyle and modern pace of life. It has become a requirement for peace of mind.
After this, you can go about your daily business but always be mindful to try and help others and have a compassionate heart.
Based on the qualities of the five senses’ perceptive functions, Ayurveda has brought out a system of classification. You can identify the properties and nature of a thing or a substance with the help of Gurvadi Guna, a collection of ten braces of opposite attributes. Every attribute has a specific or particular action corresponded to it. There are twenty Gurvadi Gunas, and they are:
- Laghutva or lightness
- Shitatva or coldness
- Ushnatva or hotness
- Snigdha or soothing
- Ruksha or dryness
- Mandatva or dullness
- Tikshnatva or sharpness
- Sthiratva or immobility
- Saratva or mobility
- Mrudutva or softness
- Kathinatva or hardness
- Vishadatva or clearness
- Pichhitatva or sliminess
- Shlakshanatva or smoothness
- Kharatva or roughness
- Sukshmatva or minuteness
- Shortva or bulkiness
- Sandratva or solidity
- Dravatva or fluidity
The details and descriptions of Gurvadi Gunas are given below:
Guna means property or quality. To make things lighter, elements like fire, space, and air are responsible. The property that makes it possible is called light. To suppress the Kapha dosha, and aggravate the Vata dosha, this guna would be appropriate. This guna purifies the channels and aggravates the Agni or appetizer. To develop joy and vigor in our body, this guna is needed.
Guna is In Need to Reduce Warmth
To decrease the warmth and increase the coldness, this guna is necessary. The water element, Madhur rasa or sweetness, Tikta rasa or bitterness, and kashaya rasa are responsible for this guna. The syncope, thirst or Trishna, and Daaha or burning sensation can be cured by this guna. The main function is to increase immunity and strength.
Opposite of Shitaguna, Agni or fire element, Lavan Rasa or salt taste, and Katu rasa (chilly taste) take the responsibility of this guna. Apart from curing syncope, thirst, and burning sensation, it can be used for sweating and metabolizing Rasa, Raktha, and Datu.
Known as love, it is responsible for clinging, and the main guna of water. It also develops smoothness and softness. You can find this in sweet, sour and salty Rasas. Its main function is developing strength, softening, strengthening, and suppresses the Vata dosha in the body.
To generate dryness, roughness, and hardness in the body and to absorb this guna is needed. It increases Vata dosha and decreases Kapha dosha, and is found in the earth and air elements, and in pungent smell, bitter taste, and alum taste.
Guna Can Increase Kapha Dosha dan Decrease Pitta Dosha
Responsible for developing dullness, retardation, weak action, and so on due to excess of water element. It increases Kapha dosha and decreases pitta dosha.
It increases sharpness, proper functioning like a burn, digest, secrete, and scrape. It is responsible for increasing pitta dosha and decreasing the Kapha dosha. Its main element is fire.
It is found in a sweet taste and earth element. Responsible for stability, hold and obstruction are few important functions.
Responsible for fastness and increase the Vata dosha. Air and fire elements, sour taste, salt taste, and pungent smell are rich in this guna. Breaking the bond and excretion are the main functions of this guna. For evacuation therapy, this guna is the best.
To make the body soft and smooth. This guna aggravates Kapha dosha, prevents burning, suppurating, and for relaxing the body.
The qualities and attributes are present for all the truths present in nature.
Ayurveda Padartha Vidyan
Ayurveda Padartha Vidyan is basically about a natural life of knowledge but it is even a medical subject.
These teachings dictate the criteria and conditions to how and where the Padarth can be used as natural herbal medicine.
It also includes aspects that must be remembered and checked to judge the medicinal value necessary of that of the Padarth and any other substance incorporated.
This mitigation of the Vata Dosha, according to Ayurveda medicine, is assimilated in the Guru in Guna and Madura in Rasa.
Guru Guna and Madhura Rasa are the determining factors for curing Vataj Roga, a disease related to the Vata Dosha.
The Medical values with which Ayurveda health practitioners, according to the Ayurveda Padartha Vidyan inscriptions, decide upon the values of the substances (herbal medicine natural ailments) to be administered, are the following;