How to Create an Ayurveda Daily Wellness Routine

Turn to Ayurvedic healing for a daily dose of wellbeing.

Ayurveda wellness routines from morning to bedtime.

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Sticking to a steady wellness routine is good for you. If you need some inspiration, turn to Dinacharya, a healthy daily regimen from one of the oldest healing practices called Ayurveda. Following this healthy routine, according to Find My Health, could help you feel strong and healthy. Try just a few of these habits from Dinacharya and feel the difference.

Morning Rituals

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. Even if a few healthy morning habits feel difficult to follow at first, with a little practice, they will soon be automatic. 

The Ayurvedic Institute recommends waking up early before sunrise. Next, take a moment of gratitude for the day ahead. You can do this by thinking of a few things you feel thankful for in your life, or by saying a morning prayer. It’s up to you!

Next comes your morning hygiene. Start by splashing water on the face and drying with a fresh towel. You can try different types of face washes, according to your leading Ayurveda dosha. Try a rosewater wash for Pitta or cranberry water for Kapha. 

Follow by brushing your teeth.  You can also start your day with tongue scraping suggests Chopra. This practice helps you clean your mouth and maintain good oral hygiene. You can use a tongue non-sharp scraper made of various materials, including gold, silver, copper, brass, or stainless steel.

Next, you can try Nasya. According to The Ayurvedic Institute, this practice of cleansing your nose with herbal oil helps balance internal life forces and may help treat conditions such as insomnia, congestion, headaches, and dryness.

Finally, finish your morning hygiene with oil pulling. Research published in The Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, found that this ancient practice of swishing your mouth with sesame or sunflower oil may help prevent tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding gums, dryness, and cracked lips.

Make toothbrushing part of your morning wellness routine.

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Body Massage

Just a 10-minute Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage could have you feeling rejuvenated. Using sesame or coconut oil, massage your body from head to toe. You’ll enjoy more relaxed muscles, greater flexibility, and it may ease joint pain. 

Include Ayurvedic massage as part of your wellness routine.

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Exercise, Yoga, and Breath Control

The Mayo Clinic recommends that regular physical activity may add years to your life, improve sleep, and give you an extra energy boost. While it’s no secret that exercise does the body good, you don’t need to spend hours at the gym to enjoy its benefits. Just 30 minutes of activity followed by an easy yoga session will do the trick. Choose an exercise that you enjoy, so you’ll stick to it regularly!

You might also skip your afternoon coffee and get refreshed without caffeine! Feel energized and help ease tension with a short 15-minute yoga session. According to ACTIVE, yoga at this time of day may help to reduce stress and to avoid an afternoon energy slump

You could also exercise your breath for amazing benefits. Breath control, called pranayama, oxygenates your body and could help with mental clarity. Try the Ujjayi Pranayama, which makes the sound of ocean waves as you breathe deeply through the back of your throat.

Exercise is a part of an Ayurvedic daily wellness routine.

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Eating the Dinacharya Way

Before you eat, according to Ayurvedic practitioners from Chopra, start the day with a warm glass of lemon water. You’ll rehydrate your body and reap additional health benefits including helping to flush toxins out of your body.

Fuel your body with healthy foods at the beginning of the day. Check out these recipes fromAyurveda for Beginners including a healthy  rice porridge and a savory spicy omelet.

According to Livestrong, eating lunch can help you feel energized and may also help you be mentally and physically stronger. Try healthy lunchtime meals like yogurt and granola, cheese and fruit, or a lean turkey sandwich.

Finally finish your day with an early dinner. Find My Health recommends eating your last meal of the day between 6 pm and 7 pm. Enjoy a healthy dinner that includes sweet potato and kale or a carrot ginger soup.

Drinking lemon water is full of health benefits.

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End of Day Rituals

To close your day, try drinking triphala water, an Ayurvedic herb mix made of dried gooseberry, black myrobalan, and haritaki. This blend may help reduce inflammation and stress as well as aid dental health. Finally, finish your day by going to bed. Aim to close the day at the same time, which helps you enjoy better sleep.

Going to bed early is part of an Ayurveda daily wellness routine.

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