The main purpose of Ayurveda is to promote and maintain health. According to Ayurvedic wisdom, this can be achieved by aligning your daily life with natural cycles and using natural time rhythms. For thousands of years, Ayurvedic masters have defined in their writings what a healthy daily routine (dinacharya) is and why it is so important to our well-being. To feel good about daily activities without too much effort. Ayurveda for happiness, joy, and good health.
Dinacharya (daily practise) is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and well-being. Even if you are new to Ayurveda, it won’t take long to hear how important it is to do several things at the same time every day, like eating, sleeping, and working. Daily exercise is essential to bringing about significant changes in the body, mind, and consciousness. Daily activities help keep the body in balance. It normalises the human biological clock, aids digestion, absorption, and assimilation, and creates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.
Daily Routine in Ayurveda
We recommend not changing too many things at once. Try to do it step by step. Start with one of our tips that you find easy to apply to your life. After a while, you can add the second step, then the third step, and so on.
- Before 6:00 a.m – Vata Clock : best time to wake up and clear bowels and urinate VATA is the airy element in the body that helps with proper evacuation at this time.
- 6 a.m. to 10 a.m – Kapha Clock: Best time to exercise Kapha is the earthy element that settles our thoughts down, so this also becomes the ideal time to meditate and practise breathwork. This is also ideal for ABHYANGAM, as warm sesame oil helps promote good skin and metabolism.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m – Pitta Clock: Here is when the digestive fire starts to build in; hence, this is an ideal time to eat and start the day. Ayurveda doesn’t promote breakfasts, but as per our modern lifestyle, it’s good to indulge in small quantities of breakfast so you feel hungry for lunch by the time it’s 12:30–1:30 PM. It’s good to complete your lunch by 2:00 PM.
- 2 p.m. to 6 p.m – Vata Clock: Ideal time to get going with daily routine; mind keeps active and fresh due to flowing VATA. It’s good to indulge in warm, calming herbal teas to keep VATA movements in check.
- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m – Kapha: best time to rest and digest Dinner must be closest to sunset. Meditate, take gentle walks, and prepare to rest for the day.
- 10 p.m. to 2 a.m – Pitta: This is the time when the body’s own detox mechanism activates; it’s better to rest during this time for proper rejuvenation. Avoid late-night phone surfing or midnight munching.
- 2 a.m. to 6 a.m – Vata: The first half of this clock must be used to rest; the second half, 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., must be the ideal time to wake up.
13-step plan to feel refreshed when you start the day
- Don’t stay up too late
- Wake up at sunrise
- Nature calls
- Gently scrape your tongue
- Wash the face, mouth, teeth, and eyes
- Mouth detox
- Abhyanga (Self-massage)
- Eat breakfast
- Drink warm lemon water
Ayurveda at Lunch & Dinner
Lunch: The best time for lunch is 12:00 p.m. or no later than 1:00 p.m. When the sun is at its peak. Your digestive fire is strong and ready for the main road of the day. Match your dosha type with the current season when choosing food and drink. After eating, you can rest for a while. However, sleeping is not recommended from an Ayurvedic point of view.
Dinner should be eaten after 18:00 p.m. or at 19:00 p.m. in natural style. Now is the time to deal with the flames of poor digestion. Dinner should be very light in the evening to avoid unnecessary stress on your digestive system. Vegetable soup or khichari (rice with yellow mung beans) are good choices.