Dinacharya: Ayurvedic Healthy Routines For A Holistic Lifestyle – Part 1
Posted Jan 30 2011 10:21am
The everyday routine is known as Dinacharya in Ayurveda. Din means the day and charya means to follow something. Ayurvedic way of life is the simplest way to be in accordance with the nature. And when your body is in accordance with the nature you enjoy great health and happier lifestyle.
The following routines will help you change your lifestyle into healthyAyurvedic Dincharya:
1. Wake up early: The most fortunate time to wake up in the morning is forty-eight minutes right before sunrise. Starting your day with the sun rise helps your body purify itself and make the mind peaceful. The practitioners of Ayurveda have been suggesting people to wake up early to improve their lifestyle for ages. Leave a glass of water in a copper vessel the night before and drink it in the morning. Drinking this water helps the body with the peristaltic contractions in the intestines.
2. Brush your teeth: The human body has ten sacred points which connects us with the complete universe. The nine of these points are part of the physical self like two eyes, two ears, and two openings in the nose, mouth, rectum and urinary tract.
Mouth is an important point and must be taken care of first. Earlier people were extremely cautious of their oral health even when these commercially sold oral products were not available. People used to brush their teeth with fresh twigs of neem, khadira and even licorice. The ends of these twigs were smashed to get a brush like end. The twigs of the above stated trees had astringent properties that acted as an antiseptic for the mouth. Anyone can use these twigs to brush their teeth, however, people suffering from the following diseases are advised to used twigs for brushes such as indigestion, breathing problem, fever, mouth inflammation, eye problem, head troubles, ear problems, heart ailments, facial paralysis and respiratory disease.
Use twigs or not but do brush your teeth in the morning every day.
3. Tongue cleaning: In ayurveda, tongue is checked to see if the body is suffering from any small or bid ailment. Like: -A pale tongue which is whitish in color in an indication for low levels of red blood cells as well as anemic problems. -A yellow colored tongue is an indicator of bilious problems. -A grayish colored tongue is an indicator of disturbed colon as well as an aggravated Vata in the body. -A dry tongue is an indicator of decline in blood plasma. -A coated tongue indicates shallow breath
Continued in next post Dinacharya Ayurvedic Healthy Routines For A Holistic Lifestyle – Part 2