Updated: Sep 3
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Simple Ayurveda Morning Routine
What is an Ayurvedic Morning Routine? Here’s everything you need to know about how to build and benefit from an Ayurvedic Morning Routine.
Dinacharya? Ayurveda Morning Routine? What’s it all about and how will it help me? Here’s everything you need to know to build a simple and effective Ayurvedic Morning Routine.
According to Ayurveda, dinacharya - or daily routine - is integral to our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Making space for meaningful routines helps us ride the waves of energetic shifts throughout the day and let’s face it, sometimes turbulent times.
An Ayurvedic morning routine lays the foundation for a grounded, focused, intentional day. Here’s how to tune into the rhythm of the universe from the moment you open your eyes.
"When I look at our simple Ayurveda routine, I think it's a great way to get children and teen's walking on their Ayurveda path in manageable steps. It's a way to introduce some basic concepts and tools that will stay with them for a lifetime." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
Why build an Ayurvedic morning routine?
Our lives reflect the small choices we make each day – how we treat ourselves, spend our time, and direct our energy or prana. Unfortunately, in our hectic, often overly stimulating modern world, it’s easy to feel spread thin or preoccupied with an endless to-do list.
When we’re stressed and overwhelmed, we don’t always make the best decisions for our self-care. This trends our bodies towards illness and throws the doshas into a state of imbalance over time. As a result, we may develop “lifestyle diseases” like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, anxiety, and heart disease.
We might just also feel not like ourselves and older than we are. We may hear ourselves saying, “it’s just stress” yet, it’s stress that causes disease, accelerates aging, and premature death.
An Ayurvedic morning routine sets the tone for a healthy, balanced day. It doesn’t need to be complicated. By creating a few rituals that work for you, you can harness the energetic rhythm of the day for greater overall wellbeing. This Simple Ayurveda Morning Routine will provide you with a great return on your investment.
Simple Ayurveda Morning Routine for Improved Mood, Energy, and Balance
Flush Your System: Having warm water first thing in the morning flushes the system and encourages healthy elimination and optimal health. When our digestive system is working well, we enjoy good health. Try a hot cup of water or hot water with lemon.
Reflection Journal: The practice of reflecting on your life and taking a few minutes to write will uplift you and foster a positive mind.
Learn Diaphragamatic Brreathing and Change Your Life. Time to reclaim your calm by shifting from flight-fight-freeze mode, to the rest, restore, relax side of our nervous system. We'll show you how in three easy steps on the Ayurveda path. Start to feel like yourself again--today.
Key yoga-asanas: Invigorating as asana increases blood flow, loosens muscles, and increases focus and alertness. A couple of asanas performed meditatively are a healthy alternative to a jolt of caffeine to wake up. (Yup, tastes great but it's a central nervous stimulant and most of us are trying to calm down.)
Positive affirmations: Set a positive and focused, intentional tone for the day. Ayurveda teaches that the mind, body, and spirit are all connected. When you learn to think more positively, you'll see changes in your physical well-being as well. That’s why uplifting affirmations are a powerful addition to your Ayurvedic morning routine.
"If you want to change your life, change your thinking. We tend to overcomplicate, overthink things and that can keep us stuck. When we change our thinking, we create new possibilities. Positive affirmations, like a good nights sleep, can help us see with a fresh perspective." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda
Simple Ayurveda Morning Routine for Improved Mood, Energy, and Balance can change how we experience our daily life. Give it a try and see how you feel.
For a more in-depth article, Ayurvedic Morning Routine | 6 Rituals for a Calm and Centered Day
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Ayurveda’s healing trifecta is: herbs, food as medicine, and Ayurveda lifestyle practices, such as breathwork and meditation. The suitability of any of these tools is highly dependent on the individual. What is correct for one person may be incorrect for another.
Ayurveda endures for thousands of years because it treats:
1. The whole person-body, mind, and soul.
2. Each person as an individual.
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