Six simple Ayurvedic morning rituals to get you started
The mornings (especially during summer) are about early starts, cleansing, invigorating the body and stimulating the mind, grounding, and getting set for the day, said ayurvedic practitioner Geeta Vara
It is important to start one’s day on a positive note. Similarly, it is essential to practice certain lifestyle habits to energise your mornings. As per ayurveda, there are six morning activities that are considered essential to living a healthy life. According to Ayurveda practitioner Geeta Vara, these practices called ‘Dinacharya’ help to cleanse the body from within while providing much-needed energy.
“The mornings (especially during summer) are about early starts, cleansing, invigorating the body and stimulating the mind, grounding and getting set for the day. Six am to 10 am is ‘Kapha’ time and the energy is ruled by the elements of water and earth and hence we want to bring in the opposite qualities to create balance,” said Vara.
She listed down the six principles in her post on Instagram.
A post shared by Geeta Vara Ayurveda (@geetavara)
Bowels, bladder, and anywhere else toxins have accumulated overnight (ears, nose, mouth).
Gently scraping the tongue helps clean it. A uniform pink colour indicates tissues called mucosa. This should also be accompanied by oil pulling.
Daily self-massage is essential, not a luxury (oil massage or dry body brushing). This is known to increase blood circulation in the body, and help prevent injury.
Get some exercise going. “Any sort of exercise gets the muscles engaged. You utilise your energy in the right way (Surya Namaskar is a perfect start), she advised.
Breath and meditate
Clear out the subtle toxins through the breath, mind, and emotions (there are specific yogic practices specifically for this time), she mentioned.
Clear out any digestive toxins first thing and power up your system with plain tea, lemon tea, ginger tea or even fennel tea.
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