Daily Routine

Introduction

The tradition of dinacharya (daily routine) is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing. Even if you are brand new to Ayurveda, it won’t be long before you hear something about the importance of doing a number of things – like eating, sleeping, and working – at roughly the same times each day.

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Ayurvedic Self-Massage

Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. Often infused with herbs and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone.

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How To Do Nasya

When an excess of bodily fluids accumulates in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas, it is best eliminated through the nose. Administration of herbally infused oil, or nasya, helps facilitate this cleansing process.

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Using a Nasal Rinse Cup

Both Yoga and Ayurveda hold that the quality of your breath is vital to your well-being. Making each breath long and deep can improve your health and increase longevity. Cleansing and protecting the breathing passages, particularly the nostrils, can improve the quality of every breath you take.

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Clean Your Tongue

Tongue cleaning dates back to ancient times in India, but its benefits – especially the promotion of fresh breath and oral hygiene – have recently gained a lot of attention in the West. Using a tongue cleaner offers rewards to anyone willing to give it a try, and it is worth understanding the advantages a tongue scraper has to offer your overall health and wellbeing.

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How to do Oil Pulling

Maybe you’ve heard of oil pulling, but you’re not sure what it means or how it’s done. Here are the basics of this simple and ancient technique so you can decide if it’s for you.

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Vata Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for vata-predominant individuals.

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Pitta Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for pitta-predominant individuals.

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Kapha Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for kapha-predominant individuals.

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Vata-Pitta Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for vata-pitta-predominant individuals.

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Vata-Kapha Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for vata-kapha-predominant individuals.

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Pitta-Kapha Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for pitta-kapha-predominant individuals.

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Tridoshic Pacifying

Adopting a daily routine is a very purposeful and enduring act of self-love. Each day, our routines provide us with a tangible opportunity to prioritize our own health and wellbeing, regardless of what else might be going on in our lives. Read on for specific practices for tridoshic individuals.

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Massage Your Feet

The feet hold many energy points linked to almost every part of the body. They connect us to the earth, providing stability and grounding, and, quite literally, bear the weight of the day. A foot massage is a great way to show appreciation and offer daily relief to this very deserving part of your body.

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Massage Your Head

The head is the most significant part of the body. It encompasses eight vital openings—the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and one principal opening, the crown of the head. There are also vital energy points over the entire head that connect to the brain and the mind (including the subconscious).

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