DIY Ayurvedic Rituals to Practice at Home
Following an Ayurvedic dinacharya every day can help maintain good health and keep many health concerns at bay.
Everything can contribute to your good health and a healthy routine, from waking up early to practicing Yoga and other important rituals. For our readers’ understanding, this blog discusses eight DIY Ayurvedic morning rituals that can be included in your self-care routine and may help you physically and mentally.
Daily Dinacharya Rituals: Ayurveda Practices for a Healthy Life
1. Wake Up Before Sunrise
Early to bed and early to rise isn’t just a quote. Its true meaning and benefits date back thousands of years, as Bharata’s ancient Yogis and saints suggested.
Eating dinner two hours before bed, sleeping before 10 pm, and waking up at least 90 minutes before sunrise during the Brahma Muhurta is advisable.
Brahma Muhurta is the time when the sun is yet to rise. This time is supposed to be the hour of complete consciousness and is perfect for strengthening your connection with your inner self.
2. Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling in Ayurveda is an ancient health care practice that helps eliminate toxins from the body, whitens teeth, helps manage cavities, keeps unwanted bacteria and bad breath away, and manages receding gums.
Its positive effects make it a great oral healthcare technique.
To practice oil pulling, a suitable herbally infused oil, such as Arimedadi oil, is swished into the mouth and then pulled across the mouth aggressively to reach all the possible regions in the oral cavity thoroughly. Practice oil pulling daily for five to 20 minutes for best results.
Ideally, it should be done before brushing your teeth.
3. Brushing and Tongue Scraping
The need to keep our teeth and tongue clean has been known to mankind for thousands of years. From datun to multi-bristle toothbrushes, everything can help keep our teeth and mouth healthy. However, it’s crucial to brush/clean your teeth and scrape your tongue before eating anything.
Many modern toothbrushes come with a tongue cleaner/scraper tool you can use. If your toothbrush does not have a tongue cleaner, purchase a copper tongue cleaner and use it regularly.
Nasya is a ritual of Ayurveda for keeping concerns, such as nasal congestion, allergies, sinusitis, migraine, headaches, rhinitis, and other similar infections, at bay.
After brushing your teeth, you can do Nasya with Anu Thailam for the best results.
Lie on your bed with a pillow under your head and pour one to two drops of oil into your nostrils. Once the oil is inside your nostrils, take a big sniff and spit it out when the oil reaches your throat.
5. Head Massage
For healthy hair and a peaceful mind, a head massage is always recommended in Ayurveda. Neelibhringadi keram is one of the most effective hair oils that help maintain healthy hair, boosts hair growth, and can delay the early onset of male pattern baldness and grey hair.
For best results, it’s advisable to massage your head thrice a week before taking a bath.
6. Physical Activity: Yoga
Yoga and Ayurveda have a direct connection. In fact, for thousands of years, Yoga has been an integral part of the Ayurvedic lifestyle. Plus, it’s a physical exercise known to help manage emotions and maintain good health throughout the year.
To start your Yoga practice, you can either refer to relevant YouTube channels that offer Yoga classes and hold sessions each day or join a local Yoga group near you.
This will help increase body flexibility, strengthen your muscles, keep a healthy metabolism, and may help elevate your emotional well-being.
7. Refine Your Diet
Our diet affects our health. To keep yourself healthy, having a balanced diet with essential nutrients across all your meals is crucial.
According to Ayurveda, a daily routine diet should be such that the Vata, Pitta and Kapha in your body are optimized.
Also, Ayurveda suggests a clean diet, with minimum to no fried and processed food items. One can consult an Ayurvedic physician for a customized Ayurvedic diet plan.
Apart from that, several Ayurvedic supplements such as Chyawanprash, Ashwagandha Sparkles, and Brahmi pearls can help keep you healthy.
8. Replace Creams with Body Oils
Ayurveda suggests using essential body oils to keep your skin healthy. While moisturizer creams may contain many synthetic chemical compounds that may harm the skin, face oils such as Kumkumadi thailam are made with naturally occurring herbal ingredients with almost no side effects.
Applying two to three drops of Kumkumadi thailam over your face and neck and letting it stay overnight, with a wash in the morning, can help enhance your natural complexion, remove blemishes and help clear acne and pimples.
Maintaining a daily routine according to Ayurveda can have many benefits for your physical and mental health. However, often, people aren’t aware of these routine practices and their benefits. This blog discussed Ayurvedic morning rituals for good health and other suggestions covering diet and bedtime regimen.
Hopefully, this was helpful.