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Tips on developing healthy habits using yoga and Ayurveda...

Although there’s a part of my that resists routine and enjoys spontaneity, I thrive when I have an established routine. Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of a daily routine known as “dinacharya,” which can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Dinacharya is a Sanskrit word that translates to "daily routine" or "daily regimen".

It refers to the set of activities or practices that one should follow on a daily basis to maintain optimal health and well-being according to the Ayurvedic tradition. Dinacharya involves several activities such as waking up early in the morning, drinking warm water, tongue scraping, oil pulling, bathing, yoga or exercise, meditation, and having a nutritious breakfast.

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There’s a huge benefit to eating, sleeping and working at roughly the same times each day. These practices are believed to help balance the body's natural rhythms, improve digestion, boost energy levels, and promote mental clarity and focus. By following a daily routine, you can cultivate a sense of structure and stability in your life. This can help you feel more grounded and centered, even in the midst of life's challenges. Additionally, a consistent routine can help regulate your body's natural rhythms, which can improve digestion, sleep quality, and overall health. Overall, adopting a daily routine can be a powerful way to support your health and wellbeing. Whether you are just starting out or have been practicing Ayurveda for years, taking the time to create a routine that works for you can be a game-changer.

Consistency is key, so start small and gradually build up to a routine that works for you. Remember to listen to your body and make adjustments as needed. With time and dedication, you can develop a healthy lifestyle that will benefit you for years to come.



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