Dinacharya in Ayurveda encompasses the daily practices essential for maintaining good health.
This Sanskrit term translates literally to ‘activities of the day.’‘
Imagine starting your day with a secret recipe for health and vitality, passed down through the ages. Ayurveda, the ancient science of life, offers us just that – a daily routine known as Dinacharya. Beyond its surface simplicity, Dinacharya holds the key to a treasure trove of well-being. Its profound significance includes disease Prevention, Harmony with Nature, Optimal Digestion and Nutrient Absorption, Stress Eradication, The Power of Discipline, The Elixir of Longevity.
SO WHAT DOES DINACHARYA INCLUDE? and their significance
Waking up early in the morning and Ushapana waking up in brahma muhurta decrease mental issues like anxiety, depression, as morning time has forty percent more oxygen level in the environment, also concentration level is also high at this time that increases memory powder. Doing yoga, pranayama at this time also activates vital organs. It further helps to improve blood supply in remote tissues, strengthen muscles and increase ability to do work. Ushapana(drinking water early in the morning) acts as digestion booster and helps to maintain bacterial flora, balance acid, and help to relieve constipation.it also boosts skin health and cushions brain, spinal cord and other sensitive tissues which are affected by dehydration.
Voiding urges if bowel is regular, it keeps gut healthy and digestion proper and helps to prevent anorectal diseases like hemorrhoids, rectal cancer, fistula etc
Brushing teeth and tongue cleaning It should be done twice daily. The extract of plant present in toothpaste help in improvement of digestion, promote normal saliva secretion, imparts bad breath and also help to cover foul smell of mouth and also helps to prevent halitosis, gingivitis, indigestion etc.
Collyrium ap lication on one of the most vital organs of our body, eyes as eyes should always be protected from increased dosha,daily stress and foreign bodies. Active principles present in anjana comes in direct contact with eyes and increases blood circulation in the periphery when applied which helps to keep eyes healthy.
Nasal drops and dhoompana helps to prevent ear and nasal diseases, early graying and falling of hairs, migraine, headaches, sinusitis etc as the active principles of drugs are directly entered to the brain.
Oil massage (abhyanga) should be done daily for good and lustrous skin, good sleep, releasing tiredness, strengthening the body, improvement of vision and longevity of life etc. abhyanga works as acupressure, helps to improve blood circulation and even subsides pain.
Physical exercise brings about lightness,it also improves work capacity, increases digestion power and burns fat. Exercise should be done till one’s half strength. At the end of exercise one should undergo mild massage.
Bathing is auspicious.It even helps to prevent skin disease, burning sensation of the body, pruritus, excess sweating etc.
Following good and right conduct, eat only after digestion of previous food, immediately attend to natural; urges and not induce natural urges forcefully. Avoid bad deeds like harsh and abusive speech, stealing, untruth, etc.
- Dinacharya provides a proper solution to achieving better health, a positive attitude, and preventing lifestyle disorders by keeping physiological functions in normal condition.
- Dinacharya helps us to maintain health and works as primary prevention in lifestyle disorders and helps us to maintain a good lifestyle. The change in lifestyle and modernization is responsible for the occurrence of diseases like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, etc. These are the results of faulty diet and behavioral patterns These should be maintained for the management of lifestyle disorders. Here focus should be on health promotion and disease prevention rather than the management of disease.
Intriguing, isn’t it? Dinacharya is not just a routine; it’s a doorway to a healthier, more harmonious existence. Each day, it unfurls a new chapter of well-being, connecting you with your inner self and the world around you. So, why not embark on this timeless journey, one that promises vitality, peace, and the timeless gift of a healthier you? Embrace Dinacharya, and let its magic transform your life.