The daily regimen that Ayurveda prescribes is described as Dincharya.
Behavior patterns and food habits during the day and night time.
Routine for 24 hours
Wake Up -
Washing Face -
Ablution / Excretion -
Cleaning Teeth -
Oiling Head -
Oil Massage -
Body Pastes -
Face Packs -
Ornaments and Gemstone -
Chewing fragrance substances -
Nail and Hair care -
Kohl Application -
Day time sleep -
Eating Dinner -
SEXUAL ACTIVITY -
A] UTTARAYAN- Sun moves towards North, Sunrays and wind are very hot and dry moisture rapid.
B] DAKSHINAYAN- Sun Moves towards the South, Sunrays and wind are neither hot nor dry.
Due to environment, food and medicinal preparation acquire smoothness increase physical strength in our body.
The agni (Digestive activity) weakens further and gets vitiated by Vata. Lack of sunshine and cloudy atmosphere are uncongenial to health. Hence all methods to mitigate doshas and measures to enhance digestive activity should be adopted.
|Easily digestible food to be taken.||Perfumes can be used.|
|Pulses, meat juices, soups, old grains and mstu (thin water of yoghurt) can be taken in food.||Avoid sleep in the day.|
|Ginger, black pepper and lemon juice may be taken to reinforce appetite.||Avoid exertion and too much exposure to sunlight.|
|Leafy vegetables should be taken sparingly.||Avoid bathing in rivers.|
|Foods should be hot and light with ghee, curd and honey.||Wear a bit warmer clothes due to cold winds.|
|River water is avoided for drinking.|
The dry and Hot atmosphere aggravates Pitta. Sudden exposure to sunlight after the rains and cool atmosphere increases Pitta.
|Ghee processed with bitter herbs can be taken.||Udavartana with chandan.|
|Bitter, astringent and sweet taste can be induced in food.||Bath with warm water.|
|Take easily digestible food like rice, green gram, aamala, honey and sugar.||Pearls give soothing effects from aggravated pitta.|
|Avoid heavy food, curd, oil,strong liquors.||Avoid breeze, liquor and sleep during day.|
In this season digestive activity more powerful. VAYU is Accentuated and needs to be satisfied by a heavy diet.
|Intake of sweet, sour and salty taste foods helps reducing the Vata.||Massage with oil followed by steam bath.|
|Wheat/gram flour products, milk products, sugarcane products and corn/edible oils can be taken as a part of food.||Udavartana with fine paste / powder of kumkum (keshar)|
|Carrots, tomatoes, figs, dates, sugarcane, nuts can be taken.||Exercise (vyayam)|
|Warm water should be taken as it aids digestion and also increases life span.||Clothing should be of leather, silk and wool.|
|Bitter, astringent and pungent food must be avoided.||Exposure to sunlight and fire to keep yourself warm.|
|Under feeding / reducing quantities should be avoided.|
In Shishir ritu, the diet and regimen of Hemanta ritu is to be followed.
In this season, increased kapha is liquefied by the sun and comes out of its receptacle and spread all over the body. This causes diminished agni ( digestive activity ) causing disease of kapha origin like cold, cough, heaviness and fluid accumulation in the joints, increased phlegm in the lungs, etc.
|Easily digestible food.||Physical exercise.|
|Barley, honey, roasted meat, mango juice can be taken as food.||Dry massage.|
|Avoid foods are hard to digest, cold, sour, sweet and fatty.||Nasal medication can be done after massage and bath with karpura / chandan / kumkum.|
|Such food increases kapha and genesis of disease.||Avoid sleep during day.|
Grishma ritu is the season of dehydration, exhaustion, lack of energy and lethargy. During summer there decrease of Kapha due to heat of sun and dryness in the air. Hence the Kapha which increase in vasant is pacified in Grishma. At the same time, there occurs mild increase of Vata dosha due to the dryness of atmosphere.
|Sweet, light, fatty and liquid food can be taken.||Anoint body with chandan paste and take bath with cold water.|
|Wine should not be taken as it can cause burning sensation and even debility.||Stay in cool places.|
|Boiled rice, meat, corn flour, curd (yoghurt) can be taken in food.||Wear loose and light cotton dresses to keep the body temperature cool.|
|Drink cold water from mud pot.||Sleep during day is permitted as nights are short.|
|Fresh juices and juicy fruits, salads, buttermilk can be taken abundance.||Too much exertion and sunshine should be avoided.|
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