September 13, 2017

Practice this Ayurvedic Daily Routine for Optimal Health & even Spiritual Growth. {Infographic}

Lifestyle is one area that Ayurveda puts a lot of emphasis on.

In Ayurveda, optimal health and even one’s spiritual growth starts with prevention.

Prevention is based on a balanced lifestyle that is in harmony with the cycles of nature.

Going to sleep and rising with the sun, eating seasonal foods from your region, and building your activities around the natural rhythms of the day are all simple and profound ways to stay in harmony with nature.

Like the owner’s manual of your car prescribes maintenance schedules for the long-term health of your car, Ayurveda speaks of daily and seasonal routines that ensure maximal health, mental clarity, and longevity.

In Ayurveda, a daily ritual of self-care is called dinacharya.

Enjoy the following Ayurvedic daily routine designed to maintain and reconnect us to the natural circadian rhythms.



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Author: Dr. John Douillard
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Corrin Duerksen Sep 27, 2017 10:07pm

Is there a specific reason you recommend drinking out of a copper cup and using a copper tongue scraper?

Corrin Duerksen Sep 27, 2017 10:02pm

Dr. John Douillard, After spending the last few weeks reading a Yoga Lifestyle book that is based off of Ayurveda, it was so refreshing to see all of the self-care practices that I read about reflected in this article! I love the simple bullet points. I used to think that keeping my daily ritual as natural as possible would be to do as little as possible. This is clearly not the case, and slowly transitioning to a routine similar to yours has already made a positive influence in my life! If you are wanting to dive deeper into the self-care routine and other important foundations and lifestyle practices that are based off of Ayurveda, Doron Hanoch lays them out in an informative, but fun and heartwarming book available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Lifestyle-Flexitarian-Balance-Healthy/dp/0738748668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506548983&sr=8-1&keywords=hanoch+doron

Jeremy Flatt Sep 14, 2017 8:56am


Carrie Elizabeth Stiles Sep 14, 2017 3:53am

I heard you should just drink 8 handfuls of water in the morning at sunrise. And, lemon may be heating for pitta .

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Dr. John Douillard

Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web with over 7 million views on YouTube. LifeSpa is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world with over 1,000 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom backed by modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of seven health books, including Perfect Health for Kids, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in USA Today, LA Times, and dozens of other national publications. He has been in practice for over 30 years and has seen over 100,000 patients.

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