In today’s age, we have countless bad habits that our body cannot match with. Ancient sages have explained powerful daily regimens labeled as “dinacharya.”  A regular practice of these rituals helps us to possess a healthy life. Above all, following dinacharya keeps our circadian rhythm in harmony. Circadian rhythm is an internal body clock that influences our body to rest, wake, eat and perform numerous functions.

Dinacharya Benefits:

  • The essence of following “dinacharya” is to lead a healthy life.
  • Balancing your body is the best way to reverse aging and to get rid of future maladies.

What happens if someone does not follow dinacharya?

  • Not following dinacharya misaligns our hormonal balance.
  • It also hamper the circadian rhythm.

How it hampers our system?

Each dinacharya ritual has its health benefit. Among them first and most important is to wake up in the morning. What happens if someone does not wake up early in the morning! It misaligns the hormonal balance.

For example:

Melatonin is a sleep-inducing hormone. Its level starts to rise during the dusk to prepare your body for sleep. At this time, when instead of sleeping if someone prefer to watch TV or indulge in androids or gadgets then melatonin hormone will get disturbed. This one imbalance will lead to another and cause hormonal imbalance.

Cortisol hormone is at its peak in the Brahmamuhurta. It is an auspicious time to wake up in the morning almost two hours prior to the sunrise i.e. is between 4 am to 6 am. This is the time when cortisol helps to deal with the stress of waking up. If you don’t wake up at this time it will disturb the levels of cortisol.

Serotonin is a happy hormone. It is highest in the morning. Its secretion can be activated by a morning walk for at least half an hour. Not waking up at this time will trouble it’s balance.

Dinacharya – Day Rituals to follow:

  • Wake up time – Brahmamuhurta

  • Personal hygiene

  • Defecation

  • Teeth cleaning

  • Tongue cleaning – Jivha nirlekhana

  • Oil pulling – gandusha

  • Drinking water – Ushapan

  • Self massage – abhyanga

  • Bath – snana

  • Yoga

  • Meditation – dhyana

  • In short, wake up in brahmamuhrta (varies from place to place) that is approximate 2 hours before sunrise.
  • Clean your hands and face with the fresh water.
  • Perform your defecation by sitting in a squatting position.
  • Cleanse your teeth with herbal powder like cinnamon or neem.
  • Clean your tongue by scraping with a copper scraper.
  • Practice oil pulling with 1 -2 tablespons of coconut oil for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drink two glasses of warm water after half an hour.
  • Massage yourself with sesame oil for minimum half an hour before bath.
  • Clean your body with ubatan (chickpea flour + milk + rose petals) and wash with lukewarm water.
  • Do yoga asanas and pranayam for minimum one hour.
  • Practice meditation for minimum 15 minutes.

Now, you are ready for your day!