hey guys my name is Clare this is
Clareminded in this video I am explaining what is dinacharya and ritucharya in ayurveda so starting with dinacharya. Dinacharya literally
translates to daily routine and in ayurveda it is so so so important to have a
daily routine we emphasize having the daily routine specifically in your
morning so creating a morning routine or ritual that you do every single day this
is so important in ayurveda and we emphasize that so much because having an
established morning routine will ultimately set you up for a more
productive and more stable day in our society we move our so quickly and we
have so many decisions to make that we almost get decision fatigue in a way so
what having a daily routine or a dinacharya in ayurveda creates an
established morning routine it is going to be something that you can count on
every single day to stabilize you calm you down ground you into yourself your
body and just establish this more productive connection between your mind
body and spirit they can set you up for a more positive productive day so you
can deal with all different sorts of things kind of coming at you emotionally
physically and you’ll be able to handle them in a much more calmer stable manner
because of this established daily routine. for me dinacharya has created
a huge impact because I’ve established a morning routine that has been able to
make me feel more secure for my day and having that sense a feeling of security
and stability I’m better able to tackle like problematic tasks and situations
that kinda are just like thrown at you every day and I feel like I’m better
able to respond to them coming from a more in tuned place because of my
morning practices and my morning rituals and I’m going to go over a lot of
options that you can start to incorporate into your dinacharya for
your daily morning routine and remember you don’t have to pick all of these you
can pick a few that work for you depending on your doshic imbalance you can pick a few more specific type of practices that are
going to be more beneficial for you so kind of just a general overview of some
examples of a dinacharya practice are things such as waking up with or before
the sunrise and this kind of depends on your doshic balance to and your prakruti.
if your kapha dosha you’re usually wanting to wake up an hour before
sunrise if you’re Vata it’s totally okay to wake up with the sunrise elimination
first thing in the morning this is so important you’re cleansing your body
you’re ridding yourself of anything that was stored in there and kind of just
like lightening yourself for a new day tongue scraping is another big one
tongue scraping is probably one of my all-time favorite dinacharya practices
because it’s so satisfying seeing that in the morning you’re
scraping your tongue you’re removing your AMA and some like of the icky
coating you’re getting it off and you’re setting your digestive system up for a
positive super productive stimulating day after tongue scraping oil pulling is
a great practice it almost emphasizes of pulling that AMA
those toxins out of your mouth and your digestive system another dinacharya
practice in ayurveda is Neti pot and neti pot is more specific towards kapha dosha
or is even if it’s like springtime and you kind of want to clear out the nasal
passageways neti pot is so great because it’ll help you
clear yourself of that congestion after you neti pot another great practice to
do is nasya oil and this is just when you put a little oil on your finger and put
it inside of your nose to kind of help lubricate the nasal cavities more
practices that you can incorporate into your morning routine are things like
pranayama meditation yoga asana and prayer and these are all super important
to do and you don’t have to do all of them maybe just pick one or two but by
incorporating some pranayama some meditation or even some light yoga into
your morning routine will ultimately help you connect a little bit deeper
into your source which is ultimately what you want to be doing before you
start your day you want to connect inward before we move outward and share
energy the world other people other
environments we really want to help stabilize that saying a quick prayer in
the morning whether it’s a gratitude prayer or prayer to the higher power
above anything that feels connected to you and called to you and helps you
connect ultimately down into yourself a little bit deeper is going to be huge in
establishing in your dinacharya morning ritual routine a few more
morning practices that you can incorporate into your dinacharya are
things like anjana which is eye cleansing this is great to do in the summer for
all doshas or specifically the pitta dosha if you’re dealing with any sort of
imbalance cleansing the eyes is really great for pitta dosha. abhyanga is a
beautiful self-care practice a self oiled massage you can always specify
which oil you use depending on which dosha you’re trying to treat or maintain
dry brushing is a great morning practice and then drinking just warm lemon water
or herb water is super amazing incorporating any herbs into your diet
are phenomenal and depending on which doshas you’re trying to treat you can
always specify which herbs you want to use if you’re trying to stimulate your
digestive system if you’re trying to create more moisture in the body herbs
are amazing definitely try to incorporate as many as you can but make
sure you know what they’re targeting in your body this was an overview of dinacharya practices that you can incorporate into your morning routine
and remember you don’t have to choose all of these depending on your unique
makeup or your dosha can balance that you’re trying to work with right now you
can take a few of these and kind of make your own I’ll be having some more videos
of specifically having a dinacharya morning practice depending on which
dosha however this was just a general or overview that you can kind of pick and
choose from and try it is try a few out see what works for you see what doesn’t
work for you and then you’ll really start to carve into your own unique
morning routine that sets you up for the most productive day. now what is Ritucharya? Ritucharya in Ayurveda translates into seasonal routine so it’s
very much similar to our daily routine that we had just talked about however
the seasonal routine is kind of in accordance to the seasons so each
dosha is kind of related to a specific time of year we have late winter early
spring which is more of that kapha time we have the heat of summer which is
fully pitta and then we have fall and early winter is more of the vata time of
year. so depending on what time of year it is there are certain practices and
things that we want to do to kind of help balance that so for example moving
into the seasons if it’s late winter and early spring this is a kapha time of
year so during kapha season this is like a
season of renewal and new life rebirth everything’s coming to life again you
know things are melting from the winter so having all this extra moisture kind
of come in is actually dampening our digestive fire and this can lead to
allergies and illness and congestion so during kapha season the springtime
we’re gonna want to follow our seasonal routine by avoiding any cold cold
substances or mucus causing foods like dairy you want to focus more on steamed
vegetables, light foods, whole grains and dry granola and that is gonna help dry
up any extra moisture that the springtime typically brings spring time
kapha time is a great time for detox and you want to incorporate warm baths and
warm herbs into your practice your consumption and your life and you want
to avoid naps during the springtime or kapha time because kapha time is always
a little heavy and you having a hard time moving so you want to avoid naps
because that’s only gonna drag you down a little bit deeper and then after
spring we move into summer which is Pitta season it is like the spike of
fire in the whole year so we will want to follow our seasonal routine during
Pitta season to avoid that excess fire we are going to want to focus on
consuming grounding cool and sweet foods emphasis on the cooling herbs and foods
you want to avoid spicy foods alcohol or excess salt you want to take part in
light activities like swimming or hiking because we’re already gonna have a lot
of excess heat and fire during summertime we want to balance
that by incorporating some you know slower-moving yin yoga something to cool
and ground us down you want to drink lots of water coconut water cooling
herbs and tea like chamomile peppermint mint great for summer time Pitta season
and then after summer what comes next it’s fall and so this is a vata time of
year and after you know kapha seasons the rebirth Pitta season’s the flame
everything’s in full motion and then vata is kind of the end it’s death you
know leaves are falling things are dying we’re coming to an end as the full cycle
continues on so during the vata time of year this is fall and late winter
NO -fall and EARLY winter things are getting much drier you know like I said
it’s dying off so things are getting drier where there’s a lot of movement
going on around us within it so we want to balance that by eating grounding
foods we want root vegetables you want to focus on the sweet sour and salty
taste you want to keep the body moist by practicing abhyanga and consuming
warming herbal teas you want you know nice warm massages you want to emphasize
self-care practices practice grounding slow hatha yoga
incorporate prayer and alternate nostril breathing into your practice and then
maybe having a hearty more filling breakfast like oatmeal so the seasonal
routine this is our ritucharya and this is living in accordance with this
season’s so building off of the ritucharya and connecting it to the dinacharya you can kind of use both in the same so we want to have that dinacharya
that daily routine that morning practice that we do every single day however we
want to incorporate the seasons into that daily practice so during you know a
kapha time of year if we’re having a morning routine maybe practicing a
couple like Sun Salutation A and B after our morning meditation and then during
like pitta season during the summer instead of after our meditation maybe
doing you know five minutes of cooling like stretching on the ground to kind of
pull the body down and ground ourselves and then as we move into the vata
time of year maybe after a meditation we do alternate nostril breathing to kind
of help us calm our mind and any movement that’s going inside of our body
and just really ground us into our present moment so you really want to
incorporate some of the seasonal routines and build them into your
morning practice this dinacharya ritualized routine to ultimately live a
more harmonious ayurvedic life so this is an explanation of what dinacharya and
ritucharya is in ayurveda my name is Clare if you guys like this video
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and let me know what you guys think and i will see you next time

1 thought on “What is Dinacharya and Ritucharya in Ayurveda (Daily and Seasonal Routine!)”

  1. totally agree, it makes such a difference for the whole day if you are doing your morning routine/ritual – love your tips 💜

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