Getting good sleep: According to Ayurveda a proper sleep between 10 pm to 6 am gives adequate rest to body. Depending upon your body nature, a sleep of 6 to 8 hours every night helps to get good rest. Pitta type of the body need 7-8 hours, Vata about 8 hours and kapha type needs 6-7 hours of sleep. Going to bed by 10 pm is a good practice. Our body restoration and regeneration happen efficiently between 10pm to 2 am. If we go to bed by 10 pm it will support and help body to recover. It helps the pineal gland to produce melatonin hormone that prepares body to sleep. Getting into bed before 10-15 minutes earlier your bedtime helps to get good deep sleep. Turn off screen, music, light and keep the room temperature between 65-67F (18-20C)
The other daily routines recommended by Ayurveda are-
1. Exercise – Yoga for strengthening mind and body
2. Pranayama-Yogic breathing to improve concentration and help lungs function
3. Meditation – to reduce stress and keep us focused
4. Hygiene – Cleaning body parts (face, hands and legs particularly) before meal and after using bathroom/toilet
5. Neti and nasya – keeping nasal passage clean and clear.
To have a fruitful and successful day, practicing daily routine as described in Ayurveda is helps. These practices not only nourish our body, nourishes one’s mind too. Ayurvedic daily routines brings discipline in life, promotes weight loss, keeps body fit, healthy and energetic.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 13, 2020