Vata Dosha, Pitta Dosha, Kapha Dosha
Namaskar, the ayurvedic concept of this area that is daily routine tells us how we should be doing what different types of activities in the day like eating, sleeping, exercising etc following this discipline helps us to bring balance into our Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas. This routine helps us to stay connected with our circadian cycle of day and night rhythm.
Now let’s understand this concept of Dincharya or daily routine,
The first phase of the day is 6 a.m to 10 AM is the Kapha phase of the morning
try to Rise Up from your bed Before Sunrise. First detox your digestive system by drinking warm water, the moment you wake up this will make it easier to completely empty your colon or bladder next, clean your mouth and wash your eyes then practice Surya namaskar or
varieties of asanas, walking etc.
This is the best time of your day to energize your system with the help of exercise it removes sluggishness, activates digestive fire, burns fat, and promotes the feeling of peace. After exercise take bath and wear light comfortable clothes will feel clean and pure.
In this state, pray and meditate. This essential part of your routine will bring calmness and contentment which will last for the whole day.
Next, have a nutritious breakfast now this may depend on your age and the type of body you have, eat something warm and wholesome so that you stay full till lunchtime.
The second phase of the day is the Pitta phase from 10 AM to 2 p.m.
This time is the most productive time of your day to do varieties of work, at this time work with full confidence and full capacity, this is a time when your metabolism is higher so eat your meal between 12 to 1 if possible include all kinds of tastes from sweet to Bitter. Take a light walk slowly after lunch to help your digestive system.
The third phase is from 2 pm to 6 PM the Vata of the phase of the day.
You may do conscious relaxation after lunch to feel really fresh energized. you may study if required but do such tasks we do not need too much concentration, walk outdoors in natural surroundings do some deep breathing or stretches and socialize drink tulsi tea or any other herbal tea which you like after sunsets. Go for a quick wash, light a diya, sit for prayer or meditate. This practice will bring Harmony to your body and Mind.
6 to 10 pm of the day is Kapha phase of the night, having a light and easy-to-digest dinner so that when you go to sleep your food is already digested, take a little stroll or walk again and spend some quality time with your family, you may also read and maybe listen to some soothing music as you wind up your day. Massage your head or soul of your feet with oil to calm the body, dim the light where comfortable clothes and go to bed.
Between 10 pm and 2 am is the Pitta phase of the night during this time your body needs to relax completely so that it can heal, repair and rejuvenate itself so try to go to bed by 10 pm and make good sleep a priority.
Now between 2 am and 6 AM is the Vata phase at this time the body feels very light because the digestion is complete and the cellular repair work is done, stay asleep during the early hours to feel more rested if you wake up during this time you may find it hard to go to sleep again during such time it is best to meditate chant mantras or do some pranayama.
When it is 6 AM it is again the Khapa phase of the body and the day-night cycle continues like that. So you see at any time of the day and night we are either in Vata, Pitta, or Kapha Dosha with us. In our ancient scripture, there is a Sanskrit verse that says our body is the
miniature form of the universe.
Now, in this life, it is best to change our lifestyle to synchronize with the cycle of nature by following Dincharya. In the beginning, your body will not agree to this routine and will resist these changes but if you continue for about three weeks you will see a positive difference in your health you will also feel more energetic and joyful.