My morning routine for more prana

Meine Morgenroutine für mehr Prana

The early bird has more energy

Anyone interested in Ayurveda cannot avoid the morning routine (Dinacharya). The time after a restful night's sleep, during which the nutrients absorbed during the day are transformed into new cells and tissues and waste products are eliminated through our organs, has a positive influence on the quality of our daily constitution.

According to Ayurveda, different doshas prevail throughout the day (bioenergies) that influence our metabolic processes, mood and vitality. In the morning it is recommended to get up before or before sunrise (between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.). During this time, the mobile Vata energy still prevails. Your active quality is then taken into the day. Carrying out a daily morning routine has a positive effect on digestion and metabolism. You free yourself from toxins and strengthen your health, immune system and spirit.

Your personal “me time”

However, a complete Ayurvedic morning routine requires time that we usually don't have in our stressful world. I recommend combining the following morning routine with your lifestyle. It doesn't take too long, but it does a lot. The life energy (prana) and well-being that you bring into your day are absolutely worth taking this “me time”.

  1. Morning toilet

    Ideally, if your metabolism is working well, you can empty your bowels and bladder as soon as you get up without having to drink a cup of coffee beforehand. Regular bowel movements have a positive effect on our organism not only on a physical level, but also on a mental level. If that doesn't work for the time being, your digestive system can learn this regular emptying again with the help of Ayurvedic diet and behavior recommendations.

  2. Drink hot, warm water

    The most important point of your morning routine should be drinking warm water. Boiled, hot or warm water gets your metabolism going. Your digestive tract is flushed and bowel movements are stimulated. Try to drink two to three glasses relatively quickly. You are welcome to pimp your second glass of water with a little lemon juice. Tip: Do not put lemon in hot water as it produces toxic substances. Or you can add one or two slices of ginger with peel into your hot water.

  3. Oil pulling and tongue scraping

    Oil pulling removes fat-soluble bacteria from the mouth. Not only will your oral and dental health benefit enormously, but also your breath, your teeth brightness and your immune system. Oil pulling cleanses the oral mucosa and relieves inflammation in the mouth such as periodontal disease or bleeding gums. Coconut oil has the positive side effect of making your teeth whiter. Sesame oil (unroasted) is used in the classic Ayurvedic morning routine “Dinacharya”. Here's how it works: Put a teaspoon of oil in your mouth and swipe it between your teeth for about five minutes. Then spit it into a tissue instead of into the sink, as the drain could become permanently blocked. Then you can use a spoon or a tongue scraper made of stainless steel or copper to scrape your tongue clean from back to front.

  4. Nasal rinsing and oiling (I don't do it every day)

    There are special nasal showers for rinsing the nose with salt water. This cleanses the nasal mucosa, which has a particularly positive effect on allergy sufferers. You can then oil your nostrils with sesame oil. This protects the mucous membrane from viruses and bacteria.

  5. Oiling of the face

    Oil your face with sesame or almond oil and leave it on for as long as you have time. If you have more time on the weekend, you can oil your entire body and scalp. After allowing it to take effect for about half an hour, remove the oil when showering or bathing. Your skin will thank you.

  6. Movement, breathing

    In the classic morning routine, exercise is recommended before breakfast. Even if it's just ten minutes, it will boost your vitality. Yoga exercises such as sun salutations, other gymnastics or breathing exercises (pranayama) mobilize the body and support digestion.

  7. Breakfast

    In Ayurveda, a light, warm breakfast such as cereal porridge or a cup of warm milk with a handful of almonds is recommended because the digestive power is not yet strong enough in the morning. The saying “Eat breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king and dinner like a pauper” does not apply in Ayurveda. You can also find many Ayurvedic breakfast recipes on my website.

All of these measures promote your health, your mind and your well-being.

My tip: Start the day with one point and gradually add more applications for your healthy life.

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