My morning routine with Ayurveda for more Prana

Meine Morgenroutine mit Ayurveda für mehr Prana

The early bird has more energy

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

According to Ayurveda, different doshas rule the day (bioenergies) that affect our metabolic processes, mood and vitality. In the morning, it is recommended to get up before or before sunrise (between 5 and 7 a.m.). During this time, the mobile Vata energy still prevails. Its active quality is then carried over into the day. Carrying out a daily morning routine has a positive effect on digestion and metabolism. You get rid of toxins and strengthen your health, immune system and mind.

Your personal “me-time”

However, a complete Ayurvedic morning routine requires time, which we often don't have in our stressful world. I recommend that you fit the following morning routine into your lifestyle. It doesn't take too long, but it has a big impact. The life energy (prana) and the feeling of well-being that you take with you into the 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 first. Regular bowel movements have a positive effect on our organism, not only on a physical level, but also on a mental level. If this doesn't work for the time being, your digestive system can learn to empty itself regularly again with the help of Ayurvedic dietary and behavioral recommendations.

  2. Drink hot, warm water

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

  3. Oil pulling and tongue scraping

    Oil pulling removes fat-soluble bacteria from the mouth. This not only benefits your oral and dental health, but also your breath, your teeth's whiteness and your immune system. Oil pulling cleans the oral mucosa and relieves inflammation in the mouth area such as periodontal disease or bleeding gums. Coconut oil has the positive side effect of making teeth whiter. In the classic Ayurvedic morning routine "Dinacharya", sesame oil (unroasted) is used. This is how it works: put a teaspoon of oil in your mouth and pull it between your teeth for about five minutes. Then spit it into a tissue instead of into the sink, as the drain could become clogged over time. You can then use a spoon or a tongue scraper made of stainless steel or copper to scrape your tongue clean from front to back.

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

    There are special nasal douches for rinsing the nose with salt water. This cleans the nasal mucosa, which has a positive effect especially on allergy sufferers. Afterwards, you can oil the nostrils with sesame oil. This protects the mucous membrane from viruses and bacteria.

  5. Oiling 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 at the weekend, you can oil your whole body and scalp. After about half an hour, remove the oil while showering or bathing. Your skin will thank you.

  6. Movement, breathing

    In the classic morning routine, exercise is recommended before breakfast. Even if it is only 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

    Ayurveda recommends a light, warm breakfast such as cereal porridge or a cup of warm milk with a handful of almonds, as 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 beggar" does not apply in Ayurveda. You can also find many Ayurvedic breakfast recipes on my website.

All 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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