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Morning Ayurvedic Routine For Winters

Before we take our very first leap towards the fresh smell of warm breakfast in winters, There maybe 14 steps to increase that freshness exponentially, according to Ayurveda.

Ayurveda suggests a daily morning routine is utmost essential to bring effective and drastic change in synergy ( synchronized energy) of your body,mind and consciousness. As harsh of a word routine sounds there is more to it, a routine promotes balance in one's own body but inducing a feel of self-care. Ayurvedic morning routine in winters resets your biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation with creating a deep sense of self-discipline.

1. Early bird

Getting up before sunrise brings fresh breathe of sattvic which brings a feel of fresh blue hue before the sun is up. Kapha season which is a cold and heavy season that slows pace of life has two different wakes of winter, Hemant which is early winters and Shishir which is the late winters. Both suggests the ideal time to wake up is 4:30 and it fixes your discipline to finest core. Rubbing your hands together to gather warmth and applying a firm press over your face always help to make you feel energized to an extra extent.

2. Facial & Optical Cleanse

A firm splash of room temperature water followed by a softly edged towel, does wake you up with a motive, Once you have control over your sleep conscious .Its time to spend focused time over washing every single detail of your face. Eye wash with clean water is always an essential plug to be pulled for that final wake.

3. Thirst Quenching

Then drink a glass of room temperature water, preferably from a pure copper cup filled the night before. This washes the GI track, flushes the kidneys, and stimulates peristalsis. It is not a good idea to start the day with tea or coffee, as this drains kidney energy, stresses the adrenals, causes constipation, and is habit-forming.

4. Evacuation

Sit, or better squat, on the toilet and have a bowel movement. Improper digestion of the previous night's meal or lack of sound sleep can prevent this. However the water, followed by sitting on the toilet at a set time each day, helps to regulate bowel movements. Alternate nostril breathing may also help. After evacuation wash the anal orifice with warm water, then the hands with soap.

5. Scrape your Tongue

Gently scrape the tongue from the back forward, until you have scraped the whole surface for 7-14 strokes. This stimulates the internal organs, helps digestion, and removes dead bacteria. Ideally, vata can use a gold scraper, pitta a silver one, and kapha copper. Stainless steel can be used by all people.

6. Clean your Teeth

Always use a soft toothbrush and an astringent, pungent, and bitter toothpaste or powder. The traditional Indian toothbrush is a neem stick, which dislodges fine food particles from between teeth and makes strong, healthy gums. Licorice root sticks are also used. Roasted almond shell powder can be used for vata and kapha, and ground neem for pitta.

7. Gargling

To strengthen teeth, gums, and jaw, improve the voice and remove wrinkles from cheeks, gargle twice a day with warm sesame oil. Hold the oil in your mouth, swish it around vigorously, then spit it out and gently massage the gums with a finger.

8. Chewing

Chewing a handful of sesame seeds helps receding gums and strengthens teeth. Alternatively, chew 3-5 dried dates and an inch of dried coconut meat. Chewing in the morning stimulates the liver and the stomach and improves digestive fire. After chewing, brush the teeth again without using toothpaste or powder.

9. Oil Massage to head and body

Rub warm oil over the head and body. Gentle, daily oil massage of the scalp can bring happiness, as well as prevent headache, baldness, graying, and receding hairline. Oiling your body before bedtime will help induce sound sleep and keep the skin soft.

10. Use of Essential oils

Using natural scents, essential oils, or perfumes brings freshness, charm, and joy. It gives vitality to the body and improves self-esteem.

11. Exercise

Regular exercise, especially yoga, improves circulation, strength, and endurance. It helps one relax and have sound sleep, and improves digestion and elimination. Exercise daily to half of your capacity, which is until sweat forms on the forehead, armpits, and spine.

12. Pranayama

a deep breathing exercise that follows a specific pattern of inhaling and exhaling

13. Meditation

It is important to meditate morning and evening for at least 15 minutes. Meditate in the way you are accustomed, or try the "Empty Bowl Meditation". Meditation brings balance and peace into your life.

14. Bathing

Bathing is cleansing and refreshing. It removes sweat, dirt, and fatigue, brings energy to the body, clarity to the mind, and holiness to your life.

Well now you are ready to take over your daily goals and accomplish them with a clear consciousnesses. Always remember, Self care is the best care.

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