How Your Dosha Can Affect Your Daily Routine

Your daily routine or dinacharya as called in Ayurveda is essential for maintaining good health.

How Your Dosha Can Affect Your Daily Routine

Your daily routine or dinacharya as called in Ayurveda is essential for maintaining good health. According to Ayurveda, every organ has a definite time of maximum functioning. Morning and evening are the times when influence of Vata is greatest. From sunrise until about 10 a.m. Kapha makes you feel fresh, and maybe a little heavy. Midday and midnight are prime Pitta times. Learn how to balance your dosha in warmer weather with this guide!

Waking Up

It can be beneficial for all dosha types to wake up by sunrise around 5:30 a.m. Drink a glass of room-temperature water to wash the gastrointestinal tract and flush the kidneys. Try massaging your body for four to five minutes with a cooling oil like coconut in the warmer months before showering.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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