I am delighted to share this blog from my teacher Dr Indu Arora about Daily routine:
Health is surely not a goal that we might attain one day. It is moment-to-moment transformation in a three-step process:
1) Letting go of what does not serves any more
2) Allowing the absorption of all that provides energy
3) Transformation of the energy into nourishment
We are being sold the concept of health through vitamins, supplements - in all forms of short cuts. None of these can promise health, these are temporary fixes and we are so used to them.Health is choice that we make every moment by living mindfully. Mindful living allows space between action, response and interaction, it is not a robotic lifestyle.
The concept of having a routine is definitely not a new one but one which needs revival. Ayurveda lays emphasis on prevention more then cure. If what we do on everyday basis takes care of the three-step process then health becomes a consequence of such a routine.
In Ayurveda the suggested routine changes as per solar cycle (6 am to 6 pm), lunar cycle (6 pm to 6 am) and seasonal cycle (6 seasons, every 2 months) and is called dinacharya, ratricharya and ritucharya - respectively.
Solar and lunar cycles are divided into three dosha phases of 4 hours each. Kapha phase from 6 am to 10am, Pitta phase from 10 am to 2 pm and Vata phase from 2 pm to 6 pm. Between these two cycles, the most important is following the solar cycle (dinacharya) and in dinacharya the most important is the kapha phase. It (kapha phase) is the time of the day when the immunity is the strongest, it is the time for nourishment and time for cleansing, it is the time to stroke the gastric fire (jathar agni) and awaken healthy appetite.
For 10 step daily routine read full article here