Daily routine or Din Charya means our daily behavior and response in a day. As per ayurveda the best routine is the routine that is in sync with the circadian Rhythm.
Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles in physical, mental, and behavioral changes.
Within our brain or hypothalamus, we have our biological clock that must match with the chronological clock to have a productive and healthy day.
As per ayurveda each time or hour in a day is dominated by a dosha, and by the higher activity of an organ.
If we eat and work as per that we can get best result, stay fit, lose weight, have a flat belly, live a peaceful and calm life.
|Time||What is happening?||Most active organ.||What should we be doing?|
|3-5 am||Lowest body temperature with calm body & mind.||Liver.||1. Detox lungs|
2. Sharpen memory
3. Cleansing of brain & mouth.
4. Prayer, show gratitude, and do oil pulling.
|5-7 am||Sharpest rise in blood pressure.|
(High cortisol, melatonin production stops)
Time for Bowel movement.
|Lungs & large intestine.||1. Do Deep breathing.|
3. Drink warm water.
Light snack before workout.
|7-9 am||High testosterone levels.||Spleen & Stomach.||1. High Lymphatic system activity.|
2. Filter blood.
3. Detox old cells.
Have Breakfast post meal.
|High Alertness.||Heart / fire / energy.||1. Do work that requires alertness & focus.|
2. Small snack.
|Best coordination.||Small intestine|
(sorting & absorption of food), Energy starts to drop.
|1. Have meeting.|
2. Finish lunch.
3. Relax post lunch.
|Good reaction time.||Bladder|
(Liquid waste extraction work).
|1. Do Work that |
2. require some thinking.
3. Do Planning.
4. Have a snack.
|5-6:30 pm||Higher muscle strength.||Kidney|
(Storing of nutrition).
|1. Evening workout.|
2. Some strength training.
|High blood pressure.||Pericardium.||1. Dinner Time.|
2. Winding up the day.
|7:30-8:30pm||Highest body temperature.||Gallbladder.||1. Time for self-love|
2. Lite foot massage.
3. Family connection.
4. Love making.
|9-10:30 pm||Melatonin starts secreting.||Liver (time for recovery).||1. Sleep|
Try to adopt these habits into your lifestyle and note the difference. Also, I would like to suggest you a Book “Everyday Ayurveda” by Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya (Available in both languages: English and Hindi), if you want to dig deep into this field or any case if you are interested to know more about this field.