Ayurveda Self Care 101
Self-care is important for everyone, but it's especially crucial for those of us who follow the ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda is all about balance, and if we don't take care of ourselves, we can easily fall out of balance. That's why it's so important to establish a daily routine, or dinacharya, that supports our health and helps us stay balanced. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of dinacharya and how you can create your own routine to support your health and well-being. 1) Dinacharya Ritual: Self-massage/abhyanga One of the most important aspects of dinacharya is self-massage, or abhyanga. Abhyanga is a Ayurvedic practice that involves massaging the body with oil. This helps to improve circulation, detoxify the body, and calm the nervous system. Although you can do abhyanga on your own, it's best to receive it from a trained professional. 2) Dinacharya Ritual: Dry Brushing Another important self-care ritual is dry brushing. Dry brushing is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and promote lymphatic drainage. It's also a great way to stimulate circulation and release toxins from the body. To dry brush correctly, use a natural bristle brush and start at your feet, moving up your legs in long strokes. Brush your arms in the same way, starting at the hands and moving up to the shoulders. Be sure to brush gently, as you don't want to irritate your skin. 3) Dinacharya Ritual: Tongue Scrapping Last but not least, tongue scraping is an important self-care ritual that can help to improve your digestion and eliminate toxins from the body. Tongue scraping is a simple process that involves using a special tool to scrape the surface of your tongue. This helps to remove bacteria, food particles, and other toxins that can build up on the tongue. Tongue scraping should be done first thing in the morning, before you brush your teeth or eat breakfast.
Self-care is important for everyone, but it's especially crucial for those of us who follow the ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurveda is all about balance, and if we don't take care of ourselves, we can easily fall out of balance. Dinacharya is a simple but powerful way to support your health and well-being. By incorporating self-care rituals like abhyanga, tongue scrapping and dry brushing into your daily routine, you can help keep your body and mind balanced and healthy.
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