Personalized Dinacharya: How to Personalize Your Daily Routine For Your Dosha Type

It can be difficult to include a complete dinacharya practise into your daily schedule.


You can choose tiny additions to your routine to make the most impact by focusing on introducing modifications that balance your prakruti first (which is your body type).


Vata Balancing Routine


Focus on having a regular schedule.


Vata types will benefit the most from a consistent daily pattern that includes periods of rest and activity, out of all the doshas. When it comes to a schedule, Vata types are the most unpredictable of the dosha kinds. They may require encouragement to stick to a schedule, but once they do, they report feeling more grounded and better able to cope with the stresses of the day.


Bedtime


Do: Have a consistent bedtime.


Don't: Stay up late or go to bed at different times, as that could lead to mental and physical exhaustion.


Morning


Do: Drink warm lemon water.


Don't: Drink coffee on an empty stomach, as this weakens Vata's already sensitive and rather weak digestive fire.


Food:


Do: Listen to your hunger cues and eat regularly in peace.


Don't: Skip meals, ignore when you're hungry or eat 'on the run', as this can weakens digestion making it harder for nutrients to be absorbed efficiently.


Evening/Afternoon


Do: Practice giving yourself a massage with warming oils or even nourish nasal passages with sesame oil.


Don't: Overdo it mentally and physically, as Vata's already have a lot of movement going on and over stimulation could lead to further imbalance, anxiety and insomnia.



Pitta Balancing Routine


Keep your cool.


Pitta people are naturally intense, joyful, and focused on achieving their goals. This implies they are constantly on the go and frequently multitask. Slowing down and adopting moments of rest to balance times of activity over the day will assist Pitta types. Pitta people are the most routine-oriented of all the doshas. At the same time, they must be careful not to be overly strict or compulsive.


Bedtime


Do: Just like Vatas, make sure to have a consistent bedtime.


Don't: Stay up late or go to bed at different times, as that could lead to mental and physical exhaustion.


Morning


Do: Exercise in the morning


Don't: Exercise in direct sunlight, as that might cause excess meat and cause nausia.


Food:


Do: Eat a large lunch and a lighter dinner.


Don't: Eat large meals in the evening, as that diverts energy from rest and repair to digestion at night.


Evening/Afternoon


Do: Find time to relax and wind down before bedtime.


Don't: Push yourself mentally and physically, as this can lead to overheating the system leading to irritability and inflammation.


Kapha Balancing Routine


Mix things up.


Kapha types are more resistant to change and may put off attempting new things, but the time and work required to establish a consistent pattern will help Kapha types lighten up and feel more energised. The good news is that once Kapha people get into a pattern, they're more likely to adhere to it.


Exercise:


Do: Exersise daily


Don't: Skip a workout, as exercise will keep you motivated even if its just for 15 minutes.


Morning


Do: Wake up early, before Kapha time (6 am)


Don't: Wake up late, as that could lead to lethargy and make it hard to get things going.


Food:


Do: Make lunch, between 12-1pm, your largest meal


Sip on warm tea throughout the day in order to build your digestive fire.


Don't: Distract yourself with T.V. or other activities during meals, as that could lead Kaphas to ignore their hunger cues signaling when you are full.


Snack in between meals, as that could weaken your digestive fire making it harder to properly digest and take up nutrients during meals.


Evening/Afternoon


Do: Take a walk after dinner or mealtimes in general


Don't: Take naps in the afternoon, as naps increase Kapha energy in your mind-body system.



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