Are you looking for a daily routine which will provide you with the right tools to help you kick-start your day? Regularity is one of Ayurveda's best tools to establish the proper habits for positive transformation to occur. Here is a suggested daily routine to enhance vitality and energy.
- Wake up during Vata time (before 6 am)
- Scrape tongue
- Brush teeth
- Flush eyes with cold water
- 4/6 drops of warm sesame oil gargling
- Bowel movement (aid by drinking warm water)
- Nasal drops, or warm sesame oils inside to nostrils
- Self-abyhyanga massage, always towards the head, most Marma points are located in the upper body, clavicle area. Demo video
- Yoga, sadhana, mantra & meditation (if they are part of ur regular practice, if not: I can help you with that.)
- Put floral oil of your preference on your third eye, best if it is dosha specific.
- Warm breakfast (eat nothing cold in the AM) with warm spices such as: cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, turmeric, fennel, for agni ignition.
- B4 eating lunch or dinner have a spoonful of: juice of ginger and lemon equal parts, pinch of salt, honey to taste. Stimulates digestion
- Mid am snack: Fruit
- High Noon: biggest meal of the day
- Check pulse b4 every meal
- Leave some space in the stomach for digestion, churning of the food
- Always try and walk after each meal
- If possible, lay on your left side for 15 min to aid digestion
- Cleanse the energy of the day by having a hot shower, if possible sit down to meditate for a few minutes to energetically cleanse the day away.
- Light dinner
- In bed before 10 pm
- Warm milk with turmeric and ghee b4 bed time induces good sleep but also relieves sore muscles
- A little head/foot massage is good before bedtime to induce good sleep.
About Liliana Galvis:
Liliana was born in Bogota, Colombia, South America. She moved to Canada at the age of 15 where she studied and later established herself as a fitness professional. She studied at the University of Ottawa followed by training in sports therapy specializing in massage and remedial bodywork at Raworth College of Natural and Sports Therapies, in Surrey, England. Determined to learn more, in 2009 Liliana immersed herself in the studies of Ayurveda with Sri Sri Ayurveda, at the Art of Living Ashram in Quebec, Canada. Currently she works works in Montreal, runs Yoga retreats Internationally and writes for a few publications in London, England. Visit Liliana at Lily Yoga Pod.