A daily routine for yourself is a way of showing up for your self and setting the tone for the rest of the day. Ayurveda has a beautiful set of routines, but hey I know it can be hard to adjust all of them. So let’s start with a few here, which can already bring mayor shifts into your daily life and overall wellbeing. Maybe picking one of them and committing to it for a week to really feel what it does to you before you take on the next.
𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞
Your morning routine starts the evening before. So not too much screen time and try to be in bed before 10pm so that you use the Kapha energies of the Day to work with the energies of that time which are more heavy and dense.
Getting up as soon as you naturally awaken, so don’t snooze, listen to your inner clock. If you are just learning to listen again to you inner rhythm then for sure you want to work with an alarm, preferably around sunrise.
Have a glass of warm water before you either drink or eat anything else. This helps to flush your system and give a gentle cleanse for your body.
𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬
In the morning is this spiritual window where you can more easily connect with yourself and start your day with a spiritual practice. So using this moment to just sit, close your eyes and be quiet - witnessing what is arising without any judgment. If it’s hard for you to sit in silence, you can also follow a guided meditation.
In this season you want to opt for warm sesame oil. Slowly with attention massage the body from top to bottom using long downward strokes. Our skin is our biggest organ so nourishing it to at the same time nourish the deeper levels of the body. For more information about the do's and don'ts about oil massage have a read at this blog.
During the kapha time of the day which is between 6-10 am it’s good to also move the body, to stimulate the elimination of toxins and also help you to energetically ground you more to be more anchored in yourself. This can be anything from a few sun salutations to a morning walk, to cycling and much more.