Dinacharya: Your Ayurvedic Healthy Daily Routine

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by Seema Sahani

If we adhere to the rules of a healthy lifestyle, our doshas will establish a sense of balance and we will maintain perfect health and happiness. In Ayurveda, dinacharya or daily routine is important because it brings the body, mind and consciousness in a state of balance and regulates all functions of the body.

I’m sure we all have a tendency to fall off the track when we’re not supposed to, but I personally feel that is all right to do. Speaking as an Ayurvedic practitioner, falling off the map or taking the wrong turn or learning from mistakes and even the findings of your own self through the wrong will help you in gaining the knowledge you need to learn and grow from.

Those that have a typical 9-5 job might be able to adapt to this type of lifestyle because it’s the basic up in the morning, get ready, grab a coffee and you’re out the door. Those that have a more easy and subdued lifestyle may find it harder as you’re more casual and laid back when performing your activities. Whatever lifestyle you live by, following certain remedies will benefit you by maintaining that balance in your mind and body.

Below is a daily routine that we all must try. I recommend giving this a shot and seeing how aligned your body and mind will become and the sense of balance you will feel from it.

Ayurvedic Daily Routine 


  • Arise early in the morning
  • Evacuate bowels and bladder
  • Brush teeth
  • Scrape tongue
  • Self body massage with oil to head, body and soles of feet for about 10 minutes
  • Shave and cut nails
  • Gargle with sesame oil
  • Bathe or shower
  • Drink 2-3, 12-14 oz glasses of room temperature or warm water on an empty stomach
  • Transcendental Meditation or any other meditation technique you practice
  • Exercise according to individual recommendations
  • Wear clean and comfortable clothing suitable to season and activity
  • Light breakfast (optional), depending upon your dosha
  • Work or study


  • Lunch: a balanced diet according to your dosha
  • Brief rest after lunch
  • Work or study
  • Transcendental Meditation or any other meditation technique you practice


  • Dinner: (optional), a balanced diet according to your dosha
  • Pleasant, relaxing activity, (for example – an evening walk) or according to your dosha some exercise
  • Self body massage with oil to head, body and soles of feet for about 10 minutes
  • Bed time

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Seema Sahani, AyurvedaSeema Sahani is an inspiring healer in the tradition of Ayurveda, a holistic preventative medicine from India over 6,000 years old. She has also been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over a decade. She graduated with top honors with a BA in Maharishi Vedic Medicine from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA. After which she completed an intensive internship with Dr. Raju in New Delhi, India where she read patients’ pulses to assess the degree of physical and psychological imbalances in their physiologies amongst other responsibilities. She has received a Masters in Ayurveda from The Ayurvedic Academy which led to an internship in Banglore, India. Attaining fulfillment, health and longevity is her goal. 

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