ROLE OF AYURVEDIC DINACHARYA IN PROMOTION OF HEALTH

Bhanupriya Kaushik1, D. N. Sharma2, Uttam Kumar Sharma3,Mayank Bhatkoti4, Radhakrishna Bishwal5

Email:-dr.bhanupriyakaushik@gmail.com

ABSTRACT :

According to Ayurveda human body is made up of five principle elements (Panchamahabhuta). The functional existence of Panchamahabhuta is considered as a particular rhythm in the form of day- night schedule in 24hours and in the form of seasonal schedule in a year. As a part of nature human being are very closely associated with the rhythm of nature. Ayurveda teaches how to perform a daily routine and an annual routine to compensate with external environment to remain healthy. The concept behind daily routine is to live in a balanced state of three doshas. A systematic schedule from wake-up at early morning to sleep at night is called Dinacharya. Steps of Dinacharya are- wake up early in the morning, prayer before leaving the bed, washing the face, mouth and eyes, evacuation, exercise, scraping tongue, cleaning the teeth, gargling, chewing, nasaya, karanapurana, head and body massage by oil (abhyanga), bathing, dressing, use of perfumes, pranayama, meditation, breakfast, doing daily work or study, lunch, evening exercise and prayer, swadhyaya, dinner, going to bed etc.

Keyword :Ayurveda, Soolvritha, Ayurved, Dinacharya, Swasthavritta