What is Dinacharya in Ayurveda

Ayurveda rituals for everyday life

Start the day gently: have a light and warm breakfast
The best time for breakfast is between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Ayurvedic lifestyle recommends a light, warm breakfast, which gently stimulates the metabolism and raises the energy level to a good status. Rice with steamed fruits or a warm porridge is appropriate here. If you like it hearty, you don't have to do without bread - a good bread from the baker toasted with oil and fresh herbs is also an excellent alternative.

Make the most of the day's zenith: eat a substantial lunch
Noon is Pitta time and our digestive fire burns the most. In order to supply the body well for the rest of the day, lunch can be substantial. Contains protein from fish or legumes as well as a large serving of vegetables. A fresh salad with legumes or grains is also a good choice, especially in the summer months. If we take a look at Indian cuisine, we can see that there is no sparing cut. We should copy that, because spices have a positive effect on digestion, promote metabolism and balance body functions. Ayurvedic cuisine particularly recommends turmeric, coriander, ginger and fennel.

Walk with the sun: End the day with the sunset
The second Kapha period begins with the setting of the sun, at the same time our systems go down. In the Ayurvedic way of life, the last meal should be taken between 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Food that is as easily digestible as possible should be chosen, as the metabolism also slows down during this time. Warm soup or steamed vegetables with fish nourish the body well without stressing it. It is better to keep your hands off dairy products because they are particularly difficult to digest in the evening and as a result lead to restless sleep in some people. 8 p.m. is the best time for me-time - time for relaxation, sport, yoga, a walk in the fresh air, a cozy chat or a book - the only rule here is: the main thing is that it is good for you and helps you to go to bed early Make going before midnight a routine!