As a quick refreshment, in the previous blog on Doshas, we explored the concept of the three doshas associated with the human body.
Vata is represented by air and space, Pita by fire and water and Kapha is based on earth and water. Similarly, we are each made up of a certain percentage of the three doshas.
Similarly, every part of the day is influenced by the doshas. In this blog, we will explore the nuances of each predominant dosha from the beginning of the day, to help you take charge of your day and better prioritize your health.
The reality is that in today’s modern world, marked by hectic lifestyles and all the demanding challenges of working life, it may not seem feasible to align yourself with an Ayurvedic watch.
However, making that effort toward gradual change is rewarding for your health and keeps a variety of illnesses at bay, such as heartburn, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
The combination of eating periods, sleep cycle and day-to-day activities in harmony with the Ayurvedic clock helps to restore balance and promote optimal long-term health.
The Ayurvedic clock is essentially our body clock. Usually within 24 hours. daily cycle we experience each dosha twice.
According to Ayurveda, there is an ideal time for every activity we do during the day. The Ayurvedic clock captures the time to eat, sleep, work or even think / introspect.
It is linked to how our genes and hormones work and shows a strong link between the energy of our body and the energy of the doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).
Kapha time: 06:00 to 10:00 and 18:00 to 22:00
Kapha dosha is most prevalent during the early hours of the morning and in the afternoon. This is the period of time when you normally feel drowsy and experience a more relaxed energy.
It is best to start the morning before Kapha time (before 6am) so that once the sun sets, you will experience the boredom and heaviness of the day.
Waking up before sunrise will allow you to benefit from the goodness of Vata energy to support your meditation practice.
This promotes a certain lightness throughout the day. In the evening, from 6 pm, it is a good time to start relaxing and settling down slowly.
Falling asleep during the Kapha season is easier as it is when your body is on the ground and in a state of rest. A great ritual to relax is a hot shower, a sip of warm spicy milk, a gentle foot and head massage or a soothing meditation that will allow you to gradually fall asleep.
Pitta time: 10:00 – 2:00 am and 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Pitta is the epitome of productivity and the constructive use of time. It is the time of day when you feel most productive and it is defined as the beginning of the working day.
It is also the time when your digestive fire is strongest, so it is best to eat your heaviest meal at noon / lunch during this time of day according to Ayurveda and a light meal during the evening hours so that your body can finish digestion before bedtime. .
Very often people find it difficult to sleep after 22:00 and this causes food cravings. It is best to prepare for bedtime before 10pm to withstand this burst of energy during the late hours of the night.
Vata time: 02:00 to 06:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Vata time is for creativity and meditation. The dosha itself is characterized by being light, airy and dry. While you sleep soundly during your deepest rest time, it is believed to be the most sacred time to meditate.
Waking up during Vata time means getting up with the sun and can start the day with calm and expansive energy.
This is the best time to recreate and regenerate. It is an ideal time to meditate, read, do intellectual activities, plan business strategies, and so on.
It is the ideal time to connect more easily to peace and quiet when there is less activity outside and things are quiet and peaceful.
Research has shown that during this period the whole body is in a favorable atmosphere and there is a natural production of melatonin (the hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle).
The knowledge of this Ayurvedic routine thousands of years ago. However, our current lifestyle has made it difficult for us to keep up with the rhythms of nature.
These rhythms are not rules invented by Ayurveda, they are the basic needs of our body and mind.
By understanding your doshas and how they work, you will be able to better understand how the energy around you affects your constitution and your inner being by adapting to an Ayurvedic clock routine to improve your overall well-being.
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