DINACHARYA - HOLISTIC APPROACH TOWARDS HEATHY LIFE
Ayurveda is not only a medical science but also it’s complete science of life. It not only gives importance to cure of various health ailments but also preventive measures. The Dinacharya is one among them. The word Dinacharya comprises two words. The Dina and the Charya. The Dina means Day / Daily, whereas the Charya means Activity / regimens/ movements. Dinacharya means daily regimen or conduct. Dinacharya play an important role to attain Purusharthas (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha). Dinacharya covers all the activities that man can perform spontaneously, deliberately which results both physical and mental fitness. The daily regimen also explains the various duties and is divided into two types viz; day regimen and the night regimen. The present study reveals the daily regimens, their types and methods according to various Ayurvedic texts. Dinacharya comprises of waking up in the early morning, praising God, Drinking water early morning after waking up, Mala Mutravisarjana, Cleaning of teeth, Tongue scraping, Cleaning of face, Mouth gargling, Application of collyrium, Nasal medication, Medicated smoking, oiling of head, physical exercise, Bath, Proper dressing, Smearing body with perfume, Proper food intake, Chewing of betal leaves, Attending prescribed profession, Achamana, Sandhyavandana, Ratribhojana, and finally Proper sleep.
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