The 10 daily habits to Be Radiant
These are the 10 habits that have been distilled from the Ayurvedic guidelines for "dinacharya" or daily routine. They may appear simple, but can be difficult to get a handle on given our busy lives and also in that they run counter to mainstream culture in many ways. However, when mastered, the habits are incredibly potent medicines that have profound effects on all levels of being: body, mind and spirit.
Habit 1 - Earlier, Lighter Dinner
Eat the right kind of dinner at the right time and you’ll have a better rest at night. Support your body in burning fat rather than waking up with a food hangover.
Habit 2 - Early to Bed
An effective bedtime routine guarantees a good night’s sleep. Never compromise on the quality of your sleep. Reverse engineer your deep rest and start the day with brightness.
Habit 3 - Early to Rise
Tap into the potentiality of the morning by starting your day early. Set the tone for a great day with a sound morning routine that has been practiced in traditional cultures all over the world for many generations.
Habit 4 - Breath Body Practices
Air out your physical and energy body each day for connection and lightness. Bring the right kind of movement for your body into your daily routine.
Habit 5 - Plant-Based Diet
Eat more plants! You don’t have to be vegetarian, just add in foods that are lighter and more alkaline to make you feel alive and vibrant.
Habit 6 - Self-Massage
Enhance circulation, detoxification and nourishment with a daily rub down. Awaken your inner healing powers! There are lots of creative ways to do this, and it is a self-care practice that you will grow to love.
Habit 7 - Sitting in Silence
Take a few minutes each day to sit and do nothing. It is known to bring down stress and increases overall satisfaction. It is the key to unlocking your intuition and finding alignment in all aspects of your life.
Habit 8 - Healthier Eating Guidelines
Nurture your digestive fire and optimize your digestion for better function of your entire system. Your digestion is your truest ally in maintaining health.
Habit 9 - Come to your Senses
Learn how to take care of your sense organs so they last through old age. Ayurveda has techniques for cleansing and nourishing each of the 5 sense organs.
Habit 10 - Easeful Living
Choose an orientation of ease through your day. Easier said than done, I know, but simply by aligning with natural rhythms and cultivating deeper self-connection, this habit can be as easy as any other.
A little bit about Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a lesser-known holistic health science from the east. It is possibly the oldest traditional system known to us today. It is both a medicine and a way of life. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and when used in conjunction with it, it is a powerful tool for cultivating good health, self-awareness and peacefulness.
Ayurveda sees each individual as a unique combination of the 5 elemental energies of ether, air, fire, water and earth. Once we understand what our natural elemental balance is (which can easily be done), we can tailor our lifestyle to preserve that balance and live with more vitality. This is the concept of “staying in balance”, and Ayurveda is the master of it.
If you are curious about the tradition of Ayurveda, and want some background on the essential concepts and language, I recommend this website for exploring it a bit more. However, you do not need to know its cultural context to be able to live it in your modern day life. Ayurveda is more accessible as a set of guidelines and practices that help us live in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Living this way is itself a health practice.
I am excited about bringing you the essence of the Ayurveda in a practical sort of way. The guidelines for healthy living according to this ancient tradition start with a sound daily routine. Then we go a step further with seasonal routines based around the change of the seasons.
The combination of knowing your unique constitution, and living with a good daily and seasonal routine is the secret to good health according to Ayurveda.
If you are curious about how Be Radiant could help you, drop me a line or schedule a strategy session on my contact page. In this 30 minute call, I will spend some time understanding your needs and challenges and we can decide together if this program is a good fit for you. If the answer is yes, I will invite you to join the next round of Be Radiant.