Kickstart Your Day with Ayurveda
Do you wake up groggy and dread the alarm clock, or do you pop out of bed ready to start your day like a whistling dixie? Well if you are like me, you’ve spent most of your life dreading the alarm clock and the wee hours of the morning.
Ayurveda gives us really clear instructions on how to begin and end our days like bookends. If the book ends aren’t there the bookshelf may look quite messy.
Using the concepts of Ayurveda, I went from feeling like a drunken sailor in the morning to no longer dreading the morning. I learned to eat lighter at night, go to bed early, and wake up feeling refreshed.
Most people think their morning starts when the alarm goes off, but actually your morning starts the night before. What you do the night before sets you up for success the next day.
In this short video, you’ll learn why this is so important:
- Learn how you might be causing yourself jet lag with your habits around sleep.
- Having energy in the morning is possible by switching up your routine.
- By working with your day-light cycles you can have a productive morning.
If you’re struggling in the morning, it probably means you’re packin’ some serious ama aka toxicity in the body, and it isn’t a pretty picture my love. If you haven’t dialed in your digestion, sleep and wake/dark cycles for your physiology and energetic body, called your Dosha in Ayurveda, then you are missing out on deep cellular intelligence.
It is my intention to get you back on track. You just need to understand how the Circadian Rhythm works to optimize the morning hours. You already know that the day is divided into two 12 hours cycles am and pm, but did you know that it is broken into 3 cycles within a 12 hour period? Each four-hour period within 12 hours repeats twice a day. These Ayurvedic 3 four-hour cycles Vata, Pitta and Kapha are backed by circadian science.
Kapha Time – Morning hours 6 am – 10 am
After sunrise, the element of Kapha increases in the body, and it corresponds to the Earth and Water Element and the Spring Season. The morning is a heavy time of day. Do you ever wake up feeling groggy, stiff, and dull? If so, then you are experiencing the energy of Kapha. If you feel heavy then you aren’t working with your circadian rhythm properly.
Vata Time – 2 am to 6 am
If you wake up prior to 6 am then you are experiencing the element of Vata. You can avoid morning stiffness, making morning the best time for kickstarting your day the Ayurvedic Way. Studies show that morning exercise lowers stress hormones. By waking up with sunrise, the time when the nighttime switches over to the early morning hours, you can ride the way of this energy throughout the day. This is the time to start and do all your morning practices called Dinacharya.
If this interests you, I offer a yearlong course in synching up to nature’s rhythms called the Alchemy and Art of Loving Yourself. Click here to learn more!