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Dinacarya and Rtucarya

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Matthew Van Auken

on 11 September 2017

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Transcript of Dinacarya and Rtucarya

What is dinacarya?
Dina: "day"
Carya: in this context, "ritual," "routine"
Practically, daily behaviors for wellness and balance
In short, ayurvedik prevention
Dinacarya practices
Morning: cleanse excess kapha, tamas from senses, GI tract
3 regular meals at consistent times, pitta hour meal (lunch) being largest
Sleep at regular time, with consistent time given; include bedtime rituals
Daily to-do's: meditation, exercise
Rtucarya practices
Let's come up with some!

Let's also come up with practices to avoid.

With a partner, discuss: foods, activities, asana, pranayama/kriya, other categories you can think of
What is rtucarya?
Rtu: season
Carya: ... you already know
Seasonal behaviors for balance and wellness
Seasons defined by relationship of earth to sun
Extent and intensity vary based on desha (terrain)
Dinacarya and Rtucarya
Applied Ayurveda for a Busy Holistic Lifestyle
The basics
Cycle of doshik predominance throughout each day
02:30 - 06:30: vata
06:30 - 10:30: kapha
10:30 - 02:30: pitta
A quick thought exercise: activities for balance based on time of day
What are the seasons as given by Ayurveda?
Sisira: late winter, mid-Jan to mid-Mar
Vasanta: spring, mid-Mar to mid-May
Grishma: summer, mid-May to mid-July
Varsha: stormy season, mid-July to mid-Sept
Sarat: mid-Sept to mid-Nov
Hemanta: early winter, mid-Nov to mid-Jan
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