Wake Up Early (Brahma Muhurta): This period, known as Amrit Bela, falls between 3:30 to 5 am. It's the time when waste materials are expelled from the body, making you feel lighter and protecting you from various diseases. This time is also believed to enhance intelligence, making it ideal for creative work.
Prioritize Meditation: Start your day with 20 to 40 minutes of meditation. Even if you're new to meditation, begin with just 5 minutes. We often cleanse our bodies but neglect our minds. Meditation helps purify the mind. Allow thoughts to come and go during meditation. In the final phase, focus on planning your day and setting intentions.
Eat Twice a Day: Follow your meals based on the rising and setting of the sun. Have your main meal between 10 am and 1 pm. leave a quarter of your stomach empty for the "sky element." Dinner should be eaten before sunset or within an hour after sunset. If you must eat late, keep your evening meal light.
Get Sufficient Sleep: Aim for 6 to 7 hours of deep sleep each night. To improve sleep quality, try the following:
• Warm Water Foot Soak: Immerse the area below the knees in as hot water as you can tolerate. Even soaking just the toes can be beneficial. Doing this for 10 to 15 minutes can promote better sleep and alleviate fatigue.
• Foot Massage: If someone at home can provide a foot massage, it's beneficial. Alternatively, you can self-massage your soles for 5 to 7 minutes to improve sleep quality.
• Meditation: Just 5 minutes of meditation can help reduce fear, anxiety, and grief, leading to improved sleep.
Adopting these Ayurvedic practices can contribute to a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.