4 Best Morning Practices To Kickstart Your Day

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META DESCRIPTION: Wanna Rise n’ Shine?

Have you ever felt a lack of control over your emotions? Do you feel tired and worn out with stress and anxiety that keeps catching up no matter whatever you do, or wherever you go? Even worse, does the thought of getting out of the bed to start a day bring about the blues in your mind? And if you do want all this to just stop bothering you, are you still worried about how to, or where to, start?

It begins with the DINCHARYA: ‘DIN’ – DAY ; ‘ACHARYA’ – ROUTINE

Ayurveda treats Dincharya with great significance as it is very much relevant in constructing a healthy, holistic lifestyle. It regularizes a person’s biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity.

Our daily routine starts with morning practices, and, needless to say, it has a lot to do with how the rest of the day would turn out. Alright, that might sound a bit superstitious, but facts are facts, you know! ‘Best morning practices’ has been a hot topic of discussion timelessly, and is regarded as the first objective to be met when it comes to enhancing productivity in your life.

And if you are reading this, that means that you too are eager to find out about it. So here are the 4 main best morning practices which you can adopt to attain a better, productive day:

Wake Up

Well, first thing is first. You have to wake up! But, when and how?


Make it a habit that you wake up before the sunrise. Sunrise varies according to the seasons, but on average the vata dominant people should get up at about 6:00 am, pitta dominant people by 5:30 am, and kapha dominant people by 4:30 am. These hours are considered to be relaxed and quiet, and it can be best utilized to improve your focus and productivity, or simply to plan your day.


Once you’re up, gently rub your palms over your face down till your waist. This cleans the aura, and also helps to wipe out the sleep from your body. Say a prayer, if you’re religious. If not, a positive affirmation to welcome the day would be great.


Clean Up

To refresh your senses, and prepare them to be fully awake:

  •     Wash your face with cold water and rinse out your mouth.
  •     Wash your eyes with cool water and massage the eyelids by gently rubbing them. Blink your eyes 7 times and rotate your eyes in all directions.
  •     Dry your face with a clean towel.
  •     Clean your teeth and tongue, and gargle to refresh the throat.
  •     Abhyanga (applying oil to the head and body) before bathing is highly recommended. Rub warm oil over the head and gently massage the scalp. It provides relaxation, and relief from headache, baldness, graying and receding hairline.

 Fill Up

With water! It’s the very first element that should enter your body after a night of rest, repair, and rejuvenation of your body. It washes your intestinal tracts and stimulates peristalsis.  It is not advisable to start with tea or coffee as it can affect the kidney’s functioning, and is also addictive. If you already have the habit, try to drink water first, and delay the other intakes.

Work Up

Provide your mind and body with ample exercise, everyday. Regular exercise, especially yoga, improves circulation, strength, and endurance. Pranayama or breathing exercises have a phenomenal effect on your body. It clears the physical and emotional obstacles in your body, and enhances the flow of prana – life energy.

Meditation also brings balance and peace into your life. So, it is highly recommended to meditate in the mornings and evening for at least 15 minutes.

A good morning routine can work wonders with your body, mind, and consciousness. At any time, the best investment you can make is YOU, and having a fulfilling start for your day is definitely the best opening score for it. So, good luck!