How To Practice The Ayurvedic Morning Routine

Ayurveda is the current medical system of India and the “sister science” of yoga, practiced for over 3000 years with modern adjustments. It compliments Western medicine with natural, non-invasive methods.


Ayurvedic Morning Routine

1. Wake up before sunrise

2. Give thanks

3. Wash face

4. Brush teeth

5. Scrape tongue

6. Salt water gargle

7. Blow nose

8. Wash ears

9. Drink lemon water

10. Move bowels

11. Coconut oil self-massage (face, neck, stomach, and legs)

12. Shower

13. Get dressed in clean clothes

14. Use aromatic essential oils (amber, jasmine, sandalwood)

15. Exercise

16. Deep breathing

17. Meditation (sitting, walking, breathing)


Ayurveda (literally "art of living") offers ways of treating people with natural therapies. Banyan botanicals offers a wide variety of organic herbs and guidance for those with health questions. They provide two quizzes to help you determine your birth state (prakriti) and current state (vikriti) as a means of giving you education about how to take care of yourself on an individual basis. These tests provide you with your "constitution" corresponding to earth elements (known as doshas). There are three unique doshas, and everyone has a different balance of them at different times in life, including kapha (water), pitta (fire), and vata (air). These quizzes provide insights into foods to eat and how to nurture yourself.

Prakriti (birth type):

Vikriti (current type):

For specific uses of Ayurvedic herbs:

For more about Ayurvedic Science:

Contact an Ayurvedic Doctor:


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