It has been said that creating a daily routine (dinacarya) is one of the best ways to ground our selves. There have also been studies that say doing some sort of movement in the morning can help us lose weight and maintain clarity of mind. These two facts give us a good reason to build a daily routine.  Deepak Chopra tells his clients to RPM. This means “Rise out of bed; you should know what Pee stands for; and then Meditate.” So, starting our morning with our favorite 10min form of meditation is the first component of a daily routine.

A great addition to meditation is the “Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation”. This practice is a series of five poses performed 21 times each.  If you have not performed these rites before, it is good to start off performing each pose no more than 7 times.  There are several books written on this series that you can purchase.

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I have found that adding neck stretches and eye strengthening poses after the “Five Tibetan Rites” has helped me and a lot of my clients out dramatically.

The next step would be Sun Salutations. They were designed to be performed in the morning and what a great start they are! If you cannot do a Sun Salutation you can modify to a cat-cow version. You can do as little as 2 of them or better yet one for each year you have been alive.

One of the best ways to end a morning regimen is through breath-work. 3 sets of 60 power breaths (kapalabhati) along with several rounds of alternate nostril breathing (anuloma viloma).

yoga energy kapalabhati

This series all together should take less than ½ hour to perform and it will make a huge difference in your life.

See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, "Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!"

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This blog was written by Sylvie Binga, MS and Tim Ganley.

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3 thoughts on “YOGA ENERGY’S DAILY ROUTINE (Dinacarya)

  1. A daily routine works very well for me. I started getting up early to go to yoga boot camp and now get up early everyday. I do morning chores, walk my dog, tibetan rites, breathing and eat (very important!). I feel great and am ready for the day.

    • I was a volunteer in Nepal over the semumr and was lucky to find the Ganden Yiga Chopen Meditation Centre. I participated in the weekend retreat and it was much more than what I had thought it was going to bee2??it really exceeded my expectations! The meditation practices and the Buddhist teachings were amazing, the rooms are comfortable, the food is really good (those cinnamon rolls for breakfast are great!) and the people are very, very nice. If you go to Pokhara, you should definitely take the weekend off and attend the meditation retreat!After one month and a half in Nepal, the retreat was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.

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