Get your copy of the “Ayurvedic (Dinacharya) Resource Page” created by Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, C-IAYT, AWP & Nicole Tammaro, COTA/S.
Ayurveda daily routine can be incorporated in an OT self-care home protocol to keep our clients, patients, our-selves and loved ones to remain in balance.
The word Dinacharya is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots:
“Dina” meaning “Day” and “Charya” meaning Activity.
When the theories of Occupational Therapy scope of practice are interwoven with the philosophies of Ayurveda, healing can occur on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level. By following a 28 day lifestyle modification program of incorporating Dinacharya the following may be manifested:
* Improved clarity of mind and focus
* Stoke digestive fire to minimize digestive difficulties of any kind
* Reduction of constipation, loose stools, or irregular bowel movements
* Decrease intense cravings for spicy, salty, or sweet foods
* Improvements in listening to what your body needs (in the way of sleep, food, rest, exercise, etc.)
* Enhance energy and reduce exhaustion
* Reduce symptoms of anxiety or stress
* Restore a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system
* Foster both clarity and groundedness in the mental, spiritual, and emotional realm
* Nurture an improved sense of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life
* Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight
* Restore and maintain balanced sleep regime
* Recover each individual’s natural state of balance
* Prepare the tissues for deep nourishment and rejuvenation
* Promote optimal health