In Ayurveda, dinacharya means daily routine. It is those things you do each and every morning that adds some structure and stability to your day. For most of us, we may already drink some tea or coffee every morning religiously. But, Ayurveda recommends that we do several things to start our day off on the right foot.
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One thing you can start doing each morning is chewing on some sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a good source of natural calcium and are considered highly sattvic, or pure, in Ayurveda. Chewing on a few seeds every morning improves the strength of the teeth and can be helpful if you have receding gums. Chewing also helps wake up the mind and can ignite your digestive fire early in the morning, so you have a good and hearty appetite by breakfast.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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