This daily routine exemplifies the way we should spend our time according to Ayervedic ideal. If you are working a typical 9-5 job, which does not permit much flexibility, then practice this Sadhana to the best of your ability in the time available to you.
This is the routine is for the months December, Jan, Feb, Mar, mid April.
Rise promptly on awakening between 6.00-8.00am
Engage in vital activities
Perform a vigorous dry-body brush scrub daily
Take a warm shower
Massage body with a natural body lotion
Perform morning pranayama
Practice 30 mins of Yoga asanas, run or do some active sport (do something stimulating first thing each morning)
8.00-9.00am Light Breakfast
9.00am - 2.00pm Engage in normal work activities of the day
1.00-2.00pm Have a hearty meal
3.00-6.00pm Perform normal work activities
4-4.30 Afternoon Tea
6.00-7.00pm Light dinner with family
8.00-9.00pm Paticipate in a consistent programme outside of the home (do not nap or watch TV during or after dinner)
9.00-10.00pm Wind down, perform evening pranayama, meditate or pray.
* be especially alert and active during winter and early spring
If you have any questions on pranayama type or yoga asanas to practice, feel free to ask me!
Hope you find your Sadhana benefits you greatly over the winter!
Namaste, Tara x