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11/27/18 9:04 A

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You are doing great. I think it's just when we start to incorporate changes, some stick more easily than others.

Exercise and meditation are my least robust habits too - funny, eh? I do some kind of exercise every day - but it's not a 'habit' I don't think. The meditation - I guess it's hard because it's not 'doing' something!
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11/27/18 6:00 A

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Gill - You are an inspiration! Thank you. emoticon

I have made some progress in November. I am oil pulling, tongue scraping, and practicing abhyanga before a shower but I am still struggling with automating the exercise and meditation portions of my dinacharya. Exercise and meditation are still hit and miss. I want and need this, I am not sure why it is so difficult or why I let so many things get in the way. emoticon I am not giving up! I will keep working on my routine/habits. emoticon

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11/27/18 5:15 A

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Funny how some habits stick, some fall away!

I am good with tongue-scrape & drink of water
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I've just started wiping my eyes with rosewater first thing too - that feels nice.

I am good with face massage after washing and dressing.

I'm not doing a body massage, but am moisturizing every morning - I have a lovely almond and shea butter 'souffle' mixture from a local maker of natural products.

I always get some exercise done in the day, but not always first thing.
I am very on/off about meditation and chanting.............. this is something I really want to get back into my routine as it does me so much good.

I've started taking some extra B12 and a good multi-vit/mineral for older women - both about keeping my immunity strong too.

Most nights I'm remembering to massage my feet with some nice foot cream I have. That feels good.

Still struggling with water - but doing better than if I wasn't trying!

Gill

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11/2/18 9:46 A

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I'll sort myself out over the weekend - I think November will be reinforcing the habits I've already been working on. Some are really robust, others not firmly established. Tweaks needed.

My robust habits are:-

tongue scraping + drinking water + chanting/meditation

wash and get dressed + face massage

I've also experienced a 'poop' sometimes even before the first drink of water - so this is improving.

I'm less good at knowing where to put exercise - I usually do something like yoga first thing, even if only sun salutations, but am them conflicted about doing a workout, or going for a run or a walk. Too many options and not enough time.

Earlier, lighter, dinner has become a norm - usually very light meal around 6pm.

Devices turned off by 9pm and in bed by 10pm happens most days, but not always.

As one of the recommendations for November is to combat dryness, I'm going to concentrate this month on drinking water and moisturizing my skin.

Life Spa (John Douillard's 3-seasons diet) guidelines for November:
1. combat dryness
2. stoke digestive heat
3. get more rest
4. increase stress-relieving practices
5. increase fat & protein
6. stay warm
7. slow down & relax when eating
8. keep immune system strong

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11/1/18 10:15 A

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emoticon Welcome, Maribeth! emoticon

Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 11/1/2018 (10:15)
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emoticon Dinacharya - November emoticon
Self care Activities:
A.M. Routine:
Tongue scraping
Oil pulling
Abhyanga
Meditation
Yoga

My intention for November: To continue working on making my morning routine automatic.

My progress:
week 1 - So far so good. I have managed to stick to my AM routine with the exception of yoga. I missed a day.
week 2 and 3 - I injured my shoulder which resulted in pity party. I was feeling frustrated and sad. Time to get up and dust myself off and get on with it. Shoulder is still bothering me but now I am stiff and sore everywhere. So gentle yoga, meditation and oil pulling, etc
26 I am doing all of it but in a hit and miss fashion. I will keep working on making these automatic.


Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 11/27/2018 (05:20)
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Dinacharya - November
Self care Activities: Drink water and allow digestion to rest between meals…no snacking
My intention for Nov. starting out sick the first couple weeks --- I plan to clean out my pantry, fridge and freezer. This will give me a clean slate to concentrate on reducing weight again. yogajournal.com/poses/types/pranayam
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My progress:
Nov. 4th I'm hanging in there - scale WILD and fluctuating with flu symptoms. I'm sick less often since I improved my diet 4 years ago. One week later, breathing better, still dealing with lack of sleep that leads to cravings. My dog has a toothache and I check on him seveal times during the night.
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10/29/18 7:27 A

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emoticon As we begin November and continue moving toward winter, we will continue to build and solidify our DInacharya. You can choose to add new things to your self-care routine or continue on with what you started last month. emoticon

If you are new to our little challenge, emoticon please just jump in where you are! If you have questions, just ask. If you have resources to share please do that, too!

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Ayurveda is all about timing and cycles and seasons. Ayurveda begins with self care. So that is where we will begin, with dinacharya . What is dinacharya?

From Wikipedia:
"Dinacharya (Sanskrit:"daily-routine") is a concept in Ayurvedic medicine that looks at the cycles of nature and bases daily activities around these cycles. Ayurveda contends that routines help establish balance and that understanding daily cycles are useful for promoting health."

Daily routine. We are going to build our daily routines. Our dinacharya. Our challenge for the month of November is to continue building on what we began in September, You can choose to add one or two more activities or just keep working on what you are doing. We will continue to build and add on to our routines, at our own speed. Below you will find articles that describe dinacharya and what is included.

***(Some of the articles below involve sales pitches for classes or products. I am never going to tell you that you should buy this or that. There is good information in these articles but you DO NOT have to buy anything to do this challenge. There is so much information available in books, (that you can borrow from the library) and from reputable online sources, there is no need to purchase anything.)***

emoticon Once the weather cools down, autumn is vata season. emoticon
Routine is vata balancing, which makes this a great time to establish a self care routine!

emoticon emoticon November's Dinacharya Challenge: emoticon emoticon
1. Choose 2 or more activities to include in your daily routine. (See list of ideas below)
2. Set your intention.
3. Share your choices with us, if you wish.
4. Check in once a week and discuss how it is going, ask questions, get ideas. Share successes and struggles.
5. Feel free to set up your tracker as you wish!

Self care Activities to choose from:

Wake early
Meditate/pray
Drink water
Oil pulling
Tongue scraping
Abhyanga
Yoga - Sun salutations
Exercise
Eat more plants
Eat seasonally
Allow your digestion to rest between meals…no snacking
Make your midday meal your largest main meal
Pranayama
Meals at regular times
Earlier, lighter dinner (supper)
Bed by 10pm

Or choose one, from another source, not listed.


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Dinacharya - November
Self care Activities:
My intention for November
My progress:
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Edited by: ITS_MY_TURN_NOW at: 11/27/2018 (05:31)
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emoticon emoticon emoticon RESOURCES emoticon emoticon emoticon

DINACHARYA

Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician
www.ayurveda.com/resources/a
rticles/th
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Dr. Claudia Walsh
yogahealer.com/wp-content/uploads/20
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John Douillard, DC, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner
lifespa.com/ayurvedic-daily-
routine-di
nacharya/


Banyon Botanicals - Introduction to Daily Routine
www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/ayurve
di
c-living/living-ayurveda/lifestyle/


Yoga Journal
www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/day-ni
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