Treat Yourself with Proper Rest


In our hectic modern life, we rarely stop for a moment to realize the importance of an adequate rest.  We are all too busy with our activities and do not take the time to allow our body to recover its energy.  Ayurveda, the science of life, clearly explains the rhythms of nature.  One of these rhythms is the circadian or in other words, the day and night…

From 6:00 am to 10:00 am, the sun rises and awakens all living beings in this planet.  The energy is slow and our bodies shall be energized with exercise and pampered with a self-massage before the shower.

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, our digestive fire is at its peak.  During this time we shall accomplish the main activities of the day.  This is the time of mental sharpness, decision making and productivity.  Consuming our main meal around noon will promote good digestion, energy and satisfaction.

The hours between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm are ruled by the creative energies.  This is the time for planning, for unlocking the creativity to resolve situations and establish new goals.

From 6:00 pm to 10:00pm nature is finding its way to the silent recovery.  These hours shall be used to prepare ourselves for a good rest.  Nurturing our senses with harmonious music, lighting a candle, taking a bath, using aromatherapy to refresh our room or simply practicing conscious breathing.

This daily ritual will allow a restful sleep.  Allowing our bodies to complete all the metabolic processes between 10:00pm and 2:00am and supporting our brain to dream and release its psychic energy into the Universe between 2:00am and 6:00 am.

By establishing a routine which follows this daily rhythm, honoring the proper rest for a daily renewal, we can become more productive, with more energy and with a sense of fulfillment.  I encourage you to consciously embrace this rhythm and take responsibility of your own wellbeing.