Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Daily Routine - What's your score?

A leading Ayurvedic Physician Dr Vasant Lad has listed some wonderful everyday routines that one must follow to lead a life of peace, happiness and longevity. In the olden days, as kids, we probably followed some of these. But today, I wonder if anyone practices even half of these routines.

To do a reality check and find out where you stand, play this game. Enter your score in the Comments section of this article. You are welcome to not identify yourself and be anonymous but atleast mention your score and anything else that you want to say.

The Game: There are 22 daily routines below. For each routine, give yourself a score of 1 if you happen to follow or perform as mentioned everyday (exception 2 days a week). If you score 15 points or above you win.

The Reward: You will be blessed with a happy, peaceful and a long and healthy life. As a bonus, you might win a gift certificate from baykon (conditions apply and subject to approval and credit check).

1. Wake Up Early in the Morning - No later than 6:00am.
2. Say a Prayer before Leaving the Bed.
3. Clean the Face, Mouth, and Eyes - Wash youe eyes with cool water and blink 7 times and rotate your eyes in all directions.
4. Drink Water in the Morning - Not coffee or tea.
5. Evacuation (read defecation):
1 bonus point - If you squat on the toilet.
1 bonus point - wash anal orifice with warm water, then the hands with soap.
1 negetive point - If you don't go everyday.
1 negetive point - If you use toilet paper.
6. Scrape your Tongue.
7. Clean your Teeth.
8. Gargling - twice a day with warm sesame oil.
9. Chewing - Chew a handful of sesame seeds,dried dates or coconut. After chewing brush your teeth again.
10. Nasal Drops - 3 to 5 drops of warm ghee or oil into each nostril.
11. Oil Drops in the Ears - Putting 5 drops of warm sesame oil in each ear can help these disorders.
12. Apply Oil to the Head & Body - Rub warm oil over the head and body.
13. Bathing.
14. Dressing - Wearing clean clothes brings beauty and virtue.
15. Use Perfumes - Using natural scents, essential oils, or perfumes.
16. Exercise - 30mins.
17. Pranayama - 10mins.
18. Meditation - 15mins.
19. Breakfast - Between 7:00am - 8:00am.
20. Lunch - Between 11:00am - 1:00pm.
21. Supper - Between 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
22. Sleep - Between 10:00pm - 12:00pm.


GD Bhat said...

Great article...Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Will be intresting to see who gets a negetive point. And one who gets 2 negetive points .... lol!!

Anonymous said...

I got 10. Not bad I guess.

prabhu.i.am said...

16... a perfect square, eh! :)