Biological Rhythms- An Ayurvedic Perspective

Authors

  • Nishath M Ingalagi Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Ayurveda Samhita Siddhanta, Shri Vijay Ayurvedic Medical College and PG Research Centre, Ilkal, Karnataka, India
  • Mahantesh R Sajjanashetty Professor and HOD, Department of PG Studies in Ayurveda Samhita Siddhanta, Shri Vijay Ayurvedic Medical College and PG Research Centre, Ilkal, Karnataka, India
  • G N Kannolli Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies in Ayurveda Samhita Siddhanta, Shri Vijay Ayurvedic Medical College and PG Research Centre, Ilkal, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v9i1.905

Keywords:

Circadian, Ultradian, Infradian rhythms, Ayurvedic routine

Abstract

A daily routine is essential to maintain health by bringing the fundamental changes required in body, mind, and spirit. An appropriate routine helps to establish the necessary structure for Human beings to maintain the equilibrium of Tridoshas. Biological rhythms like Circadian, Ultradian, and Infradian rhythms maintain the bodily functions regulating with an internal clock in a rhythmic way. Each Dosha exhibits diurnal variations. It also varies according to digestion phase and age. Age of the individual, Circadian rhythm and food intake are the basic factors that influence the physiology of the human body. Certain Environmental factors and bodily changes cause the Circadian rhythm to be out of sync, leading to many unhealthy conditions and are termed as Circadian rhythm disorder. A befitting routine has been described elaborately in the classical texts of Ayurveda in the form of Dinacharya, Ruucharya etc, which specifies out a daily, also as seasonal routine, for people to follow in order to enjoy optimal health and harmonious existence. The concepts mentioned in Ayurveda make us understand the best time for daily routines by keeping Doshic rhythms at an optimal level. Understanding the circadian rhythm in Ayurveda, causes for its derangement, its pathogenesis and ways to reset the circadian rhythm as mentioned in Ayurveda is needed to maintain health and to avoid present-day lifestyle disorders.

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Published

04-04-2022

How to Cite

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Nishath M Ingalagi, Mahantesh R Sajjanashetty, G N Kannolli. Biological Rhythms- An Ayurvedic Perspective. ayush [Internet]. 2022Apr.4 [cited 2022Oct.6];9(1):63-7. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/905

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