Dinacharya (Sanskrit: दिनचर्या “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 is useful for promoting health

Dinacharya says that each day, two cycles of change occur, that correlate with the Ayurvedic concept of dosha

Routines covered by dinacharya include: waking time, elimination, hygiene, massage, exercise, bathing, meditation and prayer, meals, study, work, relaxation and sleeping