Friday, 7 January 2011

The rules (of Ayurveda)

VERSE (Dinacharya)
Bm
Waking up
Before the sun
You have your motions
One-by-one

F#m
Clean out the Kapha
From your head
That accumulated
While you were in bed

Bm
Clean the teeth
And scrape the tongue
Gargle with oil
And pull it around

F#m
Inhale smoke and
Nasal drops

Bm
Oil massage
Then exercise
To 50%
Capacity

F#m
Then wash
with warm water
But using cooler
For the head

Then meditate
Then hydrate
Only eating
Breakfast late
             Bm
Well I get tired of the rules

CHORUS
D                                   F#m
But every time I go a little crazy
D                                      F#m
Do something I know is really wrong
Bm                                                  D
I wake up in the morning feeling so bad
F#                                Bm
That I go running... to the rules

VERSE (Ritucharya)
All 6 tastes
In every meal
The ratio
For how you feel

Exercise
December to May
To 50%
Capacity

No activities
At dusk or dawn
Not holding a sneeze
Or stopping a yawn

Taking triphala
Every night

Always wearing
Precious stones



Panchakarma
After the summer


CHORUS
And sometimes I forget contraindications
Or don't change with the seasons and my situation
Whenever I act mindlessly, I feel so bad
I go running to.... reread the rules

VERSE
Controlling the body
Speech and mind
Granting gifts
And being kind

Speaking little
Speaking good
Speaking only
When you should

Not causing ill will
Or telling lies
No dissension
In others lives

With a smile
The first to greet
Insults received
Never repeat

Not causing
Injury
Or engaging in
Any deceit

Living a life that's
Filled with dharma
Pursuing only
Pleasure and kama

Not believing
All you see
But nor suspect
Conspiracy

Perfect your skill
Adoring others
Sharing profits
As with brothers

Not loving
Being alone
Compassion for all
Is always shown

And having the long life
And the wealth
The reputation
And the health

Do I get tired... of the rules?


Optional extra:
CHORUS
I want to be like everybody else
Eat what I like and never really care
I'd die in pain but at least I'd have a blast
Cos I get so tired... of the rules

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