The Magic of waking up at 4 AM, and What Ayurveda Says about it

Waking up at Brahma muhurtham

Some time back social media was abuzz about an article which explained how many successful persons across the globe woke up at 4 AM and how it was shaping their lives. A lot many successful CEOs across the globe, like Tim Cook has sworn the benefits of waking up at 4 AM. Ayurveda has an interesting take on waking up at this time, and with reason.

According to Ayurveda, the ideal time to wake up is before 45 minutes of sunrise, which is also known as the Brahma muhurta. A great shift of energy takes place at that time. This is the ideal time for attaining Brahm gyan. This is of course, when you spend that time to do some meditation, exercise and prayers instead of focusing on your laptops and mobile phones. There is a reason why newborns wake up and start crying at the crack of dawn, because all our bodies are attuned to that natural clock, dictated by nature — waking up at sunrise, going to bed at dusk, which was also why our ancestors had less diseases and stress as compared to our generation.

Ayurveda is all about managing your three doshas, which are biological energies found in our body and mind:

Vata (space and air), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (water and earth). A day is divided among these three doshas. Early morning, which is 4 am to 5.30 am is dominated by Vata, which governs body movement, flexibility, mental activities, etc. So, if you wake up at that time, you will get these advantages, and waking up means getting out of bed and doing something.

The Kapha dosha starts from 6 am, this dosha is marked by its heaviness. So, if you wake up after 6 am, Ayurveda tells that you are bound to feel heavy and slow throughout the day.

Then comes the Pitta dosha, marked by productivity, between 10 pm to 2 am, as well as between 10 am and 2 pm, this Pitta time at night is also for productive activities, but not externally, says Ayurveda. Instead, internal activities should take place then.

So, go to bed early today and get rejuvenated. Itoozhi Ayurveda is one of the leading Ayurvedic Hospitals in Kerala.

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