I really don’t know how it happened but I suddenly started waking up at around 4.30 am since last two weeks. During one such day while going through my Youtube subscriptions , a video popped up about ‘Brahma Muhurtam’ . I do know that this is an auspicious period which is sometime during the early hours of the morning but didn’t know the exact timings or anything more about it.
I got curious about this video and started watching it. I learnt about a Ghadiya , a Muhurtam , number of Ghadiyas in a Day and how the exact time period of this Brahma Muhurtam is calculated on any particular day.
It is understood that the period from 3 am to 5.15 am approximately is Brahma Muhurtam and that it is good to meditate or do puja/prayer or exercise during this period.
I continued to automatically wake up at around 4.15 to 4.30 everyday. I started doing meditation followed by pranayama . I then go for a walk for 30 mins.
Meanwhile, I started watching more videos about this and learnt that waking up during these hours is beneficial to us.
- This is the calmest period of the night when the mind is still,
- everyone is asleep, no noise whatsoever
- the air has the maximum amount of oxygen during this time
- this is the best time for students to study because there is no distraction and memory power too is greater
- this is the best time to Meditate which helps in reducing stress
- you get solutions to your problems , your thoughts and Intentions are clear , it is possible to manifest your desires
- one can do puja or prayer
- is also good to do yoga or exercises.
Several health benefits can be experienced when people wake up regularly during this period.. The production of Melatonin hormone by the pineal gland is the highest during this period. The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain. This hormone is a powerful antioxidant , it reduces the production of cortisol (by the Adrenal Glands) which in turn reduces stress and anxiety , reduces Blood Pressure, heart burn etc etc.
It is said that one should wake up during this period without any external help from an alarm or someone else waking you up. One video also mentions that if you can wake up automatically it is a sign of being blessed by the Almighty 🙂
All living beings are supposed to follow the rhythms of nature . Dinner to be done by 6pm ( before sunset ) and to sleep as early as possible….latest by 9pm . It would then be easy to wake up comfortably at 4am , much before sunrise .
Our body functions are actually designed to be in sync with the rhythm of nature whereas we have upset these functions by staying up late and waking late . This is resulting in several mental and physical issues.
Am glad I am finally able to tune into this rhythm. Hope to reap all the benefits.
It is almost 2 weeks since I started meditating during this period and I can confidently say that I am not as anxious as I used to be…I feel very calm and in control throughout the day. Overall it is a great feeling… I try to sleep as early as possible …around 10ish …my internal alarm clock is now set to wake me up between 4 to 4.30am.
~~Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi~~