Maintaining a healthy and prosperous lifestyle is on everyone’s mind nowadays. But, doing physical exercise and eating at the right time may not be enough to provide the desired results. Many yogic texts and great yogis/sages recommend waking up at Brahma Muhurta for a healthy mind and soul.
Brahma muhurta is a Sanskrit word composed of two words Brahma and Muhurta. Brahma means sacred or holy, creator god or the source, and Muhurta means time. Brahma Muhurta is therefore known as the time of god, sacred time or creator hour, or time of almighty. It is the time perfect for perceiving knowledge.
Between 4 am and 6 am, time is said to have the highest positive and healing power inside and outside our body. Exercise during this period benefits our body a lot and eliminates useless laziness. Similarly, one can get the best silent and peaceful time to plan a day and productive work without disturbance.
Significance of Brahma Muhurta
The environment is pure, calm, and pleasant in the Brahma Muhurta. The mind is fresh after sleep at that time. Meditation at this time improves mental performance. It even soothes mental irritation and tiredness. Likewise, walking early in the morning before sunrise is a great habit as it holds an eternal power of positivity, hope, awareness, peace, and many more.
Brahma Muhurta is the ideal time to perform spiritual activities, and one gets wisdom, strength, beauty, and health. The power and strength of the lungs increase, which purifies the blood. Due to the positivity, various diseases in our body disappear.
Brahmamuhurta is the best time for the purist of knowledge. The mind is like a blank sheet of paper and can get knowledge much better than at any other time of the day. It is also a great time for self-analysis and knowing the inner self. It provides a good energy boost to the body to keep up with the hectic day.
One who gets up at Brahma Muhurta will experience a vital drift in enhanced health, strength, and spiritual luster. The toxic, anxiety, irritation, and undesirable impulses all are driven away. Great Yogis, Sannyasins, and Rishis meditate on this auspicious time.
Ayurveda states that there are three kinds of Doshas in the human body known as:
- Vata (Air and Ether)
- Pitta (Fire and Water)
- Kapha (Earth and Water)
Within 24 hours, these doshas have different periods of predominance. Each of the Dosha increases or decreases in the human body according to the cycles of time and the change in the environment. Vata Dosha dominates the last part of the night, which wakes up in the morning with enhanced flexibility, the functioning of organs, and a balanced body and mind.
Another belief is that our body contains three forms of Gunas: Rajo Guna, Satva Guna, and Tamo Guna. During Brahma muhurta, Satva Guna is active and benefits us with positive qualities.
In earlier times, Yogis and Sages used to wake up during this time and perform Yajna and recitation of Vedas.
Based on various Hindu Puranas, It is believed that all the gods roamed around the earth at this time. So, God gets pleased quickly if prayed in this time.
Exact Time of Brahma Muhurta
Brahma Muhurta consists of two muhurtas, about 96 minutes before sunrise. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes and 30 Kalas. It is the second last muhurta before sunrise. So, the Brahma Muhurta lasts for 1 hour and 36 minutes before sunrise and ends 48 minutes before sunrise.
As the time of sunrise differs each day, so does the time of Brahma Muhurta also differs. For instance, if the sunrise is at 6:00 am, then the Brahma muhurta begins at 04:24 am, and if the sunrise is at 07:00 am, then the Brahma Muhurta begins at 05:24 am, and so on.
It is the last stage of the night before sunrise and is considered tremendously favorable and powerful. At this Muhurta, a great shift in energies occurs. It is believed that spiritual activities accomplished during Brahma Muhurta have a greater effect than in any other part of the day.
Brahma muhurta is most beneficial for all yoga practices and appropriate for meditation, worship, or any other religious practice. It is also said that one’s practice will yield deeper and faster results when performed. Therefore, spiritual activities are recommended at this time.
Brahma Muhurta and Nature
Brahma Muhurta and nature are closely correlated. Animals and birds wake up at this time. Their sweet tweet starts. The lotus flower also blossoms. Thus, nature also becomes enlightened in the Brahma Muhurta. It signifies waking up early in the morning.
Brahma Muhurta is a beneficial time in a 24-hour time cycle. It is the perfect time to experience the freshness of the environment that keeps the body fit and healthy. It boosts the immune system and increases memory power and energy level. It also helps rejuvenate the body’s various physiological functions, especially related to hormonal variations.
Thus, Brahma Muhurta is an auspicious time that promotes physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.