Beautiful ancient knowledge of Ayurveda explains that depending on the time of the rising and waking up, one can posses certain qualities of character. There are universal laws that are directly connected to our level of emotional intelligence, well being and even the quality of our life. Depending on the hours of rising, we can have different levels of energy and health in general.
Let’s look at the different timing of rising up and how it can benefit or affect us.
Waking up at 2-3 am
If we wake up at this time, without having any issues with health, that means we can be very deep into our spiritual practice with great success. The Sun is barely active at this time, so the Moon is the one who still has the power. Which means if we are awake, Moon will be affecting our mind in a positive manner, making it very calm and at peace. Such early hours are very beneficial for prayer or meditation practices. However, there is one caveat. If we always wake up at this time, our psyche will be extremely sensitive to anything. For this reason, we won’t be able to stay at the public places with many people around for a long time, or at all. This is why monks or anyone who is not living mundane life, live in the remote places far away from people.
Waking up at 3-4 am
If we are able to wake up at this time, we have enough power to fully comprehend our spiritual nature. In this case, our psyche will not be as sensitive, so we are able to socialize and spend time with people. However, if we wake up from 3 to 4 am, it is recommended to dedicate this time only to various spiritual practices since this is the most auspicious (beneficial) time to perform them.
Waking up at 4-5 am
If we wake up between 4 and 5 am, we are able to completely change our nature and turn from pessimists to true optimists. According to Ayurveda, this is the very time when Earth’s state is very optimistic itself. If people are fully awake and active at this time, they can become good singers, composers, musicians and performers in general. They will be filled with energy and joy.
This is also a special time that is called brahma muhurta in Ayurveda. This is a short period of time that is not affected by any Gunas (or qualities of Nature, such as passion, ignorance or auspiciousness) and starts approximately 1,5 hours prior to the sunrise. It is about 4.30 am, depending on the time zone you are in and the season of the year. This is the best time for receiving any spiritual knowledge and for acquiring the feeling of happiness. Whatever thoughts come to our mind at this time will affect the entire day. If we make it a habit, to wake up so early, we develop a strong psychological immune system that will defend us from any stress or worries.
Waking up at 5-6 am
If you are able to wake up daily at 5-6 am, you will be happy and optimistic all your life. There are also very high chances to fight any disease. This time is also an ideal time to perform any spiritual practice. At this period of time, the Moon is no longer active but the Sun is not active either. That is why our mind becomes very sensitive to any sort of information, and we can recall things easily and for a long time.
Waking up at 6-7 am
According to Ayurveda, people who wake up at this time ignore the universal law of time, even though they try not to sleep for too long. Generally, they will have a medium amount of energy and everything in life will be smooth with some occasional failures. Their health is not so bad either. People who wake up at this time will not have full amount of physical power and psychic strength.
According to Ayurveda, we need to wake up before the Earth does. That means, before 6 am of the solar time. Why is it so important? If we wake up before the Earth, we will become in sync and can adapt to the “intentions” of the Earth for the day ahead. If we do that, nothing can affect us, from weather fluctuations to various geomagnetic storms. Because if we do that, we will be in complete tune with the Earth. But if we sleep after 6 am, we won’t be able to adapt. We won’t be able to be true and complete optimists, our joy won’t be real, it won’t be natural but artificial.
Waking up at 7-8 am
If we wake up at this time, we will be less strong psychologically and physically than it was programmed in our destiny. That means, we will be constantly losing our time.
People who wake up at this time will be rushing all day long and will be having a constant feeling of the lack of time. They will not have enough concentration for a truly successful day. People who wake up from 7 to 8 am will have tendencies to migraines, low appetite, low blood pressure, low immunity, general passiveness in life, as well as higher acidity in the stomach and issues with the liver. Besides, there won’t be any positivity in mind since the most auspicious and positive time, according to Ayurveda, was right before that.
Waking up at 8-9 am
Those who wake up between 8 and 9 am will have a very hard time to correct the negative character features and will most likely have several bad habits. If we wake up at this period of time, we will be always prone to various strong disease, chronic fatigue, general life difficulties, disappointments and life failures.
Waking up at 9-10 am
People who sleep until 9 or 10 am will be having a very high chance of developping depression, apathy and the lack of desire to live. There will be anger, fears and more disappointments, as well as more severe bad habits, various bad accidents, heavy diseases and possible early disability and early aging.
Usually such people call themselves “night owls”. However, there are some scientific researches that have already showed evidence that early birds are generally more optimistic, healthy and more successful in life.
If you fall under the category you do not like, don’t worry. For women, it is not recommended to wake up too early. We need our beauty sleep, but not too much of it. Like always, moderation is the key. However, waking up just before or with the sunrise is still very beneficial for woman’s nature. Should you want to change your waking hours, do it slowly and gradually, adding 20-30 minutes to an earlier time. If you wake up 2-3 hours prior to your usual time, this can create more issues, so be considerate and careful. Do not forget to listen to your body.
Happy early rising!