Rise Before the Sun
What time do you awake? Did you know that the time before the sun rises is considered a sacred time of the day? Brahmamuhurta is the name that the ancient yogis named it. In many cultures, it’s considered a sacred time for prayer, meditation, journaling and being with oneself. My alarm is set for 5:15 am and over the years, I have fallen in love with awakening when it’s dark. I feel like as the sun starts to rise and the world around me is slowly starting to wake up, my own mind and body is doing the same thing. I am aligning myself with the circadian rhythm of the day. According to Ayurveda, when we live with the cycles of our day and season we are on a path to better health, ease and less stress. Start by setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier each day or week so that you can begin awakening earlier and tapping into this time of day for creativity, openness and a connection to the world around you.