Getting up early is what everyone’s granny would recommend. For some it is quite difficult to practice, but if it is incorporated, it will have huge health benefits. Here are a few good reasons why every health seeker should wake up early in the morning.
1. Active Vata Advantage: According to Ayurveda, if we divide night into three parts, the last part of the night is dominated by Vata Dosha. So, if you wake up early in the morning, you will have the active Vata advantage.
What active Vata advantage means?
Vata Dosha is responsible for body movement, flexibility, functioning of sense organs, enthusiasm, mental activities such as understanding, recalling, etc, proper secretion and release of hormones, enzymes etc. A well-balanced Vata keeps the body and mind in optimal condition. Hence getting up early injects enthusiasm into the mind and stimulates all the body organs.
2. Best time for gym: According to Ayurveda, morning is the best time for gym and exercise . Hence the enthusiasm derived out of getting up early can be well-directed and utilized through gym, exercise, Pranayama and Prayer.
3. Brahmi Muhurta :Ayurveda explains “Brahmi Muhoorta” as the time to wake up. This is the early morning period (last 48 minutes of the night). This time is very auspicious and Satwik in nature. Hence, if one wakes up early in the morning, the mind will be filled with all the positivity and energy during this period. Each Muhurtha is 48 minutes long. 12 hours of night has 15 Muhurthas. So, the 14th Muhurtha, – 50 – 100 minutes before the sunrise is the ideal time to wake up as per Ayurveda. This is called Brahmi Muhurta. This falls between 4 – 5:30 am.
4. Body clock: The natural body mechanism has a virtual clock inside. This is known as the biological clock. All the activities of the body such as secretion of hormones and enzymes are pre-scheduled. The body is naturally accustomed for sleeping during the night and being active during day time. Hence maintaining a fixed time schedule for sleep and getting up early in the morning is very essential for healthy maintenance of organs and systems of the body.
5. Cortisol hormone: Early morning is the time when cortisol hormone secretion is maximum. Hence waking up early in the morning helps proper stimulation of all body organs.
6. Plan the day: Getting up early in the morning gives you time to arrange your daily activities more elegantly. It also helps in lessening the stress.
7. For students, Brahmi Muhurtha is the best time to start studying, as it enables maximum concentration.
8. For Prayer, Yoga and Pranayama there is no other time as good as early morning.
9. Shastra Pramana – Ayurveda is considered as a Shastra – a wholesome treatise. Ayurveda recommends to get up early, hence it is best to wake up early.
10. Free silent time – If you wish to get some works done quickly in a silent atmosphere, especially when kids are at home, early morning is the best time, when rest of the family members are sleeping and you are concentrating hard on your tough work.
Hence waking up early in the morning not only has health benefits, but also social benefits. So let’s wake up early, kick-start every day with huge energy & enthusiasm and make everyday successful, healthy and happy. 🙂