Brahma muhurta is a period of two muhurtas (two time units of forty-eight minutes) about one and a half hours before dawn. In the Vedic tradition, this period is considered as the ideal time for spiritual practices like prayer and meditation.
Brahma Muhurta means “The Creator’s hour”
Ability to Manifest Your Desires
Brahma muhurta (4.30am - 6am) is a time period at which you are neither fully awake nor fully sleeping, nor fully dreaming.
Since you are half awake and half asleep at that time, the biomemory and muscle memory is more receptive to change a cognition, remove self doubt, self hatred, self denial (SDHD) and create the reality you want to hold a space for. The logic is not thick enough, and you can easily manifest your desires into reality.
“Early morning, the period of brahma muhurta, where the so-called reality, waking state has not become 100% real for you and the dream state has yet not become 100% dream state for you, where you are just moving in-between. Brahma muhurta - morning 4.30am to 6am, where your inner space, some moments is in waking state, some moments in the dream state; make use of that time to infuse some ideas into your system.” - Paramahamsa Nithyananda Paramashivam
The brahma muhurta consciousness is a unique time and space where the material out of which you are made of is available for alteration, transformation and manipulation - it is as though it is liquid. Hence, anything you try to infuse into your inner space goes in very easily; just like a needle moves into the banana. It can easily enter into your system. For example, when you feel you do not have enough wealth, you can try to play and infuse your with the idea, “Let me manifest wealth” during brahma muhurta.
It will not take more than three or four days to realize that you are setting the trend and thought current of what you want to express in that brahma muhurta time. Paramahamsa Nithyananda says that sleeping during brahma muhurta means wasting one’s life. During brahma muhurta, you should not entertain the thought currents which are not directly conducive for your life, because whatever you entertain during that time becomes part of you.
Understanding you and the stuff out of which your life is made - is ultimately from You, and realizing that you can transform, manifest, manipulate, play around, do anything you want with the stuff out of which your life is made is kundalini awakening. Waking up at brahma muhurta is a powerful spiritual practice that can lead an individual to this experience.
Health and Long Life
brAhmI muhUrtaM uttiShTHEt swasthO rakshArthaM Ayusha: tatra sarvArtha shAntyartham smareccha madhusUdanaM (Ref: Ashtanga Hridayam) This line translates as: “One should wake up in the brahma muhurta for sustaining perfect health and for achieving a long life span, as desired.”
In any Ayurvedic textbook, the very first verse begins by explaining the daily morning routine to be followed for health and long life - especially emphasizing the importance of brahma muhurta. Ayurveda has given a deep thought to the daily routine, which when followed, aligns our day perfectly to express our maximum potential and capabilities. This starts with getting up during Brahmamuhurta. The quality of our waking up decides our energy level for the day. Waking up at Brahmamuhurta is a powerful technique to break our patterns of laziness and tiredness.
Tuning your biological clock to the rising and setting of the sun, is the best way for reversing the aging process. Waking up during this brahma muhurta puts you in perfect synchronization to the natural clock.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda has designed the morning routine - which includes waking up in the Brahma Muhurta, doing yoga, pancha kriya, puja, kirtan and sitting in Satsang. The morning routine is designed to give the Chit Gaṇa Anubava, Embodied State of Consciousness.
As Paramahamsa Nithyananda says, “A person who is in love will wait to spend time with the beloved. If you are a Seeker you will be waiting for this five hours every day, because that is the time you get near what you are seeking, closely, your seeking takes shape into the system. When your beloved comes near you, if you are tired the love is gone, dead. During the morning 4 hours if you are bored, your seeking is dead, gone, you need thorough over hauling inside you, you need to ask yourself. You need to question many of your answers. You need to bring pure questioning back to your life.”
It is important to understand the relation of doshas with the time of the day. A dosha is one of three bodily humors that make up one’s constitution according to Ayurveda. The three doshas of pitta, kapha and vata can be roughly said to be the equivalent of Sun, Moon and Air energies of our body. The intricate workings of time and their relation to the tridoshas are explained in detail in the Vedic literature. The whole day consisting of 24 hours can be broken down into kapha, pitta, and vata periods during which the predominating qualities of those doshas are prevalent. During a given 24 hour period there are two time segments for each dosha as follows:
- 6:am to 10:00 am – kapha
- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – pitta
- 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm – vata
- 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm – kapha
- 10:00 pm to 2:00 am – pitta
- 2:00 am to 6:00 am – vata
These are not to be considered exact, but fluctuate a little according to the season. Through high awareness, one can get an idea of what dosha is predominant at any given time.
Because of the above time frames, the very first activity of the daily routine, i.e. rising, should be done shortly before sunrise in the vata period. Vata is the principle of movement, so to wake up in this period ensures that vata principle will be functioning to help in the elimination of wastes from the body. It is also the quietest time of day. For this reason it is also the best period for prayer and meditation.
Waking up any later than sunrise imbalances the kapha dosha in the body. The effects of this dis-balance can be observed physically as an increased tendency to get upper respiratory disorders, constipation or incomplete elimination of wastes from the intestines (leading to accumulation of toxins in the blood), general lethargy and fatigue.
Brahma Muhurta, it’s Time to Wake Up! Nithyananda Times: www.nithyanandatimes.org/brahma-muhurta-its-time-to-wake-up/ Kundalini Current 3 www.nithyananda.org/video/kundalini-current-3-everything-your-life-made-your-very-expression#gsc.tab=0 Best Spiritual Daily Routine http://nithyananda.org/video/best-spiritual-daily-routine-achieve-bhava-samadhi#gsc.tab=0