The benefits of waking up early

Waking up before sunrise has benefits for the body, mind and spirit

By Jyoti Gupta

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”

Early rising means waking up before sunrise. Waking up at this time means that the blood circulation in our body and mind is positive. Waking up after sunrise causes negative blood circulation and blood flow becomes sluggish. Late rising also induces baseless and negative dreaming and weakens the immune system

Benefits of rising early

  • The body and mind will stay fresh if you get up before sunrise
  • Constipation and indigestion will remain under control
  • The mind and mood will remain cheerful throughout the day
  • You will have sufficient time to think, plan and organise the day lying ahead of you
  • The power and capacity of the mind will increase
  • The memory will sharpen
  • The eyesight will not get weakened

What to do once you wake-up

  • Go for a walk in a park or garden with lot of trees, etc. to breathe fresh oxygen
  • Breathe deeply while walking
  • Do Yoga followed by Pranayama on an empty stomach (if possible in the open air) to rejuvenate your blood circulation and digestive system.
  • The best time to wake up early morning is between 3.30 to 4 am, because it is known as Brahma Muhurat or Amrit Vela according to Hindu Shastras (Scriptures). The vibrations during this period are the most rewarding and pure for worship and meditation and can expedite our journey towards God and self-realisation.
  • The sleep from 11 pm onwards for 5-6 hours is more than sufficient for any normal adult.
  • One can gaze at the Sun within a period of half an hour of its rising. Both the hands are to be crossed one on top of the other and the Sun can be seen as a dot in the spaces between the thumbs to improve eyesight and increase the concentration of mind. This will add to positivity in life in terms of happiness, success and brilliancy etc.
  • Suryanamaskar is highly beneficial at this point of time.
  • Offering water to the Sun in a copper vessel is also considered very good for prosperity.

Pic: Mikas Vitkauskas

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