Best Time to Wake Up
Do you find it hard to wake up in the morning? Knowing the time of days when the doshas are prominent in your body can help you go with the flow, rather than fight it. Ayurvedic medicine may have the answers for you
Ayurveda is a sacred system of science and philosophy that is designed to help you connect with the truth in your daily life. It is a holistic form of medicine based on a close relationship between yourself and your natural environment. It holds true that we are a microcosm of our larger macrocosm. When the five basic elements of nature, ether, air, fire, water and earth are in balance in us, we will experience harmony.
Did you know that, vata constitution is active between 3 and 6 am, however kapha constitution kicks into high gear between 6 am and 9 am. This is useful information, because vata is the element air and so brings with it the qualities of lightness, movement and mobility. Vata has a dispersing quality. Think of the movement of wind.
Kapha on the other hand is earth and water. It is slow, heavy, cold, dense and static. Kapha is hard to get moving.
So if to maximize the energy that is already present within you in your body, it is going to be easiest to wake during the vata prominent time before 6 am, while energy is light, moving and dispersing and before it slows right down into the dense and static quality of kapha time between 9 am and I will let you take a guess as to which is an easier time to wake up in the morning. Engage the light and mobile qualities of vata and wake before 6 am, before the sun rises.
If you want to know what dosha you are and you would like to know more about Ayurveda, I will refer you to this blog post where I tell you about my favourite resources and online quizes:
Also if you would like more support in balancing your doshas through yoga, then I highly recommend our postures and pranayama section in our membership community. In that section we have yoga classes where we modify each yoga pose to balance each Ayurvedic constitution. Stimulating for kaphas, calming for vatas, and cooling for pittas.
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