Brahma Muhurta can be defined as a passage of time, which occurs early in the morning, depending on the sunrise. It is a total time interval of 96 minutes, and one muhurta lasts for 48 minutes. So, a total of 96 minutes would mean two muhurtas before sunrise.
Let us assume that the sun rise is clocked at 6 am in the morning. Therefore, the first muhurta would start at 4.24 Am and would finish it 5,12 am. Then the second muhurta would last till 6 Am where one would start seeing the sunrise, signaling the end of the Muhurtha. As per Hinduism, the Bramha muhurta is the ideal time to engage in Yoga exercises, or in religious worship. This would also include continues meditation, which will have a much greater effect than any other ordinary day. This leads us to question on what is the specialty of this time interval and its effects, which are explained in the passage found below.
1.Waking up early at time of Bramha Muhurtha:
The religious minded Hindus have always believed that the Muhurtha time, is when the mind is kept fresh, and would absorb fresh knowledge and perceive it too. Therefore, a walking exercise, which starts in the first muhurta ends only after 96 minutes at the rise of the Sun. The theory is further propounded by the Ayurvedic experts, that the walking undertaken during this period, chanting or murmuring the lord’s name has manifold health benefits, in comparison with the normal days walk given the same time interval. the result of all these, is that the person who follows this routine is blessed eternally with sound health.
2. The ‘ME’ time:
It is no strange news, that people have to go about their pursuits in life, every day, which may result in others being benefitted more. Therefore, the choice becomes none at that point of the day. But, the Bhrama muharta time, is where they can chase their own pursuits towards the strengthening of their religious beliefs and optimizing their exercise routine, which result in wonderful benefits. Therefore, one needs to create the special time and the muhurtha time is heralded as the best.
3. The ‘Oxygen “factor:
All of us know, that oxygen is there in the atmosphere. But this oxygen tends to get contaminated as the day progresses with all kinds of carbon emission fro motor vehicles, toxic air from factories. The Muhurtha time is best time for inhaling oxygen, which is purest in its form. This is called nascent oxygen or in other words. it mixes easily with the blood, and thus could be called “Oxy Hemoglobin”. Therefore, this is the best result one could hope for, during their exercising, which would lead to multiple health benefits, which are briefly described below.
- Relief to cramps, pain etc.:
Yoga or walking stretches’ every muscle and nerves in your body. Doing it through muhurta time, would have more benefits, thanks to the pure oxygen factor and there would be fast relief to cramps, body pain etc.
- Boost in Energy levels:
Since the blood circulation is on a high, the chances are that the adrenalin gets pumped better, which would lead to energy levels never experienced before.
- Best for developing an immune system:
An Immune system, is through which all the radical bacteria can be kept at bay. With good blood circulation, immunity is at its high. This would lead to a non-disease life.
- Minerals & Vitamins: There are many vitamins and minerals the human body needs to stay healthy. With clean blood circulating, vitamin and mineral oriented food gets easily absorbed in the mainstream, contributing to good health and increased power to exercise.
- The Ph factor: The ideal PH should be 7.4. This is what separates us between becoming alkaline or acidic. Early morning exercises, purifies the blood, and the acidity is removed to a large extent.
Ideal Yoga exercises to be done during Bramha Muhurtha:
During the Muhurtha time, there are high levels of energy present in the atmosphere. This is called ‘Prana” in Sanskrit, and there a few yoga exercises that can be done during the 96 minutes, which would have a splendid effect on one. They are:
- Surya Namaskar: An exercise to welcome the sun, and worship the sun god. The movements start out easy, but would get slightly complicated during the 4-minute asana or ritual. The whole body is stretched to the maximum, with the loosening of muscles being felt. Doing it twice in a single muhurta is ideal.
- Nadi Shodan Pranayama: This yoga asana purifies the energy channels. It has everything to do with breathing and the alternate way of breathing too. It does away with the heat created inside the system, and helps retain the normal temperature. Since the air is clean during muhurta time, it becomes an invaluable exercise.
- There are other asanas too, which can remove the fat, gives you a certain lightness and strengthens your digestive system.
Swimming is an ideal exercise and the best, as it calls for all exertions of the body. A swim during the second muhurta is ideal .
Who should not practice exercising during Brahma Muhurta:
- Women who are pregnant.
- very young children.
- old people, who are not used to the timings of this auspice’s hour.
- People who are mentally sick or physically handicapped.
- People who know the previous meal is yet to be digested, and are still feeling full in the stomach.
Even though it is a religious belief, the facts are undisputable. The body and mind are enhanced in the process, and the power of concentration is also found to increase. Ideally, a healthy person, who has followed the rituals in his yester years of the Muhurta , should practice this.
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