By now, many are aware that meditation, connecting with the source and relaxation are highly beneficial for health and wellbeing. However, there are certain times of the day which are more suitable for taking time out than others, if you pursue a relatively normal lifestyle with work, family and social activities. Generally, the golden time for meditating and relaxing is between 3 and 6 am. The exact time can vary according to one’s geographical location and season, but as rule of the thumb, the best time is during the hours before sunrise. At this point, the energy is the purest and those who take care of their energy during these periods will benefit most.
The difficult bit is of course that you have to get up early, so it may take some time to adjust and not to fall asleep during practice. We suggest before your session to do your morning routine; pee, drink a few glasses of water, poo, shower to refresh you and wake you up.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, the most unsuitable time for receiving energy is between 23 pm and 3 am, when the liver and gallbladder release toxic energy. During this time negative energy is most active, as the sun is furthest from us, so staying awake, or even worse being outdoors is venergetically very damaging. During the hours of daylight, we also have better and or less suitable hours. Between 7 and 11 am is the time we can be most creative. Therefore meditation between those hours may not be desirable. This is also a time when the energy outside is getting busier, people are going to work, the “busy-ness” is very much in the air making relaxing during these hours more challenging and not as beneficial.
If you meditate between 3 pm and 6 pm it is likely that you will not feel so energised, because this is also a period where the body is supposed to move, following the organ clock. Sleeping around this time is even counterproductive, better wait a few more hours and have an early night if you are really tired.
When you need to refill your batteries during the day, the best time is around noon. The sun is at its highest and people tend to slow down, take a break to enjoy the warmth or hide from it, so the energy is more calming everywhere. This is also the time when the heart benefits from resting.
Another good slot is your time before sleep, particularly for those who have trouble with sleeping. Here you can let go of the day’s impressions and energies and prepare for an excellent night’s sleep.
We have put together a list of references so you can plan your time of recharge and accordingly:
- 23:00 to 03:00 NEGATIVE (sleep only)
- 03:00 to 06:00 GOLDEN TIME
- 06:00 to 07:00 GOOD
- 07:00 to 11:00 NOT GOOD (good time for work)
- 11:00 to 15:00 GOOD
- 15:00 to 18:00 NOT GOOD (good time for movement, exercise)
- 18:00 to 21:00 GOOD
- 21:00 to 23:00 GOOD (for winding down)
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