“Brahmamuhurtha” the Best Time to Meditate and Visualize-Reaching the Alpha State of Mind

“Brahmamuhurtha”, is a term in Hinduism for the early morning hour before sunrise which is also called as the God’s hour.

This time duration occurs approximately one and half hours before sunrise and it is considered as the best time for meditation, yoga or visualization.

Brahmamuhurtha starts about 3.30 am and lasts up to 5.00 am, it is considered as the best time to meditate because the mind has lesser thoughts during this time, so, it becomes easy to go into the deeper states of meditation during these hours.

Yogis would take a bath about two hours before the sunrise and sit in the lotus posture during these hours to connect with the divine, pure positive energy as they find it easy to stop the “mind chattering” at this particular time of the day.

The Alpha State of the Mind

The alpha state of the mind is the state between beta stage (wake state of the mind) and theta state (deep sleep state) in which our subconscious mind is wide open to receive suggestions.

The early morning hours have always been considered as the best time to meditate, visualize or to induce lucid dreams because that is the time when our mind easily reaches the alpha state as we are not completely awake yet we are conscious.

Jose Silva, in his book “The Silva Mind Control Method” used this time to pass suggestions and powerful positive ideas to our subconscious mind. You can find mentions of this particular hour in various inspirational books.

More about the Term “Brahmamuhurtha”

“Brahma” is the name of a Hindu god who is considered as the god of creation; he represents the “creative ability” inside us and “muhurtha” means any particular time period of the day.

So, the term “Brahmamuhurtha” indicates the “creative hour of the day” and that is why visualizations are so powerful at this particular time duration.

How Much Our Thoughts Depends on the Clock Timing?

It is very obvious that our mood and state of mind changes with the clock timing. Usually we all feel a lot of positive energy during the morning and evening hours.

There is a biological clock inside us which operates according to the programming of our subconscious mind, this mind programming depends upon our exposure to the usual activities of the society and people around us as we were growing up. This clock manages our sleep/wake hours, this means that it can also make us feel lethargic or active at times.

Moreover, we are also aware that the food intake also has an impact on our mind states and the more our digestion system will be at ease, the slower and more controlled will be the flow of thoughts.

Practicing pure positive thoughts undoubtedly increases the probability of more joyful hours everyday, but, there are particular hours when we feel easy and relaxed naturally.

Fixing a Specific Time to Meditate

It is wise to fix a specific time to meditate and visualize, as meditating at a particular time of the day trains our mind to easily achieve the“lesser thoughts” state at that specific hour after a bit of practice.

Choosing “brahmamuhurtha” as the time for meditation would be great, but, I believe that a person must choose the time to meditate according to his convenience because the most important thing is to stay relaxed and enjoy the process.

It makes no sense to wake up at “3.30 am” when you sleep at 11 pm. One should take at least 6 hours sleep in order to stay healthy mentally and physically.


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