Posted by: sakalaradiance | November 10, 2011

Body Clock Performance

Indian sunsetIn the Ayurvedic tradition, seasons like people have attributes of the doshas, so do the
hours of the day.

2:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M.,

Vata is expressed as creativity and active dreams. At this time, brain impulses are at their most active and are excellent for meditation and deeply creative silent work. To take advantage of this special time of creativity it is best to awaken between 4-6am.

6:00 A.M to 10 A.M.,

At 6.00 A.M the Kapha cycle begins. During the weekends or when you need additional restorative rest, take advantage of the Kapha cycle, by awaken between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M. You will feel slow, relaxed, calm: all Kapha attributes.

10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.,

It is Pitta time. You are at your most active and efficientduring these hours. At noon, or lunchtime, your appetite is at its peak. Eat lunch betweennoon and 1:00 P.M. to use Pitta to your advantage. Lunch also should be your largest meal of the day. This is the best time of the day to do mentally challenging activities like tests or learning new things.

2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.,

Vata time again, when you are most alert and creative. A light dinner should be eaten before 6:00 P.M. if possible to take advantage of this energy.

6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.,

Use this as the opportunity at sunset to bring the body into rest and a slower pace. It is best to get to bed with lights of no later then 10:00 P.M. to take advantage of the natural Kapha rhythm of this time. For best digestion, eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime.

10:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M.,

Pitta keeps the body warm; the body also uses the Pitta heat to digest food and rebuild body tissues. If you are awake at 10pm your fire begins to burn and (mind and body) and it is difficult to get to sleep and even harder to raise during the Vata cycle ends before 6am.


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