Brahma Muhurta: Why do I wake up between 3 am to 4 am?

Have you ever found yourself waking up consistently between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM? This phenomenon is often linked to a period known as Brahma Muhurta.

According to ancient Indian traditions, Brahma Muhurta, which translates to “the time of Brahma,” occurs approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes before sunrise.

This sacred timeframe is considered highly auspicious for spiritual practices, meditation, and self-reflection. In this article, we will explore the significance of Brahma Muhurta and why it might be influencing your sleep patterns.

People, who have been into some kind of a spiritual process, go through a very slow and gradual process of enlightenment. Their development gets manifested in several ways through their bodies, minds, and temperaments.

One such very distinct manifestation is when a person starts waking up between 3:30 AM to 4 AM. It is a very clear indication that the ‘yog’ or ‘unison’ that is the very essence of Yoga; has started to take place within you.

You have started to respond to the consecration of the universe. To put it in the words of Sadhguru,

“if you become in rhythm with the life you will also wake up somewhere after 3 AM.”


Why do I wake up at Brahma Muhurta?

Sun is a vital force that regulates life on our planet. Each and every moment on earth is defined by its alignment with the sun. The saints and yogis of ancient India had studied this impact of this alignment at a different time of the say as well as night.

Accordingly, they had decreed specific tasks to be done at a specific time of the day to get the best out of it. The Brahma Muhurta is thus defined as the best time for people who have been initiated to any kind of a spiritual process to do their prayer, kriya or meditation as per the diktats they have received.

Brahma Muhurta, the time between 3:20 AM to 3:40 AM, is defined to be the best time to connect with the higher frequencies of the universe. The phenomenal change takes place during this time. This is the hour of possibility which means that the seed of spirituality than has been sown inside you starts sprouting. Yogis describe Brahma Muhurta as the best time for meditation.

How waking up at Brahma Muhurta can help lead a Successful life?

Human life is a product of the several forces and phenomena that are happening around us in the universe. And thus human beings can function at their best only when he is aligned with the universal forces.

There are so many troubles faced by people these days despite they are all very intellectually and professionally acclaimed is only because they are constantly getting alienated from these universal forces.

Getting detached from the higher frequencies gradually puts the human mind in a detrimental mode. The only antidote to this detrimental process is to wake up to the inner spiritual possibilities that lie latent within us.

And that can only be possible if we try to be in sync with the higher frequencies of the universe. Thus, we can reach the zenith of our potential as a human being.

Health and Longevity

As per the Ayurveda, leaving the bed at Brahma Muhurta is best for health and longevity. The unpolluted oxygen you get at the Brahma Muhurta blend into the hemoglobin to produce oxyhemoglobin that in turn enhances immunity and energy level, assists in maintaining the ph balance in the blood, and helps better absorption of vitamins and minerals.

Invariably, having a healthy body ensures that you can bring out the best in everything you do throughout the day. That includes your work as well as your dealings with people around you.

For Better Focus

Waking up at the Brahma Muhurta sets the pace for the day and helps to focus on the higher goals for life. This time is particularly recommended for yogis and scholars who should wake up at that time and start practicing the process that they are initiated for.

This is the time that will yield an optimum result for any kind of ‘sadhana,’ spiritual or intellectual pursuit.

Best Time to Meditate, Introspect and Strategize

Brahma Muhurta is the most pristine and tranquil time of the day when the atmosphere is at its purest and devoid of any distracting noise.

Everything around is so serene and quiet where the rest of the world is fast asleep. It is the most unpolluted phase in a day.

Waking up early in the morning (around 3am to 5am) is one of the habits of most of the successful people around the world and many vital business decisions have been taken at this time which has proved to be phenomenal in the future.

Regulates the Biological Clock

In the tryst to keep pace with the rat race, people have lost sync with nature. And on top of that, there are umpteen debates and discussions to justify this. However, in the long run, these are the exact lifestyle choices that have led to the entire mental and physical ailment in human life.

Hence, the first step to regulate the biological clock and trying to be in sync with nature starts with waking up at the Brahma Muhurta.

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In Conclusion

There are several definitions of Brahma Muhurta. According to an article on International Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicine, One of the definitions suggests that Brahma Muhurta is the most appropriate time to acquire the Brahma Gyan.

This is the time when the ozone element present in the atmosphere help in stimulating the brain. As a result, the concentration power is at its peak during this time. It stabilizes the mind, activates the brain cells to be at its receptive best and every other vital organ.