When is the best time to meditate?

The best time to meditate is during the amrit vela or ambrosial hours, two and a half hours just before sunrise. It is said that during this time the sun is at a sixty-degree angle to the Earth where the energy you put into meditation or sadhana gets maximum results.

Another optimum time of day is from 4 to 7 PM, when the sun is setting and before going to sleep to set and clear the mind in preparation for deep sleep.

This is the time when all is quiet and you concentrate and consciously process your mind with meditation as a  lot of thoughts will start coming. These are thoughts that you do not want to touch, the ugly thoughts, angry thoughts, all those kinds of thoughts. If you let these thoughts pass by, this is meditation.

Meditation is nothing but the art of breaking habits, purifying the mind, and taking care of day-to-day things. It is the process of cleansing the mind or not dumping a lot of thoughts in your subconscious mind, the fears and blocks that builds on negative patterns or habits.

The benefits of meditation are tremendous. It promotes a sense of well-being, inner peace, stability and calm. It develops the intuition and promotes the ability to focus energy, enhancing effectiveness and efficiency as well as promote clarity of mind, mental awareness and the ability to be present.

Meditation in Kundalini Yoga contains specific, practical tools that support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra, mudra, and focus. Yogi Bhajan, the founder of Kundalini Yoga in the West, has passed on hundreds of meditation tailored to specific applications. There are meditations to reduce stress, increase vitality, balance and align chakras, work on addictions among others. 

If you want to learn how to meditate, join the Kundalini Yoga workshop on Saturday, March 16 at 10 AM at Rebel Yoga Manila. Click here for info. 

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