Brahma muhurta is a period of two muhurtas , or about one and a half hours before dawn. In the Vedic tradition this period is considered as the ideal time for spiritual practices like prayer and meditation. Waking up during brahma muhurta also has many health benefits. About an hour and a half before the sunrise, a great shift in energy fills space. . Hope, inspiration and peace manifest at this time. This time is considered best for attaining bhram gyan , supreme knowledge and eternal happiness. At this time, the environment is pure and calm and soothing and the mind is fresh after sleep.Meditation at this time improves mental performance thus helps in increasing satva gunatherefore subduing mental irritation or hyperactivity and lethargy.
At this time, a high level of prana (vital life energy) which is necessary for the body is adequately present in the atmosphere. The pollution is at its minimum. The cheerful atmosphere has a considerable effect on the body and mind.In sanskrit, the daily routine is called as Dinacharya. ‘Din’ means 'day' and ‘acharya’ means 'to follow' or 'close to'. So, Dinacharya is an ideal daily schedule taking into account the nature’s cycle.
Recite the protection mantra that belongs to this simple but effective morning ritual. After reciting the mantra, sit silently with an empty mind for a few moments. Karaagre Vasate lakshmi (In the front part of the hands, i.e. the fingertips, lives lakshmi, the goddess of wealth) Karamadhye saraswati (In the middle part of the hands, i.e. the palm, lives Saraswati, the goddess of art and of learning).