Is there a best time of day to meditate?

asked 03 Oct '09, 09:35

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The best time to meditate is about 3am in the morning - regardless of where you are in the world. It is a very powerful time. In the East all the great kings and teachers used this time of the day to meditate. Why? who nose but replace 2 hours of sleep with 2 hours of powerful meditation and the whole day is seen differently.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 18:20

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I would say morning soon after waking up would be the best time.

It's the time when you feel the freshest after a good night's sleep, and it's the time before you get distracted by whatever the day brings.

If you can meditate regularly soon after waking up (probably within the first hour of being awake), I think you'll find it pays dividends.

It makes your meditations deeper and more meaningful and you'll also find the habit easier to keep up.

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answered 03 Oct '09, 10:30

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For myself, I find the best time to meditate is in the evening, late, just before bed. It gives you the opportunity to wind down, from a hectic day. To release,and let go of all the challenges of the day. After meditation, I fall asleep, easily, and am not lying in bed for hours, still dwelling on the day.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 18:31

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Meditaion is a powerfull inner way to assist in your inner awareness. For myself, I will meditate almost immadiatly upon awakening. That sets the mood for my entire day. The main point though is this....It is not about what time, it is about when you feel is a good time. Meditation will help you to create a greater awarness of your inner self. So, pick a time as to when your inner knowing says this, or that time is best. use your intuition, use your discernment.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 18:37

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An hour before sunrise and after sunset .... the forces and energies of the cosmos and the earth are at their peak at these two junctions .. just observe ... even in the most hectic of cities Nature assumes a 'shroud' and is serene and peaceful at these times enveloping everything in quietude...

But that's the initial preparation ... then comes a time when it's not the time outside, it's what U are becoming within that starts affecting Ur surroundings .. then U carry meditation on every breath regardless of the time ...

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answered 04 Oct '09, 18:39

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...Soon after waking up in the morning and right before going to bed at night.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 19:03

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At the Sandhya prayers time. It's about 4:00 pm. At this time the world is still asleep, and the atmosphere is free from wordly thoughts.

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answered 04 Oct '09, 19:07

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Any time and as many times a day. It does not have to be a chore. Simply it is holding a word picture or thought in your mind

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answered 04 Oct '09, 19:28

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THERE IS NO SPECEFIC MEDITATION TIME. WE CAN MEDITATE EVERY MINUTE WITH IN. BUT EARLY MORNING AT THE TIME OF WEAK UP BEFORE THE BED TIME IS RIGHT CHOICE.

REGARDS

M.CHANDRASEKHAR

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answered 05 Oct '09, 01:07

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the best time to meditate as per vedic texts from india is between 4am to 6 am .The reason given and experienced by me is that in the early morning the environment is peaceful and there is no thought forms from people blocking the energy as people are asleep.

swami avadhootananda

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answered 19 Oct '09, 00:14

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edited 13 Apr '13, 20:33

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Sun rise , sun set and late night. Another good time would be right after you wake up, and just before you go to sleep.

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answered 05 Oct '09, 01:14

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Supposedly sunrise and sunset are the best time to meditate...but that's not always possible when you're living an active life. I find that much more then the time of day it's important to meditate everyday :)

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answered 05 Oct '09, 08:35

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As with many disciplines in life, consistency is more important than the particulars. Decide in your own mind, according to your own needs (bearing in mind that everyone is different), what your own criteria are for what makes a discipline most effective and helpful to YOU. If I am disciplining myself to exercise, perhaps it is more important to me to exercise at the same time every day, or perhaps it's more important that I do a certain number of exercises or run a certain number of miles. Whatever your plan happens to be, stick to it.

Particularly when it comes to spiritual disciplines, consistency is very important. What works for me might not work for you. To adhere to a single definition of "the right way" is as ridiculous as saying you have to be on your knees to pray, or fold your hands to pray. Do what works best for you.

Try out three in the morning. Try out bedtime or when you first rise. You'll quickly discover which way works best for you and gives you the greatest benefit.

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answered 17 Oct '09, 07:36

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any time u feel comfort and free from distractions of your work and disturbances. To start your meditation u should be some from what free...otherwise u cannot perform this..make sure 2 hours before or after food..

(02 Feb '13, 09:08) marathisend

When it feels comfortable. When you feel the urge. When you wake. Before you sleep. During the day when you feel you could benefit. There is no answer to this question, simply a matter of preference based upon the individual and their mood any particular day.

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