The ambrosial hour: Practicing in the early morning

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch. The door is round and open. Don’t go back to sleep.
β€”Rumi

Ambrosial hour…hmmm…does it involve canned fruit and coconut? Whipped cream?

Not quite πŸ˜‰ . The amrit vela, or ambrosial hours just before dawn, are the time recommended by many yogic traditions to wake and practice in order to maximize the potential for spiritual awakening. Morning practice is said to be the time when the veil of the ego is thinnest, offering fewer of the distractions that are present throughout the day. I can attest, it’s pretty awesome.

Challenge:

for 30 days (a mere month) honor these early morning hours by awakening early and getting your sadhana on. Cold shower, clean body, Meditation, Asana and whatever else gets you centered in grace. See how you feel. You may be surprised. And if you don’t, big deal, it’s only 30 days.

Need some direction in your amrit vela practice?

Come practice with me at 6:30 on Wednesday mornings at Evolve Movement in Cameron Village starting September 7, and at 6:00am at Blue Point Yoga on Fridays starting September 16. We’ll enjoy a vigorous flow with a peaceful meditation and juicy savasana. Come early for some additional centering and meditation time.

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3 responses to “The ambrosial hour: Practicing in the early morning

  1. Really juicy & motivating, thanks Jennifer! Thin veil is what I’m looking for, now I know where to find it. I’m officially inspired.

    • Jennifer

      That thin veil is something special! You’ll be surprised what the early morning hours will unfold before your eyes. New perspective on your body, your mind, spirit, and the connection throughout. OM OM OM

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