If you practice meditation, you have certainly wondered more than once, ‘what is the best time to meditate?’
The broad and general answer is: Now is the best time. Any time is good for meditation, day or night, morning, noon, or evening. If you are serious about meditation, don’t wait for the appropriate time and conditions. There are no such things.
Yes, it’s true, there are certain times of the day, which are better, and meditation might proceed more smoothly. However, these times might not be convenient. You might be busy at these times, but this doesn’t mean that you should abandon meditation. If you cannot go to the gym in the morning, then go in the evening or at noon. It’s the same with meditation.
There are certain rules that will make it easier to meditate, but even if you don’t comply with these rules you will make progress. After making progress on the path of meditation, there will come a time when you would not need to observe these rules, because you won’t need them any more.
Meditate when you can, but if you can choose the time, especially if you are a beginner, there is a certain time of the day, which is more recommended for meditation.
What time of day is best for meditation?
The best time of day to meditate is early in the morning.
This hour of the day provides numerous important benefits. Here are a few of the benefits:
1. The mind is quieter in the morning, than at other times of the day.
When you wake up in the morning, your mind is quieter than at other times of the day, and therefore, there will be fewer obstacles to focusing the mind and experiencing inner silence and peace. In the morning, the mind has not yet got into the hustle and bustle of daily life, and it is not yet occupied with day to day problems.
2. It is quiet in the morning.
It is quiet in the morning. There are fewer cars on the street and fewer people out, and therefore, there are fewer noises to distract your attention.
3. The air is cleaner and there is more vital energy in the air.
There are more positive energies around, and the air is fresher in the morning, before it becomes polluted with smoke, soot and with negative thoughts.
4. There are fewer disturbances in the morning.
Meditation, at least at the beginning, requires silence, and as few distractions as possible.
Early in the morning, before the other people living with you wake up is a good time for meditation, because you can be alone and undisturbed.
5. You start the day with a calm state of mind.
Meditating in the morning, gives you calmness and peace, which you will carry with you during the day, at least in the first few hours of the day. It will give you a pleasant feeling for the rest of the day, knowing that you have already done today something good for yourself.
Remember what I wrote at the beginning of this article. Any time is good for meditation, day or night, morning, noon, or evening. If you are serious about meditation, don’t wait for the appropriate time and conditions. However, if can arrange your schedule and find the time for meditation in the morning, take advantage of this opportunity, because it is truly, the best time of the day to meditate.