1. Debonita @elegantlyfashionable
    February 8, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

    Hi Kavita, I am so glad I came across your blog via the Blog Engagement FB group. I love your blog post and your tip to wake up between 4 am and 5 am. I have tried to do that so many times, being in England I find myself next to impossible to get up before 6 am. The another stumbling block is I come up from work around 8 pm or 9 pm and I can only get to sleep at 10:30 after doing all the chores. I like to sleep 8 hours a day. Do you have any suggestion how I could make myself wake up that early?

    Debs x


    • Kavitha
      February 8, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

      Hi Deb,
      Thank you for reading!

      If your work schedule doesn’t permit you to rearrange your timings, maybe there are some other things you can do. Below are some suggestions – you might come up with something totally different 🙂

      1. In my classes, I ask participants to write down everything they do from the moment they wake up until they go to bed. Next, I ask them to classify all tasks into two categories – essential and non-essential. Essential tasks are those that are needed for work or well-being (exercise, meditation, cooking and so on). Non-essential tasks add little or no value to our days or lives (TV, internet browsing, excessive social media engagement, long conversations that center around gossip or small talk and so on).

      2. Minimize or eliminate non-essential tasks.

      3. Prioritize daily tasks into “must do today” and “can wait until the weekend.” Are there chores you can move from late at night to the weekend?

      4. Delegate tasks to others that live with you (if this is applicable).

      5. Try waking up at 5:45 AM for a week or two and then at 5:30 AM for several weeks. Starting with waking up earlier (as opposed to sleeping earlier) may work better since our bodies get tired earlier and force us to rearrange bedtime schedules. If you only get back from work at 9 PM, it may not be feasible to sleep any earlier than 10 PM!

      6. Everyday, do something in the morning that nourishes you deeply. Even if this is for a few minutes when you wake up at 6 AM, it is worth it!

      7. One important tip for health is to never go to bed right after dinner. A gap of 3-4 hours between dinner and bedtime is ideal for better sleep and overall well-being.

      Hope this helps? Please let me know if any of it makes sense 🙂


  2. Emily
    February 8, 2016 @ 8:22 pm

    I love these rituals! I am an early riser, but I prefer a 6am wake up call. 4-5am is just painful for me! I definitely need to add meditation to my mornings though, so maybe this will help me make an effort to get up a little earlier 🙂


    • Kavitha
      February 11, 2016 @ 2:58 am

      Hi Emily, thanks for reading! Glad you like the rituals. There’s a lot to come on meditation, sticking to the habit, meditation myths and so on. Hope they will be useful 🙂


  3. Kusuma
    February 23, 2016 @ 2:13 am


    I loved the post regarding rituals that create radical beauty.
    This blog is such a needed contribution, it serves one’s inner self beautifully!
    I look forward to your posts.


    • Kavitha
      February 24, 2016 @ 1:35 am

      Thank you dear Kusuma! <3


  4. sahira
    March 21, 2016 @ 11:40 am

    hi….i have heard the best time to take bath is at arun kiran time…which is before sun rise….when the sky is light yellow??is that brahma muhurtham time??is arun kiran time is as shown in your above pic in article


    • Kavitha
      March 21, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

      Hi Shahira,
      Thank you for reading. According to Ayurveda, mornings are ideal for showering, preferably before meditation or yoga. If this works for your schedule, that’s great!


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