The clock has just struck five. Tibetan monks are chanting the ‘OM’ mantra, their divine voices mystically breaking the silence of this quiet and peaceful winter morning.
This is not a scene from a Buddhist temple but very much from my living room this pleasant winter morning. I am ever so glad that I have won the battle of the bed (as of today, at least, with a zillion alarms that rang until my vivacious toddler began to stir in her sleep) and am relinquishing in what father always termed as ‘the golden hour’ of the day.
The science of Ayurveda and Yoga indicate that an early start to your day sets you into a discipline that promotes better health with improved immunity and better sleep patterns.
Joining the ‘5 AM club’ as termed by motivational guru, Robin Sharma, and embracing radiant dawn means that you have time to plan your day, kick start your morning with exercise or meditation (with Tibetan monk chants on YouTube), invest some time to read and learn something new while your mind is at the prime of freshness, indulge in your favorite hobby or simply enjoy the blissful company of nature with a morning walk while the rest of the world is yet to roll out of their beds.
So here is an invitation to join the ‘5 AM club’ to put ‘Mind over Mattress’.
It definitely takes more than willpower and a few alarms to shake the sleep off and pull yourself out of a warm and cozy bed this winter, but it is sure going to be worth your time!