Know Your Biological Clock: Circadian Rhythm, Homeostat And Ayurvedic Body Clock

  • 3 am-5 am — lungs; self-cleaning; deep sleep ends.
  • 5 am-7 am — large intestine; Do all cleansing activities such as Defecation, Yoga, Walking, exercise, kriyas, etc. if defecation is not done, water is withdrawn, and stool becomes hard to pass(constipation). Drink 1 liter of water.
  • 7 am-9 am — stomach — have breakfast (largest meal) containing all the nutrients.
  • 9 am-11 am — Spleen & pancreas; high alertness; meeting; exams; intensive mental activities. Do work.
  • 11 am-1 pm — heart; pumps nutrients to the body received by the lunch, lightly socialize.
  • 1 pm-3 pm — small intestine; completes digestion and absorption of food ingested earlier
  • 3 pm-5 pm — bladder — work, study, tea break
  • 5 pm-7 pm — kidneys — liquid detox takes place, Dinner; exercise can be done, restore energy
  • 7 pm-9 pm — heart — socialize; intimacy
  • 9 pm — 11 pm — triple burner — another accessory organ system — create equilibrium through the endocrine system and assist sleep.
  • 11 pm-1 am –Gall Bladder
  • 1 am -3 am — liver is most active. It is used to detox the day’s toxin accumulation in the entire body. If this time isn’t given, then toxin accumulation becomes very high. If late sleeping becomes a regular habit, then several diseases develop. It won’t help by sleeping during the day; one continues to feel tired, do less work, and the body gets weaker.
Source: https://www.healthline.com/health/chinese-body-clock

Body Clock according to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurvedic medicine science, in the morning hours, before and after sunrise, one should wake up and ease into the day calmly and slowly. In the first two hours, as the Kapha element is a predominant and sharpest rise in blood pressure, melatonin secretion stops at around 7:30 am, bowel movement is likely to occur, and the highest testosterone secretion at 9 am.
  • One should eat the largest meal of the day at around 10 am, and as the pitta element dominates in the later hours of the day, facilitating the easy and complete digestion of the heavy meal, it is the time for high alertness.
  • Mid-noon is the time of greatest productivity- work or exercise and best coordination.
  • Post-noon, at around 2 pm, one feels most alert and creative. Good time for tackling problems, designing, or constructing projects as this hour of the day is highly dominated by vaata; that is to say, it is the fastest reaction time with the highest cardiovascular efficiency and muscle strength at 5 pm. Most elevated blood pressure again at around 6:30 pm.
  • Post sunset, there is a surge of Kapha again; hence the ideal thing is to get to bed before 10 pm, peacefully falling asleep as the melatonin secretion starts and bowel movement is suppressed.
  • Mid-night is the time reserved for organ healing and restoration and is not ideal for any activity or food.
  • Late night, at 2 am, is an essential time for active dreaming. The brain can express creativity, and the body can physically be at rest and almost undisturbed with the lowest body temperature.
Source: https://www.natashawellness.com/blogs/the-ayurvedic-clock

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