48 Minutes

6th August 2021

In a recent email, David Hieatt asked ‘What is the best time to have ideas?’

Whilst he acknowledged that this time would differ for everyone, he’d come across a practice that he thought just might work for him – Brahma Muhurta.

Although representing a period of just 48 minutes, Brahma Muhurta translates as ‘The Creator’s Hour’. A practice that originated in Ancient India, Brahma Muhurta starts 96 minutes before sunrise and lasts for 48 minutes, with the wise declaring it the best time for meditation, yoga, reading and prayer.

The belief was held that, as this was the penultimate phase of the night, it was considered a favourable period of the day and therefore the time spent performing spiritual activities in the early morning would have a greater effect than at any other time during the day.

Whilst no longer exclusively spiritual in its intention, many people have come to appreciate that their minds seem clearer and sharper during Brahma Muhurta and so still use it as a time to be at their creative best.

David closed his email by stating, ‘As to whether it works or not, I feel in this ever-pacier world we are living in, we need all the help we can get. So I, for one, am going to try it.

To needing all the help we can get, we responded with a resounding ‘yes’! There are times the hustle and bustle of life seem to get in the way of not only our time with needle and thread, but also the time to make a space where the busyness stops and we’re able to simply create, even if for just 48 minutes a day.

Is there a specific time of the day that you’re at your creative best? Perhaps for you it’s more about environment rather than a specific time. Whenever or wherever you find your creative best, we’d love to hear about it because as we said, we need all the help we can get! Email news@inspirationsstudios.com, we can’t wait to hear when and/or where you find your Brahma Muhurta.

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