Just as with all sentient creatures, human beings, with our physical and mental designs, our bodies and brains mean one thing. That we were intended to perceive and follow the rhythms and laws of Nature as we observed and interacted with them. First of all, our Circadian rhythms echo the standard 24 hour day and align to a daily cycle. Shifting from the early hours of the morning into the afternoon and finally from evening until night
The Rhythms and Cycles of NatureFirst of all, our Circadian rhythms echo the standard 24 hour day and align to a daily cycle. Shifting from the early hours of the morning into the afternoon and finally from evening until night. Our bodies and minds are also influenced by a monthly cycle, which is the lunar cycle of the moon. It is this cycle that governs and affects the oceanic tidal rhythm. People often dismiss the possible effects the lunar cycle can have on our bodies and doshas, forgetting that we as humans, beings made up of 60% water.
The Secret Cycle.Finally, there is a seasonal rhythm and cycle we are also affected by, this yearly cycle comprising of 12 months. When we are healthy, aware and pay attention to our bodies, we can notice their reactions to the various cycles of day and night. The lunar cycles created by the phases of the moon, along with the seasonal effects of the 12-month regular cycle. Besides all these known cycles, there is one that is not common knowledge. Within Ayurveda, there is a daily doshic cycle, that has an equal effect on each of the Doshas.
The Daily Dosha CyclesThe affiliated qualities of each dosha are more potent at specific times of the day. These rhythms and cycles are the same for all our doshas and run in a sequence as follows:
Vata Times: 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.to 6 p.m.
Pitta Times: 10 am to 2 pm, and 10 pm to 2 am.
Kappa Times: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.