In simple terms, the best time to practice yoga is completely dependent on one’s daily routine and as per the lifestyle and work schedule. However, according to the ancient literature, certain practices like Surya Namaskar and Shiva Namaskar must be practiced it early sunrise. Practicing yoga during this time enhances the ability to transcend limitations due to the state of flux of life energies.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices like controlling breath, meditation and adopting body postures for health and relaxation. It is an ancient art which aids in improving or developing inherent power and harmony for body, mind and spirit. It works on the level of one’s body, mind, emotion and energy.
An early morning practice with an empty stomach may help in starting the day with right foot as well as refreshes the mind and fills with positive energy, while evening practices helps in removing the fatigue making one fresh and calm at the end of the day. Also, it has been established that the Brahma Muhurtam, which lasts from 3:40 to 3:50 am, is the best time to practice to gain spirituality, whereas the transition times are apt for gaining physical health.
Some of the pros of morning yoga includes day optimization, enhances body metabolism, improves digestion, boosts mood and reduces anxiety/stress and helps in improving mind to focus on breath and movements. However, one may also practice in the evening, before sunset or mid-day.