The last part of the night being ruled by vata involves the process
of elimination. Dawn is the best time to eliminate body’s physical waste.
Proper elimination also helps remove the kapha that naturally accumulates
in our bodies overnight. Defecation once or twice daily is best,
preferably not immediately after a meal. However urination any time of the day is okay.
Examine your elimination each morning and if you notice abnormalities,
this indicates poor digestion. Consider fasting, since this helps re-balance
the natural digestive process. Fasting allows the body to rest and correct the
digestive system naturally, before the digestive disorder compounds.
Never suppress the natural physical urges such as elimination, hunger,
thirst, sleep, sneezing, yawning, vomiting, flatulence and ejaculation, since this will lead to discomfort and even disease