Wake up everyday with a positive thought. Morning gives positive energy. It is the best time of the day to start your prayer.
This shloka is to be recited in the morning. when you get up, just sit in the bed and Relax. Chant this shloka with eyes still closed, and open them by the fourth part (ma~NgalaM karadarshanam) and see your hands and smile.
This exercise is so good, that it helps you stabilize your blood pressure. After lying down for 6-7 hours and if you suddenly get up for alarm or some sound, there can be a pressure drop in the brain and this is known to be the most important factor in early morning strokes. Both shlokas when recited slowly will take about 1-2 minutes which is sufficient for your brain to get used to new blood pressure.
ಕರಾಗ್ರೇ ವಸತೇ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಕರಮಧ್ಯೆ ಸರಸ್ವತಿ
ಕರಮೂಲೇ ತು ಗೋವಿಂದಃ ಪ್ರಭಾತೇ ಕರದರ್ಶನಂ
Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi Karamadhye Sarasvati,
Karamuule Tu Govinda Prabhaate Kara dharshanam
Meaning: The front part of the hands (the finger tips) is credited to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. The middle part or palm is credited to Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and the root (the part of hand near the wrist) to Govinda. So, every morning, one should have a look at one’s hand which represents sincere labor.
ಸಮುದ್ರ ವಸನೆ ದೇವಿ ಪರ್ವತ ಸ್ತನಮನ್ದಲೆ
ವಿಷ್ನುಪತ್ನಿ ನಮಸ್ತುಭ್ಯಂ ಪಾದಸ್ಪರ್ಶಂ ಕ್ಷಮಸ್ವಮೆ
Samudravasane Devi Parvatastanamandale,
Vishhnupatni Namastubhyam Paadasparsham Kshamasva Me
Meaning: I bow to Mother Earth, who has mountains and jungles on her body and whose clothing is made by the ocean. The wife of Lord Vishnu, please pardon me for touching you with my feet.