What I’m learning about me & meditation
- Aug 26th, 2019 at 10:33PM
After 2 weeks of daily meditation I have a few observations about how it is going with me.
1) late meditation = sleep. In the evening or at night, even if I am sitting up and meditating with my eyes open, I invariably fall asleep.
2) thought chains and breathing. I am starting to get the hang of cutting off the thought chains with a focus on breathing. I just did a 9-minute session where my brain went through several themes but I was able to disconnect each one through my breathing focus while letting another unrelated theme popup after 10-15 secs. Is this how it is supposed to go?
3) body positions, etc. This has been a bit of a revelation for me. I didn’t realise that it was important to be sitting up with eyes open and hands positioned in a certain way. After trying it out, these changes make sense...and getting the right posture and position helps me to fall asleep less frequently!!
Looking forward to the next steps. I am catching up on a few lessons so I haven’t tried walking meditation yet. I will find a nice quiet spot to do this in the next day.