Anapanasati. Hard to concentrate. Happy to have a streak and excited to continue!
Was working from home yesterday and at one point my brain had had enough - feeling foggy, with a slight headache and some dizzyness. Without really thinking about it took myself off for a sit. Lovely and restorative - by the end all the tension had cleared and I was ready to head back for some ...
Vipassana day 2/10 Started consistently hitting "sweet spots" of calm abiding. Focus area reduced to triangle under nose (including edges of nostrils) to upper lip. The mind drastically calmed to a smooth with only occasional ripples. Anapana again all day 10 hrs
My meditation guide suggested using my values as mantras. So that's what I did this morning. May I develop awareness. May I be a friend. May I act compassionately. May I be forgiving. May I grow myself. May I be healthy. May I be resilient. Part of the sit was eyes closed and part was eyes ope ...
60 min instructions and guided meditation; Working with the Emotional Body by Rob Burbea. Have a good day everyone.
Stillness, peace and oneness with life - including its most difficult bits
So my 2 hour meditation really only lasted about an hour and a half before I fell asleep and I slept great! After I woke up I made sure to do one last 30 minute meditation on person success. I feel great, only after 2 days it's made such a huge improvement :)
Not at all still physically but with effortless, deep, dark, tranquillity
Anapanasati.Good concentration and calming of the mind. I enjoyed it.
The Celestial Sanctum (Practice) Moon Phase: First Quarter Some ecstasy, some peace and no refreshment. Hands "crossed". Almost all body started to "disappear".
Work is filling a much larger proportion of my week than is ideal at the moment - long intense days, workload mounting and so much that could go wrong. By the time I finally left work I could sense my head having had enough of planning, spreadsheets, negotiations and strategising - busy, full an ...
This time I wanted to see what clouds clear perception and whether I "need" anything to simply be in a perfected awareness state (Mahamudra-type). After the initial dive (relaxation, feeling the body) began the practice of noting 'images' and 'thoughts' as they come and go. Looked fo ...
So I typically work nights meaning I sleep during the day. It's not uncommon for me to do my meditations before bed, however, today I'm going to try meditating into sleep. I'll be lying down with a guided meditation recording for manifesting abundance and wish fulfillment. No, I won't be wishing ...
My first guided meditation with a teacher. Open eyes. Only breathing. Very different from what I normally do, and that's good. Time to incorporate more sitting into my life. More breathing. Excited about the future.
Vipassana day 1/10 Focus Anapana meditation (focus area was inside nose, around triangle of upper lips to top bridge of nose). "Mindfulness (sati) of breathing (ānāpāna) is the most common samatha practice. (wiki)"
40 min sit ; talk and guided meditation Working with the emotional body by Rob Burbea accessed at http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/210/talk/13853/. Interesting will continue with series of practices. Have a good day everyone.
Stillness brings peace. Calmness. Mindful coffee drinking. Who knew...
Joy at being in this moment
Headspace guided meditation. It feels like cheating, it's so easy to meditate with guidance that I use it when I'm feeling indisposed to meditate.