Yoga nidra. Instead of spending half an hour trying to get back to sleep and failing. Didn't quite complete due to children waking. By end: Observer back, just discernible. Slightly less overwhelmed by feelings arising in past few days.
Becky
about 4 years ago 4
Played a gig at a small party, and it went really well. Great atmosphere and just pure fun all the way. After the gig, I sat down in a café to drink a cup of tea, and relax for a bit. My head was full of myself, so I didn't pay much attention to what I was doing. So I managed to spill boiling ho ...
pajaboo
about 4 years ago
During the afternoon noticed a panicky feeling beginning. Thought this might be work related issues arising after some weeks of feeling strangely calm about work. As I started the journey home, with the words of a conversation and some posts on here in my head, I suddenly began to get emotional. ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago 4 6
• Heart of my heart/I am yours Not much noticeable longing through much of the sit, but at one point I caught myself thinking 'this might be a bit easier if I was feeling a bit more' and then more energy affects and shifting were in evidence. Not much of a wandering mind, which was good given ho ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago 1
Sat 32 minutes. My weekend may have set me up for this. Very little sleep because of caring for my sick daughter. So today was basically a day with very little awareness being known. During the sit my mind was following all those thoughts and I saw this only a few times. Fairly equanimous about ...
Null()
about 4 years ago 4
I tried editing my first sit entry, but it seems some options and text gets hidden under the banner on top of the page. Thus things get a little weird and wrong,
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about 4 years ago 1 2
Slightly tired at first, a little resistance; ended with energy coursing freely, bliss, well-being
HamiTipene
about 4 years ago 1
Simple. Feeling open and connected, lots of energy felt as potential, almost a reservoir, like I was floating on the surface of something deep. There's more to life than meets the I.
coyoteyogi
about 4 years ago 2 2
Emotional waves moving through the body. Tension and feelings of energy in the high heart_ low throat. Easy to sit still today.
coyoteyogi
about 4 years ago 1
this morning I listened to "The Spark" from OmLife. It's to help with creativity. Did I go to sleep? I don't think so, I think that was some sort of trance state or something. This is the bad thing about being a newb at something like this. I was too awake and sharp afterward to have f ...
jsanders420
about 4 years ago
Difficult sit following a difficult weekend. Relief in returning to the breath and having space to do cries. Tightness around face, throat and chest. Space in the belly. Throat tightness interesting because despite fear, yesterday did some full on, long overdue, expelling outloud of things. How ...
Becky
about 4 years ago 4 7
'Who is experiencing this?' There is a strong sense of physicality as attention hunting for what ties together the subject and the object; such a strong intuition that there is a tangible relation I can touch on, but there are only sensations of hunting that are not the relation itself. Again, s ...
Leems
about 4 years ago 4 3
Simply watching the breath. It is a marvel to me that something so simple can be so profound.
pajaboo
about 4 years ago 2 2
Just the breath today, gratitude at being able to sit with it and the sense of space and calm that generated. Outside of sits (and while sitting to come to think of it)- less striving at the moment and more acceptance of life / fullness with life. Doesn't mean that there aren't things in my li ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago
Every now and again a thought arises on it's own "off cushion" Is the state from the Zen class last Wednesday wearing off? Time will tell. I read this brilliant article on central channel practice/kundalini yoga. Very inspiring, so many ways to bring the winds into the central channel ...
OpenMind
about 4 years ago 2 2
Most of this sit was too relaxed with little focus - think my body and mind just seized on the sit as a chance to unwind with relief at having got through some difficult situations this weekend more easily than expected. Only really got into the sit towards the end when I was ready to give some ...
Bluemoon
about 4 years ago
My last reports from a fortnight ago recorded deeper practice. And this theme has continued and indeed deepened. This is probably the most intense period of practice in years. This is not simply from a desire to practice more, but from the need to be vulnerable in relationship. It's still somet ...
tombh
about 4 years ago 6 4
• Heart of my heart/I am yours I tried changing my posture a little for this sit, as a commentator suggested, and I found that it did seem to reduce the amount of stray thoughts interrupting me. However, it didn't stop me getting sleepy about half way through (I'm still not sleeping well at nigh ...
jameswarlock
about 4 years ago
Very distracted at the beginning. meditating in the dark of early morning tends towards sleepiness despite the coffee. Forgot to apply the method for long stretches. Some simple peace and quiet at the tail end.
coyoteyogi
about 4 years ago 1