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Originally posted by Dramier
Anybody else like that?
Originally posted by Volatile
1. Baddha Kona-asana (The Restrained Angle) : Is very good for removing the barrier between the hips that makes one unable to go into the advanced states of sitting. It is infact also refered to as "the Lotus", when seeing its meditative twin posture; Padma-asana.
2. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bending) : Stretches your spine and hamstrings which are essential for any leg posture. You might also try the Padahastasana posture, which is what I use.
Originally posted by Damien_III
I have never done anything like this before so after reading this I thought I would give it a try. So I lay in bed closed my eyes and imagined myself in the sethrough box with all my thoughts outside, none trying to get in just silent flickering images, then when I imagened myself in a infinate dark and quiet place, after about 10mins my vision started coming back (even though I still had my eyes closed) and it felt like I was trying to sit up or lift off the bed which frightend the s*@t out of me I jumped and was right back a square 1 wide awake lying on the bed and a bit freaked out. Has this happened to anybody else trying this?
Originally posted by Enyalius
It is funny to see how people still have the idea that meditation is ment to clear the mind. I suggest that people delve into Zazen and Vipasana meditation to find that it is nothing like that at all. Then you can all start to truly meditate
Originally posted by Caseysmind
It tends to take me upwards 3-4 hours to fall asleep, which is likely why im grumpy all the time. I will deffinitly have to try some of these thanks. I was starting to think I was the only one who had a hard time sleeping, 10am right now, and you can bet I didnt wake up this early, decided it was time to just stay awake.
Something I do to fall asleep, which used to work, but not so well now, is to simply have a large, or simply LOUD fan on. Drown out the voices in my head, however it can make it worse, if the fan isnt a steady drowning of sound, such as having a wierd, balance to it, swinging loud then quietly. When the fan drowns out my thoughts its ussualy easier to clear my mind, although I suppose thats assisting my meditation and isnt really fair. Meh, if it gets the job done..
Originally posted by Diseria
I googled, and managed to surprise myself.. I'm doing those already! However.. for the Uttannsana and Padahastasana, I'm curious if you know why must the feet be together? (I did the same moves in Pilates, but our feet were always at shoulder width..) ... and apparently, my equilibrium needs tuning... the cat sniffed my leg and I almost fell over!
And the knees straight -- my father taught me *not* to keep my knees straight, because if you stand like that long enough, you can actually pass out. (Apparently it cuts off circulation?)