posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 10:26 AM
thank you for them. My out of body experience is the same every time. It is not so much a physical out of body experience as it is a transcending from
the lower to the higher. The whole point of meditation is to find the center of your consciousness, this is the higher state. Enlightenment and
nirvana are just words to describe what's going on, a lot of Sanskrit words help in the process of meditation. Nirvana simply means the blowing out
or extinguishing of lower universe which is equal to transcendence.
My posture is fine I guess, I really only do one asana, which is simply the Indian style half lotus position (I can't do a full lotus) with my back
straight. I do not do much breathing exercises now, but I used to do breath in 4 counts, hold 16 counts, breath out 8 counts, and hold another 4 with
no breath in. This is kind of difficult so I recommend doing in 4 counts, hold 8 counts, out 4 counts, hold 2 counts until you can work your way up to
it. After a your mind is open a bit you don't have to do any more so don't pass out from it or anything.
After that, meditation is really about breaking free of your physical consciousness and raising upwards in your mind until you reach the point where
your mind becomes engulfed in light or "enlightened" and it feels as if you go out of your body into the realm of your mind. You become more
associated with your will rather than your body, and you get a preceding view of your body almost as if you are a witness watching a movie that is
your body. By turning your mind away from your body and towards your soul, your mind merges with your soul and you almost completely break free of
sensory attachment. Almost, it takes practice, and I still have breaks in concentration after 7 years of meditation. However, it gets better and
better and the more you practice the more you can enter longer states of transcendental bliss. It's really worth it to try. Good luck with your