March 15, 2012

Meditation and Breath Awareness.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Whenever I sit for meditation, i always try to follow your initial procedure of being aware of my breathing, but I always end up falling asleep. I generally sit to meditate at 6:30 am and around 5 pm. Also when I try concentrating on my breathing it always gets faster and heavier, while it is actually supposed to get milder. I have tried not really concentrating, but just being aware of my breathing, so I don’t face the heavy breathing problem. Is there a solution to both these problems? Or is it that I’m not doing something right? 


If the breath gets faster and heavier on its own, then it’s fine. The body is automatically self-regulating to release whatever it needs to at that time in meditation. So don’t judge it as wrong, or counter to what is “supposed” to happen. The breath will change as it needs to. When the current issue is cleared up, then the breath will get lighter and more refined naturally. As for falling asleep, that too is what is needed right now, so don’t resist it or assume you are doing something wrong. You can make sure you get more sleep at night, but sometimes there is certain deep conditioning that requires the special sleep that comes in meditation in order to release properly. Just go with it for now, and eventually the sleepiness will no longer be needed and your meditation will be more alert and refined.


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  1. Dawn-Renee

    the same thing happens to me when i have tried to meditate! i thought i was doing it wrong so now I can`t wait to try it again knowing that what happens is normal and what my body needs at that time.

  2. Peter Strong

    Perhaps don`t try so hard to be aware of your breathing. Instead let the sensations of breathing arise in your field of awareness. In other words, take the "I" out of "I am aware of my breathing" and just allow awareness of breathing to happen without a doer (ego). Suggested reading: `The Path of Mindfulness Meditation,` by Peter Strong.

  3. Maneesh

    great , thank you

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