I do meditation to relax me...so I guess that means my metabolism would slow down. I do a short little "yoga-like" routine before going into meditation. Generally, I do this at night; usually, I would have eaten by then. My meal schedule rarely factors into when I decide to meditate. Sometimes I too have problems staying focused. Really, if I'm not in the mood to meditate...it doesn't work. Generally, I start out staring at either a candle or a unique object. Then I close my eyes and try to maintain the image in my mind and hold that image without any distractions for as long as I can. I usually always have New Age music playing; that actually helps me rather than distract me. I've tried meditating in absolute silence but I just can't get into it. The music purges my mind of all frustrations so my concentration won't drift.
Hope this helps.
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Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 10:24 PM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Meditation, Metabolism and Other Questions
To what extent does meditation affect metabolism? I read somewhere
that it slows it down, so one should meditate before meals in the
morning and evening/afternoon. Does a shorter meditation affect
metabolism less? Is a shorter meditation less effective, ie 3 reps of
the 3rd eye meditation?
I've been having some problems concentrating on the point in the
middle of my eyebrows, mainly because I'm terribly tired and because
contacts make the eye fluttering even more chronic. Are there any
methods directed to improving concentration? Would it be good to have
a pre-meditation "ritual", or warm-up of some sort? Would calming
music in the background interfere with concentration?
I'm have to admit, I feel quite bad for asking so many questions.
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