- --- In email@example.com, "cornelius"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mary KayGhiglia"
> <mkghiglia@h...> wrote:indicates
> Gee Mary, it sounds to me that your "sinking into the void"
> the effectiveness of the meditation technique. If the horizonHi, Cornelius and Mary,
> position makes you susceptible to sleepiness, why continue with it?
Mary, correct me if I am mistaken, but I did not hear you saying you
became susceptible to sleepiness. I heard you say that you "sink into
the void". Is it sleep? Do you feel the familiar 'been asleep'
feelings when your body jerks back?
Someone once told me that I shouldn't meditate lying down. Something
about the necessity of vertical alignment of the spine in gravity.
However, I find that the actual action of moving into mindful
Savasana after my yoga practice is exactly as most people describe
their meditation practice. I typically begin by aligning the body
along the center line, removing distractions (such as unequal
pressures or pulls on the skin), inhaling to locate tension, exhaling
to release it, and down I go. This practice often moves me into 'the
void' just as you describe it, complete with the jerk back. The first
time it happened, my mind came back before my body, and it was quite
a shock, as I couldn't find my body anywhere! LOL! I have come to
equate the jerk back into the body with something like a 'rough
landing', hehe, but no, it isn't sleeping. Personally, I haven't
noticed any deleterious effects of this position for "meditation".
What are your thoughts on it?