Meditation and irregular heartbeats - Jose
- Hello Jose,
It was a joy to read your post. I then tried to find my journal entries that
related to my irregular heart beat but unfortunately I could not find them.
Although this happened about 2 years ago, I recall the irregular heart beat
having something to do with my general level of tension. Meditation helped
me reduce my day to day level of tension which I believe helped reduce the
irregularity of my heart beat. I also believe that regular, light exercise
My sense is that our bodies are continually sending us signals to guide us
on what we need to do. Something like an irregular heartbeat to me is like a
signal saying listen more to your body. If we give part of our attention to
our physical body we should get a better feel for what we need to do at any
time. My sense is that at all times our bodies are telling us what we should
do but we let our minds take full control and end up doing things that harm
us in different ways.
Thanks again for your post, as you practice your meditation I hope you will
bring the witnessing into your day to day life.
- --- In email@example.com, "tosime"
> Journal Entry - tosimewithout
> Date: November 29 2003
> Type: Meditation on inner sounds (with earplugs)
> Time: 07:55 a.m.
> Duration: 38 minutes (open)
> Posture: Seated on chair
> Body: Eyes closed,
> - Hands on knees
> Room Condition: Darkened room
> - One candle
> - Incense
> - Essential Oil - (Gardenia + water on burner)
> - Full body stretch (3 times).
> - Struck the bell 3 times before starting
> Mind Chatter: Low
> Waves of bliss: None
> Experience: Good Session. First session after about a year
> Result: Recall Session - Getting used to the motions.
> Surprising easy to return to meditation. My body felt as if it were
> automatic pilot - simply did most of the usual things I did withvery
> little thinking on my part.and deeper
> Good physical relaxation. Moved quite quickly through deeper
> states of physical relaxation.slide
> Had the insight that my day to day thinking was like watching a
> show. Each slide would stop if I dwelt on it by thinking about it.If I
> did not, the next slide would appear. Most of my problemscome when I
> dwell too much on each passing thought. The progression ofthoughts is a
> natural process that I interfere with when I dwell too long onany
> particular thought. I should try relaxing more and allowing thethought
> process to take its natural course.Sg: nice to see the site come back to its intention.....