2019-04-01 23:55pm 35m Evening Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins


Preparation

I only just managed to get this session started in time. In fact, I had been writing the March round up when I saw the time slipping away and decided to start. You can find the march roundup here

Motivation
  • Peaceful mind and more focus
Goals
  • Work towards stage 3 mastery
  • Find enjoyment in the practice
Possible Distractions
  • Tiredness
  • Family Events
Posture
  • Seated on floor on a rug an pair of cushions.

Review

This was the first of the new 35 minute sessions. I knew I was feeling very tired. But I didn’t want to miss the first day of the new month.

We had as a family returned from holiday. It had been a busy couple of days and I was glad to be home.

My youngest was a little ill, so we had been busy right up to the evening. I started in my normal morning way. Lighting a candle and adding a little essential oil. I prepared the cushion on the floor and adjusted to a 35 minute session.

As I entered the preparations I realised my mind was tired and distracted. It took a couple of minutes to get through the preparations and longer to do the body scan. When I finished the body scan I did a visualisation of a white energetic light filling my body from toes to head in the hope it might wake me a little.

It didn’t… As I moved into the breathing I settled on “in” and “out” internally, with an awareness focus on the pause. I didn’t find much focus and spent much of the session fighting off the urge to fall asleep.

As it entered the later stages, I also became impatient to finish. This is something I may also look into as well for the month. It is starting to creep into the end of my sittings now.

Hopefully, I can do a ‘normal’ morning session tomorrow. It feels as though I might need a day or two to regain the focus I was seeing towards the end of March.

Classifications

Meditiation Type Awareness of Breath
Meditiation Position Seated Floor Cushion
Meditiation Length 35m
Meditiation Stages Stage-2 Stage-2+
Tags Tired
Satisfaction Rating 5
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