2019-06-10 8:30am 35m Morning Sitting

Type: Awareness of Breath
Read Time: 2 mins


Preparation

As the children left I went into my office to sit this morning. It was about 8:30am and although a little tired I had drunk some coffee.

Motivation
  • A heart released
Goals
  • Develop Introspective awareness
  • Patiently sit for the whole period
Possible Distractions
  • Children interrupting, or making lots of noise
Posture
  • Seated on a pair of cushions on the floor - cross legged.

Review

As I sat I found some relaxation straight away. It felt that I would be able to sit the whole time without too much impatience arising. I set out my intentions and sat with body awareness for a little while scanning up from my feet. This was interrupted a couple of times by mind wandering, but also relaxing.

As I moved to the breathing I did a couple of sets of ten. Noting “in”, “out” and the count. This helped and I switched to using the introspective awareness to watch the breath. There was quite a lot of thinking popping up for short periods. A couple of times I recounted to ten which helped settle things.

Towards the end, a small amount of impatience crept in, but it was brief each time. Eventually, the bell rang and I was pleased to complete the time. I left with some relaxed energy.

Classifications

Meditiation Type Awareness of Breath
Meditiation Position Seated Floor Cushion
Meditiation Length 35m
Meditiation Stages Stage-3 Stage-3+
Tags Relaxed Energy
Satisfaction Rating 7
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