~ “We meditate for various reasons. Peace of mind we all badly need. Therefore, when we meditate, either consciously or unconsciously we aim at peace of mind. Meditation give us peace of mind without a tranquilliser. And unlike a tranquilliser, the peace of mind that we get from meditation does not fade away. It lasts for good in some corner of the inmost recesses of our aspiring heart” ~ Sri Chimnoy
Sitting still is much harder than it looks (for me anyway). Relaxation technigues I get b/c I can lie down or recline and be comfortable. Meditation involves sitting with your spine upright, legs crossed and wrists on your knees with forefinger and thumb touching. During my first attempt in Bonni’s class last night, I found the whole experience rather frustrating and trying. I’ll continue to work at it and see if it gets better – I didn’t get Pilates the first several times I tried it and now I LOVE it.
You know, Carol, you don’t have to get it ALL at one time–I am well aware of how you like to put your everything in to all you do–in terms of meditation I would suggest being much less intense and not worrying about your hands, or the perfection in your spine–at home, you really can meditate in a reclining position…personally, I like the way I feel in meditation pose–it’s like an instant reminder that my job is to do NOTHING! I LOVE THAT 🙂
Don’t be so damn hard on yourself! YOU ARE DOING GREAT!! awareness is everything, remember? that you are aware of your spine, your wrists, your fingers, you are right on track 🙂 Seriously! What we did Tuesday night was just 1 guided journey– You can play around with focusing on an object or symbol and not all the fancy stuff with the spine…
We will try it again! oxox
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