The path to natural and enjoyable daily meditation lies through a series of obstacles. It is not difficult to overcome them if a) you know them, and b) you know how to “fight”!)) So, 5 obstacles and their overcoming.
“I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START.” Today there are schools and meditation teachers in any country and any big city, and with some meditation instructors (like me) you can even practice remotely. Meditation on https://www.julianalucky.com/ is just the discipline that is natural and desirable to master on the Internet, and not “live”. Also, many good books on meditation have been written and published.
“MEDITATION IS NOT DIFFICULT FOR ME, BUT IT’S VERY BORING, I FALL ASLEEP.” Drowsiness is a natural response of the brain to the absence of stimuli, to a decrease in distress. While you are sleepy, you are not meditating yet, you are just wallowing in sleepiness. Your sleepiness on the first steps in meditation is the exact opposite of your usual, “disassembled” and tense state, isn’t it? Persistently continue to study, and the pendulum will stop swinging so much, you will no longer be put to sleep. This first step must be endured!! Do not quit classes, this is one and two – try different meditations.
“I AM UNCOMFORTABLE TO SIT, I HAVE A LONGER BACK AND/OR KNEES.” No need to endure pain and injure the body! Take up Hatha yoga – this practice has been preparing the body for meditation for over 5000 years, it is ideal for this purpose, and time-tested. You can also go swimming, go for a massage and go to the bath – all this softens muscle blocks. In the meantime, you can get a special chair or at least a pillow for meditation. There are also belts (belts) for meditation that fix the body. But there is an even simpler method – meditate, relaxed and COMFORTABLE sitting in a chair, or even lying down. The main thing is not to fall asleep!)
“I SIT INTO MEDITATION – STRANGE ‘PICTURES’, IMAGES, OR IRRITATION, ANGER, APPEAR SOON – I JUMP UP AS SCALLED.” This is the next stage in mastering yoga exercises and especially meditation – when you look into your subconscious and the memory of painful injuries (“samskaras”). Just keep practicing without getting involved in the images and emotions that may come to the surface of the mind. The practice of meditation gradually integrates them, and they will become much less. You can’t cook scrambled eggs without breaking eggs, just as you can’t master your mind without experiencing its resistance at first. The calmness of a person who does not meditate is the calmness of a dark pool full of terrifying devils.
“I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR YOGA, ALSO FOR MEDITATION.” Congratulations, you are a typical case!) Fortunately, the magic of Yoga is such that time for Yoga … appears if you spend it on Yoga!! Many show business stars and businessmen, as well as mere mortals, are happy to note that it seems like there was more time when I spent 1.5 hours in the morning on yoga and meditation. This is simply because the mind becomes controlled and the body is alert, and you get more done in a day than before. The main thing is not to overdo it with physical exercises so that the body does not hurt and does not distract you from business and entertainment during the day. Asanas shape the body over the years, pranayamas improve health and energy in a few months, and meditations act instantly. To control the mind and emotions, it is enough to meditate 4 times a day for 1-3 minutes. See for yourself by starting to exercise regularly.
Are you already meditating?