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by Snufkin
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4044

Re: Starting to nod off during meditation

Many amazing replies. Thank you all very much. I have definitely found meditating on an empty stomach has helped a lot, and the breath techniques Bhante G describes in Mindfulness seem to have helped too. Only problem of late, there have been many outside distractions cutting my sessions short. Medi...
by Snufkin
Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4044

Re: Starting to nod off during meditation

I do tend to meditate around 11am - 1pm. So I can't see any reason for actually being worn out. Are you meditating after a meal? That can be a huge drowsiness-cause. What about sugary morning drinks? Such a drop in blood sugar might also contribute, if applicable. Also, see if boredom precedes the ...
by Snufkin
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4044

Re: Starting to nod off during meditation

I do tend to meditate around 11am - 1pm. So I can't see any reason for actually being worn out.
How would I go about body scanning? Thank you.
by Snufkin
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4044

Re: Starting to nod off during meditation

Thanks for your reply, I did read that part, but I didn't find it to be very helpful, I've tried investigating it but it's over before I even realise it's happening, and the breathing technique works for a bit but then I seem to relapse. I'll continue trying these techniques, as I don't have a lot o...
by Snufkin
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Starting to nod off during meditation
Replies: 27
Views: 4044

Starting to nod off during meditation

Had this problem for a little while, it doesn't happen every time I meditate, but it's started to be more frequent. I'll be following my breath, and then next minute I feel like I'm almost being nudged backwards and I realise I had stopped following my breath and started to nod off to sleep. This ha...
by Snufkin
Mon May 28, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: New to practise, a few questions.

More physical problems have started to rise, the chief one being towards the end of my sit, one sit of my neck becomes quite stiff and achey, it becomes harder to focus on anything else. My legs also seem to be going to sleep more often these days. Could these issues be something to do with the cush...
by Snufkin
Mon May 21, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: New to practise, a few questions.

Thank you so much for such a comprehensive post. And thanks to everyone else. I feared I was getting very much ahead of myself but it's difficult when there doesn't seem like anything to measure progress. I'll get started on the reading material and continue to increase my sitting times.
by Snufkin
Mon May 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: New to practise, a few questions.

marc108 wrote: I would second this recommendation and second your idea to read MIPE in it's entirety... basically every question on meditation for beginners is answered there.
I finished MIPE this morning, I'm not sure it clarified my question of no insight or emotions arising though.
by Snufkin
Mon May 21, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: New to practise, a few questions.

I definitely had trouble with wanting to get up after a short amount of time, but I've started to let these thoughts go. My main aim is just to increase the length of time I'm sitting for really, so I can have a better quality of meditation. I'm starting to sit for about 25 minutes now. I've started...
by Snufkin
Sat May 12, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

Re: New to practise, a few questions.

Hi Snufkin and welcome too the forum! I highly recommend reading this short chapter entitled Structuring Your Meditation from Mindfulness in Plain English a classic best selling manual on meditation: Structuring Your Meditation http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/mindfulness_in_plain_english_10.php...
by Snufkin
Sat May 12, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Hello everyone!

Just thought I'd say Hello and introduce myself on here. I have been interested in buddhism for quite a long time, both my parents although they aren't practising are very influenced by buddhist teachings. I never really had any interested until my life kind of hit a slump and my interest started of...
by Snufkin
Sat May 12, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: New to practise, a few questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 1496

New to practise, a few questions.

Hello everyone, I've been practising meditation for just over a week, I've been doing this daily and try to fit in two sittings a day when possible. I am just wondering about the length of time I should be practising for, initially I started off with doing it for about 10 mins, and now my sittings a...