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Any yoga or spiritual practice or any advice for overcoming mental tiredness?

Post by purple1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:42 am

Hello, can someone tell me any yoga or spiritual practice or any advice for overcoming mental tiredness? I have serious anxiety disorder since years with tiredness. I take tranquilizer sometimes (not every day). When I go somewhere and spend some hours out of my house I get very tired, mentally tired. When I go to home I go to sleep at the afternoon. After sleeping a hour at afternoon I get more fresh but after a hour i get tired again. At nights i usually sleep 7 or 8 hours. It is not always deep sleeping. Meditation does not makes me tired but if i go somewhere and spend some hours out of my house i get very tired. (mentally) I can not drink coffee, i tried drank coffee but it ended up in hurry to the toilet. I would be happy if someone could advice any yoga or spiritual practice or any advice. Thank you very much. With much metta :buddha1:


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Post by purple1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:00 pm

R1111 wrote:Do you eat much? Similar topic https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 66#p415866
No I do not eat much.

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Post by R1111 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:37 pm

check out the commentary to Satipatthana Sutta as well,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... html#sloth

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Post by purple1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:56 pm

R1111 wrote:check out the commentary to Satipatthana Sutta as well,
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... html#sloth
Thank you :thanks:

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Post by paul » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:07 am

Are you a vegetarian?

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Post by purple1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:11 am

paul wrote:Are you a vegetarian?
No, sometimes i eat meat. Not often. Sometimes. Why do you ask it?

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Post by Phena » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:35 am

Hi purple1,

Do you have a well balanced diet? What about sugar in your diet, do you have a lot of sweet foods, drinks? Too much sugar can cause a crash after an initial energy burst.

Would it be worthwhile having a blood test for a number of things including for diabetes?

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Post by purple1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 am

Phena wrote:Hi purple1,

Do you have a well balanced diet? What about sugar in your diet, do you have a lot of sweet foods, drinks? Too much sugar can cause a crash after an initial energy burst.

Would it be worthwhile having a blood test for a number of things including for diabetes?
Too much sugar? I do not think it is too much sugar that I eat a few sweets (not every day, but almost everyday) and drink tea with sugar everyday (one couple daily, sometimes two couples).

Blood test is a good idea but my doctor already sent me to blood test.

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Post by purple1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:56 am

I am overweight a little, if it is an important information. In the past i ate very much sweets and it made me fat a little.

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Post by purple1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:30 am

I do not really like when peoples are around me. I do not really like peoples, except a few peoples who are important in my life. My energy always goes out from me when i spend few or some hours in the sociality. Sometimes i feel anxious when i am on the streets. I think the problem is not in the foods.

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Post by Phena » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:19 am

purple1 wrote:I do not really like when peoples are around me. I do not really like peoples, except a few peoples who are important in my life. My energy always goes out from me when i spend few or some hours in the sociality. Sometimes i feel anxious when i am on the streets. I think the problem is not in the foods.
Has the Dhamma helped with the social anxiety?

Do you think there maybe a stress link if it's not related to diet? Have you considered some professional help, purple1?

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Post by purple1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:32 am

Phena wrote: Has the Dhamma helped with the social anxiety?
No.
Phena wrote:Do you think there maybe a stress link if it's not related to diet? Have you considered some professional help, purple1?
Yes... didn't helped. The only thing which help is my medication.

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Post by paul » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:33 am

From what you have said your "condition" sounds like a normal consequence of meditation. If you get involved in Buddhist practice you become more and more sensitive to environments and thoughts as a result of focussed concentration. You cannot expect to go on living as a puthujjana with developed concentration, you have to adapt your environment to support your meditation. There are guidelines for how to do this in Vism. IV: 34. There is a reason the Buddha repeatedly said to go to the foot of a tree in the forest to meditate, the visual and auditory energies of nature are harmonised, whereas those in a man-made environment are crude. The more focussed your concentration becomes and the more knowledge you have, the more those energies affect you, so you follow the Buddhas instructions and seek a suitable natural environment.

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Post by Phena » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:36 am

paul wrote:From what you have said your "condition" sounds like a normal consequence of meditation. If you get involved in Buddhist practice you become more and more sensitive to environments and thoughts as a result of focussed concentration. You cannot expect to go on living as a puthujjana with developed concentration, you have to adapt your environment to support your meditation. There are guidelines for how to do this in Vism. IV: 34. There is a reason the Buddha repeatedly said to go to the foot of a tree in the forest to meditate, the visual and auditory energies of nature are harmonised, whereas those in a man-made environment are crude. The more focussed your concentration becomes and the more knowledge you have, the more those energies affect you, so you follow the Buddhas instructions and seek a suitable natural environment.
:goodpost:

I would add also that it maybe worthwhile backing-off meditation for awhile to see how this effects your situation. Decrease the amount of time and move away from deeper concentration states and maybe try a more open, mindful and less absorbed approach. Try this approach with walking meditation, which also (I find) increases energy levels.

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Post by binocular » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:29 pm

purple1 wrote:I do not really like when peoples are around me. I do not really like peoples, except a few peoples who are important in my life. My energy always goes out from me when i spend few or some hours in the sociality. Sometimes i feel anxious when i am on the streets. I think the problem is not in the foods.
Maybe you are what is sometimes called an "unskilled empath." This is a term from pop-psychology, and controversial. Nevertheless, the basic idea seems to be interesting and valid enough: thinking too much about others makes one vulnerable and weak.

One basically needs to learn to focus on one's priorities, especially in the presence of others. That's not easy to do, though, but I think the practice of the Dhamma could help with this. Not so much meditation, but reflecting on the importance of keeping good company and then putting those insights into action.

For some ideas, you might consult Thanissaro Bhikkhu's talks on these topics, at http://www.dhammatalks.org/mp3_index.html , keywords "priorities," "friendship," "friends," "alone," "others."

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Post by cjmacie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 am

purple1 wrote:Hello, can someone tell me any yoga or spiritual practice or any advice for overcoming mental tiredness? ...
give the mind a break...




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Post by lostitude » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:55 pm

Do you go to bed around the same time every night?
I used to have a very similar problem, and it has gotten much better since I started being more consistent with my sleep schedule, always trying to go to bed at a fixed time.

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Post by CedarTree » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:59 pm

cjmacie wrote:
purple1 wrote:Hello, can someone tell me any yoga or spiritual practice or any advice for overcoming mental tiredness? ...
give the mind a break...




This was great, I am actually thinking of getting more into tai chi.

Was looking for youtube channels and things for beginners and that can show ways to progress and be guided :)


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