how to ground?

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palikanon123
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how to ground?

Post by palikanon123 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:18 pm

hello,

I regulary loose touch with the earth and my body. How can I ground myself?
When I try execercises with my body - my mind wants to escape even more.

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Re: how to ground?

Post by Coyote » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:03 pm

What do you mean by "grounding"? Do you mean establishing mindfulness in the body?
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Re: how to ground?

Post by palikanon123 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:30 pm

well I mean beeing at ease with and IN the body. Normally Im a bit out of the body. Especially when things get difficult Im flying out of the body and my control weakens.

metta

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Re: how to ground?

Post by manas » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:52 pm

palikanon123 wrote:hello,

I regulary loose touch with the earth and my body. How can I ground myself?
When I try execercises with my body - my mind wants to escape even more.

metta
May I ask, how is your diet of late? Also sleep and physical exercise (for example, walking, weights etc)? I have read that a substantial, healthy meal of root vegetables and whole grains has a grounding effect. Doing proper physical exercise is also supposed to help.
"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and develops what is skillful."
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