If you are becoming so physically relaxed that you 'lose' control of functions in your body, then your Attention is either faulty or incomplete.Sati1 wrote:Dear TheNoBSBuddhist,
I am sure that I am not falling asleep, as I can clearly review the five hindrances and detect no sloth and torpor whatsoever. My awareness is bright and I remain well-focused on the breath throughout. think it's more a state of extreme relaxation of the muscles than any dozzing-off or falling asleep.
One teacher I had advised his pupils that meditation is a state of heightened attentive Mindfulness, or heightened Mindful Attention. In other words, completely still and present, yet ready to leap and stand t attention as required.
Meditation is complete discipline and Being Present, both physically and mentally.
If you were to ask accomplished teachers if this happens to them, i would dare or venture to suggest they would say no.
Therefore, there is an extreme relaxation in you which is unguarded and non-Mindful.
This is after all though, merely my observation, so please feel free to totally ignore my input.