catmoon wrote:Every time I sit, getting up is like trying to crawl out from under sedation, and the frequent result is an immediate nap. Is that normal? Expected?
IanAnd wrote:Bhikkhu Pesala's suggestion from Ajahn Chah regarding "sitting on the edge of a deep well" is an excellent example of what is mean by the establishment of sati. If you let your mindfulness wander for even a moment, you might fall into the well. Best to establish it at the outset and take advantage of the intensity of alertness that it produces. If you practice this way, you should never feel sleeeepy after meditation again. It should be an invigorating experience, with the mind bright, sharp, malleable, and steady.
Six things are conducive to the abandonment of sloth and torpor:
Knowing that overeating is a cause of it;
Changing the bodily posture;
Thinking of the perception of light;
Staying in the open air;
Guy wrote:Hi Catmoon,
What meditation object are you using? What kind of things are you doing when you are not meditating?
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