Frequently Asked Meditation Questions

If you are able to practice sitting upright without back support, you will strengthen your back muscles, release chronic tension, and your spine will come into alignment. This is great for your physical and psychological health, for energy flow and nerve conductivity through your spine, and for spiritual development. Living a purposeful, achtsamkeit, conscious life relates to having an upright, relaxed, aligned spine.

Why do I suggest sitting in a chair instead of cross-legged on the floor or on a cushion?

First, when the soles of your feet are flat on the ground, you are energetically grounded. Secondly, this posture encourages energy flow through your legs and into your lower abdominal energy center, the center of physical vitality. Third, having your feet aligned with your knees and hips is biomechanically healthier for the joints. Your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back will thank you. As a case in point, I once had a client who was a very advanced yogi who suffered lower back and joint pain because of prolonged sitting in the cross-legged seated position.

Since your body is the vessel for your spiritual growth in this life, take good care of it.

When I am meditating, I don’t feel what you are describing inside my body. For instance, I don’t feel my heart center or any positive feeling there. Why can’t I feel anything?

Inner sensing is a skill. meditation Deutsch, you may not have practiced this skill much up to this point. I first came upon this skill when I was learning weight training and was told to feel each muscle that I was working. In my early twenties, I learned this skill on a more subtle level during T’ai Chi, as I was told to feel the inner space of my body and sense my “qi” or life energy in the soles of my feet, my lower abdomen, my palms, and the top of my head.

Gradually, over time, my inner energetic senses awakened. I began to feel tingling at the top of my head, in my palms, in the soles of my feet, in my lower abdomen, in the center of my brain, and in my heart as my inner energetic senses awakened.

To feel your inner body, use movement, feeling, and mindfulness meditation deutsch. For instance, you may breathe into the space of your heart, smile with appreciation for how your heart keeps you alive in this body, and imagine this moment of awareness as a great gift in your life. When you combine the physical, emotional, and mental elements with concentration on a particular place in your body, you will awaken your energetic senses there over time.

Feeling may be shut down in a certain area because of or past trauma that is stored in your cells or energy field around that space. Rest a gentle attention in these spaces for a period of time and listen for what they have to tell you. Accept whatever arises. Be present there. After a period of time, move on to the next focal point in your meditation sequence. You might also spend some extra time outside of your meditation practice focusing your attention into these areas, breathing into them, and listening to what they have to tell you.

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