Absolutely! Play around with a different time of day, meditating with your eyes open (soft gaze), and/or simply making sure you’re more rested! Sometimes our mind doesn’t know what else to do with a calm moment than to finally rest (it may be the time it can finally let go).
I sit with legs crossed in an upright position, with a cushion either behind or underneath me if support needed, with my hands forming a circle resting on lap. If you’re still feeling sleepy try going to bed half an hour or an hour earlier and maybe have some water to drink as soon as you wake to ‘freshen’ up the body before you meditate…
It’s okay to let your mind wander into a calm state but just make sure you direct your thoughts and concentrate on the breaths. So your brain is still always thinking and working.
- What is meditation for you? What else do you experience as if meditating? Is meditation a specific activity?
- What meditation is the most beneficial when you’re new to meditation?
- Do you vary your times, or meditate more than once?
- What time of day do you most like to meditate?
- What’s your best meditation experience to date?
- How do you manage to concentrate and not be disturbed by noise and other thoughts while meditating?
- What do you observe while meditating? What is on your mind?
- Have you seen any conscious changes in your daily routines? If so what are they?
- Is it wrong to meditate while lying down?
- How “deep” does one go into meditation? I feel that I stay quite aware of my surroundings. Is this OK?