I think there’s no such thing as “normal” in meditation, it’s simply however it works on you for what you need at the time or Iran your body giving you clues. I’d recommend, however, if you’d like to be a bit more alert, you could add some essential oils to your practice. Peppermint, orange, and lemon are all invigorating scents that will prevent you from nodding off/having a jumpy sleep-like reaction. Hope it helps!
- How to incorporate meditation in morning routine if I already have learning session there and I need to hurry to work?
- Which kind of meditation is the most helpful for you?
- Which is a better way of meditation. Silent one or chanting some religious words like Om or reciting a mantra or likewise?
- What do you focus on when you meditate?
- How do you maintain your habits when recovering from an injury?
This experience is pretty normal and here is why. The beginning state of meditation and sleep are very similar since in both, as the mind settles and the body relaxes, your brain waves change from beta to alpha. That’s why drowsiness can arise making difficult to stay awake. Just don’t beat yourself up about it. This is the reality of today’s practice, no judgment or feeling of negativity towards you or the practice. If you feel you are trailing off into slumber, try to take some deep breaths and focus you attention back to it. Good luck!
I’ve been taught that it is normal and is an opportunity for you to bring your focus back. It’s not something to get upset about and requires only a nudge in the right direction
One doesn’t fall “out” of meditation. One can fall out of a trance or into a trance. One can get distracted. Or fall asleep. Meditation is about being awake to all states of mind, even jerky ones.
Tbh I've never experienced it, but we all get distracted. I would like u to treat this just as that, it's okay just get back to meditation. Meditation is about being present, so be present during that state as well. Maybe one day that will get u the answer for it 🙂
I have had that problem before in the beginning, so I started using guided meditation. Then I slowly work my way up to using bells at the beginning and end of my meditation. The bells signal to my inter-being that it is time to come out of the meditation, therefore I am not a startled.
- What do you think about when you meditate?
- I just have such a hard time not letting my thoughts get in the way, any suggestions?
- What do people “get “out of meditation?
- Is there a position in which you feel more easy to concentrate?
- What time is needed for meditation? Should it be different in the morning and in the evening? If you sometimes fall asleep during meditation, what should you do?
- In meditation. Is your mind supposed to be clear or can you meditate on something positive (or both)?
- How do you sit straight but relaxed?
- When meditating are there easier ways to focus instead of visualizing my breath? I have a hard time concentrating and keeping my mind from wandering when meditating. Does this get better with practice? And what are tips to get better?
- Sometime, while meditating I feel the urge to open my eyes. It’s better to open them or trying to focus harder?
- How do you know when you’re comfortable enough to start meditating without a guided meditation?