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Lesson 158 -
Too Relaxed in Meditation? (Audio)
Date: Thu Apr 8, 2004 3:06pm
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Q: Thanks for your group, I am enjoying it very much. I am getting ready to
use the Yoni Mudra in my practice next but had a question. During the
meditation I almost always fall asleep while in Siddhasana. Sometimes I even
have to remind myself during pranayama to breath because I start to go out
then. Lots of head nodding at first then I wake up slouched over (even
drooling a few times). I try to sit away from the wall because I would nod
off and thump my head sometimes. I don't feel tired when I practice or
during the day. I usually wake up around the 20 minute mark. Is there
something I am missing? I enjoy the way things are going but just wanted to
see if you had any advice on this.
A: It is good practice you describe. It won't be manifesting like that
forever. It is a special form of sleep associated with deep inner silence
and purification during meditation. Once your nervous system has released
those deep-rooted obstructions in there, you will experience much more
clarity during practices. Your clarity in activity is evidence that good
things are happening. It is a great way to get rid of lifetimes of
accumulated karma. While you are "sleeping" the infinite is unfolding inside
I wish you all success as you continue.
The guru is in you.
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