Friday, 15 April 2011
I just had my first experience with meditation! I feel a little light headed to say the least. My idea for meditating was quite simple, focus on my breathing. My method: lay on the floor and breath. I ended up meditating for more than half an hour! I didn't think I had it in me! Like really I don't think I have ever been able to focus for more than... oh look shiny!! Anyway I remembered one time our choir in high school had this lady come in and lead a workshop and we did some breathing exercises, I learned to think about breathing like this: there are five "chambers" for your breath; stomach, chest, upper and lower back, and sides. We learned to fill them individually and then together, so I applied that to an extreme today, I started one chamber at a time, then two at a time, then three, four and all together, it was actually surprisingly relaxing. The hardest part was the actually focus, my mind wandered off many times to, "I should probably do the dishes" and "Maybe I should actually start studying for my tests" but I just kept disciplining myself and coming back to breathing. I have to admit when I finished I was light-headed, and you know that feeling when your foot falls asleep, well my hands and my face felt like that, weird right! Maybe I have bad circulation or something, my hands are cold now. I know! I'll warm up with hot chocolate!! I love hot chocolate!! Has anyone else tried meditating recently? How did that go? Let me know! Well time to make me some cocoa!