What kind of meditation should I do before bed?
In body scan meditation, you focus on each part of your body. The goal is to increase awareness of your physical sensations, including tension and pain. The act of focusing promotes relaxation, which can help you sleep.
Can too much meditation be harmful?
Popular media and case studies have recently highlighted negative side effects from meditation—increases in depression, anxiety, and even psychosis or mania—but few studies have looked at the issue in depth across large numbers of people.
Is it OK to sleep after meditation?
It doesn’t cause any harm if we go into deep sleep after meditation. As someone has also answered in this thread, certain meditation techniques are ideal before going to bed and certain are recommended for beginning of the day.
Why does loving-kindness meditation make me cry?
Usually, the crying that happens during meditation is an opportunity to simply let out some pent up emotions, which can be cleansing. But sometimes more difficult emotions come out while meditating.
Who is Sharon Salzberg?
My name is Sharon Salzberg. I’ve been practicing meditation since 1971 and teaching since 1974. Over the next four weeks, I’ll be guiding you through practices to deepen concentration, mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of emotions, and the heart practices of loving kindness and compassion.
Why is the breath chosen in meditation?
A classic foundational exercise in meditation is focusing on the feeling of the in and out breath. The breath is chosen, they say, for many reasons. For one thing, you don’t have to believe anything in order to feel your breath. You don’t have to call yourself a Buddhist or a Hindu or reject anything else.
Why do we focus on the in and out breath?
A classic foundational exercise in meditation is focusing on the feeling of the in and out breath. The breath is chosen, they say, for many reasons. For one thing, you don’t have to believe anything in order to feel your breath.
Where is the best place to meditate?
This meditation corner could be in your bedroom or office; in the basement or on the porch. Wherever you practice, pick a place where you can be relatively undisturbed during your meditation sessions. Q: When I try to meditate, I become so conscious of the breath that I almost feel like I’m going to hyperventilate.