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« Reply #30 on: Mar 17, 2019 11:58 pm »

In GTWA the importance of correct posture and proper technique are brought up frequently. Lately when I try to sit in a meditative position my leg falls asleep, it's about 20 minutes or so in and becomes very distracting. I wonder if anyone here has run into similar problems and what they have done to alleviate without compromising their form... ?

Yes when I was younger I ran into this situation constantly. First I must ask you this question; are you attempting to sit in some type of lotus position?
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« Reply #31 on: Mar 19, 2019 05:16 am »

Yes, usually.

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« Reply #32 on: Mar 19, 2019 06:20 am »

Yes, usually.



Lotus is hard.  I've heard Indian meditation teachers recommend only half-lotus for Westeners or anyone who didn't grow up practicing full lotus from a young age. 

I've also heard to be careful, that it can cause injury if your body didn't start doing it from a young age, and that it's best to not do for 10-15 mins at a time, if at all.
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« Reply #33 on: Mar 19, 2019 11:32 am »

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funny how LA is like that, and most cities in the US don't even have many group meditation options.  Although, this different forms of meditation are everywhere now...  I had to start my own meetup group for the type of meditation I practice, which I learned from Brock, Self-Enquiry.  Where Brock lives, there is no Self-Enquiry group either, so he attends the closest thing available, which is a Buddhist meetup group.
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« Reply #34 on: Mar 19, 2019 04:25 pm »

Yeah I usually do a half lotus and haven't had this leg sleeping problem until I started meditating at a spot in my room more frequently. If I am outdoors I don't think I have this problem. If I lay down I drift off and lose concentration, sometimes falling asleep. I will try regular cross leg style but I'm not sure I know what that is LOL, my half lotus is my most natural pose where my knees are touching the ground. I will try your advice as well as relocating since the carpeted ground may be affecting this. Thanks!
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« Reply #35 on: Apr 05, 2019 05:53 am »

Do you ever feel like you are being called to meditate? Sometimes the calling is so great, like I am missing out on something if I don't take the opportunity to jump right into meditation. However, I may not always be in the most ideal place when the calling comes. Unfortunately I skipped out last night and ended up self-sabotaging a little bit. Though the entire time I felt God was with me, I think Spirit may have been trying to save me from repeating unwanted past behaviors. When the untrained mind wants a reprieve, it's rather peculiar how it will sometimes go as far as disregarding even the voice of Angels.
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« Reply #36 on: Apr 05, 2019 10:19 pm »

 Yeah man.  All a part of the journey.  I relate.
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« Reply #37 on: Apr 06, 2019 02:06 am »

I think the important thing about having friends that meditate is that you strengthen each other’s resolve and you have something in common to do that benefits both of you when you’re together. It is probably why I try to see friends that maintain a meditation schedule of their own. There are many things that are unscene in life. One of them Is the energy that is transferred from one individual to another when meditating. I Remember many long meditation’s On Friday night at the Hollywood temple i used to go almost every Friday. They were three hour meditation’s. I recall distinctly some Meditations there where I tapped into another dimension filled with stillness blissful peace. Since I rarely had those kind of meditations alone I attributed it to some of the deep meditation that was occurring from saintly souls in my presence. I have had similar experiences while meditating in the presence of Amma as well.
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