Tuesday, January 29, 2008

30 day Meditation experiment day 1

Date: 1/29/2008

Today is the first day of meditation.

Method: I did auto-suggestive relaxation of my body to quieten my body and consequently the mind. Having done that I observed my thoughts silently for around 5 minutes.

9:06pm - 9:16pm (10 minutes) - Autosuggestive relaxation
9:16pm - 9:22pm (6 minutes) - Observation meditation.

Noticeable effects: Well today is the first day, so nothing to document yet.
But I did feel much more relaxed midway through the auto-suggestive relaxation. But after that, the mental activity was the same through the end of the meditation period.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Karthik,
I was wondering, how do we time our meditation? I am assuming we close our eyes while meditating :)

karthik said...

Dear Anonymous,

I initially used to use an alarm. Set it for 15 minutes and then get up once the alarm beeped.
But later on, I just sat down for meditation and got up whenever I felt like I am done.
And don't worry, you won't waste a lot of time meditating this way: Because, it's not easy to sit for a long time in the beginning!

So my suggestion is that you just sit down, close your eyes. Then meditate for as long as you feel comfortable.

Enjoy your meditation.
Karthik