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Deep Meditation.

Hello Everyone,

I have been meditating for at least five years. I meditate lying down (And sometimes falling asleep). I can't meditate in the lotus position because I tend to slouch. I've tried sitting in the lotus position against the wall, but the same thing happens.

But now my problem is that I need to go into deeper meditation. How do I do that?

Sincerely,

Midnight Starr

midnightstarr midnightstarr 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 26, 2010

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try to have less food..

i think the fact that your trying is preventing you from meditating calmly . meditation is when your not trying to do anything you just be , this cant really be learnt it just comes with tijme i suppose but i think focusing on the breath going through your nose when you breath in and breath out is good to calm your mind down but dont force any breathjust let your body breath itself and also with the mind dont try to be chilled or calm or not thinking state or deep meditation just allow it to be . try mooji.com or adyashanti . they are also on youtube these guys are great help . they enlightened beings so i think they can help you a whole lot molre than i can , hope its of help

Ward,<br />
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I need a position where I don't slouch either. That's the tricky part.

midnightstarr, I see...almost all the "how to" stuff I read on meditation says to take a position in which you don't normally sleep. Have you tried that?

ward,<br />
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I think that I meant that meditate the same as I was doing, but instead of going off into sleep, go deeper into the meditation.

It doesn't happen all the time, but once in a while I meditate and gently eliminate all concerns and can just "be." Using a method from Aro meditation I got to a "place" which seemed like entering an empty room; I listened and got chilled because it was so empty. That was a very good experience. <br />
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Is that what you mean by a "deeper" experience?

jp5040,<br />
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I don't do yoga classes either.

jp5040,<br />
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I do Yoga, so I know what you mean by Child's pose. I might fall asleep doing it, but I don't think that will happen often.