meditation: part 1.
So at 9:30 am I sat on my bed with a pillow under my... um... my behind... formed a lotus position, and stayed there, decided to be immobile in body and mind for the next hour.
10 minutes in, I was bored out of my head... being immobile is not the most exciting thing, you know...so then I started to imagine stories, solutions to problems, and ramble... but oh no... it's not only being immobile. I reminded that I need to control my mind as well. So I took a deep breath, and tried to put my mind in blank.
30 minutes in, my legs, back and shoulders started to hurt. Lack of experience, I suppose. 10 minutes later, I started to get some horrible cramps on my legs so I had to stand up to flex muscles... meditation was over.
You would think that it's easy to simply sit down and stay there for a while... it's actually harder than I thought. But despise the pain, it was a nice experience. Tomorrow I will try it again.
as you well know disi, the lotus position is not the only position in which people can meditate.
try an easier one, till your leg muscles become accustom to the positioning and time.
also, if you still wanna keep with the lotus position..
try buying some mint gel. i dont know if they have it where you're at...
but its basically a green mint gel..that helps soothe nerves and muscles.
if you apply it before and after meditating for awhile, it will really help with
those muscle cramps you expierenced.
another option of course, is to but a yoga mat. and rather then sit on your bed..
sit on it. they are made specifically for such things as meditation and yoga..
so it will definitely help. <3
goodluck with the next try. xox