Advanced Yoga Practices
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Lesson 158 - Too Relaxed in Meditation?
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Date: Thu Apr 8, 2004 3:06pm
Q: Thanks for your group, I am enjoying it very much. I am getting ready to use the Yoni Mudra in my practice next but had a question. During the meditation I almost always fall asleep while in Siddhasana. Sometimes I even have to remind myself during pranayama to breath because I start to go out then. Lots of head nodding at first then I wake up slouched over (even drooling a few times). I try to sit away from the wall because I would nod off and thump my head sometimes. I don’t feel tired when I practice or during the day. I usually wake up around the 20 minute mark. Is there something I am missing? I enjoy the way things are going but just wanted to see if you had any advice on this.
A: It is good practice you describe. It won’t be manifesting like that forever. It is a special form of sleep associated with deep inner silence and purification during meditation. Once your nervous system has released those deep-rooted obstructions in there, you will experience much more clarity during practices. Your clarity in activity is evidence that good things are happening. It is a great way to get rid of lifetimes of accumulated karma. While you are “sleeping” the infinite is unfolding inside you.
I wish you all success as you continue.
The guru is in you.