Mental Discipline Update – Week 2

7 05 2013

27th April to 3rd May.

Buddha, Kamakura, Japan

Buddha, Kamakura, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I did my devotions and meditation three times this week.  I had decided to increase the amount of time to 15 minutes which I did, however it definitely felt longer. On 27th I found it very hard to concentrate as my back was in pain. For the last few minutes I used some cushions to tilt my pelvis and that made the pain go away so I decided to continue with that.

On the 28th I had my best meditation yet. Using the cushions helped a lot and I experienced no pain or discomfort at all during the session. I found focusing for long periods was still difficult but it felt slightly easier. My breathing became shallower towards the end and I experienced a lack of awareness of some parts of my body and a hot feeling in my hands. When my breath became shallow, I used a mantra “calm” instead of focusing on breathing so that I didn’t accidently control it.

30th April – This session wasn’t so good. I kept getting distracted and felt a little uncomfortable again. I was slouching a lot too.


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