This is the recent second testimonial from Naveen (name changed), a Software Engineer from India around 30 years age. His first one is at (1). I have been working with him for about 2 years. We used e-mail and a shared google document. We met on Skype a couple of times.
High Body Temperatures
Before: Normally it was high. It was like I was holding the breath most of time before I started the ‘focusing on breathing’ practice 2 yrs back (2).
Now: I feel my body is at normal temperature.
Before: Thoughts would sit in head. I used to give power to them. One thought would give rise to another and another to another.
Now: Thoughts do come but I am able to see them. I choose not to react to those and move my focus back to important things (3).
Focusing on coolness during the in-breath
Before: It was tough at times. I would force myself to feel the coolness and get frustrated. That also meant that exhalation would be short.
Now: I let the inhalation and exhalation happen automatically. I don’t trigger inhalation process and let my body trigger it. This way, I can feel the coolness inside the nose.
Before: I used to sleep mostly on my stomach almost everyday.
Now: I sleep on my back or turning on right hand side. Still, at times, I do sleep on my stomach. But it is better.
Confidence in doing meditation
Before: I never had the confidence that I could do ‘lying meditation’ after coming from the office. Probably with out of fear that doing nothing will trigger lots of thoughts.
Now: I look forward to coming home and doing ‘lying meditation’ by focusing on the breath and relax . Gradually I find myself liking the lying meditation (4).
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(1) I struck gold in ‘counting breaths’
(2) Focusing on breathing
(3) Thoughts are like …
(4) All about my meditation