breathing faster

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firefox97
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breathing faster

Post by firefox97 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:20 pm

When I use the breath as a meditation object then I find that my breath speeds up and feels unnatural.
Does anyone else get this? Is it something detrimental to the meditation practice?

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Re: breathing faster

Post by philji » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:44 pm

Let go of focussing on the breath, let go of focussing on meditating...and see what happens.

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Re: breathing faster

Post by _R_ » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:54 pm

firefox97 wrote:When I use the breath as a meditation object then I find that my breath speeds up and feels unnatural.
Does anyone else get this? Is it something detrimental to the meditation practice?
Use something else, for example a flower, or a stone.
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Re: breathing faster

Post by philji » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Sound, random sounds in the environment is a good support, more difficult to manipulate than the breath.

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Re: breathing faster

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:41 am

Yes, the "follow the breath" instructions never worked great for me either. Look/ask for instruction using different objects, and try the breath as object once you have some stability, at least that's how it worked for me,
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Re: breathing faster

Post by javier.espinoza.t » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:57 am

firefox97 wrote:When I use the breath as a meditation object then I find that my breath speeds up and feels unnatural.
Does anyone else get this? Is it something detrimental to the meditation practice?
happens sometimes when we create tension while using a support -object of meditation-. Give a try without support -like seeing the vast space- and in intermitence between "focusing" and relaxation. Then try by seeing the vast space while relaxed.

the same method does not apply -in general- for everybody nor in every step.

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