my query is whenever i meditate..(20 min meditation daily) i go to sleep just after 5 min of starting my meditation.., n now this has become habitual. so, it is a good symbol of spiritual awareness or bad one?
Falling asleep while meditating can mean a few things.
•Your body simply needed the rest because of a sleep deficit. Getting more sleep and rest will help you here.
• You might be lying down while meditating or meditating in a place associated with sleep.
Try meditating sitting up in a chair with your spine erect. This helps you maintain your alertness and awareness. I have come to realise that posture has a big effect on your quality of meditation. Don't meditate in your bedroom or any other room associated with sleep and see if that helps.
• Unconsciousness (resistance) in the present moment can manifest itself as sleep.
I have also realised that you don't have to meditate for long periods to get benefit from it.
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