I have done the meditation daily, but I have to almost force myself to meditate. Is that considered mastering the body? In my definition mastering something means doing it with ease. But I may be wrong,(or may be analyzing too much :) )
I'm kind of getting the hint that it refers to putting in concentrated effort. But I want to be doing this correctly and don't want to keep moving on if I haven't 'mastered' the weeks' exercise. Thank you for your time and patience and many blessings!
The word "mastery" in this context means that you can do it without thinking; it has become natural and automatic.
A guitarist who masters a new song can play the song without effort, and without error. Because he has mastered the song, he can focus on playing the song with his own feeling and character, without worrying about the mechanics.
answered 11 Aug '10, 05:08
The first week's exercise is to gain complete control over the physical body. If you have managed to sit without any physical movement at all for the allotted time, then you have mastered the first exercise.
Each week will have a different requirement and to get the full benefit from the program, I wouldn't move on until you are sure you have mastered what is required. Some of it takes practice but is well worth it. Good luck:-)
answered 11 Aug '10, 12:35
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