Is it OK to fall asleep during meditation? And just how do I edit those guided meditations anyway? I don't, but my cats do! Just kidding...or am I? Scroll down for the answer...
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Q: Is it OK if I Fall Asleep While Meditating or Practicing Reiki?
I get this question often. If you've had a Reiki session with me, you know it's OK to fall asleep on the Reiki table (and snore, fart, cry, etc., because it's YOUR time for YOUR healing; I just channel Reiki!)
I've fallen asleep in every morning meditation I've done for two weeks now. (Even though I meditate in the morning so that I don't fall asleep, haha). I don't fall asleep doing yoga, so now I do that first thing when I wake up and meditate after...in hopes I don't snooze.
What does it mean if you fall asleep when you meditate?
It means you need rest. So take it! REST! I always need more sleep around the time of the full moon. 🌕 But regulating my nervous system has been a struggle lately due to construction noise where I live. (And other noise, as you'll read below).
Don't question it; when your body signals that it needs more rest, you may not be aware of why. Just let it happen. In meditation, we ideally calm down and go within. This creates an ideal safe space for the nervous system, we let go, and we fall asleep.
There are times I fall asleep during meditation or yoga nidra and times I don't. I used to judge myself harshly for this—and there's absolutely no logical reason to do that.
If you don't want to fall asleep during meditation, try a different position, like sitting up. I find I'm more likely to fall asleep if I'm laying on my yoga mat, laying in bed, or relaxing in a chair.
You can also meditate at a time of day when you have the most energy. Or, set a timer so that an alarm goes off in order to prevent you from sleeping. Another option is...to be OK with falling asleep. 😉 Your meditation practice isn't "less than" because of it and neither are you.
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Chakra-balancing Reiki happens on the final Saturday of each month—with a few extra dates mixed in as I can—at White Dove in Wichita!
I'll be off this next weekend, and then back on the last two Saturdays of May—the 20th and 27th! (More here on May's Reiki dates and the New New Moon 🌚 Meditation).
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5 Reasons to Start Working with a Life Coach (Me!) For Summer 2023
It's always a good time to begin a coaching journey. 😉 But summer can be slow, giving us all a little time for introspection. Here are my top 5 reasons to begin working with a life coach like me over the summer.
- Summer tends to be a season of renewal and rejuvenation, a time when people feel more open to change and new possibilities.
- The slower pace of summer allows for more time and space to reflect on one's goals and priorities, which is an essential part of the life coaching process.
- It's always a good time to tap into your inner wisdom and access the tools and resources you need to make positive changes in your life. A coach helps you do that.
- Some people have careers with lighter loads over the summer, like teachers—making this the perfect time to spend more time on yourself and create a brighter future by changing habits, beliefs, and mindset.
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Between construction 🚧 and my careless neighbor's chirping smoke alarm, it was almost impossible to record this week's guided meditation for subscribers.
Then, I realized it was a teachable moment!
Nowhere in the yoga sutras (that I've found so far) does it say, "Conditions must be perfect in order to meditate." What the sutras DO say is that we must go within and endeavor to quiet the fluctuations of the mind. 👇
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