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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Meditation, Practice And The Path => Topic started by: jose on January 30, 2018, 04:05:50 PM

Title: Abstaining from Luxurious Beds - is there a physiological reason?
Post by: jose on January 30, 2018, 04:05:50 PM
I'm wondering if there is a physiological reason to abstain from luxurious beds. For example, maybe it's more difficult to fall into deep sleep. Maybe it keeps you in a light sleep state, kind of between sleep and awake, which is perhaps a similar brainwave to the meditative state, and aids in meditation?
Title: Re: Abstaining from Luxurious Beds - is there a physiological reason?
Post by: Nicky on January 30, 2018, 08:05:14 PM
I would say: "None of the above". I think it is merely a practise of simplicity & renunciating an unnecessary luxury.
Title: Re: Abstaining from Luxurious Beds - is there a physiological reason?
Post by: Marc on January 31, 2018, 12:07:53 AM
I dont know but I sleep on a blanket on wood and I love it. I think it promotes awareness of your body. Just like when on yoga class you get to lie down an rest on the hard floor. I always loved that sensation. Now I get to do that everyday :)