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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Meditation, Practice And The Path => Topic started by: GEO2011 on November 06, 2018, 07:18:35 PM

Title: CAN 1 HOUR LYING MEDITATION SUBSTITUTE FOR 1 HOUR SITTING MEDITATION?
Post by: GEO2011 on November 06, 2018, 07:18:35 PM
Hi. In the early mornings before I get up from my bed I do 1 hour of lying meditation and then I get up and do 1 hour sitting meditation. Does anybody happen to know if that 1 hour lying meditation can substitute for the 1 hour daily sitting meditation that the technique requires? Thanks!

 
Title: Re: CAN 1 HOUR LYING MEDITATION SUBSTITUTE FOR 1 HOUR SITTING MEDITATION?
Post by: Goofaholix on November 07, 2018, 07:55:11 AM
How does the quality of your attention compare between the two postures?
Title: Re: CAN 1 HOUR LYING MEDITATION SUBSTITUTE FOR 1 HOUR SITTING MEDITATION?
Post by: stillpointdancer on November 07, 2018, 11:06:20 AM
Hi. In the early mornings before I get up from my bed I do 1 hour of lying meditation and then I get up and do 1 hour sitting meditation. Does anybody happen to know if that 1 hour lying meditation can substitute for the 1 hour daily sitting meditation that the technique requires? Thanks!

You don't say what type of meditation you are doing. Is it the same for both? Personally I would fall back to sleep during lying meditation unless there was something to keep me awake.
Title: Re: CAN 1 HOUR LYING MEDITATION SUBSTITUTE FOR 1 HOUR SITTING MEDITATION?
Post by: GEO2011 on November 07, 2018, 02:50:27 PM
Thank you stillpointdancer - I do Vipassana meditation (Goenka). I don't fall asleep. Its before I completely wake up. Thank you Goofaholix - quality of attention is the same if not better when lying down. My question however needs an expert's reply. By expert I mean someone who has faced and dealt with this particular issue. Thank you anyway.