Author Topic: Exercise and meditation  (Read 44 times)

soparklioin

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Exercise and meditation
« on: March 16, 2019, 01:27:14 PM »
I've been a distance runner and cyclist for almost 30 years.  Over that time, I've developed the ability to ignore the aches and pains of exercise.  I wonder whether that ability has reduced my ability to feel sensations during meditation... has it developed a filter on sensations?  I'm very intune with other aspects of my body, but those are the ones that I respond to, whereas I've spent a lot of time ignoring the sweat on my face, irritation of my shorts, etc.

Janne

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Re: Exercise and meditation
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 04:04:54 PM »
My take on this is that there is always some sort of sensation going on all over our bodies, what may be missing (and often is for beginners at least) is the ability to focus our attention deep enough to each part of your body to really become aware of the sensation. So I would not worry about reducing your ability to feel those sensations, they are still very much there if you just tune in.