This is my first day on this site, and this is my first question too. It is somewhat similar to this but I believe mine is more specific.
I practice meditation for the last 1 year and I really enjoy it too. I use breath as a medium, and try to focus on that (No idea what the technical term for that kind of meditation). After around 1 month of practice I regularly started getting into a meditative zone.
This is what this zone feels like to me (might be different for others but just saying anyway)
- No more feeling of breath, important: this is what the question is about.
- Bit of heavyness in head region, as well as feeling of vibration there.
- Sometime no sense of my leg and hand. I clasp my finger together always but when I get in the zone I am not feeling the touch.
Okay, this is fine. Now the question.
I know thoughts are inevitable. Before getting to the zone, whenever a thought came, I acknowledge it and try to focus on my next breath. I am usually able to focus on subsequent breath for some time and avoid the next thought.
Then when I get to this zone, I am still getting random thoughts and since there is no breath to fall back on, I am having troubles to limit the amount of thoughts. So once I get to the zone, it stays there for 4 to 5 minutes and because of these thoughts, I lose the meditative state. I quickly feel myself relaxing and going out of meditation.
This is what I am facing for the past 8 months. No progress since the first month of meditation and I am starting to lose my motivation now.
Any good practices to avoid this problem?
P.S : I asked this as a prospective question at Yoga and Meditation proposal, but I didn't know about Personal Productivity site until today.