Meditate in Bed

Swami Vishvas Ji states: "Meditation provides more comfort, relaxation and rest than even sound sleep! Sound sleep gives rest to the body, except for two functions - your breathing and heart beat. Breathing becomes much faster in sound sleep - you lose about 15 to 18 breaths in a minute. Simultaneously, your heart beat increases - it is not normal in sound sleep. On the other hand, meditation provides full rest to the entire body, including the heart and breathing. Meditation makes the heart beat normal. It also reduces the number of breaths you take in a minute, restoring normalcy. As you go deeper in meditation, your breaths start getting stored day by day. Meditation enhances your longevity. Regular meditation for at least 5-10 minutes before sleeping leads to meditative sleep, making your breathing calmer and normal, which helps you enjoy a sound sleep. Moreover, during this meditative sleep, meditation continues to work breath by breath, even while you are asleep. When you get up in the morning, you will be far more energised, refreshed and rejuvenated. You can meditate while lying down in bed, making it more comfortable than sitting, especially for those who are not in the best physical shape. Simply close your eyes and watch your mind. If thoughts arise, let them go. Don't let them engage you. Don't judge them. Don't identify with them. Just be a non-doer and watch your mind. Dis-identification with the mind provides total rest to the mind and body, leading to a very cosy and restful sleep. Moreover, the mind dislikes meditation - as meditation is a great challenge to the mind's empire. Therefore, while meditating at bedtime, you will find, the mind gives way to sleep within a few minutes. However, sometimes during the day too, some meditators fall asleep. Never take that negatively. It just implies that you were in a tired state and meditation provided total rest. If the mind-body is in a tired state, meditation first dispels all the tiredness. This helps the meditator gain relaxation and develop interest in meditation. Then, meditation starts working actively."