A few months ago, my stepmom and younger sister asked me if I would be interested in attending a meditation class with them. I had been dying to try meditation for quite some time, but I was having little success doing it on my own.
Anyways, I decided to go to the class.
The class was an hour long… and the instructor let us lie down. During the first 20 minutes all I could focus on was the kids screaming down at the pool. After those first 20 minutes, I began to fall asleep… I was dreaming.. and coming in and out of consciousness.. and THEN the snoring started.
Not someone else snoring… ME. I started snoring. Every time I would wake up I’d look over at my sister, who was laying next to me and she would start giggling to herself quietly.
I’d go back to closing my eyes, and begin to drift off again and again.
I could not stay awake… Finally the class was coming to an end.
I wake up to the sound of people shuffling around.
Everyone but me was already sitting up on their mats ending the class with some positive affirmations.
My step mom and sister were sitting there on their mats holding in all of their laughter.
I’m starting to think the worst. I assumed that I was probably snoring, but was I snoring excessively loud… Was I just snoring? Was there more??
I finally leaned over to ask them, because I kept waking myself up from what I assumed to be heavy breathing.
The just laughed at me, and chimed in with, “I’m glad you had a good nap”.
I have yet to try another hour long meditation class, but I do practice mediation at home, and on my lunch breaks, for 5-10 minute sessions to relieve stress and anxiety daily.
Meditation is still a work in progress for myself, but practice makes perfect and the benefits are worth it.
Learning to clear a mind that is always running is a difficult task.
Feel free to comment some helpful meditation tips if you’d like!
Or your first meditation experience.
I know I am not the only one who fell asleep during a class. 🙂