Question by M: What are alternatives to mindfullness of breathing meditation?
I have been practicing meditation sporadically for several years, and in recent months have been motivated to practice more deeply and consistently. However when I try to observe the breath – I find I stop breathing! I can’t simply be with the breath without exerting conrol, and I inevitably experience sensations of claustrophobia/suffocation. Could someone suggest an alternative method? Thanks.
Answer by William Blowfly
Walking meditation, where you concentrate on every aspect of each step. I prefer breathing meditation but it is an alternative
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