Guru status reached
- Sep 5, 2020
- DX FIBRO
Mindfully Being in the Here and Now has been very effective for me to minimize anxiety.Even in the being present exercises i still attempt the length is always very short
But even developing it, I've never actually practiced it in completely dry runs, so again I'm with you there.
I started (on a hunch) on bridges and church steeples as confrontation exercises to reduce my fear of heights.
And even there it was like yours short, once or several times one minute, then rest.
The image was/is: Both feet are safely planted, Here and Now, on a secure hold.
I did also practice that image in semi-dry runs while drowsing, I learnt to 'fly' and 'step on invisible pillars'.
The image was so strong that it infected all other social situations bit by bit, voluntarily and involuntarily.
So like meditation, mindfulness "set apart" from real life is too "boring" and abstract for my brain.
I managed to do Yoga Nidra a little bit longer (guided longer, but I try to do without now) and have developed tingling stims (first toes, now fingers, jaw and back of head), but again these aren't much longer than one minute, very effective for relaxation none the less.