Feeling Tired After Meditation

Question

Greetings

Sometimes, after I meditate I feel tired and at a loss for energy. Is this okay....? Am I doing something wrong? And is it ok if I meditate right after eating occasionally, when I don’t find time?

Regards

Arjun

—Arjun, India

Answer

Dear Arjun,

After the practice of a traditional meditation technique, one should feel alert, awake, energetic and peaceful.

I don’t know what kind of meditation you practice, but a true meditation practice, when it is practiced correctly, should not cause you to feel tired.

Please check that when you meditate, you are not engaged in thinking, planning, trying to figure things out with your mind or day-dreaming. Doing so, will cause fatigue.

You can ask an experienced teacher to review the meditation technique that you are practicing, to make sure that you are doing it correctly.

If you want to learn Paramhansa Yogananda meditation technique, please click here:

https://www.ananda.org/meditation/getting-started/how-to-meditate/

Also the practice of Energization Exercises by Paramhansa Yogananda, will help you to recharge your body with energy. You can learn more about them here:

https://www.ananda.org/meditation/meditation-support/meditation-techniques/the-energization-exercises-of-paramhansa-yogananda/

Blessings on your practice,

Nayaswami Diksha

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