Lesson 10: Natural Absorption

In this lesson, I look at the first of three ways that Yin Meditation develops stillness. I discuss how letting yourself get naturally absorbed in things that come up in your practice can lead to effortless stillness. In Yin Meditation, when you dial back any effort to try and control your mind, you’re giving your mind space to explore things that it finds naturally engaging. For example, while relaxing and being receptive to your experience in meditation, you might find that you start to think about about a dynamic at work, or an unfinished project at home, or a disagreement with someone, or a holiday you’d like to take. In allowing your mind to get absorbed into these kinds of themes and topics, certain qualities of focus and calm – often listed in meditation texts – start to develop.