Has anyone tried it? There's a buddhist center nearby, and I think I'll drop by tomorrow to check out their weekly meditation classes. This is also one of my ideas of meeting interesting guys
This is a good idea. I've heard of a mindfulness/meditation group in my area that I've considered going to. I think it would be good to have someone you can ask questions, but for someone with social anxiety, it may be hard to get in a meditative state when surrounded by people.Taking meditation classes might be a good idea if you don't have the motivation to learn it yourself.
There are other meditations you can do if you have difficulty with the breathing ones. You can focus on a word instead while you breathe (like peace, om, love, god, etc) or simply sit and focus on everything, including your daydreams and discomfort. The last one works best for me.I have tried to meditate before.. I find it so hard to focus on my breathing because my mind always drifts off somewhere else.. I can't help it though.. I'm a day dreamer.. .. I don't really think it's for me but I still would like to successfully do it and know what it feels like before I decide if in fact it is or isn't for me.