I just started experimenting with meditation recently and found that it helps a lot with my ability to sleep. I am sure everyone would agree that sleep can make or break your day with FMS. For me it is a way to quiet what I heard refered to as the monkey mind. That term sounds right to me and it truly does help to shut that silly monkey up at bedtime. :)
I use a very simple technique: make yourself very comfortable and support with cushions, then just focus on watching your breath. any thoughts that come into your mind, just let them float away; deal with them later. breathe and, if there is any discomfort or pain, breathe into that area.
One of the presentations I have to give for my conference this summer deals with the benefits of meditation and how to do it properly. All the books I read mention paying attention to posture and, for folks with back injuries, maintaining a pelvic tilt when sitting.
For the last three weeks or so, whenever I find myself slouching or sitting forward because of pain I remind myself to adjust my position. I also take a few moments each day to simply breathe and concentrate on how that feels.
The difference is remarkable already --- less back pain, less tension in the pressure points, and a new feeling of well being. I strongly suggest looking into at least sitting meditation or monitoring your breath and posture. See if it helps where nothing else does.
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