Tuesday, February 27, 2007

an observation.

i noticed that my shinystat visits and pageviews have mirrored my internal state fairly accurately over the last few weeks.

today was one filled with working my way back to being present in the now..............

i need to do more meditation, but i noticed my hits and pageviews were up subsatantially as a result.


BBC said...

"i need to do more meditation, but i noticed my hits and pageviews were up subsatantially as a result."

Lets not get too big of a head now, they followed you from my site.


Besides, even if you got thousands of hits a day, you would still only be a speck of dust.


dr.alistair said...

i have noticed a pattern.......

what i meant was that i saw a dive in my hits when i got caught up with miss kiss-and-dash.

Ricardo said...

What type of meditation exercises do you recommend if any? Or is it just your own method. I'd be curious to know.

dr.alistair said...

i do some alternate nostril breathing and tai chi, and this may sound odd, but guitar playing.

riding the bike can be meditative also but generally only after a half hour or so.

i used to play the digeridoo, which is a aborigine instrument that is basically a long wooden tube that you blow into.

when you play the thing after a while you can set up resonances that can trip you out into some pretty bizzare states.

i think some of the effect has to do with oxygen deficits to the brain.

i left it at the house during the seperation and have been meaning to get it back but it would involve asking my boys to talk to thier mother about it, and well, it`s not worth the agro right now.

Ricardo said...

I believe I've seen that instrument that you speak of. Hope you do get it back eventually. The breathing is always helpful and can be done in a number of ways. It's something I have to get back to doing more as it was a great help to me. I hear tai chi is excellent.

dr.alistair said...

yeah, the breathing is the key.

i think my years as a competitive athlete and having a mother into yoga helped my understanding of accessing altered states of consciousness.

you have to get the breathing right when you are sprinting and twisting and turning for 90 minutes at a time.