Possibly a stretch but related, promise!
A daily meditation practice is said to help stabilize any nocturnal practices, as I understand it.
A body that can’t relax can’t meditate.
Catch 22. For me, it’s holding patterns - both energetic and crappy posture over the years.
I have a plan in place to work the body. (plans are great, aren’t they! )
Here’s the stretch part… I heard there was a way to ‘tie’ the body so that it can relax completely so that energetic ‘stuff’ has a chance to move. I asked a practitioner (who does Feldenkrais, but also buddhist), and he said I don’t want that, it’s only for Dark Retreats.
Milirepa had a meditation belt - it’s in all his pictures. Pretty sure he used it and look where he got (or didn’t get).
Is how to use a meditation belt so the body can completely relax super-secret, or can it be shared? I can’t find ANYTHING on it.
I see it as a way of etching my way into meditation posture from 2 directions, which would ultimately support dream practice.