Level 2, Day 10: Afternoon Nap

I didn’t sleep very well last night- my dreams were bothering me to the point where I decided to just wake up early, even though it was the weekend and I was looking forward to sleeping. So, when it came time after lunch to lay down and do my BrainEv practice, I knew there was a pretty good chance that I’d end up falling asleep.

Sure enough, I did! hahaha

At this point, I’m not too upset about falling asleep, because it’s been hard enough to do during Level 2. Obviously, after this week I’m hoping to adjust to the brainwaves and schedule my practice sessions better so that I don’t fall asleep so much, but for now I’m okay with it.

I was awake for probably the first 5 minutes of the session, and then I stayed asleep for a good 10-20min after the audio ended. I didn’t wake up feeling super refreshed, I was still a bit groggy, but now I’m back on my feet and going again.

Hopefully tomorrow’s practice will be more conscious and deliberate and I’ll have more exciting news to share!

Level 1, Day 4: About the Same

Today was Day 4 of Level 1 with the Brain Evolution System, and honestly it was about the same to report as yesterday.

Left the lights on, was awake for about the first 5-7 minutes and the last 10, and was in a deep state or sleep or something in between. Had problems quieting my mind- I seem to have a lot of thoughts that want to zoom around!

Only interesting/different thing today was that my sense of time was kinda off- at one point I thought that things must be near over, so I opened my eyes to check the time and I still had 9 minutes left! I also experienced a lot of twitching about 5 minutes in.

Otherwise, no new news to report. I’ll keep on working at it and (hopefully) keep progressing forward with my meditations!

To join me (never too late!) head over to the BrainEv website for a free mp3!

Level 1, Day 3: Adjustment Success! (kinda)

Today was Day 3 of Level 1 in my journey with the Brain Evolution SystemThe past two days I’ve been struggling with unwanted falling asleep during my practice, and today I’m happy to report that I’ve made an improvement in that area!

Two things helped me to stay awake today:

  • I took a REALLY long nap this afternoon (was travelling today, so it was a freebie)
  • I kept the lights on while practicing

I practiced at the same time of day as usual (~5PM), so tomorrow I’ll practice earlier in the day instead of taking a nap, but overall things went well.

I was definitely awake and aware for the first 10 minutes and the last 5-8 minutes of the practice, but there was a nice section in the middle where I had reached a pretty deep level of relaxation and wasn’t really consciously aware (but I don’t think I actually fell asleep either). I naturally came out of the deep state near the end of the audio for the first time (as I should), which was nice.

The only downside was that during those periods of being well-alert, it was really hard to empty my mind of thoughts and create a space/stillness. Obviously this is only Day 3, so I have a lot of time to work on that (10x this, PLUS 6 more levels!), but it was indeed a challenge today.

If you’d like to try things out with me, it’s definitely not too late to grab yourself a free mp3 and come along for the ride!

Level 1, Day 2: More sleep? Plus an interesting moment

Seems like for the majority of today’s 30 minutes with the Brain Evolution System, I fell asleep again.

I stretched, laid down on my bed, and began to watch my thoughts dissolve as they came up. After 2-3 minutes, there were a few moments where my mind was legitimately quiet, which was nice, and then within 5-6 minutes of starting the audio, I fell asleep.

A strange/cool thing happened though- I woke up for a few minutes somewhere in the middle of the audio, and felt as if I weren’t laying down in my bed at all. It felt like I was sitting up at my desk and just had my eyes closed, and it took me a minute to register that no, I was indeed laying down in bed. It was a cool sensation.

But yeah, otherwise, I had an alarm wake me up, so I didn’t really sleep past the audio.

My ideas for fixing my “falling asleep” problem are as follows:

  • just keep going
  • not practice in a darkened room (although the FAQs suggest it being dark)
  • practice at different times of day (maybe in the morning)

I’ll experiment with those soon and we’ll see how it goes. Until then, you can always join me- just grab the free mp3!

Level 1, Day 1: Drifting off… too far :P

After making sure I was prepared, stretching a bit, and a false start, I finally laid down in bed with my headphones on and Level 1: Transcendence going. I worked on letting my thoughts go and watching them dissipate as they came up for a little while, and began feeling myself enter into a deeper state of relaxation as I became less aware of thoughts, and then…

I fell asleep.

Although this has ALWAYS, CHRONICALLY happened to me in the past when using meditation/hypnosis audios, I had a power-nap just a little while before using BrainEv so I thought I’d be in the clear. Hopefully my brain will adjust over the course of level 1 and I won’t sleep through everything every day 😛

Brain Evolution System sleepI obviously don’t have exact times, but I’d estimate I was fully awake for at least the first 10 minutes of the audio, and slept 10-20 minutes past the end of it. When I woke up, it took about 2 minutes to get fully awake again, but once I was, I was up and at ‘em right away.

We’ll see how tomorrow goes.

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