- calming down
- bringing peace and let-go attitude
- recalling the feeling of miracles around just like you had in childhood
- balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
This training type is derived from an ancient practice that can be found all around the world. It is sky gazing - looking at the sky with an aim to feel the connection with Something Bigger. It's daylight version is called Serenity meditation in this app, and Star Gazing, obviously, occurs during nighttime hours.
Sky gazing is an "official" practice from the Dzogchen ("great perfection" or "total completeness") tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This tradition strongly emphasizes the natural perfection of awareness that is already present in all humans. Sky gazing is one of the powerful techniques that helps to notice this awareness in ourselves.
Setting the training
- Download this pattern if you don't have it yet.
- Choose this pattern in Training tab or Control tab.
- You might change the settings of this meditation in Control tab and/or Dynamic tab to adjust it for your taste and needs.
- Choose the comfortable position outdoors (or indoors if the ceiling is transparent) when the night sky is clear and you can see the stars.
- Lean back so you can see the sky so that is fills your field of vision. Make sure your body feels comfortable. If you can't find the way to support your back yet see the wide sky, just lay down.
- Contemplate your out-breath with no efforts to control it. Listen to the sound it produces.
- Allow your body to relax completely.
- Let your mind drift far away to the stars, observe their beauty and splendor.
- Let all of your thoughts and feelings to dissolve into the sky, deeper in every breath.
- If any new thoughts or tensions come, let them go.
How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.