Hindrances to Meditation
Traditionally, five hindrances are identified.
Sloth and Torpor
Responses to the hindrances
Recognise the hindrances
Accept and allow it. Give it space
What is it like? In the body? The thoughts?
Not personal, not-self.
This is a passing process not an identity.
Working with hindrances
In your journal, you may wish to explore how these patterns arise in everyday life. Working with these patterns in meditation practice helps us to respond to them more generally, and bring greater freedom into our lives.