I've just started the 16 month Taoist Meditation course and am now in my second month. I'm finding that I can focus on various parts of my body quite well and for a reasonable length of time, but only without counting! As soon as I start counting, whether in my head or with my fingers, my focus is gone before I even notice it's going to do that. The furthest I've come before I've spaced out is 3. (And I've been practicing quite frequently.) This doesn't seem to depend on which part of me I'm focusing on, just the fact that I have to count seems to be enough to do that. Has anyone had a similar problem, and could give me some advice, please?
Thanks in advance,
In November 2009 I was lucky to attend The Chi Rev Workout workshop in Basel Switzerland with Bruce. There I learned D&T movement 1, 4 and 5 and began practicing on a regular basis.
Since then - the really great thing is - that I do not suffer from springtime pollen allergies anymore. This is my 3rd year allergy free.
Recently I completed the online D&T course and I am now able to perform the full set of seven movements with ease.