“Feeling panic or feeling fearful when meditating on the breath –
This is not unusual if you’re not used to being still and quiet. It can be very unpleasant but it soon passes. ….
- You could slow your out-breaths and let gravity pull the weight of the body down towards the floor.
- Feel the earth beneath you, the contact between the body and the surface upon which you are resting, and reassure yourself that you are safe in the room.
- Remind yourself that these feelings will soon pass.”