Eyes Wide Shut
Posted on December 21, 2017
Step 2: GENTLY CLOSE YOUR EYES (OR DON’T)
You don’t have to close your eyes but we recommend it, especially when starting out. It shuts out the external world, cuts off stimuli, and connects you to your body. It’s a way to check in and see what your breath is doing, even when you aren’t meditating.
But if you want to keep them open, keep them open but focus on an object, something soothing like a candle or a flower, not a picture of Chucky.
Meditating with open eyes has different benefits, it helps you develop focus and concentration and for those of you who tend to doze off while meditating, it’s much more difficult when your eyes are open.