I train at least one per day – every day.
I do p90x (for residence), running, martial arts, hiking, biking and other things for exercise and honoring the body temple.
I do Yoga a couple times a month.
Dancing and other playful exercises.
stillness/empty mind meditation – I sat for 5 minutes this morning. Since I am getting back into this style of meditation, I am having “more thoughts” than I expected. I am fine with it. I am sitting comfortably. I am regaining my back muscles that are used for sitting. I have never sat in full lotus. I generally sit “cross-legged”.
I feel my breath moving in and out. Lungs expanding.
I have been doing “visualization”, healing and “grounding” meditations which all have a “Thought” component to it for the last two years. So getting back into “empty mind” is more “challenging” than I expected.
Empty mind is an exercise… and sometimes a tough one to ‘get’ depending on the person. HOWEVER, if you are a long time meditation sort and have certain routines which work for you, do not be afraid to try those ‘themed’ to the lesson(s). Would hate to have a well trained person suddenly get all twisted up trying to ‘fix’ what was never broken.