Stop, don’t move and wonder:
If you asked my friends to describe me, one of the things that they would definitely note of is my ability to fall asleep quickly; I fall asleep sleep in less than 5 minutes in almost any situation. Every time I describe to them how I do it, I usually tell them to clear their mind by focusing on one of the following: their heartbeat, their breathing patterns, the space around them. Some of them have said that it worked for them and they were able to sleep faster yet it was difficult for them to do so. This became the inspiration of my score, a small meditation piece that would allow people to clear their mind of their worries and stress.
I performed this score for a total of 5 minutes.
0:00 to 1:00 – Realization of the weight of my body and limbs. My heartbeat was also a key element that I paid attention to. Felt more relaxed.
1:00 to 2:00 – Things previously mentioned that I paid attention to felt even stronger. The weight of my body was heavier and my heartbeat resonated throughout my entire body. I could feel it in my hands and my head. I was also paying attention to my relative body positioning to the chair that I was sitting in.
2:00 to 3:00 – I started to feel the air and atmosphere around me. It was weird that some parts of my body felt more sensitive to the air and atmosphere than others. I also realized that I got more tired.
3:00 to 4:00 – Breathing was slower and I was more relaxed. My heartbeat was felt throughout my body. I was also aware of my body heat and posture.
4:00 to 5:00 – At this part of the score I was pretty much falling asleep. My body was really relaxed and breathing was slow. I was aware of my surroundings and it was as if the atmosphere and air around me enveloped my entire body. Mind was clear.