In an emergency situation, reaction times get quicker as if time itself is running slower. The mind is processing more bits of information per second and this what I mean by “speed of consciousness”.
Now my question is: what is the “speed of consciousness” during meditation and during yoga?
I’m not sure…during meditation time runs slow, but equally reaction times whilst meditating would be exceedingly slow because one is a bit zoned out… What do you think?
Yoga is different again because one is very much zoned in…?
dear okei, it appears that someone has told you something wrong about meditation and yoga. consciousness is nothing material which can move up or down, slow or fast. it is there and thats all. its appearance and disappearance is an event which you know as the birth and death on the earth.
nothing happens to your consciouness in meditation. yes your body may feel estrange to some extent because your feelings go to some new horizons of experience.
generally, during meditations one feel as if one’s breath is stopped and it is very natural and causal. there is a strong relationship between your breaths and thoughts. in Pranayam you are told to control your breaths so that the flow of your thoughts can be known of.
aasan what you call as yoga is simply a body posture. it may or may not lead to panting. you may find your speed of breaths varying during the practice of aasans.
if you ask me this question after a week or so then i would be in a position to guide you to some marvellous and reliable source of knowledge in this regard.