After two days of nonstop travel, I had been looking forward to the pleasure of a good night sleep at the hotel in Delhi. Instead, I was met with steaming hotness from broken air conditioner, and intermittent loud noises from night workers in courtyard below. What to do? I decided to seize the opportunity and practice lying meditation. After all I was following the Buddha's footsteps.
Body and mind softened by jetlag fatigue surrendered, easy, to the gentle flow of breath. Each part so sweet especially the pregnant pause between each fall and rise, that filled with surprise of new hotness, and sometimes sounds, several of them at once. And, when confusion was too much, it was back to breath. So sweet still. . .
Mind, calmed. Body, rid of tension. Enough for sleep to do its job. Meditation is the best sleeping remedy.