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Non-visual alternatives to meditation?

We’ve heard of a few cases now where people discover they have aphantasia because of a meditation class. It might be worth reading Anne’s story of discovery and how the meditation instructor subtly and artfully acknowledged differences in thinking. One strategy could be to have more instructors simply acknowledge differences in thinking (that some will see images, and others only words/thoughts) rather than finding non-visual alternatives. That said, it came to our attention that some aphantasics would be interested in meditative YouTube videos and/or audio files that don’t focus on visualization. Does anyone know of any non-visually-guided meditations? Posted inspired by this Twitter thread.

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Can you meditate?

Meditation has been recommended to me by a variety of health professionals. I’ve read about it and honestly given it my best effort, but I don’t “get” it; I don’t enjoy it, it doesn’t relax me, and I don’t seem to have the benefits all the various studies say should come with regular meditation. If you have aphantasia, what is your experience with meditation? Do you have a particular source that worked for you more than others?

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