One of the things that Chen Xiao Wang (CXW) emphasizes in standing meditation (zhan zhuang) is ‘listening behind’. That is, during our standing if we put our attention too much forward, it may cause too much agitation. Therefore, he says that it’s good to ‘listen behind’ to balance out the energy.
To assist myself last night, I logged onto Pandora.com and created a station based on Liquid Mind. I then positioned myself so the computer was behind me. The soothing tones really put my mind at ease in that quiet place. I made sure my stances wasn’t too wide nor too low. Then I just stood.
Breathing slowly, I did counts of 25 for 4 postures. In the beginning, I had to start over counting a couple of times because I was wondering if the music was too loud as I did not want to wake my sleeping son next door. During the standing, I did notice I was trying to rush the counts a bit. There were other things I wanted to do during that time, but told myself I should be meditating instead 😉