Warm greetings to everyone. I'm wondering if anyone can field one or both of these questions. First, I know that I'm not alone in dealing with circulation issues in my legs and feet during meditation. What I'd like to know is if there is a point at which one can cause lasting damage by ignoring it. While I'm aware of the sensation, at some point in meditation I could easily ignore the discomfort until it ceases becoming discomfort and just sort of 'is'. At that point, it is no longer even a distraction and I could continue meditating for....well, I don't know because I've always stopped out of caution. I'd rather explore longer meditation sessions if I could be even fairly secure that I'm not doing permanent damage.
Second, I am undergoing regular medical treatments (at this point they are twice a week) in which I am monitored for two hours after receiving the treatment because of side effects. The treatment has been extremely effective for me, but the side effects include severe dissociation and...well, overall I feel extraordinarily drunk – more so than I have ever felt, and I have extensive experience feeling drunk as a younger yagr. Anywho, there is a medical necessity for this treatment so I'm not beating myself up for the whole taking of intoxicants but, I am wondering if I am making good use of the time trying to practice breathing meditation while sequestered for two hours in the doctor's office. It's certainly more difficult, to be sure – but it lessens the dissociation and feelings of drunkedness significantly. So, is meditating while impaired counter-indicated if the 'impaired' can't be helped?
Thank you and I hope everyone is doing well.