purple planet wrote:bhante i was told that if i add touching points to the "rising" and "falling" it will keep me awake - you dont think its true ?
Never mind what others tell you. Everyone is different. Try different techniques yourself and see what works for you. Metta works for some.
Sweeping slowly, noting a few points, or many, or focussing more on abdominal movements. Whatever works is fine. Excess of energy leads to restlessness, excess of concentration leads to sloth. It's all about getting the energies back into balanced by applying mindfulness. If you spend the entire night noting mindfully without a break, as long as the restless thoughts cease and you're not just tossing and turning all night, you will be rested in the morning.
After noting for a long while, if the pain of staying in one posture becomes unbearable, then mindfully turn over to the other side. Do it slowly, so that you don't lose mindfulness, then resume sweeping as before.