(It's not really day 6, but that's the part of the program I'm on--it's really been a couple weeks or so.) This meditation exercise did produce a general feeling of muscle relaxation for me. I have done similar relaxation and mindfulness exercises before. I can't say I feel any different emotionally as a result, but I'm not aware that I am in any particular emotional agitation right now. The biggest problem was the position I was in. I was sitting in a padded comfortable office chair. My neck was aching when I started (my most longstanding TMS symptom). As I tried to relax my head and neck, the only way I could balance my head on top of my body resulted in gradually tipping my head back, which by the end of the exercise made my neck ache in new ways from that position. Next time I need to either lie down or recline somehow so that I won't have this issue. There were a number of rather loud environmental noises going on that I noticed as I was doing the exercise. The clock ticks loudly in this room. The house fan is on just outside the room. And the landscapers were using some loud machine outside that came and went. Then half way through the exercise the cat decided to jump up on the desk in front of me and meow at me for attention. I ignored him and he eventually gave up and went away. I do have some issues with the whole concept of meditation. I like the way the Day 6 program defined the term (noticing your thoughts and letting them go), because I associate the practice with Trancendental Meditation mantras and other Eastern Religious practices and underlying beliefs which I do not embrace. I do believe that the various modern practices of mediation do come from those sources, because the Biblical concept of meditation is very different-- a mental rehearsing and ruminating on truths and ideas from the Bible, and has nothing to do with physical relaxation, positions, breathing, repeating phrases, or emptying the mind. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with some of those, but I have to sort this out when I approach the topic of meditation and try to frame it for myself in a way that I can approve and accept. Maybe I will try to think of these exercises as relaxation or some other goal and try and avoid the whole term "meditation" in my mind, just to more easily get past these misgivings.