One of the most effective (but definitely under the category of ‘don’t try this at home’!) strategies for combating sleepy mind must be sitting on the edge of a deep well during meditation.
Just like water can’t flow through a hose which is crinkled, so energy can’t flow freely through a body which is stiff and tense.
It’s not difficult to include some mindfulness into our everyday life – we just need to remember to be mindful, which sometimes is easier said than done!
Walking meditation is a beautiful practice which can be like a bridge between our formal sitting meditation and everyday life.