I find that as my meditation deepens my body starts swaying forward and backward like a pendulum. Also I feel a sensation as if somebody is tapping at the back of my head (medulla oblongata). Although it is not painful it disturbs me. One more problem is as my focus on the 3rd eye deepens I hear a whizzing sound in the ears just as it happens when the air pressure changes as you take off in an aircraft. I want to know if there is anything wrong with these and if so how these can be rectified. Thx.
There are so many different sensations that can happen when meditating. They usually settle down or work themselves out. The most important thing to do is to keep focusing on the meditation technique, tuning into the spiritual eye, remain relaxed and offer your love and devotion to God.
I’ve read on the internet, about symptoms to meditate, but I would like to hear from you if what I feel, is the kundalini syndrome. Every time I relax in the meditation process, I feel a certain tension that rises up the spine and focuses in my brain, this one pulsate strongly, it is as if the energy wished to get out from my head, I try not to focus on those symptoms, but I can not, sometimes I do not meditate for a long time, because I feel discomfort.
What you describe is very likely related to kundalini movements. Although in general the rising of kundalini should be intensely pleasurable, sometimes there are energy obstructions in the spine. When more energy tries to move through the spine than those obstructions will permit, tension and discomfort can result.
Hi everybody! When I close my eyes and try to meditate, I can hear a sound which we normally hear when we place a conch near our ear. It is like a combination of waves and crickets sound. What is it?
Also in the book, “In the Sanctuary of the Soul”, Paramhansaji has written that prayer works only if we demand with love. How do we get that love in our heart?
Also I want to know when we feel doubtful or frustrated, while asking for something, is it given by God? If yes, how do we overcome it? By prayer?
Dear Sangita, It is most likely you are hearing one or more of the inner sounds (AUM sounds) of the chakras. So this is a good sign for you! If you would like instructions on exactly how to listen to and be absorbed in these inner sounds, you may learn how from Ananda Sangha, in a class, in book form, or on-line. The AUM technique of inner communion is the 3rd of the techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga path.
I have been regularly doing meditation since last 6 months. While meditating i feel as if i turn upside down or i am rotating inside my body. Some times i feel i am located somewhere in the middle of the body and there is a large distance between my head and legs. I just sit silently and observe these things. I had these experiences five or six times so far. What does it mean?
When one starts to meditate, there can be different things happening, as a result of movement of energy. I don’t know why these experiences happened to you.
Since I don’t know what meditation techniques you are practicing, I would recommend that you check out this technique of meditation, offered by Yogananda-a great yoga master from India.
I am experiencing a subtle feeling in my spine, when I’m meditating. Is this the life force? Now, my meditations aren’t so deep, yet I feel very blessed by hearing the sound of Aum in my right ear all the time. But, I am fully aware that I am in need for more guidance. I really want to meditate more, but I procrastinate; how can I infuse more discipline in my days? I’m gentle with myself, but sometimes it is a struggle. It feels like I’m taking one step forward and two back.Kind regards.
That subtle feeling of energy in the spine that you are experiencing is indeed the life force. As we meditate more deeply, the life force withdraws from the body and senses and into the astral spine. It begins as a pleasant sensation of energy, and then more and more as divine bliss. The fact that you are also “feeling very blessed” by hearing the sound of AUM indicates that you are developing some depth in meditation!
Last month, I suddenly experienced a low humming sound in my right ear, I checked the tone on my piano, and it’s a low C, one octave below the central C. It’s been with me since. I presume this is normal? Lately I experience a tingly feeling almost everywhere in my body. The feeling is the strongest when I meditate, but even when I am doing normal tasks it is there. The feeling is the strongest in my hands, and can be distracting when I meditate. What is this? Kind regards, Wilma.
I find myself trying to place my attention on different areas where the breath flows (i.e. nostrils, root of the nose, spiritual eye) during the Hong Sau Technique. This leads me to restlessness as I find my attention moving from one place to another. When I do focus on one physical area, however, I find it more difficult to watch the breath so I often end up identifying with it for a whole meditation. Can you offer some advice please? : )
In Hong-Sau, choose one place to focus on the breath (the place where you most easily feel the breath passing), and stay with it until you feel your breath most easily at a different, higher location. Keep moving higher in the nose in this way, ideally never lower (although that can happen if, for example, something external disrupts your meditation). At some point, you'll find yourself focusing on the breath as it passes through the bridge of the nose, or even inside the nasal cavity; that’s a good place to stay.
Please share a personal experience of mindfulness in meditation and how it has helped the community at large. It would greatly motivate me in my practice.
I am grateful for having had nearly a lifetime of meditation practice, so recalling a single incident isn’t so much difficult as simply overwhelming. But first, let me say that for me mindfulness has two aspects: one, the more common one, is that of "watching one’s thoughts" or being, at least, self-aware. For many meditators, having this happen for parts or most of a sitting is a victory and constitutes a "good" meditation.