I’m a beginner at meditation. The practice of Hong Sau has made me far more calm and peaceful than before. However, my self esteem still remains low. How can I build confidence through meditation? Do advanced kriya techniques help in overcoming emotional vulnerability?
If you continue your meditation practice with regularity you will find that your self confidence will increase. This is because your practice of meditation is putting you in touch with who you really are at the core of your being, a child of God. Daily experience of this reality will gradually remove feelings of lack, and replace them with feelings of peace, love, and joy. Hong Sau will do this as well as the other techniques of the path of Kriya Yoga — Aum, and Kriya proper.
For the past 6 months, I have had significant disruption in my sleeping patterns. (One day awake 20 hours, next day exhausted). I have historically always “needed” 9 hours of sleep and been a person with lower energy level. N ow I am aging (58,) still raising kids and the world moves so fast! With many factors coming in to play in this issue, I am interested to learn HOW meditation affects the sleep requirement. My meditations have never been longer, deeper or more regular than now. Thank you!
Meditation techniques, have been found to calm the sympathetic nervous system’s “fight or flight response” and decrease worry and restlessness — all the things that interfere with good sleep.
Meditation helps to relax the body, calm the mind and the nervous system, and most important helps one to tap into higher states of consciousness. When one meditates deeply and able to tap into super conscious state of awareness, one is recharged more than in sleep.
Hey! I have some questions about meditation. How can I know that I am in deep meditation? What happens with our energy when we meditate? I always have cold hands, but since I started meditating every day, they aren’t cold so often. Why? I mostly feel really happy when I meditate, but sometimes I start to feel sad or upset for no reason after meditation. It is just like I remembered things I am upset about. Why that happens?
There are a lot of things that happen in meditation. When you are still, quiet, and aware inwardly, you begin to experience deeper parts of yourself. As you practice meditation, and go deeper into the practice of it, your energy begins to withdraw from the periphery of the body into the astral spine, or spine of energy, in the center of the body.
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!