Energy Sensations During Meditation


I have been meditating only for a month or two...and sometimes I do feel a very very strong tingling sensation and a lot of pressure/energy in my lower back..(almost on my root chakra). This energy seems to be travelling up to my spine in all my chakras. What is it? I also do feel a very strong vibration/pressure in my ears. I would like to know what this is? Often times I have also felt it while I am not meditating. I am not using any particular meditation method. Please provide your guidance.

—Nikky, USA


Dear Nikky,

Congratulations on beginning a meditation practice!

It’s difficult from a distance – and often, even when in person – to differentiate among physical sensations, normal sensations of the “electrical body,” and sensations of prana. So there’s not a lot I can tell you for certain.

However, I’ll hazard a guess that at least some of what you’re feeling are pranic sensations, and they could have to do with kundalini energy beginning to – or trying to – rise in your spine. As a new meditator, however, you are getting into new territory, and it’s common for the body to go through an adjustment period, Therefore some of those sensations could be very mundane as well.

In any case, just go with what’s happening, neither calling special attention to it, nor trying to figure it all out, nor trying to shut it off (unless, of course, it becomes unpleasant, which it doesn’t seem is happening for you). Things will change over time. Let the process unfold. It is what it is.

I also recommend that, if you’re serious about meditation, you take up a classical meditation technique, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. Click here for a very good one.

Blessings on your practice,



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