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My Mind Is Extremely Restless in Meditation. What to Do?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Riya: Whenever I try to sit in meditation, my mind starts roaming. I am not able stop thoughts from coming. I need to open my eyes every 20 -25 minutes. I am not able to concentrate on my breathing or on the third eye.

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When Meditating I Experience Involuntary Movements and Gestures

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Madhav: Swamy Ji, I have been meditating since last summer. Since May I have been experiencing involuntary movements and gestures like mudras etc when meditating. Recently, my body has started performing involuntary yoga asans as well. Some say, these are signs of kundalini awakening. I’m writing to check with you if this is the case? My experience has been pleasant so…

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Meditation and Insomnia

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Janani: I started meditation of concentrating on breath one month ago in afternoon for 45 mins max. Now I feel hypnic jerks whenever I try to sleep. My legs jerk automatically. Half my eyes open automatically when I try to sleep. Some ant crawling at the back sometimes. Do I need to stop meditation now. Or can I continue. I get…

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Tinnitus and Inner Sound and Light

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Yogananda MV: I’ve tinnitus on my ears (didn’t go away even after surgery). Due to this, I’ve always been hearing different sounds including Ocean waves, wind, ringing, buzzing, water falls etc.. 24/7, it is so loud that, I can’t focus on any inner subtle sounds, please suggest me how can I hear AUM sound? I see the golden ring with blue inside…

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Dealing with Physical Pain During Meditation

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Marta: How is it possible to withdraw from the senses to achieve a meditative state when one has pain and or severe itching caused by a health condition? Is it possible? If so, by what specific means? Thank you so much in advance.

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Meditating After Eating

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from TITO ESPINOSA: During the years that I have been meditating, recently I found it very difficult to meditate even with a small amount of food in my stomach, I have to practically starve to enjoy and have a good meditation session. Could you please advise on this? What to do about it? Do I need a special diet ?

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In Meditation How to Stop “Mind Chatter”?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Kwesi: What is a good meditation which helps to subside mind chatter or voices? That is, if you have hear voices or mind chatter. How best to stop it?

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Tingling Sensation When Meditating

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Alberto: Hello I’m from Spain. I write you because I’ve been noticing for two year than I have like tingling in my back and in my extremities when I’m concentrated in my respiration. Before I use to notice when I was meditating. I feel like energy in my body but after that my body is like before. I need to have…

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What to Do About Trying Too Hard in Meditation?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from David Lederman: What recommendations do you have for easing one’s effort in trying too hard with meditation and communing with God? I resonated with Swami Kriyananda’s humble reflections on his own tendencies to be too eager at times. Maybe even in asking the question, I’m trying to appease that part of me that is overly eager. I guess then, my question is…

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How to Learn the AUM Technique

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Cecile DeCuir: What are the ways that I could learn the AUM meditation method? I am experienced with Ananda meditation and the other methods… Thank you.