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Sleepy meditations

Nayaswami Seva

Question from John Shelton: I have been meditating twice a day and am going through the lessons in the home correspondance course. I’m on the Hung-Sau technique. My problem is in the morning when I wake. I sit to do the meditation and have the hardest time staying awake. I have been sitting in half-lotus position during my formal meditation times. Should I wait…

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The Inner Kingdom

Nayaswami Shivani

Question from Shibu: For nearly 1yr I have been getting vibrations at the third eye region due to vipasana practice for 7 years. Joined Ananda 6 months back and have been practicing Hun-Saw. For nearly 2 mnths now, as soon as I sit focusing attension at the third eye region, my forehead muscles gets pulled upwords, breath stops and becomes very shallow, and…

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Hong-Sau challenges

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Nair: I have been practicing the Hong-Sau technique for some time now. However, I am having trouble keeping my eyes focussed at the point between the eyebrows. After some time, invariably, I find my eyes have shifted focus. Is there any other technique by which I can overcome this. Another challenge I am facing is while mentally repeating Hong Sau and…

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Feeling light-headed after meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Jason: Sometimes after meditation (not kriya yoga), I will get up to stretch my back. Then I feel supremely light-headed and I feel inner sensations all over my body. Is this normal? What is this? Thank you.

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Is my Kudalini awakening?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Donald L. Smith: My question deals with meditation. I have been meditating for sometime using Masters teachings every day. However, in the recent past of approx. two months, during, and only in my very, very deepest concentration of God my hands, wrists, and forearms vibrate and I mean its very overt, meaning they really shake. I should also say my hands and fingers…

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Should God be feared?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Charles: 3 questions 1. Should we fear GOD? I hear Christians say you should fear GOD. Why should I fear The Divine if he/she is the savior, the grace, the love, and joy of my life. That I should not fear I should embrace. Right or wrong? 2. I have been meditating for about 2 months now and I have seen…

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What does this inner sound mean?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Craig: Hello, When meditating, using the Hong-sau technique, and I am getting ‘deep’ in my left ear area, I hear something that sound like wind blowing against a microphone. I’m not sure what this means or what to make of it. Please tell me you thoughts or experience. Thank you. Craig

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How to deal with feelings and thoughts during meditation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from elt: I am new at meditation. My question is while concentrating on the breath, and feelings of events of the day arises, should I watch the feelings to come up and let they run their course completely before I go back to the breath or should I should stop and go back to the breath? Isn’t that what they mean by…

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Shortness of breath in meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Shelley Voigt: Hi I find that when I meditate I feel short of breath for the whole day afterwards. Is this symptom likely to go away as I persevere with the practice? Many thanks

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Can meditation be dangerous?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Nair: Recently I saw a book in a bookstore about “dangers of meditation” and that left me thinking. Are there any dangers or side effects to meditation?