Feeling the Movement of Subtle Energy




When I do the meditation I feel some flow inside the body and also little extra heaviness in the throat. Is it normal, I feel the peace and happiness.

Please advise me how to be near God always both day and night.


—tinkla, india


Dear Tinkla,

When we sit to meditate, become still, and concentrate at the point between the eyebrows, we draw our subtle energy, our life force, up the spine into the brain. This upward movement of energy is often accompanied by feelings of peace, calmness, love, or bliss. But the upward movement of energy may also at times feel like a physical sensation. It might feel as if there is some light pressure on or within some part of your body, particularly in the spine, or you might experience warm or cool sensations moving through the body.

These physical sensations are the natural result of drawing your subtle energy upward and are signs that your efforts in meditation are effective. But the physical sensations you have experienced don’t have specific meaning, and the sensations will most likely pass over time — but don’t be concerned either if they do or if they don’t happen — they are minor side effects of the deeper inward process of meditation.

The most important thing you should do is continue to strive for physical stillness and focus your concentration at the point between the eyebrows during your meditation. This will surely draw to you the blissful experience of God.

Warm regards,
Puru (Joseph) Selbie