Strange Experience in My Solar Plexus

Question

If I sit to meditate and put my attention for just a second on my solar plexus, I begin to feel a pulsing and my body starts to rock back and forth very fast. It is not the beating of my heart. This is much faster. Do you know what this means or is?

—rupert hupsel, surinam

Answer

Dear Rupert,

Thank you for your question. It is good to know that you are meditating regularly. Keep it up! What you are experiencing is not at all unusual or dangerous. It indicates that the kundalini power at the base of your spine is beginning to awaken and move itself upward through your astral spine and chakras, upward into your upper chakras.

As to why you would experience these sensations more exclusively and dramatically in your third chakra area, it is difficult to say—everyone is different in this respect. Karma does accumulate in our chakras and it is possible that there is more of it in your third chakra in need of purification.

You don’t mention what kind of meditation techniques you are using, but in any case, we strongly suggest that you consider learning and practicing Yogananda’s techniques of Kriya Yoga, which is the fastest and most effective way of dealing with karma in your astral spine. For information about how to do this, please see our website: https://www.ananda.org/meditation/

You also might want to familiarize yourself about chakras in more detail through our online course on this subject, “Understanding the Chakras.”