“Tingly” Experience in Yoga and Meditation

Question

Hi fellow devotee,

Ever since I stared to practice yoga and pranayama and meditation every time I eat the top of my head gets tingly. What is this? Thank you.

—Dennis Anao, USA

Answer

Dear Dennis,

As you practice yoga, pranayama, and meditation, more energy starts to flow through the body. This can cause you to have a variety of experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise experience. The tingling sensation is probably one such experience.

Whatever kind of yoga, pranayama, or meditation you practice, you should use common sense, avoid overdoing any practice, and make sure that you are relaxed and comfortable while practicing. It’s particularly important that you don’t practice in an extreme way if you are a beginner.

If you follow these guidelines, any strange sensation that you might experience will likely be only temporary and gradually will dissipate. If it is not unpleasant, then go forward with your practice. If it is unpleasant, stop until you can work personally with someone who has the knowledge and experience to be able to guide you.

I hope this will be helpful to you.

Blessings,

Diksha