Question About Meditation

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Registered: 08-29-1999
Question About Meditation
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Mon, 10-17-2011 - 1:12am
Hi! I just started meditation and I had a really interesting experience today. I was sitting and focusing on relaxing and visualizing a circle and i became aware of this kind of heavy/pressure sensation in the left hand side of my head. It sounds weird, but it kind of felt like the left side of my brain was working too hard (like the feeling after reading something difficult that makes you really struggle but it was only on the left side of my head). I decided to try moving the pressure from the left side of my head to the right side, like to make everything even. It took some concentration, but I was able to make everything even in my head and then I got this serious case of vertigo and my head was spinning like crazy and it kept spinning even after I opened my eyes. Has this happened to anyone else? What happened? What can I do to avoid it happening again?

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 10:16am
WOW-how interesting. I've never had an experience like that. You were able to shift the pressure from one side to the other? Sounds amazing to me and like you are on to something really cool. Wonder if you can shift pain from one place in your body to another?

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Registered: 04-27-2004
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 10:45am
Interesting! I do yoga but not meditation so I don't know what to tell you, but sure hope you find some answers soon!

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Registered: 08-29-1999
Mon, 10-17-2011 - 5:24pm
It actually wasn't a meditation technique per say, when I was a kid I rode horses and when you ride, you have to have a "neutral seat" (sitting with equal pressure across all points, equal weight in both legs, etc) in order to give the clearest messages to the horse when you want him to do something. So I learned how to make all those things equal by moving the feeling of pressure from one point to another).

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