This is a particular subject that i know at least a few of you will be very interested in. In my latest search to understand a particular aspect of
the sympathetic nervous system i came across some pretty good info regarding it's connection to particular spiritual practices. All that will be
discussed in time. But for those who dont want to read a long droning post filled with personal experience, i will lay out the two main points
First, is how the autonomic nervous system and the historical energy practices such as chakra/chi and especially kundalini are either one in the same.
Or are intrisically linked to the point of being so.
Two, there are humans that can stimulate their sympathetic nervous system VIGOROUSLY, and instantaneously.
onto the droning
To preface this. i have to explain why this particular ability is special to me. when i was 5. my karate teacher once told me to to relax my legs,
while i was set in a basic stance. No matter how hard i "Relaxed" them. He would scream for me to "Relax harder". At some point, i relaxed so hard
electricity shot up my legs, into my back, up my spine and directly into my brain. That sounds like a really intense experience in text. but in
reality it lasted only a few seconds and was very mello. Like if i suddenly experienced a cannabis buzz, but only momentarily.
ever since then i'v been playing with it like a toy. that night, when going to sleep. i toyed with that feeling all night. starting at my legs. i
would turn it off it on while laying down. And PUSH IT until my heart was racing and my entire body was buzzing. after doing this for a while, i
realized that the feeling would build up in me, and dissipate slowly if i stopped stressing it. leaving me with a really pleasant feeling all over.
At some point, a few nights after, i realized if i let this feeling come on slowly, and consume my physical senses. And not overly push it. i would be
taken on things i used to call "Roller coasters." i would apply a little bit of the energy feeling, and just relax my body into it. eventually my
breathing would settle into a pattern and i would forget it completely, the feeling becoming automatic. somewhere along this state my body would start
to produce a swinging, sensation back and forth, like a wobbling sensation. As if my body were somehow two magnets interacting. all in my mind of
course. The feeling is, for lack of a better word, orgasmic. like being cradled by the universe. this feeling would reach an amazing crescendo, and
then taper off after a few short minutes. And no matter how hard i tried to force it again it wouldn't happen twice in a night.
This is relevant. i wanted to fully type this experience out, so that anyone who has had the same happen or similar can reach out to me. Because in
all the 23 years of life i have never been able to communicate to anyone about that particular thing. No matter how i abstract, or frame the
questions, or describe the experience, NOT ONE person has been able to either understand it or their version of the experience is too alien for them
This of course has lead me for a long to to either assume i have brain damage or some anomalous property that has never come up in the main stream. i
was wrong about both, theres even a movie about it! well kinda but Weill get to that.
In my latest google spree to find out more about this thing ( and just talk to others about it in general) i came across two ATS posts in the search
"I have this weird tingling sensation i can make my body do"
And this one
What is this? forcing a tinglign sensaton down my head and spine?
The first one is more or less spot on.
The second one is an example of this phenomena manifesting abstractly. as in the experience is working on the same principles (sympathetic nervous
system) but the person manifests it mostly through their head. its probably different. but quite a few later commenters on the thread have more or
less hit the nail on the head
I've researched "exploding head syndrome," which I get now and then. This is nothing like it. I also don't think it's ASMR, mine at least.
There's no "trigger," it can't be induced through physical stimulus or imagining getting head rubs, or by any other means at all. I have to make
it happen on purpose. I feel like it might evolve into something else later, like it's a precusor for... I dunno, It's almost like a light switch;
turn it on, and you're flooded with... light. I can keep it "on" for a few seconds, but it fades by itself. And as many people as I've asked about
it, I've never met someone else who could do or feel it. God bless ATS. We all seem to have a lot more in common than we think, despite our
differences. I don't have the ringing, though. Well, just normal tinnitus (one too many Orbital concerts; man, they love bass). I don't have the
sensing of electricity (I wish) or the crying or pores opening or sweating or any emotional change. The "power surge" sensation doesn't happen by
itself... well, actually, sometimes when I have the flu or something, I just wish I knew. Anyway, does mine sound like yours? Specifically, does it
never happen unless you make it happen? The "pulsing" sounds exactly right...
There are people out there trying to figure out what this is. I KNOW its the sympathetic nervous system. but how can one just cause it to start
buzzing? Whats the Evolutionary advantage of being able to fill your body with additional stress hormones?
Here are some particularly interesting connections to consider, straight from the book.
The nervous system is composed of two main parts:
The Central Nervous System (CNS) within the brain and spinal cord, and
The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) ,which connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body, via little ‘river‘ like nerve fibres
There are different categories of nerve bundles within the PNS, is the AUTONOMIC nervous system of the PNS. This deals with the involuntary or
automatic responses within the body. For example – digestion; our heart rate, sneezing, swallowing and breathing. All these processes are regulated
by the hypothalamus
The Autonomic Nervous System is further divided into the Sympathetic Nervous System (activated in emergencies to move energy, the ‘fight and
flight’ responses) and the Parasympathetic Nervous system (activated when ‘resting and digesting’).
(I cant post pictures right now so youll have to deal with links until i can edit)
The diagram above shows where these major nerve plexus’ (or networks) of the Parasympathetic Nervous System lie. The brain actually connects to
these parts of the body via the ‘big-dog’ of the nervous system – the big, fat, juicy, VAGUS nerve – the 10th cranial nerve (cranial meaning,
out of the cranium/skull). The Vagus nerve is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of all nerves. Where the major networks of nerves are, they correspond
with the glands in our bodies
As mentioned above, these nerve ‘bundles’ are associated with major GLANDS in our body. Glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream and are
HUGELY important in the functioning of our bodies.