Bad experience after Chakra Meditation.

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posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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So last night I started reading about chakra meditation, after about 3-4 hours of research I decided to lay down and give it a try. I only worked with my root chakra because to my understanding you shouldn't work on the out of order, So after about 10 mins of working on my root chakra I came out of my meditative state, and I felt so good, so energized, and so grounded. I went to sleep a short while later after pondering on how I felt.

Well I woke today feeling amazing, healthy, all the stomach aches and headaches I always get daily have almost dissapeared, everything seems 'right' i guess you would say, i've also been able to communicate more effectively, usually when i talk i stumble over my words for some reason.

Ok now something unusual happens, I get on here, start listening to my favorite music and I'm EXTREMELY sensative to it, it's like each lyric is personal to me and I feel it, it depresses me is the best I can describe, only worst. And this is so frustrating, all the music I listen to is having this affect on me, and it sucks because music is my life, and it is really hard for me to get by without it. I haven't been able to listen to any music now, also my mom was craking a joke about me and I took offense to it, which is really rare also, because it is a daily thing and we just mess around like that.

Is this normal? Just tell me if i'm looking too much into it. And has anyone ever experienced anything like this?

[edit on 2/2/2009 by Uniceft17]




posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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I'm going to wait to see what others say.
In my experience, falling to sleep after a deep meditation is not recommended. You may not have come all the way out of it.

That's never happened to me, but I try not to sleep after meditating.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Hello there..

Firstly, well done on making such a good start and listening to all the advice you uncovered. The Root chakra is absolutely the place to start and end with any meditation, as it grounds us, and makes us properly connected to this realm. You will probably find that you achieve more when grounded properly too...things just seem to happen almost with no effort.

What you might also have done is clear away some of the old energy that you were storing up, and this happens to all of us, without exception. Once it's gone, however, we can notice a difference in our sensitivities, and I know from my experience also that noises that are too loud are simply unbearable, and music usually has to be turned down. I wasn't always like this, believe me! And I'm totally happy just being in silence now too, sometimes for hours and hours...while I'm working or pottering about.

It might ust be a recovery period that you are going through, while all your little systems adjust to the new way of running, and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but it also might be an indication that the kind of music that you were listening to wasn't good for you. Particularly think about what kind of lyrics were involved, as words have such strong energy that they can actually stick to us and almost bruise us if they are harsh enough, even when your conscious mind tells you that they are cool. I hope this doesn't sound too weird. U2U me if you need any more advice, or I'm happy to blether here. There will be other kinds of music that you will love as much, that maybe you haven't explored yet. Trust your instincts, and how you feel emotionally. It's trying to tell you something.

Cait



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 05:58 PM
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Muladhara: The Base Chakra
Muladhara or root chakra is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. This centre is located in the region between the genitals and the anus. Although no endocrine organ is placed here, it is said to relate to the gonads and the adrenal medulla, responsible for the fight and flight response when survival is under threat. There is a muscle located in this region that controls ejaculation in the sexual act of the human male. A parallel is charted between the sperm cell and the ovum where the genetic code lies coiled and the kundalini. Muladhara is symbolised by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. Key issues involve sexuality, lust and obsession. Physically, Muladhara governs sexuality, mentally it governs stability, emotionally it governs sensuality, and spiritually it governs a sense of security.
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If you have to root chakra active you will be sensitive as well. And don't meditate before bed.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Give up listening to Black Sabbath and related types of music(?) listen to gentler types of music...classical music and soothing music...



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:16 PM
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Rangers has a point. ^_^
I used to love metal and loud stuff, but I can't deal with it anymore.
Too sensitive.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Well, I don't think it's so bad. I think I am very sensitive to music all the time, so I just don't listen to it unless I have to (around other people). I think your meditating has caused some sort of mental change and maybe your mom's joke revealed something about her that you now understand and don't necessarily like.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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Possibly the music is evil or kinda evil...possibly your mother was being evil in her intent toward you at that moment...remember the better you become, the worse things around you can appear by comparison...you can't expect to function at a higher level than previously and love the same things you loved before in exactly the same way...Oh wait, here's the proverb GROWTH IS BETRAYAL...



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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What kind of music are you listening to?

You need to research the effects of the different sound frequencies.

In general the low tones - like those deep base notes you young folk seem to like so much are energy draining.

It is the high notes that are energizing.

"Western classical music was the first style of music to incorporate negativity. The next step in the "evolution" of negative music was its introduction into rock music in the late 1960s. The first hard rock and heavy metal music was produced by the rock group called Blue Cheer in about 1967. Their music was angry and had a noticeably heavy beat. Shortly after this, a group called MC-5 came out with a recording of early "hard-rock" music. At this time, the music of the Rolling Stones became harder, angry, with a negative accent. Many other groups sprang up during this period. In truth, hard drugs, mixed with psychedelics were having an effect. The world was witnessing a new phenomena: musical groups of young people were using electrified instruments to bring in a new music that was harmful to the human psyche, destructive, and angry.

The last three decades of the twentieth century saw negative rock music spread and popularized throughout the entire world. Heavy metal music became an accepted culture and from it other forms of negative music, such as punk and 'grunge' emerged."

negative music



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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When I was younger I used to listen to rock and pop musicthat was common back then. In my 30's I switched over to country and I felt my whole body relax! I couldnt believe it. So now I listen to todays country and feel great.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Catlinfae is Totally right in all she says on this.

Also the other posters about the type of music etc and sensitivities.

You must maybe do something though at the end of the meditation, that is to close the Chakra as well properly.

It will have brought up an psychological issue to with your mum as your apparent age from the photo, and survival clearing of past emotions etc, its changing its focus etc. You tapped into the energy and power of self sufficiency independence etc, but then automatically snapped back as the reality of your situation became apparent, unconscious desires merging and "riding" on this energy badly externalised.

Dont get guilty use this experience to understand yourself and how this works more, to see patterns and explanations for things you never thought related before.

That is I take it if you are still dependant in any way on her support, even emotional.

Chakra meditation is very good but not enough people practise mindfullness to, so they can see there emotions arise as such and detach from reactive responses.

If you do say 10 mins chakra work, also spend 10 mins a day on mindfulness, or just breath meditation, focus on the nothing, the now, not visualisations and energies.

Always close your Chakras as well as said after working on them. In addition you may want to make sure you protect yourself too before your meditation, lots on the net about that wont go into details here.

Its a wild journey the Chakra journey and unique to us all, enjoy it, dont be scared by it, and above all else don't take it lightly or just dabble, do it properly, beginning middle and end of each session so it is BALANCED and gradual.

Have Fun Respect It though.

Love

Elf



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Yeah it's normal.

I do Qigong meditation and in doing it I've discovered that people often get much more sensative to things. especially sound. After doing some qigong. that night and for parts of the next day everything sounded really loud or amplified. I would be sitting in my car and start to hear a weird sound only to find out that it's air escaping in miniscule amounts from a water bottle.

Thought a person was sneaking up on me in the woods or walking up behind me. Turned around saw nobody there. But I still heard the sound of somebody walking around in the woods, crushing leaves and twigs. footsteps from only 15 feet away, but nothing. stood and watched for a few minutes still listening to the sound only to discover a field mouse was causing it. my ears were so sensative that a mouse sounded like a clumsy heavy man tromping through the woods.

Other times I've been especially sensative to pitches in music. I can hear when the singer is even the slightest out of pitch and it would drive me insane. would almost piss me off, like nails on a chalkboard.

Other times I would start tearing up listening to a song that I thought I could hardly even identify with, but was somehow pushing my emotional buttons enough to make me literally start sobbing.

The meditation does that. all forms of meditation really.

I've read an interesting book called "Why God Wont Go Away" The Science of Belief.
basically when people meditate really intensely parts of the brain shut down others part go into high gear.

There are two little bits of the temporal lobes (could be parietal) that are responsible for figuring out who you are and whats not you. basically it figures out what stimuli is coming from inside your body and whats coming from the outside. This region essentially figures out where your body starts and stops and figures that everything else which is not deemed part of your body is the universe in which you inhabit physically. When people feel at one with god or feel like they have experienced satori or transcended communed with god etc... this part of the brain is shut down. The brain can not figure out the difference between you and the soil you are sitting on, or anything it's seeing physically. you the tree over there, the brain really has a hard time figuring out the difference when that part of the brain shuts down.

People usually feel like when then are in this state that their ego's or sense of self have temporarily disappeared and that they feel as one with the universe. well they are right for the moment the brain is sorta operating without an ego or finite awareness of its physical self. so your consciousness will feel like its part of everything else.

The point of this is when your brain shuts down this section when you are meditating, it can sorta hit the default switch up there. part of the super relaxed feeling and sense of hyper-awareness comes from the brain seeing things not from its conscious users perspective but from a more simple perspective. no preconceived notions or typical judgments that create the lens we see the world around us from. The conscious acts like a filter for these stimuli. when you hit that default switch for a little while that lens is not in the way filtering what you perceive. So you become much more aware. and much more sensative temporarily. Thus the songs making you feel emotions in ways and from stimuli you are not used to. It's nothing to fear. in fact a lot of therapists recommend meditation because it has that "hit the default switch in your mind effect. You may feel normal a little bit after the meditation session, but then suddenly feel these relapses where you feel lke you are in a meditative state again, or simply just be really sensative to the lyrics of music. The meditation allows a chemical and conscious change to happen in the brain and it will stay and effect the brains user in subtle ways (almost always positively) for some time afterwards.

But man I DO know what you mean by the supper calm happy and hyperaware thing right after an intense meditation session. you can literally think to yourself "hmm, so this is how it feels to be a buddhist chi master, or a even a jedi"



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 06:50 PM
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I just thought I would offer a perspective from a different area...

I don't know if anyone here has ever tried fasting or a purifying diet etc, but in my own case after just three days of no food and just three small sips of water I found that colors were brighter, sounds were amplified, things affected me much more etc... I also almost died in semi-orgasmic pleasure when the first thing I tasted happened to be a strawberry flavored candy, the type of thing I wouldn't have hardly thought had taste normally. My point being that even though you could argue that I was half-starved, just that change alone was enough for me to feel like I was on a different planet.

Basically you are probably more energetically grounded than normal and things that usually would be a nice calming lapping against your boat of existence now seem more like rogue waves intent on disturbing your newfound tranquility. Or in other words, ever been really stoned?



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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Also, caitlen, and elf are very right about what they say regarding meditation.

Especially the chakras. they may be our connection to the energy of the universe, some very vital but yet unknown or poorly understood to western science electrical system of the body. Read a book called The Body Electric. it's written by a scientist who has conducted neurological research especially with nerves. He's discovered that the human nervous system does indeed operate on some principles that western science hasn't really figured out. Discovered that the nerves are still sending signals after they are frozen (which wouldn't be possible if the electric charge and signals running through nerves were entirely chemical like it's mostly believed by western science. Found out that parts of the human body. especially bone and skin can and do operate in a piezo electric way. He found out that if you take electrical readings of the skin at all the chakra, chi meridians, and acupressure/puncture points that the electrical charge of the skin is much higher than in non accupressure points. and that the acupressure points do line up with his models of how the harmonic nodes of the electrical conductivity of the skin are supposed to. SO there is something there going on that science is just beginning to figure out.

Elf is correct about reharmonizing your internal energy and properly closing off the chakras. In Qigong, you can watch this on youtube, a chi master will do some movements after whatever chi related feat he has just accomplished. go watch the guy breaking steel bars on his head or something. but in all the videos you will see whatever chi master doing these moves to re organize of harmonize his/her internal energy. Not doing so can be bad. That energy has to go somewhere after you've channeled it into your hands and if you don't "put it away" after use it will stay where you left it or run havoc through the body. but either way it will cause you soreness, jitteryness, spasms, all sorts of stuff. so take peoples advice seriously regarding following the rules about how you end your meditation sessions. especially if you are dabbling in chakra/kundalini/qi/prana or whatever name it's being called at the time.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 07:18 PM
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Dude, I would suggest that you find a teacher. It is very important that you do this in balance.

My teacher is Dr. Michael Sharp. He is the teacher of the Lightning Path.

He teaches how to clear the chakras, and awaken the kundalini.

Make up your own mind about who to use, but here is a link to his website;

Dr. Michael Sharp

I'm certainly not telling you what to do here, but working on one chakra at a time creates an imbalance to the chakra system. Remember this system has been there your whole life, and it has it's own balance right now. Imagine your chakra system like a car. It's been rolling along, and suddenly you take the air out of the tires. The whole car starts acting funny.

Dr. Sharp has written many books on this subject. "Dossier of Ascension" has the meditation called the "Great Invocation" It is the fastest way to activate the Kundalini. Thus, "The Lightning Path." However, I strongly caution you to take much time with this subject. Once you go down one of the twelve paths, you can't go back.

Here are three free e-books that I strongly recommend everyone read.

Free e-books

I've read them all, and I have not ever read anything like this. It will allow you to expand your consciousness as to who you really are.

Good Luck, and be very careful!



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 08:20 PM
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Wow, this thread really took off. Thanks for all of the replys guys.

I think I have realized why I became so sensitive, I started playing so music and realized that I was looking at it in a way that I never had before(I listen to the indie, punk type) and some have wandered about my age, I'll be 20 in a few monts, I do look really young though.

I'm starting to notice things in music and the things people say and do without actually knowing it, like im processing it on a sub-consious level and it is seeping into my conscious, it is EXTREMELY SUBTLE, like I can almost taste it but i cant, i actually kind of like it.

I took some advice on listening to different types of music, and trance and techno have a completely different affect on me, I get these vibrations on different parts of my body, they are really random and warm. The best i can describe it as is like a body buzz, like pure XTC. and my mind just goes to a different place and enjoys the music.

And why is it not good to go to sleep after meditation? And can anyone show many any sources about closing you chakras after meditation, i've looked but can't find anything.

Thanks guys SO much. You were all a huge help.



posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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i would suggest listening to some LTJ Bukem or some nice mellow DNB / Intelligent music to help after meditation..... I always listen to Bukem after a journey and during and i get the most amazing feelings..... kinda like flying through space !!!




posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 08:30 PM
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I forgot to add, Is an electrical shock normal, Like a current of electricity that goes up and down from within the chest area toward the back? I experienced that during my chakra meditation. It was subtle though, and lasted for only a second or two.

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posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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Yes the shock sensation is common. Other people on other threads here on ATS have even reported it.

not sure what it is. I get it after qigong exercise and haven't been so diligent in restoring the body's chi to it's more natural positions. Sorta like pent up energy that discharges suddenly.

In kundalini the sensation is even more discussed. apparently it's the kundalini energy discharging or the flow suddenly opening up and surging up your spine.

Different music will have different effects. especially ryhthmically complex music. the more complex the percusive sounds are the more the brain synchs up with it. the brain will start firing it's neurons in time with the drumming pattern. The person then goes into a semi trance due to it.

Music. especially drumming are used a lot on meditation. even dancing. theres sufi dancing or even what the people do at raves. but the result is the same. it's a form of meditation. the repetative pattern of the dancing also triggers the neurons to fire in synch with the pattern. the brain likes patterns and will adopt one to use even if it's not it's own and it's some drumming.

Also, the body secretes chemicals when you are meditating properly. the chemicals will cause all those body buzz sensations. the heat too. although if you are doing qigong that heat could be increased blood flow to various body parts.

Not sure about the no go to bed rule after meditation. SOme times I can pass right out 45 minutes later and sleep like a rock. other times I'm up till 4AM wired out of my mind. It all depends. Usually it's hard to sleep if you did the meditation wrong as far as ending the session and the proper methods used to restore the chi/kundalini/prana back to it's natural order.

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posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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Funny enough i use to listen to very soft music, after doing lots of Chakra meditation, i've actually found heavy music very soothing.

Tool especially, i have deep rooted connection with that band, sometimes so powerfull i weep.

But anyway back to the topic: I would not recommend doing it before bed as previously said, you wanna make sure you're not falling asleep in a meditative state, that could pose some problems.

And since this is just the begining of your meditating regime, i would assume that you're simply getting hyper sensitivity from focusing on so much energy.

Keep at it, the satisfaction is well worth the little hiccups along the way.

~Keeper





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