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Originally posted by Silverado292
reply to post by Wildeagle
, I say a brief second because my reaction to that was "HOLY #ING #!! then nooooo important things are going to fall" out and I slammed it shut.
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
was there a tickling like feeling, as if an ant where there?[it's known as the tickling of the ant]
i get this meditating and also when somebody tries to hypnotize or psychically/mentally influence me
oh and yes, third eye manifestation.
don't worry, as you awaken/become more aware these strange/funny sensations are like signals or cues.
a good sign all in all
so just keep at it with no worries.
what kind of meditation are you doing?
while there are some more esoteric/extreme forms of meditation that could be be dangerous/problematic i doubt you are using these as they are not common knowledge.
Originally posted by Wildeagle
It almost feels like someone has a hand or fingertips touching my forehead.
Originally posted by Wildeagle
Although, I am going to start from the root up, and hopefully not go to the third eye again without understanding the others first.
Today, I have registered myself to start Tai chi chuan, starting next week. Do you think this will have any benefits to my meditation?
Originally posted by ChiForce
Is the same or similar. In Tai Chi, you are using movements to accumulate and circulate the Chi internally. When you meditate on your Chakras, you are also accumulating and circulate the Chi internally using "still action" or mindfulness. In Tai Chi, there is what is called the still Qi Gong. If you have the chance, go talk to your instructor about your experience. When you practice Qi Gong, you should also experience this heat energy inside you.
Originally posted by primoaurelius
i always have heard, "stop thinking, stop your thoughts, slow them down" and i have found that that is an incredibly hard task to achieve, i have only done it once, to actually have all my thoughts shut down, and literally thinking nothing, and that in itself was a spiritual experiance, very powerful.
during this same time i didnt even realize that i was meditating, untill more weird things happend to me and i started to investigate.
i would tell myself "im going to think" and i would lie down, or sit and close my eyes, and think about whatever was important to me at the time, my life, my future, my goals.
i think insted of saying "calm/slow/stop your thoughts", we should say FOCUS your thoughts
focus on something, most basically, your breathing, your third eye, or less traditionally, your future, an important problem or strong powerful thought, focus all your attention on it. if its a problem or thought or your future or something, try to immerse yourself in it sensually, try to visualize it, focus, explore that thought, explore the visualization then maybe look at it from a different perspective, or try to feel it from another sense, then focus.
some might say this isnt the way to meditate or something or another.
but this has worked for me everytime
now i can begin anywehre i want, wonderland, middle-earth. i begin by visualizing, focusing, and once i am fully sensually focus and immersed in the experiance i begin to work on what i am meditating for, out of body experiances, chakras, contact with various spiritual/shamanic beings, fixing personal problems, harnessing emotions, etc, etc
again, this may not work for everyone; it might not work for anyone. however it always works for me.
i have always been able to visualize things very well and have a vivid imagination, maybe thats apart of it.
just some suggestions that have worked for meedit on 26-1-2011 by primoaurelius because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Breathing is a key part of any meditation. The slower and deeper you breathe, the more oxygen gets to your brain, you slow your heart rate and help your body and mind relax. Many believe that oxygen is the source of life, and that the older we get the more we 'forget' to breathe from our diaphragm, thus making us unhealthy.
Once you get used to some deep breathing, the easier you'll be able to adapt to a meditative state.
There are dozens of tips, ranging from staring at a flickering flame and forgetting all your thoughts, or listening to light music, or complete silence, or rain drops or running water. Some people use binaural frequencies, some people use ticking clocks, or gongs and bells or incense or anything that can take your focus away from distraction, a point to focus on...... and breathe...
The trick to avoid distracting thoughts, is to picture every thought in your head as a form of cloud, slowly drifting unobtrusively past... Just let it be, don't try and consciously forget it... it will float away.
Once you reach a certain state, of comfort and thoughtless peace, they are the times to either ask yourself simple questions or ponder over the mysteries of life or just enjoy the stillness and comfort.
^^ Breathing techniques
The sound of Rain
Is it necessary to breath especially deep? I am a whole lot more comfortable breathing at the rate as what I am used to.
I tried working on my breathing today, and it somewhat distracted me from going deeper into my meditation I feel.
But, If it is essential, of course I will work on it. Just curious as to why we can't breath at the rate that is comfortable usually.
I don't tend to have a problem with diminishing distractions, I am usually away with the faeries anyway! *giggles*
What I do find mostly distracting is trying to breath deeply,focusing on the in and out of it. Where as If I breath normally and quieten my inner chatter, I feel much more relaxed.
If it is a *must* to change breathing habits, can you give tips on how to do this, because when changing them, I feel exhausted and uncomfortable.
Thankyou so much for your help and advice thus far!