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Originally posted by Nevertheless
Rhythmic repetitive movements, our sounds (like drums) help greatly to put your brain into that state, exactly why I don't know, but it sounds like you're simply helping yourself.
But, why do you meditate?
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I think it's fairly normal to perform physical swaying or rocking during meditation. It imitates a spiral or circle. Ever since we're infants, we are soothed and comforted by rocking. Rocking in a chair or swinging are similar. I would not refrain. I would think it's additive to the experience.
Have you ever had a seizure? I've seen people who experience seizures rocking just sitting around.edit on 5/31/2013 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)