Hello, Since I have started to meditate, I have experienced severe back and neck pains. The pain usually starts between my shoulder blades and quickly climbs up to my neck, and sometimes leads to huge headaches. I have tried several things, like meditating on the pain itself (it only made it worse). I also tried to meditate lying down, which brings only limited comfort. On the medical side, I have seen a few physiotherapists and osteopath, who were not able to solve my problem. The funny thing is that, before starting to meditate, I used to experience similar back and neck pains during the day which I've been able to get rid of. So it's extremely frustrating to experience them again when I meditate. It kind of ruin the meditation. I noticed this morning that my back seems to tense when I inhale and focus my attention on my nostrils. Focusing on my belly reduces the pain, although it's far from perfect. What would you suggest? I had a look at other posts in the forum but I wasn't able to find a solution to this problem. Thank you very much for your help.