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Head and eyes becomes very heavy while meditation

Discussion in 'Meditation Chatter Box' started by amit.sharma623, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. amit.sharma623

    amit.sharma623 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I am relatively new to meditation, I have been doing mindfulness of breathing for past 3 months but for some few weeks when I am in meditation session after few minutes the area of forehead and eyes become very heavy and I feel a force is pulling that area. Please give any suggestions about it, is it normal to feel heaviness or something is wrong in my meditation, I always keep my mind-body relax in session.

    Please share some experience and advice on this issue.

    Regards
    Amit
     
  2. GilesC

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    Hi amit and welcome to the Project Meditation community,

    There are many possible reasons why this could be. A simple reason is rolling the eyes upwards inside the head when meditating, causing a strain on the eye muscles, simply by trying too hard to meditate. I'm sure others will come along with different possibilities.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
  3. Bryan555

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    Uh, this may not sound very scientific or analytical, but I'd suggest you just keep meditating, getting deeper and deeper, and this problem will resolve itself.

    In my own experience, I often have physical "issues" during meditation. Last week, for instance, I felt my head was being pulled strongly to the left. I resisted for a while, then just let it go. Because I was deeply "under", I had no real idea if my physical head was indeed moving left; but it certainly felt that way. Then, inexplicably, the exact same thing happened on the right side.

    I let that one go, too...and the problem suddenly dissolved, resolved, or whatever. It just went away, and hasn't returned.

    For some reason, meditation causes a lot of weird physical sensations. I think it's quite normal to be concerned about them. But, if you just keep your focus and don't worry, it seems that 99% of them simply evaporate, in time.
     
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