I've very new to Buddhism, I apologise for perhaps using the wrong wording in my post. I was just looking for some input regarding my meditation. I have been practising for a week now and can never get past the feeling of discomfort above all else. However, this evening it was different and I'm just wondering if it's progress or not.
I started out very uncomfortable as usual. Within five minutes I'd developed the most irritating itch on my back and my foot was hurting and had pins and needles. However, I told myself to let it go and tried to concentrate on breathing. A few minutes later I'd begun to feel almost numb. The itch and the pain I could no longer feel, or didn't notice. I felt very light and sort of detached from my body if this makes sense? But this time I couldn't concentrate on anything other than the feeling of floating and the feel of my skin. It felt like my mind was completely separate from my body. I feel embarrassed for writing this, but I wasn't sure if 1) This is how it it supposed to be, 2) I was actually drifting to sleep as I am rather tired, or 3) My very shallow breathing that I didn't notice until afterwards was actually making me dizzy and numb.
Once again, thank you for any advice