Ben wrote:Hi SamKR
Firstly, I second Chris & Hoo's recommendation regarding consulting your doctor - if you haven't already done this.
Secondly, contact your local assistant teacher. If you don't know who your local assistant teacher is, you can find out from your local course centre or consult the worldwide contact list. If you can't access a copy, contact me by pm. Your local assistant teacher or area teacher will be able to give you authoritative advice with regards to your meditation practice at taught within this tradition. I cannot recommend this enough.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Since I did not meditate regularly (though I wanted to; I have started doing regularly just for a few days
) I didn't think that pressure sensation was related to meditation that the teacher can deal with. Or could it be related? I could be wrong but this sensation seems to be related to "stress" deep within my mind (but I don't perceive any reason for my stress). I think it's stress, or any problem related to mind, because I have another symptom too: almost every night after sleeping for half an hour I wake up suddenly, terrified and with palpitation. I consulted doctors, psychologists but no solution. Anyways I will try to meet an assistant teacher, but it seems unlikely anytime soon as I live in Reno, NV where I didn't find teachers in this tradition though I know there are many in California.
Returning to instructions you were give, you will recall Goenkaji mentioning several times during the last few days of the course that at different times you will move through different situations. Experiencing gross and blank sensations, experiencing a combination of gross and subtle sensations, and experiencing uniform subtle sensations. He says that you should sweep where sweeping is possible and then go back and review those parts of the body where sweeping is not possible. He also mentions that some people have the experience of observing subtle and uniform sensations in areas where gross sensations are present. There's nothing wrong with that. Just observe and stay equanimous regardless of any sensation you experience. The objective is not to experience subtle sensation but to develop one's awareness of, and equanimity to, whatever you experience.
Feel free to contact me by pm if you have any further questions.
Thanks for reminding me. I will try to do so.