Pressure in my head, dizziness while meditating

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Pressure in my head, dizziness while meditating

Postby lotuspadma » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:00 am

Sometimes when I'm meditating, if I try real hard to be at peace (which is wrong, I know), I feel this pressure round my forehead and also dizziness sometimes. Now, what is it? It feels like something is going out, like tension maybe? Or is it just because I was forcing meditation a lot?

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Re: Pressure in my head, dizziness while meditating

Postby IanAnd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:24 am

Hi lotuspadma,

This is a relatively common sensation that meditators in general experience. Nothing to be worried about. As far as the dizziness is concerned, different people react in different ways. Whatever dizziness you're experiencing is temporary and probably due to your relative unfamiliarity with this phenomenon. It should go away as you become more familiar with this.

You may want to read a previous post here for more information. This type of question has been asked several times before.

All the best,
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Re: Pressure in my head, dizziness while meditating

Postby Annatar » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:40 pm

lotuspadma wrote:Is it just because I was forcing meditation a lot?


Maybe. I suppose "forcing meditation" is a form of craving "progress" in meditation, and craving leads to dukkha. Best not to force it.

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