So, lately I have been having this experience that first...I know is not Jhana. But I would just like some peoples ideas on what it is. It has happened during meditation, but oddly enough also during a couple of job interviews...(i know sounds weird).
So, I start focusing in breath during meditation and after about 20 minutes or so I get this "buzzing" feeling in my head and I suddenly feel like my body is leaning to the right. I have opened my eyes during meditation and the feeling remains and I am not leaning. If I focus on the feeling or on my breath I can make it stronger but it definitely has a threshold where it kind of stops getting stronger. When I do it during meditation it will last for about 20-30 minutes if I don't get too eager to "try" to make it stay and just stick with the breath object. It does feel somewhat pleasurable and it definitely is interesting, but I am just wondering what is going on. I do seem to have a little bit more awareness on the object during this time than normal. It feels like I can just "grab" the breath and sit at the point of my nose with very very little to no effort at all.
The only thing I can say that I know will bring it on is if I go to short and shallow breathing for an extended period of time and if I focus on the object. Please I just need some help on what this is, whether I am being sidetracked and this is something I need to move past, or if it is something like access concentration. Not looking for exact answers, but if someone has had this experience and could help me it would be very much appreciated.
The only other time this has happened is during a job interview. Same feeling, but it seemed to come on without warning. My head starts to swim, then there is a buzz, and then "whoosh" I am looking at the person but I feel as if I am in the air and leaning to the right. This has been going on for quite a while now. I would say about 3 years ago even before I started meditating.
Thanks if advance! Much metta to all!
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah