Greetings. I'm new to this forum and firstly wanted to say hello to everyone
I just returned from a 10 day Dhamma Dharra retreat and really loved it. I do however have a couple of questions and am interested in hearing your experiences. Two obstacles that I came across when scanning my body were:
a) My eyes move whenever I scan through my body as if I'm trying to look at that part of my body as I work, and
b) I can't scan without envisioning the body part I'm scanning (I don't get a photographic image of my leg in my mind per se, more just a hazy shape of a leg).
The AT informed me that neither were a part of vipassana technique but for the life of me I still can't get past either one. Do you guys have any suggestions/techniques for getting past these obstacles?
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I would be happy to write a trip report as experienced by a complete newbie if it would be of service to others on the forum. My only reservation was not wanting to put any preconceived ideas into anyone's head still thinking of trying a Goenka retreat.