kmath wrote:My two cents:
Your energy or "chi" is all bunched up in your forehead. By observing the sensations there, your bringing even more chi to that location. You need to spread your attention throughout your body to help that bunched up energy release. I'd even recommend sound of silence meditation which can really open up something like the problem your describing.
Secondly, just relax, your probably trying too hard.
Whatever you do, in meditation or otherwise, DO NOT FOCUS ON YOUR FOREHEAD.
-Keeping the Breath in Mind5. Become acquainted with the bases or focal points for the mind — the resting spots of the breath — and center your awareness on whichever one seems most comfortable. A few of these bases are:
a. the tip of the nose,
b. the middle of the head,
c. the palate,
d. the base of the throat,
e. the breastbone (the tip of the sternum),
f. the navel (or a point just above it).
If you suffer from frequent headaches or nervous problems, don't focus on any spot above the base of the throat. And don't try to force the breath or put yourself into a trance. Breathe freely and naturally. Let the mind be at ease with the breath — but not to the point where it slips away.
-Basic ThemesB. Focal points for the mind
These include: (1) the tip of the nose; (2) the middle of the head; (3) the palate; (4) the base of the throat; (5) the tip of the breastbone; (6) the "center," two inches above the navel. In centering the breath at any of these points, people who tend to have headaches shouldn't focus on any point above the base of the throat.
Miesco wrote:No, I have just withdrawn from the medication yesterday, I have been tapering for almost a year and just jumped off now. I tried going again last December (before I realized that I was addicted to this drug and the withdrawals can be worse then heroin withdrawals) and I left the first day because of the tension in my head and the withdrawals.
I want to get this sorted out outside of the course because last time I had no help from the teacher about the tension in my head, he just said "observe it" and thats it. But observing is the cause of the tension.
" Breathing in long, he discerns, 'I am breathing in long'; or breathing out long, he discerns, 'I am breathing out long.'  Or breathing in short, he discerns, 'I am breathing in short'; or breathing out short, he discerns, 'I am breathing out short.'  He trains himself, 'I will breathe in sensitive to the entire body.' He trains himself, 'I will breathe out sensitive to the entire body.'  He trains himself, 'I will breathe in calming bodily fabrication.' He trains himself, 'I will breathe out calming bodily fabrication.'
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