Quick meditation question

Matthew (@ojai) 8 years, 10 months ago

What information can you all tell me about a sudden STRONG wave of nausea and dizziness during meditation? I felt very light afterwards. There was what I felt as a…tumbling feeling. It wasn’t anything I ate and it went away in a couple minutes.

January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm
VernalSoul (598) (@vernalsoul) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@ojai, not sure if this is what you’re meaning, but sometimes when i close my eyes and relax i kind of lose my spatial sense and feel like i’m falling through space. I’ve tied this to studies i’ve done in nuerology classes and studying of sensory integration disorder (often linked with autism). We have a sixth sense that’s not often talked about, and it’s our sense of spatial awareness and presence (not an official title or anything, but that’s how i think of it). We don’t think much of it because it’s very active and is rarely off. Children with sensory integration disorder, that can affect vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, can also suffer from sensory problems in the spatial area. it often results in clumsiness and unawareness of their surroundings, and a feeling like they’re body is flying away.
I think when we’re in a very relaxed and meditative state, this sense relaxes, and we experience a lack of spatial awareness and awareness of how our own presence.

Hannah (18) (@born2tap) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@vernalsoul, well that is just brilliant. @ojai, I have also had this feeling while meditating. Usually when I catch this happening, I realize I am so concentrated and relaxed that I forgot to breathe. Try taking deeper breaths and see if that solves anything. Hope this helped!

Almeida (304) (@xetado) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s bad when happening, but when it happens, DIVE into it, don’t think twice, feel it. It’s great afterwards.

Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I’ve experienced this as well. But as VernalSoul said above, I think it has to do with your spatial sense. When I meditate, I eventually experience what I call the singularity. It’s a boundary-less sea of the same thing. You lose your sense of spatial recognition while you’re conscious in this area.

Mind you, this is only my experience with it. I can’t say whether your experience with meditation is the same as mine.

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