every so often on dhammawheel there are posts where someone has problems.
Examples from the last few weeks:
While meditating, I experience many experiences such as shavering, body shaking, tears flowing from the eyes and at last white light (nimitta).
When nimitta appears then i did to pay attention continuously. at first there’s no any problem with my meditation. however in May 2022 (1 year after started meditation) I felt there is moving wind on my face but I was ignore it and every meditation time always happened until the wind energy occurred on my forehead. The wind can change positions and sometimes caused my lips to move, sometimes felt in the gum and went into the face. I continued to ignore however i can feel is wind pressure on my head and wind movement on my face when i’m not meditating (daily life).
I stopped my meditation on October 2022 because the pressure became more stronger than before until i can’t hold it anymore. I have stopped meditation around 6 months but the pressure on the head is still present and sometimes I feel there is wind moving on the face even when I’m not meditating. The wind energy can move, when waking up in the morning, the wind goes to stomach area and will go up to the head during noon time.
**Anyone knows why there is violent shaking during meditation.**I’ve been staying with the Breath for 2 days off the cushion 24/7 + 1-2 hour sitting meditation and my body is violently shaking to the point where I had to stop meditating.Its almost like Parkinsons involuntary tremblings.I thought maybe I am just in a bad angle but I noticed even with a straight posture it starts trembling from within in waves then just violent waves all over my body…it’s too much.Like an earthquake.I have experienced this before but stopped meditating for awhile and now that I picked it up again the strong vibrations are shaking me.
Anyone has any theory or idea why?
I don’t shake in my normal day to day life only when I am meditating.
My advice is usually along these lines:
It will take time to get over this.
Try to avoid awareness at the facial area, take up a hobby even. But it has to be subtle - trying to push it away is not what is needed.
If you can, learn Abhidhamma- as that will begin to break up the idea of a self. If that understanding goes deep enough all issues start to fade away.
And then real satipatthana can arise - where any feeling is seen as simply conditioned.
Bhavana - the pali term for for mental development- is very subtle.
If real bhavana is present it must come with pleasant or neutral feeling: not strange experiences. It is not so much about concentration as understanding, detachment and acceptance.
And take heart, many people go through this issue. Eventually it will be in the past and you will see it as just another one of life’s learning experiences.