How does it feel to meditate? Meditation has become more and more popular recently. Some people sell it as a new happiness medicine. Although meditation can make you happier, it is not all.
The deeper you practice meditation, the stronger your feelings become. Meditation can feel like an inner peace and relaxation. You may feel closer to the people around you and the world. Sometimes you feel frustrated with meditation. At other times, your deepest emotions will emerge and you will feel them very strongly. The more you meditate, the stronger your ability to control and observe your feelings.
How Does One Feel After Meditating Physically & Mentally?
Thoughts, judgments, and perceptions cast shadows on the mind, but in a state of deep meditation, there is usually a clear and huge consciousness. Similar to falling asleep, the transition to deep meditation may be imperceptible, and you may reach this state of calm unknowingly.
1# Immersed in Thoughts
Gradually, as you deepen your meditation, your mind will change from surface consciousness to more subtle consciousness, and eventually to unconsciousness. Along the way, you will think of other non-meditational things.
Resisting these thoughts can reinvigorate your thoughts, so that accepting these thoughts can continue to free you from the awakening and loss of consciousness.
2# Time Lapse
If you feel that time passes too fast, then you are in deep meditation. For example, if the entire meditation lasted 30 minutes, but it seems to you only 15 minutes, and you don’t remember what you were thinking in the last 15 minutes, it means you are deeply immersed in meditation.
3# Deep Relaxation
When you start training, your back may be very straight with your chin up, but in the end your back is slightly arched, your chin is drooping, and you may even drool. This may indicate that you have allowed yourself to relax and immerse yourself in the moment.
On the surface it looks like you are sleeping, but inwardly you feel that you are still sitting upright.
4# Forgetting that You’re Meditating
Deep meditation means a great loss of consciousness. So, if you think you are meditating when you are practicing, then you are not going deep. Do other things.
For this reason, certain meditation styles use yantra, mantras, or breathing awareness to gently divert your attention from surface awareness, making you forget that you are meditating.
5# Shallow Breathing
Another sign that you have meditated deeply is to breathe deeply immediately after meditation, because your breathing rate depends on the amount of rest you get during meditation.
Reading, sleeping and meditation all have different breathing rates. It can even be lower than when you sleep. You can stop breathing temporarily, and then take a deep breath before everything returns to normal.
6# Heavy Sinking Feeling
It feels like sinking or blending with the floor and furniture. The muscles of your body relax and recover. Your body begins to feel heavy. The objects you sit or lie down on feel like soft, elastic foam, wet sand or soft putty.
On this flexible surface, your weight will begin to drop. When you descend to the surface, you will feel a wave of complete relaxation pouring into your body.
7# Floating Body
Sitting or lying down, you will feel lifted into the air. Your body feels weightless and relaxed. You will feel that your body is full of helium.
When you like riding horses, your fear disappears. The tension of the body is released, and the muscles feel lightly fluttering like a spring. You will feel how you pull up and take off from the surface of the earth.
8# Changes in Body Temperature
Feel the temperature change of the whole body. This feeling can be hot or cold. These changes can make you sweat or get goose bumps. Feel these sensations all over the body or in certain parts (such as hands).
During meditation, the intensity of these temperature changes may vary. By heating and cooling tense muscles and muscles, you can feel comfortable and happy.
You will feel how your inner space grows in your body and mind. You feel that there is more space to move and breathe. You will feel like you have found a secret door in your mind that leads to a beautiful big and interesting new room.
10# State of Calm
The peace you experience in meditation is different from anything you have experienced before. You may not even know that there is such peace, because people who don’t meditate often will never.
It was an indescribable peace. Think about how you feel in a happy place, then multiply by one million. This is meditation.
11# Uncontrollable Sensations
You may experience feelings that you don’t know the origin. Don’t panic, and most importantly, don’t interrupt your meditation.
This is completely normal. Many people who practice meditation experience tingling, temperature changes, convulsions, spontaneous movements, etc.
12# Feeling Frustrated
Frustration is a common feeling among aspiring meditators. In fact, it can continue even with more advanced practitioners. Although many people stop practicing because of frustration, this is a completely normal and healthy part of meditation. Like any feeling, it’s just a thing that doesn’t respond to watching and letting go.
Feelings of tiredness, boredom, and fear are also related to frustration. Reuse these feelings and put them into practice. Pay attention to where you notice these feelings most often or follow them carefully.
This feeling will appear after a long period of meditation, during which the heart will rest. Suddenly something changed. The heart is not only at rest, but empty, wide and beautiful, like a clear sky.
Imagine your brain is a crowded little attic. When you meditate, you can start to tidy up, throw away the spider webs, and the attic suddenly becomes empty. Not only that, but also very clean. And that is no longer an attic, but an open field like the sea. Or the sky above. This is the so-called “meditation state”.
Another way to describe this feeling is “clarity.” When a person enters a deep meditation state, there is only awareness. There is a boundless consciousness, which seems very clear.
Hopefully this blog helped you understand all kinds of mental and physical sensations and feelings you feel while or post meditating. It sometimes takes you to a parallel universe and puts a lot of your thoughts in perspective.
So, share your meditation story and how you feel after a session of deep meditation in the comment section down below!