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Questions tagged [meditation-body]

Questions regarding meditation and its interaction with the body. This can be during formal body awareness type practice or the effects of other forms of practice on the body.

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Danger of Body Scan Meditation

Once, one of my teachers, a Buddhist practitioner, advised against body scan meditation saying that it can cause psychosis and the surfacing of problematic contents. I have subscribed to this advice ...
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Severe sensations in throat during Vipassana

I have had very strong sensations in my throat since I started practicing Vipassana 2 years back. They keep changing shapes and sharpness - they started like a picket fence and now are like hard ...
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Clothes and appearance: How does it matter in daily practice?

Just yesterday my person met 'his' son, now a young man after not having seen his face for good 10 years, involved in a gender-emancipation and pseudo-liberal discussion on a social media. Now here ...
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Dhamma by pictures, teaching with sgins, gestures and emos, a usual?

In relation to a question lately ask in regard of usuals in practicing body gestures (ones appearing) as a part of training as well as a certain voidnes of such gestures on internet as support and ...
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During body-scan ('sweeping') meditation, what does brain-imaging (e.g. fMRI) look like?

I do not know how extensively body scans have been studied with brain-imaging techniques, e.g. fMRI. Body scan is a meditation technique developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It was derived from a meditation ...
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Conscious Attention for Inner transformation during daily activities

The life current is extremely strong, if I consciously bring my attention to a single breath, a single movement of my abdomen, a single moment of my weight or sensation of my sitting bones during ...
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What to expect from meditation?

First - this is a question directed towards advanced practitioners of mindfulness or similar meditation. I have been meditating and practicing other transformational work for about 17 years. ...
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Exercise for meditation sitting

I couldn't find this exact question asked before. What kind of exercise is recommended for better physical comfort and "endurance"/"stamina" when sitting in meditation; apart from the sitting itself?...
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Eyes in Meditation Practice

Could someone please clarify for me what to do with the eyes? I have heard that we should keep our eyelids half open, but could someone describe it in detail (or refer me to someone else who does)? ...
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What is the name in Pāli and Sanskrit for the ‘body scanning’ meditation technique?

I would like to research this method in historical texts, but any search on google for ‘body scan’ only returns results related to the modern vipassana movement.
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Diagnose: Samatha practice led to an urge to contract PC muscle, and pleasant vibrations resulted

During the last part of a concentration exercise (focusing eyes on a point between eyebrows) I felt a need to contract my Pubococcygeus muscle. During contraction I was feeling some vibration in my ...
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How to scan your body in 3d?

In S. N. Goyenka Vipassana meditation you have to scan your body from head to foot and foot to head. Now I take my attention or [ध्यान dhyaan] at top point of my head, so it’s a 2d point now I move ...
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Why focus below your bellybutton in meditation?

My roshi tells me to focus here. Before practicing, I spent most of my waking hours thinking, analyzing, living in my head. With practice, it has gotten easier to think when thought has a purpose, and ...
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Automatic body scanning? What is happening here?

This has happened to me a few times on Goenka retreats. When I have been practicing mindfulness of breath and body scanning for a while, near day 7 or so my attention will be moving quite quickly, ...
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During insight meditation, what does the meditator note in-between the rising and falling of the abdomen?

I practice insight meditation (Theravada tradition), noting the rising and falling of the abdomen. It was suggested that one should make a mental note once per second, neither too frequently, nor too ...
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Why are some bodily fluids missing from the “Thirty Two Parts of the Body” teaching?

"There are in this body head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, marrow, kidneys, heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs, intestines, intestinal tract, stomach, feces, bile, ...
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Being “Present” with the help of body sensations then how to proceed?

** Practice Mindfulness of Body ** I'm trying to being present with the help of body sensations. As I'm a beginner . I place my hand over my chest to feel that I'm live and presence. This is to ...
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Directing attention on body parts

In daily life I'm trying to sense my body by directing my attention to a body part ( e.g lips , throat ) while still engaging with activities . I know when I feel a sensation on that body part my ...
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meditation on the heartbeat

Usually we use an anchor in meditation, the breathing being the most common. Sometimes when I focus on that I feel my heartbeat taking my attention, so I thought about using that as an anchor, does ...
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How is body language linked with meditation success?

Body language (smiling) seems to be linked to meditation success as per Bhante Vimalaramsi: smiling is an important aspect for the meditation. Learning to smile with mind and raising slightly the ...
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What is the Buddhist perspective on body language?

Some explain that body language affects qualities like leadership, command, personality etc.: Your body language shapes who you are What is the Buddhist perspective on body language? Does body ...
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Taking care of perineum

How can one take care of the perineum Does anyone have any knowledge about this part of the body being affected by excessive sitting in meditation. I have had medical help, removal of cysts, ...
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Is there a specific range of meditation styles that could help with extreme clumsiness and disconnected mind-body?

I have always been very clumsy, specifically,i am not aware, if that's a correct term,o f where my body is located or how its moving, leading to accidents, over-use of force, hitting things ...
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What are the physiological effects of mindfulness based meditation?

I was meditating on the breath recently and I noticed that my breath slowed to a significant extent (not a huge insight admittedly). So this made me wonder if anyone has measured the effects of ...