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I've recently started meditating again after a 6 or so year break lol! I'm nearly 29 years old and I started to get into Buddhism back when I was 19 due to an influence of a Buddhist related movie actually. Anyway I adored the moralistic and compassionate aspects of the Dharma and almost instantly became intrigued by this 'religion' - However, as much as I studied the Buddha Dharma and adhered to the teachings themselves, I was always a lousy meditator. I put this down to my things; my lifestyle at the time, maybe even my age, who knows. I did try but I never got anywhere productive spanning multiple years.
So to present day, I have decided to start meditating again as of recently and I must say, it feels like I am actually getting into a kind of groove with it. One thing I would like to ask the forum though is a sensation or 'phase' that I have encountered and was wondering if you guys have similar experiences, maybe what it could be? I understand to let it pass and embrace whatever comes my way, but sometimes this sensation can cause me to straight up open my eyes and quit the session.
Basically once I have done a body scan for 10 or so minutes, and I start to get into a groove, I can hit this 'stage' - It does seem to come about when I have started to drop the 'monkey mind' thinking and I am peacefully pretty darn focused on my breathing. It can feel like one or a mixture of two sensations. The first kind of feels like my head is dizzy, maybe in a carousel of sorts; this sometimes can be pretty intense. The other sensation is akin to a snake being charmed by one of those people playing the flute lol. My head can feel propped up on a stick, rigidly swaying ever so slightly either side to side or in circles. I have noted that this does occur when I seem to be getting 'locked in' to a pretty good rhythm of being focused on my breath, noticing the emptiness between breaths and staying with it, in and out, in and out. But this sensation can by too much at times and I open my eyes and or just quit the session.
Any insight would be greatly appreciates,