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Head Pressure During Meditation


I have been meditating for quite a while and have experienced various things. One of them is feeling pressure in the head and as if my jaw area is going to explode. The type of meditation I do is being aware or mindful of my breath. Also, I constantly feel my body shaking (like shivering- though I don't feel cold). I also often feel very warm inside my body. I would appreciate it very much if someone could advice me what to do about it as it is uncomfortable when some of these symptoms arise.

By the way, I am not aware of any spirit guide. So I would like to deal with this situation using any techniques which need to be practiced when this sort of thing comes up. It comes in the way of the practice and somewhat deters me from going any beyond.

Also, I know many people praise the practice of meditation. I personally like this practice very much and have appreciated doing it from quite a young age. However, when I go further in this path, I often feel, I lacks motivation to do things I normally do in day to day life. In fact what I feel is like I need to spend my whole life going on this spiritual path. (I am not Christian though - but respect every religion). This can get very depressing.

Would someone also be able to elaborate on what is means to "open" the third eye. Does everyone who has opened it see spirits? If someone has the ability to see the future, does it mean that person has always opened his third eye.

The type of meditation I do comes from a Buddhist practice known as Anapanasati.

Thanks all for reading

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tamra vajra (guest)
6 years ago (2018-08-15)
It seems to me that you are too tense when you meditate and probably too much in the head area.
You could try to change focus, maybe on the belly area, which is quite away from the head.
And maybe just relax, take it easy, as the Buddha said, not too tense, not to relaxed like a guitar string!

If meditation makes you feel depressed, I advice you to learn from a meditation teacher
Timfaraos (131 posts)
9 years ago (2015-01-26)
MEDITATION comes from pride: ' I want to experience something supernatural!'. That's why it opens the door to demons! On the contrary, PRAYER comes from humility: 'I, a sinful human, stand before You, the Almighty God in prayer...'. That's why it opens the door to God and His Angels! (But don't waste your time praying with pride: 'Listen to my prayer God, because i'm so holy, a chosen one!'. Because God won't listen! And you might see a demon disguised as an 'angel', or worse, you might get posessed...). It's like someone storming into the prime minister's office, and shouting: 'Mr. Prime minister, I want to tell you...!' He'll only get kicked out! And maybe locked up... God resists the proud person, but He guides and protects the humble and the afflicted... That's why when a person is in pain or suffering, God is all ears, especially if it's a child or an innocent! It's a law of the universe! You have to be careful how you approach Divinity, not as you want or feel like. Think about it! God bless! Timfaraos [at]
Gayatrishiva (7 posts)
12 years ago (2012-05-12)
Hello discoverer,

What you are expereincing is Kundalini shakti and its nothing but the initial stage in meditation when you do any meditation including anapanasati. Its the Karmas which ar releasing out of the body which makes the kundalini shakto to rise up the spine and one feels the whole body vibrations and shaking. Dont worry it'll go off after sometime. If you want to talk about it further you can email me aypviji [at]

I have also done Vippasana and I teach yoga and meditation.
Onawingandaprayer (30 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-27)
Hello Discoverer

Opening of the "thrid eye" is the opening of pineal (I think I spelt it right!?) gland. DOes this mean you are suddenly a spiritual person, no, what it does do however is begin to open you up to a greater awareness of what is LIFE and what you are.

Within that expanding knowledge of what is around you and of life itself, you may begin to remember GIFTS that have been bestowed upon ALL humans. Why some become aware of them and not others is all part of the mystery of spirituality and life. Remember what happens to one person isn't necessarily going to happen to another.

I cannot see "spirits" I FEEL energy, I feel energy shifts when there are OTHERS" around me. I am not clairvoyant so this is not what I am required to know in the greater scheme of things.

I have friends who are clairvoyant and are trying to come to terms with what it all means. The daughter of a lady I know here in Dubai can see the auras of an individual as clear as we see the sun or stars. Why does she have this gift...

My friend we each have our own path to follow and yet in the end they all merge into one for a "globlized view" for lack of a better phrase, each with our jobs or roles, some are teachers, soe are bankers, soe fly airplanes, some heal with a touch, others ponder philosophy and send forth words of wisdom for future generations to read. This is all part of the greater ideal of how we all fit into the "ONENESS" of who we are.

The opening of the pineal or the 3rd eye is the starting point to your journey into increased awareness or if you feel your spiritual journey.

Others who can use their 3rd eye as a viewing portal can probabl;y explain more, for me it is a gateway to my expanding awareness of life, I cannot see much through it, but then again I haven't tried to either. I use what is within to help and guide me along my journey.

As for your pains during meditation, well are you trying to induce images or experiences or just letting things "flow" I experienced the same thing until I realized I was trying to "induce" my results. When I stopped this and just let things flow things were much better...

My two cents worht, have a great day

rolf (1 posts)
12 years ago (2012-03-26)
You are receiving indications that actually this type of medication is not good for you. Not many people are sensitive enough for this, but it seems you are. Also, the fact that you feel that you become too passive by meditation - or loose interest in life - supports the need for you to take the spiritual capacity you have and to actively engage it. For you medication is not something that will advance you, but can hinder you. We are not al the same, and you are indeed fortunate you have no need of further meditation.
Trust in your life and capacity and you will find what you need. Best!

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