December 2, 2022
Ask Deepak

Neck Movement in Meditation.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question: 

Hello Deepak! I have been meditating for 6 months,3-5 times a week for 30 minutes a day. From the start, it has been very easy for me to meditate and my mind goes quite fast. But as soon as I start my breathing meditation, my breathing slows down or stops, my head moves by itself, sideways, backwards and sometimes my head moves really fast. It doesn’t bother me and I am able to continue meditating. A few months ago I started asking myself questions, let’s say asking for an advice and my head would nod a YES or a NO by itself. Now my question is, who is answering me and who is moving my head? Is it me? my higher self? Please help me to understand. Thank you very much.

Response:

The spontaneous movements of the body during meditation are the byproducts of the physical release process that accompanies the mental release happening in consciousness. They don’t have a meaning or value apart from this release of stress aspect. The head and neck responses you get from your questions are not likely to be helpful because your physical release process already has your body in a highly suggestible state, and you are introducing your subconscious expectations into that along with your questions. It will not give you reliable guidance, and it will interfere with the natural process of stress release which is an important benefit of meditation.

Love,

Deepak

Write Your Comment

Reach your highest potential and a deeper understanding of self with Deepak Chopra’s groundbreaking guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga.
January 3, 2023
Scroll Up