What Meditation Is Supposed to Feel Like

 If you’re new to meditating, you’re probably still wondering what the heck you’re doing. After all, sitting down in a quiet and comfortable area with mala beads in your hand as you take deep breaths can feel quite weird.

Since your mind, body, and soul are so used to fog and radio waves consuming your life, shutting it all down for some rest and relaxation takes a bit of practice. So, you may find yourself peeking open one eye wondering if this is what meditation is supposed to feel like.

As a rule of thumb, once you reach that level of deep meditation, you’ll know. However, for some reassurance, here is what meditation is like.

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Meditation feels like….

You may experience some, all or none of these meditation feelings – and that’s completely normal. Everyone is different.


You’ve escaped to a different world

When your mind goes into deep meditation, you get this overwhelming feeling like you’re not even on this planet. It doesn’t matter where you are, what’s going on around you or who’s there because you aren’t there. You’re somewhere else and that’s what matters.


There’s nothing else for you to do

Another common feeling associated with deep meditation is the feeling of having to do nothing. It doesn’t matter how long your chore list is, how many errands you have to run, or how behind you are in schedule. You feel like there’s nothing else for you to do other than breathe.


You’re watching a movie

Once you get into deep meditation, it can feel like you’re watching a movie. You may start to see things in your mind or imagine scenery that makes you feel at ease, birds chirping, ocean waves splashing – who knows. It’s a new movie every time.


The most calming state possible

The level of calmness you experience through meditation is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. You likely don’t even know this type of calming state is even a thing because people who don’t meditate regularly have never experienced it. It’s the type of calm that can’t be described. Think of the way your happy place feels and times that by a million. That’s what meditation feels like.


Uncontrollable physical sensations

You may also feel sensations that you have no idea where they’re coming from. Don’t panic and more importantly, don’t break your meditation. This is completely normal. Many people who meditate feel tickling sensations, temperature changes, twitching, spontaneous movements, etc. Just go with it. It’s normal.


Meditation sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it? Grab your mala beads and slip into your very own zen den. Once you learn how to get into deep meditation
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