What causes hallucinations and sounds while meditating?

If you spend any amount of time on any meditation forum, you will see posts such as the following:

  • On very rare occasions I start hallucinating during meditation.
  • Does everybody experience hallucinations, replayed memories and imagery during meditation?
  • Does anyone here experience visual hallucinations while meditating?
  • I … Continue reading

Sex and Meditation

This post may be a little… weird and awkward, and you may learn more information about me than you’ll ever want to know. It also may be slightly NSFW, and its slightly opinionated, so feel free to disagree with anything, but I feel like a post like this is necessary.

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What you can expect from meditation?

You want to start meditation, but are unsure what to expect from it. The truth is, everyone experiences meditation differently. Your experience will differ from someone else. So what can you experience? Read on.

Pain/discomfort

“Pain first?” you may ask yourself, “are you trying to scare me?” No, just being … Continue reading

The “Right Way” to Meditate

Online, you will see websites and youtube videos that say “Meditate the right way” or “The right way to meditate.” They usually then give you a technique and instructions. Is this, however, the right way to meditate?

The way I see it is this. There is no universal “right way” … Continue reading

Meditation Vs. Sleep

When a meditator asks a non-meditator whether or not they meditate, they will occasionally joke by saying “Yes, every night, I zone out for about 8 hours.” In other words, they say that meditation is simply a form of sleep. Although they both recharge and relax the body, sleep and … Continue reading

Is Meditation Hard?

Learning meditation is not hard, a simple Google or Bing search can give you plenty of techniques. Even clicking the “Meditation Techniques” category on this page can give you techniques. However, many people say that they can’t practice meditation because “its too hard.” So is it … Continue reading

Why Meditate?

To conclude the 5 w’s section, you might be asking, “Why should I meditate?”

Allow me to answer that question with another question: “Why not?”

No seriously? Why not? Meditation can really only help you, there’s not many, if any, negative side-effects. If it can only help you, why not … Continue reading

Meditating with Music: Harmful or Helpful?

I am everywhere on the internet. On the internet, there seems to be an argument over whether or not meditating with music playing in the background is helpful or harmful. Some people say that it relaxes the mind and body quicker, while others say it is a distraction, and will … Continue reading

When can you Meditate?

This question is simple to answer. You can meditate at anytime that is comfortable for you. This could be in the morning, afternoon, or evening. You can meditate once a day, or twice a day, or more if you are up for it.

Some websites that you should meditate around … Continue reading

What is meditation?

This is a tough question. Meditation is different for everyone. According to dictionary.com meditating is:

 

  • Buddhism & Hinduism To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object.
  • To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
  • To … Continue reading