Sometimes when I meditate I get a really ticklish sensation in my heart area – it simultaneously makes me want to laugh but there is also sense of anxiety or fear attached to it. If I keep sitting – I just feel like my heart has opened up and I feel a part of me is very vulnerable/scared, but at the same time another part of me feels very soothed. What could this mean?
One can have almost any type of physical sensation during meditation in any area of the body. Because the mind and body are so closely connected, when the mind experiences more expansion in meditation, the body gains a deep enough state of rest to normalize any imbalances that may be stored in the body. The ticklish sensation in your heart just means that some normalization is occurring there, allowing for a more full expression of your emotions. The sense of anxiety or fear is a by-product of that clearing process. Don’t give these sensations and feelings too much importance. It is a valuable process, but don’t focus on it; simply return to the meditation process.
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