If you’ve ever tried to meditate, you know that it’s not always easy to clear your mind and focus on your breath.
In fact, it can be downright difficult. But if you can stick with it, the rewards are well worth it. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus and concentration, and promote overall well-being.
But how do you know if you’re doing it right? How can you tell if you’re in a deep meditation? Here are six tell-tale signs:
1. Your Breathing Will Become Slow and Deep.
You also may feel like you’re floating or that your body is very heavy.
Your mind will be calm and free of thoughts, or you may experience what’s known as “monkey mind” where your thoughts are racing but you’re still able to focus on your breath.
If you are feeling any pain in your body, it will likely disappear.
You may see colors or lights, or you may have visions. These are all normal experiences during meditation.
2. Your Skin May Feel Tingling or Like It’s Vibrating.
You also may see colors or images behind your closed eyelids.
Deep meditation is a state of complete relaxation, both physically and mentally. If you find yourself falling asleep during meditation, it’s likely because you’re in too deep of a state.
It is amazing that our skin can tingle or feel like it’s vibrating when we are meditating. This is due to the increased blood flow and energy moving through our bodies.
3. You Feel More Relaxed and Maybe Even a Little Bit Lighter.
When you’re in a deep meditation, it’s common to feel a sense of relaxation wash over you.
Your body may feel lighter and more at ease. You may even feel like you’re floating. This is all totally normal and is a sign that you’re doing it right!
4. Your Senses Are Heightened.
Have you ever noticed how things just seem better after a meditation session? The colors seem brighter, the sounds sharper, tastes sweeter?
That’s because when we meditate, we tap into a deeper level of consciousness where we are more attuned to our surroundings.
5. Time Seems to Either Speed Up or Slow Down.
Another side effect of mediation is that our perception of time can change. We may find that an hour feels like 10 minutes or that 10 minutes feels like an hour.
Or we may lose all sense of time altogether and just be present in the moment.
6. You Emerge Feeling Refreshed and Rejuvenated.
Meditation enables our bodies to reach a state of deep rest where we can heal both physically and emotionally.
After a long day of work or juggling a million different tasks, taking some time for a quick meditation can work wonders for our energy levels and overall mood!
At first glance, meditation may not seem like much fun. But if you can push through the initial discomfort, you may find yourself enjoying some pretty amazing benefits!
And when it comes to getting the most out of your meditation practice, certain signs let you know you’re doing it right—like feeling more relaxed, lighter, and at ease; heightened senses; or losing all sense of time altogether!
So next time you find yourself struggling to clear your mind during mediation, just remember that these challenges are normal…and they mean you’re doing it right!