Meditation “after glow”?

Meditation “after glow”?

Question by antianmu: Meditation “after glow”?
I’ve recently become a Nichiren Buddhist (SGI) and today I started chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo and meditating. I noticed after I finished that I felt incredibly different, almost euphoric. Has anyone else here experienced this sort of “after glow”?
Hahahaha. Nice. No, I can say for sure it wasn’t that. :p
“Don’t get caught up in it.”

Indeed, I’d be missing the whole point of Buddhism if I were to fall into that trap.

Best answer:

Answer by Can We Be Bestest Friends?
Its because you were holding your breath without realizing. It was lightheadedness, don’t worry the oxygen will start flowing back to your brain shortly.

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  1. Upasakha JasonAug 17, 2011

    Yes. It’s a passing mental state. Just watching arise, stay for a while, then go. It’s transient. Don’t get caught up in it.

  2. ..:: I AM ::..Aug 17, 2011

    Yes. That comes from any decent meditation session, though, not just the particular one that you described.

    Meditation is not only good for the soul, but it is also good for the body. Numerous scientific studies have shown that meditation helps to lower blood pressure, relieve stress & anxiety, boost the immune system and so much more. I’m sure if you do a quick Google search you will find a number of articles on the health benefits of meditation.

    The inside is reflected on the outside. 😉

  3. ginaglocksenfanAug 17, 2011

    Yeah, I don’t do the chanting, I just do he quiet meditation. I do get that feeling. Kind of like your just waking up. Now I have to do it for a few minutes or I don’t get the feeling.

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