I've spent quite some time Googling this and I haven't come up with much so I'm wondering if any of you have any insight you might share with me.. I'm quite afraid to meditate because I just don't understand what's happening.
I first started meditating 5 years ago. Within a couple minutes I would fall into a deep trance-like state. My breathing slows way down and my body pulsates with energy. My eyes are glued shut and become really heavy and I feel this strong pulling sensation around my eyes. This is the part that I'm unsure of - within minutes my body becomes completely paralyzed - I can't move my hands or legs and my head tips backwards involuntarily like I'm being directed to look upwards. I feel very happy, but kind of afraid. If I stay like this I feel like I'm being pulled out of my body towards the sky. This happens every single time I try to meditate, but I often stop it before it gets to this point. I usually start panicking and tell my fingers to wake up and eventually I can move them a little bit and within a couple minutes my body is back to normal. What I'm wondering is am I doing something wrong, or is this what happens to most people?
I first started meditating by visualizing my chakras but now I don't really concentrate on anything, I just sit with my palms upwards and breathe for a minute and this happens.
Any explanations/ideas would be great! Thanks