Balloon head

Vanessa m Johnson, modified 7 Months ago at 8/26/23 6:06 PM
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Balloon head

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I had an awesome experience while meditating. I'm pretty sure it was single pointed jhana practice but I was also listening to a Mahasi Sayadaw guided meditation on youtube. 

I'm uncertain how I got there but my body disappeared and a white balloon was located where my head should be, no head no body, just the balloon that expanded with the in breath and deflated with the out breath. It lasted 3 to 15 min, I meditate laying down and fell asleep after. I had deep equanimity after for days. 

I'm a DIY noob, just starting to get mediocre at the jhanas. 

I'm open to all guidance. 

thanks

​​​​​​​I searched "balloon head" and couldn't find anything.
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Chris M, modified 7 Months ago at 8/26/23 7:07 PM
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RE: Balloon head

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I had ballon head a lot early in my practice. Glad you mentioned it. 
Vanessa m Johnson, modified 7 Months ago at 8/26/23 7:51 PM
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RE: Balloon head

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Chris M
I had ballon head a lot early in my practice. Glad you mentioned it. 

Cool, do you have a suggestion as to what Jhana would correlate? I think I accidentally achieved a cessation beyond my skill set.

​​​​​​​Looking forward to being able to do it again.
User 08, modified 7 Months ago at 8/27/23 10:37 AM
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RE: Balloon head

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All sorts of weird stuff happens while meditating. It's just another thing to let go and move on from.
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Dream Walker, modified 7 Months ago at 8/27/23 12:21 PM
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RE: Balloon head

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google this to search the Dho - 
site:www.dharmaoverground.org balloon [or whatever you wanna find]

Here you go - 
Interoception, Proprioception, Cortical homunculus, Body distortions

The oldy but goody definitivey stuff on body distortions.

I went down my own old rabbit hole....
My current beliefs are here - A Framework of Awakening
Good Luck,
~D
Vanessa m Johnson, modified 7 Months ago at 8/27/23 2:00 PM
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RE: Balloon head

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