Tension in chest/heart area

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B Lejon, modified 4 Years ago.

Tension in chest/heart area

Posts: 29 Join Date: 11/27/16 Recent Posts
After overcoming dullness/sleepiness and getting more deeper and relaxed sittings I've now come to a new/the next obstacle, tension in the chest/heart area.

It comes together with sexual thoughts and fantasies so I'm pretty sure it is craving related so my main goal has been "letting go and relax" practice and sometimes it helps sometimes it don't but at the moment I have no better option or idea of what to do.

I consider my self being at stage 4 according the Anapanasati Sutta, though when the tension comes it feels like I fall back to stage 3 and not being able to relax and sometimes I get back to stage for and can continue to relax and relax.

Anyone who have felt anything simular and maybe got a better idea of what it is and how to deal with it skillfully? It is not pain or discomfort but a restlessness tension that I translate as craving but I'm not sure...

Thanks!
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B Lejon, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Tension in chest/heart area

Posts: 29 Join Date: 11/27/16 Recent Posts
I will try to keep my awareness at the tension until it goes away or changes.

Thanks!

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