Muscle Twitches And Contractions During CMR
This afternoon I have just finished a 30 minute session of CMR. Immediately when I started I felt little muscle contractions/twitches in my left upper leg and they stayed for the whole session.
And at the end, I guess at minute 20 or so, I suddenly got spontaneous contractions of my rectum/anus. I got frightened and immediately stopped my session. These anal contractions last only for seconds and I "got awake" when I got them. Before I got these contractions I was in a kind of twilight zone / slumber.
I know that these signs of muscle twitches and contractions and also the fast rectum/anal contractions are signs of Kundalini activation.
My question to you is :
Is it true that CMR can activate Kundalini and Kundalini symptoms?
For example, it is known that other kinds of meditation such as Transcendental Meditation also gives these twitches and contractions and Transcendental Meditation can also cause awakening of Kundalini. I have always thought that these things were the result of the mantras they use. I thought that CMR could not have these effects, because it is done in a natural way and without mantra.
I hope you can explain this to me.
Thank you in advance.
Leandro, twitches can indeed occur during a CMR session, though no other CMR practitioner has ever mentioned this particular
type of physical contraction at the base of the torso.
I referred the kundalini and TM aspect of your question to a qualified TM teacher for his comment. The response indicates that kundalini is not something that is discussed in detail in the TM teacher courses, and that there does seem to be a lot of speculation and assumption in regard to that aspect of the human energy systems. I myself do not get involved in those kinds of 'spiritual practices' - either as a practice or as a topic to read up about.
I share your assumptions that because CMR does not involve the use of a mantra, the effects of which we simply do not truly know, CMR provides a very natural way of giving the mind some rest from obsessive thinking, while remaining awake. Because it is so natural, and allows the mind-body system to follow its own natural tendencies to settle down, some stresses are able to be released. This then results in improved functioning in the entire mind-body system. In a way, this is how sleep works too, though in a non-awake state of mind. The rest gained during sleep refreshes the system so that it can function properly when awake.
If you continue to have discomfort of any kind, consider reducing the CMR session time. I suggest you cut it back to 15 minutes per session, and then, if things are again comfortable, gradually increase the time by roughly a minute each day. The sessions should be both comfortable and easy.
Please keep me posted on your progress.