When beginning the practice, fix your awareness
and concentrate it in the palm or at the fingertips, Initially, you
may not be aware of any feeling there, but after continuing the practice
a while, sensations will be felt such as a feeling of warmth in the
palm or fingers, or a vague thrill like an electric flux in the fingers,
palm, or arm.
Any such feeling arises and ceases from moment to moment. When you
become aware of such feeling, you should then concentrate your mind
continuously on the feeling. The more intensely you concentrate, the
stronger will the feeling become.
The feeling will then gradually extend along the
arm towards the chest. When it does reach the chest, you may note
various other kinds of sensation arising; the chest may feel tight
or stiff, or you may feel a headache or dizziness.
The prickling sensation in the chest may feel like something pricking
in and out very rapidly in the center of the chest.
Concentrate on this feeling. Even if you feel that it hurts, try to
comprehend it - do not stop. The more you concentrate on it, the stronger
will the feeling become.
The prickling sensation in the chest will subsequently
be felt to pierce straight through to the back, and from there, to
move upward like a blowing wind to the back of the head, the top of
the head, the forehead, the eyebrows, to emerge from there.
When these sensations are observed, you may also feel pain in the
head. Do not, however, stop concentrating.
Apart from the sitting, one can practice meditation
in other postures. One can practice meditation standing, walking,
lying down, and even while performing miscellaneous other minor movements
of the body.