Meditation is a popular form of self-care that has many benefits, including improved concentration and focus, reduced anxiety and depression, better sleep quality, and improved mood. But it also can trigger heightened emotions, and even crying.
So, what does it mean when you start crying during meditation?
One explanation is that crying during meditation may be a sign that you are letting go of pent up emotions. This can be beneficial, as it helps you to release long-suppressed emotions and move into a more positive place in your life.
Another possible reason for crying during meditation is that it is a reflection of feelings of love and connection. Often, we think of ourselves as isolated or alone, and the practice of meditation can help us realize that we are not.
However, crying during meditation can also be a sign of pain and sadness. It can be a retraumatizing experience, so it’s important to know how to cope with these feelings and deal with them in a healthy way.
If you find that you are feeling retraumatized after crying during meditation, don’t hesitate to contact a professional for support. You can also try to take some time for reflection afterward to process your experience and feel more comfortable with your emotions.
Remember, meditation is a personal journey that doesn’t always work for everyone. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different forms of practice and find what works best for you!