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Why do I get giddiness while trying to meditate?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Giddiness
This depends on the type of meditation you're doing -- which i don't know.
For instance, if using rapid, deep breathing in meditation you could hyperventilate and become dizzy ["giddy"]. Or, you could be sitting in a position that constricts blood flow somehow [crossed legs, etc]. For some people, meditation can be difficult because they rely on external orienting stimuli to feel grounded.

In brief: Giddiness
This depends on the type of meditation you're doing -- which i don't know.
For instance, if using rapid, deep breathing in meditation you could hyperventilate and become dizzy ["giddy"]. Or, you could be sitting in a position that constricts blood flow somehow [crossed legs, etc]. For some people, meditation can be difficult because they rely on external orienting stimuli to feel grounded.
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