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Why do I experience headaches and a bad mood after I meditate ?

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This reaction of headaches and irritability after meditation is almost always due to coming out of that silent state too quickly. The discomfort and bad mood is from the unfinished process of stress release that is still continuing after meditation. Even if you don’t feel especially deep at the end of your practice, it is important not to jump up immediately into activity.

Take at least 2 or 3 minutes to transition gradually into activity before you open your eyes and stand up. If you feel that you are releasing a lot of old conditioning, then take even longer to come out of meditation. Even lie down and rest for five minutes if you feel like it. That transition period will allow the residual stress to dissipate and you can then get up feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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