Ask Deepak: Head Turning in Meditation


When I meditate twice a day, my head always turns to the left. I don’t do this intentionally; I just suddenly realize my head is turned. It happens almost every time for a number of years now. I have been meditating 40+ years. Can you explain why this happens? 



The muscles and other soft tissue in your neck has stored some old trauma and now as it is being released in meditation, the muscles are contracting and expanding as a way to facilitate that release. Don’t pay it any attention. It will eventually go away when the old trauma has healed.