Hi all, I've been doing some mindfulness meditations when I go to bed at night. This particular one involves focusing on different body parts and the sensations you are feeling in them. I find it quite relaxing, and really interesting how powerful the effect of putting your attention on an area can be. I've been finding that often, when I focus on a body part, it will start to hurt. I wonder if this is because when I focus on it, I'm paying extra attention to all the neural signals coming from it, which naturally amplifies their importance in my brain. I think I'm conditioned to feel and expect pain (at least from certain body parts) so in the absence of any other information, my brain is interpreting the signals as pain. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced anything similar? I'm going to try and bring in some more self-directed lovingkindness into my meditation, so that when I focus on a body part I tell myself it feels comfortable and good, so that hopefully I can begin to expect positive sensations rather than physical ones, but I wondered if anyone had any tips.