A survey result that the ego increases markedly after meditation and yoga


A survey result was announced that as a result of practicing meditation and yoga, which is said to be useful for letting go of the ego (ego), conversely, the feeling of self-elevation feeling that "I am above average" becomes large.

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In Buddhism, it is taught that meditation is useful for overcoming ego, but on the other hand psychologistsWilliam JamesArgues that "training some skill will encourage self-enhancement". This "self uplifting" means to be confident about what you are confident of. It was done by the University of Mannheim in GermanyAlso in researchResearch results supporting James's theory are shown.

Then, researchers at the University of Southampton conducted a 15-week survey on 93 yoga students and periodically evaluated the feeling of self-elevation. At this time, the evaluation was divided into items such as "How do you compare yourself compared to other average yoga students" to the subjects, the subjects such as "I knew well about good business and practiced it" A self - assessment of self - esteem tendency and a method to ask subjects about the height of self - esteem.

As a result, it was found that the yoga students' self-elevation level after yoga was significantly higher than 24 hours before yoga was conducted.


Subsequently, researchers gathered 162 subjects training meditation from the meditation group of Facebook and conducted a survey, which revealed that meditation has the same effect as self-elevation brought by yoga. In other words, subjects who completed 1 hour meditation had a higher sense of self-elevation compared to 24 hours before meditation, "I have no prejudice compared to the average student who is participating in this study He said that he had a tendency to evaluate himself.

Also,Well-beingThe survey was conducted on two scales: "Satisfaction scale for life" and "Happiness theory well-being". Happiness theory well-being is a method of evaluating well-being based on autonomy, environmental control, personal growth, active relationship with others, purpose of life, etc. Then the feeling of well-being was strengthening with the feeling of self-uplifting, and it was shown that there is a relation between well-being obtained by meditation and self-elevation.

"Although quitting ego is the core element of yoga philosophy and Buddhism, we need to reconsider based on the results of this survey." "Furthermore, it is necessary to quell the ego as being a merit of well-being obtained by physical and mental training In contrast, in contrast, our study showed that mental and physical exercises boosted self-enhancement and increased the sense of well-being, "the researcher says.

However, there was a possibility that yoga students who were subjects of the research and those who were doing meditation practiced "in a false manner".Research conducted in GermanyIt is clear that Buddhist practitioners in Europe have failed in selfless practice. It is said that many non-Buddhist yoga practitioners tend to do yoga to improve self-improvement and anxiety.


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