One in four people who did meditation has had the experience of being 'offensive meditation'


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It is meditation that is thought to have positive effects such as relaxing, but studies have shown that in some cases this is not the case. A research team at the University of London surveyed meditation experts and found that one in four people had an unpleasant experience during meditation.

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Marco Schlosser, a researcher at the University of London University College of Brain Science and Psychiatry, conducted an online survey of people who had meditated for at least two months. Except for unanswered people and people who did yoga instead of meditation, we got 1232 data.

Among them, 315 (25.6%) answered, 'I have had an unpleasant experience during meditation.' Among those who responded, 28.5% of male respondents and 23% of female respondents. In addition, 22% said that they had unpleasant experiences and 22% said that they had 'religious conviction', while 30.6% said they 'do not have any conviction'. Is attached.

This survey does not seek to conclude prematurely on the potential adverse effects of meditation, and the details of 'what was the unpleasant experience?' And that the respondent has no mental health problems I have not stepped into the question.

However, on the premise that meditation is a good thing, there are many studies that focus only on benefits, and it is thought that it may be useful in the future to delve into this area.

by Jared Rice

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