Meditation Might Worsen Anxiety: Study

There are various types of meditation and the most common one is mindfulness, which means simply focusing on the present moments, thoughts and feelings.

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Whenever we feel stressed or anxious, the first thing that comes to our mind or is advised by others is to try doing some meditation.

You must have realised it for yourself that nothing feels better than listening to calming meditation music when you feel anxious. But in realilty, do these things actually relieve our stress or make it worse? A study has to say something different.

The study
According to a report published in the outlet New Scientists, about 1 in 12 people who try meditation, experience an unwanted negative effect, which is usually a worsening in depression or anxiety, or sometimes even the onset of conditions for the first time, according to the first systematic review of the evidence.

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Types of meditation

There are various types of meditation and the most common one is mindfulness, which means simply focusing on the present moments, thoughts and feelings.

While this might seem like the perfect way of getting your daily dose of optimism, it isn’t always the case.

According to a study, people were left feeling a bit delusional post-meditation. According to another study, many people experienced delusional, irrational and paranormal thoughts after meditation.

Though it’s still unclear how it happens.

But this should not stop one from giving meditation a shot. One must try it and go for guided meditation, which is a much safer and better experience.

Meditation might worsen anxiety: Study

Whenever we feel stressed or anxious, the first thing that comes to our mind or is advised by others is to try doing some meditation. You must have realised it for yourself that nothing feels better than listening to calming meditation music when you feel anxious.

But in reality, do these things actually relieve our stress or make it worse? A study has to say something different.

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The study

According to a report published in the outlet New Scientists, about 1 in 12 people who try meditation, experience an unwanted negative effect, which is usually a worsening in depression or anxiety, or sometimes even the onset of conditions for the first time, according to the first systematic review of the evidence.

Types of meditation

There are various types of meditation and the most common one is mindfulness, which means simply focusing on the present moments, thoughts and feelings.

While this might seem like the perfect way of getting your daily dose of optimism, it isn’t always the case.

According to a study, people were left feeling a bit delusional post-meditation. According to another study, many people experienced delusional, irrational and paranormal thoughts after meditation.Though it’s still unclear how it happens.

But this should not stop one from giving meditation a shot. One must try it and go for guided meditation, which is a much safer and better experience

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