2 years ago, I was meditating for about 2 hours a day and was rapidly transitioning to a higher vibration when all of the sudden, I was slammed back by a force of energy back into my chair. Since then I havent been able to get as deep into meditation as I did before then. Im not sure what happened, but feel some kind of a block happened. Has anyone else experienced this or know what happened?

  • What was happening up until you reached that wall? Could you describe your mental state? Also, what sort of practice were you doing?
    – user698
    Sep 3, 2017 at 12:19
  • @Laurie Smith-Waterman. Hello and welcome to Buddhism SE. Question has been closed as it does not relate to Buddhism but merely meditation in general. Please edit and clarify further in your post.
    – user2424
    Sep 3, 2017 at 16:07
  • Honestly, this sounds like an encounter with mu. I think this question could be reopened provided that additional information regarding technique was provided.
    – user698
    Sep 5, 2017 at 12:59

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If your breathing, body & mind are currently functioning normally, I would forget about it because your question is an example of 'attachment', which Buddhism teaches to let go of.

Naturally, I can't say exactly what happened, whether the cause was purely mental (a cathartic emotion); or otherwise purely energetic due to some kind of (non-Buddhist) yogic energy manipulation? But obviously what you regarded as "deep" was merely something unnaturally forced & temporary. It sounds like you pushed to some kind of limit in your energetic-breathing-nervous-system due to non-Buddhist yogic practice.

You should ensure your breathing is currently normal because excessive yogic practises can bring harm to the body, breathing & nervous system.

Buddhist meditation has its foundation in letting-go & non-attachment rather than pushing or manipulating.

Below is an example of a yoga practice called 'pranayama', which is a deliberate controlling of breathing:

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