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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sahajayoga- effective treatment for stress and psychosomatic disorders

Number of researchs and studies have been conducted to testify the claim of utility of sahajayoga in lowering the stress. I have come across a research paper on the study conducted in United States on the subject. I would refer to only the conclusion part of the thesis presented on this study.

Conclusion -

After reviewing literature on the subject, I have discovered convincing evidence that Sahaja Yoga Meditation could be considered as effective medicine for the treatment of stress. I have also found that the treatment of stress could be considered as a means for treating psychosomatic diseases; and that anxiety, depression, work stress, hot flashes, hypertension, asthma, and epilepsy are among those treatable diseases. The data included in this thesis from Sahaja Yoga trials with psychosomatic diseases was gathered from research that was quite limited. It is important to consider the fact that the trials conducted for research were with small numbers of participants and for limited periods of time. Another important aspect to consider is that none of the researchers involved in the studies claimed to have complete expertise in the Science of Sahaja Yoga. One of the outstanding barriers to the use of Sahaja Yoga in a clinical setting is the fact that the Science of Sahaja Yoga is a spiritual experience. I would assess that much more diligent research is needed in order further understand the possibilities involved in using Sahaja Yoga as medicine (Manocha et al., 2003; Rai et al., 1993). My investigation in Sahaja Yoga led me to the hypothesis that Sahaja Yoga Meditation could be useful as medicine. Moreover, the literature shows that Sahaja Yoga Meditation could be considered effective for the treatment of stress and therefore the treatment of psychosomatic diseases.


Stress Management with Sahajayoga Meditation

Stress has become part and parcel of our present day life. Stress is reflected in the form of fear, anxiety, worry, anger, apprehensions and so on. It creastes unkonwingly emotional imbalance within us and leads us to react to any given situation in quite abnoral way. It is observed world over that continuous stres leads to many ailments like headache, indigestions etc.

Consistent stress is considered harmful - physically and mentally also. To overcome stressful situation, one of the wonderful gift to humanity is the " Sahajayoga" by Mataji Nirmadevi. In the process of Sahajayoga kundalini is awakened and what follows is a choice of righeous path in life. It teaches us how to avoid stress, and how to act and react without fear and favour.

Number of reserach studies have been conducted on this issue and it is proved beyond doubt that Sahajayoga meditation can help eliminate stress. Following changes were observed in sahajayogis during meditation and reflected in Electrical Brain Activity.

Electrical Brain Activity-

Electroencephalograph (EEG) reports indicate the following changes in the brain activity during Sahaja Yoga meditation:
1. At the initial stage, on commencing meditation, the alpha brain wave pattern increases, which creates a sense of relaxed awareness.
2. As the meditation progresses the brain activity shifts to long chains of low voltage theta activity signifying deep physiological relaxation as is attained during deep sleep states.
3. And, during a very deep meditation state, the EEG pattern again changes and this time bursts of high efficiency beta peaks occur.I

t appears from all these studies conducted that the human nervous system begins to function in an entirely different way after the Sahaja Yoga meditation practice. Some other dramatic changes clearly reported are:
1. Oxygen consumption decreases within 5 minutes of starting the meditation.
2. Heart rate and respiration rate also decrease.
3. Blood lactate concentration, which is associated with high states of anxiety, also reduces.
4. Adrenalin, which correlates with high blood pressure, drops.
5. The galvanic skin response is a measure of the activity of the sweat glands. This is related to the sympathetic nervous system that regulates the level of tension or relaxation. The Sahaja Yoga practice increases skin resistance thereby significantly reducing tension.
Dr. D Chugh at the Lady Harding Hospital, New Delhi, has conducted these experimental studies.