SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN SAHAJA YOGA

Yoga has been known to mankind for thousands of years and it is believed to have a deep, positive effect on a person’s health, creativity, emotions and on many other aspects. There are many miraculous stories – some of which were not able to go through scientific verification due to their time.

 

Sahaja Yoga has been discovered in the 20th century and its effects have been proved scientifically for the first time in the history of yoga. Numerous research has been conducted on Sahaja Yoga in the fields of neurophysiology, sociology an deven in chemistry and agriculture. Such research verified the positive effects of Sahaja  Yoga scientifically. Findings have been verified with individual experiences in Sahaja Yoga as well. Researches were carried out in many countries starting with India, Australia and Russia.

 

A summary of the researches has been provided below. To view the entire details kindly visit the links under the titles.
You might also want to read the article showing how yogis thousands of years ago knew of some views discovered by modern medicine.

 

Sahaja Yoga: A scientific approach to ancient Indian scriptures
Popular Science, December 2001, pgs 45-48

 

You can view some examples as grouped in four categories:

 

1. The effects of Sahaja Yoga meditation on human health and physiology

2. Health benefits of Sahaja  Yoga

 

3. Effects on non-living things (yes, the effect of vibrations – like the positive energy that spreads during meditation was even recorded in non-living matter!)

 

4. Ecological research

 

 

Full Texts of Researches on The Effects of Sahaja Yoga


• Medical research:

 

Researching Meditation. Clinical applications in healthcare. Diversity Maganize vol.2, No 5 (June 2001)

 

Why Meditation? Australian Family Physician Vol. 29, No 12 (December 2000), p. 1135-1138

 

A Meditative Approach to Menopause. The Weekend Australian, Edition 1, 13 July 2002.

 

Sahaja yoga in the management of moderate to severe asthma: a randomised controlled trial
Thorax vol. 57, p. 110–115 (2002)

 

Sahaja Yoga Meditation as a Family Treatment Programme for Children with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1359–1045 (200410) 9:4

 

Effect of Sahaja Yoga meditation and vibrations on the immunological parameters of blood
Proceedings of 2nd International Conference “Moral. Health. Peace: East-West”, St. Petersburg 19-20 September 1995

 

Effect of Sahaj Yoga on neuro-cognitive functions in patients suffering from major depression
Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology


• Neurophysiology:

Non-linear dynamic complexity of the human EEG during meditation
Neuroscience Letters 330 (2002) 143–146

 

Human anterior and frontal midline theta and lower alpha reflect emotionally positive state and internalized attention: high-resolution EEG investigation of meditation
Neuroscience Letters 310 (2001) 57–60

 

Effect of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on the Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP) and Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) in Epileptics
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Vol. 25 (2000) p. 1-12


• Sociology:

 

Socio-Psychological Study of the Sahaja Yoga Phenomenon
Proceedings of 2nd International Conference “Moral. Health. Peace: East-West”, St. Petersburg 19-20 September 1995

 

• Chemistry:

 

Research on the effect of vibrations in water
Proceedings of 2nd International Conference “Moral. Health. Peace: East-West”, St. Petersburg 19-20 September 1995

 

• Even though the following article isn’t directly about Sahaja Yoga, it does describe “Sahaja”, which is an ancient concept, with the vision of a psychiatrist

 

Sahaja: An Indian Ideal of Mental Health
Psychiatry, Vol. 38 (1975) p. 1-10