Practicing Sahaja Yoga & related health benefits
The health benefits of Sahaja Yoga have been documented by medical doctors and psychologists, and confirmed by clinical studies and research. Many also got cured of ailments such as high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, cancer etc.
Multiple studies have been conducted to research on the effects of Sahaja Yoga on the physical health. Below is an excerpt from an article published in THE INDIAN EXPRESS on 23 july 1996.
Dr. Madhur Rai has researched at the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, on the role of Sahaja Yoga in the treatment of psychosomatic diseases. — He maintains that while with the advancement of the medical sciences, infectious diseases have been wiped out and heart and kidney transplants are quite successful, scientists have yet to find an answer for the treatment of psychosomatic diseases which are on the increase in the developed as well as the developing countries. Some such diseases are hypertension, migraine, bronchial asthma, epilepsy and others.
“The doctor of today practicing modern allopathic medicine has entered a stage of super speciality whereby they appoint separate parts of the body to be treated by a specialist. Due to this approach doctors are not able to view disease as a disturbance to the whole organism. They treat a particular part of the body without taking into consideration the psychological and social aspects of the patients illness”, says Rai. ” One could be physically fit, but emotional problems or social isolation could make a person very sick.”
He advises recourse to the ancient Indian scriptures like the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, that mentioned yoga as the most essential technique to keep the body and mind healthy. This is true even today but there is a need for integration that is not merely inner but covers external life as well. “For yoga to be more relevant today, it needs to touch both the physical and mental aspects of health, which is encapsulated in the Sahaja Yoga. This science borders on all that which one is born with,” says he.
With awakening of kundalini energy the subtle cool vibrations start flowing from both palms and the top of the head.
In this vibratory awareness, one can feel which energy centres(chakras) are blocked, and can also work out the correction of these chakras to cure different ailments.
To verify some of the claims of Sahaja Yoga, a systematic research study was organised in the physiology and medicine department of Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals in New Delhi.
The research projects studied were psychological effects of Kundalini awakening by Sahaja Yoga and the effect of Sahaj practise on psychosomatic diseases like hypertension and bronchial asthma.
Another study conducted in Russia by Institute of Medical and Biological Kibernetics, Siberian Department, Russian Academy of Sciences compared the brain activities of a group of Sahaja Yoga meditators along with non-meditators during a training session. Upon an analysis of the electroencephalographic maps of brain activity, the study found much lower level of stress and well-correlated brain activity in the Sahaja Yoga meditators compared to the rest of the control group.
“If you have to treat a tree and you start putting medicines on the leaves, it will never be cured. You have to go to the roots.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.