We would like to invite you to a beautiful music program on this Saturday evening, 20th March at 6pm. Please come with all your family to discover the joy of your spirit with divine music and Sahaja Yoga. Enjoy a spontaneous, unique experience of silencing your thoughts by awakening your inner energy through divine music.
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We all know ourselves and sometimes there is something that has been troubling our meditation for a long time and is still there. Good news! this week’s challenge has started and the goal is to use the cleaning techniques of Sahaja Yoga to really solve it once and for all… in one week!
Let’s start believing in ourselves
Let’s do it but surrender the results
Not to get focus on the techniques, not even in achieving the challenge, but in the meditation, in the connection and the joy of the process to be one with all.
Let’s have fun, it is not homework!
“The body of a human being is a temple of God. But this temple has to be enlightened and has to be auspicious. You have to clear and clean your being completely so it’s a beautiful temple for God to reside.”
What if we missed the previous challenges?
Don’t worry, it’s never too late to begin.
Start with the first challenge, enjoy it for a week and if you like it, keep doing it for the next week challenge and keep going, enjoy it and even comment it. We would like you to share your experiences.
Background. There is very little data describing the long-term health impacts of meditation. Aim. To compare the quality of life and functional health of long-term meditators to that of the normative population in Australia. Method. Using the SF-36 questionnaire and a Meditation Lifestyle Survey, we sampled 343 long-term Australian Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners and compared their scores to those of the normative Australian population. Results. Six SF-36 subscales (bodily pain, general health, mental health, role limitation-emotional, social functioning, and vitality) were significantly better in meditators compared to the national norms whereas two of the subscales (role limitation-physical, physical functioning) were not significantly different. A substantial correlation between frequency of mental silence experience and the vitality, general health, and especially mental health subscales (P < 0.005) was found.
Long-term practitioners of Sahaja Yoga meditation experience better functional health, especially mental health, compared to the general population. A relationship between functional health, especially mental health, and the frequency of meditative experience (mental silence) exists that may be causal. Evidence for the potential role of this definition of meditation in enhancing quality of life, functional health and wellbeing is growing. Implications for primary mental health prevention are discussed.
Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22611427/
Sergei V Pavlov 1 , Natalia V Reva 2 , Konstantin V Loktev 3 , Vladimir V Korenyok 4 , Lyubomir I Aftanas 5 Affiliations expand PMID: 25583571 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.01.002
Meditation has been found to be an efficient strategy for coping with stress in healthy individuals and in patients with psychosomatic disorders. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the psychophysiological mechanisms of beneficial effects of meditation on cardiovascular reactivity. We examined effects of long-term Sahaja Yoga meditation on cardiovascular reactivity during affective image processing under “unregulated” and “emotion regulation” conditions. Twenty two experienced meditators and 20 control subjects participated in the study. Under “unregulated” conditions participants were shown neutral and affective images and were asked to attend to them. Under “emotion regulation” conditions they down-regulated negative affect through reappraisal of negative images or up-regulated positive affect through reappraisal of positive images. Under “unregulated” conditions while anticipating upcoming images meditators vs. controls did not show larger pre-stimulus total peripheral resistance and greater cardiac output for negative images in comparison with neutral and positive ones. Control subjects showed TPR decrease for negative images only when they consciously intended to reappraise them (i.e. in the “emotion regulation” condition). Both meditators and controls showed comparable cardiovascular reactivity during perception of positive stimuli, whereas up-regulating of positive affect was associated with more pronounced cardiac activation in meditators. The findings provide some insight into understanding the beneficial influence of meditation on top-down control of emotion and cardiovascular reactivity.
Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25583571/
U Panjwani 1 , W Selvamurthy, S H Singh, H L Gupta, S Mukhopadhyay, L Thakur Affiliations expand PMID: 10832506 DOI: 10.1023/a:1009523904786
The effect of Sahaja Yoga meditation on 32 patients with primary idiopathic epilepsy on regular and maintained antiepileptic medication was studied. The patients were randomly divided into 3 groups: group I practiced Sahaja Yoga meditation twice daily for 6 months under proper guidance; group II practiced postural exercises mimicking the meditation for the same duration; and group III was the control group. Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS), Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP), Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP), and Mid Latency Responses (MLR) were recorded initially (0 month) and at 3 and 6 months for each group. There was a significant improvement in VCS following meditation practice in group I participants. Na, the first prominent negative peak of MLR and Pa, the positive peak following Na did not register changes in latency. The Na-Pa amplitude of MLR also showed a significant increase. There were no significant changes in the absolute and interpeak latencies of BAEP. The reduced level of stress following meditation practice may make patients more responsive to specific stimuli. Sahaja Yoga meditation appears to bring about changes in some of the electrophysiological responses studied in epileptic patients.
Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10832506/
U Panjwani 1 , H L Gupta, S H Singh, W Selvamurthy, U C Rai Affiliations expand PMID: 7649596
An attempt was made to evaluate the effect of Sahaja yoga meditation in stress management in patients of epilepsy. The study was carried out on 32 patients of epilepsy who were rendomly divided into 3 groups: group I subjects practised Sahaja yoga meditation for 6 months, group II subjects practised postural exercises mimicking Sahaja yoga and group III served as the epileptic control group. Galvanic skin resistance (GSR), blood lactate and urinary vinyl mandelic acid (U-VMA) were recorded at 0, 3 and 6 months. There were significant changes at 3 & 6 months as compared to 0 month values in GSR, blood lactate and U-VMA levels in group I subjects, but not in group II and group III subjects. The results indicate that reduction in stress following Sahaja yoga practice may be responsible for clinical improvement which had been earlier reported in patients who practiced Sahaja Yoga.
Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7649596/
U Panjwani 1 , W Selvamurthy, S H Singh, H L Gupta, L Thakur, U C Rai Affiliations expand PMID: 9062044
The effect of Sahaja yoga meditation on seizure control and electroencephalographic alterations was assessed in 32 patients of idiopathic epilepsy. The subjects were randomly divided into 3 groups. Group I (n = 10) practised Sahaja yoga for 6 months, Group II (n = 10) practised exercises mimicking Sahaja yoga for 6 months and Group III (n = 12) served as the epileptic control group. Group I subjects reported a 62 per cent decrease in seizure frequency at 3 months and a further decrease of 86 per cent at 6 months of intervention. Power spectral analysis of EEG showed a shift in frequency from 0-8 Hz towards 8-20 Hz. The ratios of EEG powers in delta (D), theta (T), alpha (A) and beta (B) bands i.e., A/D, A/D + T, A/T and A + B/D + T were increased. Per cent D power decreased and per cent A increased. No significant changes in any of the parameters were found in Groups II and III, indicating that Sahaja yoga practice brings about seizure reduction and EEG changes. Sahaja yoga could prove to be beneficial in the management of patients of epilepsy.
Source: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9062044/