Are you looking for a guided meditation for healing? Kundalini meditation techniques deliver – patients in this large Australian research study got better at just over twice the rate of patients who did not recieve training in guided medition for healing.
As you probably know, mantra meditation techniques such as TM, and mindfulness meditation techniques are by far the most-studied types of meditation.
So I was delighted to discover that the kundalini meditation techniques of Sahaja Yoga (a unique method of meditation introduced in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi by which Self Realization — Kundalini awakening — is achieved by the meditation techniques of what she calls “mental silence”.
YOGIS have sworn by it for years, but now there is scientific proof that meditation eases stress and promotes better health.
Meditation triggers change in electrical activity of the brain, improving the mind and body in measurable ways, the latest study on work stress, led by Dr Ramesh Manocha at Sydney University, reveals.
“Within the context of meditation and stress, it’s the largest study in the world … and we’ve applied some rigorous conditions,” Dr Manocha said.
The secret to the success of the study, he said, was the ”mental silence” traditional approach used in Sahaja Yoga.
“What authentic techniques should do is show you how to widen space between thoughts until the space is so large you have no thoughts whatsoever in that moment,” he said.
The clinical trial participants, 178 full-time workers, practised twice daily at home, for 10 to 20 minutes over eight weeks.
The improvements for mood and depression were twice as high for those practising ”mental silence” compared to the ”relaxation” and placebo groups.
”We’ve done other published studies where, when you teach people relaxation, they feel better, but there’s no change in disease, but when you teach mental silence approach, they felt twice as better but also saw significant changes in indicators with disease,” Dr Manocha said.
He stressed this was not the case for everyone, but many people had told him their symptoms had improved.
This might be the case for Toni Martelli, 33, who took part in the trial. She believes the benign lump on her throat has shrunk by half since adopting mental silence and an alternative medicine approach.
“I started my own drama school this year and the lump appeared this year – I think it was from stress and feeling overwhelmed,” Miss Martelli said.
She found it hard to empty her mind of thoughts, but said it gets easier with practice.
“You always walk away with something and if you’re going through a stressful time, it’s almost like a different point of view to your problem because you detach yourself,” she said.
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What Is Sahaja Yoga?
Sahaja Yoga is a new religious movement founded by Nirmala Srivastava, more widely known as ‘Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi’ and affectionately as ‘Mother’ by her followers (Sahaja Yogis). According to the movement, Sahaja Yoga is the state of self realization produced by kundalini awakening and is accompanied by the experience of thoughtless awareness or mental silence (Nirvichar Samadhi).
Practitioners of the Sahaja Yoga meditation technique feel a cool breeze on their hands and on top of their head while meditating, other sensations include a dilation of the pupils and deep physical and mental relaxation.
Thus Sahaja Yoga is not only the name of the movement, but also the technique the movement teaches and the state of awareness achieved by the technique.
I think it’s wonderful that proof is mounting that many different types of guided meditation for healing are now being scientifically studied.
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