Effect of Spiritual Practices

Bio -statistical Analysis Shows Significant Improvement in Many Physical, Physiological & Psychological Parameters
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The Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan, Haridwar has been conducting scientific experiments since more than a decade to investigate the effects of spiritual practices of Gayatri-Meditation on Physical and Mental well being. In this scientific study, the subjects (Experimental Group) were the trainees of the sadhana programmes/camps of spiritual refinement and personality development organized regularly at Shantikunj, Haridwar. The courses are of one month and three months duration and these are open to people from all walks of the society without any discrimination of caste, religion, gender etc. Here we present the results of rigorous biostatistical analysis of samples of their findings and compare them with those for the Control Group studies.

In Experimental Groups: An improvement in the Clinical and Haemetological parameters indicative of general physical and internal health was observed with high probabilities. Among the Pulmonary Functions, Vital Capacity, FEV1 and MVV showed significant increase after the sadhana.  Most significant positive effects of sadhana were found in the Electrophysiological /Neurological... See More

Experimental Group Data :- Data of about 3500 trainees of the one month sadhana course programmes were available without any ambiguous or outlier entry in the database of the observations recorded during 1992-2002. Statistical Design :-Observations on 22 clinical, physiological, pathological and psychological features were collected before and after the sadhana... See More

1. Effect of Jap, Dhyan, Pranayam on Mind-Body Parameters: -Case Study of a group  of longtime Sadhaks at Brahmvarchas Shodh Sansthan (Paper presented by Research Team at Brahmvarchas Research Centre, Shantikunj, Haridwar  at 2nd International Conf. on  Yoga in Daily Life; Haridwar, December, 1998).2. Effect of Jap, Dhyan, Pranayam on... See More

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