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Scholars Journal of Applied Medical Sciences | Volume-8 | Issue-03
A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on General Health, Emotional Wellness and Behavior Pattern on College Students
Nisha Rathor, Priyanka Kulshreshtha, Govindnarayan Mundra, Ram Krishna Tiwari, Sanchita Singh, Pallavi Shah, Shaileshkumar Sahajayogi
Published: March 10, 2020 | 96 43
Meditation is considered as the doorstep of peace from ancient Indian civilization. Sahaja yoga is a method of meditation to connect an individual from within; results in thoughtless awareness and peaceful mind. The present study has been conducted on a group of students of 16-21 years of age from Sheth N. K. T. T. College Thane, India. The students were examined physically for their oxygen level, pulse rate, body temperature on different points on palm (known as chakras) as well as subjected to questionnaires; The Short Form (36) Health Survey (SF-36) and Strengths and difficulties questionnaire (SDQ) for their physical and emotional health as well as behavior pattern before and after 12 weeks of meditation. The collected data was analyzed to understand the correlation between the variables and sahaja yoga meditation. The study showed a significant, beneficial change in the oxygen level, pulse rate. The overall health score analyzed by SF-36 and behavior score analyzed by SDQ improved in all participants significantly. The study showed a significant improvement in general, emotional health and behavior pattern on practicing sahaja yoga meditation for 12 weeks.