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Medical Research into Benefits of Sahaja Yoga Meditation – Tues Dec 10th 2013
December 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
When: Tuesday the 10th of December, from 7:30 pm – 10 pm*
Where: Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY
Special Meet up Page: Scientific Research
On Tuesday December 10th at 7.30pm in Ealing Town Hall, West London we are hosting a special evening examining the Scientific Research that has been undertaken over the last 20 years or so into the beneficial effects of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.
There’s plenty of ground to cover and we are privileged to be joined by Katya Rubia, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London who will guide us through the findings during her presentation.
From reduced blood pressure and heart rate, to improvements in mental health and reductions in depressive feelings, to easing of everyday ailments like stress and anxiety, the effects of Sahaya Yoga meditation are reviewed.
Although the original goal of Yoga and Meditation is spiritual growth, important therapeutic side effects on physical and mental health have attracted medical research across the world. The state of thoughtless awareness experienced in Sahaja Yoga has thus been shown to elicit important beneficial changes in the body and the brain and has therapeutic effects on a wide range of disease processes. We hope that you will be able to join us for this fascinating and worthwhile evening.
*Subject Matter of the Presentation:*
The presentation will review the published research findings of over 20 years of research into Sahaja Yoga Meditation, collected from different countries around the world.
The presentation will review the effects of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on bodily measures of stress, on the brain, and on mental and physical health in normal people and in people with physical or mental disorders.
Research on bodily functions shows that Sahaja Yoga Meditation reduces physiological measures of stress and activates the parasympathetic nervous system that relaxes and restores body functions. Research on the brain shows that Sahaja Yoga Meditation in fact leads to a different brain state in that it activates areas in the brain that are important for deep concentration and positive emotions, thus leading to this subjective state of thoughtless awareness and joy that people experience in Meditation (Sat-Chit-Ananda in Sanskrit).
Thoughtless awareness also releases happy chemicals in the brain such as beta-endorphins that are released during positive emotions and strengthen the immune system.
Studies from Australia in over 400 meditators have shown that the state of thoughtless awareness that is achieved regularly in long-term meditators is associated with better mental and physical health relative to the general Australian population, thus preventing illness. These positive effects on the body and the brain can explain why other research has shown that Sahaja Yoga Meditation is very effective as a cure for many disorders, ranging from physical problems such as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, menopause and work stress to mental disorders such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), drug abuse, and others.
All in all, the research conducted on Sahaja Yoga Meditation has shown that this meditation technique has very positive effects on the body, the brain and the psyche that are not just subjective but can be measured and demonstrated objectively.
Pop along, All welcome
Enquiries: Luis: 02035243546; or 07958 799 208
You can view a similar event here: Health Benefits of Meditation – Achieving Yoga
The Ealing Town Hall is a five minutes walk from Ealing Broadway Tube Station. Free parking is available in the large car park on Longfield Avenue, situated to the left of the Town Hall (free after 6:30 pm. Please click here for the location of the Ealing Town Hall and the nearby free car park <http://goo.gl/61qcU>