Benefits of Sahaja Meditation

Meditation practiced in Sahaja Yoga is good for heart, mind, body and soul. Sahaja Yoga is the easiest, most direct method available to anyone who seeks to discover the Inner Self and explore the depths of spirituality.

It offers a practical method for understanding your own subtle energy system and tapping into this powerful force. The awareness of the subtle energy system is completely verifiable through a sensation of the flow of the energy on the palms and finger tips and on the top of the head.

Emotional Regulation

Sahaja Yoga positively influences mental health through many different mechanisms. Several studies have documented meditation’s ability to regulate emotion, both in the short term and, through regular meditation, over the longer term. Because meditation promotes neuroplasticity and helps train neural mechanisms, meditation can, over time, literally rewire the brain in positive ways. Thus, short-term effects may ultimately become long-term gains.

Cognitive Improvements

Through meditation, we focus our attention inward and are able to remain focused on the present, rather than obsessing about the past or worrying about the future.

Sahaja Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy for Diseases and Disorders

The core goal of Sahaja Yoga is spiritual well-being and not cure, however, it has been found to work very well as an adjunct therapy or as a supporting aid for many diseases and disorders along with regular medical treatment.

Stress Relief

Stress relief is an automatic benefit that practically every Sahaja practitioner experiences; in fact, stress relief can be thought of as a universal benefit when treating serious diseases and disorders. Several studies have shown that meditation helps regulate key neurotransmitters and neurohormones  (such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine) that are responsible for the body’s automatic stress response.

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

Sahaja Yoga meditation increases activity in the parasympathetic nervous system and reduces activity in the sympathetic nervous system, which restores balance and homeostasis and reduces autonomic nervous system activity – which ultimately reduces blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate.


Because quality meditation naturally sharpens attention and focus and reduces impulsiveness and hyperactivity, it’s a promising therapy for people of all ages who have ADHD. Sahaja Yoga, in particular, is non-commercial, thus accessible to everyone as a no-cost alternative to medication and other conventional ADHD behavioral treatments.


Sahaja Yoga’s state of thoughtless awareness helps to balance our thoughts and feelings. Since depression is often accompanied by feelings of isolation and loneliness, Sahaja Yoga helps people with depression by reducing self-critical thoughts and feelings and producing non-reactive and balanced attention.


Asthma is known to be exacerbated by stress and negative thoughts and feelings. Studies have shown that the practice of Sahaja Yoga and the resulting state of thoughtless awareness automatically helps relieve stress and reduce negative thoughts and feelings, which, in turn, improves coping skills and ultimately reduces symptoms of asthma.


Scientific studies have shown that meditation can help manage epilepsy in several ways, including influencing brain chemical activity implicated in causing seizures, repairing damaged brain structures, and changing brain activity patterns. Research to date suggests that Sahaja Yoga can be an effective long-term epilepsy management strategy for many.

Addictions and Substance Abuse

We regularly find that a large number of Sahaja Yoga practitioners get rid of their addictions over time. Recent scientific evidence may help explain why this happens. The state of thoughtless awareness, which is central to the Sahaja Yoga practice, improves emotional regulation and enhances cognitive and emotional resilience.


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