The New Frontiers of Medical Science
The past century has seen tremendous progress in medical science. The causes and cures of many diseases have been discovered and utilized for the benefit of the mankind. Cures for polio, leprosy, TB and many types of early stage cancers have been found and the terror of death they used to evoke earlier is now eradicated. But it seems that as medical science progressed, so did the diseases.
New and previously uncommon ailments have now replaced the earlier killers. Common diseases of the present era like Essential Hypertension (High blood pressure), Diabetes, Asthma, etc have displayed a resilience to cure and are proving very difficult to be eradicated. What medical science has offered are temporary measures to ease out the pain and advise on eating low calorie food, leading a stress-free life…even worship, as they have discovered that such positive changes in lifestyle have had beneficial effect on the person. What they have failed to address is why these changes work and how can these changes be made a part of person's daily life? Why does faith heal?
Medical researchers have been traditionally used to the Cartesian view of the human body as a machine. They have now found themselves facing a totally unchartered territory as they discover that the origin of modern diseases lies not only in the organ where the disease inflicts itself, but also in the psychological, biological & social environment phenomenon of man. The triad of mind – matter – spirit has emerged as the ultimate cause and everlasting solution of the medical sufferings of humans. New studies are focused on their interplay to discover a sustainable cure for our modern diseases and they have discovered that a balanced mind-matter-spirit triad leads to a more healthy body and brain.
Healing effects of Sahaja Yoga
The effects of yoga (originating from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj' and meaning to yoke or to unite as one or to join) on healing human body have been extensively discussed. But the medical profession has always associated it with alternative medicine, and has thus not paid enough attention to the significant benefits it has bestowed to its believers.
Yoga in real sense means union of the primordial energy (called Kundalini by ancient sages, and situated in the triangular bone called sacrum, at the base of spine) with the All Pervading Cosmic Energy. Yoga has been traditionally practiced for thousands of years in India and the east but its procedures were believed to be very difficult.
Sahaja Yoga, discovered by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, has shown that it is very easy to practice Yoga and achieve all the benefits associated with it, without any discomfort. Various researches have been done on its medical benefits, especially by the Department of Physiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and associated hospitals, New Delhi. They have consistently shown the beneficial effects of Sahaja Yoga on the general health of individuals, various lifestyle related diseases, many psychosomatic diseases and even some forms of cancer.
Essential Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – Relax & Enjoy:
Much attention has been devoted to this disease, most prevalent in urban establishments. It is a silent killer as no symptoms occur in the early stages of this disease. The progressive increase in the incidence of hypertension in urban areas has been related to the increasingly difficult environment being faced by the individuals. Multiple activities now clamor for attention & energy of the individual, leading to a deteriorating lifestyle. These conditions of psychological stress accumulate over a period of time, causing high blood pressure.
In the research done at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, it was found that, antihypertensive drugs, when coupled with Sahaja yoga, considerably increased their efficiency. Once the blood pressure was brought to normal, it was kept within control by practicing only Sahaja yoga.
Bronchial Asthma – Breathe Free:
Asthma, once a relatively uncommon disease, is now spreading fast with rising pollution levels and increasing levels of mental strain. As the sufferers have painfully experienced, emotional stress has an escalating effect on the severity of asthma.
Regular practice of Sahaja yoga meditation has the effect of reducing emotional strain and eventually completely evaporating it. The person experiences a feeling of security and thereby the anxiety factor is negated. Sahaja yoga effects on the autonomic nervous system aid the individual to actually avoid the asthmatic attack. Thus Sahaja yoga meditation has highly beneficial effects for asthmatic sufferers – whether done in conjunction with drugs or practiced as a complete remedy.
For One & for All
Besides the above common diseases, Sahaja Yoga has been very successfully employed for considerable improvements in curing many types of cancers, heart disease, epilepsy & psychosomatic diseases. Many personal experiences of its practitioners have shown that Sahaja yoga meditation leads to a highly positive mental and physical state. It has also been associated with many so-called ‘miraculous' cures, but the only miracle has been the activation of the Kundalini energy – the divine mother, in the individual and his/her complete faith in it & Sahaja Yoga. It is ultimately the work of the Kundalini energy that nourishes and heals the energy centers in the body and awakens the super-consciousness of the individual. The positive psychological platform that is sustained with Sahaja Yoga practice leads to strengthening of moral values, which is also useful in combating AIDS.
The unique gift of Sahaja yoga by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi to the whole mankind can be felt and actualized on the nervous system. Its healing effects transcend race, religion, class, age or any such barriers. It does not charge for healing because in Shri Mataji's words, no individual can be charged for what he/she already possesses. It is for us all to realize our self and awaken the potent source of healing power through which we can heal ourselves and even help others.