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Effect of Sahaja yoga practice on stress management in patients of epilepsy
Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology
Short Title: Indian J.Physiol.Pharmacol.
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 1994
Pages: 111 - 116
Sources ID: 70136
Notes: LR: 20131121; JID: 0374707; 0 (Lactates); 0 (Mandelic Acids); 33X04XA5AT (Lactic Acid); BBX060AN9V (Hydrogen Peroxide); 1995/04/01 00:00 [pubmed]; 1995/04/01 00:01 [medline]; 1995/04/01 00:00 [entrez]; ppublish
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An attempt was made to evaluate the effect of Sahaja yoga meditation in stress management in patients of epilepsy. The study was carried out on 32 patients of epilepsy who were rendomly divided into 3 groups: group I subjects practised Sahaja yoga meditation for 6 months, group II subjects practised postural exercises mimicking Sahaja yoga and group III served as the epileptic control group. Galvanic skin resistance (GSR), blood lactate and urinary vinyl mandelic acid (U-VMA) were recorded at 0, 3 and 6 months. There were significant changes at 3 & 6 months as compared to 0 month values in GSR, blood lactate and U-VMA levels in group I subjects, but not in group II and group III subjects. The results indicate that reduction in stress following Sahaja yoga practice may be responsible for clinical improvement which had been earlier reported in patients who practised Sahaja yoga.