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Three peer-reviewed published scientific studies on Sahaja Yoga meditation.
10 February 2018, Volume 371, Pages 395-406
Gray Matter and Functional Connectivity in Anterior Cingulate Cortex are Associated with the State of Mental Silence During Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Sergio Elias Hernandez, Alfonso Barros-Loscertales, Yaqiong Xiao, Jose Luis Gonzalez-Mora and Katya Rubia
3 March 2016
Increased Grey Matter Associated with Long-Term Sahaja Yoga Meditation: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Study
Sergio Elías Hernández, José Suero, Alfonso Barros, José Luis González-Mora, Katya Rubia
The study shows that long-term practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation is associated with larger grey matter volume overall, and with regional enlargement in several right hemispheric cortical and subcortical brain regions that are associated with sustained attention, self-control, compassion and interoceptive perception. The increased grey matter volume in these attention and self-control mediating regions suggests use-dependent enlargement with regular practice of this meditation.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
2015, Volume 21, Number 3, pp. 175–179
Monitoring the Neural Activity of the State of Mental Silence While Practicing Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Sergio E. Hernandez, PhD, Jose Suero, MD, Katya Rubia, PhD, and Jose L. Gonzalez-Mora, MD, PhD
Meditators appear to pass through an initial intense neural self-control process necessary to silence their mind. After this they experience relatively reduced brain activation concomitant with the deepening of the state of mental silence over right inferior frontal cortex, probably reflecting an effortless process of attentional contemplation associated with this state.