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  National Institute Of HealthNIH seminar on Sahaja Yoga

Healing bronchial asthma, high blood pressure, and cancer begins with our own untapped energy according to a presentation featuring Sahaja Yoga held on September 9, 1998 by the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

During the six-hour seminar sponsored by the NIH, Dr. Umesh C. Rai, an internationally renowned medical physiologist from India, gave a keynote address and unveiled a simple but scientifically proven meditation method known as Sahaja Yoga.

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Dr. Rai's presentation detailed how Sahaja Yoga meditation and the clearing of subtle energy centers could prevent and cure High Blood Pressure and Ischaemic Heart disease, Bronchial Asthma, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Migraine and a host of other psychosomatic diseases. Talking about the role of Sahaja Yoga in Cancer, Prof. Rai said that Sahaja Yoga Meditation makes our immune system stronger and thereby could prevent the occurrence of cancer in human beings. Many cases of cancer have been healed and the life span of cancer patients prolonged as compared to a group where no Sahaja Yoga support was available.

Prof. Rai is treating cases of incurable diseases from all over the world at the International Research and Health Center, New Bombay, India with remarkable success. The center is unique in the world, diagnosing and treating patients by Vibratory Awareness, a subtle understanding developed through Sahaja Yoga meditation, of the energies which underlie the functioning of the body's various systems. Prof. Rai also showed a video recording of interview with patients from USA, UK, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Russia, India etc. who were treated at the center and were healed.

Shri Mataji Nirmala DeviSahaja Yoga which founded in 1970 by Dr. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, awakens a dormant primordial energy located at the base of the spine for the purpose of healing mind, body, and spirit. The daily ten minute meditation program is currently practiced in over 75 countries with dramatic, clinically tested results.

"This is a breakthrough for the cure of psychosomatic diseases and, more importantly, it is a culminating step in our spiritual ascent to cosmic consciousness" explained Dr. Rai who is Emeritus Professor at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College, New Bombay and also the Director of the International Sahaja Yoga Research and Health Center, New Bombay, India founded in 1996 by Dr. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Dr. Rai also explained that Sahaja Yoga is offered without any charge. "It's impossible to put a dollar value on an energy which already belongs to us", said Dr. Rai. "This is an ancient knowledge and by practicing it we can achieve physical, mental, social, and spiritual health as defined by the World Health Organization", he concluded.

NIH host, George Patrick, Ph.D, Chief of Recreational and Rehabilitation Therapy, thanked Dr. U.C. Rai for his excellent presentation and explained why Sahaja Yoga, besides tackling health problems from stress to cardiovascular disease, was important to the work of the research giant. Calling Sahaja Yoga "complimentary medicine", Dr. Patrick spoke of the NIH's understanding of the necessity to continue studying the mind-body effect in healing and introducing effective new methods. "NIH believes in energy medicine and complimentary medicines and sees the powerful role of spirituality in the healing process. Sahaja Yoga is fine for prevention and good health", he said. "Sometimes healing doesn't necessarily mean a cure, but it does mean making people whole. Sahaja Yoga helps that process along and we like what we see", he concluded.

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Medical benefits of Sahaja Yoga

Sahaja Yoga Medical Center - VashiAmong the many trends in alternative medicine, groundbreaking research brings to the forefront of the scientific community a revolutionary and truly holistic method: Sahaja Yoga.

Its benefits have been confirmed by many clinical case studies and experiments in Asia, Australia and Europe. This unique approach is now available to the American medical world as a viable and verifiable answer to some complex maladies facing modern medicine.

Sahaja Yoga is a cognitive therapy as well as curative breakthrough:

  • It enables the individuals to intervene on the central nervous system and the state of their centers and channels of energy (chakras).
  • It gives access to a subtle form of energy, kundalini. This energy can be accessed through almost effortless, natural techniques to bring balance and health in one is mind, body, and emotions.
  • It raises the human awareness to a new dimension of collective consciousness which enables the individual to feel the energetic state of another person and help in improving it.
Some of the research confirmed benefits of Sahaja Yoga:
  • Improved physical, mental and emotional health
  • Stress management
  • Positive role in prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • Treatment of epilepsy, high blood pressure, and bronchial asthma

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About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Umesh RaiKeynote speaker: Prof. Dr. U.C. Rai, MBBS, MD, FIMSA.
Prof. Dr. U.C. Rai is an eminent medical physiologist in India who has spent three decades in the field of medical education and has earned many distinctions from various medical institutions of the world:

  • Emeritus Professor at the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College, Bombay
  • Visiting Professor at Oxford University
  • Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London
  • Cardiovascular Department, Leeds University
  • Institute of Brain Research, Zurich
  • WHO Fellow
  • Fellow of the International Medical Science Academy
  • Vladimir Vernidzky Award from the Russian Scientific Research Center of Traditional Natural Medicine
Dr. Rai has been doing research on holistic healthcare through Sahaja Yoga for the last 12 years, and has delivered several lectures on this method all over the world.

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Co-sponsors include NIH Recreation and Welfare Association and the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Clinical Center, and Vishwa Nirmala Dharma (a non-profit organization supporting Sahaja Yoga).

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