Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Diwali Clearning Havan - Fri Nov 7th, 7pm Eastern

I know this notification is a bit late, but as announced on Monday night, there will be a havan
in preparation for diwali. It will be a audio webcast of the local collective havan, so it will have to be a little early: 7pm Eastern time on Friday the 7th of November. This is two hours prior to whatever time monday night meditation in your collectives are.

Hope you'll be able to join in in person or online.

How does the brain responds to Sahaja Meditation?

The following informative page answers questions on how the brain responds to Sahaja meditation. It's calming effect can be seen from the brain activation patters observed via EEG. Here is an extract. Go here for the full article.

Electrophysiological studies (EEG) measure the electrical activity from groups of neurons on the surface of the scalp. EEG studies comparing the brain activation of long-term Sahaja Yoga practitioners (11) to short-term Sahaja Yoga meditators (16) found specific brain activation patterns corresponding to the subjective feelings of thoughtless awareness and happiness experienced by the Meditators (Aftanas and Golocheikine, 2001, 2002, 2000). In their EEG measures, the long-term meditators showed increased power in low band frequency EEG activity of theta and alpha, which was particularly pronounced over the left frontal regions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Can meditation help your body & mind?

from the BBC, a report on meditation and its benefits. To locate a meditation meeting near you, visit (for USA) ; To learn about meditation related topics with live online workshops, visit