SILENCE YOUR MIND BLOG
Live longer, be a log: here’s how
Based on the ancient definition of meditation – “a meditator sits and like a log he does not think” – researchers surveyed 343 long-term Sahaja yoga meditation practitioners and compared their results to the general population.
“We found that the health and wellbeing profile of people who had meditated for at least two years was significantly higher in the majority of health and wellbeing categories when compared to the Australian population,” said research leader Dr Ramesh Manocha, from the university’s psychiatry discipline.
The study highlighted Sahaja yoga meditation because it focuses on achieving “mental silence”, the closest practice to the “log” definition which was found by the researchers in old texts.