Letter to the Editor| Volume 152, ISSUE 1, P99-100, October 06, 2011

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Sahaja yoga: A unique adjunctive approach for the management of cardiac arrhythmias?

      Sahaja yoga (SY) is a unique meditative technique that has both spiritual and mundane aspects. Although SY has generally been regarded as a practice of spiritual and mental well-being, it is also closely associated with a variety of subtle influences on some organ systems. SY has been suggested to have some beneficial effects in a variety of psycho-somatic diseases [
      • Sharma V.K.
      • Das S.
      • Mondal S.
      • Goswampi U.
      • Gandhi A.
      Effect of Sahaj Yoga on depressive disorders.
      ]. Besides subtle effects throughout the whole body, sympatho-vagal regulation associated with SY technique has been proposed as the direct evidence of its beneficial effects on some organ systems including cardiovascular system etc. As described below,SY practice may be regarded as an adjunctive option for the management of a variety of cardiac arrhythmias primarily on the basis of its potential effects on the autonomic nervous system largely through unknown mechanisms.


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