Effects of Sahaja Yoga on State and Trait anxiety

A study conducted at the University of Vienna found a significant beneficial effect of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on state and trait anxiety in healthy adults.

A group of 37 adults was taught Sahaja Yoga Meditation for 8 weeks and compared to a group of 32 adults who received no intervention and a group of 32 adults who had to listen to music of Mozart.

The group who received Meditation showed a significant reduction in their levels of state and of trait anxiety compared to both controls and to the group that listened to Mozart.

a) State anxiety

b) Trait anxiety

Hackl, W. (1995) Die Auswirkungen von Sahaja Yoga auf das Drogenkonsumverhalten (The effect of Sahaja Yoga on drug consumption). Doctoral thesis submitted to the University in Vienna, 1995.