About 150 men and women of in the in the age-group 16 to 45 years and having different educational background, marital status, occupation, etc were selected (as in the case of experimental studies) at random from the resident trainees at Shantikunj, Hardwar (the parent organization of BSS). These people followed the same routine as the experimental groups studied earlier, except that they were not allowed to practise any Gayatri-Sadhana. As in case of the experimental groups, observations on different Clinical Features, Pulmonary Functions and Biochemical, Haemetological, Electrophysiological, Neurological and Psychometric parameters of these subjects were collected in the BSS laboratories successively on the first day (called ‘PRE’ data) and after two to three weeks’ participation (called ‘POST’ data) in the training.

High/low BP Groups among the Experimental and Control data: Separate tests and statistical analysis were carried out on the people suffering from high/low blood pressure. The Control Groups did not show statistically significant change in any of the clinical/physiological parameters. In case of High-BP and Low-BP cases the results showed worsened effects. Whereas good results were observed in the experimental groups.

Diastolic (mm of hg)

Systolic (mm of hg)

Maximum Changes (‘Post’ – ‘Pre’) Recorded in Blood Pressure

The points 1 to 6 on the X-axis represent the respective groups, M16-25 (Males in age-group 16-25 years), M26-25, M36-45, F16-25, F26-35 and F36-45

No significant changes were found in any other parameter for the control groups except for the pulmonary function index PEFR in males and females of age group 16-25 years. In case of a-EEG, and audio-visual response times the control groups even showed negative trends.

In summary, the results for the control groups were, either negative, neutral or poorer in positive effects as compared to the experimental groups.

FEV1 (% PRED)

MVV (% PRED)

PEFR (% PRED)

FVC (% PRED)

Maximum Changes (‘Post’ – ‘Pre’) Recorded in Pulmonary (Lung) Functions

The points 1 to 6 on the X-axis represent the respective groups, M16-25 (Males in age-group 16-25 years), M26-25, M36-45, F16-25, F26-35 and F36-45

These findings confirm, with high confidence, a significant improvement in the bodily and mental functions after Gayatri Sadhana. Research in this regard would also be important in view of the alarming need for naturally effective, eco-friendly and low-cost therapies against the rising psychosomatic disorders and diseases.