A Comparative Study on Effect of Different Variation of Chakra Meditation on Root Chakra of Athletes | Original Article
Within every human being there is a subtle body of three energy channels (nadis) and seven energy centers (chakras). At the root of this system lies a creative, protective and nurturing power which is a dormant, maternal energy (Kundalini). When this power is awakened within us, it rises spontaneously through the spinal column, passes through each of the chakras and emits from the fontanel bone area on top of the head. This process is referred to as Enlightenment (Self-realization). To attain the purpose of the study, 45 students were selected as subjects from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. The age of the subjects ranged between 18 to 25 years. For administration feasibility three intact groups were formed, namely group 1, group 2 and group 3 with each group consisting of fifteen students. The treatment (chakra meditation with beej mantra chanting, chakra meditation with chakra colour, and control group) was randomly allotted among groups. The training duration was five days in a week for total eight weeks. The root chakra was selected for the study. The criterion measure chosen for testing the chakras in this study was Auramed Biopulsar Reflexograph and the energy readings of root chakra was recorded in percentage before the training programme (pretest), after 4 and 8 weeks of training programme. To compare the effects of different chakra meditation training and training duration on selected chakra 3 (Training Durations) X 3 (Training Variations) between within factorial ANOVA was used as the statistical technique and the level of significance was set at 0.05. Partial Eta Square was also calculated to see the effect size of treatment. The SPSS-20 software was used for analysis. The findings indicated that that practice of chakra meditation for 4 and 8 weeks is sufficient to bring out significant improvement in root chakra (main effect of training duration).