To reveal the mystical sciences of the yoga-vedanta tradition, and reach the benefits of these extraordinary sciences to humanity, a decade ago Paramahamsa Nithyananda, opened the door of his Vedic laboratory to the modern day scientists & researchers.
In the past ten years attempts have been made to map Nithyananda’s brain, his energy levels, his mitochondria, his DNA … The scientific fraternity is continuously stunned by the results of what they can evaluate. However, some testing equipment has defied their endeavors – for instance, the needle shoots across the gauge and gets jammed, arrested by the limitations of the machine! Labs are now working on linking several machines in the hope of recording the data that evades them.
The focus of recent studies has been the activation or ‘awakening’ of the Kundalini Shakti (energy), the tremendous universal life-force that lies latent in every individual. While Kundalini is well-known in Eastern yogic science, it is only just beginning to gain recognition as a scientific reality in Western medical circles.
Kundalini energy can be activated by various means like yoga, breathing techniques (pranayama), certain herbal preparations, creating particular vibrations in the body through the chanting of mantras, and through initiation (energy transmission) by a yoga adept, whose Kundalini is already awakened. Of these, initiation is the fastest, easiest and safest way of awakening Kundalini .
Once awakened, Kundalini brings about extraordinary transformation in the body-mind system of the individual, including a huge surge in energy levels, the healing of chronic diseases and enhanced mental abilities. Beyond this, a host of other changes had been observed but had yet to be systematically studied or quantified.


Dr. Krishna Shama Rao
PhD Guide, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health sciences, Bangalore

In a breakthrough series of studies conducted by Dr. Krishna Shama Rao, Professor at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and Dr. Smiths Hegde, Head of Biotechnology in Mangalore University in 2011, Kundalini awakening and its benefits were systematically recorded under controlled conditions in over 300 individuals attending an intensive yoga and meditation retreat at Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam’s international headquarters near Bangalore, India.

Apart from daily yoga, pranayama and other supportive practices, participants of the 21-day INNER AWAKENING program were exposed to a total of 21 initiation sessions from Paramahamsa Nithyananda.

Recordings were taken on Day 0 and Day 20 of the program. The study was based on a similar study conducted by Jeffery.A.Dusck at Harvard Medical School and published in Public Library of Science in July 2008.

The parameters studied included:

  1. Increase in cellular energy levels
  2. Healing of physical ailments & enhanced immunity levels
  3. Healing of psychological disorders, accompanied by emotions such as peace, joy and well-being
  4. Neurological changes in the brain
  5. Genetic transformation
  6. Expression of extraordinary abilities like materialization and levitation