Impact of Inner Engineering on Relationships
This observational cross-sectional study aims to enroll participants who are already registered for an Inner Engineering program to learn Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya
The practice participants are learning is a multi-component 21-minute meditation called Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya. It is offered by the non-profit Isha Foundation. It incorporates a combination of different breathing patterns and meditative components. The intervention training provides precise, step by step and easy to follow instructions on how to perform this practice. Performed in a seated posture, this is a simple, safe and accessible intervention that requires no previous experience of meditation.
Some Inner Engineering programs where participants learn Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya have a pre-requisite of taking the Inner Engineering Online (IEO) program. The IEO program consists of seven online modules. These modules give the participants an opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods that are from the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts wisdom to manage the body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.
Importantly, the participants would be able to attend their Inner Engineering program and subsequent meditation and yoga practices would occur regardless of whether or not they decided to participate in the study.
With this study we aim to evaluate the impact of Shambhavi Kriya on relationships using validated scales and qualitative analysis. Enrollment into the study will be ongoing until we are able to get a sufficient sample size. Apart from the surveys and qualitative interviews at select points over a 6-month period, there is no additional study procedures involved in the study, details of which are discussed below.