International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Yoga and Meditation | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023

A Study of Guided Intervention through Spiritual Method of 'AUM' Meditation for Holistic Recovery from Medical Conditions of Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Disorder and Fluctuation in Vital Signs Respiratory Rate and Blood Pressure; Caused by Psychological Trauma of COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. M. K. Bimal [3] | Arti Kumari | Dr. Vinay Kumar [2] | Dr. Mamta Kumari

Abstract: Introduction: The study is dedicated to objectively map and evaluate holistic recovery among person suffering from medical conditions of depression, anxiety, sleep disorder and fluctuation in vital signs respiratory rate and blood pressure; caused by the psychological trauma of COVID-19 pandemic which has critically affected the whole humanity of the world specifically during second wave of the pandemic. Plan of study: The guided intervention of scientific spiritual method of 'AUM' meditation was done for 30 days among the study population which also included person of treated mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19 as well as person under threat because of demise of their family members due to COVID-19 and disruption of life as well as fear of death, social isolation etc. Study population: The study population comprised 131 persons, selected using probability random sampling technique, out of which 130 person of age group 27 to 65 responded to the intervention. Methodology: The evaluation of test parameter with intervention for 30 days was done through qualitative study adopting published standardized questionnaire pre-post intervention among study population. Result: Overall symptomatic improvement in test parameters indicate potentialities and effectiveness of the intervention adopted; (i) Recovery in depression-overwhelming 77.69% respondents reported no depression, 19.23% of respondents reported mild depression, 3.08% of the respondents reported moderate depression and no any respondent (NIL) reported severe depression, a definite recovery from pre intervention 63.08% suffering from severe depression, 19.23% suffering from moderate depression, 10.77% suffering from mild depression and 6.92% with no depression. (ii) Recovery in Anxiety-overwhelming 79.23% respondents reported no anxiety, 14.62% reported mild anxiety, 6.15% reported moderate anxiety and no respondent (NIL) reported severe anxiety a definite recovery from pre-intervention 53.08% respondents suffering from severe anxiety, 23.85% suffering from moderate anxiety, 16.15% respondents suffering from mild anxiety and 6.92% having NIL symptom of anxiety. (iii) Recovery in sleep disorder-overwhelming 76.92% respondents reported no sleep disorder, 13.85% of respondents reported mild sleep disorder, 9.23% of the respondents reported moderate sleep disorder and no any (NIL) respondent reported severe sleep disorder, a definite recovery from pre intervention 56.15% respondents having severe sleep quality disorder, 20.00% reporting moderate sleep quality disorder, 16.92% reporting mild sleep disorder and 6.92% having no sleep disorder. (iv) Recovery in fluctuation of Respiratory rate-overwhelming 28.50% respondents reported normal ie no fluctuation, 49.20% respondents reported mild fluctuation, 17.70% reported moderate fluctuation and only 4.60% respondent reported severe fluctuation in respiratory rate, a definite recovery from pre intervention, 33.08% respondents having severe fluctuation in respiratory rate, 36.92% reporting moderate fluctuation, 18.46% reporting mild fluctuation and 11.54% reporting normal respiration rate. (v) Recovery in fluctuation of Blood pressure-overwhelming 44.62% respondents reported normal i.e. no fluctuation, 32.31% respondent reported Pre HTN,13.08% reported HTNgd I fluctuation and only 10.00% respondent reported HTNgd II fluctuation in Blood pressure, a definite recovery from pre intervention, 46.92% respondents reporting HTNgd II fluctuation in Blood pressure, 25.38% reporting HTNgd I fluctuation, 19.23% reporting pre HTNgd fluctuation and 8.46% reporting normal Blood pressure. Conclusion: with the evaluation of pre and post intervention, it is concluded that the spiritual method of 'AUM' meditation has definite, objective and positive therapeutic effect in recovery from depression, anxiety and sleep disorder as well as recovery from fluctuation in vital signs Respiratory Rate and Blood Pressure; the psychological trauma in the severity of the situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19, depression, anxiety, sleep disorder, AUM, healing, fear of death

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,

Pages: 14 - 24

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