INDIA, July 10, 2014 (dna India): A study by a Pune-based cardiac surgeon and a geopathologist has claimed that chanting God's name keeps a person's heart healthy. While the research aims to bring science and spirituality together, doctors say any form of meditation can benefit the body.
The researchers -- Dr. Avinash Inamdar, former head of cardiac surgery department at Pune's Sassoon General Hospital and geopathologist Pandit Pramod Joshi -- monitored heart functions of 30 individuals and energy levels of their heart chakra. The team documented that heart parameters showed significant improvement when compared to results carried out before and after the chanting which continued for about ten minutes. The study was recently published in the Asiatic Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Other cardiologists, however, refused to draw a direct link between chanting God's name and a healthy heart. They said any form of meditation can improve a person's heart rate and bring in positive outcome if done on a long-term basis.