By Dr. A. R. M. Panday,
MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS claim that at a certain threshold point in meditation, three individual physiological parameters- the heart rate, the respiratory rate and the depth of descent of the diaphragm with the respiratory cycle - reach a crucial balanced interrelationship which results in the setting up of a standing wave form of frequency 7 cycles per second within the abdominal segment of the aorta. The wave follows a pattern known mathematically as 'simple harmonic motion' which is established when the rebound wave which is bounced back up the aorta from the point of division into the two iliac arteries, coincides with the next descending pulsatile wave moving down the aorta from the heart. As a result, a resonating oscillator is established within the heart aorta system, and in consequence the whole body, including the skull, begins to move to and fro very slightly at a rate of 7 cycles per second as well.
MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS claim this is the fundamental signal which subsequently sets off a number of other dependent resonating and vibrating systems within the body. Eventually, this chain of sympathetic, dependent vibrating mechanisms results in the production of fluctuating magnetic fields about the meditator's head.
How is this series of dependent oscillations established? Firstly, MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS suggest that the micromotion of the skull causes the brain, which is floating in the cerebrospinal fluid within the skull, to slightly accelerate up and down, producing tiny reverberating waves throughout the brain itself. Because of the natural architecture of the skull, these waves are automatically focused onto the ventricles within the brain matter, and produce standing waves within them.
It suggests the continuing rhythmical stimulus of the standing waves within the brain's ventricles mechanically stimulates the adjacent sensory cortex of the brain, producing a circulating stimulus or 'current' which travels in a closed loop about each hemisphere.
MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, , proposed a fascinating theory to explain the progressive evolutionary awakening and development of the dormant potentials of the human brain and central nervous system through the practice of yogic meditation techniques; Using specially designed equipment called a ballistocardiograph, it was able to record extremely small bodily movements of experimental subjects while they were in deep states of meditation. Analysis of its results revealed that a small, rhythmical pattern of movement is established in the body as the rate and depth of breathing diminishes and meditative awareness develops.
MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS termed this rhythmical movement 'micromotion' and found that it occurs when a standing wave form develops in the largest artery of the body, the aorta. This is the large elastic walled blood vessel (diameter of three or more centimeters) which emerges from the upper aspect of the heart to run down alongside the spinal column to the floor of the abdomen before entering the pelvis, where it divides into the two iliac arteries- one for each leg. With each contraction of the heart muscle, a powerful pulsatile wave moves down the aorta as an average volume of 65 mls. of freshly oxygenated blood spurts from the left ventricle of the heart and is pushed along the aorta under high pressure.
The sequential action of this sensory cortical loop current is conveyed to the consciousness of the meditator as a series of tingling and sometimes painful sensations in the physical body. Beginning in the toes, these sensations rise up the legs and back, spinal column and head, before descending over the face, throat and abdomen, completing the loop as it is mapped out in the sensory cortex.
MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS called this the physio-kundalini reflex and compare it to classical descriptions of the awakening of kundalini within the human nervous system. It proposes that the subjective experiences of bliss and ecstasy which accompany higher meditation or samadhi result when the closed loop current flowing around the sensory cortex is coupled with an adjacent pleasure area within the cortex.
Establishing this series of dependent oscillating systems which result in attainment of a state of bliss consciousness normally occurs over years of regular practice of meditation, claims MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS. However, the experience may occasionally occur spontaneously in some individuals, and may also be induced through direct contact with a yogic master or guru.
Perhaps the most fascinating of MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS' suggestions concern the realization of cosmic or enlightened consciousness. It proposes that the final oscillating circuit is established when the tissues of the sensory cortex have been electrically polarized to the point where there is a circulation of electrical current in the hemispheres. As a result, two pulsating magnetic fields of opposing polarities are formed about the meditator's head, and these pulsate in harmony with the rest of the oscillating system (7 cycles per second). MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, as well as other researchers, experimentally verified and measured these two fields around the heads of meditating subjects. It proposes that the head of the meditator who has achieved the state in which these mechanisms are sequentially activated, begins to function as an antenna, by which the magnetic fields generated by the individual in successful meditation are coupled and integrated into both the geomagnetic force field of the earth below and the electromagnetic and other influences of the solar systems and universe at large.
The environment on the surface of our planet is known to be a constantly active and ever changing electromagnetic field. MODERN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS proposed that the meditator's head, tuned to one of the several resonant frequencies established in the brain during meditation, serves simultaneously as a transmitting and receiving antenna within this environment.