Benefits of subtle energy (bioenergy, biofield, chakra energy, chi, vital energy) exercises, generally taken for spiritual practices, are widely accepted as valid and effective among the ones who practice them; however, experiments carried out under the scientific rigour are needed to amass evidences that can lead to deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind their purported effects.
This randomized controlled trial research compares results of the experimental group who performed the Energy Mindfulness practice technically known as Voluntary Energetic Longitudinal Oscillation (VELO), with a waitlist control group.
Depression, anxiety, stress, and subtle energy balance were measured pre- and post-activities employing the widely used and validated DASS-21, which was expanded to encompass the new parameter measured.
The insights derived from this study will enlighten future research, as this is the first time that the VELO practice is analysed under this method.
Analaura Trivellato graduated in Psychology and Languages and holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching at the University of East London. She is an educator, researcher, coach, and entrepreneur. She has been lecturing on anomalous phenomena, human development, and multidimensional awareness for over 25 years.
Analaura is the President of the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC), a global organisation dedicated to the study of consciousness from a non-reductionist approach.