Title: Increased theta activity after Om mantra meditation with Fourier and wavelet transform

Authors: Bhavna P. Harne; Anil S. Hiwale

Addresses: Department of Electronics, S.S.G.M. College of Engineering Shegaon, 444203, India ' Department of Electronics, MIT college of Engineering, Pune, 411038, India

Abstract: In our previous study, FFT analysis has been used for spectral analysis of the EEG signal to investigate the effect of Om mantra meditation. It was proved that this mediation plays a role in providing relaxation. In the present study, we continued our work with wavelet analysis to firmly establish this benefit. Two-way repeated measures ANOVA was used on relative power obtained by FFT and DWT. The comparative results of both methods are presented. The same increasing and decreasing pattern of relative power are observed in each band with FFT and DWT. An increase in theta power in all regions of the brain has been observed with both the methods. Raised theta is a sign of deep relaxation. The study confirms that this 30 minutes of Om mediation offers relaxation; then it could be the way to de-stress if adopted as a daily routine.

Keywords: mantra meditation; EEG; Om.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISDC.2020.115166

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Design and Computing, 2020 Vol.3 No.2, pp.101 - 116

Received: 06 Jul 2019
Accepted: 09 Feb 2020

Published online: 12 May 2021 *

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