Title: Assessing the impact of kriya yoga path as a meditation technique taught at Yogoda Satsanga Society on psychological wellbeing of meditators and non-meditators

Authors: Vijit Chaturvedi; Sanjeev Bansal; Lakhwinder Kaur Dhillon

Addresses: Amity Business School, Amity University, Sector 125, F3-Block, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313, India ' Amity Business School, Amity University, Sector 125, F3-Block, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313, India ' Amity Business School, Amity University, Sector 125, F3-Block, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313, India

Abstract: The biggest challenge being faced at the present time is well-being and a balanced life (Nielsen and Daniels, 2016). The study is aimed at understanding different meditative techniques taught under kriya yoga for higher consciousness. The study also explored the relationship and impact of dimensions of spiritual intelligence with psychological wellbeing to understand the impact of spiritual intelligence on psychological wellbeing. The study revealed both for spiritual intelligence and psychological wellbeing meditators scored higher compared to non-meditators category. All the dimensions of spiritual intelligence and psychological wellbeing were strongly correlated with each other. Meditators scored highest in optimism, non-meditators modesty was highest in psychological wellbeing, meditators scored highest in purpose in life, non-meditator scored highest in positive relation in life. The findings of study have direct implications for practitioners, managerial implications for leadership effectiveness as well. The dimensions of both constructs discussed can be developed to maintain psychological wellness.

Keywords: kriya yoga path; psychological wellbeing; PWB; meditation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICBM.2021.118882

International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, 2021 Vol.24 No.2, pp.141 - 166

Received: 29 Apr 2020
Accepted: 09 Aug 2020

Published online: 08 Nov 2021 *

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