Biophysical Analysis of Water Exposed to the Meditative Energy Field: Plausible Correlation to Neurophysiological Observations?

Dipita Bhattacharyya,1 Bhisma N Ratha,2 Ipsita Chakraborty,1 Gourav Shome,3 Ranit Pariary,1 Chumki Nayak,4
Achintya Singha,4 Ashish Kalawar,5 Nakul C Maiti,6 Atin K Mandal,3 Ambareesh Modak,5* Anirban Bhunia1,*

1Department of Biophysics, Bose Institute, Sector V, EN 80, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091, India
2School of Agricultural and Bio Engineering, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odhisa 751009, India
3Division of Molecular Medicine, Bose Institute, Sector V, EN 80, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091, India
4Department of Physics, Bose Institute, 93/1, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata 700009, India
5Shree Shivkrupanand Swami Foundation, Gurutattva Bhavan, Shivaji Park 4/8,
Amrapali Main Road, Rajkot 360005, India
6CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, 4 Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032, India

Correspondence: or (AB) and (AM) 

Keywords: NMR; Raman Spectroscopy; Hydrogen bond; Water; Amyloid; Meditation

Submitted: September 8, 2022
Reviewed: December 13, 2022
Accepted: December 26, 2022
Published: February 11, 2023

DOI: 10.14294/WATER.2022.5



Water presents interesting physical properties that can trap energy in its unique molecular architecture. With a major fraction of our cells being made of water, any alterations in its attributes can influence biological responses within the cell, modulating biomolecular interactions. The current study aims to bring into light a prospective area of studying water as a definite molecular probe to the energy fields largely spoken about in meditative practices and the immense physiological benefits known to occur. Over the last few years, scientific data on the neurophysiological impact of meditation have been accumulated from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), based largely on the proton density and water dynamics in tissues. Alternatively, the ability of water molecules to absorb weak electromagnetic waves can partly explain the observed modulations in brain frequencies in electrophysiological studies. Since probing physiological water requires invasive and far more complex technical expertise or machinery, we characterized bottled waters in close proximity to a long-term practitioner using Raman spectroscopy and solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The modulations in the samples were reflected in their effect on protein dynamics, implicated in metabolic disorders. The in vitro biophysical data presented in this paper open up a vast area of research focusing on water as a molecular link to the energy frequencies originating from long-term meditative practices and the associated moderation of biomolecular interactions. This would provide essential empirical evidence on any direct role of meditation and its manifold physiological effects.

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