LUCKNOW: The Lucknow University students will now be able to stay happy by getting their mental and physical fitness tested in a lab and avail necessary interventions to stay calm under stressful conditions.
A mix of Indian traditional meditation system and modern science, a ‘Happy Thinking Lab’ was inaugurated on Saturday with LU vice-chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai being the first person to avail benefits of the technology.
While the VC was found in perfect health, the facility will open for students soon.
Director of counselling and guidance cell and head of psychology department, Prof Madhurima Pradhan, said: “The lab uses three equipments—Biofeedback, Bio-Well and Karada scan machine—based on Russian technology to measure mental and physical wellness.”
These machines conduct physical and psycho-analysis of a person and based on the findings necessary steps can be taken for his well-being. The data will be used for research and ways will be suggested to help students improve wellness,” she said.
“The machines will measure, evaluate and analyze the body and mental well-being of students by reading ‘chakras’ and health vitals,” LU VC Prof AK Rai said.
‘Chakras’ are various focal points used in ancient Indian and Chinese meditation practices. In Sanskrit, ‘chakra’ means disk or wheel referring to energy centers in the body. Balance of ‘chakras’ is a must for physical and emotional well-being.
LU authorities, however, did not share information if the facility will be free for students or a fee will be charged. Any analysis of a student will be done after taking her/his consent.