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How meditation boosts your immunity

In a raging pandemic, everyone’s focus is on how to improve their immune system. Before we get all excited, we need to understand that our immune system, like all other wonderful human physiological systems, is incredibly intricate and complex. Those who try to sell magical cures and pills for improving immunity need to be very careful. 

At Sahaja, our primary goal is to use meditation as a catalyst for improving our overall health and well-being and not for it to be a cure or medical solution by itself. Stress impacts immunity negatively, and there is a lot of scientific evidence to show that meditation boosts immunity. Combined with a host of other benefits, meditation is best used for eliminating several negative impacts on our health, thereby aiding our body to express its full power and potential.

by Sahaja Online

COVID-19 and our “inner terrain”

“It is not the germs we need to worry about; it is our inner terrain.”

― Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

2020 has been the year of SARS-CoV-2, the novel virus belonging to the family of coronaviruses and responsible for a global pandemic manifesting as a severe respiratory disorder known as COVID-19. As this blog is being written, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, there are more than 85 million COVID cases Globally, over 20 million in the US alone. 

Viruses are some of the most primitive known life forms on the planet, with the ongoing debate about their precise biological placement. Viruses are very interesting in that they can only survive inside a living cell. So they must have a living cell to survive and replicate. Hence they are often considered as ‘organisms at the edge of life’. Like all living organisms, they contain genes and can evolve through natural selection. But they differ in that they lack a cellular structure and cannot maintain a metabolic process or reproduce outside of a host. 

However, what’s most interesting to us is the prospect of the availability of tools within us that might indicate our pre-disposition to attacks such as viruses. And Sahaja meditation has a particularly unique and intricate inner subtle energy mechanism, pointing us in this direction.

by Dr. Ashish Pradhan

Healthy Body – Healthy Mind: Myth or Reality?

Mens sana in corpore sano – ‘A healthy body houses a healthy mind’.

 

Medicine and spirituality may seem at odds with one another. Or so it would appear in modern times. The history of medicine, however, tells us something very different. The role of spirituality in medicine is part of its evolutionary DNA.

 

And now as a meditator, you have a real chance for unlocking ancient healing secrets in a very real way.

 

by Dr. Ashish Pradhan

The Power of Your Attention

What do people most regret at the end of life? Either not spending enough time with family and friends or spending too much time on inconsequential things. What it all boils down to is not protecting their life’s greatest asset— what they direct their attention to.

 

Sahaja is all about attention and attentional control. It’s the lifeblood of your existence. Our consciousness manifests as the power of our attention. And our attention gets subtler and begins to focus on better and higher things soon as we perceive any journey of self-improvement, let alone Sahaja meditation.

by Shankar Ramani

27 Human Emotions Revealed (Not 6!)

In The Emoji Movie, multi-expressional emoji Gene, who lives inside a teenager’s phone, finds himself unable to stick to just the one emotion assigned to him. He is determined to be a malfunction that must be deleted so he embarks upon a journey to become a normal “Meh” emoji like his parents. But Gene, the emoji who couldn’t help but express multiple emotions, may have been on the right track all along.

 

Emotion, it turns out, is far more nuanced than even human experts have historically assumed.

by Debbie Curtis