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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

Getting Back to School: How Sahaja Helps Kids Struggling with AD/HD

Back to school means much more than school supply shopping for parents with children struggling with AD/HD. Now is the time you’re likely to be brainstorming solutions for you and your child for the upcoming school year.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a disorder that impacts many children and adults today. People struggling with AD/HD can struggle to pay attention or may find it difficult to control their behavior. While medication, counseling and lifestyle changes are often first lines of treatment for AD/HD, studies show that Sahaja meditation techniques are also hugely helpful for both children struggling with the disorder and their parents.

by Sahaja Online

The Biology of “Awe:” Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality

Oxytocin has long been known to influence what we believe and how we perceive the world. And while spirituality is complex and influenced by many factors, one recent study suggests that oxytocin may actually be part of the way our bodies support spiritual beliefs (Van Cappellen et al., 2016). That is, oxytocin may be one biological factor that can actually enhance our spiritual experiences, which some researchers refer to as “the biology of awe.”

by Debbie Curtis