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How meditation influences your brain and nervous system

Most people who seek out Sahaja are in it for deep spiritual benefits. But once in a while, it’s great to know that a powerful form of meditation like Sahaja has several benefits proven by science and to understand the intricacies of how meditation works within us.

One such intriguing area is the impact meditation has on our neurochemicals.

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