MEDITATION & MEDICINE

For more than fifty years now, scientists have become more and more interested in meditation and its effects on the brain, about which 3,000 scientific studies have been published so far. DR RENÉ DESCARTES summarizes this research and the techniques used, in order to measure the physiological changes meditation brings and to explore its clinical benefits. In recent years, many scientific publications have emphasized the benefits of meditation. Though meditation is traditionally associated with spiritual…

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NEUROSCIENCE & AUM

DAAJI shows us how ancient Yoga and modern neuroscience converge in their understanding of the different states of brain functioning. He explores these states of A, U, M and the soundlessness that follows AUM, in the light of brainwave frequencies and yogic states of consciousness. DAAJI shows us how ancient Yoga and modern neuroscience converge in their understanding of the different states of brain functioning. He explores these states of A, U, M and the soundlessness that follows AUM, in the light…

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FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO) & DIGITAL DISTRACTION

I have added these two vikshepas to Patanjali’s list, as they have only surfaced as serious obstacles to progress in the modern era. FOMO is described by researchers as “the uneasy and sometimes all-consuming feeling that you’re missing out, that your peers are doing, knowing about, or in possession of more or something better than you.” It is exacerbated by the fact that we live in a world of WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and constant news on…

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