Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Ancient Science of Living From the Heart

Radiant Heart 

Yoga has reached an apex since its emergence, from at least pre-3000 B.C. based on archeological findings, amalgamating the lush heritage of the East with the practical science of the West, and combining the numinous with the practical in a very palpable manner. There are now thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers which explain yoga’s efficacy as a healing modality for diseases as varied as cancer, depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular failure, and the mystical aspects of yoga have been passed down, either in classes meant for the masses, or through heavily guarded transmissions bestowed by a master to his or her select students. However, some of yoga’s most esoteric aspects are only taught to those who are deemed ‘ready’ to take those powers into the world. 
“In the great teaching of the Vedas,
there is no touch of sectarianism.
It is of all ages, climes and nationalities
and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
In this age, it behooves us to share, in a mindful manner, the secrets of yoga beyond just the mystical or the scientific. A blending of the two will be necessary to bridge the gap between the dogma of religion and the filtered opinions of science that are often slanted depending upon which pharmaceutical company or institution is funding a study. Surely, Western medicine would be alarmed to know that an ancient practice could replace billions of dollars’ worth of medications, surgeries, and even chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but yoga indeed contains the elixir of life in its annals, and they are meant to be shared with the world. 

One of yoga’s biggest secrets, and often-dismissed jewels by the uninitiated is how to live from the heart.
“Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho
The heart is the first organ to function when we are in utero. It is another, important intelligence center, the brain notwithstanding, of the human organism. According to Rollin McCraty, Director of Research at the Institute of HeartMath, the heart’s electromagnetic field is about 5000 times stronger than that of the cranial brain, interacting with and permeating every cell of our bodies.

McCraty’s book, The Energetic Heart, explains how the heart carries out the bioelectromagnetic interactions within and between people. For example, when we are not consciously communicating with others, our physiological systems are interacting in subtle and surprising ways. The electromagnetic signal produced by our hearts is registered in the brain waves of people around us. The heart is in fact an important carrier of emotional information and a key mediator of energetic interactions between all living things. When the energy of our hearts is coherent, our bodies change, as do our lives.

For the rest of the story: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/10/13/ancientcoming-heart/

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