Spirit Meets Science Through Yoga

January 26, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More

Christina Sarich, Contributing Writer
Waking Times

Yogic saints and sages as diverse as Matsyendranatha, Svatmarama, Patanjali, Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and the more contemporary Paramahansa Yogananda, as well as others have long pointed to the effects of yoga on consciousness and biology. Is it possible that science is finally catching up to the memory of what we, as a collective, have long known to be true?

The science of yoga has been proven in countless peer-reviewed, scientific journals, in higher institutions from Harvard to Stanford to MIT and Berkeley, but as quantum physics catches up to ancient wisdom, we may finally have a union of science and spirituality. The metaphoric language of texts like the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads or the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, even, had to explain concepts to a mind that could not fully appreciate its own power, so colorful language was often used to get scientific points across.

For many ancient yogis, concepts like an astral body or an experience of complete Oneness as it is gained by permeating the pineal gland with Shakti Kundalini energy and its subsequent effulgence of the amrit of life – or melatonin, there was no possible way to transfer such incredible wisdom without a first hand experience. A guru tried to instill practices in a sadhak or student such that one day she would understand that they were made of energy and not skin and grey matter. The guru hoped that the sadhak would realize that consciousness is the seat of all experience.

If we look at just some of the recent developments in science, biology and other previously deemed ‘seperate’ arms of study, we can see that ancient yogic wisdom is faintly gaining a stronghold through our evolution of understanding in these fields:

  • The two-slit experiment is a great way to understand how consciousness creates reality and not mind. You can check out this Youtube video for a simple explanation, fit for those with even the smallest amount of scientific understanding.
  • The Dalai Lama XIV, himself, speaks of this interesting juxtaposition of science and spirituality in his book, The Universe in a Single Atom. He says, “What we do and think in our own lives, then, becomes of extreme importance as it effects everything we’re connected to.”
  • Dr. Masuro Emoto shows without doubt, that consciousness, or thought, affects everything, and in his experiments, consciousness definitely changes water. Just viewing some of his images will surely convince even the most cynical among us.
  • There are conversations on TED talks about how kundalini energy, a specific branch of yoga, but also a force for enlightenment that all cultures throughout history have been aware of, is an incredible force for joining the mundane with the divine.
  • Look at electromagnetic discharge imagery, and see how Kirlian photography is proving that everything with a life force emits energy.
  • Aura photography is proving that we exist as consciousness beyond the walls of our skin, a point that ancient yogis tried to teach repeatedly.
  • Even Einstein pointed to the notion that the Universe had no time or space – that these were constructs of the Observer’s Mind, or if you like, the Mind of God. He called it the uncertainty principal or Observer’s Effect.
  • Barbara Brennan famous author and healer has tried to convince us that matter is completely mutable according to energy or vibration.
  • The Sri Yantra has stood as a test of the divine ratio – a physical representation of perfect creation or the divine ratio as 3.14 or Phi. This has long been an instrument of healing in ancient yogic meditations.

No matter what field you turn to, science, biology, music, spirituality, etc., they are all pointing to a unified TRUTH. Yoga has been trying to teach you this reality for centuries.

About the Author

Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao TzuParamahansa YoganandaRob Brezny,  Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World.

This article is offered under Creative Commons license. It’s okay to republish it anywhere as long as attribution bio is included and all links remain intact.

~~ Help Waking Times to raise the vibration by sharing this article with the buttons below…

Tags: , , , , ,

Category: Body, Christina Sarich, Consciousness, Contributors, Ideas, Inspiration, Meta-physics, Science, Self, Time & Space, Transformation

Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Santhip says:

    Surprised to find kundalini mentioned here in this article in reference to a discussion that happened in TED’s forum called TED conversations. I wish there was an official TED talk on kundalini though

  2. Pi, not phi, is 3.14…,the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. The Divine Ratio is approximately 1.6, the perfect rectangle, used in constructions like Greek temples, and found in mamny phenomena througout Nature.

Leave a Reply

Must Watch Videos

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

April 14, 2014 | By | 13 Replies More
Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Activism Works

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More