There are various scientific health benefits for people who practice yoga and meditation. The Science of Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer explores and explains them. This book merges eastern practices of well-being with western science to produce a perfect blend of science, meditation, yoga and prayer.
Yoga has been demonstrated through scientific research to be a superior form of exercise for overall well-being and combatant of stress. Daily stress is nothing new and everyone experiences at some point. Chronic stress increases oxidative stress in the human body, which is related to many illnesses including heart attacks and strokes. Yoga and meditation are some of the most effective ways to relieve such stress.
Scientific research has shown that sometimes prayer can be effective in saving the life of a critically ill patient when all medical options are exhausted. Currently, some scientists attempt to explain healing power of prayer and distant healing which cannot be explained from known theories of medical science by using quantum entanglement theory. Throughout the book Dr. Dasgupta has cited original peer reviewed publications in medical journals to convince readers regarding many health benefits of yoga and meditation as well as potential power of prayer.
Praise for The Science of Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer
“This provocative and thought provoking book is an excellent resource for the medical professional or lay person seeking a deeper understanding of spiritual practices from a scientific perspective.” ~ Dr. Mariana Markell, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
About the Author
Dr. Amitava Dasgupta was born in Calcutta, India and came to the United States in 1980. He received his Ph.D in 1986 in Chemistry from Stanford University. He then completed his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is board certified in both Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Currently, he teaches pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Texas Medical School. Although a toxicologist by profession, Dr. Dasgpta learned yoga and meditation from his teachers in India. He tries to meditate everyday and use it effectively to combat the stress of everyday life including job related academic stress.