I have been wondering just what the science is behind the act of prayer and meditation. What parts of our brains are activated or deactivated? How might such a ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behaviour?
Dr. Karthik Madhusudananswered on 1 year ago
Prayer can provide some source of hope. One of the purposes of prayer is to regain our footing so that we can step out into the world and take positive action.. we reconnect, re-centre, recharge and gain the strength necessary to take steps that will create real change. In other words, prayer is the fuel that lights the fire of action.
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Medpicky useranswered on 1 year ago
When we sit down and engage in prayer or meditation, we are able to shift away from this frightened and stressed survival mode into an intentional state and ultimately reengage our prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that rules our executive functioning and enables us to make intelligent mindful decisions.
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