Thursday, March 6, 2008

Deepak Chopra: Spiritual Exaltation Heals the Body

Deepak Chopra describes the effect of a deep spiritual experience.

According to the ancient wisdom traditions of India, when you get in touch with your spirit, in Western terms when you get a peak experience, you experience:
- love, you feel connected to everything, you feel the intoxication of love
- knowingness/intuition/insight/creativity, knowing what your need to know
- happiness, bliss

In physical terms, this means that your body produces:
- serotonin and dopamine, the happy hormones
- oxytocin, the pleasure hormone
- opiates, which provide a feeling of intoxication (high) and help regulate the immune system

This explains, why spiritual practices are so important for a good health.

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