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Brain plasticity as a tool to create perfection in life
by Global Good News staff writer

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3 December 2011

The popularity of a new course on Vedic Physiology—'The Individual is Cosmic'—held recently in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, led its co-creator Dr Alarik Arenander to report on some of the scientific principles behind its success.

The course is based on the discovery of the direct correlation between human physiology and the ancient Vedic literature, by Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, honoured by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as first ruler of the Global Country of World Peace. During the course sessions, students view a unique electronic model of the human physiology, in which each part lights up when recitation of the corresponding verses of the Veda is played.

Dr Arenander, who developed the course with his wife, Dr Cynthia Arenander, began by talking about what scientists call brain plasticity.

He simplified the concept for the audience.

'If you change your brain, you can change your life. This in modern physiology is called brain plasticity. Your brain is plastic; it's moldable. . . . The possible permutations of your brain connectivity and dynamics are almost literally innumerable and unfathomable. Change is always ongoing, and because change is always ongoing, we have a choice. We can either increase the orderliness of brain functioning or we can increase the disorderliness of brain functioning.'

Dr Arenander outlined some simple ways of doing each. Staying up late, putting yourself in stressful situations, and eating unhealthy food can all decrease orderly brain functioning. However, he said, if you utilize Maharishi's technologies of consciousness, you add a tremendous amount of orderliness to your brain functioning, as over 50 years of research has shown.

We can change our brains, but what about our genes? Dr Arenander addressed the impermeability of genes as well.

'Our genes are responsible for creating our brain but we should know that . . . only about 40% of what happens in our life is determined by our genes. In other words, most of what happens in our life is not based on our genes. What determines our health and the quality of our life and our consciousness is experience.'

Modern science knows that 'experience alters how our genes function, which in turn alters how our brain is structured and functions, and therefore changes who we are. Therefore it's very simple . . . we can determine who we become.'

Dr Arenander continued, 'Brain plasticity is nothing more than aligning your brain with your attention. In other words, where your attention goes, that's what happens to your brain.'

He concluded by stating a principle of both modern neurophysiology and Maharishi's Vedic Science: what you put your attention on is what you become. This is one reason, he said, that by focusing on the perfect model of the Vedic Physiology, course participants have noticed health benefits from attending the lessons.

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Global Good News will continue to feature Dr Arenander's course on Vedic Physiology.

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