Blue Himalayas

In July 2012, I attended a talk and concert called “Mozart and the Mind” at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla. One of the exhibitions a scientist showed and discussed showed an image of the brain response to stimulus (not sure if the stimulus was specifically the music of Mozart…?), and it looked just like the photo above of the Himalayas.

What does that say to you?

To me it suggests that the Himalayas are the brain of our world. The place where consciousness took shape. The Ganges is that river of Prana that carries higher awareness throughout the earth body.

It would likely be true of any great mountain range, only I have never seen, or experienced this anywhere else in the world.  It offered me a scientific suggestion as to why we feel so elevated and expansive in the Himalayan foothills: a proof of sorts that had me giddy.

It seems to me a brilliant visual aid for Yoga students, especially when studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It demonstrates the second sutra, “Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodha”  ~ Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations (“vritti”) of the mind.

I have asked for the Neurosciences Institute for a copy of the photo and will post it as soon as it comes in.


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