How Yoga, Meditation, and Antioxidants Make You Smarter

How Yoga, Meditation, and Antioxidants Make You Smarter

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Bigger Brains Don’t Equal More Intelligence

After decades of brain research, it’s still unclear why humans have higher intelligence than other animals. Researchers have postulated that because evolution has tripled the size of our brains, we might be smarter than other mammals. Humans have a brain six times bigger than the average mammal (something called the encephalization quotient—the ratio between brain volume and the expected volume based on body size). But so far, the link between brain size and intelligence is inconclusive.

Some researchers now believe that human higher intelligence may be non-linear and not simply about nerves and synapses firing and lighting up parts of the brain. In a study published in the journal PNAS, researchers showed the potential of biophotons to transmit and process messages more efficiently, particularly when it comes to advanced cognitive functions such as language, planning, problem-solving, and analytic abilities.

Linear processing in the brain requires a significant amount of energy (which is one theory as to why we have bigger brains, so we can be better and hunting, growing food, and feeding our energy requirements), and is considered somewhat inefficient when compared to quantum functioning, which can process in formation at the speed of light via biophotons.

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Biophotons are information carrying particles that are received and transmitted from all living organisms. Each cell emits about 12 biophotons per seconds. Studies suggest that biophoton emissions can be coherent or incoherent. Incoherence can happen due to free-radical DNA damage, while some research indicates that coherence can be refined or built through practices such as yoga, breathing, meditation, and even the consumption of antioxidants, including vitamin C, all of which have the potential to reduce DNA damage by reducing stress. Any physical, emotional, or environmental stress can trigger free-radical damage and increase the production of incoherent biophotons, a likely marker of cellular aging.

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Emerging studies suggest that biophotons, coherent and incoherent, can affect the function and growth of cells outside the body. They can carry messages of repair or destruction from cells to organs within the body as well as to organisms outside the body—potentially harming or healing nearby life. For example, biophotons released from one growing plant may increase the rate of growth of a neighboring plant by a whopping 30%, according to research coming out of Cornell University. Other studies show that monkeys with severe free radical damage can transmit that damage via incoherent biophotons, doing harm to nearby monkeys.

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The body is constantly transmitting and receiving biophotons from other humans and other living organisms. Early studies have found that the junk DNA inside the mitochondria of our cells releases these biophotons in patterns or syntax that are common to all the world’s languages, suggesting that biophotons not only carry information, but also have the ability to communicate that information.

What is clear, to me at least,is that before you introduce yourself to a new person, your biophotons have already had thousands of conversations with that person. This may explain why we can be either instantly attracted to another person or turned off by them.

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Biophotons and Spooky Action

Higher states of intelligence on a quantum levels suggests that information is carried in non-linear pathways and that the intention of those particles could even transmit great distances, affecting the outcomes of events far away. This is called entanglement in quantum theory and what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”

Many studies have put biophotons to the test to determine if they are altered by thoughts or intention. In one study, when subjects imagined seeing light while being in complete darkness there was a consistent increase in biophoton emissions. In another study, researchers looked at how fascial manipulation and body work can alter, and increase, biophoton emissions.

Based on the outcomes of these biophoton studies, researchers attempted to use thoughts or intuition to elicit changes in a random event generator. The results of this study replicated multiple experiments in which normal people who were seated close to a random event generator significantly and repeatedly affected the data the machines produced. The changes in the event generators were found to correlate with measurable physical changes in the brains of the participants. The study ruled out the possibility of these changes being a consequence of instrumentation errors.

These studies suggest that there is a mechanism for the old saying, “what you think you become.” Our thoughts are powerful and, according to the research, they are more powerful when they come from a balanced mind and body.

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What is Quantum Consciousness?
Quantum Physics Meets Vedic Science

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9 thoughts on “How Yoga, Meditation, and Antioxidants Make You Smarter”

  1. After all your research and knowledge of the human body, herbs /plants and living on this earth can you not believe that we have a creator. We are not a product of evolution from monkeys. We were created in Gods image and have a creator. More scientists believe in creation.

  2. Very interesting ideas here and I’m coming at this with formal education in electrical engineering and quantum physics. In the rat/biophoton transfer paper it’s not clear if it’s radiation contamination or biophotons. I’d have to read it a bit closer.

    But it all seems quite reasonable, and odd at the same time – even a photon is not really a particle or wave. More of an abstraction of its effects.

    ===Warning proceed with caution and an open mind beyond this point===

    One thing worth considering is a jump way over to a world most people don’t relate to science…theology. Consider this biophoton idea in the context of these accounts…

    “And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.”

    “And his appearance was like lightning…”

    “The Lord make His face shine on you…”


    And the old testament accounts of Moses coming down from the mountain might make a bit more sense: “Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. And when Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him”

    So we have multiple accounts from thousands of years ago talking about this transfer of light (photons). And we have equations that imply light is ageless given its speed and special relativity.

    I understand many people don’t believe in a literal Bible or many of its accounts and it is okay to disagree. This is my personal take on ancient wisdom meets modern science. But it really does make you wonder. There are many people at the intersection of physics and theology – one I hope to look more into is John Polkinghorne. I hope my tangent here gives hope to some people that know there is more to this world, but also like to think scientifically. And that contrary to what you see in the news lately there are Christians who believe in science, truth, equality and logic.

    Thanks for posting this, Dr. Douillard!

  3. Very interesting. I was looking forward to understanding the ‘déjà vu’ effect. Perhaps you willl address that in a follow up text?

    • Hi Marguerite,

      There is information within the article that touches upon the idea of deja vu. At this time we don’t have an article specifically on deja vu!


      LifeSpa Staff


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