5 Ways Modern Science Is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom

December 8, 2014 1:47 PM

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5 Ways Modern Science Is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom

The embrace of Eastern philosophy and mysticism in the West has a long history, from the writings of "the first American yogi" Henry David Thoreau, to the Beatles' famous 1968 pilgrimage to India, to the current scientific interest in ancient contemplative practices like meditation and yoga.

The dissemination of Indian ideas and practices has shaped the way we view spirituality in the West. But ancient Indian ideas have also influenced a more unlikely domain -- modern science, medicine and psychotherapy.

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