When scientific investigation revealed sensory neurites (brain-like cells) in the heart, it confirmed an expanded understanding of the heart’s role, beyond pumping blood, and aligns with what ancient spiritual traditions have maintained all along. In this revealing interview, originally webcast on May 18, 2016, Gregg Braden explains that you can tune your heart to work together in harmony with your brain. When you do, he adds, some 1,400 biochemical reactions occur, with, for example, powerful effects on your immune response, along with a great many other benefits.
Gregg Braden is a New York Times best-selling author whose pioneering work bridges science and spirituality. He has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts in order to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His latest book, Resilience from the Heart: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes (a revision of his book The Turning Point), calls us to recognize that every crisis can become a moment of transformation.