Meditation & The Vagus Nerve (With Dr. Peter Van Houten, M.D.)

On July 16, 2017, Dr. Peter Van Houten, M.D. presented the informal talk “Meditation & Vagus Nerve” at the Ananda Community, Mountain View, California. Dr. Peter Van Houten founded the Sierra Family Medical Clinic. He has served as the Clinic’s Medical Director continuously since its opening in 1982. Through his leadership and the staff, the Sierra Family Medical Clinic serves … Read More

How Kriya Yoga Affects the Brain

Peter van Houten, M.D. talks about how meditation, and Kriya Yoga in particular, affect our brain and thought processes. This recording is excerpted from Dr. van Houten’s presentation for Spiritual Renewal Week of August, 2016. The following is its transcript: You know, Yogananda said a very profound thing: “The road to God is through our own nervous system.” He actually … Read More