Reality of Unity

Yoga is a science.

Here you will find scientifically proven evidence of the benefits of the practices of meditation, yoga, breath practices, and an integrated approach of living yoga on the mind, body, and soul in healing and health.

Being in unity, or in union with all aspects and dimensions of life and the positive impacts of this on one’s experience of life are proven through scientific research and studies. Most miracles and aspects of consciousness are difficult to prove, but you can see in the resources listed below how living an integrated life in harmony and balance only has benefits! See for yourself! Below are links to articles, and recommended books and documentaries that explain in more scientific terminology the experience of consciousness and the effects of being in a state of unity.


Six scientifically proven benefits for the body and mind from practices of Mindfulness and Meditation
Science proves how Meditation reduces stress and changes your brain:
Facts on what science says meditation does for the body and brain:

Scientist Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., writes about his book, The Biology of Belief:

“We are living in exciting times, for science is in the process of shattering old myths and rewriting a fundamental belief of human civilization. The belief that we are frail, biochemical machines controlled by genes is giving way to an understanding that we are powerful creators of our lives and the world in which we live.”

Read more at the link below: Page 10
A research article on the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya Breathing Technique with some stated benefits: treating stress and anxiety, but also for PTSD, depression, stress-related medical illness, and substance abuse, and for rehabilitation of criminal offenders.
This article speaks to the similarities of a vagus nerve stimulator and meditation in how the vagus nerve and the brain are positively benefited by the practice of meditation:
Learn more on how meditation works positively on the body: the vagus nerve and parasympathetic nervous system

Recommended Readings

This is That, by Anand Mehrotra

This Is That is a radical interpretation of the clues found in Padas 1 and 2 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. A guide to the practice, the state and the experience of Yoga, it leads the practitioner toward uncovering their own true nature while continuing their Self-realization.  This interpretation of the Yoga Sutras is enlightening and like a personal users manual for this human experience.  It gives one a modern take on applying these ancient teachings and realizations of the yogis to ones current life.

The Autobiography of a Yogi,
by Paramahansa Yogananada

This book is a powerful and transformative read from Paramahansa Yogananada about his journey from India to America to share the yogic teachings and way of living. Translated into fifty languages, it has served as an ambassador for India’s ancient science of Yoga, touching the hearts and minds of millions, introducing countless readers to the methods for attaining Self-realization that are India’s unique and lasting contribution to world civilization.

The Holy Science, by Swami Sri Yukteswar

This extraordinary treatise explores parallel passages from the Bible and the Hindu scriptures to reveal the essential unity of all religions, called YOGA. Swami Sri Yukteswar is renowned as the revered guru of the great pioneer of yoga in the West, Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi). In this remarkable work – composed in the year 1894 at the request of the great Indian sage, Mahavatar Babaji – Sri Yukteswar outlines the universal path that every human being must travel to enlightenment. He also explains the vast recurring cycles of history – the yugas that mark the upward ascent of human consciousness over millenniums – amid the ever-changing panorama of turbulent world events.

Be Here Now,
by Ram Dass

In March 1961, Professor Richard Alpert – later renamed Ram Dass – held appointments in four departments at Harvard University. He published books, drove a Mercedes and regularly vacationed in the Caribbean. By most societal standards, he had achieved great success… And yet he couldn’t escape the feeling that something was missing.  Psilocybin and LSD changed that. During a period of experimentation, Alpert peeled away each layer of his identity, disassociating from himself as a professor, a social cosmopolite, and lastly, as a physical being. Fear turned into exaltation upon the realization that at his truest, he was just his inner-self: a luminous being that he could trust indefinitely and love infinitely.  And thus, a spiritual journey commenced. Alpert headed to India where his guru renamed him Baba Ram Dass – “servant of God.”  “Be Here Now.”  Is his guide to being present and realizing the truth.  He started upon the path of enlightenment, and has been journeying along it ever since.  Be Here Now is a vehicle for sharing the true message, and a guide to self-determination.

The Biology of Belief, by Bruce Lipton

Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of “Epigenetics” is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.

The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge

This book speaks to neuroplasticity and how one can rewire their brain through conscious practices and lifestyle. Psychiatrist and researcher Norman Doidge, MD, travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed — people whose mental limitations or brain damage were previously seen as unalterable, and whose conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless.

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza

This book speaks to the power of the mind and positive thought. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse-or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs. Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect.

Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon, by Dr. Joe Dispenza

What would it mean to become supernatural? What if you could tune in to frequencies beyond our material world . . . change your brain chemistry to access transcendent levels of awareness . . . create a new future . . . and transform your very biology to enable profound healing? This is what Dr. Joe Dispenza offers in this revolutionary book: a body of knowledge and a set of tools that allow ordinary people-people just like you-to reach extraordinary states of being.

This book gives evidence to what is being taught by One Root Seven Branches. To access these capacities within oneself that you thought were unthinkable and unimaginable, yet it is totally possible. Many, including I, have experienced it myself.

Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

Here is the book that brought the mystical implications of subatomic physics to popular consciousness for the very first time—way back in 1975. “Physicists do not need mysticism,” Dr. Capra says, “and mystics do not need physics, but humanity needs both.” It’s a message of timeless importance.

The Gift, by Hafiz

This is a book of poems by Hafiz that brings light and humor to the ignorance of the human mind and the realization of something beyond the human capacity, the supreme being. More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi—Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the “Invisible Tongue.” Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words—to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.

We Are All The Same, by Jim Wooten

A story about a young South African boy with AIDS and his message to the public that “We are all the same.” No matter what illness, bodily deformity, skin color… we are the same.

Recommended Documentaries

The Highest Pass

Soon after Adam Schomer meets a modern yogi and guru, Anand Mehrotra, they plan an expedition through the highest passes of the Himalayas in Northern India. These are some of the most dangerous roads in the world, yet they manage to assemble a team of seven motorcycle riders to share in what will become the journey of a lifetime. This documentary shares the timeless wisdom of the teachings that flow through Anand and how to live more from love than fear.


This film speaks to the yogic teachings and Yoganandas journey of sharing them in the west. With his quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, mystic Paramahansa Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience. These teachings are relevant for ALL!


Heal documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

Featuring Dr. Deepak Chopra, Anita Moorjani, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Michael Beckwith, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Anthony William ‘ Medical Medium’, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Gregg Braden, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. David Hamilton, Dr. Kelly Brogan, Rob Wergin, Dr. Kelly Turner, Peter Chrone, Dr Darren Weissman, and Dr Jeffrey Thompson.


A beautiful display of truly living the teachings of yoga, love, and peace. This story of a simple lawyer who rose into a worlwide symbol of peace and understanding. We can all learn from his display of devotion to truth.

Becoming Nobody

BECOMING NOBODY represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom.

I Am

Filmmaker Tom Shadyac interviews philosophers, scientists and others to find out ways — individually and communally — that people can improve the way they live.

Conscious Consumption

As awake beings living a conscious and aware life, we must be conscious in all aspects of life, including how we consume. This is true for our energetic consumption, physical or action based consumption, and thought based consumption. Below are a few conscious brands that also share the yogic teachings.

The Sattva Collection

Sattva means “whole, complete, truth and balance.” It is a way of living, a way of being.

The Sattva Collection is a conscious lifestyle jewelry brand created in Rishikesh, India, the birthplace of yoga. All of our gemstones are sourced from sacred locations in India. Each item in our collection is handmade by local artisans and blessed along the banks of the Ganges.

The inspiration behind our brand is to connect our wearers with their deepest souls wisdom, and empower them to live their most vibrant, expansive life when wearing our objects of beauty. Through an abundant life, made deeper through meditation, consciousness, and compassionate acts, our radiance makes itself known. Each 108-gemstone necklace is made with love and holds a special meaning that can have a profound positive impact on the wearer.

The Sattva Collection’s deep connection with India and other communities allows us to refresh our collection year-round, as we travel to teach yoga, learn, study, serve, and visit old friends.

The brand is blissfully rooted in meditative practice, and it is our experience that the objects offered in our collection enrich and enhance as well as adorn the conscious practice of meditation.

So much joy is experienced in creating The Sattva Collection brand is that we may inspire everyone we touch to experience the deep transformation, which is going on all around us and within us

This brand is an invitation to arrive at your highest self—and we are on the journey with you.

Sattva Connect

A consciousness resource, online yoga, meditation, and wisdom from various Sattva Yoga Teachers and Masters, including Anand Mehrotra and Corrin Vecchitto.

Stay connected to the teachings straight from the source, in India, to your home, wherever you are in the world.