Once limited to fairytales and folklore, magic has been prevalent throughout history and is just now starting to be understood and recognized by science. Whether it be levitation, clairvoyance, remote viewing or telepathy; magic has been practiced for centuries and the more we explore these abilities, the better understanding we will have of ourselves and the world around us.

On Voice America’s hit show Make America Healthy, host Beth Shaw, founder of YogaFit Training Systems, brings up topics affecting our nation today and talks through solutions that the everyday American can achieve. In the episode titled “Yoga, Levitation & Superpowers,” Beth invites Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin, to take us on a deeper dive into ancient wisdom and modern sciences, while guiding us to the secret powers of the universe. In his new book, Real Magic, Radin paves the road to new scientific horizons, arguing that magic is a natural aspect of reality that everyone is capable of tapping into with diligent practice.     

Traditionally, tapping into your inner magic was thought to only be achieved after years of practicing deep meditation and yoga, but as acceptance of plant medicine grows throughout the modern world, scientists are discovering the supernatural benefits psychedelics have on the mind, body, and spirit. Allowing us to step outside of our realms, psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD alter our state of mind so that we can see the world from a different, more unified, perspective. 

Just with trying anything new in life, it is important to take precaution when experimenting with psychedelic plant medicine. The Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. They provide a psychedelic fundamentals course as a beginners guide to plant medicine, backed up by scientific research. If you have never experienced psychedelics, it is generally recommended you start off with a micro-dose, a small enough dose to reap the benefits while avoiding undesirable side effects. Through countless studies, research has proven positive effects on depression, PTSD, and creativity levels; but since there is yet to be a designated prescription for what micro-dosing means, it is important to decipher what works for you. 

If you are weary of psychedelic practices, stay true to your intuition and follow the tried and true methods of yoga and meditation. Prioritize your health and sign up for your first YogaFit training program. Our Meditation and Mindfulness course provides a one­-day transformational training that uses a multilayered approach to mantra and chakra meditations to balance the nervous system and bring greater awareness to the mind and the body. If you enter the code VOICE22 at checkout, you will receive 15% off your next yoga session! At YogaFit we follow our essence of “Breathing, feeling, listening to your body. Letting go of judgment, competition and expectations. Staying in the present moment.” Only you will know what is right for you.