Recognising the role of human consciousness in supporting the advancement of medical science, a Harvard Medical School affiliate has set up the Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet in Boston, United States.

The initiative by the Harvard Medical School affiliate Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is aimed at pushing the boundaries of medical science to explore how raising human consciousness can augment healing and recovery. 

The objective of the center would be on improving the health of patients and the broader community through scientific research in three connected areas of consciousness, cognition and compassion. 

In a statement, Harvard Medical School affiliate said: "Using scientific tools, the Center's research and ongoing clinical studies are focused on establishing the relationship between meditative practices and physiological changes." 

"The initiative is part of Sadhguru's mission to establish global platforms that will raise individual human consciousness to accelerate the journey towards creating a Conscious Planet," the statement further highlighted.

Reacting to the development through a tweet, Sadhguru's Isha Foundation said it was "delighted and excited to associate with the Center."

The Sadhguru Center for a Conscious Planet aims to bring together scientific investigators, experienced meditators, experts in the fields of medicine, contemplative sciences and others in exploratory research in this field.