There are various ancient Hindu practices and philosophies which today have been proven by modern science. Such as:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Breathwork
  • Celibacy (Brahmacharya)
  • Various Ayurvedic techniques
  • Multiverse Theory
  • Simulation theory (concept of Maya and Lila)
  • Other philosophies which match up with modern quantum physics ideas

Can you name any others?

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    How is celibacy proven? And the same for maya and lila? Also, in Hinduism there is nothing matching about quantum mechanics?
    – Wikash_
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 6:40
  • The multiverse theory did not came from Hinduism btw.
    – Wikash_
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 7:03
  • Modern science would always demand an empirical evidence ,lest the credibility is doubted. The topics listed in the question, do not seem to have parallels in modern science.If so , how is it explained?Yet some modern concepts can be discovered to occur as part of ancient texts . Eg.Some of the modern math concepts occur in shulba sutras. They are systematically dealt in them
    – Athrey
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 7:38
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    You may choose to edit/refine your question, and support them with any factual statement/assertion
    – Athrey
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 8:08
  • Might be a duplicate of the following but it is closed too hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/17442/4732
    – Rickross
    Commented May 7, 2023 at 9:31

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Yogi's are known to observe their own body with utmost attention and were able to find out things about the body which modern medicine and science also found out.

One such thing is nasal cycle.

The nasal cycle was studied and discussed in the ancient Indian yoga of literature of pranayama. In the modern western literature, it was first described by the German physician Richard Kayser in 1895.

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A CT scan showing evidence of the nasal cycle. The more patent airway is on the right of the image; the swollen turbinates congesting the left.

The nasal cycle is the unconscious alternating partial congestion and decongestion of the nasal cavities in humans and other animals. This results in greater airflow through one nostril with periodic alternation between the nostrils. It is a physiological congestion of the nasal conchae, also called the nasal turbinates (curled bony projections within the nasal cavities), due to selective activation of one half of the autonomic nervous system by the hypothalamus. It should not be confused with pathological nasal congestion.

Also notice the similarity of this with Anulom Vilom Pranayama.

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