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Taking annual vacations is really good for you. Ask your doctor: it appears that going on vacation may not be an icing-on-the-cake type of indulgence—it may actually be necessary for good health. But multi-week, exotic getaways aren’t always an option with the many responsibilities in our lives...Read More
Our bodies are designed for physical activity—to move and breathe and circulate our vital life energy. More than 5,000 years ago, the master Ayurvedic physician Charaka wrote, “From physical exercise, one gets lightness, a capacity for work, firmness, tolerance of difficulties, elimination of...Read More
Put a pencil between your lips in just the right way, and you’ll feel happier—though you won’t know why. The result is so reliable, I used this trick on students as a foolproof demo when I taught intro to psychology. This effect demonstrates the “facial feedback” theory of emotion —but you can...Read More
Stressed out because you have too much to do? You’re not alone. A busy calendar is one of the biggest contributors to stress. When we have a lot on our plates, we end up hurrying through our day and multitasking, which will only exacerbate stress levels. Deepak Chopra has some advice to the busy...Read More
Restful sleep is an essential key to staying healthy and vital. When you’re well-rested, you can approach stressful situations more calmly, yet sleep is so often neglected or underemphasized. There is even a tendency for people to boast about how little sleep they can get by on. In reality, a lack...Read More
Join Neil Theise, MD for Journey into Healing! This July 10-13 at Journey into Healing, Neil Theise MD will expand your understanding of mind-body healing, Ayurveda, and integratice health care. To learn more, please visit www.chopra.com/journey or call 888.736.6895 When I first began to meditate,...Read More
If you have a conscientious doctor, you’ve probably been asked important health questions such as: Are you eating a mostly vegetable based diet? Are you avoiding sugar and limiting glucose-spiking carbohydrates like white pasta and bread? Are you choosing organic? Are you avoiding habits that can...Read More
Join Neil Theise, MD for Journey into Healing! This July 10-13 at Journey into Healing, Neil Theise MD will expand your understanding of mind-body healing, Ayurveda, and integratice health care. To learn more, please visit www.chopra.com/journey or call 888.736.6895 Is science rewriting emptiness...Read More
Concentration and Meditation To reach the meditative state, concentration is required first. A scattered, distracted, and inattentive mind cannot truly meditate, even if one sits silently for long periods of time. As the Yoga Sutras teach us, one must first develop the one-pointed mind (ekagra...Read More

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