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Having chosen a path embracing non-Western approaches to health, it surprises some to learn that I have chosen to take the flu vaccine. Because this has elicited such a variety of responses, I would like to share some of the reasons why I chose to do so. First, you have to understand where I am...Read More
Editor’s Note: Andrew Weil, M.D. is a world-renowned leader, best-selling author, and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. This March you have a special opportunity to hear Dr. Weil in person at the Chopra Center’s signature workshop Journey into Healing: What Are You Hungry For? where he...Read More
In Sanskrit, the word Jyotish, translated as “science of light,” refers to the profound and mathematically sophisticated form of astrology originating in the ancient Vedic traditions of India. Sometimes known as Vedic astrology, Jyotish describes the planetary patterns at the time of our birth and...Read More
A mind-body approach is the key to lifelong wellbeing. After promoting this message worldwide for thirty years, Deepak Chopra focuses on the huge problem of weight control in America with exciting new concepts. What Are You Hungry For? is the breakthrough book that can bring weight under effortless...Read More
Gratitude is something all of us understand. For instance, saying “thank you” when we receive a gift takes hardly any thought or effort. It just seems to come forth naturally. In the same way, when someone thanks us for something we did for them, this too feels natural and welcome. In fact, giving...Read More
In Ayurveda the fall season corresponds to two major doshas or mind-body principles: Pitta and Vata. ( Learn more about doshas here. ) Autumn is considered Pitta as long as hot weather prevails, and Vata as it becomes cold. Late fall and winter are known as “Vata season” because they are marked by...Read More
Lack of vital energy is a problem that usually defies conventional allopathic medicine. In most cases, if you go to a doctor complaining of nagging fatigue and flagging enthusiasm for life, you will have a series of blood tests to rule out the diseases that sometimes cause these symptoms. The...Read More
We might also ask, Wouldn’t you rather be peaceful, centered, and awake? Meditation is a time-honored practice for accessing a deeper state of pure awareness, beyond the noisy mental chatter that so often dominates our experience. Meditation is effortless, silently dissolving old conditioning and...Read More
“ When we are firmly established in non-violence, all beings around us cease to feel hostility.” ~Patanjali A few years ago a friend of mine was walking down a street in a big city he was visiting, and on impulse he went into a fancy bakery, enticed by their extravagant window display. As soon as...Read More

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