Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Deepak Chopra,M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

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Articles by Deepak Chopra

It's known that meditation helps relax the mind and expand awareness. What's beginning to emerge is evidence of positive brain activity as well.Read More
Don't let fear stand in the way of a fulfilling meditation practice. Here, Deepak Chopra talks about the most common fears and how they stem from simple misunderstandings.Read More
Your whole system, including how you breathe, think, and feel converges at the heart. Find out how to keep this major energy center in balance.Read More
Your immune system is not just a physical mechanism used to fight disease. It actually transmits your thoughts and moods to your cells. Make sure you send the right messages.Read More
Don't get stuck in the social media fluff. Learn how to use it to expand your consciousness and improve your well-being.Read More
The custom of starting the New Year with a resolution has good intentions behind it. But for most, good intentions don't get very far. There's a better way to create positive, lasting change in your life. Here's the New Year's plan you need to follow.Read More
There is some convincing research about the benefits of daily meditation. Some people have high expectations for their first meditation, but it's important to know that even if “nothing” happens when you sit down to meditate, it's still working. Here's why.Read More
Learn how to face the dark, cold months with as much enthusiasm and enjoyment as you experience throughout the rest of the year.Read More
What you see isn't always what you get. Here, Deepak explains why miracles can't be disregarded by science.Read More
More than 100 million Americans are reported to suffer from chronic pain, many who are stuck taking pain meds for life. Find out how Ayurveda's approach to pain management helps reduce pain in a non-addictive and holistic way.Read More
There are three vital elements that make any intention come true. Find out what those elements are, and how to perfect them so you can realize the intentions, prayers, and dreams in your life.Read More
On a mission to find true happiness? Of course you are, that's why we're all here. Find out what Deepak has to say about the 10 things you can do in your life that can lead you down the path of true happiness and bliss.Read More
To say that prayers are answered isn't the same as saying that God answers prayers. In the first case, a thought manifests as reality. In the second case, a supernatural being in the sky listens to millions of requests every day and kindly responds. If answered and unanswered prayers have a basis in our own awareness, what creates the difference?Read More
Why am I here? What is my purpose? How do I discover and fulfill my deepest mission? These are questions that we all ask at one time or another. Sometimes we go through phases where we have a clear vision of our purpose. Other times we might encounter roadblocks, whether internal or external, that seem to prevent us from fully living that purpose once we identify it. Here are six tools you can use to gain greater clarity on your life's purpose.Read More
It's probably safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. But are their prayers answered selectively? Keep reading as Deepak explores the topic of intentions and consciousness, diving into the three aspects that enter into any intention, thought, and prayer.Read More
Question: Meditation Versus Sleep? Dear Deepak, I've been interested in the subject of meditating and finding relaxation through it, however, whenever I've tried one of the practices, I keep ending up asking myself: Wait! Isn't this exactly what sleeping does?! Closing my eyes and letting go of all...Read More
To date, one of biology’s greatest achievements, mapping the human genome, is only just beginning to translate into medical advances. But in 2014 there will likely be more headlines about another type of study in genetics that is already impacting everyone. We are referring to a different aspect of...Read More
You alone are the explorer of your inner world. Of all the ways to unfold your inner potential, by far the most powerful is to use the flow of evolution. Evolution isn't just a theory but a force that has been working in every cell of your body since you were born. As a child, you experienced...Read More
This article is co-authored by Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D. We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label applied to mystics, saints, and sages, both East...Read More
In the past two decades, yoga has moved from relative anonymity in the West to a well-recognized practice offered in thousands of studios, community centers, hospitals, gyms, and health clubs. Although yoga is commonly portrayed as a popular fitness trend, it’s actually the core of the Vedic...Read More
If you were to eavesdrop on the conversations taking place around you, stress would likely be one of the most common words you would hear. People talk about feeling stressed about their work, the economy, global politics, deadlines, their relationships, and just about everything else. Many suffer...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
How do I quiet my mind when meditating? I have been trying for a long time without any success. I need help! Deepak’s Answer In meditation, any attempt to quiet the mind using force won't work. The everyday mind is full of thoughts, feelings, sensations, worries, daydreams, and fantasies. But at a...Read More
An inner guide for transforming your life! Did you know that there is a flow of powerful energy that permeates every aspect of our reality? When aligned with this flow, we’re tapped into the pure, unlimited source of all peace, possibility and potential. Actualize your vision for authentic well-...Read More
Mantra: I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me. “Finding the hidden dimensions in yourself is the only way to fulfill your deepest hunger.” –Deepak Chopra Modern life is often so fast and hectic that we forget to nourish ourselves. Everyone deserves to thrive, which depends on paying...Read More
When I talk to people struggling with excess weight, the same themes repeat themselves, often for decades. Does any of this sound familiar? • “I’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked. I might as well give up.” • “I must be genetically programmed to be overweight.” • “I’m too old to start all...Read More
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Joy is a divine quality of our true self, which is inherently lighthearted, playful, and free. The path to joy is a return to wholeness. It's about shifting our perspective from ego to spirit. If you want to cultivate more joy, creativity, and love in your life, here are eight principles that will help you shift your internal reference point from the limitations of the ego-mind to the freedom of spirit.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
“ 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
Do you love your mind? For many people, the answer is “no” or “not all the time.” They often feel trapped inside their thoughts and emotions, at the mercy of a host of uninvited guests – the fear that roams the mind at will, the dark depression that takes up residence and refuses to leave, the...Read More
We have all experienced loss, heartache, and sorrow. Nobody wants to go through emotional pain, but it is an inevitable human experience. Freeing yourself from this emotional baggage is crucial because dwelling on the past prevents you from participating in the present, which is the only place in which you can experience love, happiness, fulfillment, and miracles. Here are seven steps to help you release the past and return to love.Read More
Most of us do not believe that we live in mythic times, and we look back on such times – when knights sought the Holy Grail and Icarus flew too close to the sun – through a thick haze. Why is myth relevant? Why bother? At best myth flickers in and out of modern life, making it hard to tell whether...Read More
If you want to create a compelling new chapter in your life, the first step is to do away with all of the labels that you habitually use to identify yourself, such as titles, roles, possessions, and external attributes. They become limiting boundaries, and the real you is unbounded. Try these exercises to shift your perspective from identifying with the self-image to seeing your true self.Read More
As we have explored in the first week of the 21-Day Meditation Challenge™―Miraculous Relationships, our essential nature is pure, unbounded spirit. We are born as radiant beings of love, and we are here to be the presence of love in the world. Early in our lives, however, many of us had experiences...Read More
Most of us did not receive formal instructions on how to love. In fact, most people have a fairly undeveloped emotional skill set. By becoming more conscious of the principles and patterns that drive emotional responses, we can learn to recognize and express our feelings in healthier ways, expand our sense of self, communicate with more consciousness, and cultivate stronger relationships. Here's how.Read More
There is a center in the body where love and spirit are joined, and that center is heart. It is your heart that aches or fills with love, that feels compassion and trust . . . that seems empty or overflowing. Within the heart is a subtler center that experiences spirit, but you can’t feel spirit as...Read More
For many years I wrote a column called Ask Deepak, answering questions about personal dilemmas that people sent in from all around the world, including India, China, the United States, Canada, and many countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Yet in a sense, everyone was...Read More
Have you ever felt stuck or suffered from a problem that seems to be recycling through your life? As the physicist Albert Einstein famously said, “No problem can ever be solved at the level of awareness at which it was created.” Find out what Deepak has to say about the three levels of awareness, and how a limited level of awareness might be keeping you from the living the life you want to live.Read More
If you were to ask me what the most important experience of my life has been, I would say it was learning to meditate. Meditation has been the key to my creativity, wellbeing, and happiness. I have enjoyed it in my own life, and it continues to be one of the most powerful healing tools we offer at...Read More
In Ayurveda, sensory impressions are considered crucial to health. Just as the food we eat creates our bodily tissues, our sensory impressions determine the quality of our thoughts and emotions. To achieve optimal physical and emotional well-being, follow these tips to use sounds, feelings, sights, tastes, and smells to balance and heal.Read More
Even though we all have genetic predispositions, our health and aging aren't predetermined. By making conscious choices in our behavior and where we focus our attention, we can transform our experience of our body to decrease our biological age. These seven steps are practical ways to tap into your inner reservoir of unlimited energy, creativity, vitality, and love.Read More
We are the only creatures on the planet who can change our biology through our thoughts, feelings, and intentions. When we fall in love, positive thoughts and emotions course through our body and strengthen our immune system. On the other hand, the dark thoughts and feelings of depression can leave...Read More
One of the keys to harnessing the unlimited power of the mind is to expand your level of self-awareness. When your awareness is contracted, the flow of energy throughout your body-mind is hampered. When you expand your awareness, your energy flows freely. You're more balanced, creative, and are open to new possibilities. At this level, you have all the power you need to create a new reality. Follow these 11 practical principles to help you expand your awareness.Read More
It is not news that depression has become a kind of invisible epidemic, afflicting approximately 121 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization ranks depression as one of the world’s most disabling diseases, and our best estimates from population studies show that approximately twenty...Read More
Old habits are hard to break. Our society has a magic bullet fixation, waiting for the next miracle drug to cure us of every ill. Doctors receive no economic benefit from pushing prevention over drugs and surgery. Rather than feeling gloomy, Let's focus on enabling you, the individual, to take charge of your own wellness.Read More
Perhaps the greatest gift of meditation is the way in which it cleanses the windows of perception, allowing us to experience our natural state of simple and open awareness. When we’re awake to our essential self, we feel happy, light, and at peace. In contrast, unhappiness is a state of...Read More
During each 21-Day Meditation Challenge , we receive questions from participants who are curious about the sensations they experience during meditation, including everything from tingling feelings in the body and sleepiness to the desire to cry or laugh out loud. Although there are a variety of...Read More
Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a...Read More
In the past forty years, meditation has entered the mainstream of modern Western culture, prescribed by physicians and practiced by everyone from business executives, artists, and scientists to students, teachers, military personnel, and – on a promising note – politicians. Ohio Congressman Tim...Read More

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