January 24, 2013
Deepak in the News

Deepak Helps Conference Participants Use Their Minds to Find Wellness.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Published by mydesert.com


LA QUINTA — I sat in a cushioned, high-back chair in a ballroom at the La Quinta Resort and Club on Tuesday and tried to follow Dr. Deepak Chopra’s instruction to “let my mind settle into my breathing.”

Fat chance, I thought. I was on a social media-fueled adrenaline rush after tweeting photos and shooting iPhone videos at fitness-trainer Jillian Michaels’ early morning workout during the first event of the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Conference.


Then there were former President Bill Clinton’s remarks; a panel discussion led by Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News’ chief medical editor; and a flurry of tweets, photos, and Facebook postings.


But this was my assignment. I was to participate in Chopra’s mid-morning guided meditation session — without my iPhone. I grudgingly set it down on the chair next to me.


Surprisingly, the further we got into the 15-minute session, the more I was able to let my brain relax. By the time we got to the self-awareness segment — the “mind in your breathing” part — I found myself settling in and letting go of my thoughts. At least as much as I could.


Some of the meditations, thankfully, required visualization. The one that really triggered the outpouring of colorful images from my consciousness was “What vision do you have for your own well-being for the rest of your life?”


I saw a fit, trim woman running, sweating under the hot desert sun — a feeling of freedom, exuberance, and of being in the best shape of my life.


In the spirit of the Heath Matters conference, I pledge to make that an everyday reality.



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