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NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)

NEW Spiritual Solutions by Deepak Chopra(Hardcover)
Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges ( AUDIOBOOK Available )  "Great advice directly from the master on virtually any subject, it just doesn't get any better...

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)

Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy Tanzi, MD (Hardcover)
Learn about Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center's Super Brain dietary supplement - Ayurvedic Brain Support NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Super Brain by Deepak Chopra, MD & Rudy...

Ten Poems to Change Your Life

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
ABOUT THE BOOK: This is a dangerous book. Great poetry calls into question not less than everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain...

Joyful Wisdom

Joyful Wisdom
ABOUT THEBOOK: Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world. His first...

Book Of Secrets

Book Of Secrets
2005 Nautilus Book Award Grand Prize Winner! New York Times Best Seller! Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets...

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)

Soul of Leadership (Hardcover)
ABOUT THIS BOOK Leadership is the most crucial choice one can make—it is the decision to step out of darkness into the light.      Bestselling author and spiritual guide Deepak Chopra invites...

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)

GOD: A Story of Revelation (Hardcover)
“God is an empty term except through the revelations of all the saints, prophets, and mystics of history. They exist to plant the seeds of spirituality as a direct experience rather than a...

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)

Brotherhood - by Deepak & Sanjiv Chopra (Hardcover)
BROTHERHOOD Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream DEEPAK & SANJIV CHOPRA   “BROTHERHOOD is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite...

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui
ABOUT THE BOOK: Feng Shui is the ancient oriental art of enhancing and harmonizing the flow of energy in your surroundings.  Over the last twenty years, Karen Kingston has pioneered the study...

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May 10 2012

Downward Dog with Deepak Chopra

Written by Katherine Rosmanfor the Wall Street Journal

Deepak Chopra, 65, sometimes wears socks when he does yoga. His left fourth toe gives him trouble — “an old cricket injury,” he said last week, just after he completed his morning yoga practice and just before he left his apartment to meditate in an apartment a few floors below with P. Diddy.

I know this – and here are words I, as a Wall Street Journal reporter, didn’t anticipate saying – because I did yoga with Chopra on assignment, as a part of a new column in which I will practice yoga with interesting people and write about it.

Chopra, the best-selling author of books like “Spiritual Solutions,” does a 45-minute physical yoga practice every day, in addition to a daily two-hour meditation (which begins at 4 AM) and a visit to the gym. When he is at his home base in New York City, he practices in his midtown living room with Tara Stiles, 31, the founder of Strala Yoga in NoHo who has brought affordable yoga classes to the masses through her iPhone app (which Chopra helped develop).

The plan was to meet at Chopra’s apartment for a seven AM practice. There was an absolute deluge of rain that morning and I arrived five minutes late.* When I made it up to his 69th floor apartment, he was sitting at his living room table, surfing Twitter on his Apple laptop computer. In addition to socks, he was wearing thin black sweatpants and a black Chopra Center t-shirt with the word “peace” scrawled on the back in several languages (shanti, shalom, salaam). When we settled onto our mats, Chopra removed his rhinestone-encrusted glasses.

His apartment is a very comfortable size and has endless views of the city and the Hudson River. It is decorated with art and artifacts of South Asian, South American and Indian influence and provenance. Two guitars with ornate beading on their fronts rested on a credenza beneath a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Chopra nodded at the guitars and explained they were made by a famous instrument-maker who enjoyed peyote.

“Steve Jobs said that taking LSD was one of the most important experiences of his life,” I said.

“For me too,” replied Chopra.

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  • Well, I did not take any LSD and yet... still everything I needed has come my way :) No doubt Hatha Yoga (in my younger days introduced in the West and still seen then as a very weird thing...) gave me the One insight I needed for the rest of my life. But there was no Guru present for me. Had to figure it all out by myself and a nice doctor who sensed I was not mad but had not received yet the opportunity to figure it all out by myself. So he gave me that. If that is a Guru than fathers and mothers still need to learn a lot to educate their children in a proper way.....

    heartphone // 2012-05-11 14:09:34 // //
  • I feel so happy at discovering such beauty to see with my eyes and my heart. I ordered a watch and am looking forward to wearing it. I have a feeling that I will receive a lot of questions about it.

    Morgaine // 2012-05-15 16:05:12 // //

 

 

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  • I feel so happy at discovering such beauty to see with my eyes and my heart. I ordered a watch and am looking forward to wearing it. I have a feeling that I will receive a lot of questions about it.

    Morgaine // 2012-05-15 16:05:12 // //
  • Well, I did not take any LSD and yet... still everything I needed has come my way :) No doubt Hatha Yoga (in my younger days introduced in the West and still seen then as a very weird thing...) gave me the One insight I needed for the rest of my life. But there was no Guru present for me. Had to figure it all out by myself and a nice doctor who sensed I was not mad but had not received yet the opportunity to figure it all out by myself. So he gave me that. If that is a Guru than fathers and mothers still need to learn a lot to educate their children in a proper way.....

    heartphone // 2012-05-11 14:09:34 // //