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Since ancient times, many of the world’s great wisdom traditions have taught that wholeness, balance, and wellbeing is our natural state. While we may sometimes feel disconnected and get out of balance, each of us possesses an innate tendency and an infinite capacity to heal, transform, and awaken to higher states of awareness.
For many years, the Chopra Center’s mission has been to help people return to health and wholeness and experience their unbounded potential for love, creativity, happiness, fulfillment, and peace. We make these abstract concepts real by teaching practical tools and techniques that you can use in your daily life – including meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, emotional healing processes, conscious communication, balancing routines, mind-body healing modalities, and many other practices for total wellbeing.
The Chopra Centered Lifestyle is a truly holistic lifestyle that encompasses the interwoven layers of the body, mind, spirit, and the communities and environment in which we live. It blends the timeless wisdom of traditional healing systems with the most recent discoveries in mind-body medicine, neuroscience, and other scientific fields. Here are a few of the core principles underlying the Chopra Centered Lifestyle:
• The body is not an object; it is a dynamic process that is constantly being influenced by everything we ingest, including food, sensory input, and experiences.
• The greatest influence on our body is our mind.
• Healing is the process of reestablishing the integration between body, mind and spirit, creating opportunities for the return of the memory of wholeness.
• Realty is ultimately a selective act of perception and interpretation. A shift in our perception and interpretation enables us to break old habits and awaken new possibilities for balance, healing, and transformation.
As a growing body of research shows, we have an immense capacity to influence our own health and happiness through the lifestyle we create for ourselves. Our genetic predispositions, cultural background, and family history don’t have to be our fate because we have the power to make conscious choices to nurture our bodymind, restore balance, and expand our awareness of the happiness, peace, and wellbeing that is our essential nature.
The Chopra Centered Lifestyle is about making the most beneficial/nurturing choices in all aspects of our life, including these four major areas:
Health and Wellbeing—our physical vitality and emotional balance
Relationships—our connection with ourselves, loved ones, community, and environment
Success—finding and fulfilling our purpose; manifesting our dreams and desires
Personal Growth—spiritual unfoldment, individual expression, and the expansion of happiness
All of the Chopra Center’s programs, events, and online courses encompass all four categories of the Chopra Centered Lifestyle. However, each offering has a particular emphasis, so we have created this grid to help you choose the event that best fits your needs and desires: