Deepak, Litmus Test For Meditating Correctly

Stress free, reduces aging, increases attention span, helps you feel more connected, improves metabolic function and helps weight loss. Those are just a few of the much vaunted benies of mediation. But instead of making you feel good about your new practice, meditation is making you anxious because you are not sure if you are doing it right.

Writing for the Huff Post, Sasha Bronner reveals Deepak Chopra’s litmus test to find out whether you are in fact meditating correctly, which should ease your (hopefully more relaxed) mind.

And a regular yoga practice helps prepare the body to sit for meditation. Consider signing up for the Telluride Yoga Festival or one of many yoga-inspired, adventures with Telluride’s RE:treat.

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Deepak Chopra’s meditation litmus test is simple: “If you’re doing it, then you’re doing it right.”

The meditation and mindfulness guru spoke to The Huffington Post at a recent event in Los Angeles to celebrate his daughter, Mallika Chopra, who had just published the new book, “Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy.”

Later in the afternoon, Deepak led the hushed room into a guided meditation, his voice deep and calming, as he offered a seamless transition from a buzzing social atmosphere to a suddenly deeply internal one.

“Meditation is a progressive quieting of the mind until you get to the source of the mind, which is pure consciousness,” Chopra explained in an interview before the event began, his bejeweled transition glasses slowly lightening from dark to clear. “You are not your mind or your thoughts. You are the consciousness in which the thoughts come and go.”

Guests, including many of the Chopra family, packed themselves tightly into the meditation room at Unplug Meditation in West Los Angeles as Mallika told the room that her parents taught her to meditate at age nine and that she would come home from school and meditate with her mother as a way to feel close.

Chopra learned to meditate 35 years ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “I was lucky enough to have Maharishi Yogi as my direct teacher. He was the teacher for the world at the time, including the Beatles,” he said….

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