What if you could change the way your body ages without surgery or medication? What if you could actually make yourself younger?
Dr. Deepak Chopra has facilitated a series of Siminars called TimelessYou in conjunction with Grandparents.com. These five courses, available for $29.99, are designed to help users adapt the way they think about their body, time, and the aging process, and to apply new understanding to developing the mind, body, and relationships to stay healthy and vibrant long into “old age”.
There are six courses that each take approximately an hour to complete and tackle the individual components of embracing the timeless self:
- Changing Perceptions
- A Youthful Mind
- Healthy Relationships
- The Mind-Body Connection
- Mindful Eating
- Joyful Exercise
This review covers the first course, “Changing Perceptions”.
Though it may seem like a large chunk of time, 85 minutes moves quickly in the “Changing Perceptions” Siminar. The course is divided into five 15-minute sections, which are then further divided into related sub-sections that introduce and build on Chopra’s points.
As the course title indicates, the first course is devoted to understanding and changing the perceptions we have about our bodies and the way they age. The foundation of the course is the Ayurvedic principle that “what you see, you will become”. Therefore, how we age is a reflection of how we perceive aging and our bodies.
Another key component of the course is differentiating between “chronological” age, or the number of years we have been alive, and the “biological” age, or the physical condition of our bodies. Chopra encourages users to create their Biostat – a biological age within 15 years of their current age that they want to be – and to condition their minds to make their Biostat a reality.
The segments of each lesson were a combination of polls, short quizzes, written passages and video clips of Dr. Chopra himself expounding on the concepts in the section. Zoomable images illustrated such ideas as the “subtle body” and reinforced the mantras that Chopra prescribes throughout the course. Mixed media made the entire course easier to follow and will serve a variety of learning styles.
While I realized rather quickly that I am not the target audience for this series of Siminars (the youngest biological age range presented was 30-39 and I am 27 chronologically), “Changing Perceptions” was nonetheless full of valuable information that is applicable to adults of all ages. We can all benefit from realizing the control we have over our own physical and mental health simply by virtue of how we see the world around us. I am going to complete the remaining five courses for my own benefit, and I highly recommend the series to anybody looking to take greater ownership of his or her well-being.
Shannon lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband, son, and two cats. When she isn’t reading, getting paid to play on social media, or running her own business she enjoys playing with her baby, cooking, and blogging at www.shannontrenton.com.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Deepak Chopra Siminars. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.