Deepak Chopra Talks On ‘The Nature of Reality’

April 8, 2019

A large crowd packed a hotel conference room for a talk by Deepak Chopra on Saturday about ‘The Nature of Reality’ at the Fairmont Southampton, with the free event organized by Colonial Insurance Group in support of their Zest Wellness programme.

He was the latest in a series of high-profile speakers who have been brought to the Island by Colonial which in the past has organized events involving Suze Orman and Arianna Huffington.

Colonial CEO Naz Farrow said: “As an insurer it is incredibly important to tackle the health issues on this Island and Dr. Chopra is one of the greatest world leaders in mind and body medicine. I hope that people are able to take on board at least a little of the things he spoke about to improve their physical and mental health.

“Through our Zest corporate wellness programme, we give people the tools through which they can improve their health and we knew Dr. Chopra was a perfect fit with the Zest ideals and that he would inspire people to take control of their health and make a commitment to everyday lifestyle changes in order to live a better and healthier life.”

Deepak Chopra Bermuda April 2019

Dr. Chopra, who was given a standing ovation as he came onto the stage, spoke about a series of issues that affect a person’s wellbeing and the importance of what he called the six pillars of health, which included sleep, awareness, movement, emotions, nutrition and grounding.

On sleep he discussed the many stages of sleep and the differences between deep, light and dream sleep and how we are in a continuous cycle of sleep throughout the night. “Dream sleep is where your emotions are renewed and where the body can move away from anxiety and depression and more into peace and joy.”

With nutrition, he encouraged the audience to think about the seven colours of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – when buying and eating food, saying the colours represent healthy fruit and vegetables full of antioxidants, as well as colourful spices with loads of added health benefits.

Regarding movement, Dr. Chopra talked about the importance of getting at least 10,000 steps a day as well as introducing yoga and breathing techniques to your daily routines, which can significantly reduce stress and anxiety. Awareness and mindfulness was the next pillar, whereby Dr. Chopra involved the entire audience in meditation, which brought complete silence to the room.

Grounding was the final pillar of health discussed, adding that doing something as simple as walking on the beautiful beaches of Bermuda, with your bare feet in the sand will help to ground you to the earth.

“Twenty minutes of grounding will get inflammation out of your body. You will reset your biological rhythms,” he told the audience.

Dr. Chopra is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 85 books translated into more than 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a Clinical Professor in Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

He was brought to the island by Colonial Group International [CGI] as part of their commitment to health promotion and preventative benefits, which includes the CGI Zest Wellness Programme.

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  1. PANGAEA says:

    The act of throwing all that is good under the buss .

    I can hardly accept the fact that no body has come forward here to express appreciation for all that is good this island has to offer.

    Does not any body know how to say “thank you” these days.

    Do we take delight in throwing the efforts of people under the buss .

    This situation happens far too often these days virtually in ever walks of life here.

    It goes this way ~~~~ ” If you want to hear the music you have to pay the band ”

    I ask where does this get you ?