Training the Mind, Healing the Body

A Complete Course for Holistic Health and Well Being
Narrated by: Dr. Deepak Chopra
Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
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Training the mind... Healing the body... Transforming your life

Over the past ten years, mind-body medicine has been revolutionizing the way we think about our health. Millions of people are discovering that their thoughts, their feelings, and their physical well-being are intimately connected - and this is transforming the way we eat, exercise, work, and even relate to one another.

During this program, you'll become thoroughly familiar with the philosophical foundations of mind body health care, you'll also learn how to:

  • Integrate the healing traditions of the East with the latest practical discoveries of Western science
  • Change the way you eat - or even when you eat - to create greater mental and physical energy
  • Sleep well every night
  • Identify what makes you uniquely different from anyone who has ever lived as well as what you share with all of humanity
  • Exercise better, not harder
  • Enter the silent spaces between your thoughts to create a rejuvenating sense of alertness
  • Understand how the process of disease really works, and how you can break the progression that leads to illness
  • Use your heart as well as your brain to make insightful choices and accurate life decisions
  • Increase your personal efficiency by discovering the best times of day for mental and physical activities
  • Discover the intimate connection between your physical body and your emotional and spiritual well-being

In the more than ten years that they've worked together, Dr. Simon and Deepak Chopra have developed a shared vision of what good health means and how to place it within the reach of every human being. Training the Mind, Healing the Body is the full realization of that vision.

©1997 Dr. Deepak Chopra (P)1997 Nightingale

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Meditation exercises skipped

This is a great introduction to Ayurvedic principles. The recording is a compilation talks from a retreat and the tracks are split between two speakers. The only thing that could be improved is the flow. There are gaps that are a bit long. Which could be intentional but they aren't explained. Also, there is a meditation introduced but then not included in the recording.

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Mind Blowing!

The first few chapters were written to form the premise that we are light and energy in a scientific manner. Once they established the premise, the authors were able to inform/educate their readers about the power within us to heal ourselves.
The rest of the book shared benefits of meditation, how to id our body type, and "treat" our bodies for a better health and ultimately more fulfilling life.

If you are are in a "rut" and are ready for a change, it starts with the way you think.

I highly recommend this book.

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A very clarifying experience!

I love this book because it clearly explained the importance of taking care of our lives through meditation, the foods we eat, and everything that we put in our bodies. Living a life full of love and passion is what I learned from reading this book.I would recommend this book to anyone who desires to live a healthier and fuller lifestyle.Those that want to reach out for more in every aspect of their life by being aware of the now instead of worrying about the future and the past. I gave it this rating because the book really helped me to channel my energy in a more positive direction and live life with a lot more love and passion... Also, The importance of spirituality and being able to meditate at least twice a day which will help push you towards what you want out of life.

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Too wordy

Way too technical for me. Too Psychological for the lay person. I would not suggest to the average seeker looking enlightenment.

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A new way of thinking....

I purchased this audio to learn of alternative approaches to health and wholeness, and I was not disappointed. Although I will need to listen to this several times to glean the ideas more completely, I learned enough this first time to be challenged to do some life changes. This book is not for the faint of heart, as it requires the listener to be fully engaged. Well worth the time investment though for those who enjoy a challenge.

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loved it! thank you Deepak and David for sharing.

loved it fully. Learnt a lot. I will use the lessons in my daily life. Just amazing! thank you

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Must read

Everyone should read this. It will help you dramatically correct behaviors that we not supportive of the life you are meant to live and help you understand many truths about yourself and humankind.

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Beautifully Done

As someone that has been listening to Audibles on Self Awareness, Improvement and Actualization I can say this is at the top of my list. I've also been listening to a lot of material on meditations, mindsets, pineal gland activation, kundalini energy, chakra centers, crystal healing, radionics, sleep cycles... even magic. And, so far much of it has led me to most of what this program teaches. Part of the magic in life is living from the inside out while living a balanced life. Part of the fun in life is then creating your own life from a place of love and restoration. It's key to remember though that you can't give if you're empty inside. Take care of yourself first so that your whole. Then you can be the best you for yourself and others. There's deep peace and joy in that. Programs like this help tune one's very essence into the micro and macro energies that are active and always influencing our beings. You'll stumble and fall along the way but if you stay focused on improving who you are with a standing belief in God you will find Grace from many sources. Just remember to forgive yourself along the way. The self critic is more harmful than helpful. So like the Nike saying goes... Just Do It!

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in depth knowledge

Full and comprehensive knowledge on gaining health and wellness. helpful for the medical practitioner and and individuals looking to live well.

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I had to return the book

Up till chapter 3, I have still no idea why Deepak is talking about how the mind and body works. He was still giving a world history of philosophy and science up to that point. I don’t really need all of these mumbo jumbo and theories, I want to know how to train the mind, I need practical examples!

Can’t really listen to this while driving either, when Deepak talks it requires full concentration in a dark room, doing nothing, and I don’t think this is actually his book, but based on a recording of one of his conventions or seminars.

I have more things and more info to absorb and my exams is a month away, I can’t possibly be finding insight after Chapter 7. Granted, there was some practical examples of meditating halfway after Chapter 3, but that took a while, and it was short and parse and not conducted by Deepak himself, not that it really matter to me who is conducting the meditation but it came to the point that the ‘other guy’ was way more interesting to listen to than Deepak.

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  • Igor
  • 12-15-16

Amazing content,very educational

I did like both authors. Deepak was little more scientific but funny in the same time always trying to input some story inside or something for easier remembering. Really easy listening. David and Deepak are making really nice contrast between scientific and practical use in the real life. Little hard to absorb all information in one listening.

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  • Ashvin Patel
  • 04-27-17

Loved it

What did you like most about Training the Mind, Healing the Body?

It was my first introduction to Deepak Chopra and David Simon. I will certainly be following the authors, and reading more of their books. Both the authors represented their beliefs beautifully, and their personalities shone through. I have made changes to my life after reading this book, and in two weeks I have already noticed the difference. Thank you Deepak Chopra and David Simon.

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Very entertaining, as well as educational.

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  • Ken
  • 04-02-16

The only word is Enlightening

Deepak, one of the best teachers of our time. brilliant book. if you only read one book.

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  • alessandra della scala
  • 03-24-19

loved it

Couldn't stop myself from listening, i need to write it all down. where can i find the pdf version

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  • Dr huma tofique
  • 09-01-17

loved it

I just loved this book and enjoyed listening to this book thank you very much for recommending this book to me😀very grateful to have a chance to hear such a book

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  • mahab i kazmi
  • 04-13-16

brilliant

so rich i could spend weeks on each chapter
a real gift of a seminar

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  • Aston Jones
  • 03-10-16

I'm no medic ,,but!

A great introduction to self maintenance from a Asia perspective. I have tried a few of the recommendations and found they suit me in preference to my life style and fitness level.
I felt I had to learn more and yet at the same time I had enough to get started.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-20

Become a passioned lover of life

Loved it. Very educational on the subject of Ayurveda and its essences on subjects concerning health, healing & recognizing disease and how to reverse it.

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  • Mr. K. Kannathasan
  • 12-04-19

done it again

another life changing book. found some of the phrases complicated but amazing in its core.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-19

Disappointed but not put off

My conclusion that a Audible book has been successful is my Word document full of notes after finishing.
I struggling to really gain much value from listening, as opposed to Chopras other books, as left with hardly any notes.
Bear in mind, I only gave it around 4 Chapters before giving up - with more patience I'm sure others would gain more value !

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  • rosie
  • 08-30-17

Amazing content!!

There is much Ayurveda knowledge to be shared in this book, discussion about health, spirituality, ways of living is also covered in a unique and easily applicable way! Definitely worth reading.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-07-17

Life changing

I loved the narrators (authors) and found this book most fascinating. It has changed many aspects of how I look at life.

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  • Matt
  • 05-12-20

A guide to greater consciousness

Great read. The audible book has helped me think greater than I have in terms of what I wish a / my healing centre to be. So greatful to Deepak and David for taking the time to express it for a greater audience. Keep up the good work and I look forward to our paths crossing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-19

Amazing

This lecture series has sparked a new flame of curiosity and wonder for the experience of consciousness as a human!