Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You
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Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You

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Deepak Chopra presents ten lessons to help build awareness and change the distorted energy patterns that are the root cause of aging, infirmity, and disease.

Fifteen years after his #1 New York Times bestseller, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra revisits "the forgotten miracle"–the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal. You cannot take advantage of this m...more
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Published October 13th 2009 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2002)
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“We don’t really know what a body can do,” wrote 17th-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza in a reflection on the body’s unrealized potential. Centuries later, according to physician and mind-body expert Deepak Chopra, we still don’t really know — and this is great news for those of us interested in expanding our physical and spiritual limits. In the first half of the book, Chopra “reinvents the body” as a manifestation of energy, and his five breakthrough ideas show how the body can be changed th...more
Narasu
I really didn't like this book. It was too condensed and too
"self-help-y" with all the anecdotes of people with no last names.

Plus there was one anecdote about a woman who "saved her marriage" by doing all the things her husband wanted like "baking fresh-baked bread" out of "selfless love" while stopping the things that he didn't like such as "showing her hurt feelings" because they annoyed him. Yeah, the relationship got better, but at what cost? I don't think that is good relationship advice...more
Lola
I really don't know where to begin my review but here goes.... I have read many books on mind/body/ spirit, but this one is written in an easy to read/ understand format . I like how Deepak explains the concept of our beings as essentially energy that can be guided or redirected in a desirable direction. His philosophy is Science meets Buddah meets God.... The bottom line to this book is that we all are born with God in us and we must make an effort to connect with the God in us in order to know...more
Donatella
Jun 06, 2011 Donatella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Donatella by: Jos Ariëns
La prima parte non mi è piaciuta molto. Ravviso un pericolo nell'attribuire tutto questo potere alla mente rispetto al nostro corpo, ossia quello di colpevolizzare consciamente o inconsciamente le persone che si ammalano. Ma la seconda parte l'ho trovata "forte", l'ho sentita risuonare e l'ho percepita vera. Mi sono ricreduta abbastanza. Mi rimane sempre un dubbio rispetto all'abitudine di parlare delle cose spirituali usando una scaletta a punti...
Julie Luekenga
I can't even begin to review this book without revealing how incredibly different it is from anything I usually read.

Although I knew of Deepak (who, of the Oprah generation, doesn't?)I didn't have any exposure to him until I signed up for an Oprah-Deepak 21-day online meditation challenge. The concept of meditation was also way outside anything I usually pursue, but life was and is flinging some stuff my way, and it sounded like something that might be helpful to try. I was hooked.

That experie...more
Deanna
This book taught me a lot about how to think of my body - as the "interface between the material and spiritual worlds" and also how to reconnect to our own souls. Chopra gives a list of ten breakthroughs in how to think of our bodies and our souls - five different ways to think of our bodies and five different ways to think of our souls.

It also reiterates the idea (that Chinese medicine is based upon) that our bodies are made of energy and we can manipulate that energy both with our minds throu...more
Billcorcoran
The good news is that there is some good advice in here on how to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Having said that, as you can see, I only gave it three stars. I knew going in that there would be a lot of discussion of eastern spiritualism and I was interested to hear what he had to say on the subject. It is not a religious book and he states this early on in the book. However, for me there was too much discussion of how the “soul” is affected by outside forces, which for me amounted to...more
Greta
I don't know what it was about this book that made me sort of not like it. It has some fascinating ideas about the body and its relationship with the soul. There wasn't anything I found unbelievable or unhelpful. Maybe it was his anecdotal writing style. Maybe it was just a bit too deep for me to comprehend all at once. While I've read other books on this topic and find the subject to be an important one, I don't think this is the best book to read about it. I know this is not a very good review...more
Karen Jett
Feb 04, 2010 Karen Jett rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: those who read Chopra, Myss, or Dyer
I always enjoy books by Deepak Chopra. My only disappointment was that I did not experience any real Aha! moments while reading this book. There was lots of good information, some of it a review of what I know and should be doing, some of it new and expanding.

What I found most valuable was the metaphor he used comparing soul-living to being in the great outdoors and ego-lving to being enclosed in a small shack. Somehow this image is very peaceful, non-threatening, and mind expanding for me.
Jean
Deepak Chopra gives us lots to think about and delivers it in such a way that one can test out easily enough. Having said that, it was a bit confusing from time to time, as there is so much to digest. I want to own this book to refer to again and again. I do believe we can "control" our own health. I do know that love is the key to everything and when we work from that place of love, the rest follows so much better.
Kimberly Morghan
Some interesting points but repetitive at times. I have read a few other books on the same topic recently, and this one seemed to be just a re-hash of what I'd read by other authors. Perhaps if I'd read this one first, I would have had a few more "a-ha!" moments. This is the first book I've read by Deepak Chopra, and I know folks do like him, so I will try one of his other books.
Jon Evans
I tend to take a reduction and mechanical view on things when it comes to the body and science and have to remind myself to be more holistic. In this book Deepak did a wonderful job at reminding me of the connection the body has with the spiritual and how much of an impact the soul has on the body and the body on the soul. It reminds me of the nature nurture debate only spiritual physical and how it really boils down to both. There are several examples given to support this. For some this book w...more
tiffany
i don't lean towards d.chopra books, i think because there are so many (50+),it tends to be a deterrent to me. but, this book caught my attention and was excellent. i highly recommend it to all those on the path of trying to be their own director, the one who acts vs. reacts and reaches for that higher calmness..that i call happiness.
Irene M. Ochoa
It took me a long time to get through this book, but only because I had to digest it every few pages and let it simmer and percolate. I actually need to re-read it again, so that I can actually live, not just read and digest the message. A wonderful book with a great message in living a more concious life.
Marina Sarra Barigelli
I loved everything about this book. I listened to the whole unabridged audiobook twice and couldn't stop taking notes. I finally bought a copy hoping my daughters would read it and will buy another to keep for myself. It is by far the best book written by Chopra.
Jan
Usually I pick up the book I need when I need it. This time my husband brought home the book I needed when I didn't have my usual intuition at the library. I'm not sure how to rate it as I've finished. I just know it is the book I needed at this moment.
Mari
I thought it was pretty okay. Most of the advice in there, I feel it is common sense. Not to fond of self-help books, but if you find yourself disconnected from life, or from your own dreams and happiness, then this is the book for you.
Maria Paiz
"Your body is boundless. It is channeling the energy, creativity, and intelligence of the entire universe. At this moment, the universe is listening through your ears, seeing through your eyes, experiencing through your brain. Your purpose for being here is to allow the universe to evolve."

In this book, Chopra evokes the Tao Te Ching: without awareness, there is nothing. Naturally, we are aware of the obvious: we have a body, we have our surroundings, we have a soul. But, what does that mean, e...more
Ja Chu
4/10/14: "Live as if you have all the time in the world... this is functional immortality" - Deepak Chopra

4/8/14: holistic medicine better than modern medicine, sophistication of humans beyond physical body, Qi Gong introduction, effects of Energy/Thought patterns.
Mirjam
Nov 17, 2013 Mirjam marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
"Werkelijke veranderingen vereisen een natuurlijke, ontspannen houding. Jammer genoeg steken we vaak ongelofelijk veel energie in het beschermen van ons zelfbeeld. We verdedigen het tegen echte én vermeende aanvallen. De beste houding is dat er niets valt te beschermen of verdedigen. Je wilt sterk zijn maar werkelijke kracht komt voort uit liefde die bestendig is en aan zichzelf genoeg heeft. Een verdedigingsmuur om je heen bouwen geeft alleen schijnkracht. Blijf je richten op wat liefde voor jo...more
Robin
I got about halfway through this, it just seems to be lacking depth to me, the anecdotal stories in particular. He mentions someone going to a conference on qi-cong and doing muscle testing, looking for strengths and weaknesses in the body, but he doesn't explain the how or why. The story is about a man who became interested in energy healing and he drags a man with Parkinson's with him, but doesn't follow up with the man. He has some good points in it but I haven't felt any real revelations. It...more
Josie
I love the way he talks about the body, in the first section. I've found that section to be useful and inspiring in my own personal body work as well as the work I do with others.



Although the second section of the book has lots of interesting meditation exercises, I found the writing style to be vague and not all that helpful. Also, lots of references to "recent studies" without being specific or siting those studies...which always annoys me. Either don't use science and studies or do, but if yo...more
Andrea
A synthesis of many teachings I've learned through yoga and Buddhist-influenced Eastern thought, mainly focusing on the impermanence and changeability of our physical selves and how the constructs we imagine are our"selves" bear no influence on our truest essence. I've always liked what Chopra has to say, so I'm already in the choir when it comes to his take on the mind-body connection, holistic health, meditation, contemplation, consciousness, and relationships. Still, this book contains easily...more
Dylan
Was listening to this, very slowly, on walks, back when my dear dog was alive. I liked it quite a lot. I think Chopra's a deep guy. I used to hear his name, in league with pop teevee and bestsellers, and would think "Oh brother. Some cheesy Eastern spirituality lite." I mean, look at the title of this book: it's atrocious! But Chopra is great. He does the audio himself, so you get a real feeling for his voice and presence. If there were a "I'll get back to this one day, for sure" shelf, I'd stas...more
Bettina
"De ziel is oneindig verruimend. Deze eigenschap kun je omzetten in een leven dat zich kenmerkt door reizen, doorbraken en persoonlijke groei. Het voornaamste thema hier is evolutie." Blz 293
Francine
I've been reading Chopra for a couple of weeks...don't let the entry on my list fool you.

The author writes in clear and concise terms; he is very understandable. He touches on other faiths as well as Ayervada (which I am currently exploring).

This is my second Chopra book so I was pleasantly surprised by his technique near the end of this one. He give 10 Steps to Wholeness and then discusses each step briefly. I loved this part of the book.

There is something here for the solitary reader as well a...more
Julie Laporte
My favorite book by Deepak Chopra. There are so many sections that have the insight and strength to stand alone, yet they're all here. Its genius sometimes catches you off-guard...even as I approached the end, I would come across passages that were so profound, I would think, "Wow...this single section could be the creed for my life..."

If there's ONE self-help book you'll ever own, this should be the one. You can read it over and over and over. Most books of this type, you get the gist of it aft...more
Lisa
Officially giving this 3.5 stars. Very interesting concept, and one that I want to explore more. However, I feel like the execution of this concept lost me at times, as books like this often do. I do recommend reading it, if you're interested. If you find yourself bored or confused at times, as I was, I suggest persevering, because I do think that this book is worth the time and effort. Also, I found myself relating more to certain passages and concepts as the book went on, as if my mind (or sou...more
Alex
Excelente lectura para estos tiempos de enfermedad y desesperación.
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Dr. Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Center for well-being in Carlsbad, California, and New York City, and cofounder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Chopra’s Wellness Radio airs weekly on Sirius/XM Stars, Channels 102 and 55, and focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being, and spirituality. The June 1999 issue of Time magazine heralde...more
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