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Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old

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There is nothing inevitable about aging--that is the inspiring message from Dr. Deepak Chopra. "Once again Dr. Chopra presents us with information that can help us live long, healthy lives. For all those interested in a long, full life, this book is a valuable resource."--Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine and Miracles Over 1.5 million copies sold. National best ...more
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Published December 27th 1994 by Harmony (first published June 15th 1993)
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Charuga
Jul 22, 2008 Charuga rated it really liked it
I enjoy Chopra's books. As a western trained medical doctor (that specialized in endocrinology) I like his take on eastern & western philosophy. This book defines the mind/body/spirit connection and that "you are what you think".... Biostat 29 baby!!!
adllto
Oct 06, 2010 adllto rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ologies, general
Some people seem to rave about Deepak Chopra. I'm not sure why perhaps I was spoilt by Andrew Weil's book Healthy Aging.

Chopra has much similar to say as Weil and somehow need desperately a good book editor to help him say it. Perhaps the problem is everything has to link to his idea of quantum where he is drawing on quantum physics to bolster his case. "... the mind influences every cell in the body, human aging is fluid and changeable; it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reve
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Josh
May 14, 2007 Josh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: booksread
Deepak Chopra offers us nothing new in this book. He simply reinforces practical ideals for living a long, healthy life, body and soul. Great book to read and discuss.
عدنان
رحلة جميلة ، في الكثير من فلسفة الحياة و القليل من فلسفة الطب .
الكتاب بعكس عنوانه لا يتمركز على جانب التخلّص من وهم الشيخوخة، بقدر ما يتحدث عن فلسفة الكتاب في النظر للحياة و للصحة ..

في نظري هذا الكتاب هو (تأملاّت) و (خوطر) لديباك أكثر من كونه يبني (نموذجاً) جديداً في مفهوم الصحة .
فالتأملات و الخواطر تتميّز بتناثر وابتدعادها عن الوحدة الواحدة التي يتميّز بها النموذج ، وهذه النقطة هي الضعف الأساسي -حسب رأيي- في هذا الكتاب . فأنا توّقعته كتاباً يتحدث عن رؤية جديدة بنموذج متماسك ، ولكني وجدته يتحدث
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Pawan
Jun 15, 2011 Pawan rated it really liked it
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Even though I had heard of Deepak Chopra before and have listened to some of his interviews on TV, I had never read anything written by him before. This book “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” caught my attention and I am really glad of reading this book. This is slightly a different type of self-help book where he is specifically dealing with the concept of aging of human body and how we can have better control over it.

He has used research results from various fields a
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Barbara P
Aug 15, 2009 Barbara P rated it really liked it
What a treasure of a book! Chopra is a wise man of our times and presents his thoughts/ideas in such a practical way. It was timely to read this book as John and I are now in the older generation. He spells out so clearly the difference between growing older and staying youthful in mind, heart and spirit. He reminds us that yes, the years go on but disease is what makes us older and much disease is preventable. He also reminds us that all of our life experiences are stored in our cells and there ...more
Bakul
Jan 15, 2010 Bakul rated it did not like it
I started reading this book hoping this one will be a little bit better than his other books. I cannot say that I did not pick up few hints from this book, but it was utterly disappointing 99% of the time. However, it made a long road trip quite entertaining. First of all, advices he gives are ridiculously narcissitic. To go through the routine he suggested, one must be wealthy enough to support two maids or have a slave-like wife who does nothing but her husbands biddings. I doubt any husband w ...more
Kara  Myers
Apr 11, 2012 Kara Myers rated it it was ok
A new way of looking at aging but a bit too much quantum physics for me!
Othón León
Nov 14, 2012 Othón León rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
In this wonderful book (a must!), Deepak Chopra explains in a very understandable way and from A to Z, the difference between growing old and growing sick, being the last one, the accepted condition in our Western cultures for anyone over 45 years old, but amazingly, this does not have to be... it's actually a matter of awareness! biological age depends on psychological age he says, implying that knowledge of true nature is essential to overcome the fear and sorrow feelings that are really respo ...more
Ricardo Acuña
Oct 03, 2012 Ricardo Acuña rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spirituality
Además de tratar aspectos de la salud y vitalidad desde el punto de vista físico, biológico y también metafísico (bueno, al fin y al cabo es Chopra), de lo mas interesante es una serie de técnicas para mantener la vitalidad, salud y fuerza de vida. Los cuestionarios y ejercicios que presentan son muy sencillos de realizar. Lo difícil es la voluntad para hacerlos y cambiar de malos hábitos. Me parece muy acertado desde el punto de vista psicológico y biofísico. Ha que tener una vida equilibrada, ...more
غيث حسن
Mar 25, 2015 غيث حسن rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من البداية ضُحك علي حين ذهبت للبيت ودققت النظر قليلاً تحت العنوان الرئيس؛ ".... البديل الثوري لمكافحة الشيخوخة و التقدم في السن" هكذا فعلوا بي و بالسن على غرار مكافحة الحشرات!! المهم لا أخفيك أن العنوان مستفز وابن ستين ... ففضول القراءة لا يحتاج من يحركة هو أيضاً ابن .... حسناً سأدخل في لب الموضوع ، محتويات الكتاب قائمة على خمسة أقسام نظّر في القسم الأول لمفهوم الشيخوخة ، الشيخوخة التي هي نتيجة لطغان الحواس و أن ما توجد من قناعات بالية تلعب دوراً في تعزيزها و التي واذا ما استبدلت تلك المفاهيم إل ...more
Jalal Hameed
That is good
Suzanne
Jun 07, 2012 Suzanne rated it really liked it


Written in '93 and still relevant today, Dr Chopra opens the mind to view our bodies and our relationship to the universe in a wholly different way than most of us have been taught for our entire lives. Being a doctor and scientist, he backs his revelations with quantum physics and scientific theory. He includes simple exercises to help each of us reach our best health and full potential in this lifetime. I consider this a primer for a long, happy and healthy life.
Awdhesh Singh
Aug 29, 2014 Awdhesh Singh rated it it was amazing
This is an exceptional book, at least for me. I read this book around ten years ago and the book made great impression on me. Once I started the book, I could not leave it before I finished. The connection between science and spirituality, body and mind has never been written better. I still use many of the principles in my articles and books.
Phil Calandra
Aug 03, 2015 Phil Calandra rated it liked it
This is a very interesting book into the subject of achieving and enjoying longevity. There really isn't any secrets to this book. The essential theme to one's longevity is one's attitude, one's expectations and views towards one's golden years. We all have seen such variances in mental and physical functioning of people in their latter years. I've seen vibrant people well into their 80's still playing handball and who are just as sharp mentally as people 40 years their junior. I have also seen ...more
Madhumita
Oct 13, 2015 Madhumita rated it it was amazing
Today is a turning point in my life. Today I finished this guide.
I'll remember today, the day everything changed.
This isn't a book, it's a legacy of wisdom, handed down from the ancient sages, expressed through the eloquence and clarity of Deepak Chopra's words.
Thomas
Aug 15, 2011 Thomas rated it really liked it
Chopra expounds on quantum physics and how it is believed to influence aging. One thought-provoking idea: part of the reason we age as we do is because we are watching others age. Expectations of what age brings helps in fact to manifest those very things.
Jacob
Jul 24, 2011 Jacob rated it it was amazing
This book is great. I learned that you can basically live for ever because the cells in your body regenerate. After 7 years all of the cells in your body are brand new, even your bones and teeth. So take care of yourself and live a long and happy life-
Carrie
Aug 18, 2012 Carrie rated it really liked it
Good book. Reminds us to slow down, eat real food, and remember our thoughts can be powerful. Positive thoughts are keys to happiness and longevity.
Laurianne Macdonald
Apr 07, 2014 Laurianne Macdonald rated it really liked it
A must for anyone who knows there is more to it but hasn't quite figured it all out yet.
Freya
Nov 13, 2013 Freya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health-read
The theory that you can live forever...if you want to...okay....
Rasika Mahabal
Oct 22, 2013 Rasika Mahabal rated it really liked it
love his books... always!
نور سعيد
هذا الكتاب فتح امامي نافذة ومعاني جديدة عن معنى الزمان والمكان .... الجميل فيه هو جمعه بين الطب وعلم النفس والفيزياء باسلوب بسيط وابحاث علمية تجعل اي قاريء لم يدرس هذه التخصصات يفهمها بكل بساطة ... بالاساس يعتمدع نظرية اينشتاين الذي اعطى مفهوم جديد للانسانية حول الزمان والمكان ... تجربتي الاولى مع شوبرا ولن تكون الاخيرة باذن الله
Amy Beth
Jul 02, 2015 Amy Beth rated it it was amazing
Anyone over 40, who is concerned at all about aging, would most likely enjoy reading this book. I found it extremely comforting and know I will return to it. The ending is particularly soothing. There is some stuff in the middle that gets quite deeply into science and physics that I did skim over, I confess.
ياسر
Dec 01, 2014 ياسر rated it liked it
﴿هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ تُرَابٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ نُطْفَةٍ ثُمَّ مِنْ عَلَقَةٍ ثُمَّ يُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ ثُمَّ لِتَكُونُوا شُيُوخًا وَمِنْكُمْ مَنْ يُتَوَفَّى مِنْ قَبْلُ وَلِتَبْلُغُوا أَجَلًا مُسَمًّى وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ﴾ [Ghâfir: 67]

كتاب جميل عميق .. كتاب للمهتمين بالصحه العامه .. ما يعيبه في ثنايا الكتاب ماهو غامض وغير مفهوم وفي بعض الأوقات ما يخالف عقيدة الإسلام ..
Maykl
اكثر من ممتاز
كلاً منا لدية قدرات سهلة الأستخدام كبيرة التأثير ., ديبال شوبرا يساعدك في أكتشافها
وهو أيضا يشرح بعض الأعتقادات المكمونة و التي نرددها عن الشيخوخة والتي هي بالخطأوتعجل بالأمراض
انصح بقرائته لاأنه سيغير بداخلك بالتأكيد
Lisa
Nov 30, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This is a thick but well written look into how our bodies age through looking at our minds, our emotions, how we respond to our world, our spirituality. Through a heavy introduction in the first few chapters about relativity, quantum theory, and other difficult topics for the average reader, Chopra blends this through a series of 'exercises' into relaxation to come in touch with our "out of the box" thought processes, teaching control of how we relate to the environment around us to become one w ...more
Amy
Mar 16, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
An amazing perspective on aging. At first it was very heavy on the "new age, quantum physics- ish" stuff. Don't get me wrong. .I love new age books, ideas etc. I am from Vermont. But this was really different, heavy, and difficult at first.
It turns out to be a very interesting, intellectual yet a simple philosophy. The idea of being young forever and how people over 100 in fact do this exact thing. He presents plenty of research and reflection. He includes some stories. He discusses why in our
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Cara
Jan 19, 2016 Cara rated it really liked it
There was some fascinating insight in this book about the power of positivity and love. I did feel like it was lacking some religious insight, but the research was fascinating.
John Mason
It's really empowering, to know your mind can control you body and your outside life. It also brings a responsibility, to control your mind in a positive direction.
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Deepak Chopra, MD serves as the Founder and Chairman of The Chopra Foundation, and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of eighty books books with twenty-two New York Times best sellers in both
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“Perception appears to be automatic, but in fact it is a learned phenomenon. The world you live in, including the experience of your body, is completely dictated by how you learned to perceive it. If you change your perception, you change the experience of your body and your world.” 0 likes
“animal researchers have been able to induce rapid aging, disease, and early death in laboratory rats and mice by putting them in situations of high stress, such as by throwing them into tanks of water with no escape. Animals that have never met such a situation perceive it as hopeless and quickly give up and die. Animals that have been gradually conditioned to the tanks persevere and survive, swimming for long hours without signs of stress-induced deterioration of their tissues.” 0 likes
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