- "Although everyone ages, no dies of old age per say. It's not a disease. At the moment of death, more than 99 percent of a person's genes are intact."
- Dr. Chopra says that people "get old" because they believe it supposed to happen and quit directing their bodies into a healthy direction. "It's good for ninety-year-olds to go to the gym to keep their muscles from wasting away. This fact has always been true. What has kept ninety-year-olds from (the gym) is psychological: The whole thing was unthinkable, risky or just not done."
- "Reinventing the body comes down to inserting yourself as the body's leader, the force that issues orders based on life-supporting beliefs. "
- "Cherished beliefs need to roll into the gutter.. The belief that aging is a curse, that the individual has no control over it, that dementia and memory loss are a roll of the dice, that cancer is looming in your future and cannot be stopped - all these outworn beliefs...need to roll into the gutter once and for all."
Deepak Chopra, MD., has been saying, for years, that aging and getting old are just not the same. In terms of Yoga and Ahyurveda, he is on solid ground. Many yogis live into their 90s but think, speak, act and live as though they have bodies of 50 year old people. Here are some of Dr. Chopra's insights about aging from Brotherhood, a book he co-authored with his brother Dr. Sanjiv Chopra:
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