The Chopra Center

Definition - What does The Chopra Center mean?

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, located in Carlsbad, California, provides an integrative approach to overall physical, spiritual and mental health through workshops, retreats and treatment programs. World-renown physician, speaker and author, Deepak Chopra, and the late David Smith, M.D., founded the center in 1996.

The Chopra Center's offerings center around the ancient practices of yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, which is the traditional system of medicine developed in India. The center also provides teacher training, spa treatments and detoxification therapy, among other programs.

Yogapedia explains The Chopra Center

Integrating the Eastern healing arts with modern Western medicine, The Chopra Center's approach incorporates the whole person, recognizing the importance of mental, emotional and spiritual well-being to the overall health of the individual. Key to this approach is the focus on self-awareness and Vedic consciousness-based teachings.

The Chopra Center includes the Mind-Body Medical Group for those fighting physical illness, stress or emotional pain. The medical doctors at the center address the root causes and imbalances in the body rather than simply treat symptoms.

The center's core principles of health and well-being are focused on:

  • Health as a state of higher awareness that is more than a healthy physical body
  • Doctors educating patients about healthy choices and helping to bring balance to their lives
  • The connection between mind and body and how each influences the other
  • Both conventional and alternative medical practices benefit patients; the key is selecting the best treatment for the individual situation.
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