Deepak Chopra -“Timeless You”
To be frank I was skeptical that anything could reverse the aging process, including Deepak Chopra’s Timeless You. I supposed over the past few years I had become desensitized to it. Miracle skin creams, impossible to maintain exercise programs, advertisements for plastic surgery, and a whole host of other “fountain of youth” cures have been put forward as solutions to what occurs to all of us naturally. Further, “if Deepak’s program worked,” I thought “why does he himself look like a man in his 60s (he’s 66)”?
I was right to be skeptical, but only because I was trying to make Timeless You something that it wasn’t . . .
As a 50 something year old male who has lived a good, but high stress life, I was showing signs of life’s wear and tear. My weight has gone up a little bit each year, my skin was flabby, particularly around the mid section and around the chest (i.e. “man boobs”), my hair was thinning and I had a difficult time sleeping, awakened every night around 2am for an hour or two.
I could not imagine anyone, not even the well-respected Deepak Chopra, could reverse what had taken place. My thinking was “each of us is given only so many rotations around the sun and when that’s it, that’s it.”
The basic premise of Timeless You is that your personal biology, not your chronological age, is the key component to the aging process. That if you maintain, (and make small daily improvements to) your body and mind the aging process can be reversed.
“I’ve been told all my life that diet, exercise and clean living are the secrets to a health and vibrant life and I did not need to pay $79.95 (the cost of the course) to hear it again,” I thought. So without making you read this all the way to the end, will Timeless You give you the body and a person 25 years younger? Not exactly, but that was not what was promised by Deepak Chopra; however that’s what I was hoping for.
This would be unrealistic of course As we age, our pores open up on our face, the area around our eyes gets darker, our skin becomes a little less elastic each year and our hair thins. Yes there are products that help reduce the effects of this, but eventually life happens none-the-less.
While Timeless You is not the fountain of youth, what the course will do is to help give you the best body and mind of someone your age, and in the process those around may very well round down instead of up with they try to place your age. Further, the lost “X Factor” of happiness, energy, confidence, clarity of thought, and engagement with the world (which are the things that really age us) quickly return for most people with Chopra’s Timeless You course – extending our ability to stay in the game and enjoy life longer.
Overview of the Course
The course takes some time to complete. There are six modules in Timeless You. Each separately helps bring us back in different areas, but the biggest benefit is how they work together. The six modules are:
Course 1, Changing Perceptions
Course 2, A Youthful Mind
Course 3, Healthy Relationships
Course 4, The Mind-Body Connection
Course 5, Mindful Eating
Course 6, Joyful Exercise
What I like about Timeless You is that ordinary people “blog in” at the bottom of each segment of each course (Course 1, Changing Perceptions, for example has five segments and each is filled with dozens of users comments) and they share the good and the bad about their experience with the segment. There were many more “good’s” than “bad’s,” but it appears that Deepak Chopra does not screen the responses before the users posts, which in my mind adds credibility to the program.
So what do I think overall? I think some areas were a little slow, but overall think Deepak Chopra’s Timeless You is very good – admittedly different than what I expected going in. What I was expecting was an inflexible prescription of action steps that would ultimately lead to some minor level of success if I was disciplined enough to follow them, but would eventually let me down the way so many other programs have in the past. What I got instead was a much more “whole of body and mind” experience that was far more gentle and considered in its approach for someone in their 50s. The outcome is a personally fulfilling daily journey where each day I achieve a slightly more youthful mind and body, and a have had reasonably fast return of the “X-Factors” of happiness, energy, confidence, clarity of thought, and engagement.
I rate Timeless You, surprisingly, 4 1/2 out of 5.
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