So Deepak Chopra has an iPhone app. Oh wait, this just in… Deepak Chopra has TWO iPhone apps. The beloved teddy bear of alt-medicine’s first foray into the mobile world came last fall with ‘Stress Free’, an app basically reminding you to ‘chill the eff out fool!’ Now with with the help of model/yogi Tara Stiles, and a snazzily hip website (www.deepakchopramobile.com) we can all chill the eff out and yoga on-the-go to Chopra’s soothing voice and Ms. Stiles agile demos, all for just $2.99! It’s called “Authentic Yoga”… discuss amongst yourselves. ps. this is a not a review. try ann pizer (about.com) for a good pros and cons breakdown.
Via said snazzy site:
Practice wherever you are, with the most comprehensive practical and fun mobile yoga app, brought to you by Deepak and Tara Stiles, “the coolest yoga instructor ever.”
Like totally. If you’re familiar with Chopra’s over 45 books then you know he’s pretty big on manifesting success, love, happiness etc. by developing self-motivation/empowerment through mind/body/soul connection, and he’s sort of a case in point. So it’s no shocker his yoga practice has manifested itself onto a more tech-savvy platform after the tired old ink and paper routine has been translated into 35 languages and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. (that’s a lot).
As Mr. Dee told NPR in a November interview:
“Most people when they think of iPhones or BlackBerries or just everything that’s digital these days, they associate it with stress,” Chopra says. “So the thought came to me, why not use the very technology that is supposedly distracting you to bring you to the present, to help you focus on the moment, to help you get rid of stress. There is no stopping technology, and what we do with it depends on us.”
Wanna know what will make you even less stressed? Something free. Head on over to the NY Yoga Examiner where YD pal Jenn is giving away a *free* download of the new “Authentic Yoga” app, but you only have til Friday to enter.. ack! omg, hurry up…get on it stat!!
Here’s a video of the ChopStiles duo on ABC’s Good Morning America. Authentic enough for your tastes?
Will you pony up the $2.99 for “Authentic Yoga”?
**Oh, and in other good news for NYers, YogaLocal iPhone app is now FREE. hey hey.**