Meditation party with Oprah and Deepak. BYO_.
Oprah Winfrey, fairy godmother of all things favorite and downward facing puppy lover, wants you to join her and new age bestie Deepak Chopra on a 3-week long meditation challenge. But don’t get too excited, there are no prizes given away here, you see, because the journey IS the reward. Tell us more Lady O.
The 21-day meditation challenge which starts March 11 is a collaboration between Oprah’s Lifeclass (her self-helpy program) and The Chopra Center and is free and open to all with an interweb connection or smartphone. What you sign up for is a digital program in which you will receive a daily barrage of inspirational messages, images and reflection questions. So…kind of like your facebook feed without the baby pictures. Your virtual vrittis shall be soothed, though, with 15 minute daily guided meditations from 50 Cent’s righthand energy manifester, the meditation gaming magnate himself, Deepak Chopra. You’re also invited to journal your experience online as part of the program. Kind of like twitter.
Here’s your official invite from oprahdeepakmeditation.com:
Join us on March 11 for a transformational three-week guided meditation journey toward the triad of whole wellness—mind, body, and spirit. In our interactive online program, we invite you to meditate and journal with us each day to embrace the vision of your best self, expand your understanding of your miraculous body, and achieve greater balance and wellbeing.
We encourage you to register now for our all-new 21-Day Meditation Challenge—Perfect Health. It’s free to participate andwe will be your guides each day as together we discover how to recognize our body’s natural perfection and leverage its inherent wisdom.
The community aspect of this is really the bonus. Despite the vaguely menacing message to not meditate alone, many regular meditators can sit still on their own. But the fact that the internet opens it up to a sort of group effort can be more motivating. Also, didn’t you read?? OPRAH IS MEDITATING WITH YOU! And you just don’t deny Oprah. When the 21 days are up though, we’ll still be here if you need us.
Sanskrit mantras and their meanings will also be part of the program so if you’re sheepish about meditation “voodoo” jazz you might choose to stay with the other herd.
You tell us, are these digitally connected group challenges helpful?
The online yoga community has already taken to coordinating collective challenges of yoga and meditation as well as book clubs and discussions. Maybe we don’t need Oprah.
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