Want to lose weight? Meditate!
Oprah launches 21-day meditation program which she promises will make people feel ‘lighter in body, mind, and spirit’
- The 62-year-old mogul announced her latest meditation collaboration with Deepak Chopra, 68
- The 21-day program, which is free and begins March 21, will include 20-minute guided meditations by Oprah and Deepack
- Oprah, who has lost 26lbs since re-joining Weight Watchers, has said that meditating every day helps her stay centered
- Deepak added that meditating reduces stress, which can mess with a person’s metabolism
The 62-year-old media mogul’s tenth and latest program with Chopra Center for Wellbeing founder Deepak Chopra, 68, isn’t just about finding inner peace or focus. Titled ‘Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit‘, the three-week experience also aims to help participants drop some extra pounds.
And Oprah should know, as she’s recently lost and impressive 26lbs herself.
‘I have learned that weight can affect more than just our physical being, it takes on all kinds of different meaning in our lives,’ Oprah explained.
‘This meditation will help us recognize what we are really hungry for and help us move down the path to harmony within ourselves.’
Throughout the free program — which opens registration today and will be available for download on March 21 — listeners will tune in to 20-minute audio meditations led by both Oprah and Deepak, after which they should feel ‘lighter in body, mind, and spirit’.
There is also a journal feature on the app, available on iTunes and Google Play, where participants can track their progress.
Shedding pounds: Oprah, who is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, has lost 26lbs since joining
Famous voices: Deepak (pictured recording the mediations) will narrate the series with Oprah
Of course, it takes a bit more than staying still and searching yourself in order to slim down. Oprah is also a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, which encourages members to regulate their diets and exercise more.
But she insists that ‘centering’ herself makes a difference, too, and has helped her be successful in her latest bid to lose weight.
‘I give myself a chance just to be centered in prayerful thought, in alignment with something bigger than myself before I step out into the day,’ she told other Weight Watchers members. ‘I feel like I owe that to myself. And if I don’t do that, then I don’t feel like I’m good for the rest of the world.’
All-inclusive approach: Oprah has been eating healthy in order to slim down her figure
Checking all the boxes: But she said that in addition to sticking to a diet, she likes to ‘center’ herself with meditation and prayer
Deepak has also gotten healthier lately thanks to a change in his sleeping habits and maintaining an ‘almost vegan diet’ — but like Oprah, he claims that taking the time to calm down through mediation is a game-changer.
‘Meditation decreases stress which is associated with high level hormones, cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones alter metabolism,’ he told People.
‘Cortisol adds belly fat, which in turn messes up the metabolism even more, starting a vicious cycle. At the same time, adrenaline overdrive causes inflammation in the body which interferes in the metabolic processes.’
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