One of the world’s foremost wellbeing experts believes Western countries are heading in an “extreme direction” when it comes to views on vaccination – and it could be “dangerous”.
Self-help guru Dr Deepak Chopra might not be one you’d typically expect to be first to get the COVID-19 vaccine, given his life’s mantra has been focused on mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing through nourishing your mind and body.
But behind all of the mindfulness and meditation practices he promotes, there’s now the science to back them up.
Dr Chopra, 74, started talking about the benefits of mindfulness and meditation almost 50 years ago when the science didn’t exist.
“The last two decades there’s been a huge revolution,” he told news.com.au.
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media_cameraDr Deepak Chopra has been promoting meditation and mindfulness for decades.
media_cameraGrowing up in India, he’s seen first-hand the benefits of vaccination.
He still believes the lifestyle measures those against the coronavirus vaccine say will protect them will “obviously decrease your risk”.
“That’s obvious,” he said.
“Having said that, I grew up in India where I saw millions of people die from polio, tuberculosis, malaria and smallpox…