Oprah Winfrey has another 21-day meditation challenge for her fans — and this one might just help them lose some weight.
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.
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Healthy habits: Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra have announced their latest in a series of 21-day mediation experiences, this one aimed at people who want to lose weight
Spreading the love: This is the duo’s tenth guided meditation guide, which is available for free
‘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’.
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.’