Deepak Chopra On Making The Mind-Body Connection
The video game is designed to help users achieve an inner sense of harmony.
(NAPSI)—Getting a step closer to the person you want to be could start with a video game. That’s because Deepak Chopra, internationally renowned author and expert on mind-body wellness, has discovered a way to use video games as an interactive journey of the mind and body.
Chopra blends ancient philosophies with the newest entertainment technology in the game “Leela”, available on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® and on Wii™.
The Importance Of Play
In Sanskrit, “leela” means “play”—a concept vital to mind-body wellness. More than a game, it is a one-of-a-kind experience that invokes whole-body movement with meditation and breathing techniques to relax, stretch and control both body and spirit.
At its foundation is the concept of the Seven Chakras, spiritual energy centers inside every human being. When these chakras are aligned, the result is greater well-being, opening new avenues of possibility and personal fulfillment. The seven stages of the game focus on these chakras, each offering successively more challenging experiences. Each area uses a different section of the body, and as each section is mastered, players learn how to bring these energy centers into alignment. There is no traditional winning or losing.
Instilling A Sense Of Inner Harmony
The game moves at an individual’s pace, and its only aim is to instill an inner sense of harmony and accomplishment.
“The medium of interactive video games is enormously rich and filled with creative opportunity that has barely been tapped,” says Chopra, who, along with Curious Pictures, spent more than two years conceptualizing the game. “There are many people who practice yoga and meditation who have video-game systems in their homes, powerful devices that are capable of creating wonderful experiences.”
On Kinect for Xbox 360, “Leela” also incorporates “stillness meditation,” an activity that uses technology to display a real-time graphical representation of breathing, offering gentle feedback and guidance for a number of deep-breathing exercises.
Reflecting Your Imagination
Users can create a personalized mandala, or visual representation of the inner self. No two can be alike, and each one reflects the beauty, nature, senses and imagination of the individual.
To learn more, visit www.deepakchopraleela.com.