One of the most revered masters of wellness, Deepak Chopra, celebrated his 66th birthday yesterday! Happy birthday from Spa Week! This New Delhi-born physician, writer, and spiritual leader definitely knows a thing or two about living life to the fullest… in the healthiest, most desirable way possible. At Spa Week we truly admire Deepak Chopra for living well and spreading this important message to others. We know the perfect way for everyone to celebrate Deepak’s birthday this week – by heeding his wise words of wisdom. We took a look at some of his most well-known teachings and suggest practicing these 5: Practice Transcendental Meditation Deepak both practices and endorses meditation as a way to explore self-growth and achieve balance. Practice this technique for 15-20 minutes twice daily and you’ll be shocked at the incredible difference it makes in your frame of mind! It will help you to settle and allows your body deep rest and reduced stress. Work towards achieving a goal “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” Among many other things, Deepak is known for his words of encouragement. You have tons of goals in your head and things that you want to achieve – what are you waiting for?! Get to it and you’ll feel great. Explore Ayurvedic Medicine This type of medicine is traditional to India and involves a range of different practices ranging from massage and psychiatry to toxicology and the use of herbs. There are tons of ways to try it out! But, if you’re in Santa Monica, celebrate by getting a 60 Minute Swedish Massage with Ayurvedic Herbs at Alchemie Spa and Retreat – at Spa Week pricing until October 28th! Take a chance “A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.” We agree with Deepak – always living on the safe side isn’t really living at all! Risk doesn’t have to be associated with danger, but more so a development of yourself. Step outside of your comfort zone, try something you’ve never done before. It could open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities to be explored! Live in the present “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.” This is one of our favorite quotes, and one that should be lived by daily and not just in celebration of Deepak’s birthday. Motivate yourself to make each day count, and you’ll quickly find your life to be fuller than you’ve ever imagined it to be. Thanks for imparting so much wisdom and helping us explore the realm of wellness, Deepak! Cheers to 66 and many more to come!