Mallika Chopra

About Mallika Chopra

Mallika is Tara and Leela's mom. She's written two books inspired by them - 100 Promises to My Baby and 100 Questions from Her Child. She started Intent to realize her personal intention to connect with others by sharing and listening to each others stories.
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The Inspiration of Arianna Huffington and “Thrive”

Arianna Huffington is at the top of my list of women who intrigue me and whom I truly admire. Having met and heard her speak many times, I am always impressed by how articulate and smart she is. (Her relationship with my father, Deepak Chopra, dates back decades to when my dad saw her mother […]

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The Power of Breath in Meditation and Fitness

I was nine years old when my father, Deepak Chopra, taught me to meditate. Meditation has become an invaluable tool in my life to help  me stay calm, centered, and focused since then. A vital part of meditation is breath. It is also an important aspect of yoga in wisdom traditions.  We know through sciences […]

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Exercise for Joy, Energy, and Happiness

Every year I set the same resolutions – lose 15 pounds, cut out refined sugar, meditate daily, exercise 5 times a week – resolutions that seem like nostalgic wishes by mid February. This year I set the intent I am living with the intent to feel energetic, creative, joyful, centered and inspired.  And, while I […]

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From Mallika Chopra: What Makes a Good Intent?

This afternoon as my husband, two daughters and I wandered the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, we reflected on 2013 and shared our hopes and dreams for 2014.  (We are in Hanoi on an incredible family vacation to meet family who is living here.) 2014 is a big year for my family.  Leela, my youngest daughter, […]

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Set Intents Not Resolutions For 2014

Every December, like millions of others, I set new years resolutions. Lose 15 pounds.  Keep in touch with friends.  Exercise 5 times a week.  Start yoga. Write a book. Jan 2nd or 3rd I usually make it to a yoga class, cramming the studio with the other newbies who have made a similar commitments.  I […]

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A Moment With Nelson Mandela, Rest in Peace

In 1999, I had the honor to meet Nelson Mandela.  He was attending a state banquet (in South Africa) and a friend scuttled me in for a quick meet and greet.  I was completely in awe, of course, and don’t think I said anything other than put my hands together in respect when we met. […]

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UNICEF’s I Believe in Zero to Save Children from Preventable Disease

My Conversation with Caryl Stern, President US Fund for UNICEF When I was in college, I wrote my senior thesis on the Convention of the Rights of the Child.  I no longer know where that document is or even remember the details of that in-depth study that consumed my last year of college.  What has […]

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A Chopra in Yoga Class and the Intent to Connect

We are midway through week two of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge with Tara Stiles and Sports Club LA and I want to thank all of you that have participated. There have been a lot of inspiring intents about creating a yoga practice, getting back into it or simply wanting to create a deeper connection. […]

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Mallika Chopra: My Yoga Challenge

I struggle with yoga.  I feel guilty admitting this given I am a Chopra, a meditator, from India, live in Santa Monica, have dear friends who are yoga teachers, and have a website on intention.  People assume I am a yogi, and I’ve even been recruited to be a spokesperson for yoga by companies even […]

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Mallika Chopra: Train Your Mind Like An Olympic Athlete

  By Mallika Chopra Wellness is a popular trend these days. From bootcamps, to botox, to gluten-free diets — there is no shortage of methods and techniques promising to change your body and fix your life. But we, as a society, often forget that wellness is not just about physical prowess. How far you can […]

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