You don’t get stronger in the gym.

Period.

You get stronger when you rest – it’s when you rest that your body is able to heal and build new muscle tissue.

We tend to overlook the importance of rest and calm – what Paul Chek calls Dr. Quiet – but it is massively important to our health and performance! Paul first learned this lesson through the works of Paramahansa Yogananda. An Indian Yogi and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Paramahansa Yogananda had a very integrated philosophy of health, one that greatly influenced Paul’s thinking.

Watch Paul explain Paramanhansa Yogananda’s integrated view of health.

Historically, Yogananda was the first major Indian teacher to settle in America, and the first prominent Indian to be hosted in the White House in 1927. His early acclaim led to the title “the 20th century’s first superstar guru,” by the LA Times.

That superstardom came, not only from his teachings on personal health and happiness, but through his efforts to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western religions and to create a balance between Western material growth and Indian spirituality.

Paul’s mother joined the Self-Realization Fellowship when he was just a small child, making his first introduction to yoga and meditation at the early age of 8 years old. So his integrated perspective on health and performance (and thus the CHEK Institute’s) began at a very early age.

As with Hippocrates, one of the key lessons we should take from Paramahansa Yogananda is that…

YOU have the power to re-imagine what is possible for yourself and for the world.

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