Dean Ornish, MD was invited to give a talk at the “Life Itself” conference in June 2022. The conference was organized by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Deepak Chopra. To introduce his talk, Dr. Ornish said he was going to talk less about his lifestyle medicine programs, his usual topic, and instead talk about a subject that was deeply personal to him and that he doesn’t usually speak about publicly. His talk focused on how Swami Satchidananda (Integral Yoga founder) motivated him to change the way he thinks about living.