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Deepak Chopra Details  Leela  Meditation Game For Kinect, Wii
Deepak Chopra Details Leela Meditation Game For Kinect, Wii
July 19, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

Spirituality expert and alternative medicine proponent Dr. Deepak Chopra has revealed details of his upcoming release Leela, an interactive meditation aid without set goals.

Chopra told the AP that Leela -- Sanskrit for "play" -- will include seven different tasks devoted to different chakras, or energy centers on the body.

A root chakra exercise will ask players to tilt their hips to grow on-screen plants, while the heart chakra exercise will let players use fireballs to collect gems embedded in rocks.

Chopra said he felt games like Leela could "accelerate neural development and biological evolution," in contrast to many other games that "[create] addictions to violence, adrenaline and mindlessness, rather than mindfulness."

Two versions of the game are planned -- one for the Wii and one using Kinect on the Xbox 360. The latter version will reportedly include an exercise which uses the Kinect to measure users' chest movements to monitor breathing patterns.

Leela comes out of an licensing agreement between Chopra and THQ, announced last October, which gave the publisher the exclusive rights to publish games based on the controversial guru's teachings. The game is targeted for a November 8 release.

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