In his new book, Super Genes, Deepak Chopra, M.D., explores the powerful ways practices such as mindfulness, diet, and exercise can affect our DNA for optimal well-being. In this interview with Sonima founder Sonia Jones, Chopra explicates the connection between our narratives, our lifestyle, and our genetic composition. New scientific research bolsters Chopra’s teachings that we have the power to shape our lives through practices that affect us at a genetic level and actually alter the ways in which our DNA is expressed.

Dr. Chopra’s New Book Super Genes is now available for pre-order, and will be on shelves November 10.