Robin Roberts' Re-Boot Camp: Deepak Chopra Shares Meditation Tips

The practice of meditation is growing in popularity.

“There's all these incredible trends in meditation,” she said, mentioning vibrations, sound healing, crystal healing and aromatherapy meditations.

For some, group meditation classes have become the latest after-work hot spot, and people who don’t have time for a drop-in session can consult the hundreds of meditation apps that offer guided sessions that they can do anywhere and at any time.

Research proves that meditation doesn’t just relax you; it can physically change your brain for the better.

ABC News anchor Dan Harris wrote a book about how meditation can make someone “10% happier,” and “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts also meditates.

“As we showed in ‘Super Genes,’ actually meditation changes your gene expression so within one week of meditation you see a 40 percent increase in the enzyme called telomerase, which is an anti-aging enzyme," said Chopra, who co-authored the book "Super Genes" with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.

"All the genes that are responsible for self-regulation and healing go up, sometimes seventeen-fold. All the genes that are responsible for inflammation go down. Inflammation is associated with many diseases," Chopra said. "This is at the genetic level but besides that, it helps you sleep better, improves your relationships, gets rid of stress."

Chopra, 69, said meditation changed his own life decades ago when he was a 30-year-old medical resident.

Chopra also took questions from “GMA” audience members of varying levels of meditation experience.

Kelsey Schobert asked how to prevent random thoughts from popping up into her head during meditation.

Sabyna Passi asked Chopra how to find time in a busy schedule to practice meditation, and if there is a proper place to practice.

"Sitting is best. If you’re lying down you might fall asleep, which means you need sleep anyway," Chopra said. "Anytime is good. Anytime. Anywhere. Even in a bus or a train or a plane. You just have to be comfortable."

Jennifer Chang, who said she’s been meditating for a while, asked what the next step was for an experienced meditator. In response, Chopra led Chang and the other audience members in an exercise to help heighten creativity and self-awareness, asking them if they are aware.

"The question, ‘Are you aware?,’ is a thought. The answer, ‘Yes,’ is a thought. In between is your inner being, awareness," Chopra said. "You can live here. You don’t have to live anywhere else, in the center of your being, and then no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic the world is, you never lose your peace. Your equanimity is grounded here so try to live here, in the presence of your being."