Tennis star Novak Djokovic is in hot water.
During quarantine, Djokovic has been hosting an Instagram Live series called “The Self Mastery Project” in which various guests come on to talk about how to change your life for the better. Many of the guests offer tips on things like visualization and other self-help techniques. But Djokovic has had a few guests who are slightly outside the normal realm of wellness.
This week Djokovic talked to Chervin Jafarieh, who founded a company called CYMBIOTIKA. The company sells herbal supplements that are supposed to help achieve “homocysteine balance” and “improve symptoms of depression,” according to his website.
On the show, Djokovic brought up the theory that people’s energy can change the state of the world around them, and then suggested that humans can change the chemical makeup of food and water with their thoughts and emotions.
Undaunted, ATP #1 Novak Djokovic continues to give his big platform over to some truly nutty pseudoscience blabber.
Not as potentially dangerous as being anti-vaccines, but NO, you cannot change the molecular structure of water with your emotions, ffs.pic.twitter.com/BHzjOLe4r9
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) May 7, 2020
“It’s the connection that you’re talking about, the innate connection and really being present and being conscious of the moment and being conscious of the fact you’re drinking water," Djokovic said.
“I’ve seen people and I know some people that, through that energetical transformation, through the power of prayer, through the power of gratitude, they manage to turn the most toxic food or the most polluted water, into the most healing water. Because water reacts and scientists have proven that, that molecules in the water react to our emotions, to what is being said.”
Jafarieh agreed with Djokovic, and even cited a study that human emotions can change the molecular state of water.
“They say if you had specific thoughts, specific emotions onto the water, if they were happy thoughts, if they were good thoughts, they created a molecular structure that had a geo-prism based on sacred geometry, meaning there was symmetry and balance,” Jafarieh said. “On the opposite end, when you give water pain, fear, frustration, anger, that water will break apart.”
The study Jafarieh is citing was done by Masuro Emoto. His work has never been able to be replicated in any lab, and he declined to reproduce his results for the public.
The tennis star also came under fire recently for saying that if an anti-coronavirus vaccination is mandatory for players to return to tennis, he wouldn't take it.