Posts Tagged “mind”

Oh my Goa!

by Danielle Abisaab on February 16, 2013

Devanand in Sanskrit means Divine Bliss. Devanand is also the wizard waiter who tended our breakfast table during our trip to Goa. A man with incredible wits, filled with insight and inspiration, humble with a deep sense of respect for (…)

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Change your mind?

by Danielle Abisaab on November 9, 2011

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Do you ever get that feeling of being stuck in your life? that despite your best efforts, diligence and hard work, the course (…)

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It’s a three-ring circus

by Danielle Abisaab on November 1, 2011

A three-ring circus is defined as a circus having simultaneous performances in three separate rings, a good metaphor for our focus this week: Tristana. Tristana means three point of attention or rather, the union of three points of attention. Luckily (…)

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Join the revolution

by Danielle Abisaab on July 11, 2011

One of my favorite people in the world said: “This country was founded by revolution and revolutionaries.  That’s our heritage….  And so I don’t regard revolution as something bad.  I don’t think of revolution as a war.  To me revolution (…)

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Enlightenment is in

by Danielle Abisaab on June 4, 2011

Worry # 7 out of the 7 worries that get in the way of our happiness is the conviction that we can never realize enlightenment, that only the select few who wear rags, eat three grains of rice and sport beards (…)

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Ca-va-sana

by Danielle Abisaab on May 28, 2011

This week we focus on reason # 6 out of the 7 reasons that get in the way of our happiness: Fear of change, which taken to its extreme translates as Fear of death. In fact, yogis actually believe that fear (…)

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Whirling world

by Danielle Abisaab on May 20, 2011

This week, we focus on reason # 5 out of the 7 reasons that get in the way of our happiness: The strong conviction that we are pitted against a cruel and unjust world accompanied with the “I can’t do (…)

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Body my buddy…my abode

by Danielle Abisaab on May 6, 2011

click on photo to magnify Our focus this week is on the 3rd reason that gets in the way of our happiness: Our body image. How we see, perceive, misunderstand and sometimes even mistreat our poor bodies. See, our body (…)

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Love me do

by Danielle Abisaab on April 29, 2011

Did you know that everyone is inherently happy? And sadly, did you know that our true nature is shadowed by the many layers of worry that have become our daily thoughts? (duh! how silly of me to even ask when I keep (…)

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C’mon! Get happy

by Danielle Abisaab on April 22, 2011

Photo by unknown According to Steve Ross, yoga teacher and host of Oxygen TV show “Inhale”, there are 7 reasons that skew our perception and get in the way of our happiness. Once we identify these reasons and blow them (…)

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Sweet strawberry

by Danielle Abisaab on April 14, 2011

Strolling down meditation lane, we have left Pratyahara Avenue (mastery of the senses and the 5th limb of the yoga practice) and are now reaching “Dharana” Boulevard. Dharana a.k.a Concentration, is the 6th limb on the yogic path and one step (…)

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Nonsense

by Danielle Abisaab on April 7, 2011

Photo by Erik Johansson The entire universe is pervaded by space. Space is over, under, behind and in front of us which inevitably makes it within us as well. Typically we pay attention to the objects that rest in space (…)

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