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Plimbare prin Varanasi, India – O lectie de viata si de moarte

Ziua de ieri a fost una dintre cele mai intense si interesante zile din viata mea. India, Varanasi, cel mai vechi oras din lume, un loc pe malul Raului Gange ce a atras inca din anul 500 iHr unele dintre cele mai antice religii si practici spirituale. Auzisem ca este destul de greu de digerat aceasta experienta, dar acum am simtit ca sunt pregatita. Haos, dar un haos de nedescris, plus o provocare sa te lasi purtat de un val de energie intens ce te impinge sa iti privesti in fata fricile si visele in acelasi timp. Am inceput ziua printr-o vizita la templul Sarnath, in care Buddha a predat primele invataturi budiste, un loc foarte colorat si relaxant.  Cum am iesit din acea zona mai noua a orasului, totul s-a schimbat. In drum spre urmatoarea oprire, vechiul Varanasi, am stat blocati in trafic, pentru o ora, deoarece tocmai avusese loc un accident, fatal pentru un motociclist, iar toata multimea de pe strada se stransese sa pedepseasca soferul vinovat,...
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Confidence, Self-Love and Non-Ego — Differeces and How to Achieve Them

True confidence, self- love and non-ego. I've heard  theories about this abstract subject for as long as I can remember. I've struggled with the subtle differences between them and I am trying my best to integrate them into my own reality. But let's see now what are the real differences and levels of understanding for these states of our being.   What is true self confidence? Confidence definition:  1. Our self-assurance in trusting our abilities, capacities and judgements. 2. The belief that we can meet the demands of a task. To be confident on what I have done is okay. In my opinion, self - confidence is a state, an attitude, developed from childhood, from our life experiences and from the reality that is surrounding us. This attitude is the one that is helping us in our social and personal life, that state of being that is seen and felt by the others around us and it's usually used in social endeavours, business and even love life. Self - confidence is usually...
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Viata intre frica de monotonie si frica de schimbare

Sau cu alte cuvine. ce alegem intre siguranta si spectaculos? Ce alegem intre traire si responsabilitate? Riscam? Sau ne conformam? Noi oamenii, avem nenumarate scheme de gandire, credinte, frici si sisteme de aparare. Multe dintre acestea se trag inca de la inceputul timpurilor noastre, atunci cand vanam si eram in acelasi timp vulnerabili. Atunci am dezvoltat probabil in subconstient si in ADN-ul nostru nevoia de SIGURANTA. Avem nevoie sa stim ca avem un acoperis deasupra capului, ca avem cu ce sa ne hranim si ca cei din jurul nostru sunt acolo, in siguranta la fel ca si noi, pentru a ne bucura in acelasi timp si de o stabilitate emotionala. Cautam sa cream un ambient sigur si stabil prin tot ceea ce facem, atat profesional, cat si pe plan personal. Iar daca acest lucru ne reuseste, inevitabil, in viata noastra intervine MONOTONIA. Probabil ca da, siguranta inseamna monotonie. Iar in acest secol, monotonia a inceput sa ne sperie din ce in ce mai mult. Probabil din cauza...
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Window Shopping in Ubud

As you may know, Ubud is heaven for the modern yogi.   Multiple yoga studios and sanctuaries, a looooot of vegan and healthy restaurants, art and numerous “spiritual clothing stores”, as I like to call them. Here, they are selling as a souvenir yoga mats and yoga mat bags :) You know how Harry Potter used to have that small town where he was buying all of his magic necessities? Well, here, you feel the same as a yogi, or as a free spirit :P Let me take you on a stroll around Ubud and to show you the windows that got my attention and triggered my shopping rage. But, I practice what I preach, so I remained calm and I did not let these crazy emotions overwhelm me :) But I thought I should show you how different this place is, from whatever we are used to . Let's start with the market. Before 08:am in the same place is a food market, mostly for locals. But after the early morning hours, the whole place transforms into a touristic open air mall :P [caption...
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How my holiday in Bali transformed into a stay

Because dreams do come true And how not to freak out when they do come true?! Remember when I told you about one month ago, that I have just arrived in Bali with no plans whatsoever? Just with a return ticket after 30 days? In fact I had the intention to find a way to stay but it was more of a dream, without any idea of how I would make that happen. If you have followed my path in the last year, you know that my dream is to live in an exotic place where I would progress as a human and spiritual being, and where I would also help others on this path, through yoga. I feel like, at least for the moment, this is what I am supposed to do. And almost a year ago, I gave up my business and all of my other activities and focused my energy in realising the dream. How? Through this blog and through a spiritual and mental practice. Now, I am writing this article from my room in Ubud, in a small and peaceful resort that is built in the backyard of the famous Ketut Liyer, from the...
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Is a spiritual retreat an escape from reality? Or a step to a better one?

What is triggering us to go on such a journey? The desire to escape? Or to make things better? I was recently talking with a good friend of mine, Michael Dahdal from My Chi Journey. We were observing the different words that we chose to describe our wellbeing trips around the world. I am always saying "spiritual retreat", "yoga retreat", "yoga vacation", etc. He is against the whole "retreat " terminology and he is always using "journey". Is it a real difference? Maybe, if you are taking in literally. Michael is saying that a spiritual retreat sounds like you are trying to escape from your life and, when you get back, you are sad or depressed. For me, the word retreat is quite important. I feel that, in order to change something and to achieve a new vision, you have to get out of your comfort zone, out of your daily life. We are both trying to help people gain new tools, new knowledge that can help them, especially after their return home. So the spiritual vacation is just...
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One month of Yoga in The Bahamas

#followyourdreams This is one of my greatest dreams, that started almost a year ago. To travel to The Bahamas, in order to become a yoga instructor. And beautiful dreams do come true, isn't that what we are talking about on this blog? So, in exactly 6 days, I'll be leaving in one of the most important trips of mine. It all started a year ago, when I have decided to make a living out of my greatest passions, travel & yoga. At that time, I felt lost, because I had my own company and my daily activities were not giving me any pleasure, money were hardly coming. So I was having this feeling that I should find something else that I would really love, I knew somehow that everything else will be solved from that point on. And one day, I had the courage to decide that I should make a living out of my true passions, even though I was not able to know how at that moment. The first step was this travel blog, this wonderful addition to my daily life:) The second step, is becoming...
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Totul despre Mexic

Combinatia perfecta intre exotic si istorie incarcata spiritual. In acest articol va voi relata totul despre Mexic, din punctul meu de vedere. Ce trebuie sa stiti daca planuiti o vacanta in Riviera Maya Am fost prima oara in Mexic in 2012, impreuna cu un grup de doisprezece persoane, in luna martie. Aceasta vacantaa fost organizata de un bun prieten de familie impreuna cu un cuplu de romani care s-au stabilit acolo de aproximativ 7 ani. Nu am stiut la ce sa ma astept, mama meantat ca vom pleca cu doua saptamani inainte. Atunci inca nu eram atat de indragostita de acest Pamant asa ca aveam o idee foarte vaga despre locul in care voi merge, niste nachos, guacamole si o piramida maysa.   S-a dovedit a fi dragoste la prima vedere.. Partea in care am fost este una dintre cele mai turistice si este si una dintre zonele in care a fost stabilita civilizatia mayasa, in peninsula Yucatan, statul Quintana Roo, statiunea Playa del Carmen. Majoritatea ofertelor turistice sunt in Playa del...
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