Author Archives: Anoop Iyer

On Happiness

I’ve heard Guruji (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) often ask those he meets, “Are you happy?” For years I’ve heard it, and for me it has always been a powerful ‘back-to-basics’ moment of introspection, gratitude, and understanding. Recently I listened to the NPR TED … Continue reading

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Books and E-books

I quite enjoy reading Kindle e-books electronically. It’s very convenient to have a collection of e-books to choose from for a flight or a wait somewhere, without any added bulk to carry. It’s also satisfying that the Kindle edition is … Continue reading

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The Body-Mind Connection

Recently I watched a TED talk by Amy Cuddy titled Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. It is well known that our body language conveys as much or more than our words do. In this talk, Cuddy said that … Continue reading

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An Appreciation for the Subtle

An appreciation for the subtle is usually a sign of refinement. Consider art, or music, or literature, or sculpture, or any such refined pursuit. Human beings can survive without any of the above, if we’re talking purely physical or gross … Continue reading

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Joining the The Cult of Done

If you haven’t read the Cult of Done (by bloggers Bre Pettis and Kio Stark), click over to Pettis’ blog and read it. It’s worth every bit of the 3 minutes it will take. The Cult of Done Somewhat independently … Continue reading

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Attitude and Practice

Attitude matters for sadhana*. Contrast the two: Let me get my kriya and meditation done and out of the way, so that I can work on x, y, and z. OR Let me withdraw from the senses for a while to do … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Car

About ten days ago, I was backing out Shraddha’s Maxima from our garage at home. Shraddha likes to park very close to the right side wall. While reversing out, the car has to be maneuvered out leftwards with deft use … Continue reading

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