Learn how to be = to your Challenges – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon Dec 5,2016

So, last week was one of those really challenging learning experience, as I set about my 24 hours of not having negative thoughts or words. Early on I had a glimpse into how amazing it would be to feel the mastery of the mind and mouth, but a glimpse was all I got before the polarity of the situation hit me, (remember the blog on 3 steps forward 2 steps back). Well I have been back peddling ever since. The fact that I have committed to this has not afforded me my usual comfort of complaining to someone about my hardships. I have kept a stoic silence, only using I am great but my body feels terrible or sick, etc.…

Wow, I am even surprised how much I have missed complaining and getting sympathy, the two biggest obstacles to stepping into your greatness. When you are the greatness you were born to be, you do not need to complain or feel sorry for yourself or anyone else, you can surrender into the knowledge that all is as it should be.   There have also been many highlights, for example, when I really felt I could not leave the bed to make the muesli for Saturday morning Sadhana, I received the lesson that the inability to do was all in my mind and when I made the muesli it was not difficult, it did not take much time and I was perfectly well enough to complete this task, if I switched off the mental chatter and focused on the doing.

Ok let’s add to last week’s challenge not only shall we keep going with the no negative thoughts or words, (i.e. not complaining, just stating facts neutrally) but also making sure in actions and words we treat everyone we meet as if they were our equal. You may say this is easy I do this anyway, but notice sometimes the superior being, judge in your mind feels or mentally notes how everyone else is wrong and you are right. This challenge is a bit like marriage. At the beginning of the marriage you make a commitment and this helps you through the initial ups and down. However, as we know about polarities after commitment comes challenge, boy do I know this after last week. The desire to be right is so difficult to resist and here is where the inequality comes in because if you are right then the other person’s opinion is not as important or equal to your own. Alternatives are, you can agree to disagree, neutralise the thought through mantra, SAT NAM, WAHE GURU, I AM, IAM etc. When we align our personal will with universal will, when we learn how to listen and accept, we let go of conflict and we go with the flow of life. Mental mantra NO CONFLICT, LET IT GO.

When we really practice creating equality it all our relationships, as much of the time as possible we teach our mind that we are equal to all situations that we come across in life. Have a go and let me know about this new practice. Keep up, and you will be kept up. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates. http://www.sanasuma.co.uk

Mon 5 December 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 6 December 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 7 December 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 7 December 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

 

Shaunagh’s Pre Christmas “DE-STRESS” FREE Yoga Class on Sat 17th December 8.30-10.00AM

CHRISTMAS GIFT TO ALL MY STUDENTS

FREE “DE-STRESS” KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS

mindfulness 1  1/2 hour class – 8.30-10.00am

Yoga, chanting, meditation and relaxation

ALL WELCOME please invite your friends

Saturday 17th December 2016

In the spirit of Christmas I am inviting you to help out by extending a helping hand to our neighbors in need!

During this time of year we all enjoy indulging in good foods and opening presents with our families, but many families struggle financially just to put food on the table for their children.
The Christmas season brings an even larger need for non-perishable food items to help hungry in Cambridge to get the food they need.

Please donate one or more non-perishable food item and enjoy my free class

VENUE – THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE,
Glenalmond Ave,
CAMBRIDGE, CB2 8DB
Directions

If you are interested in coming please drop me an email or call so I have an idea of numbers.  No need to bring a yoga mat.

Mob 07845254229

Email shaunagha@gmail.com

If you are unable to attend this class, but still able to help, please drop off your donation when you attend your regular class.

REGULAR CLASSES BEFORE CHRISTMAS ARE AS FOLLOWS
Wed 7th Dec – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 14th Dec – 6.30-7.30pm
CLASSES BEGIN AGAIN IN JANUARY AS FOLLOWS
Wed 4th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 11th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 18th Jan – 6.30-7.30pmWed 25th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm

love and blessings Shaunagh

 

Eliminate your Imaged Disabilities – Kundalini Yoga and meditation all week

When you wake up in the morning or last thing before you go to bed, what are the quality of your thoughts? Tonight, and tomorrow morning write your thoughts down, do not edit the thought stream, just write down what you mind is chewing over.

Most of the time our thought process is negative, complaining, worrying. We did not get enough sleep or good quality sleep, our partner snored, or is on their iPad first thing in the morning. We do not feel we are getting enough love, prosperity, attention from our family and friends. It can be an endless list. We have touched on this subject before, when uncontrolled our negative, protective mind tends to take over the helm. It is the negative  mind that dominates when we are unconscious and living automatically, as it is the first, strongest and automatic mind. These perceived or imaged disabilities can lead us to believe our lives are blighted or we are unlucky. Other people have it easier. These sentiments can turn into resentment and hate. The world order appears to be in this state at present. What we need to realise is that, this mental processing is draining us. The mind makes us feel guilty if we spend time enjoying ourselves or taking care of our needs. The mind is so busy judging the world around us and others that unknowingly it turns this same critical eye inwards and we always come up short or lacking.

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Yogi Bhajan said, “Every disability is imaged, every achievement is an experience”. Can we try and practice that? No blame nor claim. No problem, literally as we are equal to every challenge we are faced with.

This week’s challenge is to spend 24 hours without having one negative thought or one negative word. If you start to think or say anything negative you start the 24 hours again. Let’s train our negative mind to be our servant and not our master. To have happier, compassionate and more flourishing life.

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Mon 28 November 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 29 November 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 November 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 30 November 7.15-8.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri   2nd December 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (by Donation) @ the Om Space, 185/9

Sat 3rd December 5-7.30am  Sadhana @the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE CLASS)

Sat 3rd December 9.30-10.30am Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sat 3rd December 6-7.30pm Gong Bath Healing @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sun 4th December 10-11am       Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Isaac Newton 3rd Universal Law – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.15pm Nov 21st

When I first discovered Kundalini Yoga in Quito, Ecuador around April 2002, I fell in love! Not consciously but unconsciously. Something felt familiar and wonderful about this bizarre practice which was nothing like any other type of yoga I had practiced before. But it also made me start feeling, all feelings not just good ones. Suddenly I became aware of the underlying anxiety I felt, this anxious feeling I still get that I am not good enough, do not work hard enough are inherently lazy… etc. I had left a highly pressured, stressful dream job as a human rights lawyer working under the most talented, fearless female lawyer Louise Christian to suddenly become a housewife in a strange country where I could not even speak the language, it was perfect. I had stepped out a comfort zone into a completely new world just to realise that all my anxiety was not created by my work but by my untrained brain.

During my 2 wonderful years in Ecuador my heart opened, soul soared like a Condor, but sometimes I felt I was making no progress at all, 3 steps forward, 2 steps back. I was still me, I still got angry, sad, worried etc. I thought yoga would make all that go away and I would live in a blissful bubble a bit like the fantasy books I read. But once this expectation for a perfect life and perfect new Fiona faded the real beauty of life with all its up and down started to be experienced.

I have also become conscious over the years that misery can also be comforting. We do not realise that when we are sick or worried and we tell our loved ones, we get sympathy. We are addicted to this sympathy because it makes us feel understood, valued, loved as oppose to being strong and always great, then we are looked up to for guidance, we must be the light and this scares us. We are more scared of our greatness than our weakness. Close your eyes an image you without any of your imaged disabilities, may they be physical back pain or emotional pain. What would that all powerful you look like, how would you deal with problems, if you feel you can always find the solutions?

Isaac Newton’s third Universal law states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Remember this in your needy, anxiety, feeling low or down moment. We can start to know intellectually and feel consciously that if I am sick in this moment there also exists the opposite which is healing. I just have to redirect my energy and thoughts from the concentration on sickness to habits and thoughts about healing. Now is not the time for why has this happened to me? I had an important day and needed to finish my list. Now is a time for surrender and redirection, super consciousness.

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Einstein said “Imagination today is reality tomorrow”. So let’s not get caught up in the general malaise of Brexit, Trumps victory, the state of the Environment, or why is the world going to hell? Let’s focus those strong emotions of angry, rage and redirect them into being more determined to do a physical practice every day, start learning something new, start to meditate or increase our meditation practice, kick the inner lazy voice and wake up 10 mins early to feel grateful for the day, grateful for our breath and do something to increase our immune system (3mins breath of fire – obviously not on your moon cycle) as well as being kinder to all around us.

Once you feel the path going backwards, do not continue to let despondency occupy your mental space with its repetitive story either in your head or as you repeat it to get sympathy from you friends. For this will occupy the space needed to find the solution the healing in any situation. Become the change you want to see and by your actions not your words others including family members will start following your lead. Because at this time we do not need someone to tell us what to do, we need to be shown by example what the lightness of being looks like. Then the third law of equal and opposites will take over and tip the balance away from tragedies to levity.

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Mon 21 November 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 22 November 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 November 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 23 November 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sound Guru- learn to redirect your mind and solve your problems – 14 Nov 6.15-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga and Gong bath

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Every element of the Universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound, and energy. The human senses perceive only a fraction of the infinite range of vibration, so it is difficult to comprehend that sound and vibration underlies and sustains all creation.

What is Naad and Sound Current?  

Naad means “the essence of all sound.” Naad is the universal code behind language and therefore behind human communication.

The sound current or Shabad is the frequency that can dissolve your personality and mind patterns so you are left in your elemental pure state.

The Shabad Guru, (Shabad- sound current and Guru -teacher)  the sound that is the teacher, is the quantum technology developed and given to us by the enlightened master Guru Nanak which directly alters our consciousness through the power of the Naad removing the constrictions and distortions of the ego.

Guru Nanak was born on 14 November 1469 into a relatively high caste Hindu family. At a very young age, he began questioning everything: the empty rituals that seemed meaningless; the arbitrary division of people based on caste; the lower status of women. He studied with yogis, scholars and developed a very high level of consciousness.

During an enlightenment experience he bought a new quantum technology to humanity. He realised that by using the sound current you could reach altered states of mind and enlightenment, i.e. to experience the finite you and the infinite you at the same time. He recorded his experiences in the Song of the Soul, Japji.

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If I had a traumatic event that happened 10 years ago but I am now pulling that event into the present moment because I do not know how to control my mind, I can become easily manipulated by outside events. When my mind is constantly anaylsing the events of 10 years ago I am filling up my electromagnetic field with these thought currents. My electromagnetic field now begins to broadcast these thoughts out, sending me more of the same problems, a catch 22 loop. What I need to do is move beyond this event. I do this by using the quantum technology of sound to redirect my mind to be in a better state of awareness.

Reciting Japji and other Shabad sounds over time redirects the mind. The mind is going to go where you point it. So when we use the science of naad we are using our mind in an intelligent way. It helps us deal with our mental problems and projections by directing our mind into the neutral space. (Please see last week’s blog 7.11.2016 on neutral mind). Kundalini yogic science is a transportation system which enables you to view your problems from a different perspective, (the perspective of the neutral mind) that can allow you to drop problems out of your awareness instead of getting stuck in an analytical fog.

For example, reciting a Shabad mantra like SA, TA, NA, MA or listening to the Gong will redirect the mind to change its elemental perception of what it is focusing on.

    • Instead of my problems suddenly my mind is filled with this sound, rhythm and momentum which creates a physical chemical change in my perception.
  • Through Naad yoga, using our lips, moving our tongue to hit certain meridian points in our upper pallet, we can alter consciousness by changing the chemical composition of the fluids and neurochemicals in the brain.

 

It moves me into a different state of awareness where I can deal with my problems by dropping them out of my awareness. Problems fade as you move past them and move to a different space of awareness.

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Mon 14 November 6.15-7.30pm   Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 15 November 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 16 November 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 16 November 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col

Fri   18 November 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (BY Donation) @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd

Sat   19 November 9.30-10.30am   Hatha General @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Sun 20 November 10-11am              Hatha General @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

I am GREAT, no matter what I feel – 6.15-7.30pm Mon 7 Nov Prana Lounge

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There are days when I wake up for my early morning practice and classes feeling terrible. It could have been a bad night’s sleep, my physical body feeling off, mental complaints about the oil pulling and cold shower I need to take before I start the practice, a weird dream or all the above. When I experience life through my feelings, (tamas guna) and my minds genetic or intellectual memory, even other people thoughts (rajastic guna) the sensory information and loud mental chatter can be overwhelming. Is goes like this I feel…… I think, I feel like…..etc.

Just because your feelings and mind are the loudest sound in your awareness, does not mean this is the only way to process information coming into your consciousness. Once again the negative mind has been alerted to danger and it is, trying to protect you, with doubt, worry, fear and concern. This processing will keep me physically safe but also narrow my experience and prevent me from experiencing joy and the glory of existence.

We were born into this physical experience to experience our glory. The other way of processing information is to open your system to the Universal mind (Chita) opening your intuition, to gain access to the map of your destiny.   We get confused between intuition and our feelings. Most of us think we are accessing our intuition but really we are just accessing our feelings which we then support with argumentative thought. The reality is we do not want to be outstanding because this makes us stand out and we feel we will be the subject of ridicule or attack. You need to do something with yourself to stand out so you do not compete, compare and compute. If you are competing, comparing or computing you are trying to fit in with the outside world. We are always seeing ourselves through the eyes of others.

I still worry to a smaller and smaller extent what others think of me but I know this is not the only way to perceive reality. I guarantee to myself I am not going to be contained by the mirror of someone else’s external view of me. Let’s try on not play to the audience, a lot of our mental energy goes into determining how you look to others. You are catching lots of subtle signals about how accepted you are by the way other people act and speak to you.

What if there was no other to get an opinion about yourself from, no mirror? How would that look and feel for you? If would be completely freeing. Allow yourself to be YOU do not let anyone or anything shut that down.

Yogi Bhajan said he has never seen birds in a tree singing the dawn chorus and then turning around to each other to ask, “how did I do?” They are also social animals like us.

Your point is not even to influence the majority, your point is to be you, there is no one in this moment who will ever be like you, ever again in infinity.

In order to stop people shutting you down or you shutting down because of other people’s opinions, you have to wake up every day and practice positive mental reinforcements and decide to be confident in you. You stretch into your body glove to feel you, you feel your breath, your sound and tell yourself you are gorgeous. Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder so if you want to see beauty, your judgement needs to be that everything is beautiful. See everything as beautiful because it is just an opinion. Why do we not see beauty in everything, because our negative mind is looking for danger to protect us. We got this idea from millions of years ago, because if we saw everything as beautiful we would feel too uplifted and not see the danger. We no longer need to be that worried. So, say to yourself, “I am Great, MY body may be tired, MY mind may be fearful, feeling lonely, but I am always great. If you change your internal conversation enough to see beauty in everything and say to yourself I am great. Very soon you will be. When you can uplift yourself never mind the mood, you will be able to uplift all around you and then you start feeling really great as well as being great. There will be days where you cannot bring yourself to uplift yourself or anyone else, forgive yourself and move on. Guilt is a form of protection which blunts the lessons we are being given, if you let guilt rule, you will not move forward.

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Mon 7 November 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 8 November 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 9 November 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 9 November 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 9 November 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri   11 November 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (BY Donation) @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd

Sat   12 November 6 -7.30pm     Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle.

Mon 14 November 6.15-7.30pm Poya Gong Bath@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

How to die gracefully – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30 Mon 31 Oct @ Prana Lounge

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Death and Enlightenment

Death is the death of our physical body and five senses not of our soul. The soul moves either on to its next incarnation or to join with the infinite. Yogi Bhajan joked that it did not matter if you believed in reincarnation or not it happened despite one’s belief.

One of the reasons we practice yoga is as a preparation for the moment of death.  That in the instance that our final breath expires, the soul is confronted with all you have done throughout your life and you must choose to forgive yourself at this moment otherwise attachment to shame, guilt, or pride can bring you back to the incarnations of life. We must make the conscious choice to move on into oneness or continue with the world as we have known it.  Yogi Bhajan referred to this time as “choosing the cold path”.  He said the soul would confront two roads, one cold and unfamiliar, one warm and cozy.  The cold path would lead the soul onwards and the warm familiar path would lead one back into the womb for rebirth.  To escape the wheel of karma is the goal of each soul, and so the moment of death is incredibly important, as that is when the choice is made. The discipline of sadhana, cold showers, waking up before the dawn and keeping up in meditation. These practices train the mind to follow choice and intention rather than laziness and habit.  We are literally training ourselves to take the difficult cold path but ultimately more rewarding road to enlightenment.

In the moment of death, mantra can help a soul move into the blue ethers and escape the electromagnetic field of the earth.  The difference between dying with a swear word on your lips and dying with “Waheguru” can make all the difference. There are many stories from India of parables about this.  One story that I love is that a very bad man, a thief and liar was killed by a man named Ram.  In surprise, he exclaimed “Ram!”  (a name of God in addition to the man’s name) and was surprised to find himself elevated in a more powerful incarnation, such was the power of the vibration of the name.

Whether you believe the parables or not, Yogi Bhajan gave a mantra called the “Pran Sutra” which literally means the “Teaching of Life Force” and gives us a tool to use at the moment of death to train and focus the mind onto a higher vibration.

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The Pran Sutra mantra is “Nanak too(n) lehanaa too(n) hai Guru amar too(n) veechaariaa Dhan Ram Das Gur Jin sireeaa tinia savariaa.  This mantra brings you through the energy of the first four Sikh gurus, ending at Guru Ram Das, Lord of Miracles and the Guru associated with the heart chakra.  It focuses the consciousness of the reciter onto the energy of the heart, the energy of miracles, and entreats divine assistance with the passage of life.

The Pran Sutra is a tool given by Yogi Bhajan to prepare our soul to take the right steps in the moment after we pass.  It is a beautiful gift that we can give to ourselves and a wonderful teaching to include in our life as well as our death.

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Mon 31 Oct 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 1 Nov 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Nov 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 2 Nov 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Nov 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri 5 Nov6.30-7.30pm Community Class(BY Donation)@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock

Sat   6 Nov 5 -7.00am   Sadhana (FREE CLASS) @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Co 5

Kundalini Music the Sound of your Soul

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On Saturday listening to amazing live music I was reminded how powerful sound is and how it can change us, recharge our battery and sing to our soul. In the words of Bog Marley, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds….” I believe that using our voice, powerful language like mantra and sound we can gain the ultimate freedom, the freedom of the mind.

The act of singing heals us; it changes our blood chemistry increasing the amounts of endorphins like serotonin the feel good hormone and oxytocin the hormone that makes us feel trust and connection. That is one of the draws for me about Kundalini Yoga, how the music makes me feel when I chant along with it, use it to set a pace or rhythm for a movement or breath pattern, or just listen to it during relaxation periods.

Kundalini yoga has its own music genre, sometimes called Western Gurbani. Gurbani means “sacred language based on the power of the sound current”, it is the words of the Seekers, the Sikh enlightened masters who gave us theses gems of wisdom. When Yogi Bhajan took these teachings to California in 1969, a fusion of Western-style music and Gurbani emerged, and this is what you’ll hear in kundalini yoga classes today. The sacred words (mantras) in kundalini yoga music are usually in their original language, Gurmukhi, which is one of a handful of languages – amongst them Sanskrit and French – in which the sounds of the syllables impart meaning from the way they resonate. In other words, the words have specific effects as they vibrate internally in your body.

As we pronounce the mantra words, meridian points in the upper palate are stimulated by the tongue in a sequence and rhythm, initiating a chain of chemical reactions in the glands and organs connected to those meridians. Meanwhile the mantra sound vibrations resonate deeply within the body, helping to unblock stored emotion, dissolve negative thought patterns and promote the circulation of energy through the body’s energetic pathways.

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This week try to sing a devotional Kundalini Yoga song or mantra at least once a day, while in shower, shopping, cooking, or even driving. You will get the that same happy, carefree feeling plus a good dose of elevation that can give you the freedom from the pressures of the mind and times.

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Mon 24 October 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 25 October 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 26 October 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 26 October 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 26 October 7.15-8.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri 28   October 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (BY Donation) @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 29   October 6 -7.30pm       Gong Bath Healing @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Turning 50 today

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Today I am 50 years old.  I am feeling so blessed!  I have very good health, I have a wonderful supportive family, two talented, engaging children, who I am so proud of and a husband by my side, despite his worries and madness is always there for me.

I woke up this morning on my birthday and felt the joys of life, after being on this planet for half a century! I am excited to live the 2nd part of my life.  Our children our grown up now and soon to fly the nest.  Much of the way I feel and act has been helped by learning this wonderful technology of Kundalini Yoga, it has given me a purpose in life, healed my body, daily supporting my physical body, and mentally giving me an inner strength to find the balance in life.  I can embrace, feel and accept the troughs in life, and I am able to see a positive light in most situations, it is just a point of view and how you see things. Becoming a Kundalini Yoga teacher is the best thing I could have done, the joy I get from teaching this technology so that others can see and feel a difference in their lives is very rewarding.  I am very happy to say that I have inspired my husband to practice, he now regularly joins me for my Wednesday class, and what a pleasure to see the difference in him!

Join me for a class at

Every Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm

At The Signal Box Centre, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge CB2 8DS

Drop in: £8, Block of 5 – £35

Teacher – Shaunagh

Email: shaunagha@gmail.com                                                                  

www.sanasuma.co.uk

Mob 07845254229

Negative Thoughts our and others how do we cope with them? Kundalini yoga and meditation 6.15-7.30pm Mon 17 Oct @ Prana Lounge

images8icqvpv9When I was younger I felt a little superior as I thought I was such a happy and positive person and got upset when someone said anything negative or critical.

I have now come to understand what the negative mind is and how it works. We all have 3 functional minds the negative mind being the first one and the strongest. It is the strongest because it is the protective mind, your alarm system. Its value is that it warns you of danger or if you will be at a disadvantage. If the negative mind had not been strong in ancient times your genetic line would not have survived to produce YOU.  But when we let our negative mind get too strong it can make our life a living hell. We see danger everywhere instead of opportunity or choice.

The second functional mind is the positive mind. It is expansive and sees the gain or advantage in any situation. The third mind, the neutral mind is not scared by the negative mind or fooled by the wishful thinking of the positive mind. It is conscious and wise giving you the solution that you can trust, that has your best interests at heart.

So we should be aware of what the negative mind says, but use the other 2 minds to assess it, in order to decide if the treat is real or perceived.

Last week I was at Borderlands in Kitual Gala and went river cannoning, which entails climbing, sliding and jumping down a river. Many times my negative mind became so strong, I could feel my heartbeat, fear made everything around me come into intense focus. I could see light glinting off the beautiful butterfly, the sound of the river pounding the rocks, the intense green of the trees around me. But I let my other minds tell me that the risk of injury was very small, that jumping from 15ft into a beautiful pool was fun and the risk was not real only perceived.

Practical

Now we have understood our own negative thought process, lets deal with external negativity. It is easy to feel that other people are ruining your mood because of their thoughts, words and actions. Other people can put your plans down, tell you, you can never achieve your dreams, or just moan or complain. This can dissolve your good mood.

1.Always Ask Why do I react to this?

But is it our reaction to that person or situation that really kills the good mood. It is much easier to go off and live on your own in a cave and practice a yogic lifestyle and philosophy, but if you want to live in this practical world and be a yogi you have to deal with all the normal challenges and work on yourself internally to transform reactions to other people’s negativity. Ask yourself the questions, “What is it in me that reacts to someone else’s negative words, actions?” Is it a reflection of some subconscious fears, negativity, etc. that you have not acknowledged and dealt with yet? Instead of blaming the other it is much more productive to look within.

2.Non judgmental

As yogis we do not learn yoga to feel superior to others, above all of these human emotions, instead we allow it to makes us REAL, approachable, fearless to discover all our shadows and shine our conscious awareness on them.   This all sounds easy to do but it takes patience, time and practice.

3. Work on your Aura

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3 mins of breath of fire per day will help increase the strength and power of your electromagnetic field or aura. Your aura protects you from negativity, internally within yourself and externally. The stronger the aura the less you feel the effect of outside lower energy frequencies, whether it be people or places. There are many other practices to increase your aura, the cold shower ishnaan, wearing white or a light colour made of natural material, yoga especially for the electromagnetic field.

4. Lead by Example

People who practice yoga know the magic it creates in our lives. If yoga has allowed you to have a more positive outlook on life, share that with the negative people in your life. Do not preach, but bring in inspirational stories into your conversation. When someone wants to gossip, say plainly that I do not feel comfortable talking about that person. Explain to them how you’ve been able to see the good in things and how this has made all things in life more enjoyable. By giving them tools to change rather than isolating or attacking them, you are helping them to change on their own.

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