Rating, Dating and Baiting – Cambridge Kundalini Yoga class- 6.15 – 7.15pm Wed 23rd Aug at Signal Box

Rating, Dating and Baiting

mh334TWJgnqbJuPE7R6TokwvH1xvlI5jYgT2Y_eQGA9ISE76P7xLNsQxGORE7VWO6d0DJQ=s118When we only rely on ourselves, rather than trust our infinite self, we begin to depend on our ego and look toward emotional satisfaction.  We rate ourselves and get caught up in our own self judgement, or jugdement of others when things don’t go our way! We attach ourselves to positive things, thinking we can secure and keep them.  In this judgment we limit ourselves, if we can find our true self, our infinite self, we can open up our hearts to allow the totality of reality, and hear and feel our soul sing.

 

imagesWe date everyone and everything, thinking we will get what we want if we just get enough or find the right person.  We constantly search for the right job, grasping for the right status.  However we often don’t feel satisfied or content.  Instead if we just recognised that we can live in the moment be happy in the process of life, realize that every day is a gift and a date with destiny.

 

 

MFON5K4Sd3CmG2JShR8-HMHfPx3h9hosinLS_idWrhubigaUYL8CPiv3V8kgBnfIoTO24g=s85Baiting is when we hook everyone and everything through emotional control rahter than seeing people for who they truly are, or situations for what they really are, not understanding that they are on their own path of destiny.  When we learn to act from our compassionate self we can feel a delight and spontanteity in every situation of our lives.

These three human traits and behaviours are instictual and require concsious practice and self elevation to re-direct.

Kundalini Yoga can help to break somes of these behaviors, by practicing yoga, breathing and meditations regularly.  Meditations are not designed to bring us a pleasant mood or shield us in a cloak of security from the fundamental transcience  and pain of life, rather that they can help us to fulfill our destiny, to be victorious, to deliver excellence and caliber, and to recognize life as a gift.

Please join Shaunagh this Wednesday 23rd August 6.15-7.15pm for a Kundalini Yoga Class

at The Signal Box Centre, The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge, CB2 8DS http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Yogi Body Image – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 22 Aug

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How we relate to our Body Image

How should we relate to our bodies and how does this relationship affect our sense of self, self esteem and health? What experiences, beliefs and habits about our bodies do we acquire through our life cycles? When we can answer these questions we can also see how our body image affects our emotions, behaviour and how we relate to our partners, friends and family.

During adolescence into adulthood suddenly we are confronted by the physical changes in our body, our new found sexuality and how the world perceives our body image. We all form a body image during this period. This is formed not only by the physical sensations of our body and how it looks, but it is heavily influenced by perceptions, the media and our emotions.

Our body image is not static, it is a perception of the size, shape, boundaries and emotions evoked by that perception. For example on a good day we may like the way our legs look but on a day we are feeling down we can fixate on how fat the same legs look. This is all a mental perception, your leg shape would not have altered in one day.

In yoga we focus on a healthy, reality-based body concept. We emphasis a postive body image and constructive habits to promote feelings of physical happiness and wellness. We try to understand where any negtive perceptions of the body have come from. Because if our bodies sense of self is distorted, negative and unreal there are many unwanted consequences.

Our body image perception comes from:

  • Our inner experiene of our physical body, health, sensations, movements.
  • Our outer experiene of the body comes from the third person point of view, ie what our friends, family, culture and the media say about our body image.

 

For young women, the image is largely dependant on their mothers and fathers, they will take on the one which is most negative about body image. This may distort their sense of self, they may over eat to numb or protect themselves from life.

Young men can be affected by overly protective mothers or overly aggressive fathers. This may distort their body image greatly, so they feel they need to put on extra muscle to protect themselves from life.

When we feel negative feelings about our body we tend to try and get rid of these feelings. At this point we can either create good coping strategies:

  • Like better eating habits,
  • Self acceptance (if you want something to be difference than it is, you must first accept it as it is)
  • Increased physical activity.

 

Or negative demoting habits like:

  • Emotional eating /over eating
  • Dieting and rapidly exercising to loose weigth
  • Obsessesive thoughts about body image or weight

 

  • Body surgery

For women especially negative feelings about their body image are supported by western culture, mass and social media. A young women’s subconscious is deeply imprinted by unrealistic images of what a desireable women’s body should look like. We are told that if we do not look like a model in Cosmopolitan then we will not be attractive to men. The imprint on our adolescent mind at this stage of our development cannot should not be undersestimated. It is at this time when we most want to be socially accepted, which affects our biology, motivation and emotions.

During yoga we reset the body image, by renewing a positive relationship with the self. We do asanas to feel the strength, flexibility and sensations in our body. This mindful movement, experience of feeling our internal energy, being part of a group or community and accepted as you are, grounds a positive self and helps align our body image with our current reality.

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Practical Application

Notice when you eat your next meal, do you chat with people, read, look at your phone or watch T.V? This demoting habit is about distraction and reward. If you do this you will tend to eat your food unconsciously, eat too fast and then not notice when you are full so over eat. Try instead to spend a few seconds looking at your food before you eat it. When you start eating concentrate on every bite, chew, enjoy the sensations and flavours. Notice when your body feels full. Your mind will never be full, it will always want more because your mind does not have a body.

Notice when you exercise, are you unconscious? Watching T.V to distract you from the physical sensations of your body? If you do this you may tend to strain your muscles, over or under exercise, not feel physically, mentally satisfied after exercising. Once again just like in a yoga practice, try to stay present and focussed as you exercise and see the difference. Get rid of your expectations of what this exercise will make you look like and enjoy the benefits of regularly physical movement and the sensation of wellness it brings to your being.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 22 August 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 23 August 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 24 August 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 24 August 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   26 August 6.30-9pm   Community Class & Celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday, Gong and Kundalini           Meditation @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation) bring some food to share for the pot luck party afterwards.

Sat 27 August 10-11am             Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat 27 August 5.30-7.00pm         Healing Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Life Recurring Themes – Kundalini Yoga Mon 15 Aug 6.15-7.30pm

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Life’s Major Transitions – Kundalini Yoga 6-7.30pm Mon 8 August@ Prana Lounge

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We learnt last week that life lived unconsciously is existing instead of living. A quick recap – We learnt about the 18year cycle of our physical body. 11 year cycle of our mental body and the 7 year cycle of our emotional and spiritual bodies.

The important yogic science of understanding the biorhythms of your life and the clusters they form, equip you to see the map of your life’s influences. Normally we are so absorbed in what is going on in our mind or our problems that we have little time to look at the map of our life, evaluate the lessons learned and prepare for the future. Using the knowledge of our life cycles can give us the pre-sense to change our habits, physical, mental and emotional to slide through these times of great change with less resistance.

An example of a cluster is when the 18 year cycle of your physical body, occurs near the 21 year (3×7) cycle of your emotional body, occurring right next to the 22 years (2×11) cycle of the mental body. Please see the attached Life Cycles Char. This is a transition to adulthood usually celebrated in all cultures. But it can also be a time of great upheaval, for example the end of carefree life student life to transition into the world of work. If at this stage you have not worked on your inner resources through the 7 year and 11 year cycles, you may feel very lost.

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The Key transitions to understand and master for yourself and your family are:

  • 7-11yrs –      Connection to your spirit and inner self-reliance. Core sense of self.
  • 11-14yrs-      Adolescence and Identity – Character, Values, Risks & Commitments.
  • 18-21-22yrs  Transition to Adulthood – Taking on responsibility, Identity crisis.
  • 33-35-36yrs  Starting to revaluate the self, what you want and what you do not want
  • 42-44/54-55-56yrs       The Midlife Crisis
  • 66-70-72/ 88-90-91     Maturity and Aging, Golden Year. What can you give back, what is your legacy?
  • Death

 

Practical Application

This week after practicing yoga or meditation or around sunset or sunrise spend some time thinking about the major junctions. Write down the key events that happened during these periods. Can you identify any patterns? What were your dreams as a child? What was your motivation as a child for example; did you see helping others as your only way to self-worth? Or did you need to do something better than your classmate to be acknowledged and loved? Etc.

If you cannot find any patterns make a decision to be especially mindful this week and look for any emotional, mental and physical patterns in your life and see if they relate to your childhood?

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This week’s classes:

Mon 8 August 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

Wed 10 August 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 10 August 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   11 August 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

 

 

The Biorhythms of Life – 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga Mon 1 August @ Prana Lounge

biorhythmIs your life an automatic existence? Are you in survival mode? Or do you live in the ebb and flow of the Universal life force. Our individual lives are either acted out in concert like a harmonious note or discordant and in conflict with these basic micro and macro cycles and rhythms of life, Yogi Bhajan called the Biorhythm of life.

The habits we cultivate, our self discipline and conscious awareness effect our capacity to make key choices that enhance the harmony of the flow or strike a discordant note.

Life’s purpose for the individual is to give us the chance to experience our own infinite nature in the finite realm. Encounter our destiny and build caliber and character through our actions and interactions with others.

At each point in our life we continue to develop, learn and change. The yogis noticed that our life was cyclical. It revolved in 3 main cycles:

  • Every 7 years the cycle of our consciousness and identity. (What are our priorities, values and meaning of life. How connected our we to people and the Infinite)
  • Every 11 years the cycle of applied intelligence. (What are our strategies, how do we manifest our thoughts into actions and how do we perceive cause and effect in relation to our choices)
  • Every 18 years the cycle of physical, health and vitality. (Level of activity, quality of life, lifestyle and wellbeing habits)

If we choose to recognise that our life has a map we can learn to adapt at each stage of our life. We can develop tools and have an emergency back pack to deal with the changing terrain and challenges as we enter each stage.rhythm bio

  • Child 0-11yrs,
  • Adolescent 11-21yrs,
  • Young adult 22-40yrs,
  • Maturity 40-66yrs
  • Elder 66yrs onwards.

 

The Practice

Spend 5 mins making a list of your habits. Now underline the ones that you feel you have learnt unconsciously. For example, I tend eat very fast and not chew my food properly.

Go through each of your unconscious habits and note if you were going to try and change your unconscious habits would it take effort, insight or redirection?

Look at your habits and see if any of them support your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. How do they support you when you face challenges in your life? (For example, if I consciously chew my food and become conscious when I eat, I digest my food better, feel physically well and therefore sleep better and am a nicer person.)

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This week’s classes:

Mon 1 August 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 2 August 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 3 August 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 3 August 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   5 August 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat   6 August 9.30-10.30am Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sun 7 August 10-11am           Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

 

What is Middle-aged Crisis?

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“Quote by Yogi Bhajan”

“The energy in your biology and in the biofeedback systems starts slowing down.  Your internal secretion of the glandular system is less. If there’s no proportion in your cycles and behaviors, no proportionate maturity, you will fall apart. “

So what happens in a mid life crisis? Often women cannot come to terms with the fact that when they look in the mirrror they do not see the same women that they were 15 years ago, even though they feel like 25 inside!  So they do things to try and keep them from looking old, like having a face lift, suddenly going to the gym every day and exercising excessively, dressing like a teenager etc etc!

Men think about or actually leave their long term relationships and find a younger women in the hope that they will feel younger, buy fast expensive sport cars etc!  Unfortunately this does not neccessarily help.

Marraiges and long term relationships may hit rock bottam because of the unconscious shift in needs or exagggeration of long-term tendencies. Couples may find themselves stuck in a rut, the man trying to find acceptance and his self worth, the woman in his life knows all his faults and takes it upon herself to correct him, often this will lead to hard judgements, conflicts grow and communication lessens. Instead what is needed, is good communication, love and tolerance.

If we are not aware and ahead of the times, then we may flounder in the storm, feeling lost and trying to cling to our younger lives.  However things have changed, so we need to find new meaning and purpose in our lives.  If we can navigate our way through these transitions,  accepting the changes we feel physically and emotionally.  Be wise and accept that we have to slow down a bit, but work on keeping our spirit strong.  Eat consciously, devote more time to exercise, meditation and be moderate in what we do.  Recognise that we cannot push our body to the limits as we could when we were in our twenties.  Find the joy in life today and feel what the wisdom of the experience of life has given us.  Mentor and help others and find purpose in our lives.

In todays Kundalini Yoga Class, Shaunagh will focus on a practice a “phyiscal kriya” and meditation for “Inner Assessment”, to centre ourselves and maintain balance in our chakras, so we don’t act from just one chakra or area of our self, instead we use our sensitivity to integrate, balance and make affective decisions to take us through these transitions in life.

 Wednesday 27th July 6.15 – 7.15pm

at The Signal Box Centre, The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge, CB2 8DS http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Shaunagh’ Mob 07845254229

Blog: https://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/www.sanasuma.lk

 

Cambridge Kundalini Yoga Class today at the Signal Box – Wed 20th July 6.15-7.15pm

Shaunagh teaching at the Signal Box Centre

Shaunagh teaching at the Signal Box Centre

Missing your usual class during the summer holidays?

Why not try aout a Kundalini Yoga class?

Kundalini Yoga consciously combines specific methods of breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantras and relaxation. The practice of Kundalini Yoga has amazing and immediate results and insures lasting long term physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, it helps you look great, feel great, relax, enjoy life and live in grace and gratitude.

As an integrated and authentic system of exercise, breath control, and meditation that has been practiced in India for millennia, it is safe, comprehensive, and simple. It promotes physical health, taps and stimulates the mind’s potential, awakens consciousness and touches one’s innermost being.

Heal your body, soothe your soul, when you regularly practice these powerful techniques.

Relax your mind
Align your body
Sing to your soul
& simply be!

I teach every Wednesday 6.15 to 7.15pm at

THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE,
Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd)
ENGLAND, UK
TEL 07845254229


Website: www.sanasuma.co.uk

Blog: https://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com/
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Early Morning Sadhana this Sat 16th July 6.30am – 8.30am at the Signal Box, Cambridge

IMG_2452EARLY MORNING YOGA 6.30am – 8.30am at Signal Box, Cambridge, CB2 8DS

Join Shaunagh for an early mornng yoga practice, asanas (yoga poses), relaxation, and chanting mantra.

Waking early and practicing during the ambrosial hours before the city has started to rise and the noise levels increase is a beautiful time to practice.

Stretching out your body during the yoga asanas works on strengthening your nervous and glandular system to help you cope with the stresses and strains of our day to day lives in the modern high paced lifestyle many of us lead. Joining together to chant mutiplies to effects of the mantra on your subconscious.

 at The Signal Box Centre

Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge CB2 8DS 
http://www.thesignalbox.org
 
PLEASE BE VERY QUIET WHEN ARRIVING EARLY MORNING SO WE DON’T WAKE THE RESIDENTS. Many thanks

6am for chanting the Japji
6.30-8.30am Yoga & chanting & meditation
8.30am light breakfast 

 

Relieve, Relax and Recharge Cambridge class at the Signal Box Wed 13th July 2016

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I am very happy to be back in Cambridge after a really fantastic teacher training course on Lifestyles and Lifecycles in Sri Lanka.  I am looking forward to sharing the wisdom I gleaned from our amazing teacher Shiv Charan.

However tomorrow I will be teaching a kriya which will help to recharge and relax us in these times of information overload and stress.  Learn to adapt our self, our consciousness and our nervous and gladular systems to adapt and tune into our own self sensory system to cope with the massive challenges in todays world.

Look forward to seeing you back on the mat.

Join me for Class on Wednesday 13th July 6.15 – 7.15pm

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

http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Level 2 teacher training – Lifestyles and Lifecycles with Shiv Charan at Guava House

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