No Kundalini Yoga Class this Thursday 29th March

No Kundalini Yoga Class
this Thursday 29th March
Time: Thursday 5.45-6.55pm
Teacher: Shaunagh Aluwihare
At Body Bar, 3 Jawatta Avenue, Colombo 5
Tel: Shaunagh’s Mob: 0773022142


Classes cancelled for Easter & Sinhala/Tamil New Year

I will not be teaching Kundalini Yoga over the Easter and Sinhala Tamil New Year holidays:-

No classes on the following dates –

Thur 5th April-Kundalini Yoga for Everyone

Mon 9th April-Pregnancy Kundalini Yoga

Thur 12th April-Kundalini Yoga for Everyone

Mon 16th April-Pregnancy Kundalini Yoga

I will start Kundalini Yoga for Everyone  again on – Thursday 19th April 2012 at 5.45-7pm at Body Bar Gym, 3 Jawatta Ave, Col 5.


Being Present

Being Present

I had always read, heard and thought I understood what the word “present” meant. In fact I think I was just being over alert most of the time. Since I have experienced practical presence I decided to explore this topic during the workshop I taught in London on Saturday for students who will be attending the Breath of Life workshop in Sri Lanka in April 2012, we explored ‘being present’ in a very pragmatic way.

Alertness is important but not just being alert to what is happening around you, in the outside world but more how you react mentally and emotionally in the inner world to the outer world. For example someone critises you, immediately you start feeling the heat of shame. NOW WATCH, instead either saying to yourself, “oh it is does not matter” (denial) or getting annoyed and blaming the other person (reaction) you need to just feel without mental commentary the feeling of the emotion in your body. I generally feel it as a heat or energy in my body generally around my solar plexus (above the belly button). It takes time and observation to get to know this inner you, so do not be disappointed if you cannot notice anything or you get sucked up into the emotion, keep on trying. When I physically feel the heat or energy I try and witness it without mental commentary and then lift up to feel the heat in my heart or up to the top of my head.

Another practical method is when you are checking in with yourself and seeing how you feel immediately become conscious of the breath. Easier said than done, well try literally pumping your stomach out on the inhale and pushing it in on the exhale. A few conscious breaths with be a good starting point to see how you are feeling.

That’s all for today. If you are interested in this you will enjoy guru singhs podcasts. I listen to him daily for inspiration.

By Fiona Raymond

Early Morning Sadhana every Wednesday

All are welcome to join a small group for early morning Sadhana, starting at 5am till 7.30am.

This Wednesday 14th  March I will be hosting.  Our address is as follows:-

Shaunagh Aluwihare

6 Gomes Path,
Off De Fonseka Road,
Colombo 5


Sadhana usually starts at 5am and we practice yoga and meditation for about 2 – 2 1/2 hours.  For those that are new we practice Kundalini Yoga, morning Sadhana will usually run as follows:-

20mins: Chanting/listening to Jap Ji chant
60 mins: physical yoga asanas
11 mins: relaxation
60mins: meditation


I can highly recommend this early morning session, although it might seem a very early start, afterwards you will feel energised and in a good head space all day and hopefully it will set you up for the week also.




Kundalini Yoga Class today Thursday 8th March

Sat Nam Fellow Yogis,
Would you like to look and feel great, plus feel relaxed, why not come to my  Kundalini Yoga today Thursday 8th March at Body Bar, 3 Jawatta Avenue, Col 5.  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.

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.
Today my class focus on strenghtening and balancing our Adrenal glands and kidneys.  When our adrenal glands are  not working well we will feel tired and snappy.   Good glandular balance and in particular strong adrenals and kidneys  will give you that that extra edge to control anger and hypoglycemia, and when these glands and organs are not strong your  heart cannot function well.

Come and heal your body, soothe your soul, in my Kundalini Yoga Class today.