Soul Body – Signal Box Cambridge – Kundalini Yoga Class today 30 March 6.15 – 7.15pm

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KEY WORDS – Head vs Heart

When our soul body is balanced both our intellect and ego and our heart nature (love compassion, forgivness, gratidtude) will be in harmony.  We will be intuitive, creative, sunny, steady and compassionate.

We will intuatively understand others, you will know what the other is going through.  However you will not over give you will have equal respect for yourself.

In class today we will work practice asanas and meditation to balance our “Soul Body”.

Shaunagh’s Kundalini Yoga Class

Wednesday 30th March

Time: 6.15 – 7.15pm

at

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

(directions http://www.thesignalbox.org)

 

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Be your own Best Friend – 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga, Mon 28 Mar @ Prana Lounge

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Become your own BEST FRIEND

Ok this sounds kind of crazy but the relationship with yourself is your most important relationship. When you become your own best friend you have lost your worst critic.

Understand yourself

Best friends are able to predict each other’s moods because they know each other so well. As your own best friend, you can do the same. The more you invest in getting to know yourself, the better you will be able to deal with anything that life throws your way. The best way to connect with your inner self is through meditation. Commit to a daily meditation practice.

Forgiveness

In order to be our own best friend, we need to learn to love ourselves unconditionally.  When your friends talk about you behind your back it is generally a lack of courage as opposed to being a false friend. If this happens to you, you need to show compassion and forgiveness ie give forth and move on from the incident to get the relationship back on track. This also applies to you. Self forgiveness is vital in order to maintain the best relationship you can have with your dualisitic self.

Feel great about yourself

You may feel that this is being full of yourself, like the Loreal advert “Because I am worth it”, myfriend always pointed this advert out as the utlimate in selfishness. But being full of yourself is not necessarily a bad thing. You can use it to feel so full and overflowing with wellness that you just want to share this energy in service of others or you can use it to inflate your ego and boast. This week I had the feeling of feeling so good about myself, loving myself that I just felt overflowing with love and energy which I was able to use in my meditations to heal family members and just be a kinder person. Having the energy to be of service to others is the healthiest investment you can make. Not only on a emotional level but also on a physical level as it boosts our immune system.

Be honest with yourself

The older you get, the easier it is to get set in your ways. Being your own best friend means staying honest with yourself. Don’t be the kind of friend who sugarcoats the truth. Use your quiet time or meditation to enquire about what happened during the day, where you reacted or when you caught yourself during or prior to reacting. Journaling is a great way to keep up the process of self-enquiry.

Welcome yourself and your best friend, acknowledge this relationship and turn all other relationships into ones of service.

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 This week’s classes:

Mon 28 Mar 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

Wed 30 Mar 3-3.45pm       Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   1 April 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sat 2 April 5-7.30pm      Sadhana @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5 (FREE)

www.sanasuma.co.uk

Give yourself the GIFT of Inner Peace – 6-7.30pm Mon 21 March @ The Prana Lounge

recognise the other is youIn our heart of hearts we all have a deep longing to be at peace. How can we experience inner peace? Conflict is not just external but the deepest conflict we face resides in the deepest part of our mind. To meet the challenges of external conflict we have to develop peace of mind.

Your personal yoga practice is the greatest vehicle to help bring peace to this troubled planet. You must start with yourself. This is the heart of Yogi Bhajan’s teachings. Start by finding peace of mind and conflict will not disturb you. When conflict does not disturb you, fear dissolves and courage reigns.  Yogi Bhajan taught us to fight for this inner peace every day by applying the pressure of sadhana (our daily yoga practice) and never giving up on ourselves or on each other. To “fight for peace” is the paradox of our existence. Understanding this paradox—to stand for truth and peace in the presence of fear and conflict—leads to the courage

Guidelines to Inner Peace

Our inner awareness of Peace begins in our neutral mind. The awareness guidelines below direct you to your neutral mind and to an experience of one of its primary qualities – peace. To access your neutral mind, close your eyes and look inside your head, 1. Identify what you see. Some possibilities are — space, empty, black, cave, void, nothing, etc.

Identify something that is under or behind your thoughts. If you are looking at colors or images and they change, then that is not IT. Look deeper into a generic uncluttered space. Whatever IT is, is your access route to your neutral mind.

2. Pay attention to your experience.

Pay attention to what you see. What matters is that you focus your attention on something. There only two options (1) pay attention and (2) do not pay attention. To awaken our neutral mind, to wake up, to cultivate awareness, and to have an experience of peace, we must train ourselves to pay attention. Keep looking until seeing becomes awareness. We pay attention with our faculty of awareness.  We are either aware or thinking. When we are thinking we are in our dualistic mind. In awareness we can experience our neutral mind.

3. Exercise – Always There

After you have identified your inner space, open your eyes. Then close your eyes again and look into your space, darkness or whatever IT is for you.  Is IT still there? If IT is still there, then this experience is IT for you. If you were looking at something that is no longer there, then that is not IT. Again look deeper. It is of critical importance that you experience that your space is always there for you. You may not pay attention and lose connection. But when you look for it, it will always be there. Over time, the experience of permanence and stability will become stronger and anchor into your psyche.  This experience is very healing and empowering. Our neutral mind becomes a sacred refuge where we can go to experience Peace, which grows into a Presence that supports us and accompanies us wherever we go.

  1. Exercise – Control and Not Control

Once you have identified your ‘space, black, etc.’ do something to try to change it. Use your breath, intention, or movement to try to alter your space. Did it change/ Could you influence it? The answer is ‘no.’ You may be more or less aware of your space. But you cannot change it. If you were paying attention to colors, movement, or thoughts in your space, then look beyond or underneath this activity until you identify what is still there that you cannot change. This exercise is very important because it gives us a visceral experience of what we cannot control. It helps us distinguish at an awareness and feeling level that which we can influence and that which we cannot. In our neutral channel we can experience an imperturbable force that which remains stable and does not move. We do not create our neutral space or its qualities. It is there all by itself. It exists independent of our thoughts, desires, intentions, etc.

  1. At Peace

In our neutral space is a Presence, a universal energy that is peaceful and unaffected by what we do, think, or feel. When we can experience within us this energy that exists independently of our whims, thoughts and moods, we can experience the essence energy of Peace.

Once we have identified the experience of Peace, we must pay attention to it with awareness, listening, and feeling. Stay conscious in your mind and feel in your body that which is at peace within and with itself.

I spent a blissful yet challenging weekend confronting my mind daily on a Guru Dev deep meditation and healing Retreat. It was wonderful to watch my mind for hours and today I feel better able to fight for inner peace in my world.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 21 Mar 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 22 Mar 4.30-5.30pm Gong and sound healing@Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place

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

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

Wed 23 Mar 3-3.45pm       Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

Fri   25 Mar 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sat 25 Mar 9.30-10.30am Hatha General Class @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd

Sun 26 Mar 6-7.30pm   Gong and sound healing@ Sri Yoga Shala, Galle.

 

www.sanasuma.co.uk

Communication and the power of your breath – Mon class at home today 14th March 2016

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COMMUNICATION AND THE POWER OF YOUR BREATH

“In any communication, or in any situation which you cannot confront because it is exaggerating, hot or aggressive, just change your breath. Breathe through the lips instead of through the nostrils. Exhale always through the nostrils. Inhale through the rolled lips and make it slow and long. It will slow everything as required. It will increase your sensitivity. It will give you 10 times more projection over the person you are talking to. ”  Quote from Yogi Bhajan

In class today we will be practicing breathing techniques, especially focussing on the:-

Sitali Pranayam
Sitali Pranayam is known to have a powerful cooling, relaxing effect on the body, while maintaining alertness. It is known to lower fevers, and aid digestion.
Curl the tongue into a ‘U” shape.
Inhale through the curled tongue.
Exhale through the nose.

 Class today at home,

This Mon 14th March – 6.30 – 7.45pm

Venue:  Flat 1, 55 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR

Please text or email me before coming, limited space available in this class

and

Wed  16th March 6.15-7.15pm

Venue: 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

Love yourself PASSIONATELY – Kundalini Yoga 6-7.30pm Mon 14 Mar @ Prana Lounge

kidLet’s start loving ourselves passionately, poetically, deliciously!  Learn to love yourself with the kind of passion that you’ve dreamed of receiving from another person.  Leave yourself love notes on the bathroom mirror or if that seems too much, spend time every day hugging yourself and telling yourself how much, ‘I love you Fiona, your amazing.’ At the end of my classes I make sure everyone gives themselves a hug and sometimes a kiss. In my kid’s class we always end with looking into each other’s eyes and saying, ‘I am amazing and so are you.’ Start practicing it with your loved ones.

A scene from the movie “What the Bleep!” shows Marleen Matlin drawing hearts on herself and it changes something within her. Draw hearts when you doodle and write your name inside the heart. Write yourself a love poem, here is my spontaneous example I wrote in 15 seconds from my heart.

Oh Fiona you are so lovely,

Only you can fill the hole inside me,

Keep radiating light and love,

Oh my love Fiona, you are so bright.

Use your breath to feel the love inside. Inhale deeply as if you are inhaling the smell of your lover, (you) and exhale gratitude. Do this at least 3 times. Make this a practice a few breaths a day.

Decide to never again to mentally or out aloud call yourself FAT, or UGLY.  Or NOT GOOD ENOUGH.  Or STUPID.  Or whatever it is.  We’ve all got our words.  Some of them were programmed in childhood, and others we’ve picked up as we’ve gone along in life.  But whatever word you are using to stop yourself from living the life of your dreams needs to STOP. Here’s a trick to change your self-talk.  Put a rubber band around your wrist.  Wear it for 40 days.  Each time you catch yourself saying the ‘trigger word’ (“Gosh, I look so FAT in these white yoga pants,” for example) snap the rubber band!  It creates a light shock and trains the mind to avoid that word, like a gentle aversion therapy.  Never use it to punish yourself for doing something, but to wake up out of the mental slumber that puts your bad self-talk on auto-pilot! Sat nam Fi x

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This week’s classes:

Mon 14 Mar 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

Wed 16 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 16 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   18 Mar 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

 

www.sanasuma.co.uk

Feeling Amazing – Change your brain wave to 2.7Hz

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Feeling amazing is a simple matter of the electromagnetic brain and body frequency you are in.

At the root of all our thoughts, emotions and behaviour is the communication between neurons within our brains. Brainwaves are produced by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other.

It is a handy analogy, think of Brainwaves as musical notes. Hz is how many cycles per second, for example 3Hz will be 3 taps of your finger per second.

DELTA WAVE range 0.5 to 4 Hz – When we are in deep sleep, the realm of the unconscious, the place where we physically heal.

THETA WAVE range 4 Hz to 8 Hz – You feel you are in a deep meditative state or light sleep or day-dreaming. 7.83 Hz frequency is known as the Schumann Resonance and is the background resonance of the earth itself. We therefore feel happy because we are ‘in tune’ with the earth itself!

ALPHA WAVE range 8 to 13 Hz – Is when we are awake but in a relaxed state.

BETA WAVE range 13-30Hz – Normal waking state

The range of brain wave between 30 to 100 Hz and are linked to hyper-alertness and anxiety.

The reason why sound therapy, i.e. Gong or singing and chanting mantra is so effective is that frequency/waves that are similar to that of brain waves will affect the firing of neurons in the same way that a tuning fork affects the environment around it.

So what has this got to do with yoga and Laya yoga mantras. Well Yoga Bhajan has given us Say Saraswati mantra which when recited uses the combination of our meridians points on the upper palate which stimulates the hypothalamus. The hypothamulus changes our glandular system to activate our pituitary or master gland. The moment the pituitary gland changes it hormonal secretion, this effects our glandular system and then changes the radiation cycle of the pineal gland. The Pineal gland determines our brain and auric frequency. During this mantra our electromagnetic brain wave and physical frequency is changed to 2.7Hz per second a Delta wave. Yogi Bhajan says ‘It will affect you whether you like it or not and it will change the way you feel, hear and talk.’ Experience the difference in you, it is just amazing.

Meditation

Hold the sheet in your right hand and read it like you are reading music. It should be at the level of your mouth, so you can just catch the outline of your nose, which locks down the pituitary response so you are non reactive. Use the music by Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa – 31mins.

 

Say Saraswati Sar-rang

Hay Bhagwatee Har-rang

La Lakhshmee Nar-ring

Karn Kar-an Kar-ring

Dev Maa-haa Dev Deva

Sarab Shakti Seva

Tarn Taran Tar-ring

Neel Narayan Nar-ring

Guru Dev Dev-ing

Sarab Lok Sev-ing

 

Goddess of Love – Happiness

Shakti Power – Victory

Goddess of Wealth – Prosperity

God’s Three Aspects – Fulfillment

Nurtures the Experience of Totality

The God of Gods, the Infinite One

Under and Over, God is love

All Creation, serving

 

Sat nam Fi x

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This week’s classes:

Mon 7 Mar 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

Wed 9 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 9 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   9 Mar 6.30-7.pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

 

www.sanasuma.co.uk

Make Your Presence Work

Be present, this has become a buzz word from Kung fu Panda to corporate lingo. But how can you be present? Is it intense concentration or a blank mind? Eckhart Tolle gives the best description about presence.

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“When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. ”Eckhart Tolle

For me being present is not a continuous state that you get to, in order to get back to presence, I bring my attention back to my heart and breath. In that moment I can feel the energy of life pulsating through my body and I am aware of existence through my feelings, including discomfort. We have a tendency to allow our mind to drift and then we fall out of presence and into a blue print of how life is. Our brain has evolved over time to recognize patterns and to try and predict what’s going to happen next from those patterns. Our neural pathways search for predictability and security. Our default position could be either negative, positive or neutral. But when we move away from doing a task in a robotic or automatic manner and apply our full awareness our presence to it, it allows us to respond from a place of being fully in the moment, fully present to the solution, where there is only a problem. At other times we are driven to rediscover and get back to presence—usually as a result of an unpleasant circumstance. This sometimes happens when success gives way to depression or boredom; when we experience an inexplicable, gradual drift from the sense of meaning in what we do; when a major transition upsets our life—by change of job, residence, marriage, death, war, or disaster; or when we are pressed by our own natural cycles of maturation to re-evaluate what, how, and why we do things.

During these times try out these exercises:

  • Put aside your expectations and replace them with a neutral anticipation and childlike curiosity
  • Put aside your judgments of good and bad and dwell in gratitude with what is real and now.
  • Put aside beliefs and imprints from others and claim the beliefs that are authentic to your heart, soul, and experience
  • Put aside your doubts and see your talents and gifts—emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
  • Put aside the constant whir of your life for the stillness and intuitive sensitivity of your consciousness

 

In this way, the pattern of your life and the direction of your purpose will stand in this present moment and through every moment of your life just as the pull of the current shapes the form of a river.

 

How to increase your presence?

Give yourself markers during the day, maybe before each meal, you can take 30 seconds to feel present and grateful. First thing in the morning and last thing at night. Make bringing presence into your life your priority every day, this may include doing a daily yoga and meditation practice, being present when exercising, walking or even typing on your computer.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 29 Feb 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

Wed 2 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   4 Mar 6.30-7.pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sat 5 Mar 5-7.30am     Sadhana @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5 (FREE)

Sun 6 Mar 10-11am       Hatha General Class @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

 

www.sanasuma.co.uk