When I wake up and do my morning practice especially with a long meditation, I feel really in my centre, relaxed and present. In this state I am ready to face the challenges of the day because most certainly they will be on there way. When we can meet each moment from present awareness instead of a pre-planned expectation of how the world should be, we come into our Dominion. We are not looking to control a situation instead we can come to each moment and each challenge with a curious innocence. This will allow the person or moment to open up the solution to any challenge.
As a human being there is a distinct need for being approved of, this comes from the fact we only survived as being part of a pack. But if we let this need dominate our lives we end up trying to control situations instead of feeling our dominion or at home in any situation.
This need for approval, in human behavioural patterns, is driven by instincts arising from our second chakra. The second chakra is ruled by water and water is a solution. Therefore, one of the main purposes of the second chakra is to find solutions. When your sense is that you are not approved of, your entire second chakra will become disrupted. This is a ‘millions of years old’ instinctual driving force that will dominate your life until you once again experience approval. During this disruption you have a hard time finding answers to your questions . . . a hard time finding solutions to your problems . . . you will also question your solutions to the point of rendering them worthless.
The key is to create a form of self-approval; this is also known as self-realization. In Kundalini yoga we call this being ‘self-sensory’. Your daily practice and being present can bring you back to source. If not you end up is walking around in a state of low self-esteem until you discard this feeling and replace it by blaming others, feeling stressed and trying to control situations.
As one can see, this demonstrates the significance and importance of creating a daily practice that provides for self-reflection, a meditative orientation, and ultimately the goal of self-approval. Any form of physical discipline helps in this process and Kundalini yoga is one of the disciplines that can be used. Meditation is also extremely helpful and one of the most introspective forms of meditation is to meditate on the breath. Sit in a comfortable setting and simply become aware that you are breathing and nothing else. After doing this for three minutes reflect on how wonderful it is to be you. Do every day and after a week or two you will begin to experience the sensation of self that is charming and endearing. This is your gift to you— give this gift every day.
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This week’s classes:
Mon 18 April 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 19 April 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 20 April 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 20 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Thurs 21 April 8.30-9.30am Hatha General @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Thurs 21 April 10-11am Hatha Ladies Only @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Fri 22 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space
Sun 24 April 10-11am Hatha General@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5