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.
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?
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)