Letting Go to Gain Everything
Loosening your grip does not mean you lose, it eventually makes you win because you are invested without attachment to the outcome. You do the work, take the risk but without expectation. Holding on leaves little room for new creation to blossom as we create energetic boundaries that say, “No I expect this, I want that, No thank you!” The hard part is to act without expectation of gain, to do with intention, pure intention without the need to try and manipulate ensure your expectation is met. This is the real yoga. Because eventually we have to complete all our life lessons and then let go of everything the illusion of our five senses has created, this is called Death. But life without conscious living is no life at all, it is all sweat, toll, and worry without the feelings of limitless liberation in this lifetime. As the bounds of attachment keep us glued to external validation.
The earth element is linked with our attachment. When we practice the one minute breath and master the one minute breath it can really give us a sense of liberation, effortless non attachment, having the experience for itself. I had this experience a few times practicing this breath and it was life altering for me. It left me with a touch stone to go back to when life becomes very heavy, when gravity outweighs gratitude.
Practical Solutions – I found his great practical exercise on www.3ho.org website. It can really help those obsessive thoughts especially related to emotions of anger, outrage and shame. Example: Release of suffering that originates with attachment from the activity of the intellectual mind and reactive emotions.
- Old habit: If someone insulted you, your intellectual mind understood it and your body responded to the stress. You used to allow your mind to repeat that incident over and over, stressing your body over and over. Although sometimes repeated with different outcomes, no matter how you ran or re-ran the event in your mind and body, neither were satisfied. Repeated self-induced stress equaled suffering.
- New habit: If someone insults you, you recall that the definition of a yogi/yogini is someone who is not attached or reactive to either praise or insult. You then recall the profound sensory experiences that you have created earlier through your practice. Recall your sensory experience of being transported into deep tranquility by meditating on the sacred mantra sounds. Recall your sensory experience of total relaxation. Recall your sensory experience of brilliant healing light radiating from your heart. As you drop your old habit of attachment, your suffering ends. Sat nam x firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Mon 19 Mar 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues20 Mar 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 20 Mar 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Tues 20 Mar 8-9pm Gong Sound Healing @ Jessyca’s
Tues 20 Mar 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class with Shauangh@ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5
Wed 21 Mar 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 21 Mar 3.30-4.15am Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5
Wed 21 Mar 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 22 Mar 11 – 1pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond
Thurs 22Mar 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7