The Elements and Stress
Yoga Bhajan tells us that the key to our own vitality and reduction of stress in our life is to be who we were born to be. This can sound incredible simple, yet very difficult to understand in real terms. Am I my personality, when it is good or in the shadow? Am I my father’s daughter, a sister, a wife a Kundalini yoga teacher? Who was I born to be?
His answer is simple, he says were born to experience our spirit we are born to bloom and experience our life in conscious awareness. The gap which is created by us trying to control our lives and the outcomes of our relationships due to anxiety and fear creates hundreds of thoughts to anticipate the best or worst scenarios in any situation. This drains us of vitality and leaves us under a burden of stress. A simple conversation with our elements (5 grosses tattvas earth, water, fire, air and ether) will restore our innocent connection with the flow of our spirit and life. He talked about reconnecting with the stability of mother earth, the open beauty of the vast sky, the penetrating depth of our own emotions flowing through us, the clarity of our internal fire to act and engage with life. When we make this connection we no longer have to judge life and then defend those same judgments, cover up the emptiness we feel because we cannot connect to the depth of our own spirit.
This week we will work on a deep kriya which uses our own body language to communicate with ourselves to feel and balance the elements within us. This profound kriya brings a sense of deep balance and lightness to your body, mind and connection with your spirit. One last quote which I love,he talks of our basic disconnection with our spirit and how we want to solve this through religion and yoga , “ However, what yoga cannot do for you is what you have to do with yoga! – Yogi Bhajan” So use your yogic tools and techniques to achieve this sense of innocent connection.
Sunday 11 November 2-2.30pm Be Well Fest All Day@ Prana Lounge, Col 7 (FREE)
Mon 12 November 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 13 Nov 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues13 Nov 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8
Wed 14 Nov 5- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)
Wed 14 Nov 3.30-4.15pm Kids Yoga Classes@ Om Space, Colombo 5.
Wed 14 Nov 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 15 Nov 11-1pm Special Needs Teacher and Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8