The battles of the Sexes – Kundalini Yoga 28 Jan 6.15pm Prana Lounge

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The Sexes & Kundalini Yoga

Are men from Mars and Women from Venus? Or in fact are we more similar than we think? From a yogic perspective each soul chooses their very specific birth environment to learn particular lessons to fulfill their destiny. Yogis see the body, brain and in fact the subconscious of male and female as perfect opposites or polarities. However all of us are a different blend of feminine and masculine energy in different proportions within the same body . By understanding the differences in the male and female energies we can better relate to ourselves and also support and understand each other in relationships. Yogi Bhajan teaches us when we do not recognize and understand and appreciate these different needs, strengths and weakness miscommunication, misunderstanding and eventually difficulties occur.

men and women

Have a look at these characteristics and see what you identify with? Also note if you need to work more on one aspect to balance the male and female polarity within you? You will also note from the chart that we all need to develop emotional intelligence to move from trying to control others or blaming to taking responsibility and responding to the present moment. Move from looking for praise from others to self worth and from looking for security from our relationships, possessions, status to deep inner security.

  Males/Men Female/Women
Male/ Female nature

·         Needs Challenge

·         Identity through Ego therefore looks for praise or acknowledgment.

·         One tracked mind

·         Easy to concentrate but difficult to interact with outer world, when in that zone.

·         Thinks in problems and solutions.

·        Action orientated

·         Needs connection

·         Needs security

·         Women have six tracks enabling her to multitask but also difficult to turn off her mind.

·         Nurturing nature leads to over extending herself, which impacts the nervous system

·         Many ideas and possibilities

·         Does not relate thought to problem solving.

Polarity 2 Aspects Man & Father

As a man -wants to have no responsibility.

As Father wants to build & enjoy a cosy life where he is loved and appreciated.

Needs to find a balance between these 2 aspects.

2 Aspects Women & Nurturer

As women – is direct, calculating, and alert to her own needs.

As a nurturer – selfless, forgiving, patient, giving and serving.

It is important to consciously use these 2 aspects to create a balance in her life.

Challenges A boy wants to show his power, to blame or be directed to do everything. A mature male does not want to control others or be controlled he can accept responsibility for his actions.

 

Find inner recognition

 

Balance the above 2 aspects.

 

To relax her multi tasking mind and balance the women and nurturer aspects.

Find inner security

Needs to take time through exercise, relaxation and nurturing activities for herself.

Ways to Fulfill Destiny Become one with the Universe Become one with the Universe.

Give birth to a saint, hero or giver.

Inspire her husband to Universal consciousness

Serve her spiritual teacher

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Mon 28 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 29 Jan 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 29 Jan 3.30-4.30pm Special Kids Yoga @Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

Wed 30 Jan 5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 30 Jan 3.30-4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 30 Jan 6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 31 Jan 11-1pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

 

Grief, emotional blocks? What are you avoiding?- Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Gong Bath 20 January 2019, 6pm Sri Yoga Shala

After having an amazing, delightful start to 2019, I can truly say that last week has been very testing. This week’s blog is really personal because I am trying to teach myself and all of you how to deal with the shadow side of our heart, the area where grief, sadness and deep pain lives. I wrote about how we should start dealing with happiness and sadness as equal in 2019. But it is so easy to write but so difficult to practice that is why we need to keep up, so we can learn to deal with all emotions and not let our emotional body end up ruling us. The tendency is to numb ourselves to avoid pain, but by closing the door to pain, sadness and grief you also close yourself off to real joy.

One of my kittens was run over last week and I have been dealing with his death and my grief. Grief stricken I turned to my practice, I sat on the mat and went through all my emotions, all my mental images and thoughts, I cried and grieved but eventually I smiled. Then I starting reading about techniques and philosophy which could help me through this difficult time.

When pain, grief, sorrow, etc arise and we block them, they cease to be energy in motion and instead become stuck in our bodies, in our psyches, in our mind.

Three things happen as a result of this one we strengthen the pattern in our body/mind that blocks, avoids, or denies emotions, thereby cutting ourselves off from the truth of our emotion. Two, those stuck emotions have to go somewhere, and they affect our body in some way. (Possibly illness in years to come.)

Finally, blocking, avoiding or denying emotion and allowing it to remain in our body affects how we interact with life down the line. We’ll seek to avoid situations that create painful emotions. We begin to avoid life. For example my why have any pets since we will have to go through the pain of their death.

Our physical, mental and meditative practice allows us to start processing these thoughts, emotions and even blocks. Yogi Ji says that if we keep our navel point strong and centered (please read my earlier writing about the nabhi or navel point) we develop a stoic attitude to life. He specifically recommended bow pose and camel pose.

Having done a strong practice for the last week and a kriya which includes these postures, plus a meditation with the seed mantra SA, TA NA MA, I have been able to see my way through grief, to know it is but another experience, that I can take pain without it overwhelming me and swallowing me whole. If you can sit with it, it will pass and there is joy at the end of the tunnel. I promise.

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Sun Poya 20 Jan 6-7.30pm Full Moon Gong Bath @Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

Mon 21 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 22 Jan 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 22 Jan 3.30-4.30pm Special Kids Yoga @Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

Wed 23 Jan 5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 24 Jan 3.30-4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 24 Jan 6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 25 Jan 11-1pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8