Kundalini Alignment

When Kundalini yoga was first systemised during the Upanishads around 800BC, they found the body mind axis.  The body was the bridge between earth and heaven.  We needed to be able to use the body with great force but also apply great relaxation in equal measure.  This week we go deeply into our body to understand the asanas we do during the kriya in our Kundalini Yoga practice. 

Part of the physical posture is feeling the limitations of our body as they present themselves on particular day or time.  Yet to use the internal structure of the body, to hold the correct alignment in our navel point, bandha and rooting down, even if the shape of the pose is perfect.  By just holding the internal structure correctly even if the shape is not the same, allows the areas of the body which are meant to be relaxed, to relax and the areas that are meant to hold tension, hold tension.   Appreciation of the destination (correct asana) but enjoy the journey, where your body is at present. 

Gravity always affects each posture.  As you hold the navel point and bandha one part of your body surrenders to gravity while the other parts of your body pushes against gravity.  Directing the resultant energy through the navel point.  Newtonian science, “ For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. “

The navel point is the centre and connection point for all postures.  We will learn to grow our posture from our inside using:

1.   NAVEL POINT

2.   BANDHA

3.   ROOTING (with what ever part is touching the ground)

We never try to strain and conquer a pose.  If we do this the body just gets tighter as we are fighting gravity.  A war we will never win.  We work out the geometric balance that allows us to interact with gravity in the posture. 

When this happens it does not matter what the shape of the pose is.  Your internal connection leads to the psoas muscles releasing, diaphragm relaxing, the rib and chest lifting and feeling balanced over the pelvis. 

Please join me this week to work on our alignment.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  28 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  29 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  29 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 9 Greenlands Lane.

Tues 29 Sept 6-7.15pm Barefoot Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh Live @704 Galle Rd

Wed  30 Sept 5- 7.30am  Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane.  

Wed 30 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland

Thurs 1 Oct 6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.

Thurs 1 Oct 5.30-7pm  Poya Gong Bath Fiona@ Prana Lounge, Col7

Fri     NO CLASS BECAUSE OF KUNDALINI TEACHER TRAINING ADD ON A DAY

Sun   NO CLASS BECAUSE OF KUNDALINI TEACHER TRAINING ADD ON A DAY

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-14 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  4 days Investment 40,000Rs.

The Three Diaphragms – Kundalini Yoga

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As we continue on our journey where we go back to the basics of yoga and Kundalini yoga specifically, I want to highlight the 3 Diaphragms.

Yes we have THREE.  The first one you know which is under the rib cage, the second, is the pelvic floor and the third is the thoracic outlet diaphragm which is below your throat.  These are the 3 large muscles which effect your core stability and structure in your body.  Not your six pack or belly muscles.  Because these are the muscles that are connected to your breath.  You breathe on average 12-15 times per minute, which is around 17,000 times per day.  This requires a lot of movement in the body. 

As you breathe in you create a downward pressure and as you breathe out the pressure is decreased in the body.  This is very important as this pressure effects the joints, muscles and discs of your spine and body.  For example chest breathing up in the thoracic outlet diaphragm increased intradiscal pressure, which is one of the sources of the populations back, neck, shoulder and even knee problems.  You also loose the positive downward pressure on the pelvic floor as you breathe.  As the pelvic floor looses its tone and flexibility it has an a chain effect to your legs.  The pelvic floor attaches to your thigh bones the femur.  Instead of your pelvis, hip, knee and feet being in neutral position, they start to rotate inwards and the arch of the foot collapses creating knee, hip, problems including plantar fascia, to shin splints.   We can counter this by breathing properly and grounding through our big toe which reverses this rotation throughout our leg and thigh.  

If you are breathing consciously and correctly ie inhaling into your Diaphragm as it descends down, then automatically the pressure will increase on the pelvic floor toning it.

If you breathe from your chest the pressure increases around your neck and shoulders.  This stress on the thoracic outlet diaphragm increases pressure on the neck discs and muscles which is not healthy.

When we breathe correctly using our diaphragm these are some of the benefits:

We will be practicing techniques as usual with lots of good healthy breath work this week.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  21 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  22 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  22 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  23 Sept 5- 7.30am  Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd.  

Wed 23 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland

Thurs 24 Sept 6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.

Fri     25 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

Sun   27 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

Adi Mantra – Kundalini Yoga 14 September 2020

Good morning, having completed our first all Asia Online Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training weekend I wanted to give you all a taste of looking in more detail at some very basic things we do in a Kundalini Yoga class that creates the power of our practice.

Why do we always chant at the beginning of a Kundalini yoga class and why do we chant Ong not OM.  When we realise that we exist in a sea of energy.  Everything in the Universe is pulsing and flowing just as our cells pulse and flow.  When that flow gets blocked by our worries, fears, upsets, etc.we become unbalanced. 

By simply vibrating our cells using our conscious breath and voice can start bringing back a balance to our body.  Not any words will do either.

For example chanting OM, which is the vibratory sound of the infinite makes us disappear into that infinity.  We no longer are co-creators of our lives with the Infinity that resides  outside and inside ourselves. 

When we chant ONG, it is also an aspect of the Infinite.  But it is active creation.  This means we harness the Infinite inside us to harmonise with the Infinite in everything else in the Universe.  We stimulate the 6th chakra, pituitary gland which activates our intuition, nervous and hormonal system to actively bring ourselves to a frequency of balance.  We are still here.  We acknowledge our identity as both human and infinite.  With this power we connect deeply to those highest human qualities in us to start our practice or day with the words.

I bow to the Infinite CREATIVE Energy

I bow to the divine teacher within.

This week when you wake up, start your day with chanting the Adi Mantra three times.  Really vibrate it and see how this can alter your day, your perception and vibration.  Here’s to good vibes.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  14 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  15 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  15 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  16 Sept 5- 7.30am  Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Ln.  

Wed 16 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland

Thurs 17 Sept 6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona & Live 9 Greenlands Ln

Fri     18 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

Sat    19 Sept 2-4pm Workshop Biology of Beliefs@ Prana Lounge

Sun   20 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

Absorption – 21 Stages of -Meditation Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

Absorption – 21 Stages of Meditation

Just before we start our 6th round of Kundalini Level 1 Teacher Training in Sri Lanka on 11 September, we focus this week on Absorption.  There will be no class on Friday or Sunday so we will add on 2 days for those holding a monthly pass.

This stage is Patanjali Dhyana or absorption.  It is human nature to get absorbed, so lost in a book/film that you feel you living in that reality.  Lost in the internet, Facebook or Instagram. Lost in other people’s drama’s or our own TRAUMA TRAP.  It is a humans need to merge, become one with the infinite that makes us want to melt into the things we do.  It is also why we are so attached to things, people, relationships, emotions, thoughts etc. 

Absorption can bring us great joy.  This is why so many people say my running, cooking, painting, etc. is my meditation. 

The point of meditation is to get absorbed into your practice. Whether it is a pranayama(breath), asana(posture), mantra (chant) or meditation.  When we allow ourselves to be absorbed in our practice we feel really light, refreshed and joyful after it finishes. 

But like everything absorption is a balancing act.  When is absorption a healthy indulgence in your favourite harmless escapism and when is it the unhealthy introspection such as indulging in your sad story, telling people your hardships and falling into the trauma trap? 

When you feel yourself being absorbed in negative thoughts or escaping too much use your energy in a positive way to make your life happier by dancing, creating something, cooking, painting, or viewing your hardships as a way to grow and develop.

This week list the things that absorb you in a healthy and unhealthy way.  Then work on being absorbed in occupations that bring you joy.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  7 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  8 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  8 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  9 Sept 5- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd.  

Wed  9 Sept 6-7.15pm          Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 10 Sept  6-7.15 pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom & Live 145/5 Fife Rd, Col5

Fri     NO CLASS A DAY HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PASS

Sun  NO CLASS A DAY HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PASS

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

Focus – Kundalini Yoga 31 August 2020

Focus – 21 Stages of Meditation

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We continue our journey through the stages of meditation and our mind. This week we visit Pantanjali’s Dharana or Focus.

When we:

  • Recognise
  • Accept
  • & Agree

We can let our upset, boredom, irritation, frustration pass and what is left of the fire branded into wood, a point of focus, concentration.  We can use the practice of focussing in on our breath, mantra, mudra, a candle, etc to bring ourselves through the fog of distraction and confusion.  We clean the lens of our mind to achieve clarity and focus.

The times we are living in also call for less foggy, automatic thoughts and behaviour and more clarity.  Therefore the things we learn on the mat during our practice can also be used in our daily life.

Focus gives us a bigger perspective, we sit in our focussed state, we let the attachment /or the fight go.  In this state of clarity and surrender everything that needs to come to us, arrives.  We adjust the lens, as our attention increases so does our energy.

The questions we want to ask ourselves is what are we giving up to stayed focussed.  Usually the habit of our mind is to wonder, day dreams, worry.  The mind learns by doing.   The more we allow ourselves to be distracted, multi-tasking, flitting through social media, checking our phone after each ping.  We are training our brain to feel rewarded for being distracted.  Instead train your brain to stay focussed by catching yourself when you get into a distracted habit or pattern.

Take a real break- while much of our lives revolve around absorbing information, from 24 hour news, podcasts, emails, social media.  Taking in information without real assimilation as fast as possible does not make us better at our jobs, relationship or life.  In fact the opposite.  This constant state of doing will increase our stress levels.

To strengthen your focus, find a place free of information type distractions, whether it is a WIFI free zone, retreat space and give yourself a chance to connect outside your brain to your senses.  Pick one of your senses and start to concentrate on it for 5mins.  You will still be distracted but keep brining yourself back to focus.  It is the patience to keep bringing ourselves back to the reality of now which will eventually train your brain to focus.  A focussed life, based in reality is so much sweeter than a life of constant distraction.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  31 August 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  1 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands Ln

Tues  1 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Tues  1 Sept  5.30-7pm   Poya Gong Bath @ Live Class Prana Lounge, Horton Place.

Wed  2 Sept 5- 7.30am     Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5.

Wed  2 Sept 6-7.15pm      Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 3 Sept  6-7.15 pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom & Live 145/5 Fife Rd, Col5

Fri     4 Sept 6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  6 Sept  6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

 

Rest and Retreat – Ulpotha Authentic Relating Retreat 10-16 Oct 2020

Ulpotha Retreat

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I am off on holiday this week, Shaunagh will be taking my Thursday class so there are still plenty of classes for you to attend so no excuse for missing out.

I did not get a chance to tell you all about our Ulpotha Retreat where we really went deep into our behaviour and used the sacred science of the yoga of awareness, Kundalini Yoga to help our students, transform and find real change.

About the Venue

Ulpotha is just magical.  Set on 26 acres of wilderness in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka.  You can just feel the sacred, historic vibration of the place, set around a lake created by a Prince of Sri Lanka thousands of year ago.  The Ayurvedic Doctor at Ulpotha stated, by just being at Ulpotha, sleeping on the earth, wild swimming in the lake, eating organic, wood fire cooked food you was an Ayurvedic treatment.  There is no electricity at Ulpotha, so you wake, sleep & walk by sun or moonlight, this brings our rhythms closer to mother earth.  As we vibrate with the natural world, we connect to the monkeys attending our Gong Baths, giant squirrels at your yoga class and king fisher attending our early morning kundalini practice..

About the Retreat

The Retreat was about understanding how our beliefs govern our blood chemistry, the biology of beliefs and habits.  Our biology goes on to define our habits, addictions and the deep subconscious patterns.  When we change our nervous and endocrine system we start to support real, authentic change in our lives.

The Tools we used to create transformation

The students had a mixture of hiking up mountains and early morning kundalini yoga and meditation over the 10 days.

Followed by conscious check in’s where they learnt the art of listening, with an open heart and neutral mind.  Hearing and feeling heard is such a healing practice.

The daily workshop provided the metacognition and understanding of why our mental patterns, habits, behaviour and addictions are mostly a blue print we have inherited but have to deal with in this lifetime and how to work on unravelling these patterns to create real change.  We used Q&A sessions, role play, games, art therapy to make the workshops fun, interesting and interactive.

During the self-discovery sessions students were encouraged to use the tools of journaling, silence, being in nature to go deep within themselves and learn to see reality through mindfulness.

After the afternoon yummy snack at the Kade, we worked deeply with our bodies in yogic kriyas and meditations, to repattern the breath, rebirth and renew ourselves. Finally after dinner we had moonlit Gong Baths, sleep clinics (yoga nidra), singing and dancing sessions.  To allows us to have a good night’s sleep.

Ulpotha flowers

About the Food

The food at Ulpotha is not just organic, seasonal and cooked traditionally on fire wood but is made and presented with such love.   Four meals a day leaving you feeling satisfied, but full of pranic health.  My highlight was the fresh organic papaya and king coconut at the Kade.  Also the amazingly fresh buffalo curd and treacle at lunchtime.  Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

This week’s classes:

Mon  24 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

No Tuesday morning class

Tues  25 Aug  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  26 August   5.- 7.30am     Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5.

No Wednesday night class

Thurs 27 Aug  6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom & Live 145/5 Fife Rd, Col5

Fri     28  August 6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  30  August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

 

Back to Basics – The Yoga of Awareness

Back to Basics, Alignment, Bhanda’s and Energy – The Yoga of Awareness

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This week we leave emotions behind to go back to basics and learn the fundamentals in order to get the best out of our practice.

Each of us is unique and special, I love this practice because it honours this uniqueness and helps us feel at our best being ourselves.  Yoga is a spiritual path and when we use this practice to connect to our soul essence, we discover our unique gifts, talents and how to successfully navigate our life.  Kundalini is this soul essence which lays dormant in us.  Raising the Kundalini energy is equivalent to raising our energy of consciousness.   We can use the passion and fire of our emotions as we saw last week to channel them into elevated, fulfilled living.

Practice:

Step 1 We create an internal heat through, asana, breath, mantra, mudra and bhanda.

Step 2 We use our will on this energy to transmute, fear, anger, upset, etc into energy for vitality and consciousness.

Step 3 We allow and accept what is, doing nothing but being aware of what is happening inside and around us.

Step 4  We align ourselves and energy with our own internal soul and the Universal energy so it flows through us, to allow our infinite potential to be released.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates these 3 principles.

(1) Activation takes place with the practice of asanas or yoga exercises. When it is properly functioning, the release of the energy of the Kundalini is facilitated. The power of the exercises is enhanced with the breath and the internal recitation of mantras. The exercises strengthen the nervous system, stimulate the glands to secrete, loosen up the muscles and align the skeleton. The body is the temple of the Soul.

(2) Allowing happens when we relax, let go and stop trying to make something happen. We are programmed to try to control ourselves, the events in our lives and our environments. Yet perhaps 90% of what happens to us is beyond our control. Ideally we would spend equal time simply being aware of what is happening and tuning into the reality of what IS. By simply allowing, we not only expand our awareness of what is transpiring outside and within ourselves, we release the resistance that blocks our energy and us.

(3) Alignment has both and active and a passive component. The active component involves “applying the locks” or performing subtle internal movements in the chakras and along the spine. The passive component happens naturally when the blocks in the body have been released. The physical and energy bodies automatically align when the resistance to the natural state and flow is gone.

Energy Flow

Our goal is to access, activate and increase the energy flow in our bodies. There are several ways to do this. The practice of Kundalini Yoga incorporates the following principle techniques:

  • Movement or exercise which opens channels in the body and causes the glands to secrete.
  • Receiving the energy contained in the breath
  • Allowing our innate energy to flow by releasing resistance and blocks

See you all next week Sat nam x

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Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
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This week’s classes:

Mon   17 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  18 Aug 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom and Live 9 Greenlands

Tues  18 Aug  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  19 August   5.- 7.30am     Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5.

Wed  19 Aug  6-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 20 Aug  6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Fri     21  August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  23  August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Facing Frustration the Agent of Change – Kundalini Yoga

Facing Frustration and Agent of Change – Kundalini Yoga

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We face the sister of irritation this week FRUSTRATION.  We can define frustration as being blocked from achieving a desired goal or outcome.  Frustration is experienced by everyone.  How about one of  those days where you feel that the whole world is against you.  Your phone/computer is playing up, your timing is off every move you make ends up in a dead-end?  This is a situation where you have the resources, focus and energy that irritation/anger has created but no proper direction to channel that energy.  You are left feeling frustrated.

Or there is a different type of frustration, it is where you want to do something but subconsciously you feel that you do not have the energy or resources to complete it so you may subconsciously sabotage yourself, give up or create feelings of low self esteem.  For example your body is sick or in pain, you desperately want to do all your usual chores but your body will not allow you to.

Using our Frustration : – Frustration like all of our emotions has a purpose.  Frustration is a great chance to change or revaluate a situation.

  1. Do not get frustrated with frustration.
  2. Ask yourself we are so tolerant with our own patterns why can we not tolerate flaws in others? Is it because we are attached to that person and their behaviour reflects on our ego.
  3. When you get frustrated acknowledge it, feelings of frustration.  Now breathe and notice where it is in your body.  Notice if it is the too little energy kind or too much energy with no proper direction?
  4. Write a list, what kind of limits have you created in your mind and life: i.e. motivation, vitality, resources (money), time, support, skills, clarity, purpose. Now see how if any of the above are involved in you feeling frustrated?
  5. Evaluate: Maybe the project you are putting your energy into is taking you in the wrong direction? Whatever project you are doing take 3 steps and revaluate.
  6. Surrender, sometimes we just need to let ourselves yawn, cry let everything come up and out to move out of frustration. Sometimes this allowing creates the space/pause for change and release from frustration.
  7. Start to understand yourself, notice the tension in your body when you become frustrated, allow yourself to hold this with patience. Ask the question when do I need to be patient, when do I need to move and act?
  • The homework this week is to notice what times of the day you become frustrated. Where do you hold this feeling in your body.  How do you react to feelings of frustration?   What are your stress levels?  Note them down in your journal.

See you all next week Sat nam x

bloghttps://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com.
Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
And our facebook name is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanasuma/203581616391361
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This week’s classes:

Mon   10 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  11 Aug 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom and Live 9 Greenlands

Tues  11 Aug  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  12 August   5.- 7.30am     Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5.

Wed  12 Aug  6-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 Aug  6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Fri     14  August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  16  August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

 

Deep Listening and Anger – Kundalini Yoga 3 Aug 2020

Deep listening and Inner Anger

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Having enjoyed a wonderful 10 days in Ulpotha on Retreat, we are back this  week examining inner anger and the solution to this.  I will write a separate blog on the Retreat later.

When we harbour anger, resentment consciously or subconsciously it blocks our ability to listen.  Whether the anger is a quiet grinding or our teeth, passive aggressive or seething rage, the mind reacts with a hidden agenda which you may not be conscious of. It narrows our perspective, emotional focus and we miss the opportunity presented to us.  We have effectively decided not to listen. When we get angry we polarize the world, all is black and white, right and wrong, good and bad.  To reach this deep anger we need to clear the blocks in the body and mind to allow everything which is in the present moment and the other person’s world into our own.

DEEP LISTENING

Weakness in listening:

  1. The normal condition of our mind, environment and culture is not to fully listen.
  2. When someone is talking to you listen to 6% of the total conversation.
  3. You listen to the cues not the words.
  4. You take certain important cues that concern you emotionally or mentally and fill in the blanks.
  5. You only become alert at these times, you are not worried about the complete conversation.
  6. 50% of the time you pretend you are hearing and listening.
  7. You are only interested in the total conversation that you started out to project to the other person.
  8. If you cannot accept the above you are not listening.

Deep listening involves:

Listening with ears, mind and heart.

Remaining fully present, conscious and alert. 

Being deeply relaxed and centred. Understanding your own agenda before communicating.  THIS TAKES LOTS OF PRACTICE.

Benefits of Deep listening Sunni –  An act of applied consciousness

What does this mean? Each word creates our world, each word we hear informs and connects us to this world. Deep listening is like a bat’s sonar, it helps us to sense the shape and momentum of the present moment. Deep listening allows us to be one step ahead of the moment. It connects us to our buddhi mind and universal knowledge.  If we cultivate this tool of deep listening, we creates a deep respect in the other person which establishes a COMMON NOTION.

When you cannot hear yourself (your mental and outer voice) or listen to the other person there will not be mutual understanding and that is why relationships go wrong in life.

  • The homework this week is to notice what times of the day you become annoyed and do not listen to the other, instead listen to your mind? Where are you? What happened before you got angry. What are your stress levels?  Note them down in your journal.

See you all next week Sat nam x

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Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
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This week’s classes:

Mon   3 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  4 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom and Live 9 Greenlands Lane.

Tues  4 August  6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  5 August   5.- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5.

Wed  5 August   6-7.15pm     Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Thurs 6 August  6-7.15 pm    Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Fri     7 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  9 August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details.  First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Owning Your Irritation – Kundalini Yoga 20 July 2020

Taking Responsibility for Irritation – Kundalini Yoga

We move this week into the fiery topic of irritation, annoyance, prickly, itchy sensations. Firstly it is important to say that everyone experiences irritation. The Pope was shaking hands with a line of people, when he went to turn away but his hand was grabbed by an Asian lady, he turned back and slapped her hand. His instincts took over and he reacted.

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We all suffer from these reactive moments of annoyance and irritation. In fact normally the people we are closest to irritate us the most. The first thing we need to do is to reduce our stress levels. You will notice that anytime you are stressed you become less patience/tolerant and quick to irritate, react and blame. This is due to your reactive or sympathetic nervous system getting ready to fight and defend you.

What is irritation and how can we take responsibility for our feelings?

In a yogic perspective irritation increases our fire element which brings us into focus and presence. It grabs our attention to tell us a mosquito is biting us, the toilet lid is not down, the room is in a mess, etc.

It is related to the rules we have created in our lives, our likes and dislikes. It creates a hot physical reaction. It is important with all our emotions to take responsibility for them. After all, we are having the experience not our spouse or children. Therefore naming the feeling, will help you take responsibility, i.e. “feeling irritated”. The tendency with all emotions is to attach a story to them and blame. Blame leads to unconscious communication like shouting, screaming, reactive, ridge patterns of behaviour, suppressed anger, etc.

Instead:

  • Take control of the situation, acknowledge the feeling, ie feeling irritated. Own it. Take some cooling breathes, whistling is good.
  • Notice when you get irritated, what has happened to your focus?
  • Where do you feel the irritation in your body?
  • How do you justify your irritation? Blame who?
  • Conscious communication, “ I feel irritated when you do this?” Say this to the person when you have calmed down.
  • When someone does or does not do something the way you like it say to yourself, “Nothing is right or wrong only thinking makes it so.” Who makes you the rule maker?
  • By being alert, aware and curious about your irritation it may dissolve. Allow it to process. Be compassionate do not judge yourself. Maybe an action is needed? Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?
  • The homework this week is to notice what times of the day you become irritated? Where are you? What happened before you got irritated. What are your stress levels? Note them down in your journal.

ulpotha

See you all next week Sat nam x

bloghttps://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com.
Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
And our facebook name is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanasuma/203581616391361
(please become our friend and press the like button).

raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   20 July 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues 21 July 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues 21 July 6-7.15pm      Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Road

Wed 22 July   5.- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5.

Wed 22 July   6-7.15pm     Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 23 July 6-7.15pm      Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

There will be no classes or blog until 3rd August 2020 as Shaunagh and I are teaching on a 10 day Retreat in Ulpotha. All class pass holders will get an automatic extension of 1 week added on to the date they need to pay for their next subscription.

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes. There is a new Password for zoom classes please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.