Change your energy state- Kundalini Yoga Retreats 18-20 May Amba Estate

Last week we worked on the Pranic cavity under the 8 vertebrae which is one of the store houses for our pranic energy.  We needed to get our energy back after the disturbing, unbalancing effect of collective grief, outrage, fear and pain we suffered as community in Sri Lanka.  This week we learn how to alter this pranic energy to create the effect we need at any given time.

This is what Yogi Bhajan has to say: “You have to learn to alter your energy. If at one frequency you are freaking out, change or alter your energy. You will not freak out.  You cannot change the time, but you can change the place. You cannot get out of your body but you can change its energy.  If the right nostril is sending fire (Agni) energy and you are thinking something very neurotic, start breathing from the left nostril. It will send the cooling sitalee energy.  If you are irritated, very depressed, in a most weird mental state, start breathing from the right nostril. Within 3 minutes after you shift the nostril, you will be in a different mental state.  The ability to change nostrils in breathing should be taught to your children within the first 3 years.”

We will practice the meditation to show you how to alter your energy state at your command.

Just letting you know we still have a few places left on our Retreat so if you are interested please let me know by email raymond.fiona@gmail.com 0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 13 May  6.15-7.30pm      Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 14 May  9.45-10.45am    Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 14 May   6-7.15pm            Kundalini Yoga Class  Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 15 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ , Col 5 (FREE)143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 15 May  6.45-8pm             Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 16 May  6.30-7.45pm       Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat – Mon 18 – 20 May             Vesak Retreat@ Amba Estate, Bandarawela

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Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga 6 May 2019

Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga

We are still reeling from the shock of these attacks, but we cannot let them close us down.  This week let’s try and understand insecurity  and work out how to effectively deal with our mind in these insecure times.  Yogi Bhajan states, “The only purpose of life is not to be scared of insecurity. Insecurity does nothing but scare a person, It’s a scarecrow.”

Feelings of insecurity arise when we do not trust ourselves, others or situations. When we feel like this we subconsciously send out the message that we are not worthy, good enough to love, be happy, prosperous, enjoy life, etc.  This closing ourselves down and being stuck in our negative mind and reactive personality can leave us feeling very vulnerable.  Learning to feel comfortable in our own skin in any situation is key.  Allow yourself to feel sad, fear, upset, angry but do not let your decisions or actions be guided by these emotions.  Process them on the mat, in your meditation or by being conscious of your emotions.  Now is the time to practice being the watcher, watch yourself, be aware and let go. So we can help the collective consciousness let go of these tragic events. Guru Singh says make everywhere your home so you feel dominion not the insecurity to dominate people or places.  Energetically our insecurity is related to our third chakra which reflects our personal power and sense of self.  It is also directly related to our stomachs, situated to the left of the sternum.  When this energy centre is not strong and balanced, we lack the trust in our power, we settle for bad relationships, jobs, family situations because we are too afraid to take a risk and change things.   We  use our stomachs to numb ourselves, avoid feelings by overeating and feelings physically too full.

Practical Solutions

Focus on your strengths – Research shows that when you concentrate on using your signature strength in different ways everyday it makes you happy and you are not focusing on your weaknesses which make us feel insecure.   In fact If you are using any 4 of your top 7 strengths you feel your life is in flow.  For example my top signature strength is Fairness, so if I include someone who is marginalised, this makes me feel really good.  What do you think our character strength is?

Ishnaan -Take a cold shower every morning.  Well Ishnaan is a little more than just a cold shower please look up the technique.  I really recommend it, it helps get rid of those negative thoughts, complaints about lack of sleep, sadness, etc that you experience sometimes after dreams or subconsciously.  Yogi Bhajan says whenever you feel bad, take a cold shower and then towel yourself down vigorously until your skin feels flush and tingly.  This uses our nervous system and capillaries to make the blood chemistry changes which will help with how we feel and our security.

Mantra – Yoga Ji, said using the firs puri of the Japji, Sochai, Soch n Hovee… as well asChattra Chakkra Vartee will support in getting rid of insecurity and bring victory to the soul.

Meditation – When we go within and see our thoughts and emotions when we meditate we realise that these thoughts and emotions are not us, in fact we become consciously aware and this helps us separate the insecure feelings from our true self and connection to our infinity or soul Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 6 May  6.15-7.30pm      Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 7 May  9.45-10.45am   Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 7 May   6-7.15pm            Kundalini Yoga Class  Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 8 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 8 May  6.45-8pm           Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 9 May  6.30-7.45pm     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat  11 May  5.30-7pm            Kundalini Dance & Gong – Prana Lounge, Col 7

MayRetreats- Kundalini Yoga 6.15pm Mon 29 April 2019@ Prana Lounge, Col 7

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As we grieve and suffer on this small Island of Sri Lanka for the dead and injured  in last week’s attack, we still as yogis keep compassion and hope in our heart.

As we move into May this week after a long, slow April full of holidays and horrors. Shiv Charan encourages us to tune into the lessons being learnt through our 5 senses and 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air & ether) that gives our body the experience of life. The body becomes the divine temple.  Let’s connect deeply with the body in the physical experience of it, whilst still keeping connected to the inner experience of self. The mantra of this month can be KARTA PURKH which means creative being.  Create the harmony of daily life with spiritual existence. Between action and stillness.

Practical Tips

This you can do by having a strong practice this month, it is needed as well as deep meditations that take you to a still place.  Your words are also very important this month so think before you speak.  Use your words and voice as inspiration. Read poetry. Chant your words into your food as you cook and then invite your loved ones to share a meal with you.

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candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.comwww.sanasuma.co.uk0778011984.

Mon 29 April     6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 30 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col

Tues 30 April    6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga Shauangh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 1 May         5-7.30am   Healing  Sadhana @Prana Lounge, Col 7 please bring something to share for breakfast (FREE CLASS)

Wed 1 May       6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 2 May      6.30-7.45pm NEW Kundalini Class @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.

Kundalini East Sunday – Gong Bath SriYoga Shala 6-7.30pm

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This Easter let us practice resurrecting ourselves and lets do this constantly again and again picking ourselves up each time we fall.  Let us use the collective consciousness of many souls celebrating Easter to elevate our electromagnetic field to be so bright and shiny that we bust out of our blues or downward spirals to feel so elevated & great that we want to be in our own company and others feel great to be around us.

Yogi Ji said,

“Learn from Jesus resurrect, go above it. That Jew did it, they all reacted to him. Roman reacted to him, he didn’t react, he resurrected. They got him after day and a half cured him he lived in Kashmir” (KWTC – Lecture, July 30, 1992, Espanola, NM)

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Let us also use the energy of the Full Moon in Libra to close the door on old habits and patterns  and open up new doors of opportunity, with a Green Energy Set and deep meditation.

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Sunday 21 April 6-7.30pm      Easter Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

Mon 22 April     6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 23 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col

Tues 23 April    6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga Shauangh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 24 April    5-7.30am       Sadhana @145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 24 April    6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 25 April    6.30-7.45pm Join Kundalini Class Fi and Shaunagh@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

Reduce Inflammation with Kundalini Yoga – Mon 8 April 6.15pm

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Happy Holidays everyone as we gear up for Sinhala and Tamil New Year. I will around after 16 April to continue with classes. Just look out for my schedule below including a Poya Gong Bath.

This week I will focus on the vagus nerve as we focus on the healthy part of 3ho. I was inspired by an article I read in the KRI newsletter by Raj Kaur Khalsa (Naila Omar Khayyam Alieva), Ph.D.and Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. In summary they looked at various studies done on how inflammation in the body (defined as an immune system response to acute injury, chronic illness, etc which inflames tissues, blood vessels, organs, etc) is effected by regular yoga, breathe, meditation practice.

The significant studies are mainly conducted in India. Firstly those patients doing a regular combined yoga, breath & meditation practice showed reduced expression of gene activity involved in the inflammatory response that are created by stress. Second, yoga breathing exercises and meditation have been demonstrated to reduce pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-1 beta, IL-6 and TNF-alfa and have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, cognition, and pain. Lastly, yoga and other practices are well known to directly stimulate the vagus nerve. It was found that an increase in vagal tone is correlated with the capacity to regulate the stress response and likely contribute to resilience and the mitigation of mood and anxiety symptoms, which ultimately might reduce inflammation symptoms.

The conclusion is that we need to make a proactive decision to engage with lifestyle changes which can help us a lead lives which are healthier and reduce long term  inflammation response but this takes discipline and effort which we need to develop and invest in ourselves.

For the full article please go to https://kundaliniresearchinstitute.org/?page_id=1019#nine we will discuss what is the Vagus nerve and how it can assist us next week.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.comwww.sanasuma.co.uk0778011984.

Mon 8 April     6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 9 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 9 April     3.30-4.30pm  Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 10 April   5-7.30am       Sadhana @145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 10 April   6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Holiday Classes

Tues 16 April  9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 17 April   5-7.30am         Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 17 April   6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Friday 19 April 5.30-6.15pm Full Moon Gong Bath @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sunday 21 April 6-7.30pm     Easter Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle.

 

 

 

 

April, Kundalini Yoga and The Heart

April New Year and the Neutral Space

Shiv Charan & Fiona

Sat nam, after an amazing end to our Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher training Cycle 4, we start April the month of Sri Lankan summer blooms, heat, our new year with a renewed commitment to Dharmic living. This means living in line with your soul’s purpose.  April is a good time to take a reality check.   This is the 4 month of the year where we need to pause, take a breath, connect with our true nature, Sat nam or spirit to make sure we are headed in right direction.  In this month we need to remind ourselves of self-love, be in good uplifting company or Sangat spiritual community, prayer and relaxing into our hearts to trust where there is doubt.

In order to go within we need to find moments in our life were we can foster inner silence so we can hear the quiet voice of the neutral mind. On a practical level this can be when we are standing in a queue, showering, waiting for our computer or app to turn on, just before bed, etc…. Try not to fill every waking moment with listening to a podcast, reading the news or chatting.  Instead listen to birdsong, listen, see your thoughts (mindfulness), be still, silent even with friends and family and enjoy a comfortable silence, silent mindful meals and allow your imagination blossom.  Are we surprised that if we do not allow for inner and outer silence during our day, that our minds gets activated just before bed since we have kept it so occupied with soaking up information all day that it has not had a chance to process and calibrate this information.

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This week we will practice really slowing everything down so we can let go of confusion and control to fall into silence, strength of trust.

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Mon 1 April     6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 2 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 2 April   3.30-4.30pm  Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 3 April     5-7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 3 April   6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 4 April 11-1.00pm Special Kids & Teachers@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

 

All Night Gong Bath – 16 Mar 2019

Gong Puja or All night Gong Bath    Sat 16 March 2019

Price including a healthy breakfast 5000Rs

9pm to 8am

Originated by Gong master Don Conreaux, the all night gong immersion (aka Gong Puja) experience lasts about 7 ½ hours. It’s a journey that’s timeless, and as we journey with the vibration of the gong, we cleanse, unblock and experience the real self. Don Conreaux says this is the most healing experience you can give yourself. An all night gong bath allows the brain to sink into a delta wave frequency, where deep healing can take place. This process promotes a sense of peace and well-being, strengths the nervous system, balances the chakras and increases energy and vitality.

The evening starts at 9pm with a short Kundalini yoga class followed by a meditation. Next we will set up our sleeping areas and relax into a meditative space created by the gongs. After a restful night, we will experience a yogic morning: Sadhana, Kundalini yoga, meditation and light breakfast. The whole experience will end at 8am. Powerful, profound, joyful and deeply moving, it can be a life changing event.

WHAT TO BRING: A WATER BOTTLE, EYE PILLOW, PILLOW, COTTON BLANKET AND BEDDING FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP, AS YOU DRIFT OFF TO THE SOUNDS OF THE GONG. BE MINDFUL THAT THE AREA YOU WILL BE USING AS YOUR SLEEPING SPACE WILL BE THE DIMENSIONS OF A YOGA MAT. LOOSE COMFORTABLE CLOTHES ARE RECOMMENDED.

Kundalini Yoga Fest 16 & 17 Mar 2019

Kundalini Yoga Festival 2019

The second year of the Kundalini Yoga Fest is this weekend 16 & 17 March 2019 at Prana Lounge, but why bother going to this intense, transformative experience?

Because our minds are like our telephones, we are always transmitting a signal. But what are we transmitting? We do not know because each thought is clouded by our likes, dislikes, opinions, worries, future projections etc. This signal we are beaming out dictates the life we end up with, the more we fixate on our opinions the more difficult it is to clear our subconscious mind and beam out the type of future we wish and dream about.

That is where Kundalini yoga comes into its forte. Kundalini yoga uses:

  • Leverage, to elevate our mind and change our subconscious patterns through kriya and deep meditation.
  • Legacy, the map given to us by yogis over thousands of years and codified by Yogi Bhajan in a pure form which is beyond any individual, we Kundalini teachers deliver it to you just as we received it pure and potent.
  • Lineage, a pure golden chain of the teachings which has the frequency of the Infinite.

 

So I invite and challenge you to dive in this weekend, experience the intense but transformative effect of the 2.5hrs of Long Ek Ong Kars by our master yogi Tonie Nooyens, clear your patterns during the all night Gong Healing and learn the basics of Bandhas and kriya with Sunderta Kaur (USA).

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Mon 11 Mar     6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 12 Mar    9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 12 Mar   3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 13 Mar   3.30- 4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 13 Mar   6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 14 Mar  5-7.30am Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Sat 16 Mar – Sun 17 Mar Kundalini Yoga Festival 2019 – Prana Lounge, to include, Sadhana, classes, How to Play Gong Workshop, All night Gong Healing.

Sun 24 Mar 10.15-12.30 Special Workshop on Mind and Meditation – Tonie Nooyens @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Optimism & Kundalini Yoga

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Optimism and Kundalini Yoga

As we enter the third month of 2019, a number 3 year, we look towards being positive and optimistic about life as we use the energy of the number 3 to expand our positive outlook on life. The Director Guillermo Del Toro says, “Optimism is Radical. It is the hard choice and the brave choice …in the face of despair”.

This month let’s make the choice between love and fear. Belief over despair. Optimism is our instinct to inhale when we are out of breath, not to give up when things get difficult. You need to make this choice time after time, to keep inhaling and not let the news, or fake news, everything crumbling around you, your relationships dissolving whatever is going on in your life, take you down.   Make the choice to face it, take a deep breath and choose to inhale to face another moment with hope, breath after breath.

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Mon 4 Mar    6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga( Uta) @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

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

Tues 5 Mar   3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 6 Mar   5-7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 6 Mar    3.30- 4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 6 Mar   6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun 10 March 6-7.30pm     Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe.

 

Balancing the Gunas -Kundalini Yoga Poya Class 19 Feb 9.45am Om Shambala

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Balancing the Gunas

The yogis call the time prior to the big Bang the Unmanifested consciousness and after the Big Bang when matter and polarity is created, the separation between the Unmanifested and Manifest Shiva (creator) and Shakti (the destroyer).

Matter (Prakirti) is composed of 3 aspects or in Sanskrit Gunas. Gunas cannot be destroyed but the dominance of Gunas can be changed to change our perception of life.

I am going to relate the 3 gunas to the flavours of food. The flavor of a fresh raw apple, in its pure essence we could relate to the sattva guna.

When we add some spices and sugar to the apple it changes its true state to something different, something warming, expanding our taste buds, we have created something new and exciting out of the original pure taste of apple, a flavor of rajas guna.

If we get that same apple and ferment it, a process of deterioration into its sugary and finally alcoholic parts to make cider. When we drink cider it makes us slow, our limbs feel heavy, we feel attached to our opinions, too much may make us feel angry or confused, this is the tamas guna.

So why it this important? Well our thoughts, feeling and actions come from how we perceive life and the how we see life comes from the predominant guna influencing us at that moment

For example if you are feeling depressed, your mind and body are being dominated by tamas. If you are feeling angry again this is the tamas domination of your gunas. At present both these states of being are seen as the status quo in our society. More and more people are suffering from mood disorders, which are only made worse by taking drugs or alcohol which only increase the tamas quality of the mind. Directing your anger on twitter or social media without thought of how the communication will impact on another person, comes from the tamas guna. Yogi Ji reminds us that tamas gunas dominance is not the norm for a human being, in fact we are sattvic by nature or angelic. But this is going to depend on your lifestyle and how well your mind is disciplined

He gave us the gutka shabad to stop the mind when it gets insane. He said to chant a minimum of 5 times

“Ek Ong Kaar, Sat Gurprasaad. Sat Gurprasaad, Ek Ong Kaar.

It will stop the negativity of the mind and put it in reverse, it is a mantra that will reverse the downward spiral of the thoughts. Chant it with reverence as it is really powerful and then make sure your words and thoughts are positive. We will also be practicing the Tershula kriya this week which balances the gunas.3ded86ad97f79f8ccf06366f4b977ba0.png

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Mon 18 Feb 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 19 Feb 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 19 Feb 4.00-5.30pm  Poya Gong Bath Shaunagh@ Prana Lounge.

Wed 20 Feb 3.30- 4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 20 Feb 6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 21 Feb 5- 7.30am       Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Thurs 21 Feb 11-1pm          Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickle Rd, Col8

Sat   23 Feb 6-7.30pm     Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe.