Healing Habits – Kundalini Yoga 25 May 2020

Over the last few weeks we have been working on healing. This week lets get to grips with the psychophysiology of deep healing change. Whether it is bad eating habits, lack of sleep or exercise, looking in the mirror and being self-critical, having thought patterns like life is hard/ life is a burden/ life is suffering ,people eventually disappoint me, better to expect the worse than hope for the best etc.

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We all know these habits and thought patterns do not make us healthy, happy or wholesome. Yet we persist in continuing with them. Firstly why are they so difficult to change and stop?

Simply it is because most of our habits and patterns come from our sub and unconscious mind which actually accounts for 95% of thinking on our best day. The conscious mind that creates the dreams and desires of wanting to be happy and healthy only account for 5% of our thinking on a daily basis.

Practical Change

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Therefore it is going to take awareness of what habits we wish to change and applied focussed effort through mindfulness (watching the mind and ourselves) and meditation (interfering with the mind and changing sub/unconscious thoughts) plus journaling seeing the patterns to rewrite some of our original brain programming.

You will all need a little book and pen for this week’s classes. We will need to start writing down what habits we would like to change and our automatic thought patterns.

Firstly it is important to notice when we display behaviour which is not conducive to our wellbeing. After a stressed day do you reach for the carrot cake, glass of wine, Netflix, or an argument? We are using some form of reward or compensation for the stress we have just been through. Therefore firstly we need to reduce the stress during the day and then change the reward pattern. Try this

  • Identify the habit/thought pattern write it down.
  • Then ask what are you getting out of the habit, it is comfort in the cake, reward watching a film late at night because there is no time for you during normal hours, wine to numb yourself to the reality of your life.
  • Observe yourself and use your wisdom. The next time you decide you want to watch the movie until late, set an alarm and turn the film off even if you are half way through it, you can always watch the rest tomorrow. Or if you find yourself standing in front of an open fridge or ordering a cake, is this what your body really needs or is it looking for real fuel, PRANA. So take 7 long deep breaths through your nose, suspending the inhale for as long as you can each time. Then take your action.
  • Are you looking for comfort?. Instead of the sweet treat have a cosy up of plain or herbal tea ,red bush is really great for this. Give yourself a hug and make yourself feel comforted, or go for a cosy nap after a warm shower and drop lavender essential oil on your towel to feel relaxed and cosy. Acknowledge and say out loud the change you have made to signal to your subconscious that you know this pattern and have made a change.

When you are feeling tired, worried or uptight about a deadline try these alternatives to food, messing it up, self sabotage etc.

  1. A cold shower
  2. A cool glass of water
  3. A warm cosy cup of herbal tea, red bush is like drinking plain black tea.
  4. Smelling an essential oil like lavender
  5. Breathe deeply through the nose hold it and exhale through the nose. Do this 7 times.
  6. Chant as you wake up.
  7. Breath of fire for 3mins.Visualise the change.
  • Monitor your negative self talk. Refrain your story each time you want to say I am a sugar addict, stop and say out loud. I am working on becoming healthier. I love to eat healthy food.
  • Accept you will falter, but when you do pre forgive yourself and give yourself a big hug, we only learn through mistakes. Creating new patterns and habits takes time so be patient.

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

This week’s classes:

Mon   25 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 26 May 8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 26 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 27 May 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 27 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 28 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri   29 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 31 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm 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.

Sonar Sound Healing – Kundalini Yoga 2020

Sonar Sound Healing, Kundalini Yoga 2020

This week is all about being kind, soft and deep healing for ourselves, our psyches (mind) and connecting to the reality of the cosmos, the soul.

I will focussing my classes on this theme and very kindly my teacher Sunder Singh has shared a beautiful website https://www.ramadasa-remedy.com/?fbclid=IwAR08j3RBSNzgEVMDyIzVGde3UHsxjLtunbnoYuQPHpqYOrey4Sg8IhyiLok

The contents which I have condensed for you. Here it is:

Both the ancient science of yoga and the modern science of quantum mechanics recognises that the Universe is a symphony of vibrational frequencies. Mantra recognises these basics sound or sonar vibrations and calls them seed sounds or bij. When you break the bij sounds down into their primal components then you get the sound that underlies all language, the yogis call this NAD. When language first took written form, it was seen as the mystic rose Sanskrit. With our words we unfold and create the Universe. I create as I speak.

This week we will focus on the sonic healing mantra RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG. A remedy, meditation tool, to heal ourselves and others. It is a sonic remedy using sound vibrations to heal.  It is a precious gem, a sonic crystal with 8 facets. It captures the healing energy of the cosmos like a gem captures light.

How can 8 simple sounds create healing? Is it magic, nonsense , ritual or a miracle. The Astang or rhythm of 8 is one of nature’s cycles. Like the sperm travelling around the egg 7 times before penetrating it, the 8 beat mantra penetrates the human psyche to change and heal it.

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Yogi Bhajan called this Siri (radiant) Gayatri mantra. Gayatri is a Vedic metre or pattern upon which poetry is constructed. Gayatri is a Hindu goddess who turned herself into a hawk in the Vedas (book of knowledge) to fly up to heaven and collect the sacred healing plant Soma. The first 4 syllables from our Siri Gayatri mantra talks of this journey, RA (sun) MA (moon) DA (earth) SA (infinity/cosmos) then the second 4 syllables describe how we hold the energy in the ethers SA (Infinity) SAY (personal perception of Infinity) before containing it within us SO HUNG (I am that).

All of infinity I am RA MA DA SA matter and spirit, past present and future, all relationships are captured in this sonic healing. Are you ready to invoke this Remedy to heal yourself and others? The word Remedy is derived from the Latin word med. Are you ready to MEDitate on this REmeDY?

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

This week’s classes:

Mon   4 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 5 May 8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 5 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 6 May  5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 6 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Special Vesak Sadhana 7 May 5-7.30am (FREE) @ zoom

Thurs 7 May     5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri   8 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 10 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm for afternoon classes.

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

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Sound & Sri Lanka Kundi Yoga Fest 2020

Sound the music of the heart and our Second Language

This blog is inspired by Jo Barry and her amazing daughter Jessie Fuller who gave me the book a Well Balanced Child by Sally Goddard Blythe.  She states, if movement is a childs first language then music/sound is a childs second language. It is the rhythm, tone and vibration which deeply communicates with the human brain in such a profound way.

This is one of the reasons that Kundalini Yoga has such a draw in a world of aloneness, social exclusion and disconnection. Coming to a Kundalini yoga class, chanting and singing leaves you feeling so good. It literally increases the production of a pheromone called oxytocin. Also known as the hormone of love. This pheromone increases when women get pregnant, not only to help in labour but it also increases nurturing feelings. This same pheromone increases when we chant and sing during a kundalini yoga class, making you feel cosy, accepted and bonded with your fellow students and teacher.

We will be having a few Mantra chanting sessions at the Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga Festival 7-9 March 2020. The first day’s theme LOVE on 7 March 2020 will begin by chanting to our soul’s early morning during Sadhana. We will have chanting in most of the classes. But look out for the special mantra classes which really are a tonic for this age of aloneness. On 9 March 2020 Full moon/poya we will have a special mantra class 1.15-2.30pm with Uta and a very special workshop on a mantra which is only chanted on a Full moon with Savitri (Bali) 4-5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you all at our Festival. For more information please email raymond.fiona@gmail.com Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 18 February 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Tues 18 February 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga (Shaunagh)@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 19 Feb 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 19 February 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 20 February 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 20 February 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun 23 February 6-7.30pm     Gong Bath (Shaunagh)@ Prana Lounge, Col 7

#gong #gongbath #consciousrebirthing #rebirthing #kundaliniyoga #kundalinicolombo #kundlainifestivalsrilanka #srilanka #yoga #yogasrilanka #sriyogashala #prana #pranayama #pranichealing #kundaliniyogafestivalsrilanka #yogafest

 

 

Yogic Hacks & GH Retreat – 11 Feb 2020

More yogic hacks & Guava House Retreat

Last weekend we enjoyed a beautiful retreat at Guava House with some amazing students and all learned a lot from each other.  Here is some of what we learnt:

About the Venue

Shaunagh and Ranjan’s amazing Guava House always serves as an inspiration for our Retreats, surrounded by nature, birds, trees and mountains, we immediately started feeling energised by the pranic energy of the natural world.

About the Retreat

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The Retreat went through many topics, including what is yoga and why we need to practice Kundalini yoga in the Age of Aquarius. We learnt to understand your breath signature and how this effects your vitality. We sang mantras, studied our life cycles, went into death and rebirth. Including a fun interactive workshop on yogic anatomy. We learnt that if we changed the dominance of our nostril we can control our emotions. Try it when you next feel commotional.

The second morning we climbed Bible Rock in silence chanting SA, TA, NA, MA and mediated to balance the 3 minds as sun rose. Wow!

About the Food

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On this retreat not only did we have the amazing Jayanthi cooking up a veggie rice and curry storm but the teachers pitched in to make it the most delicious vegan fare I have eaten. From the Persian nut roast with vegan gravy to the chia chocolate vegan wattalapan. It was all amazing, scrumptious and filling.

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Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 11 February 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Wed 12 Feb 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 12 February 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 February 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 13 February 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

#gong #gongbath #consciousrebirthing #rebirthing #kundaliniyoga #kundalinicolombo #kundlainifestivalsrilanka #srilanka #yoga #yogasrilanka #sriyogashala #prana #pranayama #pranichealing #kundaliniyogafestivalsrilanka #yogafest

 

 

The Magic Balm of Breath – Kundalini Yoga 5 Feb 2020 Sri Lanka

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The Magic Balm of Your Breath

Last week we tried out some yogic hacks to try and bullet proof our nervous system. This week we go more deeply into the breath. Understanding more about the emotional, physical and psychological effects that daily pranayama gives.

The quality, quantity and circulation of your physical breath creates the foundation of your health and vitality. In fact most of us breathe very shallowly, using our upper chest and creating tension, tightness and armouring in the chest muscles that lead to weak nerves and a greater susceptibility to stress and illness. Tonie Nooyens our lead trainer in Asia says by regularly practicing pranayama,(the expansion of our breath and vital life force energy) we can heal about 50% of our illnesses and stress. Relaxed, conscious breathing is the key. We also need to reduce the rate of how many cycles of inhale and exhale we take per minute.

This week we will practice these deep pranic healing techniques to leave you feeling vital and refreshed. We have a guest teacher here from London Preetam Kaur, she is doing a conscious rebirthing class on Friday 6-8pm 1500Rs, one not to be missed.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 4 February – HOLIDAY NO CLASS

Wed 5 Feb 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 5 February 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 6 February 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 6 February 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Friday 7 Feb 6-8pm Conscious Rebirthing@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 Preetam Kaur (UK) 1500Rs

Saturday 8 Feb 5.30-7pm Poya Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Col 7 (Shaunagh)

Sunday 9 Feb 6-7.30pm Poya Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe. Galle

#gong #gongbath #consciousrebirthing #rebirthing #kundaliniyoga #kundalinicolombo #kundlainifestivalsrilanka #srilanka #yoga #yogasrilanka #sriyogashala #prana #pranayama #pranichealing

 

 

Bullet Proof Your Nervous System – Kundalini Yoga 28 Jan 2020

Bullet Proof Your Nervous System

The inspiration for my blog comes from a student I have been teaching since 2008 Sam and also a fellow teacher Sara.

Sam is a business man and he informed me that he has been keeping his stress levels under control by practicing Pranayama the science of deep breathing on a daily basis. Deep breathing if practiced regularly helps to strengthen our parasympathetic nervous response (please see vagus nerve below). So we do not react to life but instead can act consciously when a challenge in our life arises. For this I would really recommend practicing at least 10-20 deep breaths in and out through the nose, as soon as you wake up and last thing before sleeping. Literally this practice will bullet proof your life.

Sara a fellow Kundalini teacher in Negombo and owner of Vegan Zen Café and Sat Sangat Yoga Shala, has been talking about finding simple kundalini hacks to use in times of crisis. Here is one I used the other night when I woke up and could not get back to sleep again. Simply inhale through your nose as you point your feet and exhale through your nose as you dorsiflex the feet towards you. Do this for approximately 3mins. As I was doing this I started to yawn and it really relaxed me. It acts like a full body acupuncture session.

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The other hack I wanted to talk about was the vagus nerve. This 10th cranial nerve operates far below the level of our conscious minds and is vital for keeping our bodies healthy. It is an essential part of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for calming organs after the stressed ‘fight-or-flight’ adrenaline response to danger. Not all vagus nerves are the same, however: some people have stronger vagus activity, which means their bodies can relax faster after a stress.

The strength of your vagus response is known as your vagal tone and it can be determined by using an electrocardiogram to measure heart rate. Every time you breathe in, your heart beats faster in order to speed the flow of oxygenated blood around your body. Breathe out and your heart rate slows. This variability is one of many things regulated by the vagus nerve, which is active when you breathe out but suppressed when you breathe in, so the bigger your difference in heart rate when breathing in and out, the higher your vagal tone.

Research shows that a high vagal tone makes your body better at regulating blood glucose levels, reducing the likelihood of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Low vagal tone, however, has been associated with chronic inflammation. As part of the immune system, inflammation has a useful role helping the body to heal after an injury, for example, but it can damage organs and blood vessels if it persists when it is not needed. One of the vagus nerve’s jobs is to reset the immune system and switch off production of proteins that fuel inflammation. Low vagal tone means this regulation is less effective and inflammation can become excessive, such as in rheumatoid arthritis or in toxic shock syndrome.

The vagus nerve works as a two-way messenger, passing electrochemical signals between the organs and the brain. In chronic inflammatory disease, messages from the brain telling the spleen to switch off production of a particular inflammatory protein, tumour necrosis factor (TNF), weren’t being sent.

The final hack is to spend more time exhaling than inhaling, try this pranayama. All through the nose inhale for 4 counts, exhale for 8 counts. Do this for 3 mins.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 28 Jan 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 28 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 29 Jan 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @145/6, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 29 Jan 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 30 Jan 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 30 Jan 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Kundalini Yoga Retreat in Guava House will be on between 2-4 Feb therefore there is no classes on Tuesday 4 Feb 2020.

 

 

Crystallised Your Self – 21 Stages of Meditation 25-30 June 2020

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Mind and Crystallised Self

Last week I talked about trust and trusting yourself. We feel trust when we connect to the ancient wisdom/soul inside of us. We get to feel this ancient wisdom/soul when we start to crystallise ourselves. We start to sense the Self, separate from all the commotions, emotions and sensory impulses; we begin to focus and recognise a still point, a nucleus within us, which is the soul. It is this crystallised sense of Self that is needed in order for consciousness to work.

This week we will work on the mind to start recognising what it feels like to connect with this crystallized self and learn techniques to take back control of our minds, hit the pause bottom so we can reassess and start walking in the direction we really want to be going on this year.

We will be exploring this area in detail during our 21 Stages of Meditation Retreat 25-30 June 2020 with Master Yogi Shiv Charan Singh. Anyone can attend and Early Bird price $1350 is still available if you book and pay before 1 February 2020.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 21 Jan 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 21 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 22 Jan 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 22 Jan 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 23 Jan 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 23 Jan 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

 

 

Trust Your Inner Guru

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Trusting Your Inner Guru

Trusting your inner guru or your higher self is why in Kundalini Yoga we chant the Adi Mantra Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. It connects us to spirit to our inner teacher who can then take us to places which we normally cannot get to without this feeling of connection. And this feeling of connection with soul is essential this year if we are to learn to let go and TRUST.

In life our eternal soul is sitting in the background pumping out security. Always telling us if we listen, “all is ok, you are eternal, life is a gift, relax and enjoy the ride”.   But if we do not connect to the eternal part within us, our busy minds are in the foreground feeling we cannot trust because we have been let down by past relationships, family, friends, etc.

It is easy to feel trust when things are going well but very difficult when life dissolves into chaos. It can feel like everyone else is getting what they want but why is that no happening to me?   This means you really need to change your inner reality to create the change you want to see.

 How do you trust?

Trust is knowing you will be fine no matter what. But how do you get that feeling? Trust comes from connection to that quiet, inner sage who always loves you and it looking after you. This love and commitment to yourself develops a deep inner knowing. Despite the external circumstances nothing can shake you. In those moments of foreground insecurity you have to find your key to connect to your eternal background security, which will allow you to travel from desperation to inspiration where everything becomes possible.

Once again we can use our breath. Consciously breathing deeply through your nose can make you feel really secure and good. Conscious breathing tells our subconscious mind that all is well, I am alive. This gives us a feeling of security. Also try this mantra meditation, it helps release fears and replace them with trust and commitment.

I am not telling you to trust all the people around you, I am asking you to trust yourself and your inner guru to face life and win.

Meditation for Trust: Chant the Wahe Guru Mantra

Sit in Easy Pose with the hands in Gyan Mudra. Chant Wahe Guru (wah-hay goo-roo) for 11 minutes.

Chant along with the version of the Wahe Guru Mantra below.

Wahe is a statement of awe and ecstasy. Guru is that which brings us from darkness to light. Wahe Guru is an expression of complete ecstatic awe of the Divine. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny.

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Tues 14 Jan 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 14 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 15 Jan 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 15 Jan 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 16 Jan 7.45-9.00am Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 16 Jan 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

 

 

2020 – Kundalini Yoga

2020 – The Year of the Heart, Love, Compassion, Community and Service

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Sat nam yogis and Happy 2020. Wow this year has already started with a bang on the door of our hearts, calling on us to be more tolerant, more compassionate and serviceful to all. Remembering one of the Aquarian sutras, understand through compassion or misunderstand the times.

January is the month to deeply come back to our connection with soul or the deeper truth under the seeming reality of life. Soul does not mean something so far away you cannot connect with it. You can feel it when you are still, in the beat of your heart, feeling the breath in your nose or when you relate to community,friends and loved ones. This is when we go beyond our doubt filled heads and into our heart and soul.

So let’s look forward to 2020. What does Shiv Charan say. His full numerology can be found on his Facebook page, but here is my summary of it.

The year of 4 bring more possibilities, opportunities but also the breakdown of the old false patterns which can leave you feeling insecure and indecisive. See change this year as a release from the old that did not serve you. If the opening in our minds is down towards our lower animal self-there is a danger of falling into the subconscious domain of the negative mind. So it is important to keep moving away from habits that do not serve us.

This is also the year that the neutral mind needs to be in charge. Neutral does not mean that there is no differentiation, it means embracing the now, being aware of the difference but not giving preference or undue attachment to our likes and dislikes. Instead making conscious decisions and whole heartedly committing to that choice.

This year community is going to be vital. Community is seeing the oneness of spirit in all. Make time to focus your intention to get together, sing together, meditate together, eat together, be together.

Finally let’s look at the 2 and 0 in the 2020. The negative mind 2 alone is designed to identify problems and obstacles. But when problems are looked at through the innocence of a child’s eye they represent a challenge in a moment full of opportunity.

We need to direct the flow of emotion (energy in motion) out from the subconscious, instinctive, domain of the negative mind, and move it to the intuitively conscious domain of devotion through the heart.

Negative mind and can be a great moving power. The longing to belong, connects us with our spirit and moves emotion to devotion. Otherwise, it becomes a desperate and needy state through which we descend and drown into the black hole of despair, powerlessness and depression. The double 2 can result in doubling of the duality, a deeper split in the growing polarisation that is increasing in the world and brings a bottomless pit of cold depression, a sense of lack that knows no satisfaction. If these thoughts creep into your mind the best thing is to doubt the doubt. Don’t merely bear the unbearable – transform it through meditation Don’t just accept the unacceptable – transform it through action of service to others.

Say no to the ‘anti’ approach – become for something. Let all your moments be as conscious as possible this year. Have a blessed year.

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Tues 7 Jan 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 7 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 8 Jan 5-7.30am   Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane (FREE CLASS)

Wed 8 Jan 6.30-8pm    Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 7.45-9.00am         Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 9 Jan 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Friday 10 Jan 5.30-7pm Full Moon Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Sun 12 Jan 6-7.30pm     New Year’s Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

 

 

 

 

Contentment – Kundalini Yoga 6 Nov 2019

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Sat nam, as we head towards week 2 of our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1, I wish to focus your mind on relaxing into contained, contentment.  I was inspired by reading a passage by one of my favourite authors RK Narayan in A Tiger for Malgudi.  The conversation between a Tiger and his Master.

“Do not crave ….It is enough you have realisation.  All in good time. We cannot understand God’s intentions. All growth takes place in its own time. If you brood on your improvement rather than your short comings you will be much happier “.

We all have a tendancies to focus on how far we have to go. The achievements we still have to accomplish. The shortcomings in our practice, our personality our lives.  The Masters is telling us to relax, understand all happens in time.  Focussing on our improvement’s and successes will encourage us to keep up, keep on the path.  This is real trust, trusting that what needs to happen will, which allows us to put your full effort into what we are doing. This conscious effort will end in a state of GRACE.

Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Wed 6 November 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 6 November 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 7 November 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat 9 November 5-7.30am Sadhana@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun 10 November 5-7.30am Sadhana @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

Sun 10 November 9-12.30 Pranic Healing @ Prana Lounge, Col 7, Tonie Nooyens

Sun 10 November 2-4.30pm Gong Workshop @ Prana Lounge, Col 7 Tonie Nooynes

Mon 11 November 5-7.30am Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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