They key to Knowing All your Intuition – Mon 6 June 6-7.30pm Kundalini yoga @ Prana Lounge

opening-the-third-eye-awarenessThe Pituitary Gland is known as the ‘Master Gland’ as it controls the entire glandular system which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive glands. It is located underneath the Hypothalamus in the center of the brain and is about the size of a bean. The Pituitary is associated with the Ajna Chakra (the Sixth Chakra) and the Third Eye.

When our eyes view parallel we use the converging optical nerve and where the optical nerve crosses is the pituitary gland and third eye. As a part of its function, the pituitary gland when turned on by the optical nerves, opens up our entire emotional and psychological awareness. That total openness drops us into the centre of the moment, and in the centre of the moment there is no time; we therefore receive all information at once. That is a highly intuitive state and that is the third eye.

The pituitary gland also aids our ability to bond with others. It isn’t a bonding that happens over words and shared ideals, but it is in a deeper sense. Have you ever been drawn to certain people that you end up having an instant connection with? This is the Pituitary Gland. When the Pituitary is weak, it can make a person feel lonely and disconnected from the world.

The Pituitary Gland also has to do with our growth physically, spiritually and intellectually. When the Pituitary isn’t mature, one can pretend to be someone that they are not. Their inner being isn’t aligned with the part they show the world, which is due to a lack of trust in their intuition. When a person doesn’t trust their intuition and doesn’t project their true self, it makes it hard connect with others.

Let me address the question of physical discomfort around the eyes when focusing at the third eye. Whenever you are in a particular mudra with the eyes focusing at the third eye point or focusing at the tip of the nose, it uses muscles that you probably have not used very often. If the pain is really severe begin with focusing mentally on the third eye or tip of the nose, not actually physically focusing on the third eye, practice this until it becomes easier, then start to focus for 30seconds or so on the 3rd eye or tip of nose point, slowly build this up until the muscles get use to this new stretch.

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The Practice

  • Focusing during meditation on the third eye or tip of the nose.
  • Stand up, start breath of fire as you alternate between standing on tiptoes and then back down to your heals. Continue 1-3mins. To end inhale and sit down quickly in easy pose giving the spine a slight jolt. Do not do this if you have back problems.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 6 June 6-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 7 June 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 8 June 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 8 June 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 8 June 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   10 June   6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Week beginning Mon 13 June most Kundalini Yoga teachers are on Retreat so please call the studios to check if classes are on.

 

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Sunlight Yoga – Feel the happiness 6-7.30pm Mon 30 May @Prana Lounge

Sunlight the Science of Yoga

Light is found in two forms waves and particles. Waves are what we see and particles (photons) are invisible. When you tune in to your higher consciousness, your brain creates a direct connection with these photons through your pineal gland and your 7th chakra the crown centre. The crown centre is governed by the tiny pineal gland which is responsible for brain activity and sleep patterns. The Pineal is controlled by the cycles of the sun. It secretes melatonin which is responsible for sleep quality, dreams and positive or warm and sunny disposition, whereas serotonin is responsible for energy levels and happiness.

When you tune and activate this gland which shrinks in humans after childhood, we do not feel rushed, we feel calm, there always enough time and energy. That is why children have a completely different sense of time to adults. When you feel calm and you have all the time in the world, you sense that you’re equal to your situation. Which in turn allows you to open up to find the solution to all your problems and fears.

Practical

The pineal gland when activated is nurtured and stimulated by light photons, even on a cloudy day, it literally feeds on light. You activate the pineal through deep meditation, dreaming and consciously focusing on and tuning into your highest thoughts. Your eye focus can be at your crown when meditating.

How do you know if you have a blockage in the pineal gland?A person with blocks in their Pineal always believe they can solve a problem and never want any help. They think that they have total control i.e. they believe in some capacity that they are God. This person will also be overly logically and believe that intuition has no place in daily life. Logic is important, but sometimes life isn’t completely black and white and the data doesn’t tell the whole story. This person can be very narrow minded and not open to other diverse suggestions. They will have trouble thinking outside of the box.

Take time out in your day to deeply meditate, tune in to your higher self and turn on the pineal gland to shift your sense of time. Check in with yourself if you feel your being over intellectual and blocking your pineal gland.

To balance the pineal gland, sit inbetween your heals. Make fist with your hands but first place the thumb under the little finger (mount of mercury). Now rotate your fist over each other very fast at heart level. Continue for 1.5 mins. To end inhale hold the breath, close your eyes and look up at your crown, exhale and relax. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com 0778011984

This week’s classes:

Mon 30 May 6-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 31 May 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 1   June 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 1 June 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 1 June 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   3 June   6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat 4 June 5-7.30am          Early morning Sadhana @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE)

Sat 4 June   9.30-10.30am  Hatha Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sun 5 June   10-11am             Hatha Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

   

Yogi Bhajan’s Practical Science of Yoga

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Having watched Yogi Bhajan’s teaching on YouTube LA889, I thought it would be fun and also useful to disseminate some of his practical yogic wisdom to you in his words. Try some or all of these tips for good health because this is what yoga is really about. Yogi Ji says, “Yoga is great because it can help us cure sickness, depression, it can help you with weight problems, it can help you in your daily life, it teaches you daily involvement with your body and mind. I especially like Kundalini Yoga because it is short and effective and it is for house holders. You do not have to remain celibate. It is a very human yoga”.

Food and how to eat?

“The best alternative medicine is good food and daily naps. Food is your insurance for health.

Eat little and drink little every 2.5 hours. We must chew our food. The main diseases start when food goes into your body, unchewed which is unsweetened by our saliva. We must train ourselves to chew.” Chew each mouthful at least 35 times. You will have less gas, your food will give you more nutrition and you will feel full and satisfied with much less food. If possible eat in peace and quiet, concentrating on chewing your food and tasting the flavour.

Waking up Routine

“Just like a cold car that needs to be warmed up before you put it into gear. The body is the same, it is at rest at night and needs to slowly be stimulated before it starts going. So do not just jump out of bed if you want to remain healthy. There are things to do in the morning every day. It is your body which is asking for mercy, kindness and compassion and care. All you need is a good vital and healthy body to give you enough strength to face the day.   When you wake up to prevent back pain you need to do cat stretch 3 times on each side and then adjust your navel energy by doing stretch pose. Then move the feet up and down to adjust the meridian points in the whole body.” Now get out of bed and have a cold shower (see Ishnaan).

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Ishnaan – hydrotherapy

“Technically it is called mercy. You do not have any mercy for yourself, you look after your car, or your house but you do not look after yourself. You need to go into the shower and massage yourself all over balancing your hydro level in the water, which is required. Stand one foot on top of the other and massage them, massage the inside of your forearm, underneath your armpits and your chest. Vigorously massage your whole body. Now dry your body by rubbing hard with a course towel until your skin is pink to increase blood circulation in your skin, so your skin will remain youthful.

You do not drink enough water in the day. You need to urinate properly. When you begin to urinate you need to stop and start, several times. This will exercise the muscles of your pelvic floor and keep them strong. This is like mulbhand.

Now brush your teeth in the morning, at the end you need to take your toothbrush to the back of the throat and clear your monkey glands. They hold all the bacteria you have taken in during the day and night. This mucus must not enter your stomach. Gad that mucus out.”

Deep Sleep

“If you want a deep sleep you need to splash your eyes and face with cold water before you sleep.”

Head and Hair

“Massage your scalp with your fingers, then roll a towel on the hair and tighten it around the head so all 26 bones come together daily. Just for a few minutes.   Also deeply comb your scalp to change the electromagnetic field.”

Prevent Water Retention

“Get a wet towel wring it out and beat your back, it balances your sugar and salt intake. It prevents water retention, spank your back and the kidneys become stimulated and balanced.”

Knee and Ankle problem

Stand up on your toes and sit down a few times, this will stop you having problems with knees and ankles.

Practice this Week:

Sunia(n) Antar Meditation

*DRINK A GLASS OF WATER FIRST*

SIT. Easy Position (legs folded).

EYES. Closed, rolled to 3rd eye (brow) point.

MUDRA (HANDS). Place arms across the chest and lock hands under armpits, with palms open against the body. Raise the shoulders up tightly against the earlobes without cramping the neck. Pull chin into neck.

BREATH. Automatic, natural and slow (or count for five in, five out, until it slows).

TIME. 3 to 11 minutes.

YOGI BHAJAN COMMENTS. This meditation is called Sunia(n) Antar. It is very good for women. It is essential at times when one is worried or upset and doesn’t know what to do, or when one feels like screaming, yelling, and misbehaving. When out of focus or emotional, attention should be given to the body’s water balance and breath rate. Humans are approximately 70 percent water, and behavior depends upon the relation of water and earth, air and ether. Breath, representing air and ether, is the rhythm of life. Normally we breathe 15 times a minute, but when we are able to rhythmically slow down the breath to only 4 breaths per minute, we have indirect control over our minds. This control eliminates obnoxious behavior, promoting a calm mind regardless of the state of affairs. When there is a water imbalance in the system, and the kidneys are under pressure, it can cause worry and upset. Drinking water, pulling the shoulders up to the ears and tightly locking the entire upper area creates a solid brake that can be applied to the four sides of the brain. After 2 or 3 minutes, thoughts will still be there, but one does not feel them. This is a very effective method of balancing the functional brain.

 

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This week’s classes:

Mon 23 May 6-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 24 May 6-7pm            Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 May 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 25 May 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 May 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat   28 May 5.30-7pm       Healing Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

Make Your Presence Work

Be present, this has become a buzz word from Kung fu Panda to corporate lingo. But how can you be present? Is it intense concentration or a blank mind? Eckhart Tolle gives the best description about presence.

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“When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. ”Eckhart Tolle

For me being present is not a continuous state that you get to, in order to get back to presence, I bring my attention back to my heart and breath. In that moment I can feel the energy of life pulsating through my body and I am aware of existence through my feelings, including discomfort. We have a tendency to allow our mind to drift and then we fall out of presence and into a blue print of how life is. Our brain has evolved over time to recognize patterns and to try and predict what’s going to happen next from those patterns. Our neural pathways search for predictability and security. Our default position could be either negative, positive or neutral. But when we move away from doing a task in a robotic or automatic manner and apply our full awareness our presence to it, it allows us to respond from a place of being fully in the moment, fully present to the solution, where there is only a problem. At other times we are driven to rediscover and get back to presence—usually as a result of an unpleasant circumstance. This sometimes happens when success gives way to depression or boredom; when we experience an inexplicable, gradual drift from the sense of meaning in what we do; when a major transition upsets our life—by change of job, residence, marriage, death, war, or disaster; or when we are pressed by our own natural cycles of maturation to re-evaluate what, how, and why we do things.

During these times try out these exercises:

  • Put aside your expectations and replace them with a neutral anticipation and childlike curiosity
  • Put aside your judgments of good and bad and dwell in gratitude with what is real and now.
  • Put aside beliefs and imprints from others and claim the beliefs that are authentic to your heart, soul, and experience
  • Put aside your doubts and see your talents and gifts—emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
  • Put aside the constant whir of your life for the stillness and intuitive sensitivity of your consciousness

 

In this way, the pattern of your life and the direction of your purpose will stand in this present moment and through every moment of your life just as the pull of the current shapes the form of a river.

 

How to increase your presence?

Give yourself markers during the day, maybe before each meal, you can take 30 seconds to feel present and grateful. First thing in the morning and last thing at night. Make bringing presence into your life your priority every day, this may include doing a daily yoga and meditation practice, being present when exercising, walking or even typing on your computer.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 29 Feb 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 1 Mar 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Mar 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 2 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   4 Mar 6.30-7.pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sat 5 Mar 5-7.30am     Sadhana @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5 (FREE)

Sun 6 Mar 10-11am       Hatha General Class @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

 

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