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“Just Relax”. It seems such an easy thing to say and do, but in reality, on a deeper level, relaxation is difficult for most people to achieve because of the subliminal level of emotional conflict or duality we exit in. We tend to live life through a mask or persona. This persona is created through the unconscious habits and patterns or maps in our mind which then triggers a secondary level of projected emotions. Even as we go about the normal day to day routine, there is an inner emotive dialogue that generates patterns of anxiety, anger, hopelessness or self-defeating emotions.
I first notice this when I left my high stress job, as a lawyer working on a high profile Public Inquiry into a disaster in London and moved to peaceful Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Suddenly there was no longer a logical reason to feel stressed but that underlying feeling starting to creep up from under my skin. I was happy, newly married, financially very well off and enjoying a new beginning in South America a long-term dream fulfilled, yet here I was feeling anxious! It was not until I started Kundalini Yoga and a deep meditation practice that I came to understand that this anxiety was not logical or as a result of circumstances, but a deep-seated feeling of duality we all experience at some level.
In Kundalini yoga, what I described above as my life is called commotional living. It drains the reserve energy of your nervous system and creates defences and armoring against discomfort.
The key to release this is through deep relaxation. But this is not simply better or more sleep, a massage or time off. To truly, deeply relax we need to change the distribution of prana, the vital lifeforce energy and relax the nervous system to allow reorganisation of patterns of being and doing.
On a more subtle level we need to relax into our core self by letting go and trusting that we are not solely the doer. If you can relax about the unknown, the infinite or generator, organise or destroyer (GOD) 75% of your tension will go away. With this realisation, we can be relaxed under the most stressful situations, as we remember our identity or Real self, the soul in the most unreal situations.
As yogi Bhajan says, “Total harmonious relaxation cures the body. To achieve this there must be a coordination between the 3 facets of ourselves: body, mind and soul”.
The Benefits of Deep Relaxation
- Rejuvenating the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Redistribution of prana.
- Releasing rigid patterns in the muscles and promoting blood flow.
- Learning how to let go of stress in the emotions and body
- “Memorising” the relaxation response.
This week’s classes:
Mon 24 April 6.15-7.30 Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 5
Tues 25 April 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 26 April 5- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 26 April 3-3.45pm Radiant kids yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,
Wed 26 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,
CHRISTMAS GIFT TO ALL MY STUDENTS
FREE “DE-STRESS” KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS
Yoga, chanting, meditation and relaxation
ALL WELCOME please invite your friends
Saturday 17th December 2016
In the spirit of Christmas I am inviting you to help out by extending a helping hand to our neighbors in need!
During this time of year we all enjoy indulging in good foods and opening presents with our families, but many families struggle financially just to put food on the table for their children.
The Christmas season brings an even larger need for non-perishable food items to help hungry in Cambridge to get the food they need.
Please donate one or more non-perishable food item and enjoy my free class
VENUE – THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE,
CAMBRIDGE, CB2 8DB
If you are interested in coming please drop me an email or call so I have an idea of numbers. No need to bring a yoga mat.
If you are unable to attend this class, but still able to help, please drop off your donation when you attend your regular class.
REGULAR CLASSES BEFORE CHRISTMAS ARE AS FOLLOWS
Wed 7th Dec – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 14th Dec – 6.30-7.30pm
CLASSES BEGIN AGAIN IN JANUARY AS FOLLOWS
Wed 4th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 11th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm
Wed 18th Jan – 6.30-7.30pmWed 25th Jan – 6.30-7.30pm
love and blessings Shaunagh
Candle light Gong Healing Sat 28 Nov @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5. 6.30-7.30pm. Bring a shawl to cover up with.
Investment 1000Rs. Please sms to confirm a place as they are limited 07780119884.
The Gong suspends the minds magnetic thought patterns, reduces stress, promotes physical and mental healing by stimulating the glandular system and facilitating the break up of emotional blockages.