Detox & Cleanse before Avurdu – 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini yoga@ Prana Lounge, Col 7

We detoxify continuously throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. The trouble is that we accumulate more than we process. On a physical form if our body is not eliminating all our metabolic waste we become highly acidic, which compromises our health. We can also become weighed down under the remnants of old emotions and thought patterns. When we want to cleanse and clean ourselves out on a deep level, we go on a fast and do detoxification kriyas and pranayamas.

So how do you know if you need to detox? If you live in a city, eat processed food and do not regularly exercise and meditate the chances are you need to detox at least once a year. Here are other signs to look for:

  • Feeling tired all the time, fatigue
  • Dark cycles under your eyes
  • Cysts, fibrosis, kidney stones or clots
  • Eczema, acne, headaches, joint pain
  • Bad breath, foul smelling stools and perspiration
  • Constipation (for women is defined if we do not pass a stool within 18 hours of eating and men 24 hrs)
  • Yellow skin, purple lips, coated tongue
  • Yellow or brown in the whites of the eyes
  • Gout

 

How can a cleansing diet, detox Kriyas and Pranayama help? When the body does not get the level of calories it is use to per day, it goes into detoxifying mode. The aerobic detox kriyas and breath of fire increases circulation and your metabolic rate thereby stimulating the exit of toxins. Ayurveda and Kundalini yoga does not advocate water fasts, as the drastic lack of food makes the body think it is starving and the body attempts to preserve resources which is the opposite of the detoxification and elimination process.

Practical  A detox is a powerful tool for healing, strengthening the body and restoring vitality as we grow older. However, before doing a detox you need to check with your doctor or naturopath, especially if you are on meditation. Sticking to detox is only half the challenge. Physical detoxification is accompanied by emotional and mental cleansing. Anger and negative thought patterns can be released especially if you use food to numb yourself. Use your meditative mind and meditation practice to help you watch your mind and emotions.

My detox day

My program was as follows:

  1. Wake up mindfully becoming conscious of the moment and my mood.
  2. Cold shower and dry body brushing, tongue scraping and cleaning the monkey glands.
  3. Started with chanting Japji, meditation and mindfulness practice 1 hour
  4. Sipping plenty of alkaline water (ie over ph7) throughout the day.
  5. Followed by a Tbsp. of virgin, organic coconut oil and acidophilus based mango, strawberry smoothie.
  6. I notice immediately how quick I felt angry today and allowed myself to feel the emotion and attempted not get taken away by it.
  7. Physical exercise, 20mins aerobic walking and running, plus stretching, yoga asana’s and rolling on a dowel to stretch the fascia.
  8. 2 full glasses of green smoothie, a mixture of king coconut water,organic kale, parsley, moringa powder, cucumber, green apple, green banana, ½ avocado, ½ an orange. I chewed my smoothie to get the most nutrients out of it.
  9. Getting on with my day and work, feeling super energetic.
  10. Tea time drink of freshly ground turmeric, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of manuka honey.
  11. Pranayama
  12. Teaching Kundalini yoga followed by delicious organic, beet and pumpkin soup.
  13. An early night to get enough rest which is essential.

Pranayama – Breath of Fire purifies and detoxes your blood & increases your vital energy. Detoxification Kriya – Vatskar Dhouti Kriya to master the digestive system: This is a very secret kundalini yoga kriya that has been used for centuries. It must be done on an empty stomach and it great to get the bowl moving in the mornings.

Sit in any comfortable posture. Make your lips round in an “O” shape. Start inhaling through your mouth as if you are sipping in air. Sip until your stomach is full and hold the breath. Now rotate and churn your belly with your breath held in until you need to exhale. Exhale through your nose in a steady stream. Only repeat this process a maximum of 3 times in total. It is prohibited to do this more times in a day. Do this for 40 days without missing a day to heal your digestive system.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 3 April 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 4 April 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

Wed 5 April 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat   8 April 6-7.30pm       Gong Bath @ the Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

No Mon class next week but all the other classes at Om Space until new year.

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STOP Resisting LIFE! Meditation 6-7pm Tues 23 Feb @ The OM Space Col 5

We all find ourselves complaining about the way things are and not living life. Whether it is the traffic, weather or way people drive in Sri Lanka. Our mind takes us to memories or experiences that no longer serve us. How do we solve this problem?

back supportIn every moment there is the announce but also the beauty. It all depends on your focus or fixation. Our subconscious mind tends to fixate on situations. People being late, loud noises, etc. But if we move our attention away from this fixation or resistance to what exists and focus on the wonderful parts of the moment, the air moving against your skin, your breath, we

can see the perfection in any moment.

When your thoughts register annoyance, frustration even for split second, even if you do not show it, your energy becomes 70% introverted into the subconscious and 30% projected. Your subconscious is programmed to protect, therefore it will become fixated on this annoyance, frustration, fear instead of seeing the whole picture.

The registration of an emotional or mental charge then gets lodged in the subconscious. If you do not resolve it within a particular period of time this thought/emotion becomes a fixation. Fixation in the subconscious is outside the range of our intellect. When this load builds up it will start to control your reactive mind. Not only do your own thought patterns stack up in your subconscious but you have been gifted through epigenetics, i.e. your ancestors unfinished issues. These get deposited into your subconscious at birth, to enable you to clear 7 generations of subconscious fixations. What can I do?

Tip 1

At the moment of fixation, you need to be vigilant and present, recognise what your brain is doing, breath deep, say a prayer, chant a mantra mentally or aloud, anything to break the fixation/resistance which will hold you in your emotional patterns.

You are given this opportunity to live so you can learn to receive life as it comes to you. Complaining is like doing nothing it will only waste your valuable energy.

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Tip2

The beauty is when you stop complaining and start accepting the process of life, recovery begins. You are transformed in a single life time.

Channel all your emotional charge into understanding how your emotions work.

When you feel OVERWHELMED it leads to feeling LOST.

When you are LOST you start to feel disconnected and DEPRESSED.

When you connect to your emotions again DEPRESSION becomes hot depression and you start feeling all of your supressed ANGER.

ANGER channelled makes you feel DETERMINED.

DETERMINATION makes you feel CERTAIN and now you flip between CERTAINTY and DOUBT.

When you stop flipping and you are FULLY CERTAIN, you will feel BORED. If you can tolerate the boredom you emerge into the middle path or as the Buddha said balance.

BOREDOM (like being in meditation) is the doorway to your enlightenment, no extremes no acceleration, balance.

BALANCE brings devotion, inspiration, enthusiasm.

All because you became overwhelmed.

Tip 3

Accept was is and you can get to what is to be. That does not mean staying fixated on one emotion, it means feeling it and letting it move to the next.

Sat nam

Fi x

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This week’s classes:

Tues 23 Feb 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 24 Feb 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 24 Feb 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 24 Feb 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

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What is Emotional Detoxing

What are Toxic Emotions

We detoxify continuously throughout life. We process food, thoughts, and all forms of energy. When that flow is continuous and clear, we are steady and flexible.

We are not taught how to deal with our negative emotions. We are either in denial or reaction to our life stories.

Life leaves us weighted down under the ash of metabolism and the remnants of old emotions this get stored in our physical body.  Mainly in our fat cells, organs and the fascia (the thin white membrane of tissue which surrounds our muscles and organs) which tightens and gets out of alignment.  Therefore when we have a detox whatever we have swept under the carpet rises up to the surface and comes out sometimes as an illness, pain in our body or uncomfortable, negative feelings.

In our everyday life we are unconscious of this discomfort because we can hide behind our normal habits and addictions.

How can you do an Emotional Detox

©      Work with the physical body through yoga kriyas and asanas.  This helps release tight fascia which carries memory    of past trauma both physical and mental.

©      Mantras allow you to reduce mental noise and cut our mental negativity.

©      Breath work will allows you to get back to your centre.

©      Step back from the busy-ness of your mind.  Feel the underlying mood of the body and mind to get a sense of where you are at.

©      Help your mind get a prespective.  Create a habit of stopping your mind relating to your emotional mood swings, but notice them without judgment when they arise. Learn to relate to the reality of you, which is your breath not your mood.

©      The more we nurture these mental habits which support our health, happiness and well being the more the causes of the mood swings, negative emotions will start to change to reflect your will.

©      External circumstances not governing your internal attitude.

©      Mental consciousness is your tool to change.  Be the change you want to see.facebook keep calm and do yoga