Yogic Food Wisdom – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 29 Aug @ Prana Lounge

When I was young I would eat like a horse. I was very proud of how much I could eat and I did not care if it was a Sara Lee double chocolate cake or a McDonald’s burger. I did notice however at a certain stage in my life I started to put on weight. I was a bit outraged at the idea that as you get older you cannot eat the junk you ate as a teenager, until I discovered why during my Kundalini Yoga course in Humanology.

Now I understand that my body, mind and emotions go through regular cycles. During these cycles if I want to optimise feeling good, physically, mentally and emotionally I need to adjust my diet and activities to correspondent with these natural changes. Diet in fact should be appropriate to what we are doing and in what phase of life we are in.   The first 1-30 years roughly, are spent building the body. Our body tends to be moist and heavy we are prone to respiratory problems and phlegm. During this time, we should eat drying astringent foods like pomegranate, green apples, green grapes and drink green tea. We can also consume more fats and carbohydrates. We have the energy to burn up calories at their fastest pace during this phase in our lives.

During our middle years around 30-60 we tend towards excess heat in the body and inflammatory disorders. If you are suffering with arthritis you need to eat less yoghurt, cheese, tomatoes and vinegar. Increase cooling foods and drinks like coconut, sweet fruits, water melon, rice, milk, cabbage, squash, sweet potatoes. During this phase you need to eat one third less than you ate during the first third of your life, otherwise as your metabolism slows down you will slowly gain weight.

In our elder years we tend to become colder and drier. Elders suffer from constipation as digestive juices are secreted less. Well-cooked easy to digest foods are needed. Also anti-aging rejuvenative foods like green vegetables, beetroot, etc. Drink warm drinks, include spices like cinnamon, garlic and cloves. Apples, prunes, beetroot, broccoli, oatmeal and chickpeas are good foods for this age. Also aim to eat two-thirds less than during the first third of your life, as the muscle mass decreases in the body and the metabolism slows down further.

Practical Application

Fungus – if you are suffering from a fungal infection like candida that will not go away, you need to be conscious of your emotional state. Are you supressing feelings of sorrow, feeling a victim or are you passive aggressive? Could you reframe your thoughts and emotions and feel like you have volunteered for everything that has happened to you in life and the bigger picture of your existence.

Viruses – if you are always getting viral infections you may feel frustrated about unfulfilled expectations or life lessons. Can you reframe your life to create more compassion, tolerance and peace within by coming from your heart centre?

Bacteria – feeds on feelings of deep emotional pain and fear. Can you reframe your mind to feel you are equal to all of your challenges and face the fear and do it anyway?

Parasites – Anger fuels internal parasites. Can you start moving that heat of anger up to the heart centre where you can feel forgiveness? Do cooling pranayamas like Sitali to take the heat out of any anger issues?

Onions are anti-allergy foods. Onions contain bioflavonoids quercetin, this inhibits an enzyme, lipoxygenase which generates an inflammatory chemical. This will help reduce the inflammatory cells in the respiratory tract of asthmatics. Also good for coughs. You need to make equal amounts of onion juice and honey. Take 3 to 4 teaspoons daily.

Garlic reduces cholesterol and blood pressure as well as aiding stomach ulcers. A recent study in the Netherlands confirmed that garlic kills bacterium associated with stomach ulcers, Helicobacter pylori. Make a rice pudding using garlic and as little rice as possible and milk, cook it until it is soft and take it for 5 days.

Ginger is seen as the Universal medicine. It increases circulation, good for colds, arthritis, increases digestion and reduces phlegm. Ginger is also high in calcium and iron content. Great also for nausea, and reduces bloating. You can take up to 3grams per day in capsules or 1 tsp chopped fresh in tea 3 times a day.

Celery widely considered one of the most cooling foods which is rich in organic sodium (not sodium chloride or salt). If you suffer from insomnia you need to take a juice or steamed celery stalks before bed. 8-16flu oz. with a little prune juice will help soothe your nervous system and send you off to sleep.

Beetroot juice. King detoxifier of the liver. You must mix beetroot juice with other veggie juices so that all the toxins don’t get blasted out into our blood stream all at once. Also a great cure for haemorrhoids.

Green veggies are another great detoxifier and antioxidant. Drink 32 flu oz. per day or 4 measuring cups.

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This week’s classes:

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

Tues 30 August 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 31 August 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 31 August 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   2 Sept 6.30-7.30pm       Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat 3 Sept 5-7.30am  Group Sadhana @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,Col 5 (FREE)

Sat   3 Sept 9.30-10.30am     Hatha General @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Sun 4 Sept 10-11am                 Hatha General @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5


Yogi Body Image – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 22 Aug


How we relate to our Body Image

How should we relate to our bodies and how does this relationship affect our sense of self, self esteem and health? What experiences, beliefs and habits about our bodies do we acquire through our life cycles? When we can answer these questions we can also see how our body image affects our emotions, behaviour and how we relate to our partners, friends and family.

During adolescence into adulthood suddenly we are confronted by the physical changes in our body, our new found sexuality and how the world perceives our body image. We all form a body image during this period. This is formed not only by the physical sensations of our body and how it looks, but it is heavily influenced by perceptions, the media and our emotions.

Our body image is not static, it is a perception of the size, shape, boundaries and emotions evoked by that perception. For example on a good day we may like the way our legs look but on a day we are feeling down we can fixate on how fat the same legs look. This is all a mental perception, your leg shape would not have altered in one day.

In yoga we focus on a healthy, reality-based body concept. We emphasis a postive body image and constructive habits to promote feelings of physical happiness and wellness. We try to understand where any negtive perceptions of the body have come from. Because if our bodies sense of self is distorted, negative and unreal there are many unwanted consequences.

Our body image perception comes from:

  • Our inner experiene of our physical body, health, sensations, movements.
  • Our outer experiene of the body comes from the third person point of view, ie what our friends, family, culture and the media say about our body image.


For young women, the image is largely dependant on their mothers and fathers, they will take on the one which is most negative about body image. This may distort their sense of self, they may over eat to numb or protect themselves from life.

Young men can be affected by overly protective mothers or overly aggressive fathers. This may distort their body image greatly, so they feel they need to put on extra muscle to protect themselves from life.

When we feel negative feelings about our body we tend to try and get rid of these feelings. At this point we can either create good coping strategies:

  • Like better eating habits,
  • Self acceptance (if you want something to be difference than it is, you must first accept it as it is)
  • Increased physical activity.


Or negative demoting habits like:

  • Emotional eating /over eating
  • Dieting and rapidly exercising to loose weigth
  • Obsessesive thoughts about body image or weight


  • Body surgery

For women especially negative feelings about their body image are supported by western culture, mass and social media. A young women’s subconscious is deeply imprinted by unrealistic images of what a desireable women’s body should look like. We are told that if we do not look like a model in Cosmopolitan then we will not be attractive to men. The imprint on our adolescent mind at this stage of our development cannot should not be undersestimated. It is at this time when we most want to be socially accepted, which affects our biology, motivation and emotions.

During yoga we reset the body image, by renewing a positive relationship with the self. We do asanas to feel the strength, flexibility and sensations in our body. This mindful movement, experience of feeling our internal energy, being part of a group or community and accepted as you are, grounds a positive self and helps align our body image with our current reality.


Practical Application

Notice when you eat your next meal, do you chat with people, read, look at your phone or watch T.V? This demoting habit is about distraction and reward. If you do this you will tend to eat your food unconsciously, eat too fast and then not notice when you are full so over eat. Try instead to spend a few seconds looking at your food before you eat it. When you start eating concentrate on every bite, chew, enjoy the sensations and flavours. Notice when your body feels full. Your mind will never be full, it will always want more because your mind does not have a body.

Notice when you exercise, are you unconscious? Watching T.V to distract you from the physical sensations of your body? If you do this you may tend to strain your muscles, over or under exercise, not feel physically, mentally satisfied after exercising. Once again just like in a yoga practice, try to stay present and focussed as you exercise and see the difference. Get rid of your expectations of what this exercise will make you look like and enjoy the benefits of regularly physical movement and the sensation of wellness it brings to your being.

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This week’s classes:

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

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

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

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

Fri   26 August 6.30-9pm   Community Class & Celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday, Gong and Kundalini           Meditation @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation) bring some food to share for the pot luck party afterwards.

Sat 27 August 10-11am             Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat 27 August 5.30-7.00pm         Healing Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Life Recurring Themes – Kundalini Yoga Mon 15 Aug 6.15-7.30pm

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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).


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


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

Gong the sound of Healing – 21 May 6-7.30pm Sri Yoga Shala, Galle


The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Navajo Indians and Vedic texts mention Gongs being used as a healing instrument.

The gong works on changing our frequency. Everything in the Universe pulsates or vibrates at its own frequency. For example, emotions such as love and fear have specific frequencies. In 1665 a scientist discovered Entrainment. If you put a group of pendulum clocks all on the same wall, all moving at different times, in a few hours all their movements will become synchronised. Entrainment happens when variant frequencies in the same vicinity all change to reflect the highest frequency in the vicinity. This is what the Gong does, it changes the frequencies or vibrations in our body and mind to match its own high frequency. The Gong contains all the sounds in the Universe, it’s frequency is the sound of creation itself.

In life when we deny our challenges, get stuck in anger or fear or decide to ignore the problem, we create blocks or dissonance. These blocks tend to create stagnation and finally dis-ease in the body and mind. The Gong’s use of overtone frequencies break down these blocks and then the gong brings the body back to balance, stability and resonance during the soft notes.

Gong Bath at Sri Yoga Shala, Galle 6-7.30pm Sat Vesak 21 May 2016. Investment 2000rs


Breath is the Foundation to Health – 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga Mon 16 May @ Prana Lounge, Col7

Breath is the Foundation of our physical, emotional and mental health.

Breathe correctly and we think more clearly, breathe correctly and we feel healthy and vital. Around 1/3 of all adults breathe incorrectly.

The most common error is to inhale into the chest while lifting up our diaphragm. Physiologically this is called paradoxical breathing because we try to expand our lungs as we reduce the chest cavity space by our diaphragm pushing up like an umbrella into our chest cavity. The result of this breathing is:

  1. Fatigue
  2. When exercising you can become dizzy
  3. Out of breath and gasping for air from the mouth
  4. Lack of vitality

Paradoxical breathing is like trying to run a race on crutches, it gets tiring. All this incorrect breath sends the wrong codes to our brain therefore our nervous system, ability to cope with stress and hormonal system, emotional coping, get out of synchronisation.

Our breathing reflects and effects what we have learnt and our emotional experience. It is therefore vital to regularly take our breathing off automatic pilot and take conscious charge of it.

When we breathe unconsciously or on autonomic functions, our breathing is controlled by the subconscious mind — a portion of the mental body system you have very little access to. Autonomic functions also generate every emotion, feeling-signals that are sent to the brain to produce thoughts describing the nature of each moment and prescribing a response. This is why you often have no control of your emotions arising from the subconscious. The subconscious occupies seventy-five percent of the total mental body because there’s a tremendous amount going on in the physical and the resulting emotional worlds . . . most of which you are never aware of. But remember the one physical function you control is your breathing. Breath can become a gateway, a pathway into your subconscious mind . . . the area with so much control of your life. Throughout history it has been known to every master that working with the breathing and subconscious mind is a way of mastering life — control how you feel, and you can control how you react/respond to everything. Co-manage the breath and you co-manage the direction of the subconscious mind, the feelings, the emotions and resulting thoughts, the reactions, the expectations . . . the very road and direction of your life.


Let’s try a small experiment using our conscious control of breath.

  • Close your eyes and now take a deep slow breath in through your nose. Now exhale through the nose rapidly. Do this 5 times, how do you feel? More energised?

Now reverse this, take a short, quick breath through your nose and then a long exhale through your nose. Once again do this 5 times. Do you feel more relaxed?

  • Your homework is to sit and observe your breathing as often as you can; share the impulse ‘to breathe’ and watch how it releases the control of how you feel, think and act. Become the one who is co-managing your world and do this often — at least for some minutes every day . . . it will change your life for good.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 16 May 6-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 17 May 6-7pm            Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 May 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 18 May 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 May 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 21 May 6 -7.30pm       Healing Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle


Plant the seeds of your future with your Presence – 6-7.30pm MON 25 April 2016 Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge


Yesterday I really felt and understood the value of being present in each moment. I went to a Whirling Dervish Workshop run by Sufis who practice the Religion of love. It was so beautiful, so inspiring, we all left feeling full in our heart, uplifted and humble in the presence of the ultimate love when the finite self joins the infinite self.

Your greatest task in life is to maximize the value of your presence. Fill your life daily with Yoga, Dervish whirling and meditation. By coordinating your movement, with your breathing, with your speaking — all into a united team . . . asanas, pranayams and mantras all as one.


With this united-union (original meaning of the word yoga), you engage your brain into a lucid, theta state; your body becomes at ease with effortless efforts, and your emotions are transformed into devotions. This manifests — this is true yoga — the total union between all of your parts . . . being one with everything and unconditionally connected. When you’re in this higher state, and anything gets dumped on you, it becomes fertilizer for the seeds of your ideas. At the very least, you think bright thoughts; have a moment of forgiveness; you use words like inspiration and innovation, which lead to actually living in brighter terms. Sounds idealistic, but yogis have practiced and perfected this for thousands of years. They were the first ones to evolve past the pursuit of instinctual revenge and into this idealism . . . they found it works. Find the fertilizer in your nasty moments; plant seeds with your presence; act in a lucid state of ease and effortless effort, and remain united with the true value of your ideals and your ideas.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 25 April 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 26 April 6-7pm         Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 27 April 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 27 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 28 April 6.30-7.30pm Gong Bath @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (1000Rs or by donation)

Fri   29 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Love yourself PASSIONATELY – Kundalini Yoga 6-7.30pm Mon 14 Mar @ Prana Lounge

kidLet’s start loving ourselves passionately, poetically, deliciously!  Learn to love yourself with the kind of passion that you’ve dreamed of receiving from another person.  Leave yourself love notes on the bathroom mirror or if that seems too much, spend time every day hugging yourself and telling yourself how much, ‘I love you Fiona, your amazing.’ At the end of my classes I make sure everyone gives themselves a hug and sometimes a kiss. In my kid’s class we always end with looking into each other’s eyes and saying, ‘I am amazing and so are you.’ Start practicing it with your loved ones.

A scene from the movie “What the Bleep!” shows Marleen Matlin drawing hearts on herself and it changes something within her. Draw hearts when you doodle and write your name inside the heart. Write yourself a love poem, here is my spontaneous example I wrote in 15 seconds from my heart.

Oh Fiona you are so lovely,

Only you can fill the hole inside me,

Keep radiating light and love,

Oh my love Fiona, you are so bright.

Use your breath to feel the love inside. Inhale deeply as if you are inhaling the smell of your lover, (you) and exhale gratitude. Do this at least 3 times. Make this a practice a few breaths a day.

Decide to never again to mentally or out aloud call yourself FAT, or UGLY.  Or NOT GOOD ENOUGH.  Or STUPID.  Or whatever it is.  We’ve all got our words.  Some of them were programmed in childhood, and others we’ve picked up as we’ve gone along in life.  But whatever word you are using to stop yourself from living the life of your dreams needs to STOP. Here’s a trick to change your self-talk.  Put a rubber band around your wrist.  Wear it for 40 days.  Each time you catch yourself saying the ‘trigger word’ (“Gosh, I look so FAT in these white yoga pants,” for example) snap the rubber band!  It creates a light shock and trains the mind to avoid that word, like a gentle aversion therapy.  Never use it to punish yourself for doing something, but to wake up out of the mental slumber that puts your bad self-talk on auto-pilot! Sat nam Fi x

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This week’s classes:

Mon 14 Mar 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 15 Mar 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 16 Mar 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 16 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 16 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   18 Mar 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space



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.



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


The Yogic Science of Thought


Studies on the brain show that when a thought wave is created, it is a weak, dim signal. For many years it was believed that thoughts only had influence on our own brain.

Subsequently they have discovered even though each one of our thoughts is a weak signal, it has the ability to immediately attached on to our electromagnetic field.

Electromagnetic fields hold information. That is how information is recorded on a computer hard drive. It is also how we use to record programs on magnetic tape. It is all done by electromagnetics. So after you drop your body (die) all that is left is an electromagnetic field with the recording of all the thoughts, emotions and experiences you have had.

When our electromagnetic fields come into contact with another electromagnetic field (if you are not sensitive enough) you will not know if you are having your own thoughts or those of your neighbours. Our thoughts can affect other people. Most of the time our thoughts are so dispersed that they are very ineffective. But when we focus like during prayer or focussed visualisation it allows a thought to fully permeate our electromagnetic field which allows us to influence the electromagnetic fields of others. When you have a thought about someone it is a bit like phoning their mobile number, we are connecting to their electromagnetic field. Einstein also discovered that no matter how many millions of miles you put between 2 electrons they will still mimic each other. Send me a good thought and I will receive it.  When I see the beauty in someone, that thought of beauty is going to permeate my aura making me seem beautiful to others, even if I have lots of other faults.

When you chant during class, you are sending a message to your electromagnetic field to connect with your infinite generic identity, the infinite electromagnetic field or as we say the higher self. Imaging done on the electromagnetic field after singing and chanting show it glowing. Loose yourself in mantra or uplifting music and your electromagnetic fields gets saturated with those high vibrations and suddenly you are feeling amazing and so is everyone else around you. This is why the Dervish whirl, with their heads tipped to one side to recycle the kundalini energy that is following through their bodies.



Practical Lesson

Next time you are in mental dis ease whether it was triggered by someone or an event, cut through it by getting lost in a positive mantra. When a lot of negative thoughts come to you like this: (-). Cut it in the center, what does it become? Positive: (+). So we pick up one mantra which is a positive sound thought and repeat it until the minus becomes a plus. Try the Om Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra by Snatam Kaur Khalsa, I will post it on our facebook page this week. Start living your life through a conscious decision to understand your mind.

Sat nam Fi x

This week’s classes:

Mon 8 Feb 6-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

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

Wed 10 Feb 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 10 Feb 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 10 Feb 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 11 Feb 8.30-9.30     Hatha Yoga @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 11 Feb 10-11am       Ladies only Hatha Yoga @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   5 Feb 6.30-7.30pm NEW Community Class pay by DONATION @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5