There is a way through every block – Dissolve them

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Dissolve the Blocks in your life

We do not realise it but we actually block ourselves. We get entangled in our emotional wants and needs which fail to serve our real heart’s desire for connection with our infinite self.

Yogi Bhajan explains: “We have forgotten one thing. We have not come on this Earth to have a religion, not at all. We have not come here to do a business. These are all tools to achieve one thing-which is a basic human instinct—that this finite wants to merge in Infinity. We want to have not this, not that, but we want to have everything; we want to feel everything, we want to know everything, we want to merge in everything, and we want everything to merge in us. When you stop trying this, you destroy yourself. It destroys your mechanism because then you act against your own nature to seek Infinity.”

Sometimes we do not recognize that our finite experience in the human body is in part to create a polarity so we can experience the Infinite. The finite and the Infinite are like two hands which are there to both serve our heart. We feel the desire to expand and touch that infinite nature.

We may express this as a desire for:

  • Power
  • Status
  • Money
  • Looking physically good or fashionable

But when we settle for these finite goals, instead of understanding that these things are an expression of our infinite nature not our hearts desire, we get stuck. As Yogi Bhajan put it, we settle for a single peanut butter sandwich instead of the ongoing feast of plenty that will continue for all our lives.

In order to elevate ourselves as human beings and to stay on the path of our spirit, there are simple tools that can help us. They give us the clarity, courage and consciousness we need. This meditation is one of those tools.

The practice of this meditation, even briefly, locates you in your heart, opens your perception, and lets you immediately recognize the way forward. All the blocks that seemed absolute dissolve. When darkness and struggle seem to surround you, a ray of light finds its way in and it is even easier to see through the darkness. This is a state of ordinary miracles. This is a steady state of gratitude to see the constant flow of miracles that accompany you on your path. That is Dharma!

EVERY-BLOCK

2nd Sutra Meditation: Mandhavani Kriya

“When your work doesn’t proceed, you get blocked, if you chant this mantra, then not only it will start it will start like Infinity.” -Yogi Bhajan 4/11/77

Posture: Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with a straight spine.

Mudra: Bring the hands in front of the throat, forearms parallel to the ground. The left hand is palm down; the palm is flat and the fingers point to the right. Extend the left thumb toward the throat. Bring the right thumb between the left thumb and index finger, placing it in the center of the left palm and allow the fingers of the right hand to rest on the back of the left hand. Lock the right thumb in place and apply firm pressure on the left palm. Hold the position at the level of the throat about six inches in front of the body.

Eyes: Closed

Mantra: ad Asch, Jugaad Sach, Hai Bhay Sach, Naanak Hosee Bhay Sach

Breath: Inhale deeply and completely exhale as the mantra is chanted in a monotone.  Inhale and continue. This mantra is from the 17th Ashtapadi of Sukhmani Sahib

Time: 31 minutes.

Comments:

Be sure to keep the arms parallel to the ground. The key to this meditation is locking the right thumb and keeping firm pressure on the center of the left hand. Your thumb may become sore after a while but be strong and don’t give an inch.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Comments by Gurucharan Singh: Let each sound resonate through your whole being like a pebble across the calmest of ponds. And in that complex matrix of ripples you are still personally present and feel your vastness in equal proportion to your specific finiteness. You are in this body—at this time—timelessly and fully engaged. When you listen from the doorway between the finite and Infinite, the mantra you recite becomes the shabad—a sound that dissolves the ego as it invites the Infinite through the heart that you embody. As Yogi Bhajan instructed us:

“This is a Shabad. If you can perfect that Shabad—perfect means when you can recite it correctly at any time without any hindrance while reciting, this is the perfection of the Shabad. While reciting you can hear it accurately. You hear it within yourself, not anybody else. That means it is perfected. Then whenever you will perform it the master miracle will happen.”

Classes This Week

Gong and Breath Class Sat 17 Oct 6-7pm at Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Colombo 7. Investment 1000Rs.

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Recognise the Other Person is YOU – Detox from Sympathy

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AQUARIAN AGE – RECOGNISE THE OTHER PERSON IS YOU

Humans are the only animals who enjoy sympathy. As a society we need to detox from sympathy as it feeds our victim consciousness (which we have from time to time) or gives our egos feelings of superiority.

First we need to differentiate between empathy and sympathy.

Sympathy comes about from, and is developed through, suffering. We can sympathize with someone because we have experienced similar situations and can understand degrees of intensity. While we may never have been homeless we can sympathize, because we have been lonely, lost, poor or otherwise in a difficult situation and we can multiply that experience in our mind to have some approximation of what homelessness might be like.

Sympathy is also situation dependent. We may have sympathy for a homeless single mother who is trying to feed her child, but no sympathy for a homeless drunk who is trying to feed an alcohol addiction. Empathy is a deeper state of connection with other living beings.

First of all Empathy is not limited by circumstance. Empathy doesn’t judge the circumstance of a homeless drunk, empathy simply and directly shares in the pain of hopelessness, desperation and regret. It is also possible to have empathy without sympathy, feeling the pain while simultaneously admitting the person’s own responsibility in creating or alleviating that pain.

Empathy is a powerful development of our ability to take the roll of other. It is marked by the graduation from a mental calculation of the circumstance to a direct recognition of the internal state of another being. This awareness throws out the particular circumstance and is able to actually FEEL that person’s pain or joy/sadness/love/peace etc. . . .

How is this possible?

Well as our consciousness expands to include deeper truths about the fundamental nature of our being, our personal borders begin to literally expand to include other people.

Almost everyone does this with members of their own family. We can feel the tension in the air when a loved one is angry.  As we consciously expand our state of awareness we become empathetic to a wider circle of people, animals, environments, etc.

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Being open to the interior state of nearly every being you come across is a challenging and confusing state of affairs.  But the trick is to keep your own aura or electromagnetic frequency high, so you can tune into that person or circumstance and then up lift the situation with your energy. That does not mean you will solve all the problems of that person or the world, but give them a boost, see a little light at the end of the tunnel, see that they can be their own healer, miracle etc. In the Aquarian age this is called to see the other as you.

This kind of empathy, loving understanding doesn’t ignore pain or suffering, nor does it dismiss it in any way. In fact it invites you to feel all feelings without avoidance and experience the pain of others which softens and enlargers your heart to be even more loving. This breaking of our heart is a good think as it allows greater compassion, allows us to be real with people as we understand through this compassionate love. The Love that flows through you at the heart centre allows you to increase your electromagnetic field, not as a protection but as an opening to all of life.

In short it is that the way out is the way through. Keep feeling and caring. Keep diving deeper and responding with Genuine Love to more and more of what you encounter each day, don’t act necessarily, breath and feel.   As your outward flow of Love becomes habitual and your electromagnetic fields becomes stronger, the feeling of being tossed about in the emotional landscape of others will subside. You will find yourself anchored in the limitless and effortless flow of Love. You may not have noticed this, but meditate on it a bit and you will find that it is true: There is no difference between the feeling of Love flowing out from us, and Love flowing in towards us.

We make up stories about fairness and keep score of the number of times a type of situation has occurred, and we tell ourselves that we are owed an influx of love from somewhere outside of ourselves.

But the truth is that ultimately there is no other for love to come from and no other for it to go to. The actual feeling, the life affirming grace of Love’s movement within us, which we so desperately scramble for, is no different moving ‘in’ or ‘out’. We can feel the movement of Love within us ALWAYS, by simply allowing it to flow through us endlessly into the world.

  • Complete Mantra: For the meditation of Compassion.

Rakhay rakhanhaar aap ubaariun (cross hands over heart)

Gur kee pairee paa-eh kaaj savaariun (hands down on your knees)

Hoaa aap dayaal manho na visaariun (cross hands over heart)

Saadh janaa kai sung bhavjal taariun (hands down on your knees)

Saakat nindak dusht khin maa-eh bidaariun (cross hands over heart)

Tis saahib kee tayk naanak manai maa-eh (hands down on your knees)

Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh (cross hands over heart) repeat

Jis simrat sukh ho-eh saglay dookh jaa-eh (cross hands over heart) takes hands down briefly before starting again from the top.

This week’s classes:

Mon 28 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 29 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 29 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 30 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

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

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

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

Attitude of Gratitude

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What fills your heart? Gratitude

What is having an attitude of gratitude?

Very simply it is when you are grateful for the breath of life. We only cultivate gratitude when we feel things are going our way.  We cannot accept all that life holds for us because our mind keeps us stuck in our patterns, polarities of likes and dislikes.

Yogi Bhajan says, “People ask me, what we should do when we feel something is wrong? When there is something wrong, thank God it is not you. When you feel there is something good, thank God that you have learned something. In this way, you can process your life and progress your life.

We need acceptance of ourselves, we are human. Don’t let your mind talk negative, think negative or you will negate yourself. Instead cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Instead of telling people you love them, when you want something from them instead tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Yogi Bhajan says, “We do not want to know how good we are. We want to know how bad everybody else is, but we can never, ever find our goodness this way. If somebody is bad, let it be. But try not to be bad yourself”.

zen-quotesHe says, “Mantra is “man” “tra”. It is a mentally projected vibration that entangles with Infinity and creates the effect. It is a sound system that you, I, me, we, they, thou can all create. It has nothing to do with what you feel or what you are. But when all the vibrations of you and your environments have gone negative, that is the moment to use the mantra. When you chant this mantra with the breath of life, you tap into all the angels of the Universe, including your own great ancestors who have a qualifying life as an angel. It’s quick. It’s fast. It’s purposeful. It brings in what you need”

POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in, chest out, belly in. Physically and mentally straighten your spine, so the channels can be clear.

MUDRA: Bend the elbows down by the sides and cross the forearms over the diaphragm area, parallel to the floor, right on top, left underneath. Grab the right elbow with the left hand and the left elbow with the right hand. Comfortably lock your hands so that you have the elbows in your hands.

EYES: The eyes are closed.

BREATH: Breathe long and deep for 1 to 2 minutes before beginning to chant.

MANTRA:

Har Har Har Har Gobinday

Har Har Har Har Mukanday

Har Har Har Har Udaoray

Har Har Har Har Apaaray

Har Har Har Har Hareeang

Har Har Har Har Kareeang

Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay

Har Har Har Har Akaamay

Nirinjan Kaur’s version of this mantra was used in class.

Chant the mantra out loud from the navel. Continue for 1 minute.

Then whisper powerfully. Use the pranic power. Keep the navel engaged. Continue for 3 ½ minutes.

Then chant silently. Move the breath with the navel. Keep the navel moving as if you were chanting, but you are silently chanting with the mantra. Continue for 8 minutes.TO END: Inhale deeply, stretch your spine as much as you can, while squeezing the ribcage, the area where your elbows are locked, as well as every part of your body. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Cannon Fire exhale through the mouth. Repeat for a total of 3 times. Relax.

This week’s classes:

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

Tues 13 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 13 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 15 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Dissolve your Hidden Self by Increasing your Radiance

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The Hidden self diminishes our radiance and connection to our true identity.

Summary of Hidden Self, Agenda and Mask it creates

The Hidden Self and mask is completely separate to the Persona or Shadow Self. Nearly all of us have a Hidden self with a hidden agenda which developed between the ages of 0-7years. The trauma you could have suffered could be as simple as your mother left you in a room while you were asleep. You woke up scared and insecure, crying and the ego decided you never wanted to feel like this again. So you become reactive and start manipulating situations so as to avoid these feelings of insecurity and fear. The child’s agenda if it is not dealt with consciously at a young age becomes the hidden self. Because we are not neutral about ourselves we dismiss the hidden self and its agendas and do not believe the outside world is affected by our private thoughts and feelings.

We react in the same way to all situations, which may not make sense in the current moment. The gap between us and reality increases.   If our habit is to simple react, or to react and deny we reacted we divide and fight ourselves. It is just like trying to see ourselves in a shattered mirror.

Building our Presence and the Authentic Self

When we develop:

  1. Our frontal lobe so that we can use its discriminative ability to filter our thoughts and impulses.
  2. Develop our Intuitive capacity.
  3. Expand our radiance and Aura so we connect our electromagnetic field to the Universal Electromagnetic field.

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There is 2 ways of doing this, you need to work on Shakti and Bhakti.Shakti or strength is created through the daily discipline of kundalini yoga. By balancing the pranas and opening the central channel so that the kundalini energy of consciousness can flow. In many lectures Yogi Bhajan explained to us how we can develop an aura extending to 9 feet in all directions. However self-doubt, inner conflict can diminish the aura to 3-4 feet in a moment. To extend your radiance to connect with the universal magnetic field you need to enter a state of neutrality

Bhakti is the approach of love, surrender and merger. Normally we live in duality and conflict which saps the radiance of our aura. When we bow our head to our divinity and that of everything in the Universe, we open up a diagonal path past the blocks that seem to be in our way.

But our inner agendas dissuade us from this practice of surrender, instead we practice half-heartedly, comfortable and familiar with our own limitations. Our limits begin to define us rather than our radiance liberating us.

Question: How are you going to bring/more Shakti and Bhakti into your life?

This week’s classes:

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

Tues 8 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 8 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

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

Friday 11 Sept 6-7pm Teachers Class @The Om Space, 185/9Havelock Rd Col 5.

Sat 12 Sept 9.30 -10.30am Hatha General The Om Space185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5.

Saturday  6.30-7.30pm Introduction to Aquarian Teacher Training and Gong Bath – FREE @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sunday 13 Sept 10-11am Hatha General The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd

Sat nam Fi x

 

NEW KUNDALINI PREGNANCY YOGA CLASS today Monday 24th Feb 2014

Kundalini Pregnancy Yoga Class
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Time: Monday 5.45 – 7.00pm

At: 6 Gomes Path, Off de Fonseka Road, Colombo 5

Teacher: Shaunagh

Cost: Rs700 per class

Please bring your own mat

Tel: Shaunagh’s Mob: 0773022142

Web: http://www.sanasuma.co.uk

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Why practice Yoga during your pregnancy?

pregnant-yogaDuring your pregnancy is the ideal time to experience a gentle yoga class especially tailored to your needs.  Pregnancy can be a challenging period in your life with many changes to your body both mentally and physically.  Yoga works in many aspects to calm your mind and stretch out your body.

Are you feeling anxious about the unknown, worries about the birth? During a yoga class you will practice exercises which work on your glandular and nervous systems within the body, which in turn helps you to balance any emotions that that come up. You will be guided to keep the mental focus on your breath, slowing the breath down has the effect of calming your mind and body.

Each week you will be guided to stretch out your body in a safe way, strengthening your muscles, particularly in your hips, pelvis and lower back that support the extra weight of your growing baby. Lengthening the spine, which in turn can relieve small lower back pains, common in pregnancy. We will also work on the upper part of the body getting yourself ready for the extra strength needed to carrying around and breastfeed your new born baby, in addition to bringing additional circulation to the breasts and chest area, which in turn can relieve headaches.

Joyful yogaLearning how to relax is a vital tool to learn during pregnancy. In each class you will be guided through techniques to train your body and mind to relax.  Meditation and chanting mantras is one of the ways to do this.  Mantra not only calms mother but also relaxes your baby. Giving yourself time to connect with the baby in your womb.  Regularly practicing to tune into your breath and relax will also be invaluable for you during labour.

Pregnancy-Yoga-SmallCome and meet other “Mums to be” in a cosy environment, share your worries, doubts and joys of pregnancy.

Shaunagh Aluwihare, is an internationally qualified Kundalini yoga teacher and member of IKYTA (International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association) and has fulfilled the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200 hour requirement.  She has two of her own children (now teenagers)  and will be teaching at her home, 6 Gomes Path, Off De Fonseka Road, Colombo 5, every Monday between 5.45 – 7.00pm.

For more details:-

Shaunagh Aluwihare: 0773022142

Address: 6 Gomes Path, Off De Fonseka Road, Colombo 5

Email: shaunagh@applesri.com

Website: www.sanasuma.co.uk

Pregnancy Yoga class every Monday 5.30 to 6.30pm at Ninewells Hospital

KUNDALINI PREGNANCY YOGA CLASS

At

NINEWELLS HOSPITAL

  Monday

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Teacher: Shaunagh Aluwihare Tel 0773022142 YogaAddress: 55/1 Kirimandala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Col 5

Tel 011 4520 999

Cost: Rs2400 for a course of 4 classes

Free trial class

Rs700 for drop in class

Email: info@sansuma.co.uk

Website: http://www.sanasuma.co.uk