Why do we Procrastinate? Kundalini Yoga 6.15pm 10 Dec @ Prana Lounge,Col 7

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Why do we procrastinate?

Sat nam having just emerged from week 2 KYTT Level 1, I can relate to the topic of procrastination.

When we begin to procrastinate, our washing gets done, we declutter our cupboards, we even iron but other than having a super clean house and clothes, procrastination is a thief of our time and energy.

Our modern hectic, multi tasking life style has provided the perfect environment for the distractions of procrastination. Our lives look busy and productive but mostly we are killing time, not really dealing with the important jobs that just seem too hard to start.

There can be many different types of reasons we procrastinate. Some of us are perfectionist and the perfect excuse (mind my pun) is to procrastinate because things are not just so, not perfect. I want to do it properly or not at all.

Others are the Crisis Junkies who love to leave important things to the last minute so the stress can kick start them into action and then they can have a dramatic story to tell their friends.

There are the Rebel procrastinators, who feel the resistance of starting the important tasks, because there negative mind tells them they do not feel like it and they believe there mind and feelings.

Dreamers can be procrastinators, reading books , day dreaming or getting lost in movies to avoid the important tasks. If they do not think about it maybe it will go away?

Then there is the worrier, who over thinks the task making a mountain out of a molehill before even starting.

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Yogi Bhajan tells us to be mindful when we start down the alley of procrastination. Usually we have been hijacked by our negative or positive mind. In one of the Sutra’s of the Age of Aquarius he reminds us, “When the pressure is on, start and the pressure will be off”. He is reminding us to break down our tasks into smaller ones, focusing and doing them one at a time. Making a plan to breakdown and map out the big task into more manageable stages with a timeframe. Write it down and work through it step by step. . This is a good use of your mind, instead of letting your mind sideline you into worry, perfectionism, feeling pressured, dreaming etc.

Tonier Nooyens reminded us on our Level 1 KYTT course, that we can use the energy of Sattva (perfection) or soul to be our touchstone when our mind turns to procrastination. We can discern what thoughts and actions are going to be in line with our soul’s path or not. We can use this to regulate our behaviour, our thoughts and effect our emotions.   The Buddhi mind discerns what is real (in relation to the soul) and what is not real for the soul. So by strengthening the buddi mind & neutral mind we can see when we start procrastinating and correct ourselves. That is why we need a practice to keep us on track. Join me as we work on the mind and strengthen the neutral mind to work and act with us and not resist us.

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Mon 10 Dec 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 11 Dec 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues11 Dec 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 12 Dec  5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 12 Dec 6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 Dec 11-1pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Sunday 16 Dec 6-7.30pm Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Galle

 

 

 

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Take your life off Autopilot- Kundalini Yoga 6.15pm Tuesday 26 Sept @ The Om Space

transitionWe have all experienced reading a few lines or in fact pages in a state of automatic pilot and not being able to recall any of it. This is our body’s clever way of saving fuel. Our conscious brain is a gas guzzling high powered machine when we concentrate, for example like learning a new language. To be more efficient our subconscious brain takes over, it looks at what we are experiencing now and sees if it looks familiar with a previous experience. If it does, it assumes that the experience is the same as yesterday and behaves in the same way. It creates a blue print of your daily life and feeds you this reality again and again. No wonder we feel bored, no wonder small kids say, “I know that Aunty”.

It is estimated that we spend 80% of our life on autopilot or subconscious pilot! This means that majority of life is habituated doing what we regularly do and not seeing the unique context of that moment as a separate time (fourth dimension) in three dimensional space.

Our life is lived in a dull blur. We resist the now and the new.

We need to override this autopilot. Each time you notice you are on autopilot, or the next time you take a drink of water, tea, etc. Take a slow deep breath in through your nose, hold the breath, exhale through the nose, smile and ask yourself, “what is needed now?” Because it is different to what was needed yesterday. Just by doing this you will have taken yourself off autopilot and switched on your high powered intuitive, brain. Enjoy, life is here to be experienced not thought about!

This weeks Classes​
Mon 25 Sept 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 26 Sept 9.30-10.30 Kunalini Yoga@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 26 Sept 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Yoga @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd

Tues 26 Sept 6-7pm Meditation Kundalini Yoga @ The Om Space

Wed 27 Sept 5-7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, All welcome (FREE CLASS)

Wed 27 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space

Wed 27 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ The Om Space

Thurs 28 Sept 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Sun 1 Oct 5.30-6.30pm Gong Bath@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5