Shaunagh’s Pre Christmas “DE-STRESS” FREE Yoga Class on Sat 17th December 8.30-10.00AM

CHRISTMAS GIFT TO ALL MY STUDENTS

FREE “DE-STRESS” KUNDALINI YOGA CLASS

mindfulness 1  1/2 hour class – 8.30-10.00am

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,
Glenalmond Ave,
CAMBRIDGE, CB2 8DB
Directions

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.

Mob 07845254229

Email shaunagha@gmail.com

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

 

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Mastering Polarity – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

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What are polarities and how do we live with them let alone master them? Polarity describes opposite forces that actually represent complementary, interconnected systems; the physical and the mental, the finite and the infinite, yin and yang, up and down. They are opposites but still part of the whole. Polarities are a physical law of science. Without polarity life would be flat without depth. We can only know how beautiful a sunny day is because we have cloudy, grey and rainy days. The sweetness of clotted salty cream fudge is only made more delicious by the pinch of salt added to the fudge. Polarities really can be complimentary when used in the correct proportion in our lives.

We talked about the mind a lot last week when we dug deep into the theme of meditation. We also find that the mind loves polarities as it is helpful for our functional mind to classify life as good or bad, white or black, etc. We teach our children to know the world through polarity, even their simplest books look at contrast to describe life.   This is because our functional mind in divided into 3 minds, the negative, positive and neutral. The first mind is the negative mind, it sees the danger and pitfalls, it’s job is to protect you. The positive mind sees the potentials, it’s job is to be expansive and creative. The neutral mind assesses the input from both negative and positive and responds from a neutral place.  The neutral mind is also called the meditative mind. This is the mind where we learn to master the polarities.

The Diagonal Energy and Value

Through cultivation of a non-reactive and quieter, neutral mind we can find the truth and juxta position in any situation. Everything is not purely black or white, we can learn to dance on the knife edge of life, the very line that Yin_and_Yang_svg.png

separates the yin and yang   . As yogis we chose, this diagonal energy, the mutual coexistence. The possibility that both realities exist is not contradictory nor is it completely logical! This is not a comfortable place to sit in as the mind craves certainty. The Diagonal values are less about higher notions of perfection, but more about acceptance from a place of conscious reality.

Practical

ATTITUDE FIRST VALUE POLARITY DIAGONAL VIRTUE
Towards Suffering of Others Cannot relate, Cruel, Blame Pity, Bleeding heart, Sympathy Compassion
Towards Danger &Fear Caution, Self Protection Daring, Bravado Bold Courage
Towards Discipline Fanatic, doing everything as a ritual Autonomy, Independent

 

Obedience, Self love
Towards Desire Prudish, Flat, Bored Hedonistic Passionate, Inspired

 

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Mon 26 September 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 27 September 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 28 September 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ at Uta’s 21/21 Ananda Balika Mwt, off Pagoda Rd, Pitakotta

Wed 28 September 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 28 September 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   30 Sept 6.30-7.30pm            Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat   1 Oct     5-7.30am                   Early morning Sadhana @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE)

Sat 1 Oct       9.30-10.30am             Hath General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 1 Oct       6.15-7.45pm              Gong Healing and meditation @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sun 2 Oct     10-11am                       Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

 

 

Tension and Stress – kriyas to eleminate it

stressedmanFrustration, worrying and thinking

Not finding what you need at the moment you need it creates frustration.  In that frustration we become caught up with our emotions, neurotic impulses and endless worrying and thinking.  We become insensitive and numb and the numbness creates tiredness.  Not just the normal physical tiredness but “cold tiredness” which freezes the movement and flow of your life.  You become fatigued and exhausted by existence and you refuse try or strive. You become habitually insecure.

Today 6.15-7.15pm Wed 21st Sept at Shaunagh’s Kundalini Class

we will practise a couple of kriyas to eliminate your tension and stress, creating a resonance in the body so we can attract what we seek.

Venue: THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE, Glenalmond Ave, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 8DB
For directions:
http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Rating, Dating and Baiting – Cambridge Kundalini Yoga class- 6.15 – 7.15pm Wed 23rd Aug at Signal Box

Rating, Dating and Baiting

mh334TWJgnqbJuPE7R6TokwvH1xvlI5jYgT2Y_eQGA9ISE76P7xLNsQxGORE7VWO6d0DJQ=s118When we only rely on ourselves, rather than trust our infinite self, we begin to depend on our ego and look toward emotional satisfaction.  We rate ourselves and get caught up in our own self judgement, or jugdement of others when things don’t go our way! We attach ourselves to positive things, thinking we can secure and keep them.  In this judgment we limit ourselves, if we can find our true self, our infinite self, we can open up our hearts to allow the totality of reality, and hear and feel our soul sing.

 

imagesWe date everyone and everything, thinking we will get what we want if we just get enough or find the right person.  We constantly search for the right job, grasping for the right status.  However we often don’t feel satisfied or content.  Instead if we just recognised that we can live in the moment be happy in the process of life, realize that every day is a gift and a date with destiny.

 

 

MFON5K4Sd3CmG2JShR8-HMHfPx3h9hosinLS_idWrhubigaUYL8CPiv3V8kgBnfIoTO24g=s85Baiting is when we hook everyone and everything through emotional control rahter than seeing people for who they truly are, or situations for what they really are, not understanding that they are on their own path of destiny.  When we learn to act from our compassionate self we can feel a delight and spontanteity in every situation of our lives.

These three human traits and behaviours are instictual and require concsious practice and self elevation to re-direct.

Kundalini Yoga can help to break somes of these behaviors, by practicing yoga, breathing and meditations regularly.  Meditations are not designed to bring us a pleasant mood or shield us in a cloak of security from the fundamental transcience  and pain of life, rather that they can help us to fulfill our destiny, to be victorious, to deliver excellence and caliber, and to recognize life as a gift.

Please join Shaunagh this Wednesday 23rd August 6.15-7.15pm for a Kundalini Yoga Class

at The Signal Box Centre, The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge, CB2 8DS http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

What is Middle-aged Crisis?

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“Quote by Yogi Bhajan”

“The energy in your biology and in the biofeedback systems starts slowing down.  Your internal secretion of the glandular system is less. If there’s no proportion in your cycles and behaviors, no proportionate maturity, you will fall apart. “

So what happens in a mid life crisis? Often women cannot come to terms with the fact that when they look in the mirrror they do not see the same women that they were 15 years ago, even though they feel like 25 inside!  So they do things to try and keep them from looking old, like having a face lift, suddenly going to the gym every day and exercising excessively, dressing like a teenager etc etc!

Men think about or actually leave their long term relationships and find a younger women in the hope that they will feel younger, buy fast expensive sport cars etc!  Unfortunately this does not neccessarily help.

Marraiges and long term relationships may hit rock bottam because of the unconscious shift in needs or exagggeration of long-term tendencies. Couples may find themselves stuck in a rut, the man trying to find acceptance and his self worth, the woman in his life knows all his faults and takes it upon herself to correct him, often this will lead to hard judgements, conflicts grow and communication lessens. Instead what is needed, is good communication, love and tolerance.

If we are not aware and ahead of the times, then we may flounder in the storm, feeling lost and trying to cling to our younger lives.  However things have changed, so we need to find new meaning and purpose in our lives.  If we can navigate our way through these transitions,  accepting the changes we feel physically and emotionally.  Be wise and accept that we have to slow down a bit, but work on keeping our spirit strong.  Eat consciously, devote more time to exercise, meditation and be moderate in what we do.  Recognise that we cannot push our body to the limits as we could when we were in our twenties.  Find the joy in life today and feel what the wisdom of the experience of life has given us.  Mentor and help others and find purpose in our lives.

In todays Kundalini Yoga Class, Shaunagh will focus on a practice a “phyiscal kriya” and meditation for “Inner Assessment”, to centre ourselves and maintain balance in our chakras, so we don’t act from just one chakra or area of our self, instead we use our sensitivity to integrate, balance and make affective decisions to take us through these transitions in life.

 Wednesday 27th July 6.15 – 7.15pm

at The Signal Box Centre, The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge, CB2 8DS http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Shaunagh’ Mob 07845254229

Blog: https://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/www.sanasuma.lk

 

Cambridge Kundalini Yoga Class today at the Signal Box – Wed 20th July 6.15-7.15pm

Shaunagh teaching at the Signal Box Centre

Shaunagh teaching at the Signal Box Centre

Missing your usual class during the summer holidays?

Why not try aout a Kundalini Yoga class?

Kundalini Yoga consciously combines specific methods of breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantras and relaxation. The practice of Kundalini Yoga has amazing and immediate results and insures lasting long term physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, it helps you look great, feel great, relax, enjoy life and live in grace and gratitude.

As an integrated and authentic system of exercise, breath control, and meditation that has been practiced in India for millennia, it is safe, comprehensive, and simple. It promotes physical health, taps and stimulates the mind’s potential, awakens consciousness and touches one’s innermost being.

Heal your body, soothe your soul, when you regularly practice these powerful techniques.

Relax your mind
Align your body
Sing to your soul
& simply be!

I teach every Wednesday 6.15 to 7.15pm at

THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE,
Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd)
ENGLAND, UK
TEL 07845254229


Website: www.sanasuma.co.uk

Blog: https://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/www.sanasuma.lk

They key to Knowing All your Intuition – Mon 6 June 6-7.30pm Kundalini yoga @ Prana Lounge

opening-the-third-eye-awarenessThe Pituitary Gland is known as the ‘Master Gland’ as it controls the entire glandular system which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive glands. It is located underneath the Hypothalamus in the center of the brain and is about the size of a bean. The Pituitary is associated with the Ajna Chakra (the Sixth Chakra) and the Third Eye.

When our eyes view parallel we use the converging optical nerve and where the optical nerve crosses is the pituitary gland and third eye. As a part of its function, the pituitary gland when turned on by the optical nerves, opens up our entire emotional and psychological awareness. That total openness drops us into the centre of the moment, and in the centre of the moment there is no time; we therefore receive all information at once. That is a highly intuitive state and that is the third eye.

The pituitary gland also aids our ability to bond with others. It isn’t a bonding that happens over words and shared ideals, but it is in a deeper sense. Have you ever been drawn to certain people that you end up having an instant connection with? This is the Pituitary Gland. When the Pituitary is weak, it can make a person feel lonely and disconnected from the world.

The Pituitary Gland also has to do with our growth physically, spiritually and intellectually. When the Pituitary isn’t mature, one can pretend to be someone that they are not. Their inner being isn’t aligned with the part they show the world, which is due to a lack of trust in their intuition. When a person doesn’t trust their intuition and doesn’t project their true self, it makes it hard connect with others.

Let me address the question of physical discomfort around the eyes when focusing at the third eye. Whenever you are in a particular mudra with the eyes focusing at the third eye point or focusing at the tip of the nose, it uses muscles that you probably have not used very often. If the pain is really severe begin with focusing mentally on the third eye or tip of the nose, not actually physically focusing on the third eye, practice this until it becomes easier, then start to focus for 30seconds or so on the 3rd eye or tip of nose point, slowly build this up until the muscles get use to this new stretch.

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The Practice

  • Focusing during meditation on the third eye or tip of the nose.
  • Stand up, start breath of fire as you alternate between standing on tiptoes and then back down to your heals. Continue 1-3mins. To end inhale and sit down quickly in easy pose giving the spine a slight jolt. Do not do this if you have back problems.

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This week’s classes:

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

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

Wed 8 June 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 8 June 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 8 June 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   10 June   6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Week beginning Mon 13 June most Kundalini Yoga teachers are on Retreat so please call the studios to check if classes are on.

 

Shaunagh away on teacher training

YogaGuavaHouse_SP-1987 close upShaunagh is going abroad for yoga teacher training level 2.

NO classes between 5TH JUNE to 8TH JULY. 

Classes begin again on 13TH JULY and SAT 16TH JULY for Early Morning Sadhana at

THE SIGNAL BOX CENTRE,
Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd),
Cambridge CB2 8DS, UK
For directions: http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

Communication and the power of your breath – Mon class at home today 14th March 2016

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COMMUNICATION AND THE POWER OF YOUR BREATH

“In any communication, or in any situation which you cannot confront because it is exaggerating, hot or aggressive, just change your breath. Breathe through the lips instead of through the nostrils. Exhale always through the nostrils. Inhale through the rolled lips and make it slow and long. It will slow everything as required. It will increase your sensitivity. It will give you 10 times more projection over the person you are talking to. ”  Quote from Yogi Bhajan

In class today we will be practicing breathing techniques, especially focussing on the:-

Sitali Pranayam
Sitali Pranayam is known to have a powerful cooling, relaxing effect on the body, while maintaining alertness. It is known to lower fevers, and aid digestion.
Curl the tongue into a ‘U” shape.
Inhale through the curled tongue.
Exhale through the nose.

 Class today at home,

This Mon 14th March – 6.30 – 7.45pm

Venue:  Flat 1, 55 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR

Please text or email me before coming, limited space available in this class

and

Wed  16th March 6.15-7.15pm

Venue: The Signal Box Centre, The Emerald Building, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge, CB2 8DS http://www.thesignalbox.org/findus.html

​Shaunagh’ Mob 07845254229

Blog: https://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com

hsybpointingbw“The art of healing, the art of ecstasy, the art of God-consciousness has millions of names in mystic terms. It has to do with rhythm and reality. When the body is in rhythm, there is ease. When the body, or any part of the body goes out of rhythm, there is dis-ease.” Quote by Yogi Bhajan” https:

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Join Shaunagh at home today 6.30 – 7.45pm,  Monday 29th Feb for a Kundalini Class to “Release Stored Pain and Refresh Yourself”