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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Balance your Element for Vitality – Kundalini Yoga, Sri Lanka

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The Elements and Stress

Yoga Bhajan tells us that the key to our own vitality and reduction of stress in our life is to be who we were born to be. This can sound incredible simple, yet very difficult to understand in real terms. Am I my personality, when it is good or in the shadow? Am I my father’s daughter, a sister, a wife a Kundalini yoga teacher? Who was I born to be?

His answer is simple, he says were born to experience our spirit we are born to bloom and experience our life in conscious awareness. The gap which is created by us trying to control our lives and the outcomes of our relationships due to anxiety and fear creates hundreds of thoughts to anticipate the best or worst scenarios in any situation. This drains us of vitality and leaves us under a burden of stress. A simple conversation with our elements (5 grosses tattvas earth, water, fire, air and ether) will restore our innocent connection with the flow of our spirit and life. He talked about reconnecting with the stability of mother earth, the open beauty of the vast sky, the penetrating depth of our own emotions flowing through us, the clarity of our internal fire to act and engage with life. When we make this connection we no longer have to judge life and then defend those same judgments, cover up the emptiness we feel because we cannot connect to the depth of our own spirit.

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This week we will work on a deep kriya which uses our own body language to communicate with ourselves to feel and balance the elements within us. This profound kriya brings a sense of deep balance and lightness to your body, mind and connection with your spirit. One last quote which I love,he talks of our basic disconnection with our spirit and how we want to solve this through religion and yoga , “ However, what yoga cannot do for you is what you have to do with yoga! – Yogi Bhajan” So use your yogic tools and techniques to achieve this sense of innocent connection.

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Sunday 11 November 2-2.30pm Be Well Fest All Day@ Prana Lounge, Col 7 (FREE)

Mon 12 November 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 13 Nov 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues13 Nov 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 14 Nov  5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 14 Nov 3.30-4.15pm Kids Yoga Classes@ Om Space, Colombo 5.

Wed 14 Nov 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 15 Nov 11-1pm Special Needs Teacher and Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

Appreciate Yourself – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 2 Oct 2017@Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

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We often feel unappreciated. We do all these things for other people, but it feels like a thankless waste as no one’s acknowledges us. We expect something from the things we do, achieve, etc. But nobody acknowledges us? Well guess what the most important thing is to feel self appreciation for all you do. In my kids class when a child says, “Aunty, aunty look at me!”, I reply, “That is great but how do you feel? You do not need me to like what you are doing, you need to feel good about what you are doing.”

This is what Yogi Bhajan says about appreciation, “If you appreciate your life, if you appreciate your job, if you appreciate yourself, if you appreciate your surroundings—poor or rich, whatever they are—you are divine. The principle is that you are divine when you appreciate whatever you are. You must appreciate your job, no matter how dirty it is. You must appreciate your misery, no matter how painful it is. The moment you start appreciating misery it will run away. You don’t have to do anything. That’s why you all suffer. Misery doesn’t need appreciation. Misery needs to give you pain. The purpose of misery is to put you through pain. As soon as you start appreciating misery, its purpose is lost. How is misery going to be there?” The Universal consciousness is around and within us, if we can feel appreciation.

Last week I understood this concept. When I was going through a feeling of being really stuck, annoyed, off centre, frustrated, just for a moment I was able to break through and ask myself ok, there must be a lesson in this? Guru Singh’s punch line is, there so much fresh shit around, if I dig deep enough I will find the pony.

How are you going to tap into appreciation when your day falls apart when you are at your worst?

Practical Tips

Move away from the object of frustration, take a deep breath, go and have a shower or drink a cold class of water, or if you have time go for a swim, change the electromagnetic field of negativity around you. Refresh and reboot yourself. Say to yourself even though this is not going well, I appreciate myself and the situation. I will learn the lesson that comes out of this situation, even if I do not understand why this is happening. Do not try to engage your brain, it will only say that life is no fare, there is no justice and why it is happening to me? Drop your expectations of the situation and appreciate what is at the present moment.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 2 Oct 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 3 Oct 9.30-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 3 Oct 3.30-4.30pm   Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 3 Oct 5.30-6.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 4 Oct 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 4 Oct 3-3.45pm         Radiant Kids Yoga@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Wed 4 Oct 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sunday 8 Oct 6-7.30pm Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

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Can your Vibration change your Life? – Kundalini yoga 15 May 6.15pm @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Last week we used the longitude and latitude of MAN (MIND) TRA (PROJECTION) to first notice then change what we were broadcasting through our words and thoughts both conscious and unconscious. This week we look in more detail about vibration.

Do you feel you are in the flow of life today? Or do you feel like life is blocking you, things are not moving, something just does not feel right? Well there could be a physical and energetic resolution to this problem.

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Quantum science tells us that the Universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony with this energy. We vibrate frequently through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions, and feelings. What we vibrate out through our mind and antennas (the hairs on our body) goes out in waves into the Universe and much like a boom-a-rang we receive it back.

When life seems to be continually placing blocks along your path and nothing seems to be moving, it may be showing you that you are not vibrating in harmony with the Universe. To vibrate with the Universe is to vibrate the higher frequencies of love, compassion, and kindness. (See my earlier blog on vibrational frequencies.)

So how do we change our frequency? One of the best ways to be in the flow of the Universe is through yoga, meditation, gong and chanting mantra. The sacred sounds that attune your mind to the pure vibration of the Universe or sound current.

Shift the frequency of your thoughts to be more aligned with the high frequency of the Universe. When you bring in the higher frequency energy into you and your life watch the Universe respond by clearing your path.   Trouble comes only when you ask for it.  Try out the simple Mantra Sat nam, (chanting a long Sat and short nam) and see how you feel after a few minutes of vibrating at a higher frequency.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 15 May 6.15-7.30   Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Colombo 7

Tues 16 May 6-7pm       Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 17 May 5- 7.30am Sadhana@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE) Yogi Ji video

Wed 17 May 3-3.45pm  Radiant kids yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 17 May 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

 

 

Hormonal Balance Part 2 – Kundalini Yoga Mon 6 March 6.15-7.30pm Prana Lounge

Last week we looked at the Endocrine system and I was asked by several students to write a second blog with a more detailed description of each gland/organ, the emotions attached to them and the hormonal secretions that need to be balanced. I decided it would be best done in a simple practical table.

Hope this is enjoyable and informative.

The first Chakra, earth element is about grounding and feeling safe and secure. Doing any poses which uses your legs and feet strongly like Tree pose, warrior, or forward bends will help you feel balanced. This region is where the Kundalini energy resides, waiting to be awakened to travel up the spine to all balance the entire body, subtle body, mind and aura.

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Gland/Organ Hormone Emotion How to Balance Chakra Element Illness
Ovaries/testes Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone Over sensitivity, lack of passion Cobra, Pigeon, Sat kriya 2nd chakra Water Reproductive problems, Menstrual problems, Low Libido
Liver Breakdowns hormones Anger Twists 3rd chakra Fire Toxicity
Pancreas Insulin, glucagon Greed Twists 3rd chakra Fire Diabetics Hypoglycaemia
Adrenal & Kidneys Cortisol, Adrenalin Stress, Fight or Flight, Fear Cat/Cow

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3rd chakra Fire Asthma, eczema, Kidney stones, blood pressure problems
Thymus Gland T cell production/immune system Lack of self-love Tapping chest, Kriyas for heart 4th chakra Air Arthritis, heart problems, coughs
Thyroid thyroxin Anxious/ Depressed

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Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs 5th chakra Ether Obesity, Heart failure, reproductive problems
Parathyroid Calcium phosphate balance   Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs 5th chakra Ether Bone density, kidney problems
Pituitary Master Gland Tropic hormones – Oxytocin Bonding Connectedness

lack of trust, confusion, isolation

Third eye focus, Kirtan kriya, Mantra 6th chakra Ether Chronic Stress

Exposure to food that mimics hormones

Hypothalamus link between nervous and endocrine     Kirtan kriya, breath control pranayama, mantra 6th chakra Ether  
Pineal Melatonin Sleep, Body rhythms and cycles Focus on crown, Breath control. Mantra. 7th chakra Ether Sleep problems, Premature ageing

Have a look at this table and see where you think you have imbalances and then incorporate the appropriate exercises, breathing techniques etc. into your daily routine to achieve emotional and hormonal balance.

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 6 Mar 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

Wed 8 Mar   5- 7.30am     Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

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

Wed 8 Mar  7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sat 11 Mar  6- 7.30pm   Sri Yoga Shala,  Full Moon Gong Bath@ Thalpe, Galle.

Living Lightly with Non attachment – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

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Living lightly has not come naturally to me. I have had to be super mindful, learn and make an effort to be less attached, light hearted and forgive myself and others easily. Like everything even these qualities can be learnt. I have a very strong mind so it is easy to attach to my thoughts and feelings. I was born with a deep sense of guilt so judgement has been one of my main life lessons. But with my practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, I realise my life is a mirror. Shinning my consciousness on my weaknesses enables me to view my everyday challenges with loving reflection. When I get upset, I am mindful of my automatic response of blame. I am also mindful when I get a compliment, of wanting to claim it as MY victory. Through commitment to a loving practice of health, happiness and a wholesome approach to life, I am shifting away from my minds needs to a healthier energy where I can be patient and attract into my life what is needed.

My experience has shown me that letting go doesn’t mean you lose everything, it actually means you gain everything. At a very physical level, letting go can be quite an emotional experience; however, when you start practicing it you will find a freedom and a positive momentum that helps you attract everything into your life. At first the very thought of letting go can tap into our fear programming that says, when we let go, we have nothing. There is very little truth in that fear, as when we let go of holding on to people, places and situations, we release the chords of attachment and merge more into a space of neutrality and non-attachment where we have the potential to make available “everything” to come to and through our experience. Notice letting go and being nonattached is not the same thing as Detachment. Detachment is opting out of life, being nonattached and letting go is the opposite. It is inviting in life, in a spontaneous way to surprise us and provide for us, while we are as present and conscious as we can be in every moment.

Practical

Forgiving is also letting go, giving this moment forward into the next one. When you don’t forgive, you hold the moment you don’t move forward. A part of you is stuck in the sounds, tones and images of a moment that’s becoming the past. This attaches in your psyche where it will control you from the past. Releasing and no longer attaching, is like an exhale making room for the next inhale. You literally breathe life out and in with each full breath. Next time you feel yourself attaching, blaming, resenting, holding on to a moment, visualise yourself exhaling all the feelings, thoughts out of your body with the stale air. Allow the first chakra and 4th to eliminate what is no longer needed and with the inhale pre forgive yourself for that moment and all the others that will be coming along. Now try this meditation for letting go.

Gunpati Meditation helps to reroute the mental pathways and renew the mind to heal the discordant energy and make way for everything that you could ever ask for in your life.

To Begin: Sit in an Easy Pose with the eyes  1/10th open while concentrating at the Third Eye Point. Place the wrists over the knees, with your hands in Gyan Mudra.

Mantra

SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA RAA-MAA-DAA-SAA SAA-SAY-SO-HUNG

Part I Chant the mantra on a single breath, as you press the fingertips sequentially with each syllable to the thumb. Use a monotone voice similar to when you do Kirtan Kriya.

Time: Continue for 11-62 minutes.

Part II Inhale deeply and hold the breath. Move the body in a slow twist and stretch motion. Move each muscle of the body. Move the head, torso, arms, back, belly and hands. Then exhale powerfully. Repeat this 3-5 times.

Part III Immediately sit straight. Look at the tip of the nose and become totally calm and still. Meditate for 2-3 minutes.

To End: Inhale and hold the breath for 30 seconds as you physically move and rotate your body as if it is going through spasms. Move and squeeze every muscle. Repeat this 3 more times. Then inhale, sit calmly and concentrate on the tip of your nose for 20 seconds. Exhale, and relax.

This kriya allows you to let go of the attachments to the mind and to the impact of past actions so you can create and live a fulfilled life and a perfect future.

Learn to let go of EVERYTHING you are holding on to so dearly and just wait and see what the Universe will provide for you. You just never know; it might be even better than what you didn’t’ want to let go.

Let it Go. Let Life flow to you and give you everything your big heart desires.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Making Your Dreams Come True – The Yoga of Prayer

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The Power of Real Prayer?

Very simply it is when you ask for a higher power or authority to intervene.   In the Piscean Age, Religion taught you to look outside yourself for miracles. Religion should have taught you to call on your higher self in prayer.

We tend to pray when we are desperate, insecure, lost.  But you can also live in gratitude and that is living in prayer.  Prayer is actually gratitude. You are the miracle you want to create, you are the divine, so learn to pray to your heart your soul.

Prayer comes from the heart not the head. Love comes from inside your heart just as prayers come from inside you. When you practice this you become bright, beautiful and trustworthy.   Anytime you pray from outside you, you are trying to pressurise the situation to create a result. You are trying to use force not love to create change.

The brain stem is the control centre for your total personality, projection and progression. Once you start vibrating from the brain stem like an expanding wave into infinity you unite the finite and infinite in you. This is prayer that works.

If you want more peace, feel more peaceful. If you want more prosperity, feel more abundant. If you want more joy, feel joy bubbling up from the depths of your being.

The first step is to learn to send vibrations out, become a beacon of vibratory power of your soul.  This vibration flowing out of you is prayer. It will meet all challenges unto infinity.  When you expand into your vastness, your greatness, your Great Spirit, your great soul.  You will really understand prayer and the power of it, the power of you.

Meditation to Teach You to Pray

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Mudra: Interlace the fingers so the left Mercury finger (pinkie) is on the outside. Extend the Jupiter fingers (index) up straight. Cross the thumbs, so right is over left. Place this mudra in front of the Heart Center so the thumbs are very close to the chest, and the Jupiter fingers are pointing straight up toward the ceiling. The elbows will be bent.

Eyes: Closed or 1/10th open.

Focus: Build an image of yourself. You are still and radiant. Your breath is slow, deep and meditative. Imagine you are sitting on the top of Mount Everest, so all the world is around you. Consider your spine is like a tube of light. There is light between the base of your neck and the base where you are sitting. Now it is sending out light rays. You can send waves to the entire globe with each thought.

Your prayer is like a stone, which is dropped in the middle of some water. It creates waves and ripples. Feel yourself as the waves and ripples go on and on unto Infinity. The power of your soul is the pure power. Let the power of your soul vibrate out. It has no limit or boundary. With each breath and with the ripples of your heartbeat, project, bless, and be blessed. Merge in Infinity and let Infinity find you too.

Time: 11 minutes, 31 minutes maximum.

To End: Do heavy Breath of Fire, holding the position to awaken yourself out of the meditation. Continue for 1 minute.

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Then stretch the arms out to the sides, forearms bent up at about a 45-degree angle, palms down. Begin circling just the hands, right hand counterclockwise and left hand clockwise, in 6-inch circles. Don’t just circle them. Stop every so often as the hands are up and out to the sides, and flutter your fingers a little, as if you are sending off energy to the environment and space around you.

This week’s classes:

Mon 21 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 22 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 22 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 23 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 24 Sept 6-7pm Gong Bath and breath meditation, 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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Saturday 26 Sept meet us at the Good Market for a FREE CLASS.