Why Yoga makes us Happy? – Kundalini Yoga Mon 13 Aug 6.15pm @Prana Lounge

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Yoga and Happiness

Last week we discussed what limits our happiness but this week we look at what increases it. It is no surprise that the number of people practicing yoga has greatly increased over the past few years. Some put this down to an evolution in consciousness.

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But on a practical front why does the practice of yoga makes us feel so good. I have students asking me after class, “What is the point of all this Kundalini Yoga?” As yogis we believe we are infinite spirits residing in a finite body mind. Your infinite possibilities meet with your limited body mind at the border of your awareness or consciousness. Your level of awareness gives you different choices , capacities and therefore possibilities. To break or widen your unconscious limit and horizon you need a technical knowhow. Yoga is this technology knowhow that enables the body mind to expand through, asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation,etc. to allow you to experience the infinite self.

Kundalini yoga is the owner’s manual for human consciousness. Expand your awareness or consciousness and you have a greater relation to your infinite self. This intern grants you more options in life, greater possibilities. This awareness only develops when you receive practical experience of it from your heart, it cannot just be read or philosophised about.

This wisdom needs to be experienced and practiced on a regular if not daily basis. Your teacher, Guru can show you the techniques but this will not make you feel good unless you have a personal experience of it through your body mind and 5 senses. That is why you need to practice yoga. Not talk about it but actually do it, breath it, feel it in your body so your limited concept of life and yourself dissolve to reveal what your true identity is, your unlimited spirit. That is why we say Sat Nam so much in Kundalini yoga as a constant reminder that I am not this limited body mind but an infinite, eternal, soul here on earth to experience the wave of life. So if you want to thrive not survive, improve your choices, increase your capacity and be happy, keep up a daily practice of yoga. It will raise the horizon between the limits on your life and life’s unlimited possibilities.

Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 13 Aug 6.15-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Mon 13 Aug 6-7pm                 Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 14 Aug 9.45-10.45am   Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col5

Tues 14 Aug 6-7.15pm           Kundalini Yoga Class Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Aug 5.00- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 15 Aug 6.45-8pm           Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, 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

Lobster pose

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

Unmotivated

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.

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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.