The Three Diaphragms – Kundalini Yoga

Ulpotha Retreat 11-17 Oct 2020

As we continue on our journey where we go back to the basics of yoga and Kundalini yoga specifically, I want to highlight the 3 Diaphragms.

Yes we have THREE.  The first one you know which is under the rib cage, the second, is the pelvic floor and the third is the thoracic outlet diaphragm which is below your throat.  These are the 3 large muscles which effect your core stability and structure in your body.  Not your six pack or belly muscles.  Because these are the muscles that are connected to your breath.  You breathe on average 12-15 times per minute, which is around 17,000 times per day.  This requires a lot of movement in the body. 

As you breathe in you create a downward pressure and as you breathe out the pressure is decreased in the body.  This is very important as this pressure effects the joints, muscles and discs of your spine and body.  For example chest breathing up in the thoracic outlet diaphragm increased intradiscal pressure, which is one of the sources of the populations back, neck, shoulder and even knee problems.  You also loose the positive downward pressure on the pelvic floor as you breathe.  As the pelvic floor looses its tone and flexibility it has an a chain effect to your legs.  The pelvic floor attaches to your thigh bones the femur.  Instead of your pelvis, hip, knee and feet being in neutral position, they start to rotate inwards and the arch of the foot collapses creating knee, hip, problems including plantar fascia, to shin splints.   We can counter this by breathing properly and grounding through our big toe which reverses this rotation throughout our leg and thigh.  

If you are breathing consciously and correctly ie inhaling into your Diaphragm as it descends down, then automatically the pressure will increase on the pelvic floor toning it.

If you breathe from your chest the pressure increases around your neck and shoulders.  This stress on the thoracic outlet diaphragm increases pressure on the neck discs and muscles which is not healthy.

When we breathe correctly using our diaphragm these are some of the benefits:

We will be practicing techniques as usual with lots of good healthy breath work this week.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  21 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  22 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  22 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  23 Sept 5- 7.30am  Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd.  

Wed 23 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland

Thurs 24 Sept 6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.

Fri     25 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

Sun   27 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Join us for 1 more Ulpotha Retreat in 2020, 10-16 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  7 days Investment 80,000Rs.

Facing Frustration the Agent of Change – Kundalini Yoga

Facing Frustration and Agent of Change – Kundalini Yoga

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We face the sister of irritation this week FRUSTRATION.  We can define frustration as being blocked from achieving a desired goal or outcome.  Frustration is experienced by everyone.  How about one of  those days where you feel that the whole world is against you.  Your phone/computer is playing up, your timing is off every move you make ends up in a dead-end?  This is a situation where you have the resources, focus and energy that irritation/anger has created but no proper direction to channel that energy.  You are left feeling frustrated.

Or there is a different type of frustration, it is where you want to do something but subconsciously you feel that you do not have the energy or resources to complete it so you may subconsciously sabotage yourself, give up or create feelings of low self esteem.  For example your body is sick or in pain, you desperately want to do all your usual chores but your body will not allow you to.

Using our Frustration : – Frustration like all of our emotions has a purpose.  Frustration is a great chance to change or revaluate a situation.

  1. Do not get frustrated with frustration.
  2. Ask yourself we are so tolerant with our own patterns why can we not tolerate flaws in others? Is it because we are attached to that person and their behaviour reflects on our ego.
  3. When you get frustrated acknowledge it, feelings of frustration.  Now breathe and notice where it is in your body.  Notice if it is the too little energy kind or too much energy with no proper direction?
  4. Write a list, what kind of limits have you created in your mind and life: i.e. motivation, vitality, resources (money), time, support, skills, clarity, purpose. Now see how if any of the above are involved in you feeling frustrated?
  5. Evaluate: Maybe the project you are putting your energy into is taking you in the wrong direction? Whatever project you are doing take 3 steps and revaluate.
  6. Surrender, sometimes we just need to let ourselves yawn, cry let everything come up and out to move out of frustration. Sometimes this allowing creates the space/pause for change and release from frustration.
  7. Start to understand yourself, notice the tension in your body when you become frustrated, allow yourself to hold this with patience. Ask the question when do I need to be patient, when do I need to move and act?
  • The homework this week is to notice what times of the day you become frustrated. Where do you hold this feeling in your body.  How do you react to feelings of frustration?   What are your stress levels?  Note them down in your journal.

See you all next week Sat nam x

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This week’s classes:

Mon   10 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  11 Aug 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom and Live 9 Greenlands

Tues  11 Aug  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  12 August   5.- 7.30am     Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5.

Wed  12 Aug  6-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 Aug  6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Fri     14  August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  16  August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details

First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

 

Deep Listening and Anger – Kundalini Yoga 3 Aug 2020

Deep listening and Inner Anger

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Having enjoyed a wonderful 10 days in Ulpotha on Retreat, we are back this  week examining inner anger and the solution to this.  I will write a separate blog on the Retreat later.

When we harbour anger, resentment consciously or subconsciously it blocks our ability to listen.  Whether the anger is a quiet grinding or our teeth, passive aggressive or seething rage, the mind reacts with a hidden agenda which you may not be conscious of. It narrows our perspective, emotional focus and we miss the opportunity presented to us.  We have effectively decided not to listen. When we get angry we polarize the world, all is black and white, right and wrong, good and bad.  To reach this deep anger we need to clear the blocks in the body and mind to allow everything which is in the present moment and the other person’s world into our own.

DEEP LISTENING

Weakness in listening:

  1. The normal condition of our mind, environment and culture is not to fully listen.
  2. When someone is talking to you listen to 6% of the total conversation.
  3. You listen to the cues not the words.
  4. You take certain important cues that concern you emotionally or mentally and fill in the blanks.
  5. You only become alert at these times, you are not worried about the complete conversation.
  6. 50% of the time you pretend you are hearing and listening.
  7. You are only interested in the total conversation that you started out to project to the other person.
  8. If you cannot accept the above you are not listening.

Deep listening involves:

Listening with ears, mind and heart.

Remaining fully present, conscious and alert. 

Being deeply relaxed and centred. Understanding your own agenda before communicating.  THIS TAKES LOTS OF PRACTICE.

Benefits of Deep listening Sunni –  An act of applied consciousness

What does this mean? Each word creates our world, each word we hear informs and connects us to this world. Deep listening is like a bat’s sonar, it helps us to sense the shape and momentum of the present moment. Deep listening allows us to be one step ahead of the moment. It connects us to our buddhi mind and universal knowledge.  If we cultivate this tool of deep listening, we creates a deep respect in the other person which establishes a COMMON NOTION.

When you cannot hear yourself (your mental and outer voice) or listen to the other person there will not be mutual understanding and that is why relationships go wrong in life.

  • The homework this week is to notice what times of the day you become annoyed and do not listen to the other, instead listen to your mind? Where are you? What happened before you got angry. What are your stress levels?  Note them down in your journal.

See you all next week Sat nam x

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Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
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This week’s classes:

Mon   3 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only

Tues  4 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom and Live 9 Greenlands Lane.

Tues  4 August  6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  5 August   5.- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5.

Wed  5 August   6-7.15pm     Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Thurs 6 August  6-7.15 pm    Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane

Fri     7 August 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun  9 August  6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1.30pm for afternoon classes.  There is a new Password for zoom classes  please email for details.  First online class FREE, thereafter 600Rs per class or 4000Rs 4 weeks Sri Lankan residents.

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

Lower Legs & Your Purpose – Kundalini Yoga

Lower Legs and Your Purpose – Kundalini Yoga

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Before the onset of the Christmas rush, let’s work with our bodies to be aware of what messages they are giving us to help us through this beautiful yet sometimes stressful period.

Guru Singh reminds us our how our physical anatomy connects to our emotions. The feet are the direction that your life is moving in. You should always check your feet and notice if they are turning in or out. If they are turning in or out then you are fighting your own direction. Your ankles are the angles of your momentum into that direction and must always be limber and active as you walk. If you allow them to become passive you will lose your power of moving forward in your life. Your lower legs are the principles on which you stand. There are two bones therefore you are born with two standards, your own values and the ones applied to you by society. The tibia bone is the larger one and contains your personal standards and principles. The fibula is smaller and slightly positioned to the back, containing the standards and expectations from society. Honour your personal standards first, but do not ignore societies standard other wise you will face disruptive opposition in your life.

So this week in our classes we will work on aligning our feet, ankles, legs and knees and be aware of the signals that they are giving us and whether we are in touch with our own principles or if we are just living by others standards and see if we can make our lower body fit and healthy.

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

Tues 17 Dec 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 17 Dec 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 18 Dec 5-7.30am   Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 18 Dec 6.45-8pm    Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 19 Dec 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Tues   24 Dec 6-7.30pm     Christmas Eve Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

 

 

 

Acceptance, Self Acceptance Kundalini Yoga 19 Nov 2019

Acceptance, Self-Acceptance – Kundalini Yoga 18 November 2019

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This week I want to focus on acceptance and what this really means? How we can embody it? Last week my mum’s health deteriorated and I got a severe muscle cramp in my upper right arm so much so that after our Week 2 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 Sri Lanka 2019, I could not even lift my arm. I remember saying to my mum when she was in pain, relax and just accept that you cannot move for a few days until your leg gets better. It is so easy to give advice but taking it is a lot harder, as I found out. I first felt upset that I had an arm injury, why and how did it happen to me? The mind keeps you occupied with these questions a good distraction and helps to start getting you emotional. Then I remembered my words to my mum and thought I just need to accept this situation, relax and stop trying to work out what went wrong. I relaxed and stop trying to do things and I had to rely on my husband to help me, brush my hair, dress me, even feed me as picking up a fork was painful. This morning I woke up 70% better. I believe if you can really just accept a situation as it is without trying to deny it, pretend it is not there or reject it, it will start to balance itself out. A Yogi Bhajan quote, “ Embrace to erase”.

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We are always trying to change life, improve ourselves and our situations, when we fail we feel defeated, judge ourselves harshly. We need to start with an attitude of acceptance, that reality at this moment even if we do not like it, has occurred and only from the acceptance of this moment can we make change possible. Self-acceptance is the same. Instead of self-improvement, move towards a sense of self-acceptance, self-love, even in times of pain.   Accept yourself for who you are and what you are before attempting to strive for self-improvement. It is a subtle yet powerful shift in attitude. Be aware notice your talents.

We may not like reality but by blaming and shouting about the unfairness of life does not change anything, save your energy. First accept and from this attitude take action to improve your situation.

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

Tues 19 Nov 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 19 Nov 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 20 Nov 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 20 Nov 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 21 Nov 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Mon 25 Nov 5-8pm All Kundalini Yoga Teachers Meet, including Master Class on Biomedical science and Kundalini Yoga by Dr Sat Bir Singh Khalsa – Free but pot luck food for dinner.

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.

 

 

Contentment – Kundalini Yoga 6 Nov 2019

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Sat nam, as we head towards week 2 of our Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1, I wish to focus your mind on relaxing into contained, contentment.  I was inspired by reading a passage by one of my favourite authors RK Narayan in A Tiger for Malgudi.  The conversation between a Tiger and his Master.

“Do not crave ….It is enough you have realisation.  All in good time. We cannot understand God’s intentions. All growth takes place in its own time. If you brood on your improvement rather than your short comings you will be much happier “.

We all have a tendancies to focus on how far we have to go. The achievements we still have to accomplish. The shortcomings in our practice, our personality our lives.  The Masters is telling us to relax, understand all happens in time.  Focussing on our improvement’s and successes will encourage us to keep up, keep on the path.  This is real trust, trusting that what needs to happen will, which allows us to put your full effort into what we are doing. This conscious effort will end in a state of GRACE.

Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Wed 6 November 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 6 November 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 7 November 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat 9 November 5-7.30am Sadhana@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun 10 November 5-7.30am Sadhana @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

Sun 10 November 9-12.30 Pranic Healing @ Prana Lounge, Col 7, Tonie Nooyens

Sun 10 November 2-4.30pm Gong Workshop @ Prana Lounge, Col 7 Tonie Nooynes

Mon 11 November 5-7.30am Sadhana @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.

 

MayRetreats- Kundalini Yoga 6.15pm Mon 29 April 2019@ Prana Lounge, Col 7

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As we grieve and suffer on this small Island of Sri Lanka for the dead and injured  in last week’s attack, we still as yogis keep compassion and hope in our heart.

As we move into May this week after a long, slow April full of holidays and horrors. Shiv Charan encourages us to tune into the lessons being learnt through our 5 senses and 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air & ether) that gives our body the experience of life. The body becomes the divine temple.  Let’s connect deeply with the body in the physical experience of it, whilst still keeping connected to the inner experience of self. The mantra of this month can be KARTA PURKH which means creative being.  Create the harmony of daily life with spiritual existence. Between action and stillness.

Practical Tips

This you can do by having a strong practice this month, it is needed as well as deep meditations that take you to a still place.  Your words are also very important this month so think before you speak.  Use your words and voice as inspiration. Read poetry. Chant your words into your food as you cook and then invite your loved ones to share a meal with you.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain

candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.comwww.sanasuma.co.uk0778011984.

Mon 29 April     6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 30 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col

Tues 30 April    6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga Shauangh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 1 May         5-7.30am   Healing  Sadhana @Prana Lounge, Col 7 please bring something to share for breakfast (FREE CLASS)

Wed 1 May       6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 2 May      6.30-7.45pm NEW Kundalini Class @9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.

April, Kundalini Yoga and The Heart

April New Year and the Neutral Space

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Sat nam, after an amazing end to our Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher training Cycle 4, we start April the month of Sri Lankan summer blooms, heat, our new year with a renewed commitment to Dharmic living. This means living in line with your soul’s purpose.  April is a good time to take a reality check.   This is the 4 month of the year where we need to pause, take a breath, connect with our true nature, Sat nam or spirit to make sure we are headed in right direction.  In this month we need to remind ourselves of self-love, be in good uplifting company or Sangat spiritual community, prayer and relaxing into our hearts to trust where there is doubt.

In order to go within we need to find moments in our life were we can foster inner silence so we can hear the quiet voice of the neutral mind. On a practical level this can be when we are standing in a queue, showering, waiting for our computer or app to turn on, just before bed, etc…. Try not to fill every waking moment with listening to a podcast, reading the news or chatting.  Instead listen to birdsong, listen, see your thoughts (mindfulness), be still, silent even with friends and family and enjoy a comfortable silence, silent mindful meals and allow your imagination blossom.  Are we surprised that if we do not allow for inner and outer silence during our day, that our minds gets activated just before bed since we have kept it so occupied with soaking up information all day that it has not had a chance to process and calibrate this information.

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This week we will practice really slowing everything down so we can let go of confusion and control to fall into silence, strength of trust.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updatesraymond.fiona@gmail.comwww.sanasuma.co.uk0778011984.

Mon 1 April     6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 2 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 2 April   3.30-4.30pm  Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 3 April     5-7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 3 April   6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 4 April 11-1.00pm Special Kids & Teachers@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

 

Optimism & Kundalini Yoga

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Optimism and Kundalini Yoga

As we enter the third month of 2019, a number 3 year, we look towards being positive and optimistic about life as we use the energy of the number 3 to expand our positive outlook on life. The Director Guillermo Del Toro says, “Optimism is Radical. It is the hard choice and the brave choice …in the face of despair”.

This month let’s make the choice between love and fear. Belief over despair. Optimism is our instinct to inhale when we are out of breath, not to give up when things get difficult. You need to make this choice time after time, to keep inhaling and not let the news, or fake news, everything crumbling around you, your relationships dissolving whatever is going on in your life, take you down.   Make the choice to face it, take a deep breath and choose to inhale to face another moment with hope, breath after breath.

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Mon 4 Mar    6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga( Uta) @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

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

Tues 5 Mar   3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids @ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

Wed 6 Mar   5-7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 6 Mar    3.30- 4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 6 Mar   6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun 10 March 6-7.30pm     Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe.

 

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.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updatesraymond.fiona@gmail.comwww.sanasuma.co.uk0778011984.

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