2021 The Year of the Physical Body – Kundalini Yoga

2021 The Year of the Physical Body -Kundalini Yoga 3 January 2021

Happy 2021 the start of a new decade. Let’s begin this decade by taking a look at the tantric numerology of this year. Last year we needed to adapt, accept and understand that true control was out of our hands.  We also had time to halt, take stock, breathe, see our patterns, see the bigger picture and realise we are more resourceful, strong and resilient than we thought possible.

This year we will be working with the number 2+0+2+1=5. Shiv Charan tells us that 5 is the collective destiny of our planet. We need to be mindful of:

The needs of the physical body this year. Through working with our five senses we need to work out on a physical level how we can keep bringing ourselves into balance. We need to actively educate ourself about our inner needs. If we understand that our physical body is a sensory equipment for learning, every moment is a learning opportunity.

For example lets say you have an argument, this will naturally tighten up muscles, like your shoulders. You may forget about the argument, but if you have not processed your emotions they stay lodged in your shoulder. So next time the same issue comes up your shoulder starts to hurt again. We exist in cycles. Why? Because as issues are recreated we have a chance to resolve them or integrate them into our experience.  So all those in pain at the moment take a moment to say thank you. The tendency is when we get pain in our physical body we tense up, get upset or even angry. Why me? Sound familiar? 

Instead:

  1. Keep slowly mindfully stretching and breathing that part of the physical body.
  2. Have a hot bath.
  3. Have a massage, see a chiropractor or rolfer.
  4. Even use a small self massage ball and work out that stuck thought/emotion out of the physical body.
  5. Accept the pain, itch (in my case) etc, keep saying I accept you and let your body heal itself.
  6. The pain/illness etc will pass through you as long as you do not fight your body. (A tip passed on by Shiv Charan as he got COVID-19 and made a quick recovery)
  7. Visualise that part of your body getting better, our thoughts are so powerful. (Look back at the blog Rewire your Brain)

5 is the number of the middle way.  We should not be focussing on our opinions and judgements but finding a way to bridge the differences and come to an understanding of the other. 

Therefore Conscious Communication is key this year, it is the bridge that will create balance in each situation. 

  • Truth is not your thoughts and emotions, truth is saying or taking the next best step in the circumstances of that moment.
  • Do not lie to satisfy the trend or please people.
  • Do not just say what people want to hear.
  • Point out something beyond the superficial.
  • Use our communication to uplift, not vilify.
  • Use your speech carefully or best stay quiet.

In class we will teach you deep specific techniques to deal with the physical pain of the body this week. Sat nam Fi & Shaungh xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon 4 JAN 5.30-7.15pm      Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom

Tues 5 JAN  5.30-6.45pm    Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom.

Tues 5 JAN  6 –7.15pm       Shaunagh Live Class@Barefoot Gallery

Wed  6 JAN  5- 7.30am       Sadhana (FREE) Fiona @ zoom only.

Wed  6 JAN  5.30-6.45pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom only.

Thurs 7 JAN  5.30-6.45pm  Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom only.

Fri     8 JAN   Pre-recorded Class Shaunagh. Link will be sent on WhatsApp group.

Sun  10 JAN   NO CLASS TEACHER TRAINING

UK Times are 12pm for afternoon classes. There is a new Password for zoom classes please email for details

Class prices will be changing from 1st February 2021. Online Class 800Rs, 5000Rs for 4 weeks, and UK £30 for 4 weeks.

Digital Detox – Kundalini Yoga 30 November 2020

Digital Detox – Kundalini Yoga

We have been talking about detox over the last fortnight, which basically means that you have accumulated more than you have eliminated resulting in your system being overloaded. 

In today’s Age of Aquarius (please look at past blogs) the information age.  We are constantly accumulating information.  Especially from our smartphones, tablets, computers etc.  Taking information in this form firstly stimulates a different part of your brain, than if you read a paper book, newspaper, etc.  This in itself is not a problem, but if you are on your digital device whether it is for work or leisure for 6-10 hours a day, you are absorbing and storing vast amounts of information which really has no way to be processed.  And here in the problem lies, over accumulation leads to a toxic build up. 

But as you know the digital world is addictive.  It is easily addictive as food, alcohol, smoking or drugs.  Try to be out of contact with the digital world for ½ day or 1 day and see how you feel.  You may start feeling anxious, worried, upset, maybe someone is urgently trying to contact you?  Also we are not used to being bored, not doing, reading, or watching something, etc.  This was highlighted when I waited in a Doctor’s surgery (Here is Sri Lanka the digital world only surfaced around 5 years ago), everyone was on their phones.  Heads down, shoulders rounded, engrossed. 

So the challenge this week, is other than your work, can you make space for at least 3 hours of digital free time per day.  On the weekend have half a day i.e. 6 hours to 12 hours with no interaction with the digital world. Instead, play games, talk to your family, friends, neighbours, do a jigsaw, draw, handwrite a letter, make Christmas cards, read a paper book.  Try it, it will not kill you and maybe you will feel a spark of creativity that you have lost.

In class we will support you with this challenge by doing lots of soothing kriyas for the brain and deep meditative practices to clear out some of the information overload.  Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes: CHANGE OF TIME

Mon 30 Nov 5.30-6.45pm        Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom.

Tues 1 Dec  10am – 11.15am  Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom

Tues 1 Dec  5.30-6.45pm        Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only.

Wed 2 Dec   5- 7.30am            Sadhana (FREE) Fiona @ zoom only.

Wed 3 Dec   5.30-6.45pm        Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom only.

Thurs 4 Dec 5.30-6.45 pm      Kundalini Shaunagh @zoom only.

Fri  5  Dec    5.30-6.45 pm       Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom only.

Sun 7 Dec    5.30-6.45 pm       Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom only.

UK Times are 12pm 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.

Immunity and your Emotions – Kundalini Yog

Health linked to Emotional Wellbeing – Kundalini Yoga

Emotional Health v Physical Health

As Winter arrives in the northern hemisphere, climate and daylight changes brings with it challenges to our immune system.  But this year we are also fighting a second wave of Covid 19.

We should all take extra precautions at this time such as taking extra awareness relating to sleep, diet and exercise.  But there is also a mental component to boosting our immune system which is as important as the physical precautions taken.

The first step is to recognise the emotional state you are in.  For me in the middle of the week I unconsciously drifted into feeling down, wanting to isolate, feeling lazy, tired etc.  It was not until I really felt the pain of my kitten going missing that I actually started greater self-awareness.  Even though I was doing my practice, I noticed how I had stopped counting my blessings, stopped identifying when I was deflecting or supressing emotions or getting into victim self talk. What I needed was the awareness of acknowledging all I felt but not identifying these emotions as me so I could let them go.

Here are some simple techniques to use this week as we work on kriyas to give us emotional balance.

Become aware of your mental chatter – Are you having more negative self talk?  Can you counter this by being aware of what is being said and do a reality check.  These old patterns can creep up on you without you realising it.  So notice when you wake up or during meditation what the chatter in your mind is saying.  Also have some positive affirmations or change of types of thoughts ready.  I always have a picture of stars and the Universe in mind to help me find perspective when I get stuck in the mire or Maya.  Also I have a mantra to hit any negative self talk, when ever I become aware of it.  Please especially notice when you are asking, “Why did it happen to me?”  No one can tell you why including your brain, but you can work out the next best step to take considering all the circumstances.  “When the pressure is on act and the pressure will be off”. A quote from the Aquarian Yoga Sutras.

Do not forget to relax – Mindfulness can help watch what is in the mind but also bring clarity, calmness and help regulate emotional temperature.  It does not have to be chore, just employ techniques such as focussing in on your senses a few times a day, like sound, smell or touch.  Close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths in and out completely holding the exhale to lower your blood pressure and stimulate the rest and digest response.  Even if you are feeling anxious, restless etc, lie down and watch your mind for 11 mins while you breathe deeply you might end up having a nap. Go to sleep earlier than usual to get your full 8 hours.  What is great about Kundalini yoga is as it works the body, meridians and mind the relaxation is so much sweeter.

Fun and laughter is another way to boost your mood and immune system.  Instead of an action movie watch a comedy or comedian.  Do something daily that gives you pleasure, even if it is just smelling some aromatherapy, talking to a friend, listening to your favourite track, dancing around your room, or doodling.

Our classes have changed time for those of you who have daylight saving. See you all this week. Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes: CHANGE OF TIME

Mon 26 Oct 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom.

Tues 27 Oct 10am – 11.15am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ zoom

Tues 27 Oct 5.30-6.45pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom only.

Tues 20 Oct  6-7.15pm Barefoot Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh Live @704 Galle Rd – Her Birthday Class

Wed  28 Oct 5- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) Shaunagh @ zoom only.

Wed 28 Oct 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@ zoom only.

Thurs 29 Oct 5.30-6.45 pm  Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.

Fri     NO CLASS TEACHER TRAINING

Sun  NO CLASS TEACHER TRAINING

UK Times are 12pm 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.

Ulpotha Retreat is back on 27-30 Nov 2020. 4 days/3 nights Investment 40,000Rs per person. 

Kundalini Alignment

When Kundalini yoga was first systemised during the Upanishads around 800BC, they found the body mind axis.  The body was the bridge between earth and heaven.  We needed to be able to use the body with great force but also apply great relaxation in equal measure.  This week we go deeply into our body to understand the asanas we do during the kriya in our Kundalini Yoga practice. 

Part of the physical posture is feeling the limitations of our body as they present themselves on particular day or time.  Yet to use the internal structure of the body, to hold the correct alignment in our navel point, bandha and rooting down, even if the shape of the pose is perfect.  By just holding the internal structure correctly even if the shape is not the same, allows the areas of the body which are meant to be relaxed, to relax and the areas that are meant to hold tension, hold tension.   Appreciation of the destination (correct asana) but enjoy the journey, where your body is at present. 

Gravity always affects each posture.  As you hold the navel point and bandha one part of your body surrenders to gravity while the other parts of your body pushes against gravity.  Directing the resultant energy through the navel point.  Newtonian science, “ For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. “

The navel point is the centre and connection point for all postures.  We will learn to grow our posture from our inside using:

1.   NAVEL POINT

2.   BANDHA

3.   ROOTING (with what ever part is touching the ground)

We never try to strain and conquer a pose.  If we do this the body just gets tighter as we are fighting gravity.  A war we will never win.  We work out the geometric balance that allows us to interact with gravity in the posture. 

When this happens it does not matter what the shape of the pose is.  Your internal connection leads to the psoas muscles releasing, diaphragm relaxing, the rib and chest lifting and feeling balanced over the pelvis. 

Please join me this week to work on our alignment.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  28 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  29 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  29 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 9 Greenlands Lane.

Tues 29 Sept 6-7.15pm Barefoot Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh Live @704 Galle Rd

Wed  30 Sept 5- 7.30am  Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 9 Greenlands Lane.  

Wed 30 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona@zoom & Live 9 Greenland

Thurs 1 Oct 6-7.15 pm  Kundalini Shaunagh@zoom Live & 145/5 Fife Rd.

Thurs 1 Oct 5.30-7pm  Poya Gong Bath Fiona@ Prana Lounge, Col7

Fri     NO CLASS BECAUSE OF KUNDALINI TEACHER TRAINING ADD ON A DAY

Sun   NO CLASS BECAUSE OF KUNDALINI TEACHER TRAINING ADD ON A DAY

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, 10-14 October.  Theme Authentic Relating.  4 days Investment 40,000Rs.

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.

Absorption – 21 Stages of -Meditation Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

Absorption – 21 Stages of Meditation

Just before we start our 6th round of Kundalini Level 1 Teacher Training in Sri Lanka on 11 September, we focus this week on Absorption.  There will be no class on Friday or Sunday so we will add on 2 days for those holding a monthly pass.

This stage is Patanjali Dhyana or absorption.  It is human nature to get absorbed, so lost in a book/film that you feel you living in that reality.  Lost in the internet, Facebook or Instagram. Lost in other people’s drama’s or our own TRAUMA TRAP.  It is a humans need to merge, become one with the infinite that makes us want to melt into the things we do.  It is also why we are so attached to things, people, relationships, emotions, thoughts etc. 

Absorption can bring us great joy.  This is why so many people say my running, cooking, painting, etc. is my meditation. 

The point of meditation is to get absorbed into your practice. Whether it is a pranayama(breath), asana(posture), mantra (chant) or meditation.  When we allow ourselves to be absorbed in our practice we feel really light, refreshed and joyful after it finishes. 

But like everything absorption is a balancing act.  When is absorption a healthy indulgence in your favourite harmless escapism and when is it the unhealthy introspection such as indulging in your sad story, telling people your hardships and falling into the trauma trap? 

When you feel yourself being absorbed in negative thoughts or escaping too much use your energy in a positive way to make your life happier by dancing, creating something, cooking, painting, or viewing your hardships as a way to grow and develop.

This week list the things that absorb you in a healthy and unhealthy way.  Then work on being absorbed in occupations that bring you joy.

Sat nam Fi xx.  www.sanasuma.co.uk

This week’s classes:

Mon  7 Sept 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @ Live & zoom.

Tues  8 Sept  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom  & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues  8 Sept  6-7.15pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Rd

Wed  9 Sept 5- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom & 145/5 Fife Rd.  

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

Thurs 10 Sept  6-7.15 pm   Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh@ zoom & Live 145/5 Fife Rd, Col5

Fri     NO CLASS A DAY HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PASS

Sun  NO CLASS A DAY HAS BEEN ADDED TO YOUR MONTHLY PASS

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.

Retreat, Yogic Lifestyle – 11-13 Oct 2019 Pidurangala Kundalini Yoga Retreat

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I encourage all yogis to start working on the Yamas Niyamas we looked at last week please see the form below.  Those who started please pick a different Yama and Niyama this week to work on.

So why as yogis do we learn about yogic life style, ie Yamas, Niyamas? Is it to make everyone the same. like a cult?  The answer is NO.  We do not want yogis to live in such a restricted way that we cannot express our creative individuality but we do want you to start developing self-discipline and change your life style to promote a healthy mind and body because without the support of our lifestyle, life becomes uphill battle.   

I was asked the question this week why is it when I eat unhealthily, do little yogic or exercise do I feel dull, lifeless, tired and down on myself.  Answer: It is because you are increasing the Tamas Guna in your body (look back at the blog on the Gunas) which creates the slowing down, heavy, dull feeling in the mind and body.

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This is why we encourage you all to come on a Retreat.  We love teaching them also.  But for a few days or weeks we live a Sattvic lifestyle.  What does that mean? Well we eat healthy locally grown foods, freshly cooked to balance and compliment the Kundalini Yoga program during the day.  We spend plenty of time in nature, silence to soak in the pranic energy as well as soaking in peace.  We do kundalini yoga, walking and breathing practice to get you back in touch with your body, to feel the lightness of being.  We use early morning meditation, star gazing and gong to lighten your vibration so you leave the Retreat feeling radiant and more able to cope with the stresses and strains of life. 

 

Typical Retreat Day

5 -7.30am Early morning star gazing, Sadhana – Archaeological Site

7.30-9am Healthy plant-based breakfast

9-11am Workshop

11-12.30pm Rest, relax

12.30-2pm Veggie Lunch

2-.30pm    Sleep, Read, Journal

3.30-5pm Nature Walk, silence, journal

5-6pm     Sunset yoga and meditation

6.30-7.30pm Light veggie soup

8-8.30pm     Evening Gong Bath for Deep Sleep

Early sleep

Kundalini 3days/2 night Retreat Pidurangala 11-13 Oct 2019 Triple full board 20,000Rs.

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

Tues  1 October  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 1 October  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 2 October 5-7.30am        Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 2 October 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 3 October 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

 

 

Change your energy state- Kundalini Yoga Retreats 18-20 May Amba Estate

Last week we worked on the Pranic cavity under the 8 vertebrae which is one of the store houses for our pranic energy.  We needed to get our energy back after the disturbing, unbalancing effect of collective grief, outrage, fear and pain we suffered as community in Sri Lanka.  This week we learn how to alter this pranic energy to create the effect we need at any given time.

This is what Yogi Bhajan has to say: “You have to learn to alter your energy. If at one frequency you are freaking out, change or alter your energy. You will not freak out.  You cannot change the time, but you can change the place. You cannot get out of your body but you can change its energy.  If the right nostril is sending fire (Agni) energy and you are thinking something very neurotic, start breathing from the left nostril. It will send the cooling sitalee energy.  If you are irritated, very depressed, in a most weird mental state, start breathing from the right nostril. Within 3 minutes after you shift the nostril, you will be in a different mental state.  The ability to change nostrils in breathing should be taught to your children within the first 3 years.”

We will practice the meditation to show you how to alter your energy state at your command.

Just letting you know we still have a few places left on our Retreat so if you are interested please let me know by email raymond.fiona@gmail.com 0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

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

Tues 14 May  9.45-10.45am    Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

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

Wed 15 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ , Col 5 (FREE)143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 15 May  6.45-8pm             Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 16 May  6.30-7.45pm       Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat – Mon 18 – 20 May             Vesak Retreat@ Amba Estate, Bandarawela

Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga 6 May 2019

Feeling Secure in Dangerous Times – Kundalini Yoga

We are still reeling from the shock of these attacks, but we cannot let them close us down.  This week let’s try and understand insecurity  and work out how to effectively deal with our mind in these insecure times.  Yogi Bhajan states, “The only purpose of life is not to be scared of insecurity. Insecurity does nothing but scare a person, It’s a scarecrow.”

Feelings of insecurity arise when we do not trust ourselves, others or situations. When we feel like this we subconsciously send out the message that we are not worthy, good enough to love, be happy, prosperous, enjoy life, etc.  This closing ourselves down and being stuck in our negative mind and reactive personality can leave us feeling very vulnerable.  Learning to feel comfortable in our own skin in any situation is key.  Allow yourself to feel sad, fear, upset, angry but do not let your decisions or actions be guided by these emotions.  Process them on the mat, in your meditation or by being conscious of your emotions.  Now is the time to practice being the watcher, watch yourself, be aware and let go. So we can help the collective consciousness let go of these tragic events. Guru Singh says make everywhere your home so you feel dominion not the insecurity to dominate people or places.  Energetically our insecurity is related to our third chakra which reflects our personal power and sense of self.  It is also directly related to our stomachs, situated to the left of the sternum.  When this energy centre is not strong and balanced, we lack the trust in our power, we settle for bad relationships, jobs, family situations because we are too afraid to take a risk and change things.   We  use our stomachs to numb ourselves, avoid feelings by overeating and feelings physically too full.

Practical Solutions

Focus on your strengths – Research shows that when you concentrate on using your signature strength in different ways everyday it makes you happy and you are not focusing on your weaknesses which make us feel insecure.   In fact If you are using any 4 of your top 7 strengths you feel your life is in flow.  For example my top signature strength is Fairness, so if I include someone who is marginalised, this makes me feel really good.  What do you think our character strength is?

Ishnaan -Take a cold shower every morning.  Well Ishnaan is a little more than just a cold shower please look up the technique.  I really recommend it, it helps get rid of those negative thoughts, complaints about lack of sleep, sadness, etc that you experience sometimes after dreams or subconsciously.  Yogi Bhajan says whenever you feel bad, take a cold shower and then towel yourself down vigorously until your skin feels flush and tingly.  This uses our nervous system and capillaries to make the blood chemistry changes which will help with how we feel and our security.

Mantra – Yoga Ji, said using the firs puri of the Japji, Sochai, Soch n Hovee… as well asChattra Chakkra Vartee will support in getting rid of insecurity and bring victory to the soul.

Meditation – When we go within and see our thoughts and emotions when we meditate we realise that these thoughts and emotions are not us, in fact we become consciously aware and this helps us separate the insecure feelings from our true self and connection to our infinity or soul Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984  www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

Mon 6 May  6.15-7.30pm      Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 7 May  9.45-10.45am   Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 7 May   6-7.15pm            Kundalini Yoga Class  Shaunagh @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5

Wed 8 May  5.00- 7.30am     Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

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

Thur 9 May  6.30-7.45pm     Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sat  11 May  5.30-7pm            Kundalini Dance & Gong – Prana Lounge, Col 7

What Kundalini Yoga Awakens?- Monday 27 August 6.15pm Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

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What Kundalini Awakens?

I get a lot of students asking me so What is Kundalini Yoga and what does it awaken? My experience is that many people misunderstand what Kundalini is, they think it is just a sexual energy, maybe something that will give them powers?. It is a vast concept! Yogi Bhajans reply when asked if Kundalini was dangerous, his answer was, Yes, Kundalini is dangerous. If someone has awakened Kundalini energy you cannot lie to that person, you cannot cheat that person, you cannot dominate that person. It is the energy, supreme energy of the human being, the problem is not Kundalini awakening but a person spending their life with it unawakened. The job of the human being is to awaken to what you really are.

If human organism or vehicle you operate is dominated by the lower energy centres, the person will operate from a perspective of density.   What is real and most valuable for that persons will be the material realm. As we know from our weeks working on Happiness, our happiness is not influenced by our material wealth.   This focus will constrict the Kundalini energy in the lower triangle and will not be feeding the higher chakras.

When you start to have a kundlini experience you start to understand what you really are. What created you, that is the process of Kundalini Yoga . Beyond your gender, your race, your bank account, you learn to concentrate on what is in the nucleus of you, what you really are, spirit. In order to feel this subtle shift, you need to purify the blood stream, purify the density of the body and so that the pituitary gland can secrete into the blood stream to create a conducive environment to awaken your consciousness. That person has a different type of brightness coming out of their eyes. What they really are in coming out through the instrument of the body. That is what makes you a magnetic presence and that transmit to all that see you.  You are in love with life and it overflows into everything you do. You become you, genuine you, guided by your intuition. It is a potent and profound path and needs hard work, discipline and determination but you will see the results when you start to awaken.

waha

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Mon 27 Aug 6.15-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 28 Aug 7.45-8.45am      Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @Body Bar, 3 Jawatte Av, Col 5

Tues 28 Aug 9.45-10.45am   Kundalini Yoga@ Om Shambala,143 Fife Rd, Col 5.

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