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
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.