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

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Change the Factory Setting of your Mind – Kundalini yoga Mon 9 April 6.15pm Prana Lounge

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Thoughts are a very subtle energy and our mind is the antenna constantly receiving and broadcasting this subtle energy. But what are we broadcasting? When our lives and behaviour become automatic, instinctual without conscious awareness, we are broadcasting our factory setting, default mode, etc. The factory setting of our mind is largely determined by genes and the environment we grew up in. For example what did your carers say about money, security, success, relationships? Do any of these statements sound familiar?

  • Life is hard/ Life is a Burden/ Life is Suffering
  • Money does Not grow on trees
  • People eventually disappoint you.
  • You cannot trust anyone.
  • Better to expect the worse than hope for the best.
  • Money is easy to spend difficult to make.

The predisposition of our mind can show us our automatic programming. This programming is generated from the sub conscious mind, therefore we are not always aware of it. Once we can become aware of this programming we can develop mental flexibility or neuroplasticity, to change that programming through the process of meditation and consciousness. In a meditative state ( if you are confused read last week’s blog) the observer observes the mind and its thought patterns, the observer then elevates the mind to the vastness of the universal Shuniya (stillness).

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Practical Solutions

During your meditation notice what is the factory setting of your mind regarding the fundamental issues in your life. It could be, why I am not successful, why I am not prosperous, why I am not trusting, etc. Use acceptance of what is and gratitude to reprogram the default mode, i.e. feeling grateful for the 1 student who attended your class instead of being disappointed. This moves us away from broadcasting a constant message of need, fear and want, to feeling blessed, fulfilled and taken care of. My personal experience of this is that it can really start changing the reality of your life. It is not a miracle and may take time to work but with patience, trust and practice when you see a mental pattern that is not serving you and you want to break the cycle, a gratitude practice will work. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon 9 April 6.15-7.30pm    Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 10 April 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 10 April 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 11 April 5.00- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 11 April 6.45-8pm         Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Happy Sinhala and Tamil New YEAR!