Non Communicable Diseases & Kundalini Yoga

Stress and Non Communicable Diseases

With the pressure, tension and friction we all face on a daily basis, as a practicing yogi I still find it hard to keep up the balance in my life and not get Stressed. I believe keeping stress at bay is an on going practice, which needs to be worked at. My experience is as soon as you rest on your laurels, life spins a new set of challenges which can either push your nervous system to its brink or you can bring your awareness and tools into play to bring you back into balance. So this week we look at how yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help in our struggle to stay balanced and reduce our overall chronic stress.

This brings me to more of the research by assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Yoga Research, Yoga Alliance and Director of Research, Kundalini Research Institute, to include but a few of his titles, Dr Sat Bir Singh Khalsa.

Our mood and how we handle stress have a major effect on the types of diseases we suffer. Dr Sat Bir informed us that this psychophysiology affects us on a biological level as well as effecting our genes (i.e. DNA). When we practice yoga, pranayama and meditation the relaxation response which is triggered via our autonomic nervous system and endocrine system, induces changes in our metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways (Manoj K Bhasin..PLOS ONE| www.plosone.org May 2013| volume 8|issue 5|e62817)

Kirtan Kriya (a kundalini yoga meditation) effected the genes that created inflammation in the body and potentially counteracts the adverse effects of inflammation, anti-body responses to vaccinations and resistance to viral infections in the body. (Elsevier, SciVerse ScienceDirect David S Black, Steve W Cole, Michael R Irwin, Elizabeth Breen).

A meta-analysis concluded, when stress was reduced by doing regular yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction and stress-related physiological measures the student had reduced evening cortisol and waking cortisol levels. Cortisol being a stress induced hormone. Systolic blood pressure was decreased. Resting heart rate, blood glucose levels, cholesterol, lipoprotein were all reduced. This was associated with the regulation of the sympathetic nervous system (our go go gas pedal).

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetics, have high blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol were responsible for 71% of deaths worldwide in 2016. Basically what all this means is that if you reduce your stress response by doing yoga as a therapeutic intervention it can help prevent getting these NC diseases in the first place.

This Autumn a total of 160 of newly matriculated students at Harvard Medical School will be learning mind body and resiliency skills (yoga & mindfulness) as part of their training.   As being in the front line of stressful professions. This will hopefully not only help manage their personal stress levels and help them stay healthy. But give them a real experience and therefore understanding on how doing a regular yoga practice will reduce chronic stress and help their patients and society.

This week we have 2 Gong Baths to choose from, this is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your nervous system please come and join us. 

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

Tues 10 Dec 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 11 Dec 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 11 Dec 6-7.30pm    Special Poya Healing Double Gong @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 12 Dec 7.45 -9am   Kundalini Yoga (Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Colombo 5

Thurs 12 Dec 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun   14 Dec 4-6pm       Art of Relaxation workshop @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col7

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

 

 

Self Regulation- Kundalini Yoga 2 November 2019

Self-Regulation and Kundalini Yoga

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Good morning yogis, I want to talk about a few interesting facts I gleaned from the Webinar with Dr Sat Bir Singh last week. He is an assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Yoga Research, Yoga Alliance and Director of Research, Kundalini Research Institute, to include but a few of his titles.

He explained that yoga had grown exponentially, especially after the dawn of the age of Aquarius going from 20million practioners in 2012 to 36.7million in 2016. (Yoga Alliance).

He went on to discuss the mainstream health benefits yoga could have, but in order for it to be used in the workplace, healthcare system and in schools we needed to have research which could show yoga was safe and effective. I want to therefore summarise the important highlights of the research on the Psychophysiology of yoga. Essentially the mind/psyche effects on the body. In 1957 Bagchi and Wenger started doing research on how yoga can affect the mind/bodies ability to self-regulate. Experiments were done with yogis who could change the temperature of each hand just by using their mind to change the blood flow to the capillaries in their circulatory system (Beyond Biofeedback, Green E, Green A, Knoll Publishing Co. Inc., 1977).

They found that the key ability to self-regulate, i.e. change the bodies physical systems through mind control could have great health benefits. For example they found that monks who practiced pranayama had more effective breathing and high levels of blood oxygenation compared to Sherpas living in the Himalayas. (Bernardi L, Passino C, Spadacini G, BonWchi M, Arcaini L, Malcovati L, Bandinelli G, Schneider A, Keyl C, Feil P, Greene RE, Bernasconi C, European Journal of Applied Physiology 99:511–518, 2007).

The benefits of respiratory exercises to slow respiration in the practice of yoga have long been reported, and mantras may have evolved as a simple device to slow respiration, improve concentration, and induce calm.

Physical asana practiced also had an effect on mood beyond the effect derived from normal exercises. For example backbends where the asanas which increased happiness the most (Mood Changes Associated with Iyengar Yoga Practices: A Pilot Study, Shapiro D, Cline K, International Journal of Yoga Therapy 14:35-44, 2004).

The most interesting thing I found was the finding of how our emotional response depended on how concentrated our mind could be. Everyone’s mind is constantly wondering regardless of what they are doing. However this wondering about past and future which gave us the ability to learn from our past mistakes and plan our next move during human evolution creates a stress response. It puts our sympathetic nervous system on alert of possible dangers therefore increasing our stress hormones in our body. It was found that people were less happy when their minds were wandering. In long term mediators who could concentrate for longer periods the cerebral blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, parietal cortex, thalamus, putamen, caudate, and midbrain was increased. The cerebral blood structures that underlie the attention network are also those that relate to emotion and autonomic function of the nervous system. This reduced autonomic nervous systems stress response makes them happier. (Mind wandering and attention during focused meditation: A fine-grained temporal analysis of fluctuating cognitive states, Hasenkamp W, Wilson-Mendenhall CD, Duncan E, Barsalou LW, Neuroimage, 59:750-60, 2012).

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In short start working on your attention to improve your mood and quality of your life. Next week I will continue about how mood effects the types of diseases you develop.

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

Tues 3 Dec 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 4 Dec 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 4 Dec 6.45-8pm     Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

Sun  8 Dec 6-7.30pm        Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

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

 

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.

 

Perception and Kundalini Yoga

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Sat nam yogis not everything in life goes as planned, but feelings of disappointment or upset are all attached to our perception.

We have certain deep seated perceptions about ourselves, our limits, who we are, etc. These are countered by our desires, our dreams.  We have an inkling but no real knowing of what we are projecting through our mind. In the mist of our jumble of thoughts and emotions we co-create our Universe, “the what is” and then it happens to us.  But instead of feeling like we are co creators we feel like life is against us.

The gap between the reality of what we project through our mind, the what is and our desire, dreams expectations etc,  is the frustration, anxiety, unhappiness, etc. we feel.  In short, we just keep on getting what we normally get and keep on desiring a different outcome. Nothing seems to change.

When our overly, assertive, positive mind says, “Oh it was just not meant to be”. Know this is just a defence mechanism to make you feel better but ultimately keep you from living your dreams. We need to change our affirmation from frustration which makes us feel important. To spending time every day to reduce the noise in our minds after meditation and dream our dreams and affirm, “I will succeed. I have forever”.   When we put a time limit on our dreams we are setting ourselves up for the expected failure, or “I knew it would not work”, because once again being right is more important than being happy and complaints gain sympathy, again a short-term pleasure but not getting you to a place of joy.

Let’s this week take the challenge of learning to develop patience, notice how your body is feeling at any point in the day and relax it. Feel joy in your heart for just being and keep an empty mind except for projection of our desires and dreams.  If you want life to be different you need to change your thinking. Use the affirmation, I will succeed, I have forever. Watch or read the book by Ted Chiang, Arrival it will really make you feel a change in perception.

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

Tues  8 October  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 8 October  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

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

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

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

Sat 12 October 5.30-7pm        Poya Full Moon Gong Bath, Prana Lounge, Colombo 7.

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

 

Kundalini Yoga – 6.15pm 23 Sept @ Prana Lounge

The Retreat

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 2019 has started off as a deeply transformative experience for the students and training team alike.  We learnt through experiential workshops about our breath signatures, how our nervous system has plasticity to change as a result of glial cells, the compassion at of the heart of a kundalini yoga teacher, the Vayu’s in yogic anatomy, the quantum technology of mantra that affects us as a cellular level, etc. during 7 intensive days starting at 5am and ending at 6pm.

The Venue  as usual we started off in Colombo spending our last 3 days at Guava House, enjoying the variety of birds, squirrels, nature and prana which was an uplifting experience.  We ended the last morning on the misty pool deck at Guava House with Sadhana staring at a starlit sky before chanting into the dawn to clear the stories that litter our subconscious and stop us living in the present moment.

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The Food was delicious local, seasonal veggies and fruit. With homemade muesli, buffola curd, delicious coconut milk curries, red rice and a range of handmade kittul pani treats at tea time.

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This week we will work on dealing with clearing our mental stories, whether they are complaints in our mind about our relationships, family, life situation or worries.  Through kriya, conscious living yamas and niyamas we will try to reduce the weight of the world from our shoulders. Sat nam see you this week. Love Fi x www.sanasuma.co.uk  0778011094 raymond.fiona@gmail.com

Mon 23 September 6.15 -7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 24 September  9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 25 September  6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5

Wed 26 September 5-7.30am      Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 26 September 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 27 September 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.

Sri Lanka Kundalini Teacher Training 2019

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In our modern world of stress related illness, mass population and over information the practice of Kundalini yoga helps us consciously live our lives. Kundalini yoga gives you powerful tools to bring about balance in your mind, emotions and physical body

By taking part in our Kundalini Yoga Sri Lankan Training 2019 Level 1 you will learn the yogic hacks and techniques for yourself, but also to share and help others.  You can take this course to become a KRI Internationally Certified Level 1 teacher which also fulfils the Yoga Alliance RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) 200-hour requirement or to have a transformational effect on your life, mind and habits.

Join us on 14 September 2019 in Sri Lanka for the KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program. It is a 220-hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®. An interactive course in the theory, practice, and basic skills of a Kundalini Yoga instructor, it includes 180 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of independent study: service projects, a 40-day meditation. Local students can pay a fee per month and there are discounts in certain circumstances. Please email raymond.fiona@gmail.com

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

Mon 9 September 6.15 – 7.30pm Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 10 September 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 10 September 6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd , Col 5 (Shaunagh)

Wed 11 September 5-7.30am   Sadhana Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS) – (Tonie Nooyens)

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

Thurs 12 September 6.30-7.45pm  Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Friday 13 September 5-7.30am Poya Sadhana@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (Donation)

Friday 13 September 9-11am   Poya Pranic Healing Workshop 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 1000Rs

 

Executive Brain & Kundalini Yoga – 19 August 6.15pm Kundalini Class Prana Lounge

brain yogaSat nam, feeling very happy to be back teaching in Sri Lanka and looking forward to our Level 2 and Level 1 Teacher Training coming up.

Increasingly I have been reading about how as a society we wish to increase our executive brain function.  But first of all, what is executive brain function and how can Kundalini yoga help us increase this cognitive feature in our brain?

Executive function is an umbrella term for cognitive processes that regulate, control, and manage brain processes, such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, task switching, initiation, monitoring etc.

Executive brain function is seen as important because it helps us gets things done, quickly effectively, efficiently, multi task and juggle different types of thinking. I.e. the more we can focus, plan and practice the better our brain works for us.

The area of the brain that controls executive function is the frontal lobe.  With age the area of grey matter which includes the front lobe decreases. With regular practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation we can not only increase the grey matter of the brain but also work on being able to go past the mind saying, I can’t and the body saying I do not want to. Giving yourself the ultimate freedom to make decisions not based on a reactive mind.  Try it out for yourself as we do a set of meditations this week and conduct your own study of your brain.

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

 

Mon 19 August 6.15 -7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 20 August 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 20 August 6.00-7.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Wed 21 August 5-7.30am        Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 21 August 6.45-8pm        Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 22 August 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (Shaunagh)

 

Living in Faith not Fear – Kundalini Yoga

Last week we learnt to live in our intuition in the month of June.  To do this we need to be in a state of faith.  In yoga we understand that faith does not have an object, ie I have faith in GOD, guru, my husband, my employees, my family, etc.  Faith is a state of mind either we are in that state of consciousness or we are not.

This is what Guru Singh has to say about faith:

“The heart brain listens to the tones of all voices through the sensitivity of the inner ear. These tones either induce faith, or doubt, in the psyche as time unfolds into moments. Faith can also be induced by the will, as a means of birthing power into a moment. The strength of the will actually arrives from within the muscles of the heart . . . at the core of the heart brain. The fascia of these heart muscles extends — both physically and energetically — up through the throat (doorway to the inner ear) and on up into the tongue. This fascia, is involved — moment to moment — in the shaping of the tongue and produces those tones; overtones, and undertones around the voice. This allows you — through the power of your faith — to imagine the unimaginable; achieve the unexplainable — for it’s all right there, if you allow it to appear. Another trigger for the sensation of faith is that of gratitude, and an interesting fact about such attitudes is that gratitude and concern — faith and fear — will power and the unattainable, cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

You have to make a choice between gratitude and concern; between faith and fear; between will and disbelief, in order to occupy the space of any moment. Combine gratitude, faith and will and you’ve combined some of the most powerful tools to open your higher awareness. With this higher awareness comes the insights that confirm faith; affirm gratitude and set your will into super-action. This produces the frequencies to cure the dangers that might have been reasons for the concern and fear in moments. Setting your will into super-action moves both the physical and psychic energies through your body, from the groin — area of your survival — up into the heart center and your arrival into further faith. The circle and the cycle continues unbroken as the solutions — that are always there . . . are always right on time.”

So we can work on these things through the spiritual, psycho/emotional and physical levels.  This is exactly what happens in a Kundalini yoga kriya.

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

Tues 11 June 9.30-10.45am    Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Wed 12 June 5-7.30am           Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 12 June 3.15-4.30pm      Radiant Kids Yoga @ Om Space, Havelock Rd, Col 5.

Wed 12 June 6.45-8pm           Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 13 June 6.30-7.45pm-   Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Fri 14 June  6.39-8.00pm        Kundalini Dance and Gong @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Find clarity and your Intuition – Kundalini Yoga

As we enter the month of June, we let go of fear and replace it with common sense that emanates from our awareness created by a clear arcline and developed intuition. Your intuition is there to keep you ahead of the wave and ahead of the times. It does this by allowing the arcline to tune in to, the unfolding of the next moment in time and space.  It replaces fear of the future with trust that what is next is the right step.  For something to be different than it is, you must first accept it as it is. It also helps you feel protected and have a sense of presence which fills the space with your projection. So there is a projected and receptive intuition. How do I develop this you may say?  Meditate focusing on the third eye to develop your neutral mind or intuitive mind.

Here are ways to know what is intuition or a strong positive mind from http://www.3ho.org:

  1. Ego is Logical – Intuition is Creative

Often the ego’s voice will sound logical and rational. The advice is based on a past that no longer exists.

It may sound like, “Of course do this because it worked for you in the past or this method worked for other people.” Intuition rarely sounds logical or rational. It is the creative voice, the solution that seems to come out of left field.

  1. Ego is Fear Based – Intuition is based on Love

Messages from the ego will often be cloaked in fear.

“You need to take that boring evening class to keep your competitive edge or other people will pass you by.” “Keep that job that exhausts you, it gives you a regular pay check. Otherwise you will have no home; how will you survive?” The intuitive voice is rooted in love and reminds you that you have the support of the Universe every step of the way. Often with intuition you do not receive the whole picture all at once; it is one step at a time.

  1. Ego Sounds Harsh – Intuition is Neutral

The ego’s voice is judgmental to the point of being abusive, telling you things about yourself to make you believe that you are a bad person and not to be trusted. This will make you treat yourself in disrespectful and unloving ways. Intuition is neutral in energy and these messages make you treat yourself in loving and respectful ways.

  1. Ego Jumps Around – Intuition is Consistent

Often the ego’s advice will jump around from one message to the next, sometimes contradicting itself. It is like a thief that tries every way possible to get into your house. The messages you receive from your intuition are steady and consistent; you will often hear the same words or phrases over and over again.

Other suggestions by teacher Shiv Charan:

  • Take many moments to be with your breath, this will slow your mind waves down so you can act from an Alpha or Theta brain wave with more awareness.
  • Breathe in your fear and let it go, remember the word Nirbhau in the mul mantra, which means Fearless one of GODs many names. So remind yourself you also part of that fearless one.
  • Keep the phrase “there’s no justice, all just is”. Think about this one.

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

Mon 3 June  6.15-7.30pm       Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Mon 3 June 6.30-8pm             New Moon Gong Bath@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 4 June 9.30-10.45am      Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 4 June 6.15-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

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

Wed 5 June 3.15-4.30pm       Radiant Kids Yoga @ Om Space, Havelock Rd, Col 5.

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

Thurs 6 June 6.30-7.45pm-     Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5