21 Stages of Meditation – Up Set 6 July 2020

21 Stages of Meditation – UPSET

Last week I attended my first online Level 3 Retreat, 21 Stages of Meditation with Shiv Charan. There were over 100 of us online, but Sara, Shaunagh and I gathered at Guava House to experience the experience of this online program together.

About the Venue

Pool 1.

We stayed at one of our favourite yoga Retreat venues called Guava House in Hematagama. It is a beautifully created Villa on top of a hill surrounded by large trees with views of Bible Rock. You really feel you are away from everything with the added luxury of an infinity pool, beautiful soft furnishings, craved wood decorations, wooden floors, with a beautiful mezzanine for yoga.

About the Retreat

The Retreat was about understanding the emotional patterns within our mind during the meditation process. However these same emotions dominate our everyday reality.   When you first begin to meditate, instead of your mind being calm and thoughtless we are confronted by lots of thoughts and emotions which makes us feel uncomfortable, challenged and upset. This is because you have changed the status quo, suddenly you are aware and watching your mind instead of just running on automatic pilot directed by the subconscious mind. The automatic pattern of a busy positive mind expanding the currents of subconscious thoughts or stories in the negative mind is being monitored. You do not like what you see in your mind, this upsets or disturbs you.

Solutions – We can Help Ourselves

We need the discipline to sit with our upset. Not blame anyone or create a story around our upset. Feel, recognise, acknowledge, the upset, then breathe, clear and dissolve the upset again and again. Usually our pain body feeds on the upset adding to the drama and reaffirming it.

  • Write a list of things that upset you on a regular basis. Be specific we are talking about upset (disturbance) not irritation, anger, etc.
  • Do not have a fix it attitude. For example that person upsets me if I do not associate with them they cannot upset me.
  • Or spiritual by pass upset. This means using spiritual ideas to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues. For example, I no longer feel upset, I am above such base feelings, it is other people who get upset and project that on to me.
  • Just be courageous enough to OWN your upset, feel it in the body and dissolve it with breath and mantra. It like all emotions will pass if you do not attach to it.
  • Keep this awareness process until the upset starts to shift.
  • Be neutral, have an honest perception of yourself, do not judge yourself, reduce the projection of your story, shame/blame.

About the Food

IMG_1021

The food was a highlight, with fresh fruit salads, smoothie bowls and homemade muesli for breakfast. Cool avocado salads, hearty veggie soups, home made hoppers and delicious veggie curries for lunch and dinner. We included a few treats like chocolate, chia pudding with a mango compote and mango/rhubarb crumble.

See you all next week Sat nam x

bloghttps://sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com.
Just for your info our website address is http://www.sanasuma.co.uk/index.php
And our facebook name is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanasuma/203581616391361
(please become our friend and press the like button).

raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   6 July 6-7.15pm         Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 7 July 9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live Class 9 Greenlands, Lane

Tues 7 July 6-7.15pm      Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom & Live Class 145/5 Fife Road

Wed 8 July   5.- 7.30am    Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 8 July   6-7.15pm       Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom & Live 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

Fri     10 July 6-7.15pm        Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 12      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.

 

We also have a Health & Healing Retreat at Ulpotha 24 July – 2 August2020 please email me if you wish to join it.

Sleep, Stretch & Intuition – Kundalini Yoga 28 June 2020

Sleep, Stretching and Intuition

Kundalini-Yoga

When we stretch and do physical yoga, the bio-mechanical receptors in our muscles and tissue send messages to the instinctual/reptilian brain (the subconscious/autonomic brain) the medulla. The medulla is physically at the back of brain near the brain stem. This is the area in the brain where the subconscious reacts to sensory information from the nervous system.

By practicing yogic poses/asanas, our stretch receptors activate new pathways which give us access to our pre frontal cortex, conscious mind, which also holds our intuitive mind.

When we are stuck in our survival instinctual flight/fight or freeze mode, we cannot access the higher function of our brain . We do not have access to the intuition which will give us a connection to the makeup of each moment. By accessing consciousness and intuition you also access untried solutions, designed for that exact moment or situation. Instead of prescriptions from previous moments, past habits and patterns.

That is why we use the body in yoga, it is not just a pleasant form of exercise.

Now let’s link this with our sleep. When we experience sleep disturbance whether it is difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or waking up at odd hours, it is because one of our brain hemisphere’s is more awake than the other. This generally happens when you do not settle your day before going to sleep. Your instinctual brain (medulla) keeps you in a semi alert state. When you do not sleep with both brain hemispheres, when you awake you are not using both hemispheres equally, therefore this makes it much harder to reach those higher states of consciousness, intuition, etc so you can deal with life.

unnamedLL4RVHUH

 

Solutions – We can Help Ourselves

Sleep is a medicine, we need to do a few things before we sleep to get a good full night’s healing rest.

  • We need to wind down our mind and release our worries, this can be done by writing a journal acknowledging our emotions good or back. Our losses and gains for the day. Include in this 3 things you feel grateful for.
  • Write a to do list for tomorrow.
  • Stretching the body using the breath to move from alert instinctual brain to relaxed I have got this brain.
  • Wash our feet with cold water, towel them dry. Apply a relaxing cream or essential oil mix and massage the souls of your feet. This will ground you back into your connection to earth.
  • Listen or chant some mantra’s, pray or meditate before bed.

We will be doing sleep meditations this week. Sat nam x  raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk  www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   29 June 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW TIME (2pm UK time)

Tues 30 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @ pre-recorded class

Wed 1 July      5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 2 July    5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri     3 July   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sat     4 July   5.30-7pm Live Full Moon Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge (pls pre book)

Sun   5 July   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm 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.

 

Heart Coherence and Kundalini Yoga

Heart, Brain Coherence – Kundalini Yoga

Are we sick of the word vagus nerve yet?  What is happening to Kundalini yoga is that we are developing evidence and research based confirmation of what yogic scriptures have said thousands of years ago.

I learnt this week that our vagus nerve is like the central string of an instrument and when it is in tune all other parts of us come into harmony. We can use this information to heal ourselves.

What does this mean?

One of the main functions of the vagus nerve (10th cranial nerve that wonders throughout the body and into organs) is to connect the sinoatrial node in our heart which acts like a spark plug to signal the autonomic nervous system and the old brain/subconscious brain to monitor our state of emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. This is called cardiac vagal tone.

In fact cardiac vagal tone is so important that medical science has developed a cardiac vagal tone pace maker.   It is attached to the sinoatrial node which artificially controls the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and is inplanted to help reduce epilepsy and cases of severe depression.

Solutions – We can Help Ourselves

Our heart and our HRV has a big part to play in our physical, mental and emotional health, as it sends information about how we are to our autonomic nervous system. Yogi Bhajan tells us, “ Every beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul and the voice of your soul is your breath”.

This does not just mean a physically healthy heart or HRV, because as we have been learning our organs are also effected very deeply by how we feel and think.

It means we need to be more heart centred, do things with all our heart, use the 40,000 neurons (brain cells) in our heart, as our heart brain. Just image when you do something with all your heart, your energy become like a laser beam, it creates coherence and therefore it is more focussed, stronger, has greater effect and reach.   When we do something half heartedly, we are in two minds. Our energy becomes disbursed like a light bulb giving a little light to a small area, little coherence, focus or effect.

This does not mean that you let people walk all over you and be a bleeding heart, spiritual bypass difficult situations, etc. As this is not serving your heart or anyone else, it is serving your ego.

I first encountered this feeling of coherence when I did 21 Stages of Meditation in 2013 in Thailand. For the first time during and after meditation I really noticed my heart beat, I had no thoughts, just a feeling of connection and ease. This created such emotions of well being that when I met German and travelled around Thailand on a short holiday my patterns of behaviour, relating to him and our relationship were changed for the better.

So this week we will be practicing a range of techniques that yogis have known for thousands of years to put ourselves in a heart centred space of healing, wellness and coherence. Sat nam x

You can monitor your own coherence, HRV with this app called In balance by Heart Math. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyC1o85ccJ0

raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Sun 21 June  5.30-7pm Live Gong Bath (Fiona) @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Mon   22 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 23 June   9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 23 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 24 June   5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 25 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 26 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri     NO CLASS

Sun 28 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm 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.

Polyvagal Theory – Dr Steven Porges Kundalini Yoga

Polyvagal Theory – Map of How to Live – Dr Steven Porges

Last week we looked at the autonomic nerves system and the effect it has on our blood chemistry.

After travelling to Indian, Professor Dr Steven Porges, a distinguished University Researcher now at the Kinsley Institute, has studied neural feedback and the effect it has on our emotions and behaviour for over 25years.

He says our lives are not failing, we are not getting sick on because we lack the discipline or character to change ourselves. From a Polyvagal perspective when we are in a state of constant unconscious/subconscious defence, fight/ flight and freeze we cannot use the higher functions of the mind in the prefrontal cortex, to act not react.

What does this mean?

It means that on a subconscious level we are constantly reacting to life, facial cues from other people, the sound of their voice, threats perceived real or unreal.

Our behaviour is not intentional. I am not intentionally rude, angry or cruel. I am just reacting to my blood chemistry.

Whether that is bad eating habits, self sabotage, feelings of resentment, anger which leads to arguments. So we try and calm down through learned behaviour of trying to change our blood chemistry. Eating, moving our mouth, chewing, sucking sweets, inhaling smoke, cigarettes, glass of wine or carbohydrates all change the chemistry in our body making us feel more relaxed. Wired and then tired.

In the state of Defence you may see someone’s neutral expression as someone scowling at you. Someone telling you something negative or complaining may invoke uncomfortable feelings, you become defensive and do not have the space to listen to them. That person then feels no one listens to me or takes me seriously. I am isolated. Even a critical email, Facebook comment, demand on line can be seen as marginalisation or disapproval. All this bio feedback happens at the most subtle and unconscious level. But effects your emotions, behaviour and health.

Solutions – We can Help Ourselves

tmb-yoga-teacher-fiona-raymond-1495605355

We need to find a way to access the higher function in our mind, i.e. frontal lobe, executive function. When we are in this area of consciousness we can understand that a negative can be a change to grow. An obstacle in life can become a challenge we can face. It is only out of hardship, sometimes pain and fear that the noblest qualities arise in us.

Instead of self soothing ourselves through unhealthy eating habits we can suck our tongue for a few minutes which stimulates our vagus nerve and calms it.

Instead of smoking we can do deep breathing, which uses our conscious ability to control a usually involuntary system in our body. Extending the exhalation and pushing on the diaphragm relaxes the vagus nerve.

 

Instead of shouting we can sing, chant, play an instrument, listen to Gong or come to a Gong Bath. This is called acoustic vagal nerve stimulation.

Instead of doing risky behaviour or adrenaline activities, we can dance with our friends, play a team sport or join a group yoga class.

When you notice you are in state of anxiety, defence, take a pause. Sit still close your eyes and visual a beautiful natural scene, stroking your pet, looking into the eyes of someone you love and feel safe with.

We will be practicing some of these techniques this week. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   15 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 16 June   9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 16 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 17 June   5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 17 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 18 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri     19 June    5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Summer Soltice 3ho online from New Mexico https://www.esolsticeregistration.com/register/

Sun 21 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 21 June      5.30-7pm  Live Gong Bath with Fiona@ Prana Lounge(please pre book as places are limited

 

UK Times are 1pm 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.

Stress Fatigue & Habitual Patterns Dr Shanti Shanti – Kundalini Yoga

Stress Fatigue and Habitual Patterns – Dr Shanti Shanti Kaur

anti stress yoga

We have been working on healing through our blood chemistry and then rewiring our brain but this week we look at what is creating the DIS-EASE or unbalance in our Mindbody. Our teacher in the 1970’s predicted an epidemic, not COVID19 but something he called Cold Depression or medical science calls Stress Fatigue Syndrome. I remember first hearing about this as a yuppy disease in the 1980’s especially linked to bankers and stock brokers working so hard and partying in equal measure which ended up in burn out. Stress Fatigue, is similar it is a nervous system disorder.

What is it? What are the symptoms?

  • Feeling flat numb
  • Wired or tired
  • We over adrenalise to feel something, by taking stimulants coffee, alcohol, sugar, drugs, etc.
  • Needing to be busy all the time. If we are washing the dishes we are listening to a pod cast while baking a cake.
  • Difficultly sleeping/ staying asleep and winding down. Over 1/3 of the population in the UK suffer from chronic sleep problems and 2/3 suffer from some sleep problems. https://www.nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and-exercise/sleep-problems-in-the-uk-highlighted/.
  • Risky behaviour, adrenaline junkies that move from one high to another e.g. shop lifting, gambling, self sabotage, feeling safe does not feel good.
  • Relationships always in crisis or drama.

What is the cause of this Pandemic?

  1. Information overload is giving us brain fatigue. The feelings that we are always on the back foot, we cannot adapt to change fast enough.   The demand and command system in our body (autonomic nervous system) does not have the ability to ascertain and respond to change fast enough. Dr Shanti Shanti Kaur’s says our nervous systems and hormonal systems have been overwhelmed, which in turn shuts down our sensitivity making us feel flat, numb or swing between wired and tired. In order to cope with stress fatigue we turn to and perpetuate self sabotaging behaviour. In order to feel something we over stimulate ourselves with sugar and caffeine, risky behaviour, staying up too late, eating too late. creating dramas in our lives, arguments, worries, etc.
  2. The pressure is constant there is no pause or time to play. The demands of life are unrelenting, I feel if I do not take action all the time I will not survive.
  3. Change of the Age. An acceleration in the energetic field of the earth makes us feel the pressure, tension and friction. Which is also a vehicle for changing our lives and habits.

Solutions

  • We use breath, posture (asana) and sound to relax our autonomic nervous system to give us increased oxygen, prana to the 3rd ventricle or hippocampus, limbic system in the brain our chemical control centre.
  • We use all these method to remove waste or toxic stress from the brain stem (old subconscious brain) through the movement of the cerebral spinal fluid through rhythmic movement (spinal flex)
  • Create a sense of vitality and calm by strengthening the vagus nerve.
  • Reconnection to ourselves through experiencing our spirit and heart makes us feel safe in our body.
  • Lifestyle changes and behaviour to create more prana, better blood chemistry and promote feeling of peace, ease and fun, instead of fulfilling our temporary energy cravings through stimulants.

We will be practicing some of these techniques this week. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   8 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 9 June   9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 9 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 10 June   5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 10 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 11 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri     12 June 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 14 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1pm 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.

 

Rewire your Brain with Kundalini Yoga – 1 June 2020

Rewired – Kundalini Yoga

brain-2062057_960_720

We have learnt over the last few weeks that we are not hardwired genetically to be doomed by our genes. We have been using techniques that rewire the brain especially the subconscious to get the most out of our lives. Instead of a limited version set by a pre-determined (subconscious) pattern/habit we are learning to use our conscious brain (pre frontal cortex) to communicate with the limbic brain or our emotional/chemical centre to communicate to our mind/body.

This week we will focus more on the tools you can use to rewire or rewrite some of the limited programs you have inherited or experienced in your life so far. Dr Joe Dispenza neuro scientist says, “This is not a time in history to just know what we need to do this is a time in the Universe where we need to know how”. So this is where your Kundalini Yoga, mindfulness, self-discovery and meditation comes in. When we use our conscious mind to get into a state of deep concentration where we are not stuck in our usual brain patterns, limited beliefs, bad habits, for at least 1 hour our synaptic connections start to use our 5 senses to plug into our mind/body connection and create a jungle of neurons which start to instruct the limbic brain to produce chemicals to mirror in your body what you are concentrating on. You are teaching your body chemically what you are thinking. Your innermost wants and dreams are being communicated to your body and it is responding. If you constantly, consistently continue this it becomes a habit, a pattern and finally a subconscious pattern. You have now replaced an old self-limiting belief with a new belief which makes you well, flourish and grow.

rewired 2

This is how we need to change the subconscious patterning. With patience, focus and regular constant practice over years. If you commit to yourself, your life will be different. This is my personal experience from my 18 years of steady practice.

Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   1 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 2 June   9.30-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 2 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 3 June   5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 3 June 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 4 June   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri Poya 5 June 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 7 June    5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

UK Times are 1pm 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.

Healing Habits – Kundalini Yoga 25 May 2020

Over the last few weeks we have been working on healing. This week lets get to grips with the psychophysiology of deep healing change. Whether it is bad eating habits, lack of sleep or exercise, looking in the mirror and being self-critical, having thought patterns like life is hard/ life is a burden/ life is suffering ,people eventually disappoint me, better to expect the worse than hope for the best etc.

IMG_0488

We all know these habits and thought patterns do not make us healthy, happy or wholesome. Yet we persist in continuing with them. Firstly why are they so difficult to change and stop?

Simply it is because most of our habits and patterns come from our sub and unconscious mind which actually accounts for 95% of thinking on our best day. The conscious mind that creates the dreams and desires of wanting to be happy and healthy only account for 5% of our thinking on a daily basis.

Practical Change

brain yoga

Therefore it is going to take awareness of what habits we wish to change and applied focussed effort through mindfulness (watching the mind and ourselves) and meditation (interfering with the mind and changing sub/unconscious thoughts) plus journaling seeing the patterns to rewrite some of our original brain programming.

You will all need a little book and pen for this week’s classes. We will need to start writing down what habits we would like to change and our automatic thought patterns.

Firstly it is important to notice when we display behaviour which is not conducive to our wellbeing. After a stressed day do you reach for the carrot cake, glass of wine, Netflix, or an argument? We are using some form of reward or compensation for the stress we have just been through. Therefore firstly we need to reduce the stress during the day and then change the reward pattern. Try this

  • Identify the habit/thought pattern write it down.
  • Then ask what are you getting out of the habit, it is comfort in the cake, reward watching a film late at night because there is no time for you during normal hours, wine to numb yourself to the reality of your life.
  • Observe yourself and use your wisdom. The next time you decide you want to watch the movie until late, set an alarm and turn the film off even if you are half way through it, you can always watch the rest tomorrow. Or if you find yourself standing in front of an open fridge or ordering a cake, is this what your body really needs or is it looking for real fuel, PRANA. So take 7 long deep breaths through your nose, suspending the inhale for as long as you can each time. Then take your action.
  • Are you looking for comfort?. Instead of the sweet treat have a cosy up of plain or herbal tea ,red bush is really great for this. Give yourself a hug and make yourself feel comforted, or go for a cosy nap after a warm shower and drop lavender essential oil on your towel to feel relaxed and cosy. Acknowledge and say out loud the change you have made to signal to your subconscious that you know this pattern and have made a change.

When you are feeling tired, worried or uptight about a deadline try these alternatives to food, messing it up, self sabotage etc.

  1. A cold shower
  2. A cool glass of water
  3. A warm cosy cup of herbal tea, red bush is like drinking plain black tea.
  4. Smelling an essential oil like lavender
  5. Breathe deeply through the nose hold it and exhale through the nose. Do this 7 times.
  6. Chant as you wake up.
  7. Breath of fire for 3mins.Visualise the change.
  • Monitor your negative self talk. Refrain your story each time you want to say I am a sugar addict, stop and say out loud. I am working on becoming healthier. I love to eat healthy food.
  • Accept you will falter, but when you do pre forgive yourself and give yourself a big hug, we only learn through mistakes. Creating new patterns and habits takes time so be patient.

Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   25 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 26 May 8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 26 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 27 May 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 27 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 28 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri   29 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 31 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm 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.

Healing, Celestial Communication – Kundalini Yoga 18 May

Healing through Celestial Communication – Kundalini Yoga 18 May

We combine the prana and mantra themes we have been using over the last two weeks, to heal ourselves through what Yogi Bhajan named celestial communication.

We all know the amount of stress; physical and emotional this period of time has generated.  Whether you are worried about your finances, family or personal health. Literally 2020 (2+0+2+0) is a 4 year and the negative polarity is loneliness & disconnection. Our teacher was a visionary and could see that this stressful and alienating time would need something special that was accessible by everyone, all ages, all physical conditions and backgrounds so he shared the technology of Celestial Communication—meditative body language and music.

“I want to show you how much pranic energy you can feel in the heart center. I know this works. You have to use the body and the being as the instrument of the music. And sing with your tongue. Then you can create a vibratory effect.

Try to understand the basic meaning of what you do with Celestial Communication. The word is ‘kirtan.’ ‘Kir’ means ‘the hand’; ‘tan’ means ‘the body.’ When the hands and body meet, then internal music is created.

Let your body become the instrument. And pavan, the prana, becomes your projection and feelings. Celestial Communication is extremely effective in every part of your being.”When you master Celestial Communication, all the feelings of stress and trauma are filtered through a somatic story (i.e. your physical body) and transform into new and meaningful insights and understanding.

The power and possibility of this process is in our bones—ancient tribes gathered and told stories with body language, music, sacred sound and ceremonial movements. Expressing, awakening, healing and connecting with a sangat—a community—is an ancient and time-tested prescription for wholeness.

It relaxes the tense parts of the brain through the nerve connections in the tips of the fingers, tongue and upper palate, which are the main active parts, and the meridians.

The tension in the neural patterns is relieved into a relaxed pattern of its own originality. It is a very fantastic release. Physical relaxation is not as important as the systematic relaxation of nerves and self are. That’s why the Celestial Communication system will work wonders with all people, from all religions and places. It is a methodology which gives you a tremendous amount of relief in your inner being.”
During our everyday emotions and flashes of memory steal away our mental and emotional energy, our prana, from the present reality. In this practice, as you give your mind and your body to the conscious music through simple arm movements and breath, the music gives you back to your Self—simple, joyous and creative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3waoi2hKpm8 Try this one at home.

In my personal experience this is why this method works so well with kids including with special needs. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   18 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 19 May   8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 19 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 20 May   5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 20 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 21 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri   22 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 24 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 UK Times are 1pm 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.

Using Prana to Heal – Kundalini Yoga 11 May 2020

Pranic Healing – Kundalini Yoga

We continue our healing theme this week by using our breath and prana to powerfully bring healing to our bodies, mind and spirit.

pranayamablog

The first and last thing we shall do in life is take a breath. Breath is the vehicle for oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide but also Prana.

Prana is the vital energy and the energetic building blocks of the Universe. Prana is a form of Vayu’s translated as winds in the body. With each pranic intake we bring in the cosmos or infinite into our being. Prana is the single most important energy for the human body. By learning to breath consciously we can increase the flow of this vital, life force energy as it flows through our hands, eyes and even our voice. It nourishes the physical body; it effects the mind and connection to spirit. If we want to flourish in life, be disease free, have more vitality and energy we need to increase the flow of Prana in the body.

This week we will work deeply on increasing Prana consciously in the body to heal ourselves and make our presence healing. Please join me for these sacred, very powerful tool and practices.

Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   11 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 12 May 8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom NEW

Tues 12 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Wed 13 May  5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom

Wed 13 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Thurs 14 May     5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom

Fri   15 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

Sun 17 May 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom

 

UK Times are 1pm for afternoon classes.

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

UK £5 per class or £20 for 4 weeks.

IN Perfect Meditation – Kundalini Yoga 26 April 2020

IN perfect Meditation – Kundalini Yoga 26 April 2020

lone

We can spend our precious time here on earth either wrapped up in our worry cycle (fuelled by the Ego) or take a leap, try something different, even if we do not do it perfectly. Our mind says, I will to learn to meditation, take a yoga class or take up a new hobby, when:

  • I am more in shape/flexible
  • I have more time
  • My kids are grown up
  • When I retire
  • When the conditions are perfect
  • When I am less stressed/ more able to concentrate
  • When I have more resources

We get trapped into our comfort zone of not taking up a new hobby, meditation, activity because of FEAR.

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of embarrassment
  • Fear of change
  • Fear of uncertainty/ making mistakes
  • Perceived lack of confidence or resources Shaunagh

tmb-yoga-teacher-fiona-raymond-1495605355

Well I am here to tell you that the day will never come until you decide to put yourself first and stop waiting for the perfect conditions or to be able to do something new properly. Your excuses are abuses.  It is pointless waiting to feel ready to learn something new, instead try a new hobby, be creative or learn to meditate. Anything new you pick up will be challenging at first but with practise you will get better at it. Confidence in anything comes from practicing it. When my teacher Nam Nidhan, at Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 told me that part of the practice was long meditations at 5am in the morning after a cold shower. I told her,” I do not do meditation”. She convinced me to try it. It was really, really challenging at first, I remember I had all these worries in my head, how if I got hungry, how if I did not wake up in time, how if I could not manage the process? Even now I do not get excited about I am meditation. But the effect it has on me afterwards is worth the effort.

Try and get a meditation partner. Just WhatsApp someone else who would like to learn to meditate and listen to a guided meditation on YouTube together for at least 3mins. In 3 mins your electromagnetic field changes and your blood chemistry alters to start neurochemical changes in your brain. Shaunagh, Sara and I are doing an ongoing meditation together via WhatsApp and they are really keeping me going. Also try this mass meditation called just breathe https://www.justbreatheproject.com/ This week we will be mediating so if you have not joined a zoom class yet, stop thinking, stop talking and just start participating. Sat nam x raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org

This week’s classes:

Mon   27 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/WhatsApp NEW

Tues 28 April 8.30-9.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/WhatsApp NEW TIME

Tues 28 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp

Wed 29 April 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom/Whatsapp

Wed 29 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp

Thurs 30 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp

Fri   1 May  5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp

Sun 3 May   5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp

 UK Times are 1pm for afternoon classes.