Relxation,the Art of Happiness – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 24 April @ Prana Lounge

“Just Relax”. It seems such an easy thing to say and do, but in reality, on a deeper level, relaxation is difficult for most people to achieve because of the subliminal level of emotional conflict or duality we exit in. We tend to live life through a mask or persona. This persona is created through the unconscious habits and patterns or maps in our mind which then triggers a secondary level of projected emotions. Even as we go about the normal day to day routine, there is an inner emotive dialogue that generates patterns of anxiety, anger, hopelessness or self-defeating emotions.

I first notice this when I left my high stress job, as a lawyer working on a high profile Public Inquiry into a disaster in London and moved to peaceful Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Suddenly there was no longer a logical reason to feel stressed but that underlying feeling starting to creep up from under my skin. I was happy, newly married, financially very well off and enjoying a new beginning in South America a long-term dream fulfilled, yet here I was feeling anxious! It was not until I started Kundalini Yoga and a deep meditation practice that I came to understand that this anxiety was not logical or as a result of circumstances, but a deep-seated feeling of duality we all experience at some level.

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In Kundalini yoga, what I described above as my life is called commotional living. It drains the reserve energy of your nervous system and creates defences and armoring against discomfort.

The key to release this is through deep relaxation. But this is not simply better or more sleep, a massage or time off. To truly, deeply relax we need to change the distribution of prana, the vital lifeforce energy and relax the nervous system to allow reorganisation of patterns of being and doing.

On a more subtle level we need to relax into our core self by letting go and trusting that we are not solely the doer. If you can relax about the unknown, the infinite or generator, organise or destroyer (GOD) 75% of your tension will go away. With this realisation, we can be relaxed under the most stressful situations, as we remember our identity or Real self, the soul in the most unreal situations.

As yogi Bhajan says, “Total harmonious relaxation cures the body. To achieve this there must be a coordination between the 3 facets of ourselves: body, mind and soul”.

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The Benefits of Deep Relaxation

  • Rejuvenating the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Redistribution of prana.
  • Releasing rigid patterns in the muscles and promoting blood flow.
  • Learning how to let go of stress in the emotions and body
  • “Memorising” the relaxation response.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 24 April 6.15-7.30   Kundalini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 5

Tues 25 April 6-7pm       Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 26 April 5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 26 April 3-3.45pm    Radiant kids yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,

Wed 26 April 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,

Hormonal Balance Part 2 – Kundalini Yoga Mon 6 March 6.15-7.30pm Prana Lounge

Last week we looked at the Endocrine system and I was asked by several students to write a second blog with a more detailed description of each gland/organ, the emotions attached to them and the hormonal secretions that need to be balanced. I decided it would be best done in a simple practical table.

Hope this is enjoyable and informative.

The first Chakra, earth element is about grounding and feeling safe and secure. Doing any poses which uses your legs and feet strongly like Tree pose, warrior, or forward bends will help you feel balanced. This region is where the Kundalini energy resides, waiting to be awakened to travel up the spine to all balance the entire body, subtle body, mind and aura.

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Gland/Organ Hormone Emotion How to Balance Chakra Element Illness
Ovaries/testes Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone Over sensitivity, lack of passion Cobra, Pigeon, Sat kriya 2nd chakra Water Reproductive problems, Menstrual problems, Low Libido
Liver Breakdowns hormones Anger Twists 3rd chakra Fire Toxicity
Pancreas Insulin, glucagon Greed Twists 3rd chakra Fire Diabetics Hypoglycaemia
Adrenal & Kidneys Cortisol, Adrenalin Stress, Fight or Flight, Fear Cat/Cow

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3rd chakra Fire Asthma, eczema, Kidney stones, blood pressure problems
Thymus Gland T cell production/immune system Lack of self-love Tapping chest, Kriyas for heart 4th chakra Air Arthritis, heart problems, coughs
Thyroid thyroxin Anxious/ Depressed

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Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs 5th chakra Ether Obesity, Heart failure, reproductive problems
Parathyroid Calcium phosphate balance   Shoulder stand, neck rolls, shoulder shrugs 5th chakra Ether Bone density, kidney problems
Pituitary Master Gland Tropic hormones – Oxytocin Bonding Connectedness

lack of trust, confusion, isolation

Third eye focus, Kirtan kriya, Mantra 6th chakra Ether Chronic Stress

Exposure to food that mimics hormones

Hypothalamus link between nervous and endocrine     Kirtan kriya, breath control pranayama, mantra 6th chakra Ether  
Pineal Melatonin Sleep, Body rhythms and cycles Focus on crown, Breath control. Mantra. 7th chakra Ether Sleep problems, Premature ageing

Have a look at this table and see where you think you have imbalances and then incorporate the appropriate exercises, breathing techniques etc. into your daily routine to achieve emotional and hormonal balance.

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Mon 6 Mar 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 7 Mar  6-7pm Kundalini Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

Wed 8 Mar   3-3.45pm      Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 8 Mar  7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sat 11 Mar  6- 7.30pm   Sri Yoga Shala,  Full Moon Gong Bath@ Thalpe, Galle.

The Beauty of Being YOU

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A dear friend asked me a great question this weekend while we were on a blissful Kundalini Retreat in Guava House. He started to talk about the backlash against navel gazing, positive thinking and self-help discussed by the Scandi psychologist Svend Brinkmann. In an increasing pressurised world where everything is being accelerated, people are feeling the pressure to change not only to be physically healthier but also mentally. Svend states we should be asserting we are happy as we are. So how do we understand ourselves and face the challenges of life from a Yogic perspective.

The answer as usual is not black and white. The Universe is a subtle system and what we look for is not what perspective is the right or wrong but to dance on the knife edge between these concepts to get to the truth.

We are born perfect; the most beautiful soul incarnates into a human existence and the soul does not change throughout our lifetime. However, the consciousness that we are a spirit living in a human body soon disappears, as our personality and ego are shaped by our experiences, culture and genetic imprints. These imprints dull the light of this perfect soul, forcing us to create great illusions about ourselves and the world around us, to cope with life.

The starting point is neither to deny change which is a natures process nor believe we are innately imperfect and only through striving to change can this be altered. The reality is that most of us are longing for something. We may fill that longing with food, sex, shopping or being overly entertained but that dissatisfaction keeps us searching and what we are really searching for is to reconnect with our perfect soul.

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  1. Firstly, we need to accept who we are and where we are. If we do not go within and do this, we are in denial. If you do not start from the correct starting point you can never get to where you want to go. If you refuse to accept you have an illness how can it ever get better? This is a subtle internal process of simple acknowledgement, it does not need to be fuelled by self-hate or judgment.
  2. Once you see your real self, all the great bits and the all the shadows, now is the time to start the work of processing all those hidden emotions you did not acknowledge, which have now been transferred into your body, subconscious and unconscious mind. This shadow self which exists in all of us needs to be brought into the light of our consciousness and only through conscious acceptance will the energies that created the shadow be released, to eventually leave the clarity and purity of the real you, (SAT NAM) which you were born to be.9745201a-84ce-4eb6-821a-84f802f68457-767x1032Then you can face life from the reality of YOU. There are no more moments wasted on wishing it to be different . . . it is what it is. Life will always appear slightly greater than you think in order for growth. Not only do you grow in ability — you grow in your outlook; you grow in your courage; you increase your willingness to meet the ever-increasing challenges and obstacles placed before you.

    As if engaged in a total immersion video game experience, life constantly re-ups the game-skill requirements as your skillset increases. This is the nature of life everything is alive everything must change everything must grow. When you view your circumstances through this lens, you access all the abilities to accomplish each moment; you welcome each moment as a measure of your ability.

    So, both perspectives are correct we need to accept where we are but also, we need to be ready to work with ourselves to reach our true potential, our birth right to be a healthy, happy and whole human being.

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    Mon 13 Feb 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

    Tues 14 Feb 6-7pm  Kundalini Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,

    Wed 15 Feb   5- 7.30am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS) Shaungh Teaching

    Wed 15 Feb   3-3.45pm  Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

    Wed 15 Feb 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road,Col5

Eliminate your Imaged Disabilities – Kundalini Yoga and meditation all week

When you wake up in the morning or last thing before you go to bed, what are the quality of your thoughts? Tonight, and tomorrow morning write your thoughts down, do not edit the thought stream, just write down what you mind is chewing over.

Most of the time our thought process is negative, complaining, worrying. We did not get enough sleep or good quality sleep, our partner snored, or is on their iPad first thing in the morning. We do not feel we are getting enough love, prosperity, attention from our family and friends. It can be an endless list. We have touched on this subject before, when uncontrolled our negative, protective mind tends to take over the helm. It is the negative  mind that dominates when we are unconscious and living automatically, as it is the first, strongest and automatic mind. These perceived or imaged disabilities can lead us to believe our lives are blighted or we are unlucky. Other people have it easier. These sentiments can turn into resentment and hate. The world order appears to be in this state at present. What we need to realise is that, this mental processing is draining us. The mind makes us feel guilty if we spend time enjoying ourselves or taking care of our needs. The mind is so busy judging the world around us and others that unknowingly it turns this same critical eye inwards and we always come up short or lacking.

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Yogi Bhajan said, “Every disability is imaged, every achievement is an experience”. Can we try and practice that? No blame nor claim. No problem, literally as we are equal to every challenge we are faced with.

This week’s challenge is to spend 24 hours without having one negative thought or one negative word. If you start to think or say anything negative you start the 24 hours again. Let’s train our negative mind to be our servant and not our master. To have happier, compassionate and more flourishing life.

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Mon 28 November 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 29 November 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 30 November 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 30 November 7.15-8.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri   2nd December 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (by Donation) @ the Om Space, 185/9

Sat 3rd December 5-7.30am  Sadhana @the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE CLASS)

Sat 3rd December 9.30-10.30am Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sat 3rd December 6-7.30pm Gong Bath Healing @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Sun 4th December 10-11am       Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

How to die gracefully – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30 Mon 31 Oct @ Prana Lounge

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Death and Enlightenment

Death is the death of our physical body and five senses not of our soul. The soul moves either on to its next incarnation or to join with the infinite. Yogi Bhajan joked that it did not matter if you believed in reincarnation or not it happened despite one’s belief.

One of the reasons we practice yoga is as a preparation for the moment of death.  That in the instance that our final breath expires, the soul is confronted with all you have done throughout your life and you must choose to forgive yourself at this moment otherwise attachment to shame, guilt, or pride can bring you back to the incarnations of life. We must make the conscious choice to move on into oneness or continue with the world as we have known it.  Yogi Bhajan referred to this time as “choosing the cold path”.  He said the soul would confront two roads, one cold and unfamiliar, one warm and cozy.  The cold path would lead the soul onwards and the warm familiar path would lead one back into the womb for rebirth.  To escape the wheel of karma is the goal of each soul, and so the moment of death is incredibly important, as that is when the choice is made. The discipline of sadhana, cold showers, waking up before the dawn and keeping up in meditation. These practices train the mind to follow choice and intention rather than laziness and habit.  We are literally training ourselves to take the difficult cold path but ultimately more rewarding road to enlightenment.

In the moment of death, mantra can help a soul move into the blue ethers and escape the electromagnetic field of the earth.  The difference between dying with a swear word on your lips and dying with “Waheguru” can make all the difference. There are many stories from India of parables about this.  One story that I love is that a very bad man, a thief and liar was killed by a man named Ram.  In surprise, he exclaimed “Ram!”  (a name of God in addition to the man’s name) and was surprised to find himself elevated in a more powerful incarnation, such was the power of the vibration of the name.

Whether you believe the parables or not, Yogi Bhajan gave a mantra called the “Pran Sutra” which literally means the “Teaching of Life Force” and gives us a tool to use at the moment of death to train and focus the mind onto a higher vibration.

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The Pran Sutra mantra is “Nanak too(n) lehanaa too(n) hai Guru amar too(n) veechaariaa Dhan Ram Das Gur Jin sireeaa tinia savariaa.  This mantra brings you through the energy of the first four Sikh gurus, ending at Guru Ram Das, Lord of Miracles and the Guru associated with the heart chakra.  It focuses the consciousness of the reciter onto the energy of the heart, the energy of miracles, and entreats divine assistance with the passage of life.

The Pran Sutra is a tool given by Yogi Bhajan to prepare our soul to take the right steps in the moment after we pass.  It is a beautiful gift that we can give to ourselves and a wonderful teaching to include in our life as well as our death.

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Mon 31 Oct 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 1 Nov 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Nov 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 2 Nov 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Nov 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri 5 Nov6.30-7.30pm Community Class(BY Donation)@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock

Sat   6 Nov 5 -7.00am   Sadhana (FREE CLASS) @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Co 5

Kundalini Music the Sound of your Soul

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On Saturday listening to amazing live music I was reminded how powerful sound is and how it can change us, recharge our battery and sing to our soul. In the words of Bog Marley, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our minds….” I believe that using our voice, powerful language like mantra and sound we can gain the ultimate freedom, the freedom of the mind.

The act of singing heals us; it changes our blood chemistry increasing the amounts of endorphins like serotonin the feel good hormone and oxytocin the hormone that makes us feel trust and connection. That is one of the draws for me about Kundalini Yoga, how the music makes me feel when I chant along with it, use it to set a pace or rhythm for a movement or breath pattern, or just listen to it during relaxation periods.

Kundalini yoga has its own music genre, sometimes called Western Gurbani. Gurbani means “sacred language based on the power of the sound current”, it is the words of the Seekers, the Sikh enlightened masters who gave us theses gems of wisdom. When Yogi Bhajan took these teachings to California in 1969, a fusion of Western-style music and Gurbani emerged, and this is what you’ll hear in kundalini yoga classes today. The sacred words (mantras) in kundalini yoga music are usually in their original language, Gurmukhi, which is one of a handful of languages – amongst them Sanskrit and French – in which the sounds of the syllables impart meaning from the way they resonate. In other words, the words have specific effects as they vibrate internally in your body.

As we pronounce the mantra words, meridian points in the upper palate are stimulated by the tongue in a sequence and rhythm, initiating a chain of chemical reactions in the glands and organs connected to those meridians. Meanwhile the mantra sound vibrations resonate deeply within the body, helping to unblock stored emotion, dissolve negative thought patterns and promote the circulation of energy through the body’s energetic pathways.

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Practical

This week try to sing a devotional Kundalini Yoga song or mantra at least once a day, while in shower, shopping, cooking, or even driving. You will get the that same happy, carefree feeling plus a good dose of elevation that can give you the freedom from the pressures of the mind and times.

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Mon 24 October 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 25 October 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 26 October 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 26 October 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 26 October 7.15-8.15pm  Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Fri 28   October 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class (BY Donation) @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 29   October 6 -7.30pm       Gong Bath Healing @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5

Aquarian Teacher Training – Starting 5 Feb 2016

DSCN3117Happy New Year and welcome to the start of The Aquarian Teacher Training program for 2016.

All classes will be held in Colombo, this makes it easy for those of you with jobs to attend.
Also this means the course is cheaper $1808, which is $272 cheaper than advertised last year.
The fee  will include all materials, teachings, simple veggie food during the course, international certification and teaching venue.  When you past the course you will get an international certificate from the very prestigious US based Kundalini Yoga Research Institute.
The dates are as follows:
Week 1        5-11 Feburary 2016 Lead Trainer Tonie Nooyens (NL)
Week 2        23-29 April      2016 Professional Trainer Ronit Vardi (Israel)
Week 3        29Jul – 4 Aug  2016 Lead Trainer Tonie Nooyens (NL)
If you cannot make one of the modules it is possible to complete it in another country.
If you wish to make an application please email me raymond.fiona@gmail.com or call +94778011984  Payment and registration needs to be completed by 21 January 2016.

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Be your Solution!

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If you have a problem in the material world, then there is a solution to it. Just as every actions has a reaction equal and opposite the same goes for problems. The Problem is forgive my pun, when we come up against a challenge big or small our magnetic mind focusses in on the problem, and the more worried we become the more narrow our thoughts patterns become and we can only see one way or no way out of our problem. The solution resides in the opposite direction.

If you can get your mind into a Theta wave daily, we can ask the mind to solve our problems. This can be done via meditation or lucid dreaming used by some of the great inventor of our age, Thomas Edison being one. Once our brains waves start to slow down, it opens us up to the moment and in the present moment all solutions are available.

The other day my friend complimented me on my dress sense which I am not really known for, she of course is a designer. I said I did not have anything to wear for the festival we were attending so before my meditation I thought I need to find an outfit. During my meditation all the pieces of the outfit just came to me. I ended up wearing bits of clothing I had not worn in years. This is just a simple, superficial example but we can apply it to big problems, in how we relate, money issues, security, etc.

 PRACTICAL POINTS- How do we reach this state daily? Here is a table of how your mind works it may be of use.

 There are five distinct brain wave frequency ranges, beta, alpha, theta, delta and the lesser-known gamma. The higher the frequency, (which, confusingly, will equate to a lower number of cycles per second) the more subtle, or elevated.
Beta (14-40Hz): Beta brain waves are associated with a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. As one goes about one’s daily activities, one is in beta. Although important for effectively functioning in everyday life, higher beta levels translate into stress and anxiety. The voice of beta is the voice of one’s inner critic, which becomes louder and more relentless the higher you go in the range. Internal chatter stops one from being in this moment, creating a filter through which one’s view of the world must pass. This causes a perception of ‘separateness’.
Alpha (7.5-14Hz): Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation with the eyes usually closed and while daydreaming. The relaxed, detached awareness achieved during the first three minutes of meditation is characteristic of alpha and is optimal for programming the mind for success. Alpha heightens the imagination, visualisation, memory, learning and concentration. It lies at the base of one’s conscious awareness and is the gateway to the subconscious mind. The voice of alpha is intuition, which becomes clearer and more profound the closer one gets to 7.5Hz.
Theta (4-7.5Hz): Theta brain waves are present during deep meditation and light sleep, including the REM dream state. Theta is the realm of the subconscious. It is also known as the twilight state as it is normally only briefly experienced as one drifts off to sleep (from alpha) and arise from deep sleep (from delta). A sense of deep spiritual connection and oneness with the Infinite can be experienced at theta. These theta states are also associated with insight as well as the mind’s most deep-seated programs and patterns are all at theta. The voice of Theta is silence. Delta (0.5-4Hz): The delta frequency is the slowest and is present in deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep, transcendental meditation where awareness is completely detached. Delta is the realm of your unconscious mind. It is the gateway to the Universal mind and the collective unconscious whereby information received is otherwise unavailable at the conscious level. Delta is associated with deep healing and regeneration, underlining the importance of deep sleep to the healing process. I believe it is possible that this is the state reached during group sadhana, in those moments of chanting that feel so sweet and unified.
The Alpha-Theta border, from 7 to 8Hz, is the optimal range for visualization, mind programming and using the creative power of one’s mind. It is the mental state at which one consciously creates one’s reality. At this frequency of mind control there is consciousness of one’s surroundings but the body is in deep relaxation. This is the state range most commonly experienced during Kundalini Yoga practice, when one’s has been elevated by tuning into the Golden Chain.
Gamma (above 40Hz): The most recently discovered range is gamma, which is the fastest in frequency at above 40Hz (some researchers do not distinguish beta from gamma waves). Although little is known about this state of mind, initial research shows gamma waves are associated with bursts of insight and high-level information processing.
alternative-nostril_smallDecide you are going to commit to yourself for 11mins per day to bring yourself to a state of deep relaxation and Theta. This does not mean looking at your iPad while meditating or sending a text it means I commit to myself for me to me. After the first 3 mins of meditation you should be nearing a Theta wave state but to really get those cycles of the mind down and get your solution you need to push on to 11mins which effects your nerves and glands to support this new mind set. Simply try 11 mins of left nostril breathing, i.e. tune in and breathe deeply in and out of your left nostril. Sat nam Fi x

This week’s classes:-Mon 4 Jan 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 5 Jan Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 6 Jan 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 6 Jan 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

 

 

 

Destress Kundalini Yoga

anti stress yogaWhat is Stress?

Stress is not an illness. It is a sign of distress. Stress is the pressure that life exerts on you, the Allostatic load and the way this pressure makes you feel. Stress will distort you if your body and mind cannot handle it or you will adjust and stretch to accommodate it. Stress is universal, in fact we need a certain amount of stress in our lives to help us change and grow.

What is Negative/Toxic Stress?

Stress becomes negative when it is accompanied by fear or other enduring emotional responses. Chronic stress develops and if we do not learn to control and redirect our emotional response, we suffer and create our own problems.

Stress Factors in Life. Tick the ones that effect you?

  • Physical Pain or Chronic health problems
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Worry, anxiety and/or over thinking
  • Over eating or Undereating
  • Personality changes in stressful situations (STRESS PERSONALITY)
  • Information overload and scattered attention
  • Irritation, short temper, inner anger
  • During this course we will provide you with tools and techniques to recognise when you are suffering from negative stress. What your stress monster personality is and how to cope with it. How to increase vitality. How to develop good relaxation techniques. This week we will work on reducing body blocks that hold your physical body in patterns of pain. By making the physical body more relaxed, stretched and comfortable, we can unleash a dam of vitality which is innate in you.
  • Homework
  • Also to spend 5 mins quietly colouring in your relaxation art work, in a quiet comfortable place.  After class this week you are to practice one or both of the SLEEP TIPS, either shoulder stand or stretching your feet towards you on SAT and pointing your toes on NAM 3-5mins.

Mon 16 Nov 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 17 Nov Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 18 Nov 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thur 19 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Yoga to Destress, The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5

Sat   21 Nov 6-7pm Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Making Your Dreams Come True – The Yoga of Prayer

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The Power of Real Prayer?

Very simply it is when you ask for a higher power or authority to intervene.   In the Piscean Age, Religion taught you to look outside yourself for miracles. Religion should have taught you to call on your higher self in prayer.

We tend to pray when we are desperate, insecure, lost.  But you can also live in gratitude and that is living in prayer.  Prayer is actually gratitude. You are the miracle you want to create, you are the divine, so learn to pray to your heart your soul.

Prayer comes from the heart not the head. Love comes from inside your heart just as prayers come from inside you. When you practice this you become bright, beautiful and trustworthy.   Anytime you pray from outside you, you are trying to pressurise the situation to create a result. You are trying to use force not love to create change.

The brain stem is the control centre for your total personality, projection and progression. Once you start vibrating from the brain stem like an expanding wave into infinity you unite the finite and infinite in you. This is prayer that works.

If you want more peace, feel more peaceful. If you want more prosperity, feel more abundant. If you want more joy, feel joy bubbling up from the depths of your being.

The first step is to learn to send vibrations out, become a beacon of vibratory power of your soul.  This vibration flowing out of you is prayer. It will meet all challenges unto infinity.  When you expand into your vastness, your greatness, your Great Spirit, your great soul.  You will really understand prayer and the power of it, the power of you.

Meditation to Teach You to Pray

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Mudra: Interlace the fingers so the left Mercury finger (pinkie) is on the outside. Extend the Jupiter fingers (index) up straight. Cross the thumbs, so right is over left. Place this mudra in front of the Heart Center so the thumbs are very close to the chest, and the Jupiter fingers are pointing straight up toward the ceiling. The elbows will be bent.

Eyes: Closed or 1/10th open.

Focus: Build an image of yourself. You are still and radiant. Your breath is slow, deep and meditative. Imagine you are sitting on the top of Mount Everest, so all the world is around you. Consider your spine is like a tube of light. There is light between the base of your neck and the base where you are sitting. Now it is sending out light rays. You can send waves to the entire globe with each thought.

Your prayer is like a stone, which is dropped in the middle of some water. It creates waves and ripples. Feel yourself as the waves and ripples go on and on unto Infinity. The power of your soul is the pure power. Let the power of your soul vibrate out. It has no limit or boundary. With each breath and with the ripples of your heartbeat, project, bless, and be blessed. Merge in Infinity and let Infinity find you too.

Time: 11 minutes, 31 minutes maximum.

To End: Do heavy Breath of Fire, holding the position to awaken yourself out of the meditation. Continue for 1 minute.

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Then stretch the arms out to the sides, forearms bent up at about a 45-degree angle, palms down. Begin circling just the hands, right hand counterclockwise and left hand clockwise, in 6-inch circles. Don’t just circle them. Stop every so often as the hands are up and out to the sides, and flutter your fingers a little, as if you are sending off energy to the environment and space around you.

This week’s classes:

Mon 21 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 22 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 22 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 23 Sept 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 23 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 24 Sept 6-7pm Gong Bath and breath meditation, 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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Saturday 26 Sept meet us at the Good Market for a FREE CLASS.