Regrets, Should haves – Kundalini Yoga 19 April 2020
As curfew eases in Sri Lanka and we start to return to normal, you may suddenly be faced with regrets. A little voice in your head that says you should have used your time more usefully, learning a new language, new hobby, being more present with family, doing more yoga, etc.
Psychologists refer to this process in which we evaluate how we should have done something differently as “counterfactual”. It is a mental mechanism with creates, regret, disappointment, self judgement and low self esteem. But is meant to help us learn from our mistakes.
On the other hand we may also feel a slave to our to do list and only feel good when we are on the tread mill of getting things done. How do we find a balance between the treadmill of life and regret?
Instead of waking up for my practice because I have to, lets bring conscious awareness into it. Insert I choose, (intention) to wake up early, I could stay in bed, but I know that doing my practice makes me feel really good and balanced for the day. Choosing is liberating we are acting to serve our own best interests aligning our inner self with our actions, instead of doing things automatically, unconsciously and resentfully. This small conscious word makes a huge difference. Make a list of all the mundane things you do regularly and write next to each one what are the benefits of completing the task.
When it comes to big regrets, the career you never pursued, the property you did not buy, the language you never learned, etc. You first need to work out if you still have this unfilled passion or if you wanted to do that thing to impress someone or look good? Think about this after your kundalini yoga and meditation class. Your mind will be very calm and intuitive. Then if the dream still feels unfulfilled try to do something in your life to move towards this goal. If you always wanted to play an instrument watch a YouTube video on it. Maybe learn the musical scale, doing a little towards your dreams releases you from your nagging voice of regret.
This week’s classes:
Mon 20 April 5.30-6.45 Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp
Tues 21 April 9.15-10.45am Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp
Tues 21 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp
Wed 22 April 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana (FREE) @ zoom/Whatsapp
Wed 22 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp
Thurs 23 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Fiona @zoom/Whatsapp
Fri 24 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp
Sun 26 April 5.30-6.45pm Kundalini Yoga Shaunagh @zoom/Whatsapp