Sleep, Stretch & Intuition – Kundalini Yoga 28 June 2020

Sleep, Stretching and Intuition


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.



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   0778011984

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.


Stress Fatigue & Habitual Patterns Dr Shanti Shanti – Kundalini Yoga

Stress Fatigue and Habitual Patterns – Dr Shanti Shanti Kaur

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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.
  • 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.


  • 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   0778011984

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.


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.


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   0778011984

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.

The Magic Balm of Breath – Kundalini Yoga 5 Feb 2020 Sri Lanka

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The Magic Balm of Your Breath

Last week we tried out some yogic hacks to try and bullet proof our nervous system. This week we go more deeply into the breath. Understanding more about the emotional, physical and psychological effects that daily pranayama gives.

The quality, quantity and circulation of your physical breath creates the foundation of your health and vitality. In fact most of us breathe very shallowly, using our upper chest and creating tension, tightness and armouring in the chest muscles that lead to weak nerves and a greater susceptibility to stress and illness. Tonie Nooyens our lead trainer in Asia says by regularly practicing pranayama,(the expansion of our breath and vital life force energy) we can heal about 50% of our illnesses and stress. Relaxed, conscious breathing is the key. We also need to reduce the rate of how many cycles of inhale and exhale we take per minute.

This week we will practice these deep pranic healing techniques to leave you feeling vital and refreshed. We have a guest teacher here from London Preetam Kaur, she is doing a conscious rebirthing class on Friday 6-8pm 1500Rs, one not to be missed.

Sat nam Fi x read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates 0778011984

Tues 4 February – HOLIDAY NO CLASS

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

Wed 5 February 6.30-8pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 6 February 7.45-9.00am   Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

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

Friday 7 Feb 6-8pm Conscious Rebirthing@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 Preetam Kaur (UK) 1500Rs

Saturday 8 Feb 5.30-7pm Poya Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Col 7 (Shaunagh)

Sunday 9 Feb 6-7.30pm Poya Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe. Galle

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