Last week we were appreciating everything in our lives even our misery. But the simplest thing in the world can help us through the darkest situation and that is our very undervalued breath. Just because we breath automatically we take our breath for granted. However you would not last 5 minutes without this precious resource, literally the world hangs on your every breath.
Just because we are born with this automatic breathing response that keeps us alive, I personally do not just want to survive, I want to thrive!
That is why in Kundalini yoga one of our first principles is to Value our breath and breathe consciously. Think of each conscious inhalation you receive as a reaffirmation of that divinity in you. Science and psychology has established the mind body connection. In Kundalini yoga we understand that the rate and rhythm of your breath is intimately connected to our mental and emotional states. By slowing the breath down, or just becoming mindful of our breath we can relax our nervous system, change our blood chemistry and gain control of our mind and emotions. The average rate of breathing for most people is 15 cycles (i.e. cycle means in and out) per minute.
Breath of Fire: expands your lungs, detoxifies your blood, massages your organs.Long Deep Breathing: When you want to control your mind and emotions. If you can reduce your breath cycle to less than 8 per minute this stimulates the pituitary gland the gateway to your intuition, your inner guide to make the correct decision.Left nostril breathing: to calm the nervous system down. Try just 26 cycles when feeling stressed.Right nostril breathing: to give you some energy and stop those sweet, carb, cravings at 3pm. Catch yourself breathing notice it and gives thanks for your breath. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates
This week’s classes:
Mon 9 Oct 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 10 Oct 9.30-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 10 Oct 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Tues 10 Oct 5.30-6.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Wed 11 Oct 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 11 Oct 3-3.45pm Radiant Kids Yoga@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Wed 11 Oct 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Thurs 12 Oct 3-4pm Kudanlini Yoga@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7