Is your life an automatic existence? Are you in survival mode? Or do you live in the ebb and flow of the Universal life force. Our individual lives are either acted out in concert like a harmonious note or discordant and in conflict with these basic micro and macro cycles and rhythms of life, Yogi Bhajan called the Biorhythm of life.
The habits we cultivate, our self discipline and conscious awareness effect our capacity to make key choices that enhance the harmony of the flow or strike a discordant note.
Life’s purpose for the individual is to give us the chance to experience our own infinite nature in the finite realm. Encounter our destiny and build caliber and character through our actions and interactions with others.
At each point in our life we continue to develop, learn and change. The yogis noticed that our life was cyclical. It revolved in 3 main cycles:
- Every 7 years the cycle of our consciousness and identity. (What are our priorities, values and meaning of life. How connected our we to people and the Infinite)
- Every 11 years the cycle of applied intelligence. (What are our strategies, how do we manifest our thoughts into actions and how do we perceive cause and effect in relation to our choices)
- Every 18 years the cycle of physical, health and vitality. (Level of activity, quality of life, lifestyle and wellbeing habits)
If we choose to recognise that our life has a map we can learn to adapt at each stage of our life. We can develop tools and have an emergency back pack to deal with the changing terrain and challenges as we enter each stage.
- Child 0-11yrs,
- Adolescent 11-21yrs,
- Young adult 22-40yrs,
- Maturity 40-66yrs
- Elder 66yrs onwards.
Spend 5 mins making a list of your habits. Now underline the ones that you feel you have learnt unconsciously. For example, I tend eat very fast and not chew my food properly.
Go through each of your unconscious habits and note if you were going to try and change your unconscious habits would it take effort, insight or redirection?
Look at your habits and see if any of them support your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. How do they support you when you face challenges in your life? (For example, if I consciously chew my food and become conscious when I eat, I digest my food better, feel physically well and therefore sleep better and am a nicer person.)
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This week’s classes:
Mon 1 August 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 2 August 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 3 August 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 3 August 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Fri 5 August 6.30-7.30pm Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)
Sat 6 August 9.30-10.30am Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road
Sun 7 August 10-11am Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road