Laws of Attractiveness – Kundalini Yoga in Sri Lanka

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Now we have started feeling deep acceptance of our polarities and paradoxes let’s get into the nitty, gritty of intimate relationships. Yogi Bhajan says this type of relationship is the highest kind of yoga because it pits you against conflict, paradox, polarity, challenge and asks you to call upon your conscious power over your mind to stay graceful, tolerant, compassionate and loving. Sound familiar?

But let’s look at what we are attracted to and how we become truly attractive?

We all have our theories about attraction – from fashion to passion, finding our soul mate to the need to fill our emotional holes. Are we attracted to people similar to ourselves or different? Is it their laugh or eye colour? Does Prince charming really exist?

The most powerful factor of attraction is none of the above. What we all find truly attractive is security. If a person exhibits a quality of self-love they are at their most attractive. It is typically when a person after a break up is feeling really good about themselves and is not looking for a relationship, that is when they attract someone. This sense of completeness and autonomy in yoga is call Saibhung.   We always will feel the need for someone to complete us this is the polarity of separation that the soul feels as it has been separated from the infinite. We need to use our applied intelligence to go beyond this polarity and feel whole, self fulfilled, self contained to serve in our intimate relationships instead of looking for our needs to be fulfilled by someone else.

Attraction is further complicated by the factors built into our instinctual programming, for example, take smell and symmetry. Smell is a powerful attractive factor. We immediately subconsciously recognise the smell of a potential mate that has genes which would be compatible to our having disease free, strong children.

Symmetry is another common attraction. We seek beauty and beauty is universally recognized as symmetry this factor also exists in the natural world.

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The saying goes opposites attract. But we also like to share similarities in our partners. However we need enough of a difference to keep our relationship interesting. Differences create challenge, but if you do not try and fix your partner to make them like you, then you can face these polarities, stay conscious and remain flexible in your approach which lends to a healthy relationship.

So attraction is a complex blend of glandular, cerebral, social, genetic, karmic and spiritual. The only way to enjoy this and act with clarity is with applied intelligence where we use our consciousness and intuition to build and fulfil authentic relationships that are pleasing to our soul and its values.

The most important thing is not to be going into an intimate relationship with an itinerary of needs that have to be fulfilled by the other person. When people feel this insecurity it is very unattractive.

The best way to approach any relationship is when you are pre-fulfilled. You have everything you need. Begin with Oneness. This feeling of Saibhang can be developed through your daily practice of Kundalini yoga and meditation.

Next week let’s talk about how to sustain a loving, intimate relationship now you understand attraction. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com 0778011984

This week’s classes:

Mon 20 Nov 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col

Tues 21 Nov 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 21 Nov 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 21 Nov 5.30-6.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 22 Nov 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE

Wed 22 Nov 11.30-12.30       YTT Pranayama Class @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Wed 22 Nov 7.15-8.15pm    Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 23 Nov 11.30 – 1.15pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd.

Thurs 23 Nov 3-4pm             Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat     25 Nov 6-7.30pm       Double Gong Bath with Rachel – Sri Yoga Shala, Galle

 

 

 

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Feeling Amazing – Change your brain wave to 2.7Hz

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Feeling amazing is a simple matter of the electromagnetic brain and body frequency you are in.

At the root of all our thoughts, emotions and behaviour is the communication between neurons within our brains. Brainwaves are produced by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other.

It is a handy analogy, think of Brainwaves as musical notes. Hz is how many cycles per second, for example 3Hz will be 3 taps of your finger per second.

DELTA WAVE range 0.5 to 4 Hz – When we are in deep sleep, the realm of the unconscious, the place where we physically heal.

THETA WAVE range 4 Hz to 8 Hz – You feel you are in a deep meditative state or light sleep or day-dreaming. 7.83 Hz frequency is known as the Schumann Resonance and is the background resonance of the earth itself. We therefore feel happy because we are ‘in tune’ with the earth itself!

ALPHA WAVE range 8 to 13 Hz – Is when we are awake but in a relaxed state.

BETA WAVE range 13-30Hz – Normal waking state

The range of brain wave between 30 to 100 Hz and are linked to hyper-alertness and anxiety.

The reason why sound therapy, i.e. Gong or singing and chanting mantra is so effective is that frequency/waves that are similar to that of brain waves will affect the firing of neurons in the same way that a tuning fork affects the environment around it.

So what has this got to do with yoga and Laya yoga mantras. Well Yoga Bhajan has given us Say Saraswati mantra which when recited uses the combination of our meridians points on the upper palate which stimulates the hypothalamus. The hypothamulus changes our glandular system to activate our pituitary or master gland. The moment the pituitary gland changes it hormonal secretion, this effects our glandular system and then changes the radiation cycle of the pineal gland. The Pineal gland determines our brain and auric frequency. During this mantra our electromagnetic brain wave and physical frequency is changed to 2.7Hz per second a Delta wave. Yogi Bhajan says ‘It will affect you whether you like it or not and it will change the way you feel, hear and talk.’ Experience the difference in you, it is just amazing.

Meditation

Hold the sheet in your right hand and read it like you are reading music. It should be at the level of your mouth, so you can just catch the outline of your nose, which locks down the pituitary response so you are non reactive. Use the music by Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa – 31mins.

 

Say Saraswati Sar-rang

Hay Bhagwatee Har-rang

La Lakhshmee Nar-ring

Karn Kar-an Kar-ring

Dev Maa-haa Dev Deva

Sarab Shakti Seva

Tarn Taran Tar-ring

Neel Narayan Nar-ring

Guru Dev Dev-ing

Sarab Lok Sev-ing

 

Goddess of Love – Happiness

Shakti Power – Victory

Goddess of Wealth – Prosperity

God’s Three Aspects – Fulfillment

Nurtures the Experience of Totality

The God of Gods, the Infinite One

Under and Over, God is love

All Creation, serving

 

Sat nam Fi x

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This week’s classes:

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

Tues 8 Mar 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

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

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

Fri   9 Mar 6.30-7.pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

 

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Make Your Presence Work

Be present, this has become a buzz word from Kung fu Panda to corporate lingo. But how can you be present? Is it intense concentration or a blank mind? Eckhart Tolle gives the best description about presence.

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“When you are present, when your attention is fully and intensely in the Now, Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. ”Eckhart Tolle

For me being present is not a continuous state that you get to, in order to get back to presence, I bring my attention back to my heart and breath. In that moment I can feel the energy of life pulsating through my body and I am aware of existence through my feelings, including discomfort. We have a tendency to allow our mind to drift and then we fall out of presence and into a blue print of how life is. Our brain has evolved over time to recognize patterns and to try and predict what’s going to happen next from those patterns. Our neural pathways search for predictability and security. Our default position could be either negative, positive or neutral. But when we move away from doing a task in a robotic or automatic manner and apply our full awareness our presence to it, it allows us to respond from a place of being fully in the moment, fully present to the solution, where there is only a problem. At other times we are driven to rediscover and get back to presence—usually as a result of an unpleasant circumstance. This sometimes happens when success gives way to depression or boredom; when we experience an inexplicable, gradual drift from the sense of meaning in what we do; when a major transition upsets our life—by change of job, residence, marriage, death, war, or disaster; or when we are pressed by our own natural cycles of maturation to re-evaluate what, how, and why we do things.

During these times try out these exercises:

  • Put aside your expectations and replace them with a neutral anticipation and childlike curiosity
  • Put aside your judgments of good and bad and dwell in gratitude with what is real and now.
  • Put aside beliefs and imprints from others and claim the beliefs that are authentic to your heart, soul, and experience
  • Put aside your doubts and see your talents and gifts—emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially.
  • Put aside the constant whir of your life for the stillness and intuitive sensitivity of your consciousness

 

In this way, the pattern of your life and the direction of your purpose will stand in this present moment and through every moment of your life just as the pull of the current shapes the form of a river.

 

How to increase your presence?

Give yourself markers during the day, maybe before each meal, you can take 30 seconds to feel present and grateful. First thing in the morning and last thing at night. Make bringing presence into your life your priority every day, this may include doing a daily yoga and meditation practice, being present when exercising, walking or even typing on your computer.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 29 Feb 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

Wed 2 Mar 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 2 Mar 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   4 Mar 6.30-7.pm   Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sat 5 Mar 5-7.30am     Sadhana @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5 (FREE)

Sun 6 Mar 10-11am       Hatha General Class @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

 

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The Yogic Science of Thought

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Studies on the brain show that when a thought wave is created, it is a weak, dim signal. For many years it was believed that thoughts only had influence on our own brain.

Subsequently they have discovered even though each one of our thoughts is a weak signal, it has the ability to immediately attached on to our electromagnetic field.

Electromagnetic fields hold information. That is how information is recorded on a computer hard drive. It is also how we use to record programs on magnetic tape. It is all done by electromagnetics. So after you drop your body (die) all that is left is an electromagnetic field with the recording of all the thoughts, emotions and experiences you have had.

When our electromagnetic fields come into contact with another electromagnetic field (if you are not sensitive enough) you will not know if you are having your own thoughts or those of your neighbours. Our thoughts can affect other people. Most of the time our thoughts are so dispersed that they are very ineffective. But when we focus like during prayer or focussed visualisation it allows a thought to fully permeate our electromagnetic field which allows us to influence the electromagnetic fields of others. When you have a thought about someone it is a bit like phoning their mobile number, we are connecting to their electromagnetic field. Einstein also discovered that no matter how many millions of miles you put between 2 electrons they will still mimic each other. Send me a good thought and I will receive it.  When I see the beauty in someone, that thought of beauty is going to permeate my aura making me seem beautiful to others, even if I have lots of other faults.

When you chant during class, you are sending a message to your electromagnetic field to connect with your infinite generic identity, the infinite electromagnetic field or as we say the higher self. Imaging done on the electromagnetic field after singing and chanting show it glowing. Loose yourself in mantra or uplifting music and your electromagnetic fields gets saturated with those high vibrations and suddenly you are feeling amazing and so is everyone else around you. This is why the Dervish whirl, with their heads tipped to one side to recycle the kundalini energy that is following through their bodies.

 

 

Practical Lesson

Next time you are in mental dis ease whether it was triggered by someone or an event, cut through it by getting lost in a positive mantra. When a lot of negative thoughts come to you like this: (-). Cut it in the center, what does it become? Positive: (+). So we pick up one mantra which is a positive sound thought and repeat it until the minus becomes a plus. Try the Om Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra by Snatam Kaur Khalsa, I will post it on our facebook page this week. Start living your life through a conscious decision to understand your mind.

Sat nam Fi x

This week’s classes:

Mon 8 Feb 6-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

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

Wed 10 Feb 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 10 Feb 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 10 Feb 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 11 Feb 8.30-9.30     Hatha Yoga @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 11 Feb 10-11am       Ladies only Hatha Yoga @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   5 Feb 6.30-7.30pm NEW Community Class pay by DONATION @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

 

 

 

 

Trust, How to Develop it? 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga 1 Feb @ Prana Lounge

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Who’s got your Back

Last week I watched a DVD which was very inspiring, it was called, “The Intern.” It featured a wise old man in his seventies with life experience who becomes an intern to a young self-made woman. At the beginning of the film she sees her intern as an irritation, she feels she knows better in her ego driven, self-absorbed world of dramas and traumas. The old sage (i.e. Intern) who says almost nothing, just observes, stays in the background and quietly supports her. She finally realises instead of feeling threatened by him, she sees the value of his kind support. In life our eternal old soul is sitting in the background pumping out security. Always telling us if we listen, “all is ok, you are eternal, life is a gift, relax and enjoy the ride”.   But if we do not connect to the eternal part within us, we are always in the foreground feeling we cannot trust because we have been let down by past relationships, family, friends, etc.

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It is easy to trust when things are going well but very difficult when life dissolves into chaos. It can feel like everyone else is getting what they want,but why is that no happening to me? This means you really need to change your inner reality to create the change you want to see. 

How do you trust? Trust is knowing you will be fine no matter what. But how do you get that feeling? Trust comes from connection to that quiet, inner sage who always loves you and it looking out for you. This love and commitment to yourself develops a deep inner knowing. Despite the external circumstances nothing can shake you. In those moments of foreground insecurity you have to find your key to connect to your eternal background security, which will allow you to travel from desperation to inspiration where everything becomes possible. Breath in Trust. Consciously breathing deeply through your nose can make you feel really secure and good. Conscious breathing tells our subconscious mind that all is well, I am alive. This gives us a feeling of trust and security. Also try this mantra meditation, it helps release fears and replace them with trust and commitment.

Sat nam Fi x

P.S For those of you who have not tried yoga why not come to our new Community Yoga Class 6.30-7.30pm every Friday @ The Om Space. Payment by Donation.

Meditation for Trust: Chant the Wahe Guru Mantra

Sit in Easy Pose with the hands in Gyan Mudra. Chant Wahe Guru (wah-hay goo-roo) for 11 minutes.

Chant along with the version of the Wahe Guru Mantra below.

Wahe is a statement of awe and ecstasy. Guru is that which brings us from darkness to light. Wahe Guru is an expression of complete ecstatic awe of the Divine. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny.

This week’s classes:

Mon 1 Feb 6-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 2 Feb 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 3 Feb 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

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

Wed 3 Feb 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   5 Feb 6.30-7.30pm NEW Community Class pay by DONATION @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Sat 6 Feb 5-7.30am         Sadhana @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5(FREE)

HOW TO INTEGRATE OUR SHADOW PERSONALITY

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Over the next few weeks we will be working deeply on our subconscious mind and personalities to understand our motivation and ourselves better. So we can communicate from our authentic self. For this you will need to understand the following definitions.

Definitions?

Authentic Self: This is the projection from the reality of your soul. It is when we are intuitive and live in the experience of each moment.

Persona: A projection from the authentic self, but only the side we want everyone to see.

Shadow Self: The polarity of the Persona. Also projected from the authentic self, but our weaknesses that we do not want anyone to see. We must accept and integrate the shadow so we can feel whole.

Hidden Self: This is fake self, based on our subconscious traumas and dramas not processed in childhood. It blocks the natural radiance of the authentic self.

Mask: A projection from the Hidden Self, created to manipulate relationships and environments to satisfy the urges and agendas of the Hidden self.

Why do I need to discover the Shadow Self?

It is important that we accept we are human. By that I mean that we are born imperfect but we have to learn to see our imperfections as perfections. When my teacher Shiv Charan told me this 9 years ago I taken aback.

There are things we are naturally good at and find easy and things that we find difficult. Why not accept both equally as part of ourselves? Instead we make judgements of who we think we should be, what society expects of us.

 PRACTICAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP

  1. Do not see your weaknesses as a problem to overcome.
  2. Kindly accept them as part of you, just like accepting a scar as part of your body.
  3. Say to yourself, I accept all parts of me. Nothing is good or bad only thinking makes it so.
  4. Stop trying to be perfect. Ask yourself why you need to do everything perfectly or be perfect? Is it because you believe if you are not perfect you will not be loved?
  5. For example say I am not very good with accounts, if I acknowledge this and hire a good book keeper instead of struggling with something I really dislike and find frustrating.

THIS WEEKS CLASSES:

Mon 24 Aug 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Col 7

Tues 25 Aug 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

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

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

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

Thurs 27 Aug 6-7pm Healing Gong Bath, 9 Greenlands Lane, Col7

Saturday 28 Aug 5-7.30am Sadhana @ The Om Space, Col 5 (FREE)

Saturday 4.30pm Kids Yoga Class @ The Good market – Race Course

Inner Anger and the benefits of Deep Listening

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INNER ANGER

When we harbour anger, resentment consciously or subconsciously it blocks our ability to listen. Whether the anger is a quiet grinding or our teeth, passive aggressive or seething rage, the mind reacts with a hidden agenda which you may not be conscious of. It narrows our perspective, emotional focus and we miss the opportunity presented to us. We have effectively decided not to listen. When we get angry we polarize the world, all is black and white, right and wrong, good and bad. To reach this deep anger we need to clear the blocks in the body and mind to allow everything which is in the present moment and the other person’s world into our own.

DEEP LISTENING

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Weakness in listening:

The normal condition of our mind, environment and culture is not to fully listen. When someone is talking to you listen to 6% of the total conversation.

You listen to the cues not the words.

You take certain important cues that concern you emotionally or mentally and fill in the blanks.

You only become alert at these times, you are not worried about the complete conversation.

50% of the time you pretend you are hearing and listening.

You are only interested in the total conversation that you started out to project to the other person.

If you cannot accept the above you are not listening.

Deep listening involves:

Listening with ears, mind and heart.

Remaining fully present, conscious and alert.

Being deeply relaxed and centred. Understanding your own agenda before communicating. THIS TAKES LOTS OF PRACTICE.

The Benefits of Deep Listening Sunni – ai

What does this mean? Each word creates our world, each word we hear informs and connects us to this world. Deep listening is like a bats sonar, it helps us to sense the shape and momentum of the present moment. Deep listening allows us to be one step ahead of the moment. It gives us Tattva buddhi, the universal knowledge. If we cultivate this tool of deep listening, we creates a deep respect in the other person which establishes a COMMON NOTION. Step 3 of our conscious communication .

When you cannot hear yourself (your mental and outer voice) or listen to the other person there will not be mutual understanding and that is why relationships go wrong in life.

Questions to answer?

How does it feel when you are not heard? How did it colour your response?

Give an example when YOU did not listen? Did this lead to a misunderstanding? How did this lack of listening affect your relationship with the other person?

Try this week to listen to a person using all your senses. How much can you read about the other person just by listening and uses your senses?

Join my classes this week as we explore this topic, through kundalini kriya, meditation,becoming deeply present and conscious of mind. For the timetable look at sanasuma’s facebook page or website.