What is your legacy for 2018 – Kundalini Yoga

legacy 1Last week we healed our insecurities and the barriers we had erected to dealing with the challenges of life by using the grace of god meditation. This week we think about legacy, the ability to have a selfless, infinite projection into everything we do in our lives. Legacy means the deeds and characteristics we will be remembered by. What would you like someone to say about how you lived your life and what lasting character you created when you die. Will you just leave money and property to your loved ones, or will they remember you for your kindness, tolerance, compassion. Think of any person you admire, for example what characteristic springs to mind when you think of Mother Theresa? Compassion. Selfless sacrifice? Martin Luther King, justice, equality? Gandhi, peaceful resistance?

Yogi Bhajan the Master of Kundalini Yoga, who came to serve humanity in the Aquarian Age, came to the West to share his legacy, the technology of Kundalini yoga. He came to establish a legacy not a lineage. It is our great blessing to have the guidance of our Spiritual Teacher, Yogi Bhajan, and the connection he gave us to Guru Ram Das and the Golden Chain. Yogi Bhajan transformed the traditional concept of a ‘spiritual lineage’ to one of a spiritual legacy. Historically, a spiritual master would pass his wisdom and lineage on to only one disciple or from the master to his son. Instead, Yogi Bhajan passed on the sacred technology of Kundalini Yoga and its legacy to all who would come to the energy of the Golden Chain as held by Guru Ram Das—the Raj Yogi and Guru who opened the doors to any seeker who would come.

Now spend a few moments thinking what type of legacy or characteristic you would like to focus on for 2018. When you walk into a room what is your energy going to be, a healer, innocent, purity; open, compassion? Hold that thought as many times as you can during the day to hold that energy and project it into your life and those who meet you. Be your legacy in 2018.

Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com   0778011984 Merry Christmas and Happy 2018. I will see you all in January.

This week’s classes:

Mon 11 Dec 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 12 Dec 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 12 Dec 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Wed 13 Dec 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Thurs 14 Dec 3-4pm             Kundalini Yoga, Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

 

 

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The Bitter Principle

Yogies, what is the Bitter Principle and why do we need to add it to our Detox?

The bitter principle works by stimulating the bitter receptors in our tongue, boosting digestive enzymes in our stomach, thereby improving and strengthening the digestive system.

Digestive weakness and decrease in stomach enzymes  both reduce the assimilation of nutrients by the body. Stress can disrupt digestion and this further decreases the body’s vital energy.

We all suffer from weak digestion at some point here are a few indicators to be conscious of:

  • anemia
  • excessive gas
  • painful digestion and intestinal cramps
  • poor fat digestion
  • poor protein digestion
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • loss of energy and vitality
  • excessive craving for sweets, fats, and carbohydrates
  • food allergies
  • digestive weakness due to mental overwork and lack of exercise

How to add this to your diet?

Twenty minutes before eating stimulate your taste buds with something bitter.  Bitter gourd is a great one, cut a slice of it and eat it raw or cut 2 inches of the bitter gourd blend it with a little water and drink a teaspoon like a shot.

If you have a neem or margosa tree in your garden, take a leaf wash it and chew on it.  It is not only a wonderful bitter but it also is a boost for your immune system.

After Dinner Calmative Foods.

After you have eaten your meal, to finish the digestive process why not chomp on our wonderful Sri Lankan cinnamon.  Do you know we grow the most valuable cinnamon in the world?  Buy yourself some cinnamon sticks, preferably organic and chew a 1/4 inch of a cinnamon stick after dinner.  It will make your mouth taste and smell fragrant.  It helps reduce candida a bad fungus in the body, reduces the rise in blood sugar after food and also increases the bodies ability to respond to insulin, thereby making it a  perfect way for diabetics to finish off their meal.  Finally cinnamon calms the digestive system allowing you to finish the digestive process you began with your bitters.

May the detox be with you!  Still a few spaces left on the Guava House Retreat for anyone interested please telephone 0778011984.

Love and light

Sanasuma