Be Contained Inspite of Scandle, Disease – Sri Lankan Kundalini Fest 2020

Be Contained – Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga Fest 2020

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 During times of fear and worry whether it is generated by a World pandemic or by scandal it is important to keep your calm, neutral perspective and ability not to get consumed by the drama.

The drama plays into your reactive mind, the Negative Mind which wants to protect. Once you become saturated with Bad news your Positive Mind or opportunistic mind finds ways for you to escape the Bad news either by creating a counter narrative, rationalisation or putting our heads in the sand in the hope it will all blow over. Neither of these 2 approaches really help us. We need to know what is really happening, but with this knowledge we need to keep a strong sense and connection to soul/self. Tonie Nooyens (Lead Kundalini Teacher Trainer Asia) teaches us to sense and connect with the soul self, plug the holes in our aura which allows the drama to attach itself to and then be in the storm but keep our sense of peace around us like a shield. So water, wind and the storm merely runs off this shield allowing us to maintain a peaceful state even in times of great fear. We will be practicing a powerful kriya to clear our aura of these blocks and then a meditation to remind us of our soul/self this week.

On the weekend we have the blessing to come together as a community of Kundalini Yoga Teachers, Trainers and students and be in Sangat (Spiritual Community). To celebrate the Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga Festival 7-9 March 2020 at Sri Yoga Shala. Remembering that we can only obtain Universal consciousness through Group consciousness.

The first day’s theme LOVE on 7 March 2020 will begin with a FREE class at 5-7am. Tonie Nooyens will then conduct an intro to the Festival 9-11am. He teaches a Healing Workshop on 8 March 1.15-2.30pm and on Poya he teaches a workshop on Forgiveness & Healing 11.30-12.45pm. We have Gong Relaxations and Gong Workshops daily. We look forward to seeing you all at our Festival. Show your %5 discount flyer for this Offer. For more information please email raymond.fiona@gmail.com Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs and brain candy updates raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

Tues 3 March 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Tues 3 March 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga (Shaunagh)@ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 4 March 5-7.30am Kundalini Yoga Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5(FREE CLASS)

Wed 4 March 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

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

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

Sat 7 March 5am -8pm Theme Love – Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga Fest @sriyogashala

Sun 8 March 5am -8pm Theme Seva – Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga Fest @sriyogashala

Mon Poya 9 March 5am -8pm Theme Excel –Sri Lankan Kundalini Yoga @sriyogashala

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Use Pressure as your Guide – Kundalini Yoga 24 Dec 2019

Use Pressure as a Guide – Kundalini Yoga

On a regular basis I feel stress, pressure and tension. The tendency is to let these strong emotions and feelings overwhelm us. If we can stand back and view them from a different prospective we can see they are giving us an interesting message. The message is, we are out of balance, we need to take stock, become conscious and then take action.

Next time you start to feel irritated, hot under the collar and worried, why not just stop, take a moment and a breath. Feel and experience your feelings, even if they are uncomfortable Then use a quick mantra or affirmation to get yourself back into your centre.

Don’t let your strong emotions sweep you away into reaction, use them as a guide to guide you back to your centre, your self and true nature of spirit and light.

Happy Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2020.

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CLASSES THIS WEEK

Tues 24 Dec 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues   24 Dec 6-7.30pm     Christmas Eve Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

Our first Retreat falls on Independence Day 2-4 Feb 2020 at Guava House do not miss it.

Flyer Guava House 2-4 Feb 2020 Retreat

Non Communicable Diseases & Kundalini Yoga

Stress and Non Communicable Diseases

With the pressure, tension and friction we all face on a daily basis, as a practicing yogi I still find it hard to keep up the balance in my life and not get Stressed. I believe keeping stress at bay is an on going practice, which needs to be worked at. My experience is as soon as you rest on your laurels, life spins a new set of challenges which can either push your nervous system to its brink or you can bring your awareness and tools into play to bring you back into balance. So this week we look at how yoga, meditation and mindfulness can help in our struggle to stay balanced and reduce our overall chronic stress.

This brings me to more of the research by assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Director of Yoga Research, Yoga Alliance and Director of Research, Kundalini Research Institute, to include but a few of his titles, Dr Sat Bir Singh Khalsa.

Our mood and how we handle stress have a major effect on the types of diseases we suffer. Dr Sat Bir informed us that this psychophysiology affects us on a biological level as well as effecting our genes (i.e. DNA). When we practice yoga, pranayama and meditation the relaxation response which is triggered via our autonomic nervous system and endocrine system, induces changes in our metabolism, insulin secretion and inflammatory pathways (Manoj K Bhasin..PLOS ONE| www.plosone.org May 2013| volume 8|issue 5|e62817)

Kirtan Kriya (a kundalini yoga meditation) effected the genes that created inflammation in the body and potentially counteracts the adverse effects of inflammation, anti-body responses to vaccinations and resistance to viral infections in the body. (Elsevier, SciVerse ScienceDirect David S Black, Steve W Cole, Michael R Irwin, Elizabeth Breen).

A meta-analysis concluded, when stress was reduced by doing regular yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction and stress-related physiological measures the student had reduced evening cortisol and waking cortisol levels. Cortisol being a stress induced hormone. Systolic blood pressure was decreased. Resting heart rate, blood glucose levels, cholesterol, lipoprotein were all reduced. This was associated with the regulation of the sympathetic nervous system (our go go gas pedal).

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetics, have high blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol were responsible for 71% of deaths worldwide in 2016. Basically what all this means is that if you reduce your stress response by doing yoga as a therapeutic intervention it can help prevent getting these NC diseases in the first place.

This Autumn a total of 160 of newly matriculated students at Harvard Medical School will be learning mind body and resiliency skills (yoga & mindfulness) as part of their training.   As being in the front line of stressful professions. This will hopefully not only help manage their personal stress levels and help them stay healthy. But give them a real experience and therefore understanding on how doing a regular yoga practice will reduce chronic stress and help their patients and society.

This week we have 2 Gong Baths to choose from, this is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your nervous system please come and join us. 

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Tues 10 Dec 9.15-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @9 Greenlands Lane , Col 5

Tues 10 Dec 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga(Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 11 Dec 5-7.30am     Kundalini Yoga @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 11 Dec 6-7.30pm    Special Poya Healing Double Gong @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Thurs 12 Dec 7.45 -9am   Kundalini Yoga (Shaunagh) @ 145/5 Fife Rd, Colombo 5

Thurs 12 Dec 6.30-7.45pm Kundalini Yoga@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Sun   14 Dec 4-6pm       Art of Relaxation workshop @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col7

Remember you can buy your 4000Rs class pass for 12 classes over 4 weeks.

 

 

Kundalini East Sunday – Gong Bath SriYoga Shala 6-7.30pm

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This Easter let us practice resurrecting ourselves and lets do this constantly again and again picking ourselves up each time we fall.  Let us use the collective consciousness of many souls celebrating Easter to elevate our electromagnetic field to be so bright and shiny that we bust out of our blues or downward spirals to feel so elevated & great that we want to be in our own company and others feel great to be around us.

Yogi Ji said,

“Learn from Jesus resurrect, go above it. That Jew did it, they all reacted to him. Roman reacted to him, he didn’t react, he resurrected. They got him after day and a half cured him he lived in Kashmir” (KWTC – Lecture, July 30, 1992, Espanola, NM)

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Let us also use the energy of the Full Moon in Libra to close the door on old habits and patterns  and open up new doors of opportunity, with a Green Energy Set and deep meditation.

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Sunday 21 April 6-7.30pm      Easter Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

Mon 22 April     6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga@Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 23 April    9.45-10.45am  Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col

Tues 23 April    6.15-7.30pm  Kundalini Yoga Shauangh@145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 24 April    5-7.30am       Sadhana @145/5 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 24 April    6.45-8.00pm  Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thur 25 April    6.30-7.45pm Join Kundalini Class Fi and Shaunagh@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

 

Grief, emotional blocks? What are you avoiding?- Kundalini Yoga Full Moon Gong Bath 20 January 2019, 6pm Sri Yoga Shala

After having an amazing, delightful start to 2019, I can truly say that last week has been very testing. This week’s blog is really personal because I am trying to teach myself and all of you how to deal with the shadow side of our heart, the area where grief, sadness and deep pain lives. I wrote about how we should start dealing with happiness and sadness as equal in 2019. But it is so easy to write but so difficult to practice that is why we need to keep up, so we can learn to deal with all emotions and not let our emotional body end up ruling us. The tendency is to numb ourselves to avoid pain, but by closing the door to pain, sadness and grief you also close yourself off to real joy.

One of my kittens was run over last week and I have been dealing with his death and my grief. Grief stricken I turned to my practice, I sat on the mat and went through all my emotions, all my mental images and thoughts, I cried and grieved but eventually I smiled. Then I starting reading about techniques and philosophy which could help me through this difficult time.

When pain, grief, sorrow, etc arise and we block them, they cease to be energy in motion and instead become stuck in our bodies, in our psyches, in our mind.

Three things happen as a result of this one we strengthen the pattern in our body/mind that blocks, avoids, or denies emotions, thereby cutting ourselves off from the truth of our emotion. Two, those stuck emotions have to go somewhere, and they affect our body in some way. (Possibly illness in years to come.)

Finally, blocking, avoiding or denying emotion and allowing it to remain in our body affects how we interact with life down the line. We’ll seek to avoid situations that create painful emotions. We begin to avoid life. For example my why have any pets since we will have to go through the pain of their death.

Our physical, mental and meditative practice allows us to start processing these thoughts, emotions and even blocks. Yogi Ji says that if we keep our navel point strong and centered (please read my earlier writing about the nabhi or navel point) we develop a stoic attitude to life. He specifically recommended bow pose and camel pose.

Having done a strong practice for the last week and a kriya which includes these postures, plus a meditation with the seed mantra SA, TA NA MA, I have been able to see my way through grief, to know it is but another experience, that I can take pain without it overwhelming me and swallowing me whole. If you can sit with it, it will pass and there is joy at the end of the tunnel. I promise.

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Sun Poya 20 Jan 6-7.30pm Full Moon Gong Bath @Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe

Mon 21 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @Prana Lounge,60 Horton Place,Col 7

Tues 22 Jan 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 22 Jan 3.30-4.30pm Special Kids Yoga @Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col 8

Wed 23 Jan 5- 7.30am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)

Wed 24 Jan 3.30-4.15pm Radiant Kids (3-5yrs)@Om Space, Col 5

Wed 24 Jan 6.45-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class@9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5

Thurs 25 Jan 11-1pm Special Needs Kids@ Reach Beyond, Tickel Rd, Col8

 

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