Busting our Fears and the Midlife Crisis – Kundalini Yoga

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The midlife crisis does not have to be a crisis, essentially it is a time for self-assessment or revaluation of your life so far. It can hit during the life cycles clusters of 33, 35, 36 or 42, 44 or 54, 55, 56. At this stage in your life you have finished the process of accumulations, which pre occupied you in the first third of your life, now is the chance to decide what worked or did not work? Are you really going in the direction you want to go in? How about your dreams and ambitions when you were younger, have they been fulfilled? When this shift hits it can bring great resolution, creativity, the applied intelligence and understanding of ourselves through consciousness or bring up deep subconscious, sometimes irrational fears, of past failures or the future, that make us feel lost, nostalgic and create a deep reluctance to embrace the future. This overwhelm can easily lead to depression.

During this time of evolutionary change our subconscious fears during these life cycle changes are coming up very strongly. Deep primal subconscious fear is coming up so it can be released. Emotions are very important at this time, in order to release these emotions we must allow ourselves to feel them. The emotional body is the closest to the physical body so it makes us feel physically really uncomfortable and it is difficult to ignore. Not only do we have to deal with these uncomfortable feelings but we also have to deal with how our mind reacts to this discomfort. The mind likes to avoid pain and seeks pleasure. So it generates thoughts to self-medicate or produce emotional satisfaction like shopping, drinking, smoking, drugs, gaming, fixation on other people and their problems, whatever your pattern of pain avoidance is will surface. Avoiding these painful feelings give a temporary relief to your mind but this feel good numbing will not last very long, therefore you will back to dealing with your original emotions.

If emotionally you are really shut down, it will manifest in disease, that is why so many people are suffering from diseases at the present time.

The most primal fear we have to deal with is fear of the material world. Fear of our own survival. This is in our genes, and genetics does not care if you have a comfortable life or money or not, it just cares about keeping the species alive.

Yoga works on the physical plain, emotional and mental level. You have 2 ways in which you can deal with these feelings you can deal with them on the energetic level internally, through awareness, working with your mind, body and feelings or you manifest your deepest fears in this 3-dimensional earth plain i.e. time and space become your teachers. Both methods work but time and space is more brutal.

Yogic science helps us transcend our fears. We are born to be free, manifest our dreams and love that is our purpose here on earth. Deep meditations can rewire our brain to help us deal with our deep subconscious fears, allowing us to internally confront the fear, embrace it to erase it, so you do not have to manifest it.

Once you have dealt with this period of time you will feel emotionally more stable than before. During these times we need to intensify our self-care. Maybe change pace a little, slow down, spend more time feeling great in our skin, meditating into a place of stillness so life can come to us. We need to face the mental fear of the future and conquer it.

Practical Application – Self-care breath

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Self-care breath increases inner energy and strength

boosts the immune system, and cleanses the body.

  1. Sit comfortably in a meditation posture.
  2. Open the mouth and form a circle that is tight and

precise—a boar’s mouth.

  1. Place the hands crossed over the Heart Centre, right over left.
  2. Close your eyes and sense the area under your palms.
  3. Breathe a steady, powerful Cannon Breath through the mouth. Let your mind focus on the mouth ring and shape the breath into a ring. Continue 5 minutes.
  4. To end: Inhale and hold the breath. Relax the mouth.

Mentally repeat: “I am beautiful, I am innocent, I am innocent, I am beautiful.” Exhale through the nose. Do this a total of five times. Then relax.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 12 September 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 13 September 6-7pm      Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 14 September 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 14 September 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   16 Sept 6.30-7.30pm     Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat   17 Sept 6-7.30pm                    Gong Healing @ Sri Yoga Shala, Galle

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Yogi Body Image – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 22 Aug

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How we relate to our Body Image

How should we relate to our bodies and how does this relationship affect our sense of self, self esteem and health? What experiences, beliefs and habits about our bodies do we acquire through our life cycles? When we can answer these questions we can also see how our body image affects our emotions, behaviour and how we relate to our partners, friends and family.

During adolescence into adulthood suddenly we are confronted by the physical changes in our body, our new found sexuality and how the world perceives our body image. We all form a body image during this period. This is formed not only by the physical sensations of our body and how it looks, but it is heavily influenced by perceptions, the media and our emotions.

Our body image is not static, it is a perception of the size, shape, boundaries and emotions evoked by that perception. For example on a good day we may like the way our legs look but on a day we are feeling down we can fixate on how fat the same legs look. This is all a mental perception, your leg shape would not have altered in one day.

In yoga we focus on a healthy, reality-based body concept. We emphasis a postive body image and constructive habits to promote feelings of physical happiness and wellness. We try to understand where any negtive perceptions of the body have come from. Because if our bodies sense of self is distorted, negative and unreal there are many unwanted consequences.

Our body image perception comes from:

  • Our inner experiene of our physical body, health, sensations, movements.
  • Our outer experiene of the body comes from the third person point of view, ie what our friends, family, culture and the media say about our body image.

 

For young women, the image is largely dependant on their mothers and fathers, they will take on the one which is most negative about body image. This may distort their sense of self, they may over eat to numb or protect themselves from life.

Young men can be affected by overly protective mothers or overly aggressive fathers. This may distort their body image greatly, so they feel they need to put on extra muscle to protect themselves from life.

When we feel negative feelings about our body we tend to try and get rid of these feelings. At this point we can either create good coping strategies:

  • Like better eating habits,
  • Self acceptance (if you want something to be difference than it is, you must first accept it as it is)
  • Increased physical activity.

 

Or negative demoting habits like:

  • Emotional eating /over eating
  • Dieting and rapidly exercising to loose weigth
  • Obsessesive thoughts about body image or weight

 

  • Body surgery

For women especially negative feelings about their body image are supported by western culture, mass and social media. A young women’s subconscious is deeply imprinted by unrealistic images of what a desireable women’s body should look like. We are told that if we do not look like a model in Cosmopolitan then we will not be attractive to men. The imprint on our adolescent mind at this stage of our development cannot should not be undersestimated. It is at this time when we most want to be socially accepted, which affects our biology, motivation and emotions.

During yoga we reset the body image, by renewing a positive relationship with the self. We do asanas to feel the strength, flexibility and sensations in our body. This mindful movement, experience of feeling our internal energy, being part of a group or community and accepted as you are, grounds a positive self and helps align our body image with our current reality.

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Practical Application

Notice when you eat your next meal, do you chat with people, read, look at your phone or watch T.V? This demoting habit is about distraction and reward. If you do this you will tend to eat your food unconsciously, eat too fast and then not notice when you are full so over eat. Try instead to spend a few seconds looking at your food before you eat it. When you start eating concentrate on every bite, chew, enjoy the sensations and flavours. Notice when your body feels full. Your mind will never be full, it will always want more because your mind does not have a body.

Notice when you exercise, are you unconscious? Watching T.V to distract you from the physical sensations of your body? If you do this you may tend to strain your muscles, over or under exercise, not feel physically, mentally satisfied after exercising. Once again just like in a yoga practice, try to stay present and focussed as you exercise and see the difference. Get rid of your expectations of what this exercise will make you look like and enjoy the benefits of regularly physical movement and the sensation of wellness it brings to your being.

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raymond.fiona@gmail.com www.sanasuma.co.uk 0778011984

This week’s classes:

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

Tues 23 August 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 24 August 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 24 August 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   26 August 6.30-9pm   Community Class & Celebrate Yogi Bhajan’s Birthday, Gong and Kundalini           Meditation @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation) bring some food to share for the pot luck party afterwards.

Sat 27 August 10-11am             Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sat 27 August 5.30-7.00pm         Healing Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Understand through Compassion or Misunderstand the Times

compassion 1This is the 4th Sutra for our age. If you truly work on developing compassion as a virtue you can clear up a lot of your relationship problems.

The mind and ego cannot understand compassion, it is word, a mental concepts. The mind and ego are all about keeping us separate from each other, finding the difference not the similarity. It is like trying to understand water by just looking at a blue sea, you need to dive in and feel water to understand its special quality. The heart brain feels compassion. We are going through testing times and our spiritual lesson is to know that all humanity is connected as one. Your heart brain will recognise this as a truth. You feel included when someone talks from the heart, smiles at your from their heart.

In fact compassion starts at home. You are doing your best in every situation so feel compassion for yourself. NOT SYMPATHY, but compassionate understanding, instead of being self-critical and hard on yourself, which is our internal dialog.

We all wear masks, but if you look beyond a person’s mask you will see that everyone is trying their best, on the level of consciousness they are at. We need to look at people not just with our eyes but feel them with our hearts. This is hard because in order to do that we need to feel our own pain, that is why it is so challenging to live from the heart. Pain of the human condition makes us feel separate and afraid of one another. We feel alone and disconnected from our divine source. We even fear our emotions. We have to allow ourselves to feels these emotions, accept them in with non-judgemental awareness. This can range from acknowledging ‘tightness in the chest’ or ‘increases in heart rate’ as well as the thought content and emotions that arise. During mindfulness or meditation difficult emotions that may arise become paired with a compassionate and accepting attitude, which may gradually extinguish the fear of experiencing the emotions and any related thoughts. We relate to the experience of pain, fear, loss, etc. as they are, which are changeable and transient states of being, and that they are not characteristic of absolute reality. This may lead to increased cognitive flexibility  reflecting consciously choosing mental content to identify with, rather than habitually responding to provocative external events.

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When you are out tonight or tomorrow make eye contact with people, smile from your heart. You will make that person’s day, maybe even their life because when they see you smiling from your heart this makes them remember their identity on a subliminal level. Inside them there will be sign of relief, and they will be divinely guided. We bring heaven down to earth by lighting up one person at a time.

Meditation – Quick Heart Opener

Sit in a comfortable crossed legged position or in a chair. Close your eyes and focus on the tip of your nose. Inhale through a whistle breath, exhale LA. Continue for at least 3 mins. To end inhale deeply hold and relax.

This week’s classes:

Mon 23 Nov 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 24 Nov Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 Nov 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ Uta House, call 0778011984 (FREE)

Wed 25 Nov 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thur 26 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Yoga to Destress, The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5

Sat 28 Nov 6.30-7.30pm Gong Healing@The Om Space,185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Take the Pressure off – Kundalini Yoga

12096555_395166917356978_4905646554773778319_nThe 3rd Sutra is simple and clear—when you have a deadline and feel the pressure of getting a project done, the way to release the pressure is to simply begin. If you know what your first step is, just do it!

This expansion of consciousness is pressurizing you to change, grow, and evolve on your soul’s journey. It is foolish to hold back this process with procrastination. In truth, we all know within our deepest selves what changes need to be made.

But often we dread and/or procrastinate starting (or completing) tasks and projects. We experience this in a variety of situations—mundane, like cleaning your house; practical, like organizing a project at work; or personal, like starting a sadhana or doing that new hobby you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t.

The first thing to ask is, “What is keeping me from starting?” Each person needs to look within to find their unique issue that is preventing forward momentum.

What is causing the pressure we feel?

  • Worry and stress about ‘what if’ scenarios will only lead to more suffering and paralysis. This is the mind’s play and you’ll end up like a dog chasing its tail.
  • Do we have expectations of ourselves and the situation outcome?
  • Do we think we should do, be, think something that we aren’t?
  • Are we multitasking too much in life and feeling overwhelmed?

There are so many answers, and the question requires you to get to a neutral mind so you can hear the wisdom of your own soul telling you how to heal the blocks, and how to move forward.

When we can experience our true self and maintain a strong relationship with our soul, we live beyond the constraints of time and space. We know our true direction, and can let go of fear.

“You are only free when you are above time and space. When you are afraid, ‘What will happen tomorrow?’ you are not living, you are just dragging. Spirit is above time and space.” -Yogi Bhajan, 7/29/78

Once we are in alignment with our truth, we can begin to initiate change. Using the technology of Kundalini Yoga, we can begin to manifest and sustain new endeavours, no matter how large or small.

“This technology is fundamental to the physiology and consciousness of human beings everywhere. Understanding and practicing the technology of spirituality on a daily basis results in alignment, balance, focus, harmony and the ability to function successfully under the pressures of time and space. It is now time that we must learn the way to be happy and to thrive under these new elevated levels of pressure.” -Excerpt from a paper read at a lecture by Yogi Bhajan on 7/27/99

This mantra brings stability to the hemispheres of the brain and works on the Heart Centre to develop compassion, patience and tolerance, uniting one with the Infinite. It is noted for the capacity to break through deep-seated blocks.

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Meditation with the Guru Gaitri Mantra

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.

Focus: Eyes are closed.

Mantra: Gobinday, Mukanday, Udaaray, Apaaray, Hariang, Kariang, Nirnaamay, Akaamay

Chant and focus on the sound.

Time: Continue for 11 minutes.

Translation: Sustainer, Liberator, Enlightener, Infinite, Destroyer, Creator, Nameless, Desireless

The brain has the capacity to automatically pick it up. These words existed before any language existed. Rhythm mantras are meant to pick you up into the ether. This is one mantra in the world which balances the ether and the Earth.

You can sing it anyway. You can sing it driving, sitting, eating, sleeping; it doesn’t matter. Whenever you utter it, all facets of God will be right in you. Now, when you will do this, after a while you will start seeing lots of things. You will say something and it will happen; don’t worry. Just keep on doing it.

Life is a living experience between the finite and Infinity.

This week’s classes:

Mon 16 Nov 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 17 Nov Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 18 Nov 3-3.45pm Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 18 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thur 19 Nov 7.15-8.15pm Yoga to Destress, The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5

 Saturday 21 Nov 6-7pm Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Attitude of Gratitude

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What fills your heart? Gratitude

What is having an attitude of gratitude?

Very simply it is when you are grateful for the breath of life. We only cultivate gratitude when we feel things are going our way.  We cannot accept all that life holds for us because our mind keeps us stuck in our patterns, polarities of likes and dislikes.

Yogi Bhajan says, “People ask me, what we should do when we feel something is wrong? When there is something wrong, thank God it is not you. When you feel there is something good, thank God that you have learned something. In this way, you can process your life and progress your life.

We need acceptance of ourselves, we are human. Don’t let your mind talk negative, think negative or you will negate yourself. Instead cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Instead of telling people you love them, when you want something from them instead tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Yogi Bhajan says, “We do not want to know how good we are. We want to know how bad everybody else is, but we can never, ever find our goodness this way. If somebody is bad, let it be. But try not to be bad yourself”.

zen-quotesHe says, “Mantra is “man” “tra”. It is a mentally projected vibration that entangles with Infinity and creates the effect. It is a sound system that you, I, me, we, they, thou can all create. It has nothing to do with what you feel or what you are. But when all the vibrations of you and your environments have gone negative, that is the moment to use the mantra. When you chant this mantra with the breath of life, you tap into all the angels of the Universe, including your own great ancestors who have a qualifying life as an angel. It’s quick. It’s fast. It’s purposeful. It brings in what you need”

POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in, chest out, belly in. Physically and mentally straighten your spine, so the channels can be clear.

MUDRA: Bend the elbows down by the sides and cross the forearms over the diaphragm area, parallel to the floor, right on top, left underneath. Grab the right elbow with the left hand and the left elbow with the right hand. Comfortably lock your hands so that you have the elbows in your hands.

EYES: The eyes are closed.

BREATH: Breathe long and deep for 1 to 2 minutes before beginning to chant.

MANTRA:

Har Har Har Har Gobinday

Har Har Har Har Mukanday

Har Har Har Har Udaoray

Har Har Har Har Apaaray

Har Har Har Har Hareeang

Har Har Har Har Kareeang

Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay

Har Har Har Har Akaamay

Nirinjan Kaur’s version of this mantra was used in class.

Chant the mantra out loud from the navel. Continue for 1 minute.

Then whisper powerfully. Use the pranic power. Keep the navel engaged. Continue for 3 ½ minutes.

Then chant silently. Move the breath with the navel. Keep the navel moving as if you were chanting, but you are silently chanting with the mantra. Continue for 8 minutes.TO END: Inhale deeply, stretch your spine as much as you can, while squeezing the ribcage, the area where your elbows are locked, as well as every part of your body. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Cannon Fire exhale through the mouth. Repeat for a total of 3 times. Relax.

This week’s classes:

Mon 14 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 13 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 13 Sept  6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 15 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 15 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Yogi Bhanjan – A Teacher for the Ages

yogi bhajan 2Yogi Bhajan born on 26 August 1929, brought Kundalini Yoga to the West in 1968. He taught over 8,000 classes and inspired thousands of people.  He taught us how to live in today’s world of stress and strife.

He left his body on 6 October 2004. However he is still alive in his teachings and his guidance is available to anyone who tunes into his subtle presence by chanting the Adi Mantra, Ong namo guru dev namo.

yogi bhajan 1Today we celebrate his birthday and his legacy of hope, inspiration and the sacred science of Kundalini Yoga he gifted us for the upliftment of humanity.

My personal experience is that by consciously practicing this technology, I am able to cope better with the challenges in my life and relationships. But especially to be a whole person with emotional intelligence and feel healthier, happier and wiser than when I began my practice.  A special thanks you to all my teachers and for Yogi Bhajan for bringing this enlightened technology to my world. Happy Birthday dear teacher!  Please come and join us today 26 Aug 7.15-8.30pm for a special Kundalini Yoga class and meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col5. Stay for the birthday party, yummy veggie food and carrot cup cakes. Love Fi 0778011984yogi bhajan 1

Communication through the Chakras

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What are Chakras?

Chakras are centers of consciousness. They are focal points of energy that have a direct, immediate, and profound effect on our daily lives. The particular chakra where your energy is flowing from influences your basic behavior and attitudes.  This relationship between behavior and your dominant chakra is key because energy acts like a magnet. We constantly attract vibrations to ourselves that are on the same wavelength as the chakras from which we are operating.   This does not mean if bad things happen to us, we are bad people. It is an indication of where your energy is coming from, once you become aware of this you have a chance to change it. This is your power as a conscious human being.

What is my 5th Chakra?

This chakra is associated with the throat and the element ether. Ether is the condition of space/time which allows the infinite to manifest into creation. It is the twinkle in the mother’s and father’s eye before the feelings, passion and actuality give birth to the creation of children. You can use your 5th chakra as the seed of creation which sets the universe in action to fulfil that manifestation.

Fifth Chakra: Projective Power of the Word Hearing and speaking the Truth. The Teacher. Location: The throat. Organ/Gland: Trachea, throat, cervical vertebrae, thyroid. Color, Element: Light blue, Ether. Yoga Exercises: All Chanting, Cobra Pose, Plow Pose, Shoulder Stand, Cat-Cow, Neck Lock.

How do I communicate through my Chakras?

When you communicate you do so through a minimum of 3 chakras. Your words are rooted from the 3rd chakra. However if your 3rd chakra is weak or you are not using it properly, the overall effect of your communication will be ineffective.

There is always a theme or topic to your communication. The theme determines the next chakra you activate. For example, if you are talking about money or your security, drama, fear, it will be the first chakra that is activated. 2nd chakra if you are describing something creative, what you desire, flirting, convincing someone, etc. 3rd chakra could be a balanced argument or being angry or controlling a situation. 4th chakra the theme of compassion, love, mutuality. 5th chakra themes could be intellectual pros and cons, blunt direct but truthful. 6th chakra themes relate to the macro view, intuitive, creatively insightful, etc. From the 7th chakra you talk about the infinite, sacred self, you will understand the other person and speak so they can understand you. 8th chakra or aura theme could be just your presence, using the Brahm naad (seed mantras like japi) and silence.

The next chakra that is activated is the presentation chakra. How do you present the theme of the conversation? For example we are talking about what to do with some money, 1st chakra and I say why not invest it in teacher training. I have looked at the macro and personal growth idea and presented the money theme from the 6th chakra.

The goal is to engage all chakras when communicating. When our communication comes from our 8th chakra or aura we open up all the chakras in the other person to make our communication effective.

 

PRACTICAL SKILLS TO DEVELOP AND QUESTIONS TO ANSWER

  1. Pull your navel in as you speak.
  2. You must hear what you say. You usually hear the thought, you do not hear the sound of your words.
  3. When you speak are you aware from which chakra you are speaking from?
  4. Do you know the chakra interchange? Which chakra are you aiming at? What chakra are you penetrating?
  5. Do you have the patience to witness these effects? Do you spontaneously recall and process in the subconscious as well as the conscious?
  6. Notice what is your dominant presentation chakra? Why do you think you use this one in particular?

This week’s classes:

Tues 18 Aug 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,

Tues 18 Aug 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 19 Aug 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 19 Aug 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Saturday come and talk to us at the Good market – Race Course, Col 7

Acquarian Yoga Teacher Training – A Life Changer

Final yoga poster Level 1Change your life this year and train to become an Internationally Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. The transformation this will make to your life is beyond words. Whether you want to teach or just transform on a personal level to be at your best, come and join us in Sri Lanka on 28 November to 5 December 2015 as we take a magical mystery tour into the self.

9 MONTHS COURSE
Week 1 – 28th Nov – 5th Dec 2015
Week 2 – 5th Feb- 11th Feb 2016
Week 3 – 29th July – 4th Aug 2016

It includes the theory and practice of KY as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

“Experience is the key. It is experience that validates our understanding. Experience goes right into the heart. No words can replace experience.” Yogi Bhajan

Teacher training will take place in various locations around our beautiful island with inspirational and celebrated lead teacher Tony Nooyens (NL) plus supporting local teachers. The first Retreat will be held at Guava House, an award winning eco design,that was a runner up in the Geoffrey Bawa awards.
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Topics covering the following subjects will be studied:

  • Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Kriya, and Meditation
  • The Role of a KY Teacher, Yogic Philosophy, Patanjali & The history of Yoga
  • Humanology & Yogic Lifestyle
  • The 3 Functional Minds, Naad the science of Sound, The 5 Elements or Tattvas
  • Yogic & Western Anatomy; Chakra Energy System, 5 Vayus, the 10 Bodies

If you would like further information please visit our teacher training page on http://www.sanasuma.co.uk or call Fiona +94778011984.

Everyone welcome to participate.

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.

DETOXING ROUTINE – OIL PULLING

DETOXING ROUTINE – OIL PULLING

DAILY ROUTINE UPON RISING Coconut oil pulling (Baraka virgin coconut oil available at Keels, or Kemara virgin coconut oil at Milk & Honey or Crescat Keels)– this is a detoxing process which allows the toxins which have built up during … Continue reading