Appreciate Yourself – Kundalini Yoga 6.15-7.30pm Mon 2 Oct 2017@Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

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We often feel unappreciated. We do all these things for other people, but it feels like a thankless waste as no one’s acknowledges us. We expect something from the things we do, achieve, etc. But nobody acknowledges us? Well guess what the most important thing is to feel self appreciation for all you do. In my kids class when a child says, “Aunty, aunty look at me!”, I reply, “That is great but how do you feel? You do not need me to like what you are doing, you need to feel good about what you are doing.”

This is what Yogi Bhajan says about appreciation, “If you appreciate your life, if you appreciate your job, if you appreciate yourself, if you appreciate your surroundings—poor or rich, whatever they are—you are divine. The principle is that you are divine when you appreciate whatever you are. You must appreciate your job, no matter how dirty it is. You must appreciate your misery, no matter how painful it is. The moment you start appreciating misery it will run away. You don’t have to do anything. That’s why you all suffer. Misery doesn’t need appreciation. Misery needs to give you pain. The purpose of misery is to put you through pain. As soon as you start appreciating misery, its purpose is lost. How is misery going to be there?” The Universal consciousness is around and within us, if we can feel appreciation.

Last week I understood this concept. When I was going through a feeling of being really stuck, annoyed, off centre, frustrated, just for a moment I was able to break through and ask myself ok, there must be a lesson in this? Guru Singh’s punch line is, there so much fresh shit around, if I dig deep enough I will find the pony.

How are you going to tap into appreciation when your day falls apart when you are at your worst?

Practical Tips

Move away from the object of frustration, take a deep breath, go and have a shower or drink a cold class of water, or if you have time go for a swim, change the electromagnetic field of negativity around you. Refresh and reboot yourself. Say to yourself even though this is not going well, I appreciate myself and the situation. I will learn the lesson that comes out of this situation, even if I do not understand why this is happening. Do not try to engage your brain, it will only say that life is no fare, there is no justice and why it is happening to me? Drop your expectations of the situation and appreciate what is at the present moment.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 2 Oct 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 3 Oct 9.30-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 3 Oct 3.30-4.30pm   Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 3 Oct 5.30-6.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Wed 4 Oct 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 4 Oct 3-3.45pm         Radiant Kids Yoga@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Wed 4 Oct 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sunday 8 Oct 6-7.30pm Gong Bath@ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle

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Make all your Relationships Authentic – 18 Sept 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

We now know that our real soul mate is when we connect deeply with our spirit. Once we can feel our spirit, we can then start to bring that clear, real relationship we have with our self into relating with others.

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The problem is that our relationships with our friends, partners, colleagues, students, etc. are always in a state of change. They are very complex. We need to keep a clear relationship with ourselves so we can extend that out through our electromagnetic field when we deal with others.  This is called having an authentic relationship.  Relationships even ones filled with conflict we deal with through integrity, kindness, intuitive intelligence  and neutrally.  You always express love, your authenticity  and your soul,  as opposed to your projected fears and defences that are provoked during challenging circumstances.

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Now think of a time in your life when you felt the most authentic and your core self? What do you look, sound and feel like? With whom do you feel you can be yourself without feeling judged? How do you recognise an authentic relationship verses an inauthentic one where you have something to gain from displaying particular behaviour.

Yogi bhajan says, “ Relationship is nothing but a totally extended experience of self”.

For me being authentic is saying what I mean and following through with my words.  I have had to start being more careful with how I relate to people through my speech. Not just saying empty words to fill the time , or making empty promises to please people. I strive to hold the relationship with myself  consciously, not to let myself down or anyone else down. To face relationships evening challenging ones with  love first over projected fears and defences that are provoked by circumstances and act neutrally, from my soul.

The Practice

One Minute Breath: Tune in with Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo 3-5x. Sit with a straight spine. Inhale deeply for 20 seconds, hold for 20 seconds, exhale for 20 seconds. You may start with 10 seconds and build up.  Even if you do this for 3 mins it can really get you back in touch with the true, authentic self.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 18 Sept 6.15-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 19  Sept 9.30-10.30am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5

Tues 19 Sept 3.30-4.30pm   Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8

Tues 19 Sept 6-7pm           Kundalini Meditation@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Wed 20 Sept 5.00- 7.30am  Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 20 Sept 3-3.45pm         Radiant Kids Yoga@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Wed 20  Sept 7.15-8.15pm    Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 21 Sept 3.00-4.00pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sunday 24 Sept 5-7.30am    Sadhana @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5 (FREE)

Sunday 24 Sept 10-11am      Kundalini Yoga@ Sat Sangat Shala, Negambo

Sunday 24 Sept 6-7.30pm  Gong Bath@ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

 

 

Turning 50 today

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Today I am 50 years old.  I am feeling so blessed!  I have very good health, I have a wonderful supportive family, two talented, engaging children, who I am so proud of and a husband by my side, despite his worries and madness is always there for me.

I woke up this morning on my birthday and felt the joys of life, after being on this planet for half a century! I am excited to live the 2nd part of my life.  Our children our grown up now and soon to fly the nest.  Much of the way I feel and act has been helped by learning this wonderful technology of Kundalini Yoga, it has given me a purpose in life, healed my body, daily supporting my physical body, and mentally giving me an inner strength to find the balance in life.  I can embrace, feel and accept the troughs in life, and I am able to see a positive light in most situations, it is just a point of view and how you see things. Becoming a Kundalini Yoga teacher is the best thing I could have done, the joy I get from teaching this technology so that others can see and feel a difference in their lives is very rewarding.  I am very happy to say that I have inspired my husband to practice, he now regularly joins me for my Wednesday class, and what a pleasure to see the difference in him!

Join me for a class at

Every Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm

At The Signal Box Centre, Glenalmond Ave (off Clarendon Rd), Cambridge CB2 8DS

Drop in: £8, Block of 5 – £35

Teacher – Shaunagh

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Vibrate – What energy are you sending out?

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Everything is moving. It’s all energy (and matter). Everything and everyone is vibrating at its own frequency. We’re a human body full of molecules as is the mat you are sitting on and all is moving as we live on a living planet that’s also moving. The earth is orbiting the sun. The moon is orbiting the earth. I love those “you are here” photos taken from space. It helps to take this larger view. It reminds us that with the cosmos comes expansiveness and limitless possibilities.

Ready and awake

For the most part, animals in the wild often remain still, lying in wait. They reserve their energy by springing from and then returning to a natural, neutral state. When the time is right, they spring into action. They do so at just the right, intended moment.

Are we humans that much different? Wouldn’t we also benefit from springing from and returning to our own natural, neutral state? Neutral does not mean passive! It does not mean stagnation. It is not a state of non-awareness. Quite the contrary. It’s a state of full alertness. It’s being truly awake to all that’s around us!  Tip: Setting aside time for a daily practice furthers and facilitates this state of what I would call “alert neutrality.” Some forms include: meditation, prayer, quiet reflection, observation, writing in a journal.

Spring into action and make waves!

Like the strings of an instrument, be it a violin or guitar or your body — and whether it be by way of plucking, picking, or singing — each sends off a unique vibration.

We each have our own built-in vibration creator! Chanting, humming, singing, they all carry their own vibration, too. And, whether you’re on your yoga mat, in the shower, or in your car – use your voice, and vibrate to your own private cosmos!   This will raise your own frequency, and in turn will impact those with whom you interact throughout the day.

It’s as if we’re knocking on Cosmos’s door, and saying with confidence, “Hey there, Cosmos! Bring it on! I’m ready! Clear the path! Let’s go!”

Remember that you may always return to a neutral state. Reserve and extend your energy wisely. Refresh, regroup, and reset. We don’t always need to be clearing a new path. When we are ready, though, we know what to do – vibrate the cosmos, and the cosmos will provide!

Lighten the load raise your vibration

Again, a daily practice plays a helpful role in getting you back to a neutral state and in tune (pun intended) with what you desire to set in motion. What is it that you’d like the cosmos to clear the path for? What burdens are weighing you down, that when lifted, will raise your vibration?

From a place of inspiration and divine wisdom, set the vibration and then let go. Trust the cosmos to clear the path for you. When activated, your desires set in motion the future you intend to create. Your thoughts and your words hold their own vibrations, too. You get to decide which ones you embrace, and which ones you discard. With this (e)motion set in motion, you’re primed to take inspired action. That one action in turn creates another, and another, and so on, and so on. The ripples continue on, creating the desired results.

That is not to say that you’ll be able to control all other vibrations coming toward and all around you! It is to say, however, that you get to decide which tune you wish to play.

 “When you pray, move your feet.” – African proverb

In conventional society, we’re often told “not to make waves.” And, “don’t rock the boat.” Phooey! This Sutra gives us permission – in fact, encourages us – to do precisely that. Ocean waves, sound waves, waves of light — nature is full of waves that carry energy with them. So too, shall each of us. During these enlightened times, the yearning, the impulse, is there. We no longer feel satiated by staying in one place. We feel the urge to raise our vibration. That’s the build-up of pressure that is ready to be released.

Okay, your turn:

Are you ready to vibrate the cosmos? What path do you intend to clear? What are you sending out?  Are you vibrating at the frequency of love? Of service? Of loving service?

This week’s classes:

Mon 30 Nov 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 1 Dec Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

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

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

Thur 3 Dec 7.15-8.15pm Yoga to Destress, The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd, Col 5

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

Sat   5 Dec 4.30-7pm   Healing Workshop LEAD TRAINER Tonie Nooyens, Prana Lounge