Mastering Polarity – Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

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What are polarities and how do we live with them let alone master them? Polarity describes opposite forces that actually represent complementary, interconnected systems; the physical and the mental, the finite and the infinite, yin and yang, up and down. They are opposites but still part of the whole. Polarities are a physical law of science. Without polarity life would be flat without depth. We can only know how beautiful a sunny day is because we have cloudy, grey and rainy days. The sweetness of clotted salty cream fudge is only made more delicious by the pinch of salt added to the fudge. Polarities really can be complimentary when used in the correct proportion in our lives.

We talked about the mind a lot last week when we dug deep into the theme of meditation. We also find that the mind loves polarities as it is helpful for our functional mind to classify life as good or bad, white or black, etc. We teach our children to know the world through polarity, even their simplest books look at contrast to describe life.   This is because our functional mind in divided into 3 minds, the negative, positive and neutral. The first mind is the negative mind, it sees the danger and pitfalls, it’s job is to protect you. The positive mind sees the potentials, it’s job is to be expansive and creative. The neutral mind assesses the input from both negative and positive and responds from a neutral place.  The neutral mind is also called the meditative mind. This is the mind where we learn to master the polarities.

The Diagonal Energy and Value

Through cultivation of a non-reactive and quieter, neutral mind we can find the truth and juxta position in any situation. Everything is not purely black or white, we can learn to dance on the knife edge of life, the very line that Yin_and_Yang_svg.png

separates the yin and yang   . As yogis we chose, this diagonal energy, the mutual coexistence. The possibility that both realities exist is not contradictory nor is it completely logical! This is not a comfortable place to sit in as the mind craves certainty. The Diagonal values are less about higher notions of perfection, but more about acceptance from a place of conscious reality.

Practical

ATTITUDE FIRST VALUE POLARITY DIAGONAL VIRTUE
Towards Suffering of Others Cannot relate, Cruel, Blame Pity, Bleeding heart, Sympathy Compassion
Towards Danger &Fear Caution, Self Protection Daring, Bravado Bold Courage
Towards Discipline Fanatic, doing everything as a ritual Autonomy, Independent

 

Obedience, Self love
Towards Desire Prudish, Flat, Bored Hedonistic Passionate, Inspired

 

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Mon 26 September 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 27 September 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 28 September 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ at Uta’s 21/21 Ananda Balika Mwt, off Pagoda Rd, Pitakotta

Wed 28 September 3-3.45pm       Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 28 September 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   30 Sept 6.30-7.30pm            Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat   1 Oct     5-7.30am                   Early morning Sadhana @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE)

Sat 1 Oct       9.30-10.30am             Hath General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat 1 Oct       6.15-7.45pm              Gong Healing and meditation @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Sun 2 Oct     10-11am                       Hatha General @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

 

 

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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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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

Life Recurring Themes – Kundalini Yoga Mon 15 Aug 6.15-7.30pm

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The Biorhythms of Life – 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga Mon 1 August @ Prana Lounge

biorhythmIs your life an automatic existence? Are you in survival mode? Or do you live in the ebb and flow of the Universal life force. Our individual lives are either acted out in concert like a harmonious note or discordant and in conflict with these basic micro and macro cycles and rhythms of life, Yogi Bhajan called the Biorhythm of life.

The habits we cultivate, our self discipline and conscious awareness effect our capacity to make key choices that enhance the harmony of the flow or strike a discordant note.

Life’s purpose for the individual is to give us the chance to experience our own infinite nature in the finite realm. Encounter our destiny and build caliber and character through our actions and interactions with others.

At each point in our life we continue to develop, learn and change. The yogis noticed that our life was cyclical. It revolved in 3 main cycles:

  • Every 7 years the cycle of our consciousness and identity. (What are our priorities, values and meaning of life. How connected our we to people and the Infinite)
  • Every 11 years the cycle of applied intelligence. (What are our strategies, how do we manifest our thoughts into actions and how do we perceive cause and effect in relation to our choices)
  • Every 18 years the cycle of physical, health and vitality. (Level of activity, quality of life, lifestyle and wellbeing habits)

If we choose to recognise that our life has a map we can learn to adapt at each stage of our life. We can develop tools and have an emergency back pack to deal with the changing terrain and challenges as we enter each stage.rhythm bio

  • Child 0-11yrs,
  • Adolescent 11-21yrs,
  • Young adult 22-40yrs,
  • Maturity 40-66yrs
  • Elder 66yrs onwards.

 

The Practice

Spend 5 mins making a list of your habits. Now underline the ones that you feel you have learnt unconsciously. For example, I tend eat very fast and not chew my food properly.

Go through each of your unconscious habits and note if you were going to try and change your unconscious habits would it take effort, insight or redirection?

Look at your habits and see if any of them support your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. How do they support you when you face challenges in your life? (For example, if I consciously chew my food and become conscious when I eat, I digest my food better, feel physically well and therefore sleep better and am a nicer person.)

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This week’s classes:

Mon 1 August 6.15-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

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

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

Fri   5 August 6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat   6 August 9.30-10.30am Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sun 7 August 10-11am           Hatha General Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

 

Sunlight Yoga – Feel the happiness 6-7.30pm Mon 30 May @Prana Lounge

Sunlight the Science of Yoga

Light is found in two forms waves and particles. Waves are what we see and particles (photons) are invisible. When you tune in to your higher consciousness, your brain creates a direct connection with these photons through your pineal gland and your 7th chakra the crown centre. The crown centre is governed by the tiny pineal gland which is responsible for brain activity and sleep patterns. The Pineal is controlled by the cycles of the sun. It secretes melatonin which is responsible for sleep quality, dreams and positive or warm and sunny disposition, whereas serotonin is responsible for energy levels and happiness.

When you tune and activate this gland which shrinks in humans after childhood, we do not feel rushed, we feel calm, there always enough time and energy. That is why children have a completely different sense of time to adults. When you feel calm and you have all the time in the world, you sense that you’re equal to your situation. Which in turn allows you to open up to find the solution to all your problems and fears.

Practical

The pineal gland when activated is nurtured and stimulated by light photons, even on a cloudy day, it literally feeds on light. You activate the pineal through deep meditation, dreaming and consciously focusing on and tuning into your highest thoughts. Your eye focus can be at your crown when meditating.

How do you know if you have a blockage in the pineal gland?A person with blocks in their Pineal always believe they can solve a problem and never want any help. They think that they have total control i.e. they believe in some capacity that they are God. This person will also be overly logically and believe that intuition has no place in daily life. Logic is important, but sometimes life isn’t completely black and white and the data doesn’t tell the whole story. This person can be very narrow minded and not open to other diverse suggestions. They will have trouble thinking outside of the box.

Take time out in your day to deeply meditate, tune in to your higher self and turn on the pineal gland to shift your sense of time. Check in with yourself if you feel your being over intellectual and blocking your pineal gland.

To balance the pineal gland, sit inbetween your heals. Make fist with your hands but first place the thumb under the little finger (mount of mercury). Now rotate your fist over each other very fast at heart level. Continue for 1.5 mins. To end inhale hold the breath, close your eyes and look up at your crown, exhale and relax. 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 30 May 6-7.30pm        Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 31 May 6-7pm             Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 1   June 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 1 June 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 1 June 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   3 June   6.30-7.30pm   Community Class @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (by Donation)

Sat 4 June 5-7.30am          Early morning Sadhana @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road (FREE)

Sat 4 June   9.30-10.30am  Hatha Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sun 5 June   10-11am             Hatha Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

   

Yogi Bhajan’s Practical Science of Yoga

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Having watched Yogi Bhajan’s teaching on YouTube LA889, I thought it would be fun and also useful to disseminate some of his practical yogic wisdom to you in his words. Try some or all of these tips for good health because this is what yoga is really about. Yogi Ji says, “Yoga is great because it can help us cure sickness, depression, it can help you with weight problems, it can help you in your daily life, it teaches you daily involvement with your body and mind. I especially like Kundalini Yoga because it is short and effective and it is for house holders. You do not have to remain celibate. It is a very human yoga”.

Food and how to eat?

“The best alternative medicine is good food and daily naps. Food is your insurance for health.

Eat little and drink little every 2.5 hours. We must chew our food. The main diseases start when food goes into your body, unchewed which is unsweetened by our saliva. We must train ourselves to chew.” Chew each mouthful at least 35 times. You will have less gas, your food will give you more nutrition and you will feel full and satisfied with much less food. If possible eat in peace and quiet, concentrating on chewing your food and tasting the flavour.

Waking up Routine

“Just like a cold car that needs to be warmed up before you put it into gear. The body is the same, it is at rest at night and needs to slowly be stimulated before it starts going. So do not just jump out of bed if you want to remain healthy. There are things to do in the morning every day. It is your body which is asking for mercy, kindness and compassion and care. All you need is a good vital and healthy body to give you enough strength to face the day.   When you wake up to prevent back pain you need to do cat stretch 3 times on each side and then adjust your navel energy by doing stretch pose. Then move the feet up and down to adjust the meridian points in the whole body.” Now get out of bed and have a cold shower (see Ishnaan).

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Ishnaan – hydrotherapy

“Technically it is called mercy. You do not have any mercy for yourself, you look after your car, or your house but you do not look after yourself. You need to go into the shower and massage yourself all over balancing your hydro level in the water, which is required. Stand one foot on top of the other and massage them, massage the inside of your forearm, underneath your armpits and your chest. Vigorously massage your whole body. Now dry your body by rubbing hard with a course towel until your skin is pink to increase blood circulation in your skin, so your skin will remain youthful.

You do not drink enough water in the day. You need to urinate properly. When you begin to urinate you need to stop and start, several times. This will exercise the muscles of your pelvic floor and keep them strong. This is like mulbhand.

Now brush your teeth in the morning, at the end you need to take your toothbrush to the back of the throat and clear your monkey glands. They hold all the bacteria you have taken in during the day and night. This mucus must not enter your stomach. Gad that mucus out.”

Deep Sleep

“If you want a deep sleep you need to splash your eyes and face with cold water before you sleep.”

Head and Hair

“Massage your scalp with your fingers, then roll a towel on the hair and tighten it around the head so all 26 bones come together daily. Just for a few minutes.   Also deeply comb your scalp to change the electromagnetic field.”

Prevent Water Retention

“Get a wet towel wring it out and beat your back, it balances your sugar and salt intake. It prevents water retention, spank your back and the kidneys become stimulated and balanced.”

Knee and Ankle problem

Stand up on your toes and sit down a few times, this will stop you having problems with knees and ankles.

Practice this Week:

Sunia(n) Antar Meditation

*DRINK A GLASS OF WATER FIRST*

SIT. Easy Position (legs folded).

EYES. Closed, rolled to 3rd eye (brow) point.

MUDRA (HANDS). Place arms across the chest and lock hands under armpits, with palms open against the body. Raise the shoulders up tightly against the earlobes without cramping the neck. Pull chin into neck.

BREATH. Automatic, natural and slow (or count for five in, five out, until it slows).

TIME. 3 to 11 minutes.

YOGI BHAJAN COMMENTS. This meditation is called Sunia(n) Antar. It is very good for women. It is essential at times when one is worried or upset and doesn’t know what to do, or when one feels like screaming, yelling, and misbehaving. When out of focus or emotional, attention should be given to the body’s water balance and breath rate. Humans are approximately 70 percent water, and behavior depends upon the relation of water and earth, air and ether. Breath, representing air and ether, is the rhythm of life. Normally we breathe 15 times a minute, but when we are able to rhythmically slow down the breath to only 4 breaths per minute, we have indirect control over our minds. This control eliminates obnoxious behavior, promoting a calm mind regardless of the state of affairs. When there is a water imbalance in the system, and the kidneys are under pressure, it can cause worry and upset. Drinking water, pulling the shoulders up to the ears and tightly locking the entire upper area creates a solid brake that can be applied to the four sides of the brain. After 2 or 3 minutes, thoughts will still be there, but one does not feel them. This is a very effective method of balancing the functional brain.

 

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This week’s classes:

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

Tues 24 May 6-7pm            Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 May 4.45- 7am        Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 25 May 3-3.45pm        Radiant Childs Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 25 May 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Sat   28 May 5.30-7pm       Healing Gong Bath @ Prana Lounge, Colombo 7

Plant the seeds of your future with your Presence – 6-7.30pm MON 25 April 2016 Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge

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Yesterday I really felt and understood the value of being present in each moment. I went to a Whirling Dervish Workshop run by Sufis who practice the Religion of love. It was so beautiful, so inspiring, we all left feeling full in our heart, uplifted and humble in the presence of the ultimate love when the finite self joins the infinite self.

Your greatest task in life is to maximize the value of your presence. Fill your life daily with Yoga, Dervish whirling and meditation. By coordinating your movement, with your breathing, with your speaking — all into a united team . . . asanas, pranayams and mantras all as one.

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With this united-union (original meaning of the word yoga), you engage your brain into a lucid, theta state; your body becomes at ease with effortless efforts, and your emotions are transformed into devotions. This manifests — this is true yoga — the total union between all of your parts . . . being one with everything and unconditionally connected. When you’re in this higher state, and anything gets dumped on you, it becomes fertilizer for the seeds of your ideas. At the very least, you think bright thoughts; have a moment of forgiveness; you use words like inspiration and innovation, which lead to actually living in brighter terms. Sounds idealistic, but yogis have practiced and perfected this for thousands of years. They were the first ones to evolve past the pursuit of instinctual revenge and into this idealism . . . they found it works. Find the fertilizer in your nasty moments; plant seeds with your presence; act in a lucid state of ease and effortless effort, and remain united with the true value of your ideals and your ideas.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 25 April 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

Tues 26 April 6-7pm         Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 27 April 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 27 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Thurs 28 April 6.30-7.30pm Gong Bath @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (1000Rs or by donation)

Fri   29 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Resonate with Mother Earth – 6-7.30pm Mon 4 April @Prana Lounge, Col 7

The earth is resonating at 7.83 Hz per second, this is a very special frequency. It is the same frequency as when the brain slows down to a Theta wave, which corresponds to us feeling relaxed, happy and joyful. The German physicist Professor W.O.Schumann of the Technical University of Munich discovered that there are electromagnetic standing waves in the atmosphere, within the cavity formed by the surface of the earth and the ionosphere. The earth’s electromagnetic frequency is called The Schumann resonance. Now you are thinking why I am blogging about electromagnetics again? Well, because it is so important to understand our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing is interdependent on electromagnetics.

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In fact, the physical condition of early astronauts deteriorated severely while in outer space because they were away from the earth’s magnetic field and resonance. The problem was solved by introducing the ‘Schumann Simulator’ into all space shuttles, a magnetic pulse generator mimicking the Earth’s frequency. This demonstrates the simple fact that we cannot be healthy if disconnected from the natural biological frequency of the earth.

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The Practice

We need to chant, sing, hum, listen to gong, crystal bells, white noise, breathe deeply and meditate, every day to change the frequency of our brain to resonate with mother earth. Spend time walking barefoot on grass, on the beach, etc. and just feeling yourself connect with Earth this most elemental force.  We will be chanting RA, MA, DA, SA, SA, SAY, SO HUNG. (Sun, Moon, Earth, Breath, Breath, Breath, I am thou) in a circle for 11mins visualising the earth and sending healing to our Mother as she heals and protects us in return.

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This week’s classes:

Mon 4 April 6-7.30pm   Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7

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

Wed 6 April 4.45- 7am   Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 6 April 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   8 April 6.30-7.30pm Community Class – BY DONATION ALL WELCOME, The Om Space

Sun 10 April 5-7.30pm     Hatha General@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Prana Lounge will be closed from 11 April to 17 April 2016. The Om Space will be closed from 13-17 April 2016. Happy Sinahala and Tamil New Year!

STOP Resisting LIFE! Meditation 6-7pm Tues 23 Feb @ The OM Space Col 5

We all find ourselves complaining about the way things are and not living life. Whether it is the traffic, weather or way people drive in Sri Lanka. Our mind takes us to memories or experiences that no longer serve us. How do we solve this problem?

back supportIn every moment there is the announce but also the beauty. It all depends on your focus or fixation. Our subconscious mind tends to fixate on situations. People being late, loud noises, etc. But if we move our attention away from this fixation or resistance to what exists and focus on the wonderful parts of the moment, the air moving against your skin, your breath, we

can see the perfection in any moment.

When your thoughts register annoyance, frustration even for split second, even if you do not show it, your energy becomes 70% introverted into the subconscious and 30% projected. Your subconscious is programmed to protect, therefore it will become fixated on this annoyance, frustration, fear instead of seeing the whole picture.

The registration of an emotional or mental charge then gets lodged in the subconscious. If you do not resolve it within a particular period of time this thought/emotion becomes a fixation. Fixation in the subconscious is outside the range of our intellect. When this load builds up it will start to control your reactive mind. Not only do your own thought patterns stack up in your subconscious but you have been gifted through epigenetics, i.e. your ancestors unfinished issues. These get deposited into your subconscious at birth, to enable you to clear 7 generations of subconscious fixations. What can I do?

Tip 1

At the moment of fixation, you need to be vigilant and present, recognise what your brain is doing, breath deep, say a prayer, chant a mantra mentally or aloud, anything to break the fixation/resistance which will hold you in your emotional patterns.

You are given this opportunity to live so you can learn to receive life as it comes to you. Complaining is like doing nothing it will only waste your valuable energy.

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Tip2

The beauty is when you stop complaining and start accepting the process of life, recovery begins. You are transformed in a single life time.

Channel all your emotional charge into understanding how your emotions work.

When you feel OVERWHELMED it leads to feeling LOST.

When you are LOST you start to feel disconnected and DEPRESSED.

When you connect to your emotions again DEPRESSION becomes hot depression and you start feeling all of your supressed ANGER.

ANGER channelled makes you feel DETERMINED.

DETERMINATION makes you feel CERTAIN and now you flip between CERTAINTY and DOUBT.

When you stop flipping and you are FULLY CERTAIN, you will feel BORED. If you can tolerate the boredom you emerge into the middle path or as the Buddha said balance.

BOREDOM (like being in meditation) is the doorway to your enlightenment, no extremes no acceleration, balance.

BALANCE brings devotion, inspiration, enthusiasm.

All because you became overwhelmed.

Tip 3

Accept was is and you can get to what is to be. That does not mean staying fixated on one emotion, it means feeling it and letting it move to the next.

Sat nam

Fi x

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This week’s classes:

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

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

Wed 24 Feb 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

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

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Move out of your Comfort Zone – 15 Feb 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge

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Does the world feel like it is moving too fast to keep up with? Technology going at breakneck speed whether it is underwater drones, driverless cars, to stem cell treatment helping people with Multiple Scorsese MS to walk again? The challenge is that we need to feel safe in this fast paced environment during the changing of the age.

Breaking the mould, we have created is frightening. This is what is happening to your kids or the younger generation, they are moving beyond our comfort zone to break all the moulds we put in place to make us feel safe. We must allow this, as this is how innovation is generated. Fruits needs to be greater than the tree who gave birth to it. If we stay trapped at the vibrational level of our brain mind connection, which is constantly rehashing old material we are not allowing our future to unfold. Evolution tries 50,000 things to discover one thing that works, i.e. 49,999 mistakes. Imagine allowing a part of your life to go beyond your limits so you can allow yourself to dream, make mistakes and not be curbed by criticism.  When you are the dreamer, different from everyone else you will be criticised and you have to be immune to that criticism. You have to value yourself so much that your body’s Immune system is willing to protect you against outside attack. (Look at the blog on how to increase your value)

Practical Application

You need to spend time every day, outside of your mind, meditation. Walk the middle path like Buddha. Understand that logic is the gravity which keeps your feet on the ground but spend time in magical fantasy daily. This is real freedom and how evolution changes the universe. Things you bring from your past polish the ones you want to keep or discard those that no longer serve you. Do what you do when you clear out your fridge with your habits and mind. Get rid of the old ones that do not serve you and dream up new ones that uplift you.

community yoga classSafety

When we feel safe we open up our hearts and allow the new into our lives. When you love someone, what is really happening is that person makes you feel so safe that you can open yourself up to feel the love that exists always. The people you do not love do not make you feel safe therefore you are not open to feeling the love that always exists. You need to breath consciously in situations when you feel critical and unsafe. Make yourself feel so relaxed and secure that you are always open to the love that exits in every moment. This is how we can feel safe even when expanding out of our comfort zone.

Meditation for Haunting Thoughts

In yogic tradition, it is said that this meditation successfully removes unsettling thoughts from the past that surface into the present; that it can take difficult situations in the present and release them into the hands of Infinity; that this can be done in just 40 seconds and it really works!

  1. Lower the eyelids until the eyes are one-tenth open. Concentrate on the tip of the nose. Simply say the mantra Wahe Guru aloud in the following manner:Wha: Mentally focus on the right eye. Hey: Mentally focus on the left eye. Guru:Mentally focus on the tip of the nose.
  2. Remember the encounter or incident that happened to you.
  3. Mentally repeat Wahe Guru with the focus as before.
  4. Visualize and personify the actual feeling of the encounter.
  5. Repeat step 3.
  6. Reverse roles in the encounter you are remembering. Become the other person and experience that perspective.
  7. Repeat step 3.
  8. Forgive the other person and forgive yourself.
  9. Repeat step 3.
  10. Let go of the incident and release it into the Universe.

Exercise to Increase Energy and Release Rage

Begin with hands in loose fists at the shoulders, upper arms resting along the sides of the torso, elbows pointing down. Inhale as you alternately straighten one arm from the shoulder, twist the fist out, and “punch.”Exhale as you draw the fist back to the shoulder. Repeat with the other arm and keep alternating arms. Focus the open eyes on one specific point, like a target, that you are punching. Continue at a rapid pace for 1-5 minutes.Really move strongly from the shoulders. Rage is a combination of sadness and anger and often resides in the shoulders. Do not do this exercise facing another person—face a landscape or visualize a vast horizon line. Offer it up to the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether.

Sat nam Fi x

This week’s classes:

Mon 15 Feb 6-7.30pm     Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7

Tues 16 Feb 6-7pm          Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 17 Feb 4.45- 7am    Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)

Wed 17 Feb 3-3.45pm     Kids Yoga @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Wed 17 Feb 7.15-8.15pm   Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road

Fri   19 Feb 6.30-7.30pm NEW Community Class pay by DONATION @ The Om Space

Sat 20 Feb 9.30-10.30am Hatha General @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5

Sat 20 Feb 10.30-4.30pm Art of Yoga Full Day Workshop @ The Om Space, Col 5

Sun 21 Feb 10-11 am Hatha General @The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5