Self-Improvement or Self-Acceptance?

Self-love”Self-hatred and guilt don’t accomplish anything other than to give us an excuse to separate from ourselves. We go on to treat ourselves like robots rather than human beings. When we do this to ourselves, we also project this non-acceptance onto everyone else in our lives like our friends, family, children and partners.”

from the article Kundalini Yoga Self-Improvement or Self-Acceptance?

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Detta händer till våren!

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För dig som är sugen på att börja/fortsätta praktisera kundaliniyoga och vill göra det i grupp under ledning av en utbildad lärare kan jag nu meddela att jag kommer att erbjuda möjlighet till detta. Dels i egen regi på Konstepidemin i Göteborg (vid Linnéplatsen) och även i studieförbundet Sensus regi.

Konstepidemin
Måndagen den 4 februari och tio måndagar framåt mellan kl 7.45 och 9. Lokalen finns i Blå huset. Kostnad: 1200 kr (10 ggr).

Eventuellt kommer jag också att ha kundaliniyoga med drop-in där varannan tisdagskväll med start tisdag 12 februari mellan kl 19.30 och 20.45. Kostnad 120 kr/gång. (Är du intresserad så hör av dig!)


Studieförbundet Sensus

Kundaliniyoga för kropp, sinne och själ – Introduktionskurs startar 5 februari
Kundaliniyoga i vardagen – Fortsättningskurs startar 27 april
Kundaliniyoga för kropp, sinne och själ – fortsättningskurs startar 13 maj

Det är aldrig försent att investera i hälsa och välbefinnande för egen del. Kundaliniyoga kan ge dig de verktyg du behöver för detta!

Blev du intresserad?

Kundaliniyoga på Konstepidemin: mariafreyskott@gmail.com

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Perspective and Emotional Balance (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

This is a basic technique in Kundalini Yoga and Hatha yoga. Every Kundalini Yogi should master this practice. It is excellent to do before bed to let go of the worries of the day. It is a superior technique to establish emotional balance and calmness after emotional shock or a period of intense stress.

Inhale through the left nostril to stimulate the capacity of the brain to reset the frame of thinking and feeling. New perspectives and connections become available. Exhale through the right nostril to relax the constant computations and cautions of the brain, breaking automatic patterns. The two processes together set a new level of functioning.

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose, with a light Neck Lock (Jalandhar Bandh).

Focus: Close the eyelids and look up at the 3rd eye point.

Mantra: Although this may be done without a mantra, you can mentally use the Bij mantra, “Sat Nam,” to help with concentration. (Inhale, “Sat” and exhale, “Nam.”)

Mudra: Use the right thumb and right Mercury (little) finger to close of alternate nostrils.

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Breath Pattern: Close off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale deeply through the left nostril. When the breath is full, close off the left nostril with the Mercury finger (the little finger) and exhale smoothly through the right nostril. The breath is complete, continuous and smooth. An alternative method of closing off the nostrils is using the thumb and index finger.

Time: Continue with long, deep, regular breaths for 3-31 minutes.

End: Inhale, exhale completely, hold the breath out and apply mulbandh. Relax completely.

The times for practice vary with purpose, skill level and context:

3 minutes is used if this exercise is added to a set/kriya;

10 minutes as a start, if practiced alone;

15 minutes will turn this exercise into a deep meditation;

22 minutes trains the mind to use the state created by this breath as a resource;

31 minutes will cleanse the body and restore the nervous system from the effects of current and past shocks.

Meditation for Royalty in Service to the Divine

med-for-royalty-in-serviceThere is a universal force that keeps the Creation in motion: the force of love, the force of service.

When we flow with love and service in our hearts, it gives us a royal projection on the Earth. Then, the most divine opportunities in alignment with our highest good come to us. This meditation was given so that the mind can surrender to the heart and accept the gifts that the Creation has to give. By opening our hearts, our royalty shines through.

Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight. Bring the hands together 2-3 inches in front of the heart center. The base of the palms touch, as do the sides of the thumbs and the tips of the little fingers. The rest of the fingers flare out to form the petals of the lotus flower. This is called Lotus Mudra.

Focus your eyes on the thumb tips. Breathe long, slow, and deep. As you exhale, feel the breath touch the thumbs. Continue for 11 minutes.

To end, inhale deeply, suspend the breath, squeeze all your muscles for ten seconds. Exhale and repeat the closing sequence two more times. Relax.