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Alchemy of Yoga

 

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Energizing yoga can help transmutation, using the sound of gong. Energizing yoga helps awaken energy centers, and energy channels. Experience our full potential, and overcome obstacles through self-expression.

Be very conscious of your breath. The breath is how you control this bio-computer. You’ve taken the time, your life, to program it so far. The only way to gain control of it is through your breath. So be conscious of each breath. See if you can actually stay with the breath and not be distracted by your mind. Not let yourself daydream. Not think of something else that you’d rather be doing. Just be here now. Inhaling Wah, Exhaling Guru, long and deep.

Called by practitioners "the yoga of awareness", it focuses on "the expansion of sensory awareness and intuition in order to raise individual consciousness" and aims "to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others." "Kundalini Yoga consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas, pranayama, and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength." —Yogi Bhajan

Aura Expansion

 

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Placing our bodies into archetypical postures (asanas) causes the energy within our system to flow more efficiently. As we utilize the breath through pranayam we are able to control the chattering of the mind and reprogram it through the use of mantras and affirmations.

Once in a state of balance we can supercharge our bio-computers with prana and ride the force of creation to our fullest potential!

Yoga is not an intellectual exercise. Its a holistic experience for your body and mind. Inhale up, shoulders are back, chin is down, everything in line, pull the spine, lower centers sealed up. Vibrate upwards, change the frequency. You are coming from the heart. Compassion, selflessness. Exhale relax your breath, eyes are closed, spine is straight.

To Be A Real Human Being

 

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Discovering tools that we can use daily to energize our bio-computers when our operating system is overloaded with spam and junk mail. Activating and balancing our energy centers and learning to gather and move life force through our body to create the beautiful radiant humans that we truly are.

Be very conscious of your breath as you practice yoga online. The breath is how you control this bio-computer. You’ve taken the time, your life, to program it so far. The only way to gain control of it is through your breath. So be conscious of each breath. See if you can actually stay with the breath and not be distracted by your mind. Not let yourself daydream. Not think of something else that you’d rather be doing. Just be here now. Inhaling Wah, Exhaling Guru, long and deep. Watch yoga videos to see how best to do it.

Triangle pose is one of those positions where if you practice it, it tells you what is wrong with your body. If it’s hard for you, or if there’s pain in your side for example, then there is a problem with either your gallbladder or your liver. So the idea is to do this pose for a minute each day and just take an inventory of your body. See how your feel. Cause it should be natural and easy. It aligns the magnetic field. It puts all the meridians back in the proper frequency. A really simple exercise, but it requires that you just take a minute and do it.

When we do a set of exercises, it’s called a kriya. We do a set of exercises that flow together and that hopefully have a theme. The theme tonight is overall health of your body physically, the strength of your aura, your frequency and your magnetic field.

We are beings of light that inhabit this physical body, this human archetype, this journey of DNA that we’ve all made. The idea in yoga gives you the power to have the control, not only of this body, but of your mind. You have to make that distinction, as a yogi, between you and your mind. That means you have to go into meditation, deep silence within, and try to find your real essence, the light that illuminates this body. That’s really the purpose of this life.

The purpose of this class is to give you some clues through our yoga videos about how to get back to that point of origin, that point that we all started from, that bindu, that place where it took two bodies to make one.

So it’s your job as a human being, a being with an aura, a hue, to find the origin of that aura, of that light. Differentiate that light and the physical manifestations, the symptoms, of that light. So you have to have a discerning intellect. Doesn’t mean you have to be intellectual. It just means you have to be aware and not be taken in by the illusion that’s constantly put in front of you, not only this material world but of your own mind. You have to have that discerning part of you that sits back in this body cave and observes the truth with joy and wonder, because it is an infinite horizon that you live on. That infinite horizon is always beckoning. You have to be able to stand on the precipice of that horizon, that cliff overlooking all eternity. You have to have the presence of mind to just laugh and be joyful in that experience.

Hold the breath. Seal off the lower triangle. Put a pressure at the sphincter muscle, put a pressure at the diaphragm. Physically feel as through you’re pulling the energy upward or sealing off the lower centers. You’re eliminating the leaks of consciousness, the leaks of energy. Exhale. Relax your breath, long and deep. Stay centered within.

The Definition of Kundalini

 

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By raising our kundalini in the most definitive way, we are raising our personal vibration to stand firm in the hectic energy of daily life. Creating a calming, joyous place of beauty within we have a space we can step into to breathe and center ourselves when we get stressed out. This allows us the freedom to respond positively and productively to what life gives us rather than reacting based on the past programming of our bio-computers.

The path of yoga requires consistent yoga practice and regular attendance to class. Whether you practice at home or receive the medicine of this biomechanical workout at the studio, you must do to the yoga in order to see its benefits. Yoga is used for creating a dynamic ease in the spine. This class will get you rooted in minutes and have your heart flowing into your hips. Knowledge of yoga brings energy to destress your body. Kundalini is an energetic yoga practice, utilizing breath to calm the nervous elements.

In this class we study apana and prana, principles in an yogi's energitc environment for awakening conciousness. Yogi Bhajan tells us that the body is a conscious machine, a vessel to hold consciousness, and at the root a divine egoless presence. The mantra "Ek Ong Kar" cures depression and creates a force of light and love for all to master their mind.

The Grace to make your Soul’s Journey with Nihal Kaur

 

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“Grace is the strength of Character to be you, and never let yourself down, or anyone else down.“ - Yogi Bhajan

Guru Ram Das. Guru Guru Waheguru. Sat siri. Sat Nam. We're about to rock a class on grace, grace as it pertains to our identities. Lift the sternum into the thumbs, elongate the head. Take a few deep breaths.

Let's synch our breaths together, squeeze out all the air, inhale inhale inhale, hold the breath, exhale. Ong Namo Gurudev Namo. Inhale deeply, connect with the sweet breath, connect with your soul right now, the base frequency beneath all experience. Connect with the soul's destiny, the bright light, all you we're meant to be.

Feel yourself being fully capable to be everything you are here to do, everything you are here to be. Breathe long and deep. Bring the legs together and stretch them into infinity. The neck comes into alignment. Keep the pelvis tilted up so the pelvis stays on the floor and keeps your back safe.

Blossom with each breath. What's perfect about the block? What is the opportunity to learn? How can I grow right now? This is grace. This is what blossoms us into learning what we have been resisting. Keep blossoming. In every moment whether we think there's something wrong or not, we have the opportunity to remember that we are divine, and that we belong to the divine.

In my myself I am yours. Even when life throws us a curveball, we can say "That's weird, but divine, I belong to you." Feel your gorgeous center. Resplendent.

Inhaling forward, exhaling back, inhaling Sat, exhaling Nam. It's the power of the rhythm with the breath, with the Mantra, that makes Kundalini Yoga so effective. The rhythm, with breath, with mantra. The three together catalyze your energy, catalyze you at a cellular level, in a way that you can experience your greatness in a way that you've never seen before. Catalyze your greatness and stick to it.

Your neck is the sacred bridge between your heart and your body. Show your love here, your conscious breath, your conscious motion. When you come into being with the truth of all things, you realize that it is always the choice to be a victim or a winner. It is how we tell the stories of our lives that creates new desires in ourselves to be liberated. Allow the self to be liberated and spoken.

This is called "Developing the power to win". This is a strong and fluid motion. Feel your body gaining strength. Do it as you listen to the mantra - "I am thine in my myself". Let your rhythm sync up to the rhythm of the music. Go within, and contemplate the very possibility that you belong to the divine. I am think in mine myself, Waheguru."

Amelia K. Chapman - "Integral Hatha with pranayam"

 

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The class focuses on intention. We will focus on the power of intention in movement and integrity within the asana and the self. We will begin with the breath and incorporate movement as meditation. We will then move into some accessible, but powerful asana and guided visualization, followed by music-assisted relaxation and gong meditation.

The style of the class is Integral Hatha with pranayam, meditation, low impact vinyasa flow focused on strength, integrity and intention. Sukh called it Kundalini/Hatha fusion

Teachers Bio: "I would come back to the asana in times of stress, whenever I needed to still my mind, or I was hoping to foster change. I really began to deepen my practice during my Music Therapy Internship- I found that asana helped to melt away the business of the day and still my whirring mind. The ability to be present to whatever was happening within body and breath became a space of sanctuary; an ongoing reminder to slow down, breathe deeply, and continue on. As I continued to journey, my practice evolved from an experience to an integral part of my day to day.

Amelia is a graduate of Seaside Yoga Sanctuary's Integral Awakening Teacher Training program, earning her Certificate in 2013. Amelia explored meditation, guided relaxation and breath work as part of her Bachelors from Duquesne Univeristy. She has also attended a 10 day Vipassana Meditation course in 2012, and has deepened her yoga studies with Gabriel Benjamin, Melina Mezza, and Christina Sell, Sukhmandir Sing Khalsa, Justin Bench, and many others.

Amelia approaches teaching Asana with a strong sense of alignment and anatomy; she offers modifications, tips and adjustments with sensitivity to the student\'s individual strengths and areas of growth. Amelia\'s background in Music Therapy and work in clinical settings comes through in a hands-on, person-centered approach. In addition to work in the community, Amelia has taught yoga in clinical settings, including forensic and hospital. Her classes often feature breath work, meditation, guided relaxation, chant and mantra work, live music and a creative approach to asana. Amelia currently teaches with Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, offering Hatha yoga, Restorative yoga, Partner Yoga, and a closed, 6 week Beginner Series.

Amelia studied Music Therapy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with a BS in Music Therapy and a minor in Psycholgoy, then went on to complete a six month internship at Saint Elizabeths hospital in Washington, DC. Amelia obtained the MT-BC credential in 2010, and has been continuing her education and professional development as a Music Therapist, ever since. Amelia co-facilitates a monthly community drum circle with Cathy Rivera, MS, MM, MT-BC in Seaside, CA at Seaside Yoga Sanctuary.

"As a Music Therapist, I work closely with individuals and their treatment teams to develop music-based interventions that align with the goals, desired outcomes, musical preferences, background, and experience of each person. I especially enjoy encouraging clients to explore expression through creation- whether it is through song writing, composition, improvisation, learning an instrument or musical play. Always, we focus on the process of music making- the lessons learned, benefits gained, conversations along the way and personal growth that come are part of that process."

Courage: Stand for your Dreams with Nihal Kaur

 

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“Fear won’t go away, but it doesn’t need to dictate your action.”

This class works on the kidneys, to confront our fear, and opens the heart, to lead us forward.

Archer Pose: Aligns all ten bodies (soul, 3 mind bodies, physical body, 5 energy bodies), focus on connecting with your brightest destiny. Breath of Fire is not for ladies on heavy menstrual days nor pregnant.
Chanting Har: Connects us with the creative energies of our reality. Make sure to feel the connection between the tongue as it strikes the roof of the mouth on “Har” at the same time the navel pulls in. Chanting Waheguru Waheguru Waheguru Wahe Jio with Kunchun Mudra: Connects us to the Cosmic Divine Intelligence as our beloved friend. Pucker the lips and feel them vibrate with the sound as you chant. Activating the lips this way opens our heart to intimacy with the Divine.
Translation: Wow Transcendence, Wow Transcendence, Wow Transcendence, Wow Great Beloved Soul.
When done accurately, Kunchun Mudra powerfully allows total relaxation of the body, it is equivalent to exercising for 48 hours straight. Use your stamina to keep all muscles of the body, especially of the diaphragm drawn up. This class supports and protects us by nourishing the body and our connection to endurance to follow through on our goals.

“Let your vision be your loved one, for whom you’d do anything. Defend its honor! Take a stand!”

Purnam is a practice where we harvest that prana into our hara (energy center).

Our kundalini gains strength and we take on the courage of a warrior. Practice sensibly, do yoga in our kundalini class to facilitate body and mind awakening.

Feel your tension evaporate into an inner healthy core. Ego dissolves as we light each pose and loosen tight arms through wellness. This class increases our agility through wisdom and brings the tone of cultivation to remove fearful conditioning and generate courage.

Connect with True Guru and Kundalini Healing with Khenpo Karten Rinpoche.

 

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By releasing our ego to the guru principle (all events and relationships that remove our darkness), the mind easily engages in humble cleansing. Kundalini awakening is what happens when our energy centers are filled with pure light. By doing Kundalini yoga, the anatomy of our hands and knees and spine is fundamentally strengthened to prepare for such an awakening.

We are able to relax into right relationship with the coming age through siri meditation. The practice is non-dogmatic, suitable for all faiths, based in science and the ancient power of our dynamic potential. Get connected to find peace in your awareness. Meditation brings knowledge, and true knowledge can result in karma modifications. Through kundalini meditation and gong, you can build within yourself a philosophy of love. Kundalini is the warrior’s creativity.

These poses create happiness within, which is our natural state. Kundalini yoga allows us to experience peace as we cleanse stuck energy. This movement, breath, and matwork is the key to an open heart and freedom from pain. Ujjayi (warrior’s breath) is a way to cultivate your power as you move toward atma jnana, the realization that one's true self is one with all that is.

Members - Supreme Consciousness - Yoga from the Center of the Earth

 

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The practitioner intends to place him/herself in alignment with the flow of Supreme Consciousness, also known as power or perfect balance. Yoga for alignment and intention, to be used for connecting within. It has been definitely stated that in the four sides of the spiritual sky there is four different transcendental abodes and occupied by the Truth which equals love. In this unity It is a mistake to think that ordinary persons are never in communion with God or the Ultimate Truth. The spirit is available to all who have motivation to connect with infinite frequency. We have the ability to look within and ride the spiral of energy from the center of the earth. In discovering how to meditate, we open ourselves to deeper relaxation and creativity, which are the gateways to compassion. This class is perfectly designed as yoga for beginners, and also intermediate yoga.

Use your mind and body for the purification of both cold and hot sides of the personality. Health can be achieved by purifying the water within, before undergoing a preparation to accommodate new energies: as poise, controlled by the receptive female side, balances physical traits, interacts with intention, controlled by the outgoing masculine side. We use yoga as a way of undertaking commitments to ourselves toward more enlightening practices. This class uses balance postures and helps elevate the body's intuition and mind strength. Mind relaxation and meditation are keys to successful forms of joy. These purification "asanas" help clear phlegm, and include procedures for deriving positive results from "negative" patterns, which are generally manifestations of stuck energy. Join us in our calming breathing meditation.

Supreme Consciousness - Yoga from the Center of the Earth

 

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The practitioner intends to place him/herself in alignment with the flow of Supreme Consciousness, also known as power or perfect balance. In the four sides of the spiritual sky there is four different transcendental abodes occupied by the Truth which equals love. All of us can be in communion with God or the Ultimate Truth. This spirit is available to those who have motivation to connect with the infinite frequency. We have the ability to look within and ride the spiral of energy from the center of the earth. In discovering how to meditate, we open ourselves to deeper relaxation and creativity, which are the gateways to compassion.

Use your mind and body for the purification of both cold and hot sides of the personality. We use yoga as a way of undertaking commitments to ourselves toward more enlightening practices. This class uses balance postures and help elevate the body's intuition and mind strength. Mind relaxation and meditation are keys to the daily experience of ever-new joy. These purification "asanas" help clear stuck energy and they derive positive results out of burning up our "negative" patterns. Join us for this calming breathing meditation.
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