Sat Nam !!!!!
Many of us enjoyed blissful kundalini yoga under the majestic trees at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens on Sunday morning the 16th of February .. being our own divine Valentine and treating ourselves ? .. Heart chakra balance/opening Kundalini Yoga it was! .. yoga in nature has to be the most amazing bliss …

A big heartfelt thank you to all you divine and very generous yogis and yoginis that made it to our Botanical Gardens class on Monday morning … it was magical!!! Between the 26 of us we raised $209.10 for the RSPCA!!!! How wonderful!!! Bliss for all!!!!! Feel free to check our fb page and tag yourself in any photos you love ..

www.facebook.com/adelaideyoga
Or connect to me directly: Sabine Abnashjot Toh

I hope this March newsletter finds you feeling awesome!

Just a reminder:
********this week we have our Thursday night class ONLY! I am away in Melbourne for yoga training (Sat Nam Rasayan) over the weekend, so no Saturday or Sunday class this week โ€“ only this week! ๐Ÿ˜€

The following week, Thursday March the 6th:
************* we start one chakra each week series! It will be fantastic to delve deeper into the profound effect the chakras have in your life, body, mind & spirit! A specific kriya for each chakra, each week!!! Joy and self-connection and harnessing your amazing potential!!

If you wish to know more about chakras, you may find more info on my website here:
https://kundalinistudio.com.au/classes/kundalini-yoga-inspirations/4/

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I would love to share an inspired excerpt from a book I loved over 10 years ago and still resonate deeply with, and this connects to the awakened and balanced chakra flow we will work on, beautifully..

You Can Live Joyfully

I will speak of joy, compassion, and higher purpose, for many of you are searching for peace and a sense of inner completion. Most of you are aware that peace comes from your inner world and that the outer world is a symbolic representation of that which is within. You are all at different levels of perceiving the process by which you create what you experience.

What is the path of joy? There are many life-paths you can choose, just as there are many ways you can serve on a planetary level. There is a path of will, a path of struggle, and a path of joy and compassion.

Joy is an inner note that you sound as you move through the day.

What brings joy into your life? Do you know? Are you aware of that which makes you happy? Are you so busy fulfilling your daily obligations that you put off to some future time those things that make you feel good? The path of joy deals with present and not future time. Are you holding an image of what life will be like one day when you are happy, but not feeling that sense of well-being right now, today?

Many of you fill your time with activities that are not soul-directed but with activities of the personality. People may have taught you that self-worth comes from being busy. There are two kinds of busyness, however. Personality-directed activities are often based on โ€œshouldsโ€ and do not express your higher purpose. Soul-directed activity is always an expression of your higher purpose.

The senses often distract the personality, capturing its attention from moment to moment. The phone call, the child, the constant voices, the emotions of others — all are energies that grab your attention throughout the day and can distract you from your inner-directed messages.

True joy comes from operating with inner-directedness and recognizing who you are.

You may have many reasons why you cannot change your life right now. If you do not create reasons why you can, change will always be a future thought, and you will not be on the path of joy. In this world you have chosen to come into, you have been given physical senses and an emotional body. Your great challenge is to not be distracted by that which happens in front of you, or is pulling on you or calling to you, but instead to find your center and magnetize to yourself all those things that are in alignment with your inner being.

Are you setting it up so that people are pulling on you, so that your time is full, but you are not filling it with the things you want? You have the power to change that drama. It comes from your compassion for who you are and from your sense of inner freedom.

Orin & Daben, Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
from Living with Joy

******And yes, exciting new lunch time kundalini yoga from 12:00 noon-12:45 pm at the Bliss Wellness Oasis in Compton Street at the Central Market.
If you work nearby and would love a lunchtime boost, or know someone who might, you know where to find me! The atmosphere at the Bliss Wellbeing Oasis is sublime!!!!
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*******A community sunset beach class is now planned for Tuesday the 18th of March. Please rug up really well, brining your own mat, blanket & water! It could get quite cold!!!! Iโ€™ll keep it dynamic and physical to help us with that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will create a facebook invite. It could be very cold.. please discern for yourself if this is for you … If the weather is unsuitable it may get cancelled, so PLEASE check with me before attending :-). A few days afterwards is WORLD WATER DAY! Let’s start it early :-).
Here is info about it for you:

On March 22nd, World Water Day and the Spring Equinox, we invite you to UNIFY with us as at a Sacred Body of Water in your region.

There is only ONE Body of Water as all rivers, streams, lakes, oceans and clouds are connected. All humans, regardless of race, religion or creed, were born from a womb of water, depend on water to live and connect with water everyday. All cultures and sacred traditions have practiced water blessings, from people praying in the Ganges to Baptisms in churches. All animals and plants need water to survive as well.

WATER UNIFIES US ALL.

UNIFY circles will be gathering with their prayers and intentions in the water, on the water and at the water to re-establish our relationship with this sacred medium of life.

Ancient cultures have held a deep belief that our inner consciousness has an impact on the world around us and modern science is now beginning to support that. Could the state of the world’s waters be a reflection of our emotions, a mirror of our inner state? What would happen to the living being of water if millions of us UNIFY with the water in our own bodies and shift our relationship to all water everywhere.

7pm start at Henley Square in the sand, near the jetty.

Donations go to Adelaideโ€™s womenโ€™s & childrenโ€™s shelter.
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Enjoy the rest of the newsletter: chakras, inspirations, music to uplift and how to book in.

Thank you for journeying along this pathless (unique & personal) path with me/us and sharing it …

Namaste in great joy,
Sabine Abnashjot

M:0424029032
W: www.kundalinistudio.com.au

Chakras 1 & 2

Muladhara

Our root chakra is situated at the base of the spine and is the seat of Kundalini. It is concerned with self-preservation, oneโ€™s animal nature, taste and smell.

Physically: it is associated with the legs, nervous system, spinal column, urinary system and adrenal glands.

Emotionally: it relates to our sense of stability, security in the physical and material sense, grounding, survival, connection to the physical plane, human potential.

Personally: it has association with our depth of feelings, ability to change, tolerance, acceptance of others, body image, relationship with our mother.

Spiritually: to be fully aware of our spiritual selves, we must be grounded and realistic about who we really are. We are spiritual beings, experiencing this physical life as part of a greater understanding of all facets of existence.

Vibrationally: spinning at lowest resonance and vibrates to the colour red and musical note C.

Element: earth

Human Talent: acceptance

Shadow emotion: resentment

Basic rights: to meet basic physical needs

Physical signs of imbalance: disorders of the bowel, digestive system, anus and large intestine, issues with feet, legs, knees and lower back, eating disorders, insecure and worrisome.

Affirmations:
I am able to nourish myself.
I am grounded.
I am stable.
I feel connected to the oneness of life and the universe.
It is safe for me to be here.
The earth supports me and meets my needs.
I love and tryst my body wisdom.

Svadhisthana

Our sacral chakra is situated 2 inches below the navel and lies near the abdomen, womb, genitals and governs sexuality, reproduction and creativity.

Physically: it is associated with the ovaries/testes, uterus, bladder and lower digestive tract. It influences general health and the functions of the liver, pancreas and spleen. It is our gravitational centre.

Emotionally: it relates to our sense of self-acceptance, self-esteem, and feeling secure in self. Being able to process emotions wit awareness and feeling connected to others.

Personally: it has an association with our ability to be sensual and fulfilled. As it is our centre physically, and imbalance here can be of a physical or emotional nature.

Spiritually: this chakra is about our creative expression and emotions towards self.

Vibrationally: it vibrates to the colour orange and the musical note D.

Element: water ~ movement, connection, being โ€˜fluidโ€™ in the dance of life. It is connected to the moonโ€™s gravitational pull on all fluid constituents of our body.

Human talent: creativity

Shadow emotion: guilt

Basic rights: acceptance, freedom and creative expression.

Physical signs of imbalance: disorders of the reproductive organs, fertility problems, menstrual difficulties, sexual dysfunction, loss of appetite for food and bladder issues.

Affirmations:
I am at home and at ease in my body.
I am in balance in my relationship between myself and others.
I deserve pleasure in my life.
I make my decisions from a place of faith.
My creative drive is strong and exciting.
I move easily and effortlessly.

Chakras 3 & 4

Manipura

Solar Plexus/Navel Centre

Physically: it is associated with the pancreas, kidneys, liver, gallbladder, spleen and digestive system.

Emotionally: it relates to our unconscious mind! While all lower chakras are related to โ€˜the emotionsโ€™ our current emotional state is most strongly manifest in this chakra.

Personally: it is associated with our own views of ourselves, for e.g. how confident we are, our sense of self discipline, oneโ€™s personal power, ability to meet personal challenges and most importantly our sense as an individual.

Spiritually: this chakra is about the ego. Not in a sense of high opinion of oneself but the ego-mind, which can dominate our thought processes thus keeping us detached from our true selves.

Vibrationally: vibrates to colour yellow and musical note: E

Element: fire

Human talent: commitment

Shadow emotion: anger, agitation, blind desire

Basic rights: to act, to be an individual, to be personally powerful

Physical signs of imbalance: disorders of the upper digestive tract i.e. ulcers (duodenal or gastric), Crohnโ€™s disease, Diabetes, gall stones, hypertension, hypoglycaemia, liver disease and chronic fatigue

Affirmations:
I am honoring myself.
I am comfortable being who I am in this world.
I express my power without fear.
I honor the power within me.
I can do whatever I will to do.
The fire burns within me.

Anahata

Our heart chakra is situated behind the sternum in the area of the heart.

Physically: it is associated with the thymus gland, heart, lungs, arms and hands

Emotionally: it relates to our sense of love, including self-love, intimacy, devotion, giving and/ or acceptance of love, unconditional love.

Personally: it has to do with our ability to love others and to love ourselves. This kind of love is unconditional and when in balance, we find it easy to be compassionate, empathetic and altruistic. We do not need to attach any conditions to our willingness to show love.

Spiritually: this chakra gives us the ability to offer love without expecting anything in return. It allows us to see that there is good above and beyond that which we can physically see.

Vibrationally: this chakra spins to the colour green and the musical note F.

Element: air

Human talent: compassion

Shadow emotion: grief

Basic rights: to love and be loved

Physical signs of imbalance: disorders of the heart, lungs, breasts and arms. Heart disease, asthma, pain related to angina, high blood pressure, immune disorders, early/late onset of puberty, conditions affecting the arms.

Affirmations:
I am free to feel my true feelings, and be at home in my heart.
I am free to feel my passions, and be at home in my heart.
I am free to feel my desires, and be at home in my heart.
I am worthy of love.
I live in balance with others.
There is an infinite supply of love.

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Be inspired!

It’s LIFE.’

It’s a journey…
No one is ahead of you,
or behind you.
You are not more
“advanced”,
or less enlightened.
You are exactly
where you need to be.
It’s not a contest…
It’s LIFE.
We are ALL teachers,
and we are ALL students.

Anne Warby

Things donโ€™t always go as planned. Good things canโ€™t always be planned. Be flexible and open to lifeโ€™s twists and turns.
No one can understand your journey, unless they have walked your path. Never let anyone else decide your self worth or judge you.
Focus on your priorities, but take things in stride. Make decisions, not excuses. Live one moment at a time. Count your blessings, not your troubles. Let the wrong things go.
Look for lessons in unforeseen obstacles. Ask for help. Give as much as you take. Make time for those who matter.
Laugh when you can. Cry when you need to.
Remember – Love is the most important thing in the World.
Have Faith, and do the best you can, with all you’ve got.
And always stay true to your values.

Back Towards Light

Music to uplift:

Mirabai Ceiba
Many of you asked about the music used in last week’s class, it was Mirabai Ceiba: Awakened Earth. The entire CD is just amazing!

Here is a selection for you: Extremely powerful, uplifting and sublime … some of my favourite music!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrzZjK1ztYk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An7Btc7Qmds

How to book in plus class times:

Thursdays
beginner-intermediate
Norwood 7:00-8:15 pm
280 Portrush Road
Clayton Wesley Church
Enter via Union Street

Saturdays
beginner-intermediate
Norwood 11:15 am-12:30pm
280 Portrush Road
Clayton Wesley Church
Enter via Union Street

Sundays
beginner-intermediate
Norwood 4:00-5:15pm
280 Portrush Road
Clayton Wesley Church
Enter via Union Street
$20 casual class
$18 concession (negotiable)
many class passes available (5 class passes, 10 class passes, 20 class passes, please refer to my website)
You may pay online (I’ll give you banking details), with paypal or with cash at the class venue.

Please book in, if you get the chance. ๐Ÿ™‚
Plus private classes, 1:1 classes.

Plus free community classes – by (you decide) donation and all proceeds go to a nominated charity!

Booking in:
All it takes is one minute of your time, or less .. you open www.kundalinistudio.com.au and 1/3 rd of the way down to your left you see a booking calendar .. (under the SEARCH option). Choose ‘Classes in Norwood” then double click on the pink rectangle that pops up saying ‘book’. Tick the time and the quantity, add your name, Email and Mobile number, and finally just add up some numbers to show you are a human being, not some machine trying to book in as a virus or something like that .. and all done!!! No need to pay in advance!
It really helps me a lot, and I thank those of you that book in!

Deep Namaste and thank you so much !!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚