Summer Solstice yoga session on zoom
This online Zoom yoga session for the Summer Solstice is for increased immunity and to battle against Corona Virus
Dr Kamalroop Singh recommends some practices in the Corona Virus Pdf via Ayurveda and also three asanas and Pranayam.
Guru Gobind Singh ji writes in his magnus opus the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji:
Tih janiai jat jog.
tab hoi dheh arog.476.
If [God] is comprehended through the medium of Yoga.
Then the body will be disease free.476.
The first asana is Padangusthasana which is the basic ‘forward bend’ and the aim is the put the hand under the feet which the knees locked. This opens the thorax, it helps regulate our circulation, and aligns the spine. Breathing long and deep in this posture is deeply relaxing and reduces stress. All of this makes a great exercise to boast our chest capacity and immunity! This posture can be enhanced by a series of long deep breaths in this pose or bhastrika pranayama. Inhaling as we stretch up, and exhaling as we bend down.
The second asana is Marjaryasana or ‘cat pose,’ in this posture the lungs are full open and supported by being on all fours exactly like a cat. The curvature of the spine allows the lungs to expand more than usual as the force of gravity is reduced. This not only gives them a rest, but allows more air flow. This helps to clean them and thus increase our chest capacity, all valuable to combat the Corona Virus.
The third asana is the classic Bhujangasan or ‘cobra pose’, arching the back in this way not only opens up the lower back and reduces stress on the spine, but also open up the lung, the shoulders help stretch the lungs open and encourage more air flow, thus an increased lung capacity! It can be made more intense by doing ‘breath of fire’ or kapalbhati in this pose. If this is difficult, we can do ujjaiya pranayam.
To complete our session we will do the bhastrika pranayam or ‘bellows breath’ to encourage the lungs to clean out, it is a more intense form of kapalbhati. Then alternate nostril breathing to balance the nadis, the anulom vilom pranayam.
All of the asanas and pranayama expand the chest and allow more air into the lungs. This helps the remove any toxins like excess mucous. They also increase lung capacity. This helps increase immunity and regulates our inner energy, or tapas. By regulating our pranic force it gives us vitality and health.
VAGA YOGA NU - SWEDEN
Bringing lightness to your body: Ayurveda and daily living.
In everyday modern living we can neglect certain areas of our health that reduce our well-being and overall sense of awareness.
By practising certain yogic and ayurvedic techniques we can quite easily increase our wellbeing and awareness, to such an extent that our health becomes stronger and more resilient.
This resilience is both physical and mental.
Seminar 1: Bringing lightness to your body: Ayurveda and daily living.
Seminar 2: Bringing lightness to your body: Ayurveda and daily living.
A. The Ayurvedic/Yoga view of the mind and body.
B. Daily techniques and routines to increase well being.
C. Herbal remedies.
D. Techniques to Detox.
E. Stress management and yoga
F. Managing diet on a daily basis
G. Advanced techniques to increase well-being .
F. The root cause of disease
G. The process of healing
G. Advanced detoxing techniques (panchakarma)
2012 EUROPEAN YOGA FESTIVAL
Breaking through the wall of inner Pain
"Life is not a fight, not voltage. Life should not be suffering."
When we suffer our life can become tense and difficult, and we all know that to return to balance, we have to face this inner pain. Many times, however, this pain become like a wall that is hard to approach, and even harder to get through.
We then try to ignore this internal pain and live with a false screen or face, to shield ourselves from what we think is more suffering, and even begin to isolate ourselves. This will obviously have a negative impact on all areas of our life.
In this workshop we will look at various methods to:
Deal with this pain
Approach it and find its cause
Move beyond it and allow it to resolve
We will meditate on mantras given by the Guru and practice a number of kriyas by Yogi Bhajan, specifically for pain.
Through the meditative mind it is possible to let go of the pain of memories, unload subconscious garbage, and cultivate forgiveness. Yogi ji taught that 'Compassion gives you the strength to go through suffering and yet, feel no pain.'
Guru Nanak states in the Jap ji: 'Sing, and listen, and let your mind be filled with love. Your pain shall be sent far away, and peace shall come to your home.' He further reiterates: 'By listening pain and sin are erased.' So we will conclude with the singing of mantras, that were designed by the Masters to deal with our inner pain.
2005 Summer solstice, USA
The Chandi di Var of the Tenth Master and the psychology of the mind
The Chandi di Var of the tenth master is saturated with Divine-radiance. The Sikh Ardas comes from this composition and is infused with Shakti and Vir rasa. The whole composition is the story of the Feminine Divine and her battle against ignorance. In this workshop I will cover the symbolic aspects in the relation to the mind. This has rarely been commented on in modern times.
The shakti pad tradition was continued and refined by Guru Nanak, with each consecutive Guru. It was given as a seed mantra, where it grew with the Sixth Guru and fully blossomed with the Tenth Guru. This shakti pad was joined to bhagauti, to balance higher and lower chakras. It is for mental healing, confidence, and martial arts. The Guru symbolizes and mythologically personifies this Kundalini Tat as Bhagauti, Chandi, Durga, Kali, Saraswati and Maya Lakshmi.
EUROPEAN YOGA FESTIVAL
The technology of Naada-Yoga in the Jaap Sahib by the tenth Master
The Jaap Sahib of the tenth master is saturated with Divine-radiance.
This technology is based upon the ancient science of Naada-Yoga.
The rhythmic poetry of the Jaap Sahib fills the reader with Shakti and empowers a person through their day.
The Gurmukhi letters created by Guru Nanak stimulate the Chakra centres of the body. Using this science the tenth Guru created the Jaap Sahib to stimulate certain Chakras in the body.
The permutations and combinations of letters create an intonation that is unmatched in the mystic poetry of the world. Come to this workshop to learn about the Jaap Sahib, study the correct pronounciation, and how the letters/sounds originate in the Chakras of the body.
Petr Stef Kišur, clayoven (2018), Music Ashram at Gabricz Festival, Poland
As part of their exhibition Omnibus, Honey-Suckle Company invite Dr Kamalroop Singh and The Blue Lions band to lead an afternoon of Indian devotional music in the exhibition space.
Kamalroop Singh and The Blue Lions belong to the Sikh lineage of the Akali Nihang Singhs, who perform kirtan, a call-and-response form of musical chanting. Featuring traditional instruments such as the Punjabi taus and the tabla drum, and the recitation of mantras in specific ragas, the group’s music is intended to have a profound effect on the mind and body, restoring energy and balance. Music is at the core of the teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, who, in the 15th century, utilised raga – the popular music of the day – as a tool of communication, overlaid with sung poetry known as Gurbani.
In recent years, Kamalroop Singh has collaborated with members of Honey-Suckle Company, as their collective work and individual practices have channelled spiritual understandings of healing, especially those connected to music and sound. The Blue Lions performance within Omnibus further extends Honey-Suckle Company’s ideas of their practice as a collective holistic methodology, with the exhibition activated as a space of deep listening and meditation.