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A love affair with exercise

A reminder to me,

I’ve been around many exercise environments, there is nothing I wouldn’t do or try. At times I have been in darkness, in defeat and in others in euphoric accomplishment bliss. Commonly the greatest thread of treasure that each experience holds is the blissful heady high of escapism. Removing the tensions, mumbles and muses held within my body and soul from wherever I am in that particular day. Exercise is self love, self respect, a soulful safe heady space.

Exercise is a river, my body is the only one that will fight for me, fall for me and love me. It is beautiful yet taken me years to learn this. Not a mirror beautiful world, an ultra ordinary miracle beauty at work. It thanks me for space, for peace and for the tranquility of acknowldgement of calling it in. It is an army of one; a full heart, driving it again, savouring its beat and vibration. At times its felt much like a love affair.

For me exercising isn’t a fight, it’s not always a gym, a heady run or a studio practice. At times its just been the utter awareness and continual up and down of the crazy days of exhausting mother day care. Yet within it I find its gem of treasures.

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From gym buff, to meditation on a mat, to hot yoga to the peaceful serene, each all complete me and ‘get me together’. They enable me to be at peace with my body, to value that I am a woman and to respect my feminine. I wonder at its ability to produce beautiful children, to carry the stresses and strains of gritty emotion, yet always deliver. If I look after it, it sheds its illness, it heals, it breathes a new life of lustful fire. Freedom; just love,  it becomes my most beautiful companion. A gorgeous crazy design.

Time sits well with my body. I have learnt that the glitches, its stories the pelvic traumas of birth are here to stay and its ‘our story’ of raw marriage. I have to accept it for its amazing and continual play.

I sit on my gym shoe strings, they show me peace and many places of new. Each gifting zeal, excitement and a rise to the gift I love. In my eyes I am grateful for it each and every day.

It shows up in hedonistic love, it is complimented, it breathes life to every day, experience, relationship and feeling.  It completes me.

I am in Love with every moment of our relationship. Thank you, you are my voice and I adore you.

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withgeorginaGeorgina is a yogini, mother, and has worked as a fitness instructor. A studier in sports medicine and sports coaching, yoga instruction & Reikii II Practition. She uses her knowledge from her degree studies to build on her passions; wellness and prevention. Founder of “A fat lot of good” she encourages women to live in the moment, love what they do, and love themselves in order to share that love with others. “We are all connected. In order to have a truly peaceful, loving, and mindful community, we first must have those values rooted

within ourselves.”

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About

‘A Fat Lot of Good ‘was born in 2007 and continues today as the Health and wellbeing hub. It is the belief to nurture to the next level of a healthy life;  with the caring hand of a qualified fitness and nutrition coach.

Whereby health is considered in terms of physical fitness and nutritional choice. Whereby a commitment to a healthy practice and choices enhance self growth, not the image in the mirror.

‘A fat lot of good’ investigates good care and attention to Health, in selection of good exercise, good nutritional choice and fitness. With it it promotes a community of good wellness that comes from finding the holistic practice of what health means. It is a 360 degree hat.

Georgina Land, Founder, A Fat Lot of Good, A Fat Lot of Good Girls, Blissiplineguru

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

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The art – and science – of using plant oils in treatment.

Aromatherapy is a truly holistic therapy, taking into account the mind, body and spirit of the person seeking help.


Aromatherapy as a complementary therapy has its roots in the most ancient healing practices of humankind, for the plants from which essential oils have been derived have been used for thousands of years in healing processes before the technique of distilling oils was discovered.

It is in recent years that we are only now re-discovering the lost heritage of knowledge to the natural holistic therapy benefit plant based topical product can have.

As a trained Aromatherapist I will look far beyond the application of essential oils for aroma, and will seek to help the whole person in maintaining a balance of mental, physical and spiritual health. Essential oils lend themselves readily to a sensitive and subtle approach, for each has many physical properties blended and tailored to treat a specific symptom after the consultation process.


Essential oils are often balancing in their effects, helping the body to return from an imbalanced state which ends to illness, to the ideal balance representing health and wellbeing.

As an aromatherapist I embrace the oriental idea of Yin and Yang and self practice of Reiki along with sports massage technique. Where all the energies of the body and mind are sought to be in a state of balance, seeking a state of help and maintenance.

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There are many qualities to the use of essential oils

:: A Massage with essential oils is the most beneficial primary method of treatment, combining the effects of the oils themselves with the important element of contact between the aromatherapist and the person seeking help to treat a specific symptom or outcome.

:: By prescriptive product preparation; essential oils are readily absorbed through the skin in preparations or compresses.


Essential oils are readily absorbed through the skin, and whenever used in massage or prescriptive preparation the aroma alone can have a subtle but real effect on the mind, and via the mind, on the body. Inhaling the oils also has a direct effect on the body, as some part of the oil will be absorbed via the lungs and will enter the blood stream in that way.


Examples of prescriptive therapeutic treatments::

Relaxation

A very high proportion of individuals whom turn to aromatherapy for help are suffering from symptoms caused by stress. Massage is a wonderful way to help stress, and bring the receiver into a state of deep relaxation. Each of my sessions include instructional simple relaxation technique and grounding as a regular part of the an aromatherapy treatment.

Rejuventation

All essential oils, to a certain extent promote the growth of healthy new cells, and it is at the cellular level that aromatherapy looks to complement.

Women’s Health

Essential oils can also be used to balance hormone levels and can be very helpful for women at and after the menopause.

Circulation

The circulator system can itself be affected by some oils, stimulating circulation locally to the area to which they are applied, aiding to healing processes.

The feet

Footbaths and massage of the feet can be very important in terms of balancing and the energy flow; literally ‘grounding’ for someone who is living too much in the head.


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The methods and principles of Aromatherapy can be embraced into other complimentary therapies which I invite into each session relevant to individual. Aromatherapy will help to stimulate the bodies own healing processes and it is one which I invite you to try.

Massage with essential oils is by far the most important application of aromatherapy as it provides the best effective way to introduce essential oils to the body, allied to the therapeutic power of touch for mental wellbeing. All of my therapy sessions treat every individual as unique taking into consideration the whole person in body, mind and spirit.

It is recommended to have a full body massage, to sufficiently receive as much essential oil into the body to have a therapeutic effect where the skin absorbs the oil into the receiving bloodstream.

  

Treatment

Duration

Full body massage

60 minutes

Full body massage

90 minutes

Aromatherapy Footsoak, mask & foot massage

60 mins

*Prescriptive topical product is recommended post treatment, price varies per treatment. 

*Do not embark upon self treatment with essential oils, properly used they are very safe indeed to enjoy the many health benefits. Yet some oils present hazards to a toxic level in the body and some of which can be poisonous.

Holistic Massage

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Massage is a wonderful way to help release stress, and bring the receiver into a state of deep relaxation. Massage can lend its hand to a complementary palliative therapy.

A holistic massage includes grounding and relaxation techniques as part of the treatment, with a deep relaxation technique and environment. With calming, soothing and uplifting diffused essence and topical preblended wax.

Utilising a variety of movements to relieve pain, ease tense and tight muscles increase circulation and benefit the physical body in other ways. Applied to the superficial muscles, that is those muscles which are visible below the skin.

A sense of of general feeling of mental wellbeing will usually result, and this is the important effect of relaxation experience after a holistic body massage.

The benefit of body massage is cumulative, regular massage will prolong the feeling of wellbeing for ever increasing periods after each treatment.

The method is to ensure that the massage physically encompasses the whole body and with that the consideration of the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

As well as releasing tight muscles during the treatment, massage can act as a form of re-education, helping you to become aware of the fact that we are tensing certain muscles uneccesarily, and to feel the difference between a tight, or contracted muscle and a relaxed one.

Very often we do not recognise the fact that we are tightening certain groups of muscles until we experience those muscles in a relaxed state during and after a massage. Although it is a perfectly normal reaction to tense muscles when we feel mentally tense, it is important to be able to let go of this physical tension before the tight muscles themselves convey a sense of discomfort and unease to the mind, thus setting a vicious circle of tension. This is one of the ways in which mental stress can lead to real physical symptoms, but massage can read this chain of events.

Holistic Massage (Use of wax)
Back, neck and shoulders45 minutes
Full body massage60 minutes

Movement & Rehabilitation

‘I am opening and inviting female conscious breath and movement 1:1 sessions in the beautiful setting of Borde Hill, West Sussex. Experience fluidity of the body with breath and seated movement, leading you into an understanding of how to slow down time in your body, mind and nervous system – Expect personal exploration – A delicious time – Join me in the hearth of learning your bodies grace’ ~ Georgina

45 minutes of a restorative space, complete with conscious breath work, guided meditation, Reiki, yogic restorative stretches, to calm and relax your overworked space

£45 Per Session (1hr total)

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I am most passionate to guide people to their personal medicine, wisdom and reclaiming their sovereignty.

Practicing and committing to a self centric practice can be a powerful tool to make life easier which at times will allow all else to fall away.

I have been studying anatomy, physiology, fitness and holistic principle for over 20 years. In recent working as a teacher trainer has allowed me to go even deeper with my practice and to truly embody the benefits of fitness theory in application. Creating real discipline has been a gift for me where fitness hygiene and good human movement is a tool for clearing the mind and having true connection and appreciation for the human anatomy.

I understand just how important it is to have clarity, focus and support around your goals. The coaching component of any one to one mentorship and self care training offers exactly that. It is also a chance for you to work through any stumbling blocks you might face and adds an incredible richness to your health and fitness journey.


A gentle one to one female session caters for any level. I work to empower you to achieve your wellbeing and health goals. My practice and programmes have the warmth to take you away from the noise, from whatever level you are, onto a truly rooted, fit, strong and healthy state, both physically and mentally.

All sessions are designed to help you spark (or re-spark) your exploration of seeing yourself with kindness. An invitation to create eastern practices and goals that are fit for you within wellbeing of self and activity.  Working together you will learn to let go of the idea that your practice needs to be one certain ‘project’ or format and to focus in on a practice that is even more nourishing and more authentic to you and your life path. There are so many to gently use, investigate and play with.


For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to help people see themselves with kindness through the tool of being healthy in a circular method and have been working with groups on E-Courses, talk therapy and exercise. This has been transformative for me and other women as a tool for healing and positive goal setting.

A space for regular restorative self care

In our busy stressful lives we all need a little more time for ourselves, a little more time to soften and absorb, relax and release, to simply let go and become present.

We all need restoration in our lives, wether we are physically burned out, mentally exhausted, emotionally drained by relationships or just constantly stressed and tired; renewal and restoration is an essential chapter in all of our lives.

Sometimes, we simply need to take the time to unwind, relax and gift ourselves restoration to be able to replenish our own spirits.

Cleansing your mind and body frequently helps alleviate tension and physical strain, whilst stimulating personal growth, clarity and peace. A simple 45 minute to an hour commitment to promote self expansion within your body and restoration within your stressed or tired mind can give this very release.

What does this session promote?

45 minutes of a restorative space, complete with concious breath work, guided meditation, Reiki, yogic restorative stretches, to calm and relax your overworked space.

Each session focuses on different themes that hold familiar tension, wether physical or emotional.

A mantra and journalling inspiration with every practice: simple techniques that will aid you to stay grounded, self present and relaxed as you move through your week.

Real life applicable ways to take a practice of relaxation into your world so that you may take your calm with you wherever you may go.

What is included in a 45 minute session?

  • Restorative and relaxing practices that can be practiced anytime.
  • Mantras, Yogic and Reiki principle, journalling and inspirational reads to spark inward reflection and restoration for stressful moments in life.
  • Topics to consider to meditate upon to help bring restoration to your experiences, your relationships and everyday life.

Who should use this weekly space?

  • Anyone needing silence or refuge from their busy stressful lives.
  • Anyone hoping to restore and renew themselves in body, mind and soul.
  • Anyone holding chronic tension or pain within their bodies.
  • Anyone interested in hoping to find more release and flexibility in their bodies.
  • Anyone hoping to reduce stress or anxiety in their lives by slowing down in a manageable, efficient and effective way.
  • Anyone wishing insight into simple breath work and mindfulness practice.
  • Anyone searching for inspiration or a deeper understanding of themselves.
  • Anyone looking for friendship in the safe comfort of a feminine space and community.

How does it work?

‘It is important to support each others empowerment rather than our wounds and victimhood. Our primary goal is to help one another to take back power, tap into our strengths, restore our ability to dare, and activate courage and commitment to ourselves and our own lives.’ ~ Guru Rattan

Weekly book and drop in sessions will give you a new lesson every week. Each lesson is your own practice to refer back to whenever you wish. If you miss a lesson, it doesn’t matter, they run weekly ready and allowing you to get back to your self care routine.

Sample Classes

We will cover major facets as a framework and foundation to understanding self motivation partnered to longer series of themes. Examples of which:

Breath of life is your life :: Prana & Pranayam

Creatures of Habit :: Apana, digestion and elimination

Where are you at ::

Everybody is a healer ::

How to have a really good nights sleep ::

How to get up and have a great day from the morning ::

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This therapy is offered through The Clinic at Borde Hill with Georgina Land

Free Gift & Cost

Each session is £45 payable upfront; when you sign up for 10 sessions upfront you will also receive the award of one 11th additional session for free. Discounts will also be given to other treatments and offers.

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The session will open with tea, sitting on sheepskins, bringing blankets from our nests, finding stillness and soaking in calm in one anothers warmth. We will consciously share in the stillness of a safe feminine space and cultivate connection together through the practice and learning of self nurture techniques, theory and into personal reflection. This time will melt away, blending with relaxation, sharing, smells of aromatherapy and taking away healthy eastern practices of self connection and onward reflection.

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This womens space is one in number, nurturing and hidden away in a beautifully intimate room in the tranquil space of the Borde Hill clinic for a unique safe sheltered experience. An oasis for the mind in a peaceful setting where you can establish a new routine of self nurture practice and self love method, allowing your inner calm to surface.

Subject to limited availability (small group bookings available)

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Self Care Ritual, Aromatherapist, Bodywork & Yogic Therapist

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Nourish |Appreciative, connective & intimate relationships

February invites in the culture of love; the topic of being a little more connective and melting into the essence of tenderness. Finding consciousness is the foundation to being that little bit more aware of being connective. How often do we project our wants upon others?

Learning to be more connective

To be heart centred is to be in alignment with the touching of the self, at this point you receive the match of coming together in relationships. Feeling into others, to see and to listen with deep alignment. Where the other person is you.

Gratitude & acknowledgement

Appreciate and acknowledge love in action, look for it and learn to soften to anothers heart and gesture. Invite in this gratitude and acknowledgement into your relationship space.

Giving up the right to be right

In the western world we are constantly evaluated and trained there is value in being right, but to what purpose?

It is important to listen and observe, to retire the right to be right. To provide spaces of ‘listening scapes’ where learning to hold your own energy and that of the other person to experience and gain an understanding, respect and capacity for empathy. With respect and support can come empowerment.

Humour

When the need to be right escalates, humour and fluidity dissipates. To take away from the big and serious is a necessity to find laughter inside of drama. It has its space.

Honesty

Brutal honesty must still carry respectful expression. Thinking about its reception, learning to not talk at each other but to listen to one another.

Communication

In Kundalini Yoga, communication is everything. We create our world through communication. We manifest our spirit through communication. We can destroy ourselves or someone we love with incorrect communication. The science of communication is thoroughly studied, and of the upmost importance.

Yogi Bhajan teaches that “With any communication, one center (ie – chakra) is involved. You have to decide what the purpose is. If the purpose is to mess up somebody, go with the first (chakra.) If you want to seduce somebody, go with the second (chakra.) If you want to balance out somebody, go with the third. If you want to uplift somebody, go with the fourth. If you want to be blunt, go by the fifth. If you want to command somebody and take the responsibility, and see it is done and delivered, then go by the sixth. If you want to just get rid of somebody, go by the seventh. You know what the seventh is? “I see the light in you better than me. God bless you, you are wonderful.”

The highest and most effective energy on this planet is the word. It is the blend of mind, body and soul that decides your talk. Think before you speak, know what you are communicating for.

“Your existence is your communication, and your projection is your relationship. Purposeful communication is harmonious and cohesive.” Yogi Bhajan.

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Acting as a guardian to womanhood, my classes and practice of Kundalini (Teachings of Yogi Bhajan) blossom much like a beautiful garden. Practices dedicated to opening the self and awareness. Sharing techniques from my teachings to free your body from mind body tension – to uncover the infinite possibility of movement without limitation to embody the feminine.

As a yoga teacher and student Aromatherapist I do not diagnose, I encourage the natural healing process of relaxation massage, essence, yogic Kriyas, meditations and yogic journalling. Healing in this sense is an ongoing natural maintenance of the body minds ability to heal itself. Kundalini yoga is a source to elevate awareness and maintain the flow of energy in the mind and body, which will enliven any healing approach and aid individuals to care for themselves with a positive lifestyle. Essential Oil and Aromatherapy massage seeks to sooth and heal where touch is an essential pathway to complement a therapeutic healing programme.

I support individuals with a sincere and nurturing mind body and soul journey. Whether it be by yogic or aromatherapy complimentary delivery.

Namo

Pritam Mandevi Kaur ♥

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February Reflection | Bringing heartiness into your life

Recognisable into our current westernised practices is that heartiness now has a 360 holistic and complimentary narrative. Taking its roots deep and branches herin from the so many avenues of the easily digestible east before us.

At this time I take my foot hold introduction into the medicinal complimentary worlds of methods of Kundalini yoga and aromatherapy as a therapist having practiced, taught and studied human anatomy and physiology as a profession for so many years. Those therapies which have gifted comparatively soothing and healing affects upon physical and psychological triggers within my own space. It is my beautiful pharmacy, my home, the seeds of my garden and my narrative.

The western book of life acknowledges a pressure container and upwards movement to encourage routine exercise and the culture of advocating and assimilating that we are never quite enough. From this principle disease and illness of the mind arise due to a feeling of deficiency and imbalance in our modern day pathway. What this represents is pressure, not health.

The earliest written records and scripts talk of heart, depicting individuals owning the ease and essence of flourishing appreciation and joy for the other whilst acting with humility for the self. 

Radiance and transformation, is within your softness, your acceptance and to hear its rumble. In Kundalini yoga therapy it is referred to as Suniai, taken from the 8th Pauri of the Japji. Where Suniai means listening, truly listening, going deep within your heart to listen to the vibration of the Universe and of the self.

The wise are thought of as the all doing, speaking, teaching and sharers of wisdom. But to become a sage of wisdom one does not talk, one has to listen. This listening starts with us; our deep instinct, our soul, our calm, our space and our brittle, broken and anthems in our heart. All beautiful spaces for appreciation.

A new moon is a harmoniser so with it I deliver a teaching and blessing from Yogi Bhajan.

The you within You

‘Within thy blessing, in my prayer I ask thee. Give me the strength and the courage to be. Save me from ‘to be and not to be’ and grant me the wish ever to be in thy light, in thy name, in thyself. My spirit is pure, my mind is working and my body is sustaining. Give me the guiding strength so I can walk through this destiny from my birth to my death and beyond with purity, piety, with care, kindness and compassion, with loyalty to myself that I can excel and serve humanity as best my charity.

Sat Nam

Acting as a guardian to womanhood, my classes and practice of Kundalini (Teachings of Yogi Bhajan) blossom much like a beautiful garden. Practices dedicated to opening the self and awareness. Sharing techniques from my teachings to free your body from mind body tension – to uncover the infinite possibility of movement without limitation to embody the feminine.

As a yoga teacher and student Aromatherapist I do not diagnose, I encourage the natural healing process of relaxation massage, essence, yogic Kriyas, meditations and yogic journalling. Healing in this sense is an ongoing natural maintenance of the body minds ability to heal itself. Kundalini yoga is a source to elevate awareness and maintain the flow of energy in the mind and body, which will enliven any healing approach and aid individuals to care for themselves with a positive lifestyle. Essential Oil and Aromatherapy massage seeks to sooth and heal where touch is an essential pathway to complement a therapeutic healing programme.

I support individuals with a sincere and nurturing mind body and soul journey. Whether it be by yogic or aromatherapy complimentary delivery.

Namo

Pritam Mandevi Kaur ♥

Comfort with Karma

Karma is the Sanskrit word for action where the teachings of karma is not meant to be a punishment.

Present for the sake of education; it is deep rooted that a person only ‘suffers’ if they have created the conditions for suffering.

The teachings are for the actions ::

How else is someone to learn how to be a good person if they are never taught that harmful action is wrong. Alas a person only suffers if they have created the conditions for suffering.

1. The Great Law

  • “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect.”
  • To receive happiness, peace, love, and friendship, one must BE happy, peaceful, loving, and a true friend.
  • Whatever one puts out into the Universe will come back to them.

2. The Law of Creation

  • Life requires our participation to happen. It does not happen by itself.
  • We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
  • Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
  • Surround yourself with what you want to have in your life and be yourself.

3. The Law of Humility

  • One must accept something in order to change it.
  • If all one sees is an enemy or a negative character trait, then they are not and cannot be focused on a higher level of existence.

4. The Law of Growth

  • “Wherever you go, there you are.”
  • It is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us if we want to grow spiritually.
  • All we are given is ourselves. That is the only thing we have control over.
  • When we change who and what we are within our hearts, our lives follow suit and change too.

5. The Law of Responsibility

  • If there is something wrong in one’s life, there is something wrong in them.
  • We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
  • One must take responsibility for what is in one’s life.

6. The Law of Connection

  • The smallest or seemingly least important of things must be done because everything in the Universe is connected.
  • Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
  • Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
  • Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance. They are both needed to accomplish the task.
  • Past, Present, and Future are all connected.

7. The Law of Focus

  • One cannot think of two things at the same time.
  • If our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is not possible for us to have lower thoughts like greed or anger.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

  • If one believes something to be true, then sometime in their life they will be called upon to demonstrate that truth.
  • Here is where one puts what they CLAIM to have learned into PRACTICE.

9. The Law of Here and Now

  • One cannot be in the here and now if they are looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future.
  • Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.

10. The Law of Change

  • History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

  • All Rewards require initial toil.
  • Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
  • True joy comes from doing what one is supposed to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

  • One gets back from something whatever they put into it.
  • The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
  • Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
  • Lesser contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
  • Loving contributions bring life to and inspire the Whole.

Karma therefore simply is a lifestyle that promotes positive thinking and actions. It also employs a great sense of self-reflection to fix the problems in one’s life.

Meditate, create space, expand.

 

What can a new moon teach us?

All of the Universe is a vibration of energy. We are either vibrating in harmony or disharmony, vibrating frequency through our thoughts, words, actions, emotions, and feelings. What we put out to the Universe we receive back.

Kundalini Yoga nurtures the recognition to resource the harmony and beauty within the messages gifted by the phases of nature to help us align into its vibration. Where the moons graceful female cycle forms as a life blood reminder of our own personal vibration of phases as a woman. 

For our female energy waxes and wanes, ebs and flows much as do the seasons, tides and cycles of life. We simply can not present the same each and every day. Crafting a tending and attention to our own individual ever changing emotional garden with a piety to the self. Having a special attendance to taking care and allowing a container of delicacy for the me.

This journey, our soul journey has selected the body we sit within now and with each moon phase it is a gentle reminder to step into and reflect to the great container that mother nature leaves us to to appreciate of its own cyclic rhythm. An opportunity to set the tune for the next 28 days ahead. One with intent, forgiveness, self observance and gratitude for the things you dearly hold and gift. Thus setting your vibration into the universe.

A Kundalini practice lifestyle teaches us to tune into this cyclic rhythm and mother nature’s holding vibration and lessons. To audit the mind mumble and to ditch the ‘slave to the mind’ day to day logic. To devote a space and time everyday to the silence of the altar of us; to show up, rise up, tune into your map of destiny and thus to elevate and keep your vibration so very high into the tune of grace.

Upon this new moon, I invite you to prepare a space to set your intent for the next 28 days ahead. To forge what it is that you wish your essence to be. To watch our dear moon through its phases of growth into decline. Let this be reflective of you. For each night she is there, set in the sky as a reminder to tune into the vibration of self.

  • In honour of you. 
  • To what you can give in that day.
  • To what you are and what you have.
  • Your natural grace, your delicacy, your essence. 
  • The dance, strength and miracle of you. 

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Much as flowers have their own bloom and fragrance, so do we as beautiful women in this terrain we tread. We simply are not all the same, where ‘me and I’ are are one,  one lest not forget.

Breathe into your power; deeply invite the understanding of your essence and so just let it be. For this is your destiny. Not dreams, not desires but alas to merely walk with the essence and beat of your unique high vibration drum and all will be gifted back.  Let it weave its beautiful magical so tenderly over the forthcoming moon cycle 28 days; observing our great waxing moon as if it is your own energetic essence and vibration of rising.

So dear sisters, the new moon too can be a time of great healing. For a time of resonance to reset and rest the self. To heal old pangs, to tie them into the garbage with a deep blessing for the self to rise. To gather your finest gems, trinkets, gifts of self learning. To fall oh so deeply into your heart where that space of neutrality is one of safety and of a rested home. 

For that is what a kundalini yogini would call poise, the gifts and bliss of finding the internal self aligned with the universal sound current and prompts. With no judgement, with peace, harmony and balance. The sutras of yoga that so many quote.

Let this next lunar phase be the space of you, let it be your beautiful stronghold. Watch our dear moon, for she is your essence as she waxes and wanes and holds your hand. Schedule for the things you love, unstructured play and movement, embrace with discipline and find the company of high vibration. Look around and notice nature, practice looking for magical nature, by increasing your vision it allows for expansion. See from your heart, see from your third eye, study and look for better in your environments. Let this be your playground.

Sat Nam – Pritam Mandevi Kaur


One of the best ways to be in the flow of the Cosmos is through yoga, meditation, and chanting mantra—sacred sounds that attune you to the Universe.

REFLECTION: Are you in the creative flow of the Universe today? Do you feel that something isn’t moving in your life? Shift the frequency of your thoughts to be more aligned with the Universe. Bring in the higher frequency energy and then watch your path clear!


 

Workshops led
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A womens only space for regular restorative self care

I have created a beautiful Kundalini Yoga nurturing space with a deep longing to gently allow women to come gracefully together in healthy connection and bond. Not only because we crave to be social with our feminine emotional connection but merely because we want to have the right to say what we think and do is right for ‘us as an individual’ as busy women trying to be active today; to show up feeling content and enough as we are now with some movement.

Within my practice I have a deep longing to build long lasting friendships basing self care ritual and kindness practice at its foundation. We are thinkers, seekers, creatives, homemakers, mothers, yoginis and the feminine to the masculine. Celebrating our efforts, our bravery, our showing up to seek the scent of activity and female comfort. Through ‘a fat lot of good’ it is my personal hope that you will find a restorative and replenishing space of nurture to lean upon for self reflection and a good safe home for practice on the self.

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Yogic Breath & Effective Body Movement Therapy

Week #1 

The power within poise

Creating time to give our emotional system some much-needed attention and expansion can be hard to resource or understand. Making room in your life for tending to your emotions on a regular basis will and does keep a healthy, balanced and ready for life you.

Kundalini Yoga has taught me an everyday practice; to wash the stress from the body, allowing me to reclaim myself a space to quieten the minds noise and to open into a peaceful and calm stillness.

A little slice of personal time, with regularity and patience has added a beauty of balance to my life. A way to process the emotions regularly; accompanied to journalling and yogic diaries allowing acknowledgement and the release of emotions. A tending to my emotional garden, thus keeping me healthy and within a neutral mindset.

The hardest working muscle in the body, the heart, functions this way. It does not stop from the time it takes its first beat while we are still in the womb, until we take our last breath. Yet, notice the beat of the heart: action, pause, action, pause. In a similar way, it is not the stress itself that is unhealthy; it is staying continually in stress response without pause that is unhealthy.

-Dr. Khalsa 

Over time, we create our own individual stress response patterns through our thoughts and beliefs, our emotional responses, the way we breathe, and the way we hold and move our body. This pattern becomes set at a certain point, and although this response is intended to be helpful, more often than not our personal stress response pattern blocks the natural flow of ease in the body, and we become frequently sick, easily tired, often irritable, and generally “stressed out.”

Where we hold tension and how quickly we release it—our individual, personal stress response—determines what happens in our body, how much energy we have, how healthy we stay, and how we feel at the end of the day. One characteristic of a healthy stress response is to take action when action is needed and to pause, or rest internally, when it is not.

“Kundalini Yoga is a method to become nothing, so everything can flow through you.”

-Yogi Bhajan

Yogic Breath 

Yogis teach that the breath is the life of the mind. This means that the quality of our thoughts and emotional responses is determined by our breathing. Breath can therefore be thought of as our direct link to our spirit, mood, energy, and hopefulness.

Challenge One

Throughout the day how often do you notice your breathing pattern and where you hold tension in your body? Do you hold your breath when thinking? When listening? When performing certain tasks? Do you lift your shoulders or tighten your stomach? These are all part of your personal stress response pattern.

Once you are aware of your pattern, you can interact with it, modify it, learn from it, expand upon it and allow it ri work for and with you.

Effective Body Movement

Why is Kundalini Yoga more uniquely suited to effective stress reduction than 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise within the gym? 

Whilst most forms of exercise reduce stress, Kundalini Yoga is suited due to its positive effects on the glands and nerves. The movements within its set sequences (breath, meditation and movement), directly release tension built out over time from holding the breath and within various muscles and patterns of your own individual particular stress response blueprint. Best described as a nervous system detox and cleanse.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga releases tension from the inner organs, nerves and glands and creates an internal biochemistry of calm, inner balance and depth of self. It is beyond an experience of a bodily response from physical exertion alone; one of a deep glandular experience.

Thus to reverse the the ill effects of long-term stress, and to increase our capacity to form and maintain healthy stress response patterns; learning breath, meditation, and movement patterns become essential stress busters tools.

On a physical level, how can you start today? 

The practice of various yogic breathing techniques can strengthen the nervous system and balance the action of the glandular system. This system is a key to a healthy stress response; by making them both strong through corrected breathing can break learnt patterns and form a healthy stress response.

TIP ONE – By breathing from the navel point, we develop a deeper relationship with the core of the body, bringing a greater grounded centre of confidence and calm.

TIP TWO – Taken from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan the following breath meditation (pranayam) every evening can alleviate stress patterns and wash the body, filling it with calm, quiet, balance and prana (vital life force).


Posture: Sit in a comfortable meditative posture with a straight spine; chin in; chest lifted, hands in Gyan Mudra(hands resting upon the knees) or any other comfortable meditative mudra.

Eyes: Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath.

Breath: Inhale through the nose in 8 equal strokes. Exhale through the nose in one deep and powerful stroke.

Time: 11 minutes.

To End: Inhale deeply and hold the breath 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Inhale deeply and hold the breath 15-20 seconds and roll your shoulders. Exhale powerfully. Inhale deeply and hold the breath 15-20 seconds and roll the shoulders as fast as you can. Exhale and relax.


 

Forty Day Practice

If you are looking to truly shift your energy and cultivate a sense of deep calm and balance; Kundalini Yoga encourages the use of one set consistent practice for a period of 40 days as a newbie; so why not dip your toe into the water and give the above stress busting meditation a go as part of your bedtime ritual in the month ahead. Thus creating and cultivating a lasting change;  learning a profound new breathing skill as a coping mechanism to soothe and self manage a stress busting coping mechanism.

I teach regular nature workshops and teaching for women that speak to the soul and soothe the nervous system. Evoking an inner awareness and new dialogue to your life, through learning the positivity to be found within poise.

The teachings of Kundalini Yogi combine breath, hand position (mudra), eye focus, meditation, asana (posture) and sometimes mantra. Having a more potent effect on our physiology and neurophysiology than mindfulness meditation or other types of meditation. Kundalini Yogic theory strengthens the nerves, repatterns the brains wiring, helps balance the glandular system, develops a sense of will and strengthens the mind. It has changed my life in a poised way and given a mode to find peace.

As a yoga teacher and sports coach I do not diagnose, I encourage the natural healing process by the use of movement kriyas and meditations. Healing in this sense is an ongoing natural maintenance of the body/minds ability to heal itself. 

Kundalini yoga is a source to elevate awareness and maintain the flow of energy in the mind and body, which will enliven any healing approach, and help people care for themselves with a positive lifestyle.

By practicing kriyas in a group is to enter into a safe collective self healing space. A healing circle is where we meditate our muses together in specific ways to multiply the effects of our individual source through the power of the group projection.

All of my womens spaces are small in number, nurturing and groups hidden away in beautifully intimate rooms for a unique safe experience. An oasis for the mind in peaceful settings where you can establish a new healing routine of self nurture practice and self love method, allowing your inner calm to surface.

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