Village Yoga Blog

Beat the Heat with these Ayurvedic Tips!

Let’s face it, August is the hottest month of the year on the Outer Banks. ☀ Beat the H E A T with some of our favorite Ayurveda tips to keep cool in the summer! Ayurvedically speaking, the year can be divided into three seasons: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  These are also associated with the […]

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Experiencing low back pain?  Try these simple 5 movements!

The low back is a sensitive area for a majority people at some point during their lives. There are many causes for low back pain: sitting at a desk all day, a weak core, poor posture, and more. If your low back pain is more of a general achiness or discomfort practicing some gentle yoga […]

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Goodnight Moon

It is New Years Eve and as the clock approaches midnight we become enchanted with excitement at the infinite possibilities and freshness this New Year will bring. It is spring and while the darkness of winter fades into the light and life of spring we are told it’s a time for ‘spring cleaning.’ We clean […]

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How to Counter the Hardening

 How to Counter the Hardening Written by: Sophie Trottier In Ayurveda – the sister science of yoga – we call it the hardening. As we age we can begin to gather experiences, we accumulate and gather harshness, tightness, a tension. It is this hardening that leads to aging. The truth is we can be 90 […]

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February’s Kunga Theme: Positive Music!

Positive Music with Inspirational Messages In this month’s classes we honor the great invisible yoga teacher of MUSIC! How does music relate to service!? It offers us many gifts. It has the ability to build community, spreads smiles from ear to ear, moves us to dance, laugh, sing along, and spread joy. Please enjoy the […]

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December’s Kunga Theme: 10 Minutes of Savasana!

Relaxation: 10 Minutes of Savasana! “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”  ~Lily Tomlin “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi “Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ~Chinese Proverb Relaxation is one of the primary benefits of a hatha yoga practice, as well as […]

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Volunteering: October’s Kunga Service Theme

Volunteering The Kunga Yoga Inspiration of the month is volunteering. The heart of Kunga Yoga lies in approaching yoga as a path of service, with opportunities to view our personal practice as a time for self-inquiry and growth, so that we are more available to then serve others. All Kunga Yoga programs work to raise […]

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Optimism + The Power of Positive Thinking!

OUR KUNGA YOGA THEME FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IS OPTIMISM + THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING INSPIRATION FOR THIS MONTH’S THEME IS ROOTED IN THE MOTTO OF THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS: “IT’S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE!” Over 50 years ago, a book called The Power of Positive Thinking became an immediate best-seller. The author Dr. Normal […]

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ABC’s of Yoga; August’s Kunga Service Theme

Back To School! The ABC’s of Yoga as Service. As yoga practitioners in the west, we learn much about asana, the spine, the benefits of the physical practice to our cardiovascular, respiratory, & nervous systems. As we work to learn, integrate and share the benefits of our practice off the mat, from a spiritual heart […]

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10 Minutes of Pranayama; July’s Kunga Theme

10 Minutes of Pranayama; July’s Kunga Monthly Service Theme Controlling the power of the breath is the technique of “pranayama.” ”Prana” is the Sanskrit word for life force. This is the energy that exists everywhere and is manifested in each of us through the breath, but prana isn’t exactly the same thing as breath or […]

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Meet our Presenter: JJ Cook at Village Yoga!

What do we love about living in a destination beach town?  Visitors- from all around the world, especially guest presenters! North Carolina native, now LA Yogi, JJ Cook will be visiting Village Yoga and offering Master Classes & PlayShops this July 18th – July 20th. Who is JJ and what is he offering while visiting our unique little sandbar? […]

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Motivation to Serve; June’s Kunga Theme

Motivation is a powerful tool for creating lasting personal change and for serving others. The extent to which we can sustain our motivation determines whether or not we realize our life goals for ourselves, and our goals for serving our family, our community, our planet, etc. Yoga teaches that there are three “gunas” or three […]

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Here’s why I’m Trading in Comfort for Terrifying Uncertainty

Short answer: I’m crazy and I’ve completely lost it. Longer answer: In early December 2015, I had one of those days where everything goes from bad to worse. I’ll spare you the details to protect the innocent, but this day came on the tail end of months of anger, resentment, loneliness, depression and anxiety. Something […]

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“Letting Go” with Aparigraha; May’s Kunga Service Theme

May’s Kunga Service Theme is Aparigraha! Aparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness or non-coveting. The term usually elicits the thought of limiting possessions to what is necessary and important. Aparigraha is the Sanskrit word for greedlessness. It comes from the word parigraha, which means reaching out for something and claiming it for oneself- by adding […]

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In Honor of Earth Day; April’s Kunga Theme is Serving Our Planet!

In honor of spring and Earth Day, April’s Kunga theme is serving our planet! Suggestions for inspiring your students: Taking your class outside if possible! Sun Salutations facing windows if possible Music with positive messages about the earth! Ex: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Earth Practice Theme – Hip Openers, Seated Periods of longer Meditation […]

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