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…

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…

Ayurvedic Routine: Abhyanga

One of the greatest expressions of self-love is to anoint ourselves with warm oil and massage from head to toe – this practice is called Abhyanga. A daily Abhyanga practice restores the balance of the doshas and enhances well-being and longevity. Regular Abhyanga practice is grounding and relaxing for imbalances in Vata dosha, however everyone…

Ayurvedic Diet for Spring

Spring is the Kapha season, ruled by the Earth and Water elements.  As the weather begins to shift you may feel a shift in your mind and body as well, craving more exercise, time outside and lighter foods. Eating with the seasons is one of the most intuitive diets you can practice. Start with foraging…

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…

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…

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…

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…

November’s Kunga Theme: Expressing Gratitude through NVC

November’s Kunga Service Theme: Expressing Gratitude through the Non-Violent Communication Model The intention of this month’s Kunga theme is to learn to express gratitude using the model for appreciation within the methods of “Nonviolent Communication”. Nonviolent Communication was developed by psychologist Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. The NVC model is a concrete set of tools that help us…

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…

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…

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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