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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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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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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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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Fall Equinox 2016

FALL EQUINOX – SEPTEMBER 2016 The Outer Banks is full of magic and beauty throughout the year, but Fall takes the award for “Favorite Season” by many!  The Autumnal or more commonly “Fall” Equinox is right around the corner. What is this phenomenon? Well, to keep things short: “Equinox” is derived from Latin meaning “equal night” and every year …

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Beat the Heat this Summer with Ayurveda

Here we are, more than half-way through July, and it is hot. We’ve gathered and prepared 5 tips for you to beat the heat this summer with Ayurveda (“the science of life”). According to Auyrveda, Pitta qualities are highest in the months of summer, where fire and water are most dominant in nature and in our …

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Tips For Traveling Yogis; Airport Yoga!

As summer approaches, vacations and traveling become a reality.  Many people love to travel; some prefer to travel on the ground, where others may prefer traveling by air or sea.  However you choose to take your vacation, chances are your body may not enjoy all the traveling as much as your mind!  Here are some …

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“Serving Our Planet!” Kunga April 2016

In honor of Spring and Earth Day, April 22, the Kunga monthly service theme for April is “Serving Our Planet!” You may ask yourself, how can I serve Momma Earth? It really isn’t all that hard, or require that much energy! You could: ^ Take your yoga and meditation practice outside.^ Cut your heat down …

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