3 Beginner Meditation Tips

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The benefits of meditation practices are being talked about more in the science and medical communities and, thankfully, becoming more mainstream. We all know that meditation can benefit us in more ways than one. . .but how do you actually meditate?! This page includes 3 beginner meditation tips that are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds.

 

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Chair Yoga Sequence For The Spine

tt_chair_yogaWe sit, a lot. All of us do it…we sit in our cars, on our couches, at our desks, in our beach chairs (the best kind of sitting!), and at tables while eating. It’s part of our culture in the west, and for some of us we might not have even thought about sitting on the floor in years, even decades! I’ve even heard sitting described as the new “smoking”. It causes tightness in our hips, rounding through our spine,  and tension in the neck, just to name a few.

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5 Tips For People New To Yoga On The Outer Banks!

5 Tips For People New To Yoga On The Outer Banks

At Village Yoga we enjoy taking a light hearted approach...laughing is a part of yoga!

We’ve all heard about the benefits of yoga, but if you’ve never tried yoga it can seem pretty scary at first. You might be feeling nervous or self-conscious about trying out yoga, but remember! We were all new at some point.

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Kunga Yoga Theme: September 2015

 

 

 

 

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. Norman Vincent Peale, offered a variety of psychological practices to support the individual in developing a daily optimistic mindset for viewing life’s challenges as opportunities.

Please enjoy the following quotes and excerpts from The Power of Positive Thinking, and perhaps reflect on these principles in your yoga and meditation practice. 

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Kunga Yoga Theme – August

August Kunga Theme – The ABC’s of Yoga Acceptance • Balance • Connection 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, …

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Kunga Yoga Monthly Theme – July

July Kunga Theme: 10 Minutes of Pranayama 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 oxygen. Prana …

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Ayurveda & 5Elements Vinyasa Flow

Some call it a medicine system, some call it the sister science to yoga, others may refer to it simply as apractice. There are many translations of Ayurveda. ‘Ayurveda’ is actually a combination of two words. “Ayur” meaning ‘life’, and “veda” meaning ‘knowledge’. So, Ayurveda can mean ‘The science, or knowledge, of life’. Ayurveda is …

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Meet Our Community – Kerri Conning Chik

Outer Banks Yoga Teacher - Kerri ChikKerri joined our community last year and brings a unique richness of energy to the studio and community. She is one of the co-founders, and yoga teacher, of a local girls empowerment group on the Outer Banks. Her classes are open and free allowing students space to find just what they’re looking for. Kerri teaches on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and subs regularly. Learn more about Kerri below. . .

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Restorative Yoga Bliss & Hot Stone Massage with Liz Ward

Join Liz Ward, Founder of Renew Yoga, at Duck Village Yoga for a 2 hour long Restorative Yoga Bliss & Outer Banks Yoga - Restorative Yoga Workshop at Village YogaHot Stone Massage class.

Restorative Yoga is an approach to yoga that is accessible to all levels of practice. Most postures are done on the ground with multiple props so that the body is completely supported at all times.

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