5 Benefits from Children Practicing Yoga

Have you heard? Greville Henwood, founder of GroovyKids™ Yoga, is coming back to Village Yoga this August! GroovyKids™ Yoga allows us to release expectations and judgements, allowing kids to find their inner grooviness and grow from there.  Below are 5 benefits from children practicing yoga, and what better way to serve our future generations, than …

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Motivation to Serve; June’s Kunga Monthly Theme

Kunga is a Kenyarawandan word that means “to serve or to reconcile” which goes hand in hand with June’s Monthly Service Theme: “Motivation to Serve!”  Kunga was created to use yoga as a path of service.  Here’s your opportunity to take your service off the mat! With the hustle and bustle of today’s world, it …

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Aparigraha: May’s Kunga Service Theme

May’s Kunga Monthly Service Theme is Aparigraha (non-possessiveness or non-grasping). Which is one of the yamas included in Patanjali’s outline of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. “Pari” means ‘on all sides’ and “graha” is ‘to take or to seize’- taking it all, or greediness, simply adding “A” on the front means ‘non’- so ‘Non-Greediness!’ Which …

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Self Love is the Best Love

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Not very long ago, yoga was a foreign “activity” to me.  Had you told me five years ago, that I would be practicing yoga almost daily, understanding and speaking in sanskrit, teaching yoga …

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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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Spring Equinox 2016

SPRING EQUINOX – MARCH 2016 Ahhh, the days grow longer and the breezes blow warmer; spring has sprung, time to celebrate!  The Vernal or more commonly “Spring” Equinox is right around the corner.  What is this phenomena? Well, to keep things short: “Equinox” is derived from Latin meaning “equal night” and every year on either …

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Kunga Monthly Theme – March 2016 – Meditation

  OUR KUNGA YOGA THEME FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS 10 MINUTES OF MEDITATION   “Kunga” is the Kinyerwandan word for “to help, to serve, to reconcile.” All Kunga Yoga classes have a monthly community service teaching, and all Kunga Yoga certified teachers donate 5% of their proceeds to charity. At the end of …

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December Kunga Yoga Theme: 10 minutes of savasana

DECEMBER KUNGA THEME: 10 MINUTES OF SAVASANA

 

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“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” ~Lily Tomlin

Relaxation is one of the primary benefits of a hatha yoga practice, as well as one of the sweet gifts of life itself. When our body and mind is relaxed and at ease, we can function optimally, allowing a balanced, calm and harmonious state throughout.

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Kunga Yoga Monthly Theme – November 2015 – Expressing Gratitude with Non-Violent Communication

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 to manifest mindfulness in our lives. Practicing Nonviolent Communication relates …

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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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