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 can become very easy to get “burned out” or even lose interest in things that were once the reason for living. You can easily lose your motivation. When doing things for yourself it is easy to lose your vision and put off your ambitions without feeling as guilty as you would if it wasn’t just for you.
Allowing yourself to serve others as your motivation, may make it easier to keep going! For me, knowing that someone else’s interest or well being is at stake, keeps me motivated! But what is ‘motivation’ anyways?
Well, according to Merriam-Webster, “Motivation” is:
^ the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something : the act or process of motivating someone
^ the condition of being eager to act or work : the condition of being motivated
^ a force or influence that causes someone to do something
Using the act of service may be that little extra push to get you going again!
Have you noticed, that once you are motivated, it is easier to stay that way? Seem to have more energy to put into your activities? Serving others, more times than not, will brighten your day and leave you with a smile. A little bit of service goes a long way, and it’s actually pretty easy to do!
On the Outer Banks we have a wonderful community that is centered around service: whether it be service towards tourists visiting our beautiful home, locals serving locals at our favorite restaurants, or locals and tourists alike serving families in a time of need- there is always something going on here! If you are visiting the Outer Banks, or live here for the full year or even a portion of the year, check out www.obxcommongood.org to see how you can serve!
Feeling motivated to do more? Join us, as we travel to India this winter to serve the Girls at the Homes of Hope Orphanage!
For more information on Kunga’s Monthly Service Theme, click here!
Happy Serving Yogi’s
written by: Charlee Ulmer