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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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