“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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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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