Expressing Gratitude Through Non-Violent Communication

November’s Kunga Service Theme: Expressing Gratitude through the Non-Violent Communication Model 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 …

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ABC’s of Yoga, August’s Monthly Service Theme

Kunga Service Theme of August 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 …

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July’s Kunga Service Theme: 10 Minutes of Pranayama

July’s Kunga Monthly Service theme is 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 …

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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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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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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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