Goodnight Moon

It is New Years Eve and as the clock approaches midnight we become enchanted with excitement at the infinite possibilities and freshness this New Year will bring. It is spring and while the darkness of winter fades into the light and life of spring we are told it’s a time for ‘spring cleaning.’ We clean …

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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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December’s Kunga Theme: 10 Minutes of Savasana!

Relaxation: 10 Minutes of Savasana! “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”  ~Lily Tomlin “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi “Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ~Chinese Proverb Relaxation is one of the primary benefits of a hatha yoga practice, as well as …

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Volunteering: October’s Kunga Service Theme

Volunteering The Kunga Yoga Inspiration of the month is volunteering. The heart of Kunga Yoga lies in approaching yoga as a path of service, with opportunities to view our personal practice as a time for self-inquiry and growth, so that we are more available to then serve others. All Kunga Yoga programs work to raise …

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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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Motivation to Serve; June’s Kunga Theme

Motivation is a powerful tool for creating lasting personal change and for serving others. The extent to which we can sustain our motivation determines whether or not we realize our life goals for ourselves, and our goals for serving our family, our community, our planet, etc. Yoga teaches that there are three “gunas” or three …

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Here’s why I’m Trading in Comfort for Terrifying Uncertainty

Short answer: I’m crazy and I’ve completely lost it. Longer answer: In early December 2015, I had one of those days where everything goes from bad to worse. I’ll spare you the details to protect the innocent, but this day came on the tail end of months of anger, resentment, loneliness, depression and anxiety. Something …

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In Honor of Earth Day; April’s Kunga Theme is Serving Our Planet!

In honor of spring and Earth Day, April’s Kunga theme is serving our planet! Suggestions for inspiring your students: Taking your class outside if possible! Sun Salutations facing windows if possible Music with positive messages about the earth! Ex: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong Earth Practice Theme – Hip Openers, Seated Periods of longer Meditation …

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Kunga Theme, March 2017: 10 Minutes of Meditation

The monthly service theme for March is 10 Minutes of Meditation. During every Kunga Yoga Class for the month of February we will offer 10 minutes of guided meditation. “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, …

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