What if we chose to turn our whole personal world inside out? What would our “view” be like when looking at things from a different perspective? Would our world become a more exciting world or maybe become more simple?
“Seeing our Beautiful world from a Different Perspective!”
“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.
A story: Many years ago there lived a wise monk. No one remembers his name, but they do remember his words. His words still echo:
“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”
What if we chose to turn our whole personal world upside down, literally!? What would happen in our mind if we tried kicking up into handstand every day!? Or tried holding shoulderstand for 5 minutes daily? What if we chose to turn our whole personal world inside out? What would our “view” be like when looking at things from a different perspective? Would our world become a more exciting world or maybe become more simple?
Asking these types of questions may allow us to see life from different perspectives. Many wise teachers, and guides teach that the sign of genius is being able to see anything from a different perspective. One day, Einstein was walking down the corridor and he bumped into one of his assistants. His assistant asked him where he was going. Einstein said he was off to his laboratory. His assistant was puzzled because he was heading in the wrong direction. He expressed his puzzlement to Einstein who quickly responded, “Not that laboratory, this laboratory,” as he tapped at the side of his head.
Suggestions for a Turn Your World Upside Down! Inversion Practice:
Beginner/Basic Kunga Classes: Ardha Sarvangasana, Sarvangasana, Sirsana with full demonstration/instruction/along the wall/with chairs/blanket.
Intermediate to Advanced Kunga Classes: Pincha Mayurasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana,
Keep viewing life from fresh new perspectives and offer gratitude for its beauty!