Hitting the Wall

Hitting the Wall

What happens when you hit a wall in yoga? What happens when you hit a wall at work, or in whatever you're training to do? A few substantial challenges can come up, and it's all the same whether talking about yoga or anything. One big one might be: you're supposed to be good at yoga! And you're strong!! And young!!! So the focus gets very much on the challenges. And you're seeing the problems, but it's tough from here to back off and fix the problems, without attacking the challenge head-on.   What's needed isn't a head-on attack. And it's…
How You Do What You Do

How You Do What You Do

Life might hurt sometimes, but it can just as easily heal.   Your ability to heal, and to do everything, is all in how you do what you do.   Let's talk about wrists to start. But leave them be for a moment, it's sometimes best not to attack challenges head-on. First, connect your body and breath together as the same thing. Let each inhale lift you a little out of where you are, and put a little extra strength through your whole body. And let each exhale soften you a bit, and make it a little easier to be where…
NYC! Saturday’s in August is ON!

NYC! Saturday’s in August is ON!

Hi Friends, NYC family, I want to thank you for your epic patience, support and ease over the years. It's wonderful to hang, practice, and be with you all. The closeness we have in the sweaty, sunny studio has gotten us all through many wild times and life changes. I'm thrilled to start to weave in more open classes that we can all move in together. When we're back from Europe in November, I'll figure out something on-going for when I'm in town. I hope you can join me Saturdays this August. Here are the dates so you can arrange…
Freedom Sale Across All Videos, On-Line Training & Early Bird

Freedom Sale Across All Videos, On-Line Training & Early Bird

Hi Friends, We just returned home from introducing Daisy to her farm family in Illinois. She enjoyed soaking up all the wide open space, country life, and family love. We are lucky to have both of her great grandmas around and spunky, along with loads of uncles, aunts and cousins galore. Now we're happy to be home in NYC, looking forward to getting back in the studio here, and moving with ease with the locals before heading to Europe this Fall. The 4th of July has me reflecting on freedom. What we practice with stråla is essentially the practice of…
The World You Want Isn’t Far Away

The World You Want Isn’t Far Away

What kind of world do we live in? It might have something to do with what you see.   People are doing so many crazy amazing uplifting inspiring wonderful things - for all of us, to help all of us - in every moment of every day.   But it might always feel like this. Sometimes it feels like there's so much wrong, holding us down, hurting everything everywhere. It's important, what we see. If we only see what we think isn't right, things become more difficult. And it's important that we not look too far away. So begin where…
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