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Training Resources for Athletes

Training Resources for Athletes

For athletes, both yoga and tai chi forms can be useful cross-training, as a way to connect your whole body together and move more efficiently.  You develop increased energy for greater levels of challenge, so this kind of training is useful for substantial gains in mobility, agility, and endurance. Practice here can also decrease the likelihood of injury, and support faster healing when injuries do happen. You can even work your way out of chronic injury and pain, where traditional approaches haven't worked so well. Following are some resources to get you started.   Background   a) Strala program and approach for athletes…
One Part of Me Is Doing Something Another Part Doesn’t Like

One Part of Me Is Doing Something Another Part Doesn’t Like

There's a very good question that comes up, often near the beginning of a new way of practice. "What if the old way is so much in me? I really like Vinyasa and astanga. Or Bikram and burpees. It feels good to me. At least most of it does. Maybe some parts not so much, maybe sometimes I'm a little injured or frazzled. Or I have some pain, some difficulty, that isn't going away. But it works for me, I think. And I like this new way, too. So are they both ok? What if they don't agree with each…
Is This Real Yoga?

Is This Real Yoga?

Sometimes this question comes up, is this real yoga? If you take the yoga form, but focus on the whole movement rather than the endpoints, the poses, is it real yoga? We don't hear this as often now, but my guess is it comes up for everyone sometimes.   I think this definition of real yoga as the yoga form moving badly - without practice of moving well - can't survive so much now. The science doesn't support it. And it doesn't feel right.   So I think this idea remains only where people expect yoga to be usually awkward,…
Runners Guide to Training

Runners Guide to Training

We'll talk mostly running here, but the principles are the same for nearly every athletic endeavor. Want to run faster for longer, develop explosive power and agility, with fewer injuries and shorter recovery times? Follow this basic cross-training principle:   Move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.   The focus here is on becoming more easily movable. It's your best way to go from good to great on usable power, agility, and endurance.  And this isn't achieved much by stretching, pushing, or struggling. Better mobility is achieved by practicing better mobility. This is a simple principle common to nearly…
Early Bird Trainings & Half Off Video Classes & Series. Happy Spring!

Early Bird Trainings & Half Off Video Classes & Series. Happy Spring!

Hi Friends, We're settling back in here in NYC, recharging a bit, planning, cleaning the house, making the veggies, watching Daisy walk around (OMG), and back to the daily things. I've got the strange and familiar feeling of the magic star dust settling after a big rush of energy from the ease and fun of training groups. Anyone else got that? Holla! It's taking a bit of time to fully adjust, and to be honest, I'm enjoying feeling the star bits I collected along the way find their new home inside of me. We're preparing for the upcoming Spring and…

The Time for Reinvention is Now

Hi Friends, The time for reinvention is now. We're here in Berlin, staying in a super modest apartment, cooking most of our meals, taking long walks, doing the yoga, in the moment, in between Strala programs, right here right now. Last night as Mike was washing dishes in our tiny kitchen while I was playing with Daisy a grand game of cup stacking, he said to me, "I'm happy here, in this simple apartment, doing the normal things of life." Sometimes when Mike gets deep out of no where, he has these out-of-body experiences where he sort of freezes and…
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