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Treating the Pose Not the Person?

Treating the Pose Not the Person?

Traditional Western medicine treats the disease not the person. Traditional shiatsu prescribes a fixed set of rules and procedures for each problem. Traditional yoga mandates specific defined poses to put people in. Who made these rules? As my wife Tara Stiles has mentioned, they're extremely limiting. Our traditional medicine is great for infections and broken bones. It's not working for most things that are bringing people pain and suffering today, like stress, obesity, and the worst of our associated diseases. Traditional shiatsu may work sometimes, but often that's by accident. Traditional yoga - fixing people into "correct" poses - is…

Doing Hard Things the Easy Way

We're good at what we practice.  It's possible to do hard things the hard way, and it's also possible to do hard things the easy way.  Often we get stuck in the first, because how could it be any other way?  Hard things are hard!  So it's all we practice, doing hard things the hard way.  But it's just as possible to practice the other way: easy in the midst of impossible challenges, movable in the face of immovable obstacles. So how do we practice this?  Here's a way to begin: 1) Soften.  If you're already tense before you begin, it's…
SOHO Apple Store launch of Yoga Cures

SOHO Apple Store launch of Yoga Cures

Thanks for all the support for a successful, crazy, wild and fun launch of Yoga Cures. We went straight to the top! #1 in all of its categories!  Thanks to everyone who is supporting the book and the movement to heal, connect, get inspired, and just plain feel good through the practice of yoga.  A practice that we can all tailor to our individual lives and needs.  William Broad, the current target of the yoga community is actually a super nice, smart, goofy, and fun guy.  Imagine that!  The night was smoothly moderated by friend and founder of MindBodyGreen, Jason…
Dinner Time!

Dinner Time!

Nothing like a bowl of wholesome veggies, quinoa, and curry to make an evening complete! You'll Need 2 stalks of celery 2 carrots 2 handfuls of kale 2 cups of quinoa 1/2 jar of non dairy curry 1 lemon 1 table spoon earth balance spread Cast iron skillet Now What Chop celery, carrots, and kale Heat up skillet with earth balance spread Toss in celery and carrots Simmer until a little brown Add kale Simmer and stir Squeeze lemon on mix Add quinoa Add curry Simmer and stir Serve it up and squeeze lemon on top! Enjoy!
5 Tips on Effective Leading.

5 Tips on Effective Leading.

We finished up Strala's 200 + Hour Ready to Lead Spring Training program this past weekend and I must admit, this was a special group of talented individuals, filled with energy, inspiration, and the gusto to help themselves and many others. I'm so inspired by this group and wanted to share with you some parting tips I shared with them. This is the Beginning I’d like you all to leave this program with the ability, knowledge, confidence and passion to lead classes effectively, whether one on one or in groups. If you don’t feel ready yet, know that you have…
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