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Responsive Movement and Miracles

Responsive Movement and Miracles

Your body works miracles for you all the time.  Occasionally it needs your help. Mostly this help comes when we slow down, tune in, and support our bodies to do what they do best.  It's not so much fixing or correcting or manipulating that we need - from ourselves or anyone else.  Sometimes the help we need is simply in opening the conversation with our bodies, and forming a positive connection that allows us to respond in some simple ways. Remember that much more than what moves or poses you do to target this or that problem area, it's using your breath…
Something We Can All Get Behind

Something We Can All Get Behind

Everybody told Tara never to publish our Strala training manual. The business types with the spreadsheets and powerpoints all said this was nuts. If you give it all away, how will this work for you??   It works when the work is to create a better place for us all to be. Because this can't help but be for all of us.   It begins inside. When we find harmony inside, suddenly we are more together in our individuality than we ever could be through struggling and pushing to conform. Tara and I have talked about this one a lot.…
4 Keys to Perfect Posture

4 Keys to Perfect Posture

Your posture reflects and creates how you feel, and how you live. So good posture is important. When it's not so good, you'll feel sluggish and weak. When it's good, you feel great. You have plenty of energy, and you're strong enough to do whatever you want. Since posture is created by what you do all day, it might take more than a few shoulder-rolls to get everything perfect. But there are some things you can do for a few minutes each day that will help your body learn and remember the best ways of moving and carrying yourself. From…
10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

10 Health Behaviors that Might Not be Healthy for You

When we do everything we're told to get healthy and it just doesn't work, what do we do next? We eat what we're told to eat, avoid what we're told to avoid, pound the pavement, hit the gym, and nothing. No change. We might start to think, "That's just how I am." We might say defiantly, "That's me, that's fine, and I like it!" It's our reality, and we need to accept it. Even if it's not where we want to be.   It's important to like who you are. You're likable! But it's not as good to give up…
How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How to Begin Caring for Trauma

How do you help someone who's in the middle of trauma?  This is a complicated question with a simple beginning. When you're in a caregiver role, remember to care for yourself.   Everything you can do for someone else will come from what you're doing also for you.   And a second simple answer is, there's a good chance you already know the answer. Or at least, you know how to be there for your friend. It might be mostly by listening. It might be very little by solving anything. Of course you have an approach for trauma that exists in the healing…
Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Do you know anyone with fibromyalgia? Or maybe just someone who feels tired a lot, has chronic pain, sleep problems, or gets sick pretty often? Yoga can help but the cure might not be a pose prescription. Our lives and our bodies tend to be more complex, and often need something more holistic. What helps here - for pain, energy, sleep, and immunity - is less in what poses you do, and more in moving your body. As a general guide: move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.   Don't worry about poses, correct ways of doing things,…
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