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Everything We’ve Ever Been Told About Achieving is Wrong

Everything We’ve Ever Been Told About Achieving is Wrong

I've learned something incredibly valuable over the last several years, and it goes against everything I've been taught about achieving in my life. It's been a revolution for me, allowing me to achieve more and actually enjoy the process of working toward my goals, without stress, tension, struggle and defeat. When I started to dive into what I was discovering, I found there was a strict rulebook in place for life.  If we follow it diligently, work really hard, keep our head down, and push on through all the stress and struggle, it tells us we might just get to something good, someday. I don't…
Drop the Struggle

Drop the Struggle

  Everyone has told you life is hard. You have to push harder, force past the rest, get ahead by tensing everything you've got and one day you'll break through to something else. Maybe. If you're lucky. What if the struggle wasn't real and the only thing real is the tension we create to make ourselves believe we are working hard enough & to shut out the fear that we aren't good enough and don't deserve happiness unless we are miserable first. What if you move easily, everything you've got, in every direction you can. What if you move naturally,…
The Foundation and Science of Strala

The Foundation and Science of Strala

  Strala breaks through stress and tension in your body and mind, that keeps you working much harder than you need, to achieve much less than you can. You’ll learn to move powerfully through your life and handle challenge with ease, using a proven structure that combines the rich vocabulary of yoga, with the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi. Get ready to be radiantly healthy, free, creative, and happy.   About Strala Strala uses yoga, tai chi, and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, to help people live radiantly healthy and inspiring lives. It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where…
My Daily Practice II Hips & Back

My Daily Practice II Hips & Back

Hi Friends, How is your body feeling today? Any creeks and stiffness happening? I know how great it feels to move how it feels good, open up some space, and create more room for you to live inside of that vibrant body of yours. I just got back from a fabulous few days in Amsterdam, leading a radiant group in our 2 day Strala Intensive, celebrating the Dutch version of my cookbook launch, and the launch of the spring collaboration with Reebok with a fun class and a day at the office talking about leadership and intuitive business building. It…
Creating a Productive Space

Creating a Productive Space

How does your space make you feel? We use a lot of careful consideration in creating & caring for our Strala Yoga spaces (a topic we cover in trainings & working with companies on wellbeing practices) whether you own your own studio, teach in a gym, park, or are running a meeting in a conference room, how you create & use the space impacts the experience for your guests greatly. Some suggestions we keep in mind. 1. Clutter.Consider the stuff in the room. Is there clutter & furniture you can tidy up & remove to open the space? If there…

The Evolution and Future of Yoga

Krishnamacharya's grandson wrote about the future of yoga in 2016. He outlined five basic thoughts, I'll share them below. --- Desikachar's thoughts on yoga today 1) Modern yoga lacks holism. It has become an external pose-focused practice, rather than an internal art. 2) Yoga can't be understood through Western medicine, or the scientific method. 3) Standardized approaches - same shape, same way, for every person - don't work. 4) It's disappointing that the American Yoga Alliance doesn't support yoga as therapy. 5) Yoga is spiritual - internal - first. If yoga is just exercise poses, you miss most of the…
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