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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…
3 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

3 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Dissolve the stress this holiday season to feel better, and accomplish more with less effort. Enjoy this post I wrote for Adidas Group. We’re taught our whole lives to work hard and push through the pain to get anywhere good – be it the next career level or a stronger body. It’s easy to end up in a cycle of stress and exhaustion. A shift in activities and priorities will get you on track. When we spend too much time bathed in stress, our chemical wiring gets even more frazzled and our new natural state sets to strung-out. When you’re…
Easy Cold Remedies!

Easy Cold Remedies!

My 3 Golden Rules to Health Since Strala started, I haven't gotten sick and I've prided myself on it, boasting about how finding the ease keeps us healthy and strong through it all. I knew I was pushing it when I started bringing my fun healthy-for-years facts up with my friends when they'd get a little under the weather. The reality is I stay healthy because of a variety of factors despite a variety of other assumed obstacles.   1. Be Cozy Wherever Home is where you're cozy so you might as well get cozy wherever you are. My secret…
Yoga for a Stiff Neck & Back

Yoga for a Stiff Neck & Back

Hi Friends, A stiff neck and back are no fun. Feels tight, closed off, and leads to a bad mood, aches and pains, and a closed off feeling. It's easy to get a stiff neck and back. Computer days, meetings, standing, sitting, contemplating, decision making, pretty much most of the things we all do can lead to tightening up and closing off. Thankfully there are a few simple movements we can do to open up, release tension, create space physically and emotionally and leave us feeling expansive and awesome. Here is a short video to try and a few moves…
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