How to Get Flexible

How to Get Flexible

How can I be more flexible is a question that comes up a lot in our Strala Yoga classes in yoga, tai chi, and qigong, as well as in our Strala Yoga teacher trainings. I think it's because most of us want a little more flexibility in our lives. We'd like a little less feeling of stuck-ness and tension, a little more feeling of relaxed, and even better if I can stay relaxed when things are tough. This is also a question that comes in many forms.  Most recently, "Should I follow the stretching strategies used by dancers and gymnasts?…
June Strala Home Calendar: Search Within, Create Your Own Unique Path

June Strala Home Calendar: Search Within, Create Your Own Unique Path

Search Within. Create Your Own Unique Path. One of the greatest benefits of yoga is self-realization. When we practice ease, connection with what's inside and all around, bringing what we are into harmony, we give ourselves space to notice what's going on. We notice what we need. And our uniqueness starts to rise up. It can be scary sometimes, seeing ourselves for who we are. Especially when so much of the outside message tells us to be like everyone else. Fit in. Don't rock the boat. The outside and inside messages don't always match up. Thankfully our community here supports…