November 2022 Strala Home Calendar: Practice Gratitude

November 2022 Strala Home Calendar: Practice Gratitude

Today I am Grateful For ________ Gratitude practice is a simple moment that has a profound effect on your day. When you're feeling too busy, over tired, and a little bit less like yourself, gratitude practice connects you right back in. Having this practice in your routine is a game changer when it comes to your wellbeing and reaching your goals. The best part is (for me) is you can do this right from bed. It can be one thing, and most likely once you get going you will find a pile of things and people you are grateful for.…
September 2022 Strala Home Calendar: Choose Ease

September 2022 Strala Home Calendar: Choose Ease

I Back Away from Rigidity and Choose Ease The fall gets busy and that can turn into hectic really fast. Thankfully we have a practice of ease to ground and nourish us. Let's get to it. This September our theme is Ease. We can all use more ease in all we do. I back away from rigidity and choose ease in my practice and everywhere I can. We have a great month of practices planned for you. Five new class drops a week from gentle yoga, strong yoga, HIIT yoga, tai chi and everything in between. We kick off the…
July Strala Home Calendar: Expect Good Things to Happen

July Strala Home Calendar: Expect Good Things to Happen

Expect Good Things to Happen. There are many special results of practicing tai chi in your yoga. One is, when you move your whole body in harmony, every part helping every other part, you accomplish more with less effort. And, you can feel good in the process of improving. Good things happen when you practice improving AND feeling good. Our culture tries to trick us into force, push, and struggle now, so we can have some hard-to-reach reward later. Tai chi reminds us not to hurt one part of us, while trying to help another. There's always a better way,…
How to Be Fit Without Pain and Injury

How to Be Fit Without Pain and Injury

On my way to being fit while steering clear of pain and injury - from high altitude mountaineering to martial competition, skiing to running and cycling, I've had more than my share of challenges. The good news is, tai chi has given me a way to heal problems like back pain and joint injuries faster and more completely, as well as prevent injury along the way. It's something I love to share now in all our online Strala Yoga classes in tai chi, qigong, and yoga, as well as in our Strala Yoga teacher trainings online and in person. We…