Hang in the Awesome Place

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Hi Friends!

Language is powerful when it matches how we are.

There is a really cool exercise we do in Strala Yoga Training, that is a great reminder for us all. A Guide leads a small group without speaking. When you are in front of a group, how you move, how you are, how you think and feel about yourself is amplified as loud as shouting through a megaphone. Subtracting language quiets distraction and creates space to feel what is really going on.

The breath-body connection, a moving and healing relationship between your breath and body, allows you to do what you do with softness and ease, without falling into rigid patterns. It creates a safe environment for you and those around you. When you move with softness and care, you become more graceful and confident in where your body and energy are. Your mind becomes calm and alert. People can feel what you are doing and where you are heading next. Trust in yourself and those around you is created.

When we allow ourselves to notice how we feel, respond and make positive change from there, we find something better than good, we find an awesome place. One of the coolest things I love about yoga is it’s new with every breath. We are new with every breath. Each of us has a unique awesome place.

When we allow ourselves to move with care, we can hang in the awesome place. When we do this together, we create a wonderful diverse forest, an orchestra moving in harmony. When we can hang in our awesome place, we also are cultivating the confidence to allow others to find their awesome place too. We form healthier relationships with ourselves and others, by simply taking great care of ourselves.

Whether you are in the role of a teacher, parent, friend, team member, or standing in line at the grocery store, we are all leading each other around, with and without our language. Move with care so you can hang in your awesome place, then pick your head up and see how awesome the affect on others you have. How awesome is that!

I move with care, so I can hang in the awesome place.

Download the June Strala Home Calendar.

I Create Calm

Special LIVE Workshops (EST)
Saturday June 5, 2pm: Special Community Meet Up
Saturday June 12, 2pm: Partner Yoga with Mike & Tara
Saturday June 19, 2pm: Shiatsu Chat & Practice
Saturday June 26, 2pm: Summer Stretch with Tara

Weekly LIVE Classes (EST)
Monday 8am: Intention-Setting Meditation & Energize Yoga
Tuesday 2pm: De-Stress Yoga
Wednesday 8am: Gentle Yoga
Thursday 2pm: Workout Yoga
Friday 8am: Tai Chi & Qigong
Saturday 8am: Strong Yoga

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About Strala

Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress, move easily through challenge, and live radiantly inspiring lives.

It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where we’re going is to feel good along the way. It also works miracles for whole health, helping us to find ease in our bodies and minds, and create the right conditions both for healing and optimal performance.

In our Strala Training Courses, you learn to shape your destiny on every level that counts. The unique set of skills you develop – for connecting with yourself and others, unblocking your energy, healing what needs healing and accomplishing challenge with ease – uncovers your ability to create the life you want, and be an inspiring leader to the people around you.

Resources

We have an online library of classes, retreats, and trainings with Tara and Mike, which includes weekly live classes and workshops. New videos added regularly, and always we’re here to help.

Questions

If you have any questions or need something, it’s always fine to reach us directly, using Help@StralaYoga.com.

Finding the right distance. It’s a practice we can feel out and adjust in every moment. Cool thing is when you create a good relationship with yourself, finding the right relationship with others becomes a joy.From @stralayoga training in Berlin a couple years back. We are hoping to be there with a nice group next summer celebrating finding the right relationship.#stralayoga #shiatsu #yogateachertraining #taichi
When we soften, much more becomes possible. #stralayoga #taichi #shiatsu
It’s so easy to stick to habits that are familiar, even when they are destructive. We all have our reasons, our armor and our guard up to protect ourselves against whatever specific formula triggers us. We are afraid if we are more gentle with ourselves, we won’t be braced to defend ourselves, but the opposite is true. Moving like you love yourself in yoga and life is a choice to create a new, lasting habit, a way of being truly you.Tai Chi, nature, science, and the wisdom of your Great Grandmother, remind us when you go to war with yourself, you lose. When you move with whole self harmony towards progress, treating every bad habit you find along the way as a gold mind opportunity to move toward balance, you feel better, your body works better and you have access to more of yourself. You have a chance to do some good.I move like I love myself. It can start with an idea, a mantra, a practice, a way of being. If you choose to let it make a home in you, you will have gone to peace with yourself. Anything is possible.Pic by @jes.lock & @arslanstype @sundanceresort for Rest & Renew Training & Retreat#connection #selflove #wellbeing #stralayoga #taichi
Giveaway Time 🎁📚Long time @stralayoga friend @rainesfordstauffer a bright star for good, has written a beautiful new book An Ordinary Age.It’s so great to see so many great reviews and impactful media coverage for such a fantastic young person and topic. We’re giving away (buying and sending as a gift from me to you) three copies. (3 copies from @stralayoga account and 3 also from @tarastilesTo enter:
Comment on what you are doing for self care today.
Tag 2 friends who you want to feel better.
Follow @rainesfordstauffer @stralayoga & @tarastiles so 6 copies in total)Take good care.We’ll announce 3 winners in our story on Monday May 17.#selfcare #rainesfordstauffer #anordinaryage #giveaway #bookstagram
We share the relationship we are already having with ourselves. Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary and takes the pressure off of trying to fix everyone & everything.@bibinsb & @lexluca are great examples ♥️Great memory from a great group in Amsterdam. #stralayoga #connection #selfcare #shiatsu
Fun one 👋Why do you practice ease? To feel better, to be able to enjoy more, serve more, to have enough energy to run around with the little ones in your life or something else? Pic by @inaraa_yoga before class in Berlin.Let us know in the comments.
Every  breath is an opportunity to feel better.
I create calm. When I choose to center myself, I create calm for me and the world around me.Welcome May, welcome our monthly theme, welcome our practice calendar, welcome calm. #stralayoga #createcalm
The mute button. 🤫An easy DIY #shiatsu to practice with yourself or with a partner. This #tsubo (entry point to a #meridian highway) has a way of calming an overactive mind. We named it the mute button in #stralayoga for a reason 😉Where
Below the big toe bone and a little in toward the center of the 🦶How
Press your thumb into this place as you lean in and away from the center of yourself or your partner.Now what
Soften yourself, breathe deep and make sure you are moveable. Hang here a bit without trying to make anything happen. Just chillNow what
Lean away from your partner to disconnect. Give them a bit of time to relax and maybe ask for some feedback.Don’t forget
Ask your partner for your turn 🙌
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