Yoga injuries shouldn’t exist.
They happen when you force, push, and slam your body into a pose, and stop feeling into you.
Yoga is a practice that should heal the body and mind, not hurt it.
Too often, yoga injuries become normal, and a badge of honor on the road to a “deeper practice.” What a bummer! Of course, it doesn’t need to be this way.
As long as yoga is about getting into a pose, instead of feeling your way into yourself, injuries will happen. Sensible people who haven’t begun yoga – and see all of the yoga people injured – will stay away from yoga. How is that “yoga for everyone?” It’s just yoga for people who want to pose.
It hurts my heart to see teachers forcing contortion-like poses on people, with the ingrained idea that there is an advanced pose, and a basic one, and the goal of course is get to the advanced pose. Ouch! This kind of leading perpetuates a broken system, broken bodies, and frazzled minds.
The first rule of medicine is “Do no harm.” Somehow this doesn’t exist in the modern yoga world. Let’s change that. Let’s help each other, and the teachers of yoga, to find a little more ease and feeling in the practice, no matter what style they lead.
With Strala this is our main focus – any age, any size, any weight, any history – everyone safe. When you lead ease – instead of leading pose goals – everyone not only stays safe, but leaves feeling capable, empowered, and experiencing joy.
Pose goals in yoga lead to frustration, injury, and a roller-coaster ride of accomplishment and defeat.
Feeling goals lead to a strong, open, capable body, mind, and life.
About Strala Yoga Training
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, from your psychology, chemistry and neurology, to your chromosomes and even gene expression. 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.
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