October Strala Home Calendar: I Can Heal

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Hi Friends!

When things are easy, relax. When things are hard, relax even more. This last few days I took part in a conference led by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Porges, and Dr. Levine, it’s something explained so clearly in their research. With a healthy neurology, we can experience something temporarily stressful, and the event remains temporary for us. We get to relax when it’s over, and take part in what’s really happening right now.

But for so many of us (Dr. van der Kolk shared that 3/4 of Americans are impacted by traumatic events), our neurology stays in a fear, attack, or shut down state. We don’t get to be in the reality of our lives right now, and instead remain stuck in the neurology of trauma.

There’s a good side to this research, which points right to what we’re here practicing together. We can literally move our way out of this unhealthy neurology, through practice. Feel what you feel, be in a practice of breathing deep, restoring ease, and transforming where you are into something better. It’s a practice written into every step of qigong, tai chi, and yoga to practice this way, and to heal.

I Can Heal. When I take good care of myself regularly I make space for lasting healing.

Download the October Strala Home Calendar.

October Schedule for Strala Home: The Strala Yoga app

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

Special Workshops – Sundays 8am EST
Oct 3: Moving in Alignment with Tara
Oct 10: Restorative Yoga with Tara
Oct 17: Yoga the Tai Chi Way with Mike
Oct 24: Yoga as a Workout with Mike
Oct 31: Energize Yoga (Halloween Costume optional)

New Healing Practices *not live – These slide into the library every Wednesday
Oct 6: 15 Minute Yoga for When You Feel Overwhelmed
Oct 13: 20 Minute Hip and Back Release Yoga Flow
Oct 20: 20 Minute Tai Chi for Healing
Oct 27: 20 Minute Tai Chi for Better Sleep

Strala Online Intensive Training: Healing and Support for Trauma
Oct 15, 16, 17 – Strala Online Intensive Training: Healing and Support for Trauma

Practice Now

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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