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Nourish Strala: A Together Project

Nourish Strala: A Together Project

Hi Friends, My goal with Strala Yoga, a decade go and today, is to help people connect to themselves and feel better. When you feel better all kinds of awesome things happen. You start to treat yourself better, treat others better and do better in the world. In my experience, this doesn't happen with just starting a yoga practice. It matters how you practice yoga. Ease is our secret to moving in a way that tunes you in, instead of tuning you out. Ease is the foundation of East Asian arts and sciences, way before yoga poses came into the…
Scientific Study of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong

Scientific Study of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong

There's a great deal of good research surrounding the conditions and mechanisms for healing and wellbeing. And for a variety of reasons, the best of this isn't in the field of yoga. I'll share some notes below that give a foundation for good results, along with a framework for successful study, collected from the experience we've had with other researchers. Enjoy this FREE Tai Chi for the Morning Routine There are a variety of good uses for yoga, tai chi, and qigong, that include relaxation and release of stress, health and healing, treatment of injury and disease, strength and fitness,…
Yoga, Adjustments and Creating a Positive Connection

Yoga, Adjustments and Creating a Positive Connection

Enjoy this FREE Shiatsu for Lower Back Pain When you convince people they aren't good enough, in so many ways, it's the beginning of manipulation, control, and abuse. For example, by cleverly pushing people to follow imaginary rules of "alignment" and manipulate one disconnected part of your body at a time into a made-up idea of "correct" - you can quickly convince people that they are much worse off than they ever knew, because wow, suddenly they can't even do the simplest of things! Combine this with the reality that when so many of us first approached yoga, we were…
When Obvious Isn’t Obvious: Abuse in Yoga

When Obvious Isn’t Obvious: Abuse in Yoga

I ran across this sign on my first trip to Wyoming, and my first time seeing bison up close.  They're very, very big.  Big enough that the message is so obvious it's funny, which is why I took the picture.  But, it's also obviously here for a reason.  Because obvious isn't always obvious. Still, some things seem that way.  Over-the-top obvious.  For example, it's obvious that tickling bison behind the ears isn't a good idea.  Although I was tempted.  It's obvious that jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, also not a good idea.  I come from a Navy family. …