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Permission to Move

Permission to Move

Hi Friends Movement is freedom. It’s no fun to feel stuck in a pose or in life. When you allow yourself permission to move how it feels good to move and linger where it feels nice to linger, you are participating in self-care that will accomplish a whole lot more with a lot less effort. Everyone’s body is different so everyone will look very different when they move. When you allow your body to roam around through the structure of a sequence, you experience freedom and your body and mind are in the right mode for building even strength and…
I Had a Spiritual Experience in India

I Had a Spiritual Experience in India

Hi Friends, Well, it happened. I had a spiritual experience in India. Without going to an ashram, without dressing like an Indian girl, and without shutting off my iPhone for too long, I got the hit. I was invited to visit India by my friends in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi at Reebok, to lead Strala instructor trainings to yoga and fitness instructors in India. We also celebrated the Reebok Yoga line and talked about how it feels good to move in clothes that make you feel good. . like sweatpants and cozy t shirts. I've always been a fan of…

10 Things I’m Thankful For

  1. Strala beyond the system, the walls, the trainings is the people who love to move with ease and the people who love to lead and ignite freedom. I have such a large, warm family because of Strala. Way too much love for one person. How did I get so lucky.   2. Family. Without family we wouldn't be here. Mine is awesome, crazy, great, and adventurous. You all know who you are and I am thankful for you and thankful I am related to you.   3. My fitness and design family at Reebok, we have gone on so…

Yoga, Weight Loss, and How To Shape the Life You Want

  Yoga can help people lose weight, gain weight, or accomplish pretty much anything else they want. A couple of factors are important here, across pretty much everything you do.   1) It's more important How you do things than particularly What you do - in this case, including what yoga moves you do. If you do things with a lot of stress and struggle - including exercise - this isn't so helpful. If you do what you do with ease - allowing stress to leave your body and mind - a cascade of healthy behaviors result. You become your…
16 Steps to Getting Clear

16 Steps to Getting Clear

Hi Friends, It's been a couple weeks since I wrote to you. I've been bouncing around the globe leading Strala and on other adventures and I didn't feel there was enough space and time for a thoughtful message until now. These messages from me to you are pretty personal, and I feel by sharing my experiences and the experiences of people I meet we can be connected in a real and applicable way to enrich our lives. Staying connected to you helps ground and inspire me so I wanted to thank you. I've been to Malaysia and Singapore recently leading…

Healing and Preventing Chronic Back Pain

  Back pain is so common and can be so debilitating that I want to keep sharing approaches here. If you have any, please share as well!   Q: I have chronic lower back pain for 4 years and it's getting worse, to the point where I'm tempted to take prescription drugs. I've tried everything else. I have degeneration in the L5 S1 joint, and a bulging disc. I started back to yoga classes and I find it really challenging (esp forward bending), so I only go once a week! Is this enough, and are there any moves or a…