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Psychology, Yoga, and Handstands

  I don't care if you can stand on your hands. It doesn't matter. What's interesting is, what happens when you try? What happens when you're in one of those rooms full of other people who are trying?   Do you explore easily around what you Can do in your…

Does Your Hard Work Have Good In It?

  Sometimes hard work creates amazing things. It's inspired, and inspires everyone it touches. I'm writing on an iMac, iPhone on the table texting with Tara. Out my window is a really pretty Apple store. Their hard work seems to be working! But sometimes hard work is just hard. It…

Reconstructing Yoga: How To Keep It Yours

  Strala people get around. You might see them in your yoga class. They're the movers, the explorers, the creative ones. If the teacher says there's just one way to do things, they're probably doing it a different way, and doing it easily. They're living without gurus or rules. They're…

Learning Strala? Move Over Posing

  A few simple tips on getting into a moving rather than posing system of yoga, and on getting into you.    1) Strala moves slowly with your breath.   If you try to push yourself into poses, in line with traditional yoga, it might seem fast to you. If…

What Are You Waiting For?

  Are you waiting for it to be over? Or waiting for it to begin?   Don't wait. Get into it. Right where you are, wherever you are, you can get into everything there is.   This works in yoga. Sure we've all seen it. Low lunge, time to check…

Moving Beyond Posing: How To Make Yoga Work

  "Hoping for a future where people stop trying to do yoga poses & start reconnecting with their whole selves." Tara recently shared this on Facebook. It makes sense to a lot of people, this idea of getting into all of you - not just a few poses - by…