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Hold That Thought?

A curious thing happened to me the other day, and it got me to thinking.  There I was at the end of a yoga class, relaxing and ‘letting it all go’ in Savasana, when I had a great idea.  What was this great idea?  It doesn’t matter.  The fact is that I seem to…

Break on Through

Learning new things is such an important part of life. I recently met a woman on an airplane whose mother was celebrating her 103rd birthday. Apparently she attributes her longevity to constantly learning new things and keeping herself challenged. When it comes to the process of learning, I find there…
Yoga to Make it Rain

Yoga to Make it Rain

I just got back on the grid. .internet access that is, after spending a week in my family's home town of Newton Illinois, where to be fair, there is internet access in several homes, but lets just say at Grandmas house (where I was staying), you can tweet from your…

The Culture of Strala

Hey Kids, Just felt like reaching out and connecting with all the readers here on our growing-like-a-weed Strala blog. Quite an amazing culture has developed around not only the studio in NYC, but around the globe and it's so exciting to see.  This blog has become so special and taken…

Yoga Cures in Amsterdam, Belgium, London & More!

I'm so excited to head over to Europe for a couple weeks in September to lead some yoga, meet some awesome people, and I'm sure have a lot of fun along the way.  Big thanks to my Dutch publisher Kosmos, who is brining Yoga Cures, aka Yoga Helpt! to the…
Treating the Pose Not the Person?

Treating the Pose Not the Person?

Traditional Western medicine treats the disease not the person. Traditional shiatsu prescribes a fixed set of rules and procedures for each problem. Traditional yoga mandates specific defined poses to put people in. Who made these rules? As my wife Tara Stiles has mentioned, they're extremely limiting. Our traditional medicine is…