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5 Ways to De-Stress This Holiday Season

Holidays almost always come along with extra stress. Whether it's family, work, schedule, or something else piling on, there are simple and effective steps you can do right now to connect back to yourself, so you can enjoy this time of year while handling whatever comes your way with grace and ease. We all crave clarity, peace of mind, and good energy levels. A regular practice of meditation can do wonders for how you feel. Your life experience is a direct result of your state of mind. A mindful state will put you in great use of your energy. The…

Getting More Out of Your Yoga

Yoga can be easy and soft and at the same time challenging and intense, and that's fantastic. We want a practice that we can progress with, grow into, and continue with every stage of our life. What we don't want is to bring more tension and stress into our practice than we need. There are ways to collect more stress while going through your yoga that end up frustrating and no fun. There are also better ways to drop the stress and tension while practicing, allowing you to accomplish more as you progress and feel great during the process. One…

You Can Fix What Needs Fixing & Create What Needs Creating

  You have a way to unstick what's stuck, unblock what's blocked, fix what needs fixing and create what needs creating. You just need to practice this way a bit, every day, to make it yours.   We're at a crossroads today, each of us, and all together. It has something to do with what we practice. In our life, we're at a crossroads of mindset. We can continue to build stress on top of stress. We want to achieve, we want progress, it's part of being human. And for so long we've followed a myth to get us there…

Want to change the world? Go out and raise a ruckus!

  You have a way to unstick what's stuck, unblock what's blocked, fix what needs fixing and create what needs creating. You just need to practice this way a bit, every day, to make it yours.  It's why we created Strala, and why we do what we do every day.   1) Learn to drop the stress and struggle : because we know stress and struggle don't work as a life strategy. 2) Learn to move more easily through challenge : because when we move easily, with grace and coordination, we can do more than we ever dreamed possible. 3) Learn…

Chocolate Pudding

I am a chocolate monster. When I saw the lovely and amazing Laura Miller debut her Chocolate Avocado Pudding video on the YouTube I was so excited I couldn't wait to make it. After a few attempts at "making it my own" and substituting for things I didn't have on hand, I finally whipped up a version that is OMG good. 2 ripe avocados  
6 Tips for Handstands & Everything Else

6 Tips for Handstands & Everything Else

  Whatever it is you're doing, make sure it's playful and fun for you. Don't push hard to get past the tough spots. Instead, just move gently around them.   With hand-standing, this means 1) Don't rush headlong to be upside down! Where you are right now is a good place to be. Begin in a cat-cow, gently rolling your hips around, and staying relaxed enough that the rest of your body just goes along for the ride. 2) Just move. Now lift your hips into an easygoing down dog, with a nice bend in your elbows and knees. Keep…
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