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My Daily Practice II Hips & Back

My Daily Practice II Hips & Back

Hi Friends, How is your body feeling today? Any creeks and stiffness happening? I know how great it feels to move how it feels good, open up some space, and create more room for you to live inside of that vibrant body of yours. I just got back from a fabulous few days in Amsterdam, leading a radiant group in our 2 day Strala Intensive, celebrating the Dutch version of my cookbook launch, and the launch of the spring collaboration with Reebok with a fun class and a day at the office talking about leadership and intuitive business building. It…
Creating a Productive Space

Creating a Productive Space

How does your space make you feel? We use a lot of careful consideration in creating & caring for our Strala Yoga spaces (a topic we cover in trainings & working with companies on wellbeing practices) whether you own your own studio, teach in a gym, park, or are running a meeting in a conference room, how you create & use the space impacts the experience for your guests greatly. Some suggestions we keep in mind. 1. Clutter.Consider the stuff in the room. Is there clutter & furniture you can tidy up & remove to open the space? If there…

The Evolution and Future of Yoga

A friend of ours asked what we thought of a recent article on the future of yoga, written by Krishnamacharya's grandson. He outlined five basic thoughts, I'll share them below. --- Desikachar's thoughts on yoga today 1) Modern yoga lacks holism. It has become an external pose-focused practice, rather than an internal art. 2) Yoga can't be understood through Western medicine, or the scientific method. 3) Standardized approaches - same shape, same way, for every person - don't work. 4) It's disappointing that the American Yoga Alliance doesn't support yoga as therapy. 5) Yoga is spiritual - internal - first.…
Easy Cold Remedies!

Easy Cold Remedies!

My 3 Golden Rules to Health Since Strala started, I haven't gotten sick and I've prided myself on it, boasting about how finding the ease keeps us healthy and strong through it all. I knew I was pushing it when I started bringing my fun healthy-for-years facts up with my friends when they'd get a little under the weather. The reality is I stay healthy because of a variety of factors despite a variety of other assumed obstacles.   1. Be Cozy Wherever Home is where you're cozy so you might as well get cozy wherever you are. My secret…
Yoga for a Stiff Neck & Back

Yoga for a Stiff Neck & Back

Hi Friends, A stiff neck and back are no fun. Feels tight, closed off, and leads to a bad mood, aches and pains, and a closed off feeling. It's easy to get a stiff neck and back. Computer days, meetings, standing, sitting, contemplating, decision making, pretty much most of the things we all do can lead to tightening up and closing off. Thankfully there are a few simple movements we can do to open up, release tension, create space physically and emotionally and leave us feeling expansive and awesome. Here is a short video to try and a few moves…
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