move how it feels good to move
Strala combines the movement wisdom of tai chi with the forms of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a way to help people release stress, heal and move more easily through all kinds of challenge.
MOVING WITH EASE
Let's play. Find a comfortable seated position, breathe in and out nice and slowly, close your eyes and take your attention inward. Start to sway a little side to side, allowing your breath to move your body - the inhaling initiating a lift, the exhale softening you wherever you are.
FLOW LIKE WATER
Tai Chi and Strala movements are slow, steady and continuous. This is a fluid approach, a flow state. No force, no struggle, no pain. This state triggers the relaxation response, which is a great place for healing and reducing stress.
Here are some freedom and creativity principles:
before you move, soften your whole body and mind. When you slow down, your can really feel and connect to yourself
2. Breath-Body Connection
breathe in and let the breath take you somewhere. When you breathe, your body moves
3. Lead from your Middle
a more efficient and powerful way to move
4. Use Your Opposites
rocking and rolling; move backwards to go forwards, right to go left
5. Use Momentum
start small and build up to bigger movements; now your mind is relaxed and knows what direction you're going in
6. Use Your Whole Body
never isolate body parts; you accomplish more with less effort when your body parts aren't holding tension
7. Move into Challenge from a Space of Comfort
move into a challenge from a space of comfort; reset each time
8. Conserve Energy
don't work harder than you need to; flexing creates tension
move how it feels good to move; listen to your body and respond
10. Optimal body position
we are all individual with a history of unique habitual patterns; do what's feels right for you rather than for instagram!
11. Explore / Play
this is how a tiger learns to climb a tree, and how we all learnt to walk
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