Tai Chi Bedtime Routine with Mike : 18 Minutes : November 2017
This Tai Chi Bedtime Routine is led by Strala co-founder Mike Taylor. Invigorating whole-body movement helps you let go of the day, releasing excess tension, unsticking what's stuck, and restoring an open flow of energy.
Whether you're glued to a desk all day, carrying groceries in one arm and a baby in the other, or a recovering athlete, this is the perfect way to heal your neck, shoulders, back, hips, and whole body. From here, larger moves gradually subside into a calming stillness, perfect for a relaxing evening and restful sleep.
Tai Chi gives us a wonderful mindset for life, that says our best way to get where we're going is to feel good along the way. It also works miracles for whole health, by helping us learn to bring our whole self into everything we do, unblock energy where it's stuck, and move more naturally and efficiently through challenge.
Tara and Mike designed Strala around this mindset, combining the principles of tai chi for moving and healing, with the more extensive form vocabulary of yoga. Mike has used this mindset and movement practice for a long while as his cross-training for mountaineering, snowboarding, and triathlons, and it carried him through a 17-year career in competitive martial arts.
Tai chi is a useful practice for athletes, helping us learn to use our whole body more easily - every part in harmony with every other part. And for everyone, it's important to find a better way to move, at every age.
When we're older, this means we'll still be able to move capably, when force is no longer an option. And wherever we are, it means we'll create the right conditions for optimal health, and achieving our own highest potential, in everything we do.
Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the rich form vocabulary of yoga.
Get ready to drop the stress and tension in your body and mind, that keeps you working much harder than you need, to achieve much less than you can.
You'll learn to move powerfully through your life and handle challenge with ease.
Strala was created by Tara Stiles, drawing on her background in classical ballet and choreography, as well as her long-time personal practice in yoga. Tara trained with Paul Taylor Dance Company choreographer and dancer Eileen Cropley, and began her yoga study in the 1990s with her ballet teacher, Rory Foster of American Ballet Theater.
The science and movement of Strala is also guided by Strala co-founder Mike Taylor. Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and complementary medicine at Oxford. He has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qi gong, for 30 years.
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