NEW! Strala for Runners : 5 Videos + Guidebook with Mike : January 2017
This Strala for Runners 6-Pack includes five videos, with more than 70 minutes of routines led by co-founder Mike Taylor, plus our 28-page Runners Guide to Training.
Want to run faster for longer, with fewer injuries and shorter recovery times? Follow this basic cross-training principle:
Move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.
The focus here is on becoming more easily movable. It's your best way to go from good to great on both agility and endurance, works for every athletic endeavor there is, and can’t be achieved by stretching, pushing, or struggling.
Better mobility is achieved by practicing better mobility. This is a simple principle common to nearly every East Asian art form, healing, and movement practice.
Each of the five videos gives focus to a specific target area:
1) Shoulders, Chest and Back
The Breath video puts it all together for an everyday pre and post-run routine, while the Relax video clears the way for us to use what's working and relax what's not, along with a mid-run or mid-ride routine for releasing stress in the middle of effort.
Get good at all this, and it translates into running faster for longer without getting tired. You'll also feel good, all day long, in everything you do.
The Runners Guide to Training covers additional topics in practicable detail, including mindset, approach, and techniques for radically enhancing your mobility, agility, speed, and endurance.
You'll also discover how to create optimal balance between strength and flexibility, stability and mobility, so your body remains at its most capable under every form of challenge. And you'll learn some basic approaches to prevent injury, heal faster when injuries do happen, and greatly reduce your recovery time between events.
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.
Our Strala School uses yoga, tai chi, and traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine, to help people release stress, heal themselves, and move powerfully through their lives. Our program is backed by mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Harvard neurology professor and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi.
These videos are in MP4 format, so they're easily playable on both Mac and Windows.
Just download everything to your computer, keep it there or move to any of your other devices, and carry your Strala with you wherever you go.
You can use each of your download links 3 times, just in case the internet isn't working. If you need to refresh the link, just email StralaNYC@gmail.com, and we'll send you a new one.
Please understand that we aren't able to give refunds, and all purchases are final.
If you need any help with video downloading and playback, just check out our tutorial here!