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Demystifying the Art with TOLA YOGA

What is Yoga? 

You know how many times I’ve been asked this question in the past 12 years, from men, women and children (and mostly men). Because knowing the definition of Yoga is much different than understanding this physical and mental art form, including the similarities and differences between the many styles of Yoga, e.g., Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Asthanga. Not to mention how each style uniquely impacts your body and your mind. Which is all good, no doubt, regardless of style. And don’t forget your spirit, although that aspect is much less tangible in all Yoga.

So what can a Yoga master with a passion for fitness spanning more than five decades, beginning with Jack LaLanne in the 1960’s, do to demystify that age-old question?

That’s simple: create another style that specifically caters to the fitness-minded individual.

One year ago I introduced Tola Yoga to the world with live classes on Periscope and YouTube: http://youtube.com/RichTolaYoga.

Although my Tola Yoga brand was born in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, it’s conception occurred 11 years earlier on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. That’s right, I taught my first “Stars of the Future” class on August 4, 2006 at New York Yoga. And what a rush it was! Kudos and thank you so much to all the amazing Yoga teachers who influenced and inspired me throughout my 200 hours of training…Jenny, Nixa, Michael, Karl, Rita, Lori, Molly, Sam, Kristen and Emily.

Because success is best served with a strong foundation. As well as passion and perseverance. And if you’re lucky, your life’s colorful journey will be long, prosperous and rather trying at times. But if you live what you love, happiness will follow you everywhere.

No doubt. And how’s this for serendipity: the other day I was in the drug store and came across this writing pad with that exact phrase, LIVE WHAT YOU LOVE. In colors just like that. So I had to buy it. And repeat it…to you today and to myself everyday, along with a few other mantras.

Keep rockin-it everyone, in whatever you do, and don’t forget your daily workout! Peace – R

Mother’s Day Show at Two Hearted Queen (6-8p)

Join me this Saturday, May 7th for another hilarious showcase at Two Hearted Queen!

And get there early because the soulful Nikki Love Project goes LIVE at 6p (CT). See you then!

Mother's Day Showcase 2016

Tola Talks Turning Everything into a Positive

No matter what life’s throws at you, turn everything into chicken salad and not chicken s–t. Just like a baseball batter who has no trouble adjusting to the curve ball, consider all life’s mishaps as a positive and not a negative. Plus, Lady Gaga’s love & relationship advice for Taylor Swift.

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

Tola Talks Six Degrees of Fifty Shades – Movie Review

Tola Talks about the record-setting blockbuster, Fifty Shades of Grey, and the 6 reasons why women love this story – Six Degrees of Fifty Shades. Plus, Happy President’s Day everyone and a special celebrity shout-out to the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live for 40 years of greatness!

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. Social: @richtola

Tola Talks the Top 10 Reasons to Cheat on Your Man

Tola Talks about what every woman (and boyfriend) needs to know: the Top 10 Reasons to Cheat on Your Man. Take it from a former bad-boy Ladies, and get the scoop on all the stupid things Men do that should get you to cheat…then kick him to the curb!

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

Tola Talks Once-a-Month Boyfriends & Why We Fall in Love

Tola Talks about the Top 10 Reasons Why We Fall in Love, the steamy (Victoria Secret) and funny (Kim Kardashian) new Super Bowl ads, plus the polyamorous woman in San Francisco with a fiance, a girlfriend she loves, a regular once-a-month boyfriend, and whoever else comes along that floats her boat. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks. All social: @richtola

Tola Talks with Relationship Expert Jennifer Gaynor-Yaker

 

Tola Talks love & relationships with expert Jennifer Gaynor-Yaker.  On Top 10 Tuesdays, Rich also recounts his former party life with the World’s Top 10 Best Nightlife Cities.

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola and Love & Relationship expert, Jennifer Gaynor-Yaker

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Love & Relationship expert and life coach, Jennifer Gaynor-Yaker