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Tola Yoga for Beginners…and Yes, it’s Challenging

Check-out yesterday’s Tola Yoga class LIVE on Periscope. 45 minutes of Yoga that anyone can do! And a special thanks to our wonderful Yoga student showing you precise poses, Elif Pilicer.

Have an awesome weekend everyone, and tune-in this Sunday at 1p (CT) for our Tola Yoga by the Lake class on Periscope.tv/richtola, including Vika, Lauren, Amy, Rhonda and Stephanie.

Peace – R

Tola Yoga workouts are 45 minutes and incorporate 5 key elements: Yoga Stretches, Abdominals, Core Strengthening, Balancing & Foundation Poses (Warriors, Triangles, Extended Side Angles).

Conscious Living: 10 Years & Counting

This morning I read an article by psychotherapist Bonnie Katz about the emotional roller coaster ride Actors are subject to throughout their careers – especially those of us auditioning for that break-out role – and what it takes to be The Conscious Actor.

RichTola2007Whether or not your life’s calling takes you on that rather lonely path of emotional ups and downs filled with countless auditions resulting in countless silent rejections (which I more colorfully address in my memoir), then take Bonnie’s advice when she says, “Be your own best friend and take care of your emotional life. Stay away from people who are negative and not supportive of you. Be around people who lift you up, not pull you down.” No doubt.

Most importantly – at least I think so and something I’ve been blogging about since I started this website 6 years ago – and as Bonnie says, “Keep yourself in top mental and physical shape.”

Interestingly enough, this week marks my 10 year anniversary of practicing the “Conscious Living” Art of Yoga. Talk about keeping you in excellent mental and physical shape…not to mention spiritual, Yoga is an amazing way to level off those emotional ups and downs no matter what path you’re on. For the past 9 years, I’ve taught more than 20,000 students and there’s no question that every single one of them has benefited from taking at least one class.

Positivity not negativity. Strong body and a clear mind. Believe you can and sit tall in the saddle. Never judge yourself, just do the best you possibly can and delete excuses from your repertoire. All things I recommend no matter what you do in life. And workout every single day while incorporating the principles of Yoga into your everyday life.

It’s worked for me and it will certainly work for you. Peace – R

Tola Talks 7 Ways to Resolve to Evolve

Tola Talks about his 7 Ways to Resolve to Evolve:

1) Pluck from Your Past
2) Create Clear Intentions
3) Let Go of the Pastyoutubebutton2
4) Ask Why Not?
5) Forgive Your Failures
6) Begin Again
7) Believe You Can

Thanks to everyone for supporting us this year and have an amazing 2015!

All the best from Tola Talks!

Tola Talks Movie Mondays & Keanu Reeves’ John Wick


Tola Talks about High School students & terror in Washington, disappearing Dads & stadium searches, NFL rookies & stupid mistakes, plus new Alcoholism applications and simple mind tricks to get the most out of your workout. On Movie Mondays, Rich and guest co-host Troy Titus-Adams also review the new Keanu Reeves action-thriller, John Wick. 

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

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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

Tola Talks with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

 

Tola Talks with fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett. On Throwback Thursdays, Rich takes us back to the highlights of 2001 – Including a tribute to the Heroes of 9/11.

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Fashionista Valeria Goncharova Barrett

GYST #27: Find Your Bliss (with Yoga)

Looking for a way to find great joy or happiness in your life (i.e, your Bliss)? What about Yoga, and more specifically, what exactly is this 6,000 year-old Hindu philosophy that prescribes a course of physical and mental disciplines defined by the Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga?