Ask Strala: Am I doing it right?

  Question Am I doing it right? I always feel like I'm doing it wrong! What can I do?   Answer Am I doing it right? It's normal to want to do things right. It's also normal to worry about doing it wrong. How often do you worry and second-guess yourself? With your work, relationships, kids, big decisions, or even small decisions? How often do you worry you're doing it wrong in your yoga?   Most yoga traditions have extensive rules about how to do things right. How to point, twist and turn every inch of your body. How to…
Ask Strala: How do Foods Affect My Body?

Ask Strala: How do Foods Affect My Body?

  Question : How do foods affect my body? Hey Mike, I was trying to find an article, maybe a series considering the topic, or some other resources I could purchase on nutrition and foods affect on the body. I follow TaraEats on Tumblr and looked through some of your MindBodyGreen posts, but couldn't find anything to provide some strong information on the various affects different foods have on the body. - David   Answer Hi David, good question. There a couple of ways you can explore here   a) You are your own best laboratory, so experiment. Play with…
How to work with your body

How to work with your body

  Your body assumes you're a good boss.   If you run a lot, it gives you the strength and endurance to make those runs more enjoyable.   If you eat a lot, it gets ready to give you lots of energy for what's coming up. If you don't use that energy, your body even assumes you know what you're doing, and adjusts to prepare for a long winter.   If you keep doing things your body doesn't like, it might call some meetings with you. Eventually it might also up and look for new management.   To keep things…
Ask Strala: Can Strala Training help me get a job?

Ask Strala: Can Strala Training help me get a job?

  Question I am trying to understand what the chances are that I would actually be qualified and able to teach yoga after completion of the training? Of course, I do understand that a lot of it depends on what I make of it. But would the Strala Certification be very helpful in opening doors for me at smaller yoga studios -- not necessarily just in NYC, but for example in the Bay Area and in Europe -- assuming that on top of the certification I am good at leading classes? I have no prior yoga teaching experience. I am…
Ask Strala : Are Raw Food Diets Right?

Ask Strala : Are Raw Food Diets Right?

  Question I want to thank everyone who writes such amazing blogs on this site. All of them are informative and inspiring. I enjoy the down-to-earth approach to health and fitness. I have been very confused as of late. There has been a lot of hype regarding raw food diets. While my vegan diet could use some help (too many packaged options, coffee, etc) I am curious if all-raw is really better. If any of you guys are long-term vegans, I would love your opinions. Thanks! Mary Ann   Answer Hi Mary Ann, good morning and thanks for writing. The…