Ask Strala: Can Yoga Help My Back Pain?

Ask Strala: Can Yoga Help My Back Pain?

  Hi Mike, I am taking you up on your offer to email you on the 5 exercises you were telling me can help my back (herniated disc, I was told by a Doctor). The pain is low on the left side and started shooting down my leg about a month ago. I always want to opt for natural treatments over any pill etc. I had such an amazing time NYE, it was so much fun and I walked out sooo happy. I was talking to Tara about getting certified and I know Heidi had alot more injuries then I…
Ask Strala: How do I yoga to get lean and healthy?

Ask Strala: How do I yoga to get lean and healthy?

Question Hi Tara and team :) I just got your 'this is yoga' set and am SO excited!! I was curious if you could give a suggested rotation for me? I work out 6 days per week (typically about an hour a day). My goals are to tighten up and to (hopefully) lose 10 pounds. I have some thyroid & cortisol issues going on, and am really hoping yoga might help me out My regular routine is pretty intense & I'm not sure if it's working for or against me. Years ago I went to hatha (power) yoga classes regularly…

A New Way of Training: Go Easy to Go Hard

Go easy on yourself. It might be the best way to run faster, find more power on the bike, climb with ease, and pull off unimaginable feats of strength and endurance. It might be the best way for you to do everything there is. This doesn't mean go lazy, go floppy, or don't go at all. It means go! Go without the idea that hard things can only achieved by force and struggle. Drop that idea off at corner! Go with the idea that you have a choice in how you accomplish everything you accomplish. You can work to gain…

Ask Strala: How do I pick a training and get a yoga teaching job?

  Question How do I pick a training & get a yoga teaching job? Is accreditation and alliance affiliation important?   Answer This is a great question. The short answer is, if you want to work 1) Be great at what you do, and keep improving 2) Put yourself where you can help people. If you're great, helpful, and in the right place, there's work for you.   Details First, if you have a favorite yoga studio, you want to lead classes there, and they have a training . . . you should take their training! Of course, things aren't…

Ask Strala: How can I drop my struggle with inversions?

  Question Hello! I just have a question about inversions. I've been practicing yoga for about 7 years now (I love Tara Stiles' and Heidi's videos!) and have been teaching flow yoga for a year. I enjoy challenging myself and moving with the breath, but am having a hard time with inversions. I've always struggled with handstand and headstand. I am able to comfortably do box pose at a wall, but I am really struggling to get into headstand or handstand with a wall, or on my mat. I'm cyclist , and I naturally practice a very core-based yoga practice.…