Ask Strala: Is Strala spiritual or physical?

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Hi Friends!



Does Strala focus on spirituality, or is it all physical?



All moments are spiritual, so no moment is more spiritual than another. No aspect is more spirit or more body or more anything.


We’re all single, connected, whole human beings, not disjointed collections of minds, bodies, and spirits. We are what we are, all the time, ours to experience.


Feeling into our selves and connecting inward is spiritual. Talking about philosophy and history of yoga, to me, is at best an intellectual pursuit. Talking isn’t spiritual. You’re spiritual. You’re a spirit. When you feel you, that’s spiritual. It’s not my best place to tell you what to call that. It’s yours!

I am much more useful in the world guiding people to connect to themselves and expand from there, than I would be preaching philosophy before, during, and after a yoga session. Guiding other teachers to lead with a similar approach invites many more people into the practice than a philosophy discussion does. The thing about yoga is, you have to do it.

I think we all do really well when we practice connecting with our own feelings and making our own choices. We don’t need someone else to tell us how to feel, speak, or move in our lives.


We all have a great capacity to get where we want to go on our own two feet, making our own rules. A great use of yoga is in practicing that creative capability. You get what you practice!


xo Tara


About Strala Yoga Training

Strala combines the movement and healing wisdom of tai chi with the form vocabularies of yoga, tai chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress, move easily through challenge, and live radiantly inspiring lives.

It begins with a mindset, that says our best way to get where we’re going is to feel good along the way. It also works miracles for whole health, helping us to find ease in our bodies and minds, and create the right conditions both for healing and optimal performance.

In our Strala Training Courses, you learn to shape your destiny on every level that counts, from your psychology, chemistry and neurology, to your chromosomes and even gene expression. The unique set of skills you develop – for connecting with yourself and others, unblocking your energy, healing what needs healing and accomplishing challenge with ease – uncovers your ability to create the life you want, and be an inspiring leader to the people around you.

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