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Can Yoga Help My Running?

  Hey runners, some thoughts on how you can use yoga to your advantage.   1) Take your movability test. Find a kind of yoga that moves, rather than just holds poses. You can do Strala online if that's tough to find. Take a class, and see how you feel. Can you move every inch of your body pretty easily? If yes, good, you're ready for the open road. Better yet, head for the hills. But if you find it's tough to get all your inches working happily together, then move along to part 2.   2) If moving in…
Tara Tweets

Tara Tweets

  1) Yoga is not about the poses. The poses are simply something to do to help us connect. Stop posing & start connecting.   2) When u stop trying to do a yoga pose & allow ur body to move with ease you'll realize the poses don't matter & be able to do anything easily   3) If you can't touch your toes, bend your knees. Don't force your body to look like anyone else because your body is awesome!   4) Advanced Yoga is a broken concept. Poses aren't advanced. How we are is.   5) Hyper-mobility in…
5 Important Lessons

5 Important Lessons

  Business building can be an exciting adventure. It can also be a fear inducing, unstable ride. I'm in Portland, headed back to NYC in the morning. We just finished an awesome Strala training weekend with some great yoga guides and leaders in the Oregon area and beyond. When you visit Oregon, make sure to practice at Suzanne Davis's Love Yoga studio. They are adding Strala classes to their schedule and the gals there are super awesome. Super great studio and amazing vibe. You'll Love Yoga too :) I am so energized by the gals passion and talent to lead…
Ask Strala : What’s the difference between Adjusting and Supporting?

Ask Strala : What’s the difference between Adjusting and Supporting?

  Hey Yoga Teacher: Don't Adjust Me, Just Support Me! Adjustments are big talk around the yoga world. Teachers want to get me in the right position. They want to fix me! There are even trainings for yoga teachers on how to correct me out of where I am, into where someone else wants me to be!! Luckily, I'm a tough one to correct. Tara and I both have our history of walking into traditional environments where the rules are unbreakable, breaking them, and proving that it works better this way! But for most of us who are relatively new…
Do You Have Enough Space

Do You Have Enough Space

Hi Friends, We all feel great when we have space for ourselves. Room to breathe, feel, think, and exist. When we lack that space we get cramped, boxed in, and form destructive habits to provide the temporary illusion of space. We can’t escape our need for space, but we can change how we create and sustain room for ourselves that enables a happy, healthy, life. You are a space maker. Every big inhale you take in creates space and room inside your body and mind. Each exhale you release, moves you right in. The deeper you breathe the more space…
Ask Strala : What’s the best diet & exercise routine for me?

Ask Strala : What’s the best diet & exercise routine for me?

    Experiment. You're the world's leading expert on you, and your laboratory is right there, all the time. You can ask experts all the questions in the world. You can read every book. Or (sometimes) worse, you can Google it! But . . .   When it comes to your health and happiness - having a good time with your life - you'll never find nearly as a good a resource as you. You're it. You're the primary resource!   Take your exercise as an example. See how you feel alternating a day of strength with a day of…