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Ask Strala: Do I need a guru to advance in yoga?

  Question Do I need a guru to advance in yoga? I feel like yoga is my me time. I like that! But when I look around the yoga world, all I see is religious icons and guru photos. Am I missing something?   Answer You can bounce from guru…
Ask Strala: My body isn’t working, please help!

Ask Strala: My body isn’t working, please help!

  Question I've been trying to get into handstands for years. I keep on jumping up, and keep on falling right back down. I just can't stay up! What's wrong with me?   Answer You might believe that when something isn't happening in your yoga, your body is failing you.…

Ask Strala: Is Strala spiritual or physical?

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

Ask Strala: Should yoga make me sad?

  Question I love my yoga, so why does it make me sad? Should it make me happy? Help!   Answer It can be useful to get things moving that are trapped and immovable. This goes equally for bodies and minds, and includes our emotions. For some people, practicing yoga…

Ask Strala: I want to get fit! Can yoga help?

  Question Dear Mike, I need some more guidance! First of all, I got Tara's "This is Yoga" DVD's which are great. Also, I have been reading and watching your articles and videos on MindBodyGreen, which help a lot with the how to's and explanations. However, I think I'm getting…