Strala Yoga: Be Strong, Focused & Ridiculously Happy from the Inside Out
by Tara Stiles
From Amazon: “In Strala Yoga, Tara Stiles explains the origin and philosophy of this feelings-based style of yoga, which is spreading like wildfire around the world—from New York City to Barcelona to Singapore. Focusing on the power of combining movement with intuition, Tara walks readers through the importance of moving with ease and creating space in their lives. Strala isn’t about strict poses; it’s about your body and your abilities. By moving how it feels good to move, readers will not only get a great workout but also release stress, free up space in their minds, and open themselves up to creativity.
Tara lays out simple, step-by-step information on everything from how to use the breath in movement, to how to create ease, to how to set up a home practice. More than ten routines—each illustrated with clear, instructional photos—offer both easy and more difficult tracks, appealing to beginners and seasoned yogis alike, and aim to help readers dissolve stress, get better sleep, gain energy, or even wind down after a tough day. Tara also offers up both a 7-day jumpstart and a 30-day program to help readers bring yoga—and its varied benefits—easily into their lives.
“My goal is to help you feel connected and gain strength, calm, clarity, and ease from the inside out.
Get ready to feel amazing, and enjoy the ride!”
To the point: Written by the Queen of yoga, she lives up to her persona of calm, positive, enjoyable and making yoga for everyone.
Review: This is the book for every beginner, every yoga lover, every person struggling with exaggerated emotions (anger, depression, anxiety). This is such a calm, easy-going, be happy with yourself, type of yoga. It is the Unicorn and the Mermaid of the yoga world. We all want it and have a hard time finding it but Tara Stiles hands it to us. In the style of her teaching she effortlessly hands us relaxation while teaching us how to go through flows, get healthier and learn more asanas.
Tara Stiles has made yoga approachable for everyone. She breaks the pop yoga stereotype and brings us back to self-love, self acceptance and a sense of equality (that yoga is for everyone).
The book is written the same way Tara speaks in her videos, calm, casual and encouraging. There is never a rush with Tara Stiles, everything is as your body speaks to you! I love the gentle flows throughout the book, the positive affirmations slyly thrown in, and 7 day jump-start. More than anything I love the Targeted practices, for waking up and winding down!
Needless to say, this is a must buy. I have been a huge fan of Tara Stiles since I purchased her cd set This Is Yoga. I actually purchased a foreign set because it is so hard to find in the US! (Note: foreign DVD’s only work in certain DVD players that don’t have a restricted play code). Anything you can find Tara Stiles.. grab it! Check out her site at http://www.tarastiles.com
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A little about the Author (from Amazon):
“Named “Yoga Rebel” by the New York Times, Tara Stiles has inspired a wide audience around the world with her relatable approaches to yoga, meditation, exercise, awareness, nutrition, and everyday well-being. Tara is the founder and owner of Strala Yoga, widely known for its unpretentious, inclusive, and straightforward approach to yoga and meditation. She is the personal yoga instructor to Deepak Chopra, with whom she’s collaborated to create several apps and DVDs, among other projects. Jane Fonda named Tara “the new face of fitness” and Vanity Fair declared her the “Coolest Yoga Instructor Ever.”
Tara has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Lucky, InStyle, Esquire, Shape, Self, Fit Perez, and Fit Sugar, and profiled by The New York times, Times of India, The Times (UK), and Sweeden’s Dagnes Nyheter. Tara is the designer and face of Reebok’s yoga lifestyle line, launching globally in 2013. She is the author of two top-selling books: Slim Calm Sexy Yoga and Yoga Cures and she has created several DVD series collaborations with Jane Fonda, Deepak Chopra, Tia Mowry, Brooklyn Decker and ELLE Magazine. She recently released an epic six-hour complete yoga encyclopedia DVD series called This is Yoga. Recently, the Alliance For A Healthier Generation, Bill Clinton’s initiative to combat childhood obesity, tapped Tara to help promote activity to the 14,000+ participating schools.
As Vanity Fair noted, “Tara Stiles has got to be the coolest yoga instructor ever.”
“One of the things I like about her is her ability to make yoga accessible to people who might be scared of it or think it might be too esoteric,”
“We are both nonconformists who have incurred the wrath of traditional yogis,” Mr. Chopra said of Ms. Stiles, whom he now considers his personal instructor. “A lot of the criticism is resentment of her rapid success. I have been doing yoga for 30 years. I have had teachers of all kinds. Taking lessons from her has been more useful to me than taking yoga from anyone else.
Strala Yoga: Be Strong, Focused & Ridiculously Happy from the Inside Out by Tara Stiles. Paperback: 336 pages. Publisher: Hay House, Inc.; 1 edition (August 2, 2016). Language: English. ISBN-10: 140194812X. ISBN-13: 978-1401948122. I received copy for free in exchange for an honest review.