Topic: Tara Stiles

Take Tara Stiles’ Yoga Advice; Skip Her Exercise and Weight Loss Tips

Take Tara Stiles' Yoga Advice; Skip Her Exercise and Weight Loss Tips

We like Tara Stiles around here–if you’re not familiar, she’s a successful yoga instructor who dispenses advice to the masses through her books, DVDs, and Women’s Health column, and even acts as personal instructor to celebrities like Deepak Chopra. But she’s been spreading a little rumor about exercise: That it won’t help you lose weight. Stiles makes some good points about the overall state of health and well-being required for sustainable weight loss, but contrary to the title of her recent post on MindBodyGreen, exercise and burning calories will help you lose weight. And it doesn’t have to do so at the detriment to your mental health. More »

Why Tara Stiles Says Yoga Is Functional And Spiritual

Why Tara Stiles Says Yoga Is Functional And Spiritual

Through her new book, Yoga Cures, celebrity yoga teacher, Tara Stiles, wants everyone to know that yoga is not just about spirituality. Rather, it’s about functionality too. Specifically, it can help cure the body of many of our top ailments, including hangovers, the flu, arthritis, depression and even wrinkles. And Tara’s not afraid of her critics when she says that we shouldn’t rely on a guru to teach us these things. Instead, she wants us to learn how to tap into the power we all have inside to change and heal our own bodies. “When we tap in, get quiet and listen, anything is possible,” she says. More »

Tara Stiles Explains How Yoga Can Not Wreck Your Body

Tara Stiles Explains How Yoga Can Not Wreck Your Body

Has the recent New York Times article about “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body” created a lot of controversy in the yoga world? Yes. Are we still talking about it, despite the fact that it turned our Kombucha-filled stomachs? Yes. This isn’t the first time the ancient practice has come under fire and scrutiny, nor the first time we’ve all debated the “correct” way to practice. So to find out why William J. Broad‘s screed against yoga has caused so much controversy, we talked to Tara Stiles–named the “yoga rebel” by the New York Times just last year. More »

Morning Links: Agave Nectar Is Natural, But Not Necessarily Healthy

Morning Links: Agave Nectar Is Natural, But Not Necessarily Healthy

Agave Nectar Ain’t All Sweetness and Light – The natural sweetener has been touted as a healthier alternative to processed sugar cane, but many say agave’s just as bad (or worse). (Well + Good NYC)

Sleep the Afternoon Away – Naps aren’t just for weekends; they might help you be more productive during the week. Here’s how to take a nap at work. (Outside)

Yoga for the Non-Traditionalist – Tara Stiles’ unorthodox yoga style has earned her criticism, and an article in this weekend’s New York Times titled, “Rebel Yoga.” (New York Times) More »

Workout DVD Review: Jane Fonda’s Daily Yoga With Tara Stiles

Workout DVD Review: Jane Fonda's Daily Yoga With Tara Stiles

Jane Fonda is usually relegated to the Flashback Friday column on Blisstree, but if you haven’t heard: Her WORKOUT DVDs are back! The 73-year old actress and fitness queen has given her popular exercise video series a modern makeover, tapping into today’s popular, young fitness trainers like Tara Stiles, Jeanette Jenkins, and the duo behind Tone It Up!, Karena Dawn and Katrina Hodgson, to release a new series of fitness DVDs that are better suited for today’s trends. More »

Star Power: Can These Top Celebrity Trainers Get You Into Shape?

Star Power: Can These Top Celebrity Trainers Get You Into Shape?

Your trainer can be the doorway to a different body, lifestyle, and state of mind — that’s why some of them have become nearly as famous as the celebrities they train. We can’t all afford daily sweat sessions with celebrity trainers (and not everyone lives near their L.A. and New York studios), but these five top trainers have made their methods widely available in books and DVDs. Check out our gallery of top trainers, and check out the links to their books and DVDs below. More »