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Yoga Cures: Simple Routines to Conquer More Than 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free

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Do you have a headache? PMS? Cellulite? Shin splints? A broken heart? Or do you just need to chill the *&@# out?

There’s a yoga cure for each of these things. In Yoga Cures, Tara Stiles—owner of Strala Yoga in Manhattan—offers an A-to-Z guide of the poses you can do to target specific problems in your body and get you feeling better right away. Using the fun, fresh appr
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Harmony (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mar 19, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tara is amazing and she's also a great teacher. I've been amazed at what doing a gentle yoga practice almost every day has done for me. I thought yoga was only about flexibility. Wrong. I am stronger and firmer now than I've been in many years. I'm also more centered, and understand myself and my own needs and limitations better than I ever have.

In this book, Tara shares some straightforward yoga routines to deal with common problems such as anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, a scattered m
Mar 28, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I started practicing yoga on a regular basis at a studio about 6 years ago, but life took me in a different direction and my husband and I have moved around quite a bit since our first year of marriage. It was not easy or convenient for me to find a studio, especially when we lived in farm country in Wisconsin (not knocking- most beautiful place we have lived yet), so I started watching yoga videos. I stumbled upon Tara’s iTunes podcasts and haven’t looked back. I started using Tara Stiles’ podc ...more
I think my favorite parts of the book are the "retreats" that she has in the back that you can do at home.

My main concern with this book is the discrepancy between the descriptions of yoga poses and the pictures of Tara illustrating the poses. For example, her "standing pose" description clearly states that feet should be hips' width apart (and she goes on to say you should be able to fit two fists in between your feet) but in the picture demonstrating this pose, her feet are firmly pressed toge
May 20, 2017 Mandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great yoga reference book

I love the illustrations and the large number of poses. A beginner as everything they need to do yoga at home!
Purchased as a kindle ebook and when read on my iPad it includes demo video of each pose so that's helpful.
Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷
Tara Stiles gives easy to follow Yoga routines with pictures and verbal descriptions for the following ailments in this book:

Aches and pains, acne, ADD/ADHD, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, bingeing, blurred vision, broken heart, bulging belly, chilling out, cold repair, couch-stination, cellulite, depression, diabetes, droopy shoulders, exhaustion, fear, fibromyalgia, foot cramps, flu, hangover, high blood pressure, hot flashes, jiggly thighs, killer car rides, lack of self-esteem, laziness, mi
Apr 05, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, sports-yoga
Recently I picked up yoga and decided to borrow a book about it to learn more about it. This is the book I chose and it didn't disappoint. It wasn't informative like a medical book or something, more like it tells you what poses are good for PMS, what are good for blurry eyesight, and so on. There is also a snippet written by Tara Stiles herself and also some info about what yoga is basically about and how it works for you. If you've done yoga before, you would probably know that she is on youtu ...more
Dec 19, 2011 stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, health, yoga
while I don't know if I can say from experience that yoga has cured my allergies or migraine, I still love tara stiles and I love yoga. so, whether or not you're looking for relief from some pregnancy discomfort or if you have a broken heart, yoga is an incredible practice anyway.

this was informative, easy to understand, and there were plenty of high-quality (albeit black-and-white) photographs. it was a bit slow for my tastes since I like my routines sweaty and tough and long and these were bab
Mar 29, 2012 Jeanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars, I would give it 4, but the word "Cures" in the title is a little too strong for what yoga does. The book is calming just to read. It includes a brief history of yoga, medical studies of yoga as a treatment, personal stories of "real-life cures," and a wonderful Yoga pose library that is worth the price of the book. I believe, from personal experience, that yoga is more of a preventive than a cure. I have used yoga daily to strengthen my back and the side effects are a calmness that ca ...more
Sue R.
Aug 01, 2012 Sue R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After having begun the practice of yoga classes 2X per week, and feeling less stressed and much healthier, I bought this book so I could learn more and do yoga on my own on additional days each week. These are my two favorite quotes by Tara Stiles, the author:

"Increased stress and anxiety can raise blood pressure, affect the immune system and over time can promote sickness and disease"

"Outside means of escape like alcool, drug use, and even overeating are a means of pushing uncertainty away an
Nov 06, 2012 Selena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
A handy guide to yoga cures.

I can't speak for the effectiveness, but it gives an explanation as to how yoga can help a particular ailment and a very descriptive how-to for each yoga position, repeated each time it's mentioned as a cure, so that it's easy to look up your problem and know what to do.

The only downside to this book is that it's difficult to do yoga while looking at a book. Thankfully, descriptions for the moves are short enough that you can glance through and remember what it is you
Mar 02, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I like the way Tara introduces moves that flow or a circuit of moves. As a beginner, it is sometimes a challenge to sequence asanas so they flow properly. She also reminds the beginner that certain breathing isn't good/right and encourages the practitioner to back off and go easy. This book is a great reference book for the apothecary and I will look forward to testing a few of her ideas. I like Tara's attitude and style - no pretense/put-on, no trying to spin funny - just Tara. She i ...more
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Jan 14, 2014 Nancy Noyes-ward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, a very usable, likable book. Stiles is authentic. I would love to take a class from her. The book has some flaws. Pose descriptions vary from the photo of poses. Not drastically, but if you are new to a pose, it will make a difference on how comfortable that pose is to you. I would also agree with a previous comment that "cure" in the title is one of those slippery is fantastic as a form of preventative medicine. Reduced anxiety, better stress coping skills, greater recover ...more
Aug 10, 2013 Vivien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super Buch! Wer Tara Stiles und ihren Yoga stil mag, wird auch Gefallen an diesem Buch finden.
Alle wichtigen Krankheiten sind abgedeckt, zusätzlich noch einige Alltagsprobleme, wie beispielsweise "Aufschieberitis". Die Übungen sind gut verständlich, für Anfänger geeignet, die Abbildungen sind deutlich.
Einziger Minuspunkt: Buch könnte dicker sein und vielleicht eine Dvd enthalten. Aber das wäre dann wohl der 6. Stern ;)
May 16, 2012 Kellani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway and couldn't be more pleased! The book has a lot of useful information for beginners, and is even highly beneficial to more practiced yoga participants! I'm very pleased to have been chosen, as this book has really helped me relax at night with yoga moves and poses. I'm very grateful and would reccommend this book to anyone interested in yoga!
Purchased on sale in kindle format with bonus features of video for each yoga cure so I love it. For me personally it's difficult to discern and learn any type of physical movement from 2D books. So when I saw the kindle text included the digital video examples for each, I jumped on that deal. Very happy I did too, it's an easy read and nice little reference.
Tara Stiles makes yoga seem accessible and mainstream. Do I really believe that there are 2-3 poses that will cure acne or ADHD? No. Do I believe that regular yoga practice can improve your overall health and stabilize your mood? Yes. This book includes a great reference guide/index of poses with clear photos. It will be a good one to have around.
Oct 14, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not really "reading" this book, more like using it as a guide. but I love the author/instructor's attitude and style, and I like being able to challenge myself physically in a safe way.

I'm looking forward to sharing routines and info with my massage clients, and to give them some tools to help them improve their health at home!
Oct 30, 2013 Francine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great little book, especially if you are a student of yoga and have experienced its benefits.

The author has poses for everthing from anxiety, the flu and wrinkles, really. Also included are routines for a specific need, for example, morning and evening routines.

If you practice at home, alone, most of the time this could be helpful.
Dec 12, 2016 Kelsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yoga
I enjoyed the tone of Tara Stiles' writing. As an experienced yogini, I found many of the suggested sequences of poses to cure various ailments useful. For those new to yoga, I found some of the suggested poses way too advanced or challenging, especially in the section on creating your own weekend retreat.
Jun 26, 2012 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome introduction and extremely complementary viewpoint to the Paleo and anti-inflammitory texts I was reading. Great book to introduce new individuals to yoga and a more healthy lifestyle. The organization was great and the "retreat" section was fantastic.
Apr 22, 2012 Leanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads

I won a copy of this through First Reads. I have been practicing yoga consistently for the past nine months. This book was packed with easy to implement routines that I have already seen impacts from after just a few weeks. I highly recommend this book!
Glendalis Candelaria
For a beginner such as myself this was the perfect book. I am a young woman who has been suffering health issues for years and recently started getting better and decided fitness (yoga, gym, etc) should become part of my new norm and I have to say this book did not disappoint!
Apr 23, 2012 Lady rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: one who lives in pain, homeopaths, yogis, health nuts
To say it curtly, this is a fantastic book. It is well illustrated and includes poses and techniques for many different health dilemmas. I've just finished reading through it and am thrilled to try all the new routines. Great book to have in everyones home.
Jun 28, 2012 Iris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
this book helped me a lot especially with hangovers. LOL
Nicole Kapise-Perkins
Buying this one!!!
Dec 09, 2014 Gina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Good reference book
Kara Thomas
Good basic moves. Some a little more difficult, but good to work towards.
May 28, 2013 Helena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, great little daily routines
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