Stewart J. Lawrence: Yoga Science and Yoga Hype: Is Tara Stiles Guilty of Medical Quackery?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga in Manhattan, needs no introduction. Her first "how-to" yoga guide, Slim, Calm Sexy, which proposed a breezy merger of yoga, fashion, and "grrrl power," earned her a flattering profile in the New York Times. Since then, she's emerged as one of yoga's most instantly recognizable celebrities -- "yogilebrities" to critics -- and perhaps its highest-paid corporate mascot. Stiles' second book, Yoga Cures (New York: Random House, 2012), for which her new-found collaborator, New Age guru Deepak Chopra wrote the Preface, was released last year with its first printing in paperback, presumably to rapidly expand distribution. Like her first book, it's filled with photographs of the 31-year-old Illinois native -- who sometimes depicts herself as a "small-town Midwestern girl" -- displaying her usual blend of physical grace and calisthenic prowess in every yoga pose imaginable.
But this time Stiles isn't just selling readers on the cosmetic, fitn
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