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Ask Lara

51 | Q&A With Lara

I get a lot of questions from listeners, yoga teachers, and followers I have on social media quite often, so I wanted to take today to answer a few of them. My hope is that in answering these on my podcast, this helps someone else as well!

How do I best counteract muscle tension and imbalance from carrying a toddler/ heavy item?

We tend to always carry something heavy on one side of our body, and it is challenging to counteract this– more core! Allow your arms to be the lever that holds the weight while you hold from the center, tightening from there.

How do I balance seeing yoga as a business versus respecting the practice?

Well, I don’t believe they are mutually exclusive– I respect the practice. Think of this in other careers: doctors and medicine, the law and lawyers, etc. When we put yoga on a pedestal, we think we can’t view it as a profession and in turn make money from it, which is too bad. Figuring out how to blend the two really comes down to how you lead.

How do you move through pain like grief?

I am a big feeler, and I’ve always told my students to not be ashamed if they cry during class. Feel your feelings, let them emerge, experience it! Whatever you need to do to release it, do that. Like everything in life, feel it and know that you will survive it.

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