Wellness: Make Your Own Rules Diet By Tara Stiles

At Visual Therapy, we’re all about Mind, Body, and Soul. As we work with clients to line up their optimal wardrobes and help them to be the best version of themselves, we’re huge believers that it’s not the dress, but what’s in the dress that matters. And even though clothes can help you feel like a movie star, there’s something that needs to be taken care of first on a deeper level. Welcome to “Wellness Wednesdays”: our weekly feature to bring you tips for a healthy, whole and fulfilled life. 

Tara Stiles

[quote type=”center”] Diet is about so much more than what we’re eating. Tara Stiles [/quote]

Founder of Strala Yoga Tara Stiles is known as the “yoga rebel”, with her motto “who made the rules.” Her Instagram feed is known not only for striking yoga photos taken around the globe, but also for delicious healthy food photos, which Tara has turned into a book (she actually used her Instagram snaps instead of professional photography to keep it real!). What we love about Tara Stiles’ first cookbook, “Make Your Own Rules Diet”, is the no-nonsense approach that encourages you to listen to what feels right in your body instead of blindly following food fads (and man there are many of those!). The recipes are supplemented by Tara’s very personal stories and yoga moves. Having recovered from an eating disorder, Tara is on a mission to help people of all ages and sizes realize that diet is about so much more than what we’re eating. As Tara writes on MindBodyGreen, “It’s so much bigger than the rules and nutrition guidelines. It’s about how we’re feeling. How we feel about ourselves emotionally is the most important component in how we treat ourselves. I’m passionate about moving away from rigidity, no matter what the cause, and moving toward caring for ourselves and each other.”

Snickerdoodles from Make Your Own Rules Diet

Snickerdoodles from Make Your Own Rules Diet

Tara believes that food-related issues actually come from anxiety and stress. Looking around in the food and lifestyle categories, there’s a lot of “This is what you should eat to be healthy” and “5 more things to do with kale,” while the question that Tara takes as her personal quest to answer is this: “How do I continue to feel better outside of yoga and meditation and eating healthy?”Make Your Own Rules Diet Stiles manages to answer this loaded question in a fun and accessible way with Make Your Own Rules Diet. Tara’s the real deal: she embodies listening to yourself in all her being, and in person she’s the most grounded, sweet and glowing lady you’ll meet. Get your copy now on amazon.com. Make a great Holiday gift for the yoga lover!

Tara Stiles and VT's Ksenia

Tara Stiles and VT’s Ksenia and Make Your Own Rules launch at Strala Yoga