The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

Ep 125: How to Get Unstuck with Shira Gura



Do you encounter a feeling of being stuck, as a business owner, or even in your own personal life? You feel like you can’t move forward, you can’t make a decision, and you may even have students who come to your yoga classes to help them get unstuck. Shira Gura, an expert in helping people get unstuck, has just the tools to help you and your students.


Shira Taylor Gura is the creator of The S.T.U.C.K. Method, author of Getting unSTUCK: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being, host of the Getting Unstuck podcast, and creator of Consideration Cards. Shira’s own journey in feeling stuck in different areas of her life helped her discover tools to use to help herself and others.


With her five-step S.T.U.C.K Method, Shira coaches Shannon through some areas in her business that she has been feeling stuck. They discuss what it means to be stuck, why people often fall into the same areas of “stuck-ness” in their lives, and why it’s so important to take time to do this work on yourself.


This is such an informative episode with valuable tips and actions you can take immediately to get unstuck in your business or relationships, and to help others in your life get unstuck with things they’re struggling with. Tune in to the end to find out more about Shira’s special giveaway too!


Key Takeaways:

[5:40] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode – Shira Gura

[7:26] Where did Shira’s yoga journey begin?

[9:57] How did Shira get started becoming a STUCK coach and educator?

[15:39] Shira used to blog every week about where she was feeling stuck. She shares one of her more popular stories that really resonated with her audience.

[19:34] How can you figure out if you’re stuck?

[20:35] Shira talks through an example of where a yoga teacher might get stuck, and how they can use her method to get un-stuck.

[24:06] Shira coaches Shannon with her stuck-ness around starting her new venture, Pelvic Health Professionals.

[32:45] What are some tools Shira recommends to help you feel your emotions instead of avoiding them?

[34:51] Ask yourself ‘what are the beliefs that are creating that emotion?’, and how can you flip that belief?

[42:43] The last step in the method is to wrap up with self compassion.

[44:21] Shannon and Shira recap the S.T.U.C.K method.

[51:39] Get in touch with Shira via her website, and do check out her podcast and book too. 

[52:10] Shira leaves us with some final thoughts.

[54:09] Shira has a special giveaway!




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Quotes from this episode:


“I was basically trying to use mindfulness to help me get out of the stuck spots, but … I found mindfulness wasn’t enough.”


“I recognized that this tool was something for anyone and everyone who felt stuck in their lives and needed a tool to help them out.”


“If you’re doubtful, if you’re not sure if you’re stuck or not, you probably are.”


“Every emotion that you have, that is being created by a thought. Because thoughts create emotions.”


“Those stuck spots, the recurring ones, will stay in your life forever until you learn the lesson you’re supposed to learn from it.”