Forward fold with hands clasped is a fantastic pose. Not only does it open your chest and shoulders, but it also lengthens your hamstrings and your spine. Make sure to have your palms touching, bring your weight into the front of your feet and relax your neck. I’ve watched private clients improve their posture with help from practicing this 2 to 3 times a day.
Fortune cookies at Legend..
Very true. Make healthy choices daily to create your own happiness.
As you know, there is more to staying trim and healthy than doing 30 minutes of exercise a day. But, it goes beyond food. Today’s society is much more sedentary than that of previous decades. So, therefore that afternoon workout may not be doing as much good as you thought if you spend the rest of your day sitting down. Click the link above to read more about how we can all add some calorie burning power to our day.
Sam is not only a long time friend (she knew me in my fashion days) but also a yoga student. I’m going to miss her terribly when she leaves NYC for Philadelphia. She has amazing taste and a finger on the pulse of everything that’s chic around town. So, since she’s sharing her NYC faves I thought that I should pass them along to you. I’m not so sure about her doughnut choice but the rest are spot on;-) Enjoy!
Since I’ll be leaving NY soon, I’ve decided to put together a list of my favorite places for food and drink. I hope you enjoy:
Best meatball- Salumeria Rosi
Best donut- toasted coconut at Dough
Savory & Spicy Mushroom Hummus Bites
handful of spinach
3 table spoons of hummus
1 red bell pepper
1/2 table spoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 table spoon olive oil
2 shakes your favorite hot sauce
Slice mushrooms in horizontal pieces
Mix spinach with balsamic, olive oil, and hot sauce
Slice bell pepper
Spoon hummus on mushroom slices
add 3 or 4 spinach leaves
Top with mushroom cap
Top bites with bell pepper for garnish
King Pigeon, also known as Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 1, is not only a beautiful pose but a multi-beneficial one as well. As a backbend it stretches the spine, chest and neck, helping to release tension and calm the mind. It is also a hip opener, opening the back and outer hip areas of the front leg and the frontal hip area of the back leg. The quad muscles and ankle of the back leg as well as the groin area are stretched. When attempting this pose remember to focus on lengthening your spine which will help you avoid crunching your lower back.
Because the new year also brings along new healthy resolutions, you may find yourself working out a bit more than usual. And yes, doing yoga (especially one of my Core Vinyasa classes) is considered working out. Although it’s always a plus to become more active, in today’s driven world we often toe the line of pushing ourselves too hard. Unfortunately this can result in injuries. Here’s a great little article from NYMag.com on whether that sore muscle you may have is just par for the course or perhaps something more serious. Click on the link above to read!