Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sitting right next to me on the N train

The things that make their way uptown from Brooklyn.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Did I ever tell you...

..That my ex bf is cooler than yours? Well, he is. Designer and Illustrator. Don't sleep, hire him. You will not regret it!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fish tanks for meditation.

I took class with one of my FAVORITE ever Yoga teachers this weekend. We practiced in a room with a fish tank and I found the running water and the fish totally calming. It really helped me meditate. Truly an amazing class that was super challenging with lots of Vinyasas and arm balances. I love classes that are so hard that I feel like I've really journeyed through it. Savasana has never felt so good!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Apan Vayu Mudra

Apan Vayu Mudra is used for healing and strengthening the heart. I find it good for calming down the heart rate when feeling stressed or anxious.

Bend the index finger and let the tip rest on the ball of your thumb, or what I like to call the drum stick. Then take the tips of your middle and ring fingers to touch the tip of the thumb. Extend the pinky finger. Do this on both hands. Use this mudra to find inner stillness.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

More of the Highline

High heels for rehab!

So I totally owe my blog readers a real post at this point, no? All..two of you...who read this...still there? Well I have been trying to power through an injury. A common running injury which is a sore and inflamed hip flexor. The problem with this kind of injury is, you are not supposed to "power through" it! What happens is running makes the quads tight, which makes the ITBand tight, which makes the hips hurt and then the knees. My entire left leg has been failing me due to this injury. And note to self, if being on the elliptical machine hurts...yeah that means you shouldn't be doing anything AT ALL!

Why am I posting a picture of a lovely Michael Kors pump do you ask? Because this is how I am rehabbing my injury. Look, I am NOT saying this is for everyone. This is about listening to your body and figuring out what works for you. I don't have high arches really, but what I know my feet do not like is flat shoes, especially ballet flats. With all the crappy weather in NYC this winter I became accustomed to flat shoes. Snow boots, rain boots, warm Timbs with insulated lining and even sneakers. Anything that is warm and keeps me from busting my ass on ice. You get it. So yes, part of my injury is probably due to increasing the intensity and length of my runs without rest but greatly from not taking care of my tootsies this winter by giving them a lil fancy heel time. The last week I have been spending more time in comfortable and supportive heels and my hip flexors feel a world of a difference! I can't wait to run again. And also, foam rolling is extremely helpful though painful on ITBands.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Not looking bad...weather in NYC

There are even flowers growing at the Highline!

Friday, March 11, 2011

It has been awhile since I made any real posts here. I was trying to power through an injury. Guess what? You're not supposed to power through any injury!!! Since Thailand I have logged a significant amount of running, more so than before Thailand. I came home with really tight IT Bands. I did some of my ITBand stretches (frog pose, cowface pose, double pigeon or square pose) but I sort of went on as usual.

Muay Thai Prajiads

Muay Thai arm bands

Muay Thai prajiads (arm bands).

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Aloe for sunburn

I was in Cancun and got sunburn! ACK. Using natural aloe makes a real big difference verses the bright green gel they sell in drug stores. And P.S. Ocean Potion is my fav kind of sunblock.