The Contortionist

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Why are we all so terrified of-slash-mesmerized by-slash-obsessed with the yoga arm balance? What separates the student assuming child’s pose from the one floating effortlessly (or seemingly so) into a handstand? The first answer is easy: they’re intoxicating. “It’s a different type of exhilaration than anything else,” says Allison English, an Equinox yoga instructor based […]

For A Truly Fit Figure: Get In Line

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In a truly fit figure, there’s no room for muscles to go off course. Each must work together, synergistically, in order to properly perform a given movement. One weak link in the chain is enough to set the body up for disaster. If one muscle isn’t doing its job, another will step up and take […]