OK, I often say … that one thing or another is the most important thing about your running, but I mean it here. Learning to rotate your hips and your spine correctly is the absolute, bottom-line key to good running form. Yes, everything else is important too, but your hips and pelvis are ...
Posted by Ryan Miller on Tue Nov 17th, 2009, 3 comments
Distance running can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the body. Yoga is now recognized as a way for runners to stretch tight muscles and help lessen running pain. Runners tend to gravitate towards power yoga and fast paced vinyasa flow. Itâ€™s wonderful to see runners now practicing yoga but this approach of stretching [...]
Recently Danny and I went to Trader Joe’s and were literally bombarded with the most beautiful and tempting displays of sweets and chocolate and candy of every kind. I felt my craving for sugar take over my whole mind and body, shouting at me, “This is what you need to celebrate the holidays…lots of SUGAR!!!”
I was made almost senseless by the battle between the desire to buy all kinds of sweets and the knowing that I don’t feel great when I eat more than just a little bit of sugar.
It is said that sugar is as addictive as crack cocaine. I believe it.
The question is, how to celebrate and not overdo. Isn’t part of celebrating indulging oneself just a bit?
What I’d like to suggest is that we can get inspired by Dickens and Tchaikovsky and we can make art of eating well. What great art does is take almost anything and make it sublime, the ultimate, the quintessential, so that you fully appreciate and enjoy even the simple and humble. Look at Van Gogh’s Chair, a simple, common item brought to the heights of human sensibility