Health & Fitness

By Alexis Lardieri

Yume Chung – creator and founder of Passport to Prana

Passport to Prana:

I am an avid fan of all kinds of yoga – Hot, Bikram, Vinyasa, but rarely did I find one studio that housed all styles under one roof. In fact, based on the hefty prices of a studio membership, I made it a habit to start looking for community classes once a week. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your practice without breaking the bank, here’s your chance to marry all styles of yoga and convenience together in an affordable way!

Passport to Prana is your one stop ticket to over 21 participating yoga studios in New York City and is available for a mere $30 bucks! (I spend that on Starbucks in a week.) Passport to Prana allows you to take one class at any participating studio. The membership card is fully electronic and includes a live portal that allows you to log in and view your profile to track everything from attendance to studio updates. The portal also offers maps to each location and special contests are held each month. Whether you are at home or planning a vacation in a participating city, be sure to bring your membership card with you!

Some of the participating studios include Dharma Yoga East, Studio Anya, Golden Bridge Yoga, and Yoga in Tribecca, among others. Be sure to check the expiration date before you leave the house, the passport expires one year from activation–Namaste.

Retail $30.00
Available online
http://www.passporttoprana.com

Who Needs a Super Food When You Can Have a Super Wine?

Introducing Sagrantino Di Montefalco, a full bodied red wine that contains one of the highest concentrations of Polyphenols, found in the rolling hills of Umbria. Polyphenols, which include resveratrol and flavonoids, are antioxidant compounds that protect the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals. Drinking two glasses of red wine throughout the day is heart healthy. Preferably with dinner, but I guess in New York it’s never too early for a cocktail. It’s solely about moderation. Of all grape varietals, Sagrantino has the most polyphenols–4174 mg/kg. Pinot Noir has 3242 mg/kg; Merlot has 2326, and Syrah has 1742.

Retail $60
Available at Astor Wines and online
http://www.arnaldocaprai.it

Heaven in a Bottle:

After a long and difficult spin class at the gym, my muscles tend to tighten up regardless of how often I stretch them. Despite the pain, I’d rather suffer than reach for Bengay and risk smelling like dirty feet. Now I don’t have to – Introducing B. Witching Bath Company’s Organic Muscle Rub. Soothing, comforting, and infused with natural oils that not only give off a pleasant smell, but are 100% effective!

Retail $12.95
Available online
http://www.bwitchingbathco.com

Originally published September 2011
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