by Stephanie Maida Guest of a Guest
Is there anything more magical - and so very New York - come the holidays than dressing up, bundling up, and heading to Lincoln Center for an evening spent in the Land of Sweets and sugar plum fairies with the New York City Ballet?
While this year marks the first time since its 1954 premiere that George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker will not be performed live on stage by the company, you can indeed keep the annual tradition alive thanks to NYCB and Marquee TV, who have partnered up to present a special stream of last year's show to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home all month long.
Of course, such an occasion is deserving of a bit more pizazz than your usual quarantine TV routine, and who better to ask for advice when it comes to setting the stage for a fancy, festive viewing experience than the ballet's very own Principal Dancer and prima ballerina (who's had plenty of turns as the Sugar Plum Fairy), Tiler Peck?
Flexibility Looks Different for Everyone — Here’s Everything You Need to Improve Your Range of Motion
There's more to flexibility than being able to touch your toes or binding your arm around your leg. In fact, flexibility enables you to do everyday tasks without pain or restriction — and it comes in many forms.
In fact, yogis contorting their bodies into different shapes isn't the norm. In reality, there's no set standard for flexibility. Everyone from pro runners and weight lifters to the average athlete needs to be flexible to help prevent injury and move with ease.
Fortunately, anyone and everyone can work toward better flexibility, and the key is to make it a bigger part of your workout routine. Here, we'll walk you through exactly how to do that with this comprehensive guide to flexibility.