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Experts’ Recovery Tips For When The (Marathon) Party’s All Over

Viparita Karani (Inverted Lake Pose)

Place a bolster, a firm pillow or some rolled blankets near a wall. Lie on your right side with your outer right hip placed on the bolster and your right shoulder on the floor. Swing your legs up the wall so that your hips and lower back are supported on the bolster, while your head and shoulders are resting on the floor with your legs supported upwards on the wall. If it’s difficult to get the tops of your thighs close to the wall, just move the bolster out so that your legs can relax–even if they’re at an angle instead of lying straight. Place the wide belt loop around the outer edges of your feet and allow your legs to spread apart. Stay in this pose for up to five minutes. Then slide down, scoot away from the wall and relax your legs over the bolster. Place a blanket under your head and neck, cover yourself with and additional blanket and rest for as long as you like.


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