Category Archives: MORE WITH: STEPH

How Tree Pose Can Make You a Kick-Ass Runner

by Steph Creaturo I love tree pose, or Vrksasana. Its symbolism – finding steadiness among shaky ground – and its deceptive simpleness. I especially love tree pose for runners. Running is a one legged sport. Unless we run or do yoga, we’re not standing … Continue reading

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Recovery Yoga for Runners: On the Floor!

by Steph Creaturo *This is a re-post for all of you who ran the NYC Half yesterday! Congratulations & wishing you a speedy recovery! If you ran a fall half or full marathon – first of all, congratulations! I hope … Continue reading

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Today’s Smoothie: Fuel to Recover & Race

by Steph Creaturo Wednesday was my last run before the NYC Half-Marathon on Sunday. I came home decidedly starving, as I do when a race is four days away. I’m a gluten and dairy-free runner – and sometimes plant-based, depending … Continue reading

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We Always Have Opportunities to Practice

“We don’t sit in meditation to become good meditators. We sit in meditation so that we’ll be more awake in our lives.” – Pema Chodron No matter what, we always have opportunities to practice. Whether the sky is blue and … Continue reading

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Yoga for Runners: 4 Different Ways to do Parsvottonasana

by Steph Creaturo Parsvottonasana, or intense side stretch, is an amazing pose for runners. It’s a fantastic hamstring and calf stretch, is great for hip stability, and our awareness of our midline is illuminated because we hug the legs so … Continue reading

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