Best of Manhattan: Health & Beauty

The Editors | January 3, 2017 | Feature Features

We are a town of beautiful ideas, of course, and all of the big ones—from the arts to design to food—take center stage throughout the next 12 pages. Consider this your carefully curated primer for the season ahead. Happy 2017!
“To see each other's humanity is the first step,” says Hilaria Baldwin of her new guide, The Living Cleverly Method

On A Clear Day
“The city can be overwhelming with its bustling energy,” says New York-based fitness and wellness expert Hilaria Baldwin. The founder of Yoga Vida (and, yes, better half of Alec Baldwin) has recently released The Living Clearly Method: 5 Principles for a Fit Body, Healthy Mind & Joyful Life (Rodale, $17) as the definitive guide on how to manage a healthier mind, body and spirit.

“We all have stresses in our lives, and they get in the way of us feeling and being healthy,” she says. “I have discovered through my own life journey that the remedies to this come from learning to live more clearly and presently—so our lives can unfold the way we want them to. We can avoid stress, show up to exercise and have the willpower to eat good food that nurtures our system, leaving us feeling strong, fit and satisfied.” Baldwin adds, “The principles, exercises and recipes I have included in this book have been lessons I teach to my students in my classroom.”

Baldwin encourages readers to have the courage to make eye contact, take a deep breath and don’t get too caught up on the conveyer belt flow of life, but rather stop for reflection. “The entire LCM begins with perspective, which means we have to slow down—a challenge for most of us,” she says of her program. “Like I do through my Instagram, I break down the defensive ‘my life is perfect’ barrier that so many of us put up, showing that we are all flawed humans, and that this is OK, and the solution is to stick together to support and heal.” Sounds like a perfect plan to us.


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