Living in Key West has many bright benefits, the least of which is not Shakti Yoga, run by my good friend Sofia Artola. I’ve practiced yoga with her for years and can personally vouch for its many benefits to both body and mind. The virtues of pranayama—controlled breathing—are reason enough to practice yoga on a regular basis. Read here from the WSJ how one NYC chef counterbalances the rigors of owning three restaurants through diet and exercise.
John DeLucie spends his days and nights bouncing between his three Manhattan restaurants: the Crown on the Upper East Side, Bill’s Food & Drink in Midtown and the Lion near his apartment in the West Village. After leaving his bustling restaurants at 11 p.m. or later, the 52-year-old chef-owner was finding it a challenge to wind down.
Mr. DeLucie says yoga helps quiet his mind from the stresses of the restaurant business and helps offset the aches and pains that ail most chefs. “I’m standing in a kitchen bent over chopping and after a few years that starts to affect your back,” he says. “You have to do something to counteract that.”