I am the type of person for whom yoga is recommended. I wouldn’t say I am Type A (more like A+) but I’m pretty fast-moving and a bit enthusiastic. When I was young enough to still see a pediatrician, I asked the very patient Dr. Toback what my blood type was. I was told A- (A negative) I asked where I lost points and how I could turn that A- to an A+. I wrote about this tendency a few weeks ago.

But I do like yoga. I often don’t include it in my weekly workout regimen. This is probably a mistake. I like to feel the burn, and to sweat. I think if I had a larger supply of time, I would do more yoga. But I don’t like substituting it for something more intense. Maybe this is why I am always injured.

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It all started at Laughing Lotus, the Flatiron yoga studio. My name wasn’t in their system because of a long hiatus so the woman behind the counter offered me the new person discount: $39 for an unlimited monthly pass. A drop-in class cost $18, so as long a I go more than 3x in a month, it’s worth it. I went once.

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Like a wise man named Julian Casablanca once sang, I’ll try anything once. This includes having a stranger who is not a medical doctor poke me with needles. I am at my wit’s end with this nagging ankle injury and open to any solution.

After asking friends and scouring Yelp, I found an acupuncturist with excellent reviews with an availability for the very next day. I looked for someone who had specifically helped with ankle injuries before. I don’t know if that matters but I thought it might.

In case you’ve never tried acupuncture (I hadn’t before this!) this is how it went. (I know I was super curious before going.)

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Hello! I just got back from Kripalu! But let’s chat about that later. I’m feeling very New Yorkish this Sunday evening.

Even though I am Class-Happy Sally (and no that’s not my torqboard name), there are still tons of great classes in the 212 I haven’t tried yet. I might not be able to try some of these classes until I’m 100% healed ankle-wise (so please, do have your cyborg pencil me in for 2065, the first Tuesday after the apocalypse please).

Here is a list of classes I haven’t tried yet and plan to in 2015:

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This is not a food/diet blog. But some of the latest health trends are so weird and so kooky that I wanted to get the facts on them and share them with you. This is by no means encouragement to try them. (Though if you do, please report back!)

Here are two out there ways people are reforming their eating:

1. People are putting butter in their coffee. WHY? (Editor’s note: these people totally all live in LA).

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