OOPS. My bad, Gwyneth Paltrow. I think I’ve been yawning wrong my whole life…
On Thursday, the actress posted to GOOP to tell her many fans about how to yawn CORRECTLY. And of course, she wants to make everyone feel inadequate as she does it.
So how did the yawn-volution come about? Apparently, during a dinner with expert yogi Michael Lear the star learned that yawning is an important mechanism to relieve stress. She battled the notion that yawning is “rude” and relayed that the act feels good for a reason.
So of course, she gave a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly yawn in two specific ways. Yawn #1 goes a little something like THIS:
“Gently tilt your head back to a comfortable position and allow your mouth to hang open widely while you gently extend into it. Contract the back of the throat as if to perform Ujjayi breathing—a whispery breath—which is typically done through your nose with your mouth closed. Breathe deeply through your mouth so you feel the air hit the back of your throat. Inhale and exhale completely while allowing your shoulders to relax as you exhale.
When the yawn comes, reach and extend into it, riding the yawn to stretch the jaw muscles. Repeat 8-10 times until tearing starts. As your jaw muscles stretch and relax, and the yawn expands, the lacrimal glands around the eye are squeezed and tearing is induced.”
And yawn #2 is a bit like this…
“Continue with steps 1-4 above, and when the yawn comes, bring together only the lips. Keep the teeth slightly separated. Creating this shape with your mouth as you yawn will take out more slack in the throat muscles to bring the lengthening and relaxation around the base of the tongue, and further stretch and relax the neck, jaw, and occipital regions. Repeat 8-10 times until you begin to tear.”
Rad- two new ways to yawn. But the catch is, you HAVE to do it in one of those 400 dollar GOOP sweaters. Right? The ONLY way to TRULY get the yawn right. HAH!
Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Gwyneth Paltrow won’t stand for your patriarchal BS.
The Goop founder said a new interview that drawing comparisons between her and other actresses like Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, and Reese Witherspoon (all of whom run lifestyle brands) is “slightly misogynistic,” and that it’s pretty damn unfair. Us Weekly reports:
The Oscar winner was asked whether she checks out Lively’s Preserve or Witherspoon’s brand-new Draper James. “This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line,” Paltrow replied. “I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box.”
She elaborated: “Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different.” (Alba’s thriving The Honest Company, which sells non-toxic baby and household products, recently hit a $1 billion valuation.)
Witherspoon launched her first lifestyle website, Draper James, last month. “Our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail,” Paltrow noted. “People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, ‘Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!'”
Okay, I generally hate GP and think she’s insufferable on LOTS of fronts, but she DOES have a point. We need to stop comparing women and their achievements to other women, because it puts them in a class that seems different and lesser than men. But- I’m interested in hearing what y’all think about her interview!
Share your thoughts below!
Posted Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 11:11am
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For real, this was the cover that was BORN to happen.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson’s Hamptons Magazine cover story is just as ridiculous as you might think, and essentially exists to promote their new studio IN the Hamptons and their new food-delivery service called 3 Green Hearts which is just as new age-y and restricted as this article is ridiculous. He’re are some of the best moments of the interview, bearing in mind Gwyneth was supposed to be interviewing Tracy:
Tracy on her connection to the Hamptons: “Funny you should ask that of me, since you’re responsible for introducing me to [the Hamptons]. But the Hamptons is where I’ve called home for the last eight years—ever since we first started working together on your lovely body for the first Iron Man. You, of course, have a beautiful home in Amagansett, and were lovely enough to bring me and my family out for the summer to continue our work together. We just have never left.
Goop’s shill for Tracy: “To me, you’re a total fitness expert. You look like some kind of swimsuit model, but you’re really a scientist. That’s how I see the Tracy Anderson lifestyle. [You know the regimen,] the food combinations, and the best exercise clothes, but you also have such great style. All of that will be available at the new East Hampton studio.”
Tracy judges women who don’t wear the correct workout clothes: “If you need to lose weight, if you want to make sure you’re balanced everywhere and you’re able to perform, the food really matters. [And what you wear to work out really matters.] If you’re just in a crummy T-shirt with spit-up on it from your baby, then your performance is not going to be what it can be.”
Goop on Tracy’s workout don’ts: “Are there any fitness methods that you don’t recommend? I know you told me once not to only do the elliptical. Why don’t you like fitness methods that rely on one repetitive motion?”
Tracy’s workout don’ts: “Because I think that when people want to feel balanced and connected, they shouldn’t overdo anything. Many people don’t know what is going to make them feel balanced. If someone is pushing a ton of weight or if they’re slinging things in the air or cycling, they’re wearing down their joints. They’re compartmentalizing the larger muscles that are bone movers and they’re actually creating further imbalance in the body. It’s not even that your little muscles don’t activate; you’re charging up the same larger muscles over and over again. I see women all the time who say they run 15 miles a day but their butts are saggy. You’ve got muscles underneath the glutes that are inactive. There’s no reason for them to work right now because your glutes are crazy strong. That’s not what is going to lift your butt up. It’s just purely an education. I’m fine with anybody wanting to do whatever they want; it’s just about understanding what you’re actually doing with your body and what the result is going to be.
[From Hamptons Magazine via Celebitchy]
What do you think of this duo? And Tracy’s workout dos and don’ts?
Photos: Hamptons Magazine
Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 12:12pm
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Gwyneth Paltrow and her abs are the face (and abs) of Women’s Health magazine this month, and Goopy wants to give you some straight up TRUTH about sex. She believes in it.
Yeah, I know, SHOCKER. Here’s a snippet from her GROUNDBREAKING interview:
On how she keeps in shape: “I believe, as cheesy as it sounds, in exercise, laughing, having sex, being yourself.”
Then she gave us something we can ACTUALLY use. Like, with specifics.: “My routine is the same every weekday. I drop my kids at school. I do an hour of dance cardio, then I go to work. For lunch I usually have a big salad with grilled chicken, and then for dinner I’ll have whatever I want. Most nights I eat with the kids, like, a stir-fry of chicken and broccoli or pasta or roast chicken and potatoes.”
She said nothing else about sex (except her staunch belief in its existence) but I assume her rumored boyfriend Brad Falchuk may do that kind of thing with her, every so often.
Check out more of the interview HERE (and get ready to have your mind BLOWN…not).
Posted Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 11:11am
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