You're probably tuning up your skis right about now — is your equipment in better shape than your body? Good news: you can get your body and mind ready for the slopes with some simple yoga moves (and no, you don't have to chant OM while doing them).
The ideal modern turn is elegantly simple. The skier tilts his skis on edge and carves a pure ellipse on the snow. It's an image that should be engraved on the tombstone of Robert Brookings Lange, who died June 15 in Boulder, Colo.