Aligning your physical pursuits in inverse proportion will keep you balanced, as I explain in my latest Active Yogi post.
I ran a tough trail marathon last weekend, complete with a full-on Superman-style wipeout. (Thank you, Locust Pose, for giving me the back strength to keep my nose from breaking as I went down!) As the week went on, I was still too sore for my regular asana practice, so I enjoyed mellow poses at home instead of taking classes at my studio. I even had a colleague demo when I taught Monday night, two days postrace, as I was too stiff to get up and down easily. In no state for a physical yoga practice, I listened to my body and gave it time to heal.