Are You a Balanced Person?

Advertising gurus know how to use imagery to create associations and a precedent of thought that steer behavior. As yoga has grown into a common pop-culture reference, the image of someone executing balance poses has become the symbol of one's steadiness in life.  But many are learning the hard way that, actually, equanimity within requires more than these sort of displays.
 

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

The Smell of Knowing

As we face the unforeseeable future, practicality and fear compel us to plan. 

In order to meet the challenges of life, some forethought is required, and making every effort to secure our desires is a primal impulse.  However, attempts at fulfillment must reckon with a universal irony that renders most plotting futile.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

The Importance of Balance Training

How’s your sense of balance? Do you avoid balancing exercises, or hate balance poses in yoga? It’s my experience that most people don’t have much confidence in their ability to balance, and that everyone definitely needs some type of balance training in their fitness routines.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

What Do You Do For Fun?

“What do you do for fun?” That’s a pretty basic question, but I find that I have difficulty answering it. I’ve been asked it at least twice within the last couple of weeks and both times I struggled to find an answer.

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Johnny Nasello's picture

Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

Four Ways to Improve Your Balance

If you, or someone you love, has difficulty with balance, here are a few easy exercises that will help your confidence and prevent falling.  It’s important that you feel safe when you work on balance, so that you don’t fall. If your balance isn’t good enough, stand behind a sturdy chair.

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Named one of the “Top 5 Trainers in Los Angeles" by Ranker.com, Sam Page is the owner of Sam Page Fitness (www.sampagefitness.com) and the force behind PeaceLoveLunges.com. He can quickly identify problem behaviors through motivational interviewing, and uses science, exercise physiology, and 10 years experience as a coach to produce red carpet results. 

A technology fanatic since his time at Apple, Sam was one of the first trainers to offer remote online guided training to people around the world using his app, PocketSAM. He continues to educate and inspire others with regular speaking engagements at wellness conferences across the country, and is a regular contributor to MensFitness.com, Passport, DNA, HIV Plus, and The Advocate. Sam is certified in Executive Protection, CPR/AED, and First Aid, and is active in the Buddhist, LGBT, and SMART Recovery communities in LA. In his free time, Sam enjoys documentaries, playing flag football, and hanging with his Yorkie, Max. He is founder of Athletes for Humanity.

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Man in business suit sitting in yoga lotus position with laptop computer.
08/25/2017
Advertising gurus know how to use imagery to create associations and a precedent of thought that steer behavior. As yoga has grown into a common pop-culture reference, the image of someone... read more
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06/26/2017
As we face the unforeseeable future, practicality and fear compel us to plan.  In order to meet the challenges of life, some forethought is required, and making every effort to secure our... read more
Close up of feet balancing atop ropes course balance pole.
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tightrope walker against cloudy sky
04/17/2015
“What do you do for fun?” That’s a pretty basic question, but I find that I have difficulty answering it. I’ve been asked it at least twice within the last couple of weeks and both times I struggled... read more
10/16/2014
If you, or someone you love, has difficulty with balance, here are a few easy exercises that will help your confidence and prevent falling.  It’s important that you feel safe when you work... read more
Man in business suit sitting in yoga lotus position with laptop computer.
08/25/2017
Advertising gurus know how to use imagery to create associations and a precedent of thought that steer behavior. As yoga has grown into a common pop-culture reference, the image of someone... read more
Graphic of orange stick figure lost in a maze.
06/26/2017
As we face the unforeseeable future, practicality and fear compel us to plan.  In order to meet the challenges of life, some forethought is required, and making every effort to secure our... read more
Close up of feet balancing atop ropes course balance pole.
09/02/2016
How’s your sense of balance? Do you avoid balancing exercises, or hate balance poses in yoga? It’s my experience that most people don’t have much confidence in their ability to balance, and that... read more
tightrope walker against cloudy sky
04/17/2015
“What do you do for fun?” That’s a pretty basic question, but I find that I have difficulty answering it. I’ve been asked it at least twice within the last couple of weeks and both times I struggled... read more
10/16/2014
If you, or someone you love, has difficulty with balance, here are a few easy exercises that will help your confidence and prevent falling.  It’s important that you feel safe when you work... read more