The Merits of Not-For-Profit Yoga

Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of the business model seems ideal. However, a further examination of the trade-offs involved in opening both for-profit and not-for-profit yoga centers challenges this assumption.

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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

Mind-Body Connection Optional?

I continually assert that yoga practice encompasses more than physical fitness.

As much as I generally try to avoid admitting it, this does implicitly question whether the use of yoga poses for physical fitness alone can even be considered yoga practice. My interpretation of what constitutes a yoga practice aside for now, I am thinking of a specific example where a principle of exercise science is at odds with a holistic perspective.

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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

How to Get More Out of Your Fitness Tracker

by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch

A fitness tracker is a great motivational tool to help reach your health goals. But like any other fitness purchase, the newness can easily wear off if you don’t take full advantage of all its benefits. Before you consider tucking this accessory in a drawer because you don’t understand what it does, check out these tips to get the most from your wearable fitness accessory.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Research Says Sitting All Day May Not Be the Death Sentence We Thought

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Workout Ideas for When You're Snowed In

by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch

When the weatherman forecasts a big winter storm, the last thing on the agenda is an early morning jog or blustery ride to a local fitness class. Through rain and sleet, ice and snow, these winter workout ideas are sure to warm up even the coldest bones in the comfort of your own home. Read on and get moving!

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

Finding Your Edge: Consistency

Are you consistent?

Do you show up when you’re expected? Do you make time for people you care about? Do you chip away at large obstacles and make them smaller with each approach? Consistency is a crucial element of making positive things happen.

Or, are you a dabbler? Is your life full of half-finished books and games? Do you have a lot of half-finished plans for your next success? Do you say: one of these days, sometime, maybe, and I ought to?

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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.

Running Tips: 3 Crazy Running Pains Solved!

Tips To Start Running Pain Free

There are plenty of enticing things to keep you from your workout—your sweatpants, your warm couch, that extra episode of Breaking Bad you stayed up to watch last night. So you don’t need one of these weird, but totally common, workout pains to sideline your success. Learn how to prevent them from popping up, plus the fastest healing tips if you have already got them.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

How to Fend Off Fitness Trolls

Fellow Portland blogger J.D. Roth, owner of Get Rich Slowly, posted a great article titled "How to Fend Off Financial Trolls." While reading his article, I couldn’t help but think about fitness trolls, and how the advice that he was giving translated really well into a fitness context, so I decided to modify the main points of his article for the purposes of our interest in fitness.

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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.

Try These Simple Hand Postures for Physical and Emotional Health

By now, most of us are familiar with some of the more mainstream yoga body positions. Someone who has never practiced still has some awareness of downward dog or plow or tree pose. How many of us, however, understand or have been introduced to mudras, sometimes referred to as “hand yoga”?

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

My Aversion to Running

Oh running, running, running, I despise you!

Out of all of the exercises that I like to do, I can honestly say that running is not one of them. In fact, other than a random sprint from time to time, I have not done any distance running in several years.

I have to admit though, it does feel exhilarating to push your body to maximum speed for short distances.

I started thinking about my aversion to this activity, and think that I came to some good conclusions about this.

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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.

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Yoga class students doing downward dog.
12/16/2016
Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of... read more
wooden Buddha statue in front of red and yellow lights
07/08/2016
I continually assert that yoga practice encompasses more than physical fitness. As much as I generally try to avoid admitting it, this does implicitly question whether the use of yoga poses for... read more
stars and stripes patterned fitness tracker FitBit
07/01/2016
by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch ​A fitness tracker is a great motivational tool to help reach your health goals. But like any other fitness purchase, the newness can easily wear off if you don’t... read more
man working at desk with computer and papers
04/22/2016
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Yes, we know: Sitting — the new smoking — is public (health) enemy number-one. Hanging out horizontal is so toxic, the warning goes, because the negative... read more
woman bundled in red coat and hood in snowy woods
12/04/2015
by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch When the weatherman forecasts a big winter storm, the last thing on the agenda is an early morning jog or blustery ride to a local fitness class. Through rain and... read more
hiker looking from rock across valley
11/27/2015
Are you consistent? Do you show up when you’re expected? Do you make time for people you care about? Do you chip away at large obstacles and make them smaller with each approach? Consistency is a... read more
female runner with Brooklyn Bridge in background
10/16/2015
Tips To Start Running Pain Free There are plenty of enticing things to keep you from your workout—your sweatpants, your warm couch, that extra episode of Breaking Bad you stayed up to... read more
https://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/
07/31/2015
Fellow Portland blogger J.D. Roth, owner of Get Rich Slowly, posted a great article titled "How to Fend Off Financial Trolls." While reading his article, I couldn’t help but think about... read more
hand of Buddha statue in mudra pose
07/24/2015
By now, most of us are familiar with some of the more mainstream yoga body positions. Someone who has never practiced still has some awareness of downward dog or plow or tree pose. How many of us,... read more

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Yoga class students doing downward dog.
12/16/2016
Referring to a yoga center with the caveat: "It's not-for-profit" often carries with it an assumption of merit. Given the humanitarian and universal nature of yoga, taking the profit motive out of... read more
wooden Buddha statue in front of red and yellow lights
07/08/2016
I continually assert that yoga practice encompasses more than physical fitness. As much as I generally try to avoid admitting it, this does implicitly question whether the use of yoga poses for... read more
stars and stripes patterned fitness tracker FitBit
07/01/2016
by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch ​A fitness tracker is a great motivational tool to help reach your health goals. But like any other fitness purchase, the newness can easily wear off if you don’t... read more
man working at desk with computer and papers
04/22/2016
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Yes, we know: Sitting — the new smoking — is public (health) enemy number-one. Hanging out horizontal is so toxic, the warning goes, because the negative... read more
woman bundled in red coat and hood in snowy woods
12/04/2015
by Kellie Davis | HealthPerch When the weatherman forecasts a big winter storm, the last thing on the agenda is an early morning jog or blustery ride to a local fitness class. Through rain and... read more
hiker looking from rock across valley
11/27/2015
Are you consistent? Do you show up when you’re expected? Do you make time for people you care about? Do you chip away at large obstacles and make them smaller with each approach? Consistency is a... read more
female runner with Brooklyn Bridge in background
10/16/2015
Tips To Start Running Pain Free There are plenty of enticing things to keep you from your workout—your sweatpants, your warm couch, that extra episode of Breaking Bad you stayed up to... read more
https://www.flickr.com/photos/genista/
07/31/2015
Fellow Portland blogger J.D. Roth, owner of Get Rich Slowly, posted a great article titled "How to Fend Off Financial Trolls." While reading his article, I couldn’t help but think about... read more
hand of Buddha statue in mudra pose
07/24/2015
By now, most of us are familiar with some of the more mainstream yoga body positions. Someone who has never practiced still has some awareness of downward dog or plow or tree pose. How many of us,... read more

Pages