Yoga not only helps with body strength and flexibility but it can also help easy pre-menstral syndrome. In this fitness how to video SELF Magazine features yoga positions for PMS. Watch and learn how to decrease the bloating and cramps with seated twists, wind pose, cat pose, ...more
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IF you've got a thing for Star Wars nerds... Bonafide Star Wars nerd Matthew Latkiewicz posted a series of Star Wars inspired yoga poses on his site You Will Not Believe last year. The poses were picked up by Wired UK for this summer's July 2010 issue. From the magazine: "C ...more
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga downward dog pose with pushup variations. Start off in a plank pose with your hands directly underneath your shoulders, then into the downward dog position. Inhale as you go into plank and exhale as you go into the downward ...more
For the first version of the yoga extended puppy pose, kneel down on the floor while extending your arms towards a chair or a sofa placed in front of you. Stretch out your arms gently. Keep your back straight and then gently lift it up. Repeat these steps over and over yet gen ...more
In his video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a wide leg stretch to prepare for advanced yoga poses. Begin in a simple wide leg, forward bend. Have the feet wide apart, with the heels slightly wider than the toes and place your hands on the floor. The fingers should be in len ...more
You've tried the beginning level yoga poses, now to an intermediate level pose. In this yoga how to video we show you how to do the lotus yoga pose. The lotus pose is also known as padmasana. To try this at home you have to make sure that your hip muscles are open enough. If y ...more
Keeping up with a yoga or any other routine can be difficult after a serious injury. This how to video demonstrates how to do a sun salutation when you have a broken foot. Avoid applying any pressure with these strategically choreographed yoga poses.
Excess sexual energy can become a distraction. Redirect yours through the practice of yoga. The celibate's pose, or Bramacharyasana, is a demanding exercise that works the abdominal muscles, arms and legs. The focus required to complete this exercise will train your mind to fi ...more
Chiropractors always come home from a hard day's work with a smile on their face because so many adults have back pain that just won't go away. While you could blame lower back pain on sitting down for extended periods of time, the real culprit is lack of stretching and exerc ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to do a cow face yoga pose with Dina Prioste. This pose is great for hip and shoulder stretch. You will need a strap, belt , or next tie handy. First, cross your right leg over your left and put your feet by your hips. Now take your left arm up a ...more
What's a yoga master do when she gets pregnant and has a baby? Teach it yoga, of course. This brings a whole new meaning to beautiful bouncing baby. [skip down for the actual baby yoga tutorials] Lena Fokina believes yoga for babies can help children be better prepared for l ...more
Spinal Rolls are a great way to limber up the spine. Learn how to do the Spinal Roll pose in this tutorial about easy yoga exercises. First, lie on your back, then place hands on knees at chest, next lift your head and rock on your back.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to do chaturanga yoga push ups.
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn how to integrate a headstand exercise into your yoga routine. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accid ...more
The Half Frog pose increases flexibility in the neck and shoulders. Learn how to do the Half Frog Pose in this video clip about yoga positions and moves. To do the Half Frog yoga pose you should touch left foot with left hand, press knee back, pull heel to hip, and breathe pro ...more
Looking for advanced yoga poses? Learn how to do the King Pigeon Pose in this yoga video clip. To do the King Pigeon pose you should open hip, chest & heart, bring leg forward, square hips, draw toe closer to head and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able t ...more
This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates prenatal yoga poses to help open the hips. Prenatal yoga hip opening poses help to facilitate the opening of the pelvis to prepare for the baby to descend through the birth canal. They increase flexibility in the muscles that attach ...more
Most people don't commit to an exercise program because it seems too strenuous to do either before work (which means in the wee hours of the morning) or after work (when you've had a dull pain gnawing at the back of your head the entire day and had a shitty day at work and com ...more
Most people don't realize this, but yoga is a form of strength training. If you've never done yoga before then you probably think it's nothing but a series of New Age-y stretches that get you in tune with your inner Zen, but yoga is a lot more intensive than that. To prove it ...more
The Golden Egg is perhaps more of a state of mind than a posture in yoga. The Golden Egg involves sustaining and concentrating your core strength, creating what Sadie Nardini calls an "abdominal balloon." The Golden Egg is a crucial Core Strength teaching, including the deepe ...more
Most ab workouts target your upper abdominals only. Sit ups and crunches, for instance, only work on that upper part of your abs without even touching the lower portion, where most of us have muffin tops and really need the work. So get smart about the type of exercises you d ...more
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to do a yoga headstand for total beginners.
If you only have 5 minutes to practice in the mornings, string together the four warrior poses. Begin in the Downward Facing Dog position. Push into Plank pose. Transition into Cobra pose. Then, push back into Downward Facing Dog. Lift right leg up, swing it through into a lu ...more
Barely able to lift your head off your bed to do exercise? No problem, the exercise can come to you! This yoga tutorial shows you how to do a few yoga poses on your own bed. Exercises like hamstring stretches and the pigeon stretch relax your muscles from a long day of back-b ...more
People who have never done yoga before think of it as a kind of phony exercise for crunchy granola hippie types where all you do is sit on your butt in the lotus pose and say "Ohm." But there are many types of yoga, including vinyasa, which incorporates body sculpting and car ...more
In this video, we learn how to get started using strala yoga with Tara Stiles. This type of yoga combines different poses to help you achieve better health. Start off in the plank position on a flat surface, keeping here for several minutes while breathing deep. Keep your bell ...more
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve your upper back and shoulder mobility. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accid ...more
In this yoga how-to video we explore an easy restorative supported spinal twist. Restorative yoga is designed to offer support and stability to the nervous system to encourage ease and relaxation. Twisting assists in digestion and increase in intuition. Watch and learn how to ...more
Sadie Nardini teaches you a healing and detoxifying yoga breathing technique.
Richard Freeman shows how to do various seat backbend poses. Among these are the noose pose, heron pose, side bow pose and camel pose. As the yoga poses are being done, a narrator explains how to do them. Geared for an intermediate level.
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga deep hip and groin stretch. Begin in a wide straddle position with your knees slightly bent and your feet turned out. Now, bend over the right knee and stretch out your left leg, keeping it extended and active. Breathe for ...more
This fitness how to video discusses a few standing poses that might work for tight hamstrings and hips. Ask any non-yogi office worker to sit down on the floor and cross his legs, and 9 out of 10 times, his knees will be way off the floor and his back will be hunched up like Q ...more
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to get stronger and learn to hover your jump forward (Matrix style) with two practices for any level yoga practitioner.
The scorpion pose is a favorite of Cirque de Soleil performers and contortionists of all stripes, which is to say it's a very advanced position not for the faint of heart—or weak of back.
This vinyasa yoga move is quite possibly the simplist yoga move out there, but that doesn't mean it isn't effective. In fact, the belly roll is one of the most effective exercises you can do to reduce stress, relieve menstrual cramps, get rid of insomnia, or just recover from ...more
To use yoga exercises to wake up and stay awake at work, begin by doing breathing stretches: i.e. cow to cat stretches. Inhale, expanding your chest out for the cow stretch, and exhale concaving your chest into the cat stretch. Next, do side stretches from left to right. Repea ...more
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to strengthen and straighten your spine. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental inj ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to perform the full yogic breath with retention. Lengthen your spine and feel the back of the head extend towards the ceiling. Feel your shoulders move out towards the sides. Place your right hand on your abdomen and left on the chest t ...more
Yoga arm binds are part of what make seasoned yogis look like walking pretzels. Arm binds add difficulty to any yoga pose, testing your flexibility and balance. For this reason, many people find it hard to hold a standing pose with an arm bind, let alone get to an arm bind pos ...more
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses to relieve lower back pain. Watch and learn how a few bends and twists can help get rid of nagging back pain.