Whether you like 'em or not, down dogs are like the bread and butter of any yoga practice, from vinyasa to ashtanga. Which is why it is so important to do them correctly (gut pulled in, looking at your hamstrings). It is also crucial to flow into the down dog with ease. Watch ...more
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One of the most challenging yoga poses is the handstand. In this yoga how to video, our host, demonstrates the proper preparation for practicing a handstand. If this is your first time doing a handstand have someone else present for extra support.
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
Halasana, the plow pose, is an excellent strengthener of the back and neck. Practicing this pose will keep your spine flexible and healthy. This is an advanced pose, so pay close attention to this video to learn how to do it successfully.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. This yoga how to video shows you how to do a handstand on the wall and move your way away from it. Cultivate your center and your core to build up strength to do a handstand split at the wall.
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
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, Dina Prioste shows us how to do deep handstands. You will need a yoga strap and a wall to do this. Start off by getting on all fours and then gently raising your legs onto the wall one at a time. Raise one leg directly up from the wall and then raise the othe ...more
In this video, we learn how to do hip flexes with Dina Prioste. First, bring your right foot up and get into the downward facing dog position. Your right toe should be pointing towards the front and your left leg should be facing toward the back. Now, raise your arms high into ...more
If you ever have trouble sleeping, you may feel like you are running out of options. If counting sheep and drinking warm milk aren't helping, check out this video. In it, you will learn some tips from Cindy Mastry, a professional yoga and fitness instructor, on how to use yoga ...more
Yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and increase flexibility. This how to video teaches a yoga pose for arm balance, the Astavakrasana or scissors pose. Yoga instructor Christine Navarro demonstrates the Astavakrasana and provides instruction on how to get into the sci ...more
Having trouble sleeping at night? Did you know that a little yoga could help you sleep better? Practice a supported downward facing dog pose and legs up against the wall to help cure insomnia. Watch this yoga how-to video to learn a yoga sequence that can improve insomnia.
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
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 is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has restorative yoga poses that will help you chill out. Watch and learn how to relax your body with seated forward bends.
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core. Part 1 of 2 - How to Practice a yoga core strength sequence for beginners. Part 2 of 2 - How to Practice a yoga core strength sequence for beginners.
Jnana yoga refers to wisdom and discernment in meditation. Learn how to practice Jnana yoga in this video lesson. To practice Jnana yoga you should center on a question, reject all knowledge, and meditate on intuitive knowledge. With the steps from this how to video you will b ...more
Yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and increase flexibility. This how to video teaches a yoga pose for arm balance, Pinchu Mayurasana or Forearm Balance yoga pose. Yoga instructor Christine Navarro demonstrates the Pinchu Mayurasana or Forearm Balance yoga pose and pr ...more
Vinyasas are the movements that link poses together to create a fluid dance. This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to get from a standing position to one where you're lying down on your belly. Watch and follow along to practice moving from a standing yoga pose to a ...more
In this video, we learn how to do a variation of a yoga supine spinal twist with Dina Prioste. Start by laying down and your knees bent up with your feet as wide as the mat. Let your knees drop over to the right side and cross the bottom foot on the top of the top knee and bri ...more
Bhakti yoga focuses on the concept of love and devotion. Learn how to practice Bhakti yoga in this yoga video clip. To practice Bhakti yoga you should shatter your ego, surrender yourself to object of devotion, and pray & meditate. With this how to video you will be able to pr ...more
Astavakrasana is a pose that strengthens the arms and the spines ability to rotate. The name literally refers to the eight angles created in your body by this pose. Watch this yoga how to video tutorial to learn the basics of moving your body into astavakrasana pose.
Do one or all three of these lower back strengthening exercises to help you blossom into a yoga peacock pose.
The Vinyasa flow is a short exercise you can use to limber up your body, as well as open your hips. It starts with a rotating triange and then slowly transitions into a forward bend. Make sure to pay attention to your breathing techniques!
Want to increase your flexibility, tone your back and core, AND relieve stress all at once? It sounds nothing short of a miracle, but with a good yoga practice you can have all three at the same time. Start with this yoga pose, the hastauttanasana, or hand raising pose. Hast ...more
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 improve yoga back bends. Start by laying down on your stomach and have your legs into the air. Put socks on your feet and grab onto your socks that are on your feet. Now, lift your upper body and pull your feet towards your head. Push y ...more
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
Tara Stiles shows us how to work on yoga handstands. Don't worry if you're afraid of handstands, as Tara Stiles will show us how to build slowly with tips and tricks to overcome any fears. We begin with our hands on the floor, about a foot away from a wall, and then kick your ...more
Need to warm up and open those hips? As you know yoga requires a lot of strength and flexibility. Watch this how to video tutorial as our host demonstrates how to do a warrior triangle sequence. Try this sequence that includes warrior pose and triangle pose variations. Practic ...more
Yoga can be challenging, but with a lot of practice and concentration you can learn to master certain moves and poses. This yoga how to video shows you how to work on the lift off part of a yoga push back. This movement will help you transition lift off the floor into a push b ...more
This how-to video introduces bound poses in yoga. Bound poses use interlocking body parts to take a yoga stretch deeper. Many people don't know where to start with these kind of poses, so we hope this yoga how-to video helps you unlock the mystery.
In this video Kumiko and Patrick show you why it's so important to stretch from your hips. You'll see an immediate difference in the quality of your stretches by getting these basics down cold.
In this online video series learn from advanced Yoga poses from expert Samantha Raphael, as she teaches Yoga techniques such as the one legged, one armed downward facing dog, and the warrior 1 into forward fold with bound hands. Part 1 of 17 - How to Do advanced yoga poses, po ...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
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
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
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.
This fitness how to video demonstrates beginners level cobra poses. Standing poses along with cobra poses are great for opening the muscles in the lower body. Boost your energy level in the morning with a sun salutation that incorporates the cobra pose. COBRA POSE Lie flat on ...more