This video breaks down what it takes to get a deep, comfortable lotus yoga pose. Most people give up on ever doing a proper lotus, but the with right poses, done with patience and consistency, you will get there. Good luck!
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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
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.
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
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
Yoga butterfly breathing is a great way to start you day or any work out. It gets you well oxygenated, helps you eliminate toxins, gets your cardiovascular system revved up and bumps up your metabolism. Watch this how to video and start using this butterfly breathing technique.
The Pelvic Rocking exercise is a great pose for overcoming stiffness and drowsiness in the morning. Learn how to do the Pelvic Rocking Pose in this yoga video. First lie on your back, place heels under knees, inhale & exhale, rocking pelvis. With this how to video you will be ...more
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
Yoga posturing sequences are a succession of postures intended to flow together, one following the next. This is most commonly referred to as vinyasa or a personal yoga flow. Use these relaxing poses to release tension and stress from the entire body. Remember, the key to yoga ...more
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. In this how-to video Tara Stiles shows you how to do a one arm yoga head stand. Watch and learn how to balance your core and your weight to do a yoga one arm head stand.
Splits on the ground challenge your lower body strength, working your hamstrings, thighs, calves, and glutes all at once. But do a split in the air and you add your core and upper body to the grab bag of muscles you're working out. Learn how to do a standing split by watching ...more
Learn a how to become more aware of your tailbone while practicing yin yoga. Watch this Yoga How-to video as our host demonstrates a few poses that focus on tailbone awareness. Becoming more aware of certain areas of the body, such as the tailbone, will help improve your yoga ...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
Yoga offers poses for many skill levels, and seated or supine poses can put less stress on some joints and body parts. Learn seated and supine yoga poses from an instructor in this free yoga video. Part 1 of 16 - How to Do seated and supine yoga poses. Do seated and supine yog ...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 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 sequence drop into a deep lunge, opening the side body and neck area. Explore a pigeon with thigh stretch, and release through downward facing dog into revolved dog. Watch how easy it is to do a yoga vinyasa lunge sequence with yoga instructor Kira Ry ...more
In this yoga how-to video Esther demonstrates a routine to strengthen your upper and mid back. Start on your hands and knees and curl your back. Proceed to downward dog and then plank pose. Watch to learn more about strengthening your mid and lower back with this yoga routine.
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
When we think of yoga, the image of a lanky hippie toting a sticky mat in one hand and POM juice in the other usually comes to mind. But in reality, everyone can do yoga and a sticky mat is not always required. If you're traveling a lot for your job and your back is sore from ...more
In this video Tara Stiles gives an introduction to basic meditation. Meditation can be done while doing the physical yoga poses, or really any time when you have a few moments. Even while you are in line at the grocery store you can practice simple meditation by bringing your ...more
Watch this instructional yoga video to do the stoop pose. This yoga pose is also called the Hindi squat. The stoop pose is a simple and efficient exercise, but you should make sure you are doing it right. The squat pose opens up the hips and pelvis. Use a blanket or mat to pro ...more
The shakti principle of yoga is that of movement and dynamism. When applied to actual yoga practice, this moves movement in a pose and out of a pose. Meanwhile, the shiva principle is that of stability and static nature. Both are very important to any yoga practice and can hel ...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
Doing a low back relief exercise can make your body feel more relaxed, and stretch out your muscles. First, lay down on your back with your arms at a T, and cross your right leg over your left. Deep inhale and when you exhale, let your knees drop to your right. As you are doin ...more
In this video, we learn how to improve your yoga with the hara breath. Start by sitting down on your yoga mat and become centered in your body. You will start to breathe in different poses by placing your hands underneath your navel. Close your eyes and envision the center of ...more
If you feel tightness in you back and need a yoga pose to help open up your spine then this is the video for you. Watch this fitness how to video to learn how to stretch the back with a yoga cobra pose. Cobra pose entails lying flat on your belly, spreading your fingers apart, ...more
Here are some yoga moves you can do in your hotel room to keep you feeling great during your travels! Just because you're on vacation or on a business trip doesn't mean you can't practice a little bit of yoga to keep yourself fit and healthy. Watch this video fitness tutorial ...more
In this video from Shiva Rea we learn how to perform hip opening tiger stretches in yoga. Shiva oozes with sensuality and loves what she does. Coming forward into a lunge, take right arm in front of right shin, turn head to right side, and come back into the runner's stretch. ...more
In this yoga how-to video Kira Ryder plays moving towards half camel (ustrasana). She emphasizes the movement toward the half camel yoga pose slowly and with awareness on the whole spine and neck. Allowing the neck to be an expression of the posture helps us be in truth. So wa ...more
Chill out with Tara Stiles especially your upper back and shoulder tension. This is a four part yoga based routine specifically designed to chill you out. Use these instructions to help develop a healthy, relaxed, lifestyle and a better you. Take long, deep breaths and enjoy! ...more
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. Yoga is even for those couch potatoes. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses you can do on your couch. Watch and learn how to sitting poses and twists that will help you relax.
Learn a how to elongate the spine with yoga. Watch this Yoga How-to video to as our host demonstrates how to do a yin yoga seated spinal twist sequence. The yoga sequence incorporates various spinal twist from various poses to help stretch the back and spine.
Wheel pose, also known as Chakrasana is one the most famous poses in yoga. It is well known because it delivers many benefits, ranging from improved strength and flexibility of the back, legs and arms to relief of hormonal imbalances.
Develop your core strength and balance using these tradtional yoga poses. All you need is a yoga mat! This video also demonstrates a few different variations on these poses, depending on if you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced student of yoga.
This video explains how to release built up tension using De-stress styled Yoga. This type of Yoga requires you sit on your legs while sitting up straight. Taking deep breaths is the first step to begin releasing tension using Yoga. While taking deep breaths you must turn your ...more
Got an extra thirty minutes today? Cut out that extra episode of "The Big Bang Theory" and give your body and metabolism a treat by completing a high intensity yoga routine. Check out this four-part series of videos to learn how to do a sequence of asanas (yoga poses) designe ...more
Do you suffer from high blood pressure and hyper tension? Do you happen to suffer from low blood pressure? In this excellent video, you'll learn some breathing techniques and yoga moves to help stabilize your blood pressure. Improve you energy and feel all around more centered ...more
Straddle splits in Zen Yoga open the hips and groin, lengthening and toning the lower body. Learn Zen Yoga from the founder in this free Zen Yoga video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Do zen yoga straddle splits. Do zen yoga straddle splits - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch ...more