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.
Tara Stiles teaches us how to do the splits in this tutorial. Remember not to do this all at once, stretch out your body first. To start, come into a downward dog position while bending the knees and straightening them and deep breathing. Now, bring a foot to the front and keep in this position until flexing the foot while sitting back near the other foot. Lean forward over your front leg, then repeat on the other side of the body. Come back into a downward dog, then do lunges to open up the ...
Bring your body into balance as your improve your fitness and flexibility by practicing yoga. This pose, called Saithalyasana or Animal Relaxation Pose, is an excellent stretch for the low back, hamstrings, and hips. This video will teach you how to improve your posture, gain flexibility, and find balance of body and mind.
The Lion yoga pose certainly looks funny and you may get a few chuckles if you do this in front of people, but it has amazing benefits for you entire face. Consisting of you sticking your tongue out while exhaling with a hissing sound, the Lion pose helps strengthen your jaw muscles and is a great way to relieve stress. Your face, mouth, and throat will also feel totally rejuvenated afterwards.
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.
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 find spiritual well-being.
This video is a demonstration by B.K.S. Iyengar on different inhaling and exhaling techniques. An exposition of why breath is king of the mind is followed by a demonstration of the sound of a proper inhalation and exhalation.
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 scissor posture.
One of the most common movements in a sun salutation involves moving from a downward dog to a plank position. This short how to video demonstrates the proper technique for doing this. Watch try moving from downward dog into plank during your next yoga class.
The wood chopper yoga pose is great for loosening your spine and hamstrings. Watch this how to video and learn to develop lower back strength and flexibility. The wood chopper also helps to develop your breathing muscles.
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."
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 position.
Unfortunately, thunder thighs won't just get rid of themselves. And women tend to accumulate fat in the lower body regions, including the belly, hips, and thighs (mostly for childbirth reasons), which makes losing flab in the thigh region even more challenging.
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.
During pregnancy the natural curves of the spine become exaggerated causing the lower back to sway as well as the upper back and shoulders to round. This rolling forward of the shoulders causes the ribcage to collapse down compressing the lungs and diaphragm which results in a breathless feeling along with feeling like there is very little space left for the baby. Another unfortunate result of the ribcage compressing the stomach area is the stomach acid gets pushed up the esophagus resulting ...
Who says yoga is done on an individual basis, try this yoga pose with a partner. Watch this how to video and learn how to do a backpack pose. The backpack pose is a great way to stretch your back and lower body. This is a fun thing to do with a friend to stretch out your spine and hamstrings. Practice the backpack yoga pose with a partner.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
Before you undertake any yoga workouts make sure you warm your muscles up correctly to avoid any muscle strain or injury. Do a vinyasa flow warm up.
What to think about when practicing a supported headstand, Sirshasana, in Ashtanga Yoga with Catarina Lacayo.
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 is gentle, deep breathing and a clear mind.
Perfecting the right headstand pose in yoga can be a complicated process. You need to be sure that you are practicing the right procedures before you accomplish the headstand so that you do not hurt yourself and so that you can hold the yoga pose for the full duration. This segment will help guide you into it safely.
The name Cow Face pose has probably got you asking, what does this yoga pose do? What doesn't it do? Find relief from back pain, improve flexibility in the neck and shoulders, feel invigorated and calm by practicing Gomukhasana, or Cow's Face pose.
If tension is bothering you, take some time to relax and let the stress melt away by practicing the Reversed Corpse pose, or Adavasana. This simple exercise can help you relax your body and mind, by focusing on your breathing you will find relief from stress and tension.
If you are looking for a low impact exercise with tremendous benefits, consider exploring yoga. This pose, called Janu Sirasanasa, or Head to Knee pose, will stretch and strengthen your back, legs, core and internal organs. Practicing yoga can also bring calm and clarity to the mind.
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.
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.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your tired legs, relieving your varicose veins, or simply finding the right pose for meditation, watch this video and learn how to sit in the Swastikasana, or Ausipicious Pose. This pose will strengthen your legs and increase flexibility.
Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to use yoga to improve your balance! This video shows you the proper way to do leg extensions, which will also help strengthen your body core in addition to helping you with your balance.
This quick video by Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to correctly assume the Eagle pose, a pose that not only helps improve your balance but will also help to demonstrate the importance of proper breathing when you're practicing yoga.
In this video, expert yoga teacher Kay Bray shows you how to correctly assume what's called a dancer's pose when practicing yoga. This pose will not only help improve your balance, it will also help focus, strengthen and extend your body.
Yoga has been found to provide a wealth of benefits to those who practice it. This video shows you how to assume one of the poses in yoga, the crow pose. Using this pose will help improve your balance, especially as this pose makes use of your arms.
Practicing yoga has many known health benefits, and this video shows you how to master what is called the Warrior 3 pose. This pose teaches you how to engage all your body's muscles for the purposes of improving your balance.
There is no real shortcut for opening up your hips when practicing yoga - you just have to find the technqiue that works best for you, and perfect it. This tutorial shows you a few different methods you can use to open up your hips.
If you think your digestive system might need a bit of kick start, the answer might be in yoga. This video shows you a spine twist that will limber you up and help add some energy to a sluggish digestive system. Keep your spine straight!
This video shows you a few stretches you can use that focus on your abdominal muscles. These practices will also help strengthen this area of your body. Make sure that you are breathing properly while performing these exercises, and be aware of where your feet are!
If you want to learn how to do a headstand in yoga, the first step is to make sure you have sufficient upper body strength. Then, find the right position to make sure that your body will be in the correct and safe alignment.
For this position, you will need a basic kitchen chair. These positions are useful to help open up and cleanse your body. Make sure to focus on keeping your breathing steady, and always stretch before practicing any kind of yoga.
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.
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.