How To: Do the firefly yoga pose

The Firefly Pose is an advanced balance pose. Learn a new yoga pose in this video yoga lesson. Take action: let go of fear, engage core, find counter balance, walk hands back behind legs, and move energy forward. Cindy Mastry, the instructor in this how-to video, has practiced yoga since the age of eight, and also has a background in Jazz and Ballet. Active in the fitness industry for nearly twenty years, she teaches aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga at many fitness centers in the Tampa Bay area...

How To: Improve your yoga with the hara breath

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 energy that's in your body. Close your eyes and deep breathe, inhaling and screening energy into your body. Feel your body fueling up with energy and block out all the negative thoughts from your mind. As you do this, fe...

How To: Use a medicine ball for a yoga forearm stand

Forearm stands are one of the toughest poses to do since it requires both strength and balance. When you lean you belly on an exercise ball, it supports your weight so you can get the feeling of what it's like to be balancing on your forearms. Watch this yoga how to video tutorial to learn how to use a medicine ball to help you perfect the forearm stand. Use a medicine ball for a yoga forearm stand.

How To: Do Hindu pushups

This video shows you how to do Hindu push-ups which have been used by wrestlers and martial artists for many centuries. It works all major muscle groups at the same time. You begin with the mountain pose, also known to yoga fans as the downward dog, with your hands and feet spread out. You go down by bending your elbows, until your body is on the ground. Then go into cobra pose, and as you push up into this pose you should inhale. Then push exhale as you push back to the starting position. Ke...

How To: Do a spine-straightening yoga exercise

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 injury. For more information, and to get started using this yoga exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to..

How To: Do a downward-facing dog pose yoga exercise variation

In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn a popular variant on the downward-facing dog pose exercise. 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 injury. For more information, and to get started using this yoga exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.

How To: Do a downward-facing dog pose yoga exercise

In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to do a downward-facing dog pose yoga exercise. 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 injury. For more information, and to get started using this yoga exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.

How To: Stretch hamstrings, quads and feet with a yoga pose

In order to stretch your quads and feet through yoga poses, begin by sitting on the floor with your right leg in front of you. Your left leg should be folded back behind you. Your foot should be just outside your hip. Your foot should be pointed behind you. You can use props to help you. Pillows or folded blankets can help. Lean forward over your forward leg. If you have difficulty reaching your foot, you can use a stretch to help you. Remember to exhale, as you lean into a stretch and inhale...

How To: Do a goddess-pose breathing exercise

Wind down with the simple yoga relaxation exercise outlined in this free video lesson. As an added bonus, unlike most yoga exercises, which require some bare minimum of athleticism, the "goddess pose" demonstrated in this tutorial is as simple as reclining. Find out how to do the goddess pose with help from a yoga instructor in this free video on yoga relaxation exercises.

How To: Practice Raja yoga

Raja yoga tries to control thoughts through meditation and yoga poses. Learn how to practice Raja yoga in this video lesson. First, control focus, then distinguish real & unreal, and quiet your thought-waves. With this how to video you will be able to practice Raja yoga.

How To: Do the breath of fire hatha yoga diaphragm exercise

Breath of Fire is a great way to work the diaphragm and abs. Learn how to do diaphragm exercises in Hatha yoga in this fitness video. Take action: sit comfortably, tap on third eye, focus on exhalations, pump belly, and make sound with breath. Cindy Mastry, the instructor of this how-to video, has practiced yoga since the age of eight, and also has a background in Jazz and Ballet. Active in the fitness industry for nearly twenty years, she teaches aerobics, kickboxing, and yoga at many fitnes...

How To: Practice the Half Frog yoga pose

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 properly. With this how to video you will be able to incorporate the Half Frog pose into your yoga routine.

How To: Breathe with B.K.S. Iyengar

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.

How To: Do yoga arm binds in standing yoga poses

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.

How To: Do a yoga sequence to center the mind and regain focus

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a mind centering yoga sequence. Begin by sitting back on your heels and brings your hands together in front of your chest. Inhale as you bring the arms out and above your head. Exhale as you place the right hand on the floor and extend the left foot out. Then as you inhale, reach upward with your left hand. Now exhale and return to the starting position. Do this on the opposite side as well. This video will benefit those viewers who are interest...

How To: Practice nadi shodan or alternate nostril breathing

This yoga how-to video is intended for level one and two yoga student who are proficient in breathing practices. Follow along with this yoga breathing lesson and learn how to do nadi shodan. Nadi shodan is more commonly known as alternate nostril breathing. This style of yoga breathing is used to relax the body and calm the mind. Try doing alternate nostril breathing at home.

How To: Do the stoop yoga pose

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 protect your joints.

How To: Do the forearm balance yoga pose

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 provides instruction on how to get into the postures.

How To: Do the scissors yoga pose

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.

How To: Practice a vinyasa sequence for yin yoga

Learn a yoga sequence from a professional. Watch this Yin Yoga How-to video to learn how to do a vinyasa sequence. Star with the child pose and round up to downward facing dog. Lengthen your legs and move into a twisting lunge by opening your heart area. Follow along with this yoga vinyasa sequence to stretch and elongate your body.

How To: Do Warm-Up Yoga Poses

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.

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