Sadie Nardini teaches you her "Sadie's 30" core strengthening yoga exercises to improve your balance, poses, and inversions in only 30 seconds a day.
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 cobra pose. Move from standing to lying down yoga poses.
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.
Learn arm awareness in yoga without being in compromising and difficult poses. In this yoga how-to video Kira Ryder plays with using the cactus arm action to assist in creating the shoulder blade support in urdhva dhanurasana, upward facing bow pose, sometimes called wheel. Watch and learn how to work the cactus action movement to feel your arms while practicing yoga.
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. Practice a warrior triangle yoga sequence.
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 back position and transition into a yoga push up.
In this video, we learn how to do a yoga camel and rabbit pose with Dina Prioste. Make sure you warm up before you start this, so you don't pull a muscle. First, start on your knees and your toes tucked under. Your hands should be on your lower back, then inhale and lift your chest up to the ceiling. Take a few breaths here, then get out of the post and sit back on your heels. Now, sit on your knees again and do the same exercise, except with putting your arms on the back of your thighs or he...
Barely able to lift your head off your bed to do exercise? No problem, the exercise can come to you!
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to use a strap while stretching with yoga. Start off laying down with your feet against a wall and toes pointed to the ceiling. Now, take your strap and extend your right leg up. Keep your left foot pressed against the wall. Next, pull the strap and flex your leg closer towards you until you feel a stretch. Do this on both sides of the body and make sure to keep your body flat against the floor. For a harder exercise, lean your leg to the right hand si...
Patrick tells you why the core is important, how to find your core, and how to strengthen your core with some basic yoga poses and their variations.
In this tutorial, we learn how to properly perform the triangle pose. Start off on your hands and knees, then place your knees further back behind your hips. Next, bring your shoulders back and go into a downward facing dog position. From here, lift your arms away from the floor, then take a step forward with your right leg between your hands. Then, drop your left heel to the floor and place your right hand next to your right foot. Bring your right hip back and straighten the leg. The left hi...
Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga eight angle or astavakrasana pose in this video. To do this, make sure your arms are strong and you are stretched out. Now, get into a push up position placing your elbows at a 90 degree angle. Next, lay back down and sit in a position where you can rock your right knee. Then place your right knee over your right shoulder and place your hands on the floor to lift your butt up off the floor. Next, hook your feet and lean forward so it feels like you are f...
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 a long and grueling workday glued to your chair.
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.
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.
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.
If you're here for instructions on how to do tantric sex, then you best turn back now. While tantra yoga is perceived as a form of mind-blowing sex, in reality it's a spiritual form of yoga that seeks to connect your consciousness with that of the divine universe. It sees the universe as the manifestation of the Godhead, with trantra yoga being a way to channel that energy.
We love yoga: it prepares us for the day ahead and stretches out any residual tension in our shoulders and back. But waking up at 6 AM in the morning and doing that first down dog can be...rough. That's why it's so important to stretch before you start your morning yoga routine.
Learn yoga positions and exercises to relieve stress and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome in this free alternative medicine video from our expert yoga instructor.
Joe Kulak shows us how to do the standing crescent moon pose.
Eating well at home is actually rather easy if you pre-plan what you're going to eat, prepare your own food, and control where you get that food. But once you start traveling the food available to you becomes much more limited, mostly to vending machine gummi bears and chips.
Watch this how to video to use a breathing theme with your stretches. Improve your flexibility and stronger mind body connection with yoga. This yoga breathing theme makes your stretches wonderfully fluid and helps you pace your breathing. It's a good strategy when flexibility is the goal.
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. This is a great video to help release all your tension and stress.
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 commute home).
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.
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.
Surya namaskara is a very common sequence in any yoga class. Surya namaskara is better known as a sun salutation. This instructional yoga-how to video demonstrates a sun salutation sequence that you can practice at home with a Virabhadrasana II or warrior two movement. Watch and follow along with the inhale and exhales that correlate to the various sun salutation movements. Proper breathing is an essential part of any yoga routine.
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, bow pose, reclining angle, crocodile pose, bridge, thunderbolt, half shoulder stand, rag doll, modified cobra pose and finally child's pose.
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.
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 ...
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.
Don't get chained to the wall when you want to come out of a headstand. It is time to let go. Watch this yoga how to video to learn how to practice headstands off the wall. Face your yoga headstand fears and learn to fall with grace. Never be stuck on the wall again after practicing headstands.
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core.
Despite common misconception, yoga is extremely intensive and a challenge for core stability and muscle stability, especially when you encounter poses like handstands. Not easily done by even the most experienced yoga experts, handstands are a true test of your yoga prowess and ability to say "ohm" with two feet up in the air, arms aching and trembling.
This instructional how-to video walks you through the step by step process of the dancing warrior yoga asana. An asana is a more common name for a yoga pose. Follow along and learn how to do the dancing warrior pose.
This video demonstrates the proper crow posture for yoga students. One of the pitfalls of this pose is a lack of stability, and your teacher shows you a few tips in placing your knees and arms to increase your balance.
In yoga how-to video we look at how to use a bolster (a prop) to allow the posture (asana) to be held for an extended period of time. Restorative yoga is designed to assist the sympathetic nervous system to relax and allow the parasympathetic nervous system to take over. Watch the video to learn the proper technique for doing a restorative forward fold in yoga.
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to increase our flexibility with yoga. First, sit on the ground with your right leg straight out. Inhale and bring your left ribs toward your right leg. While exhaling, lean down until your arm reaches or foot, or as far as you can comfortably go. It's not a big deal to reach your foot. This will stretch our the hamstrings and the back. Focus on inhaling and breathing into the ribs and relaxing into the stretch while exhaling. Don't worry about wher...
In this tutorial, Dina Priost shows us how to do variations of the squat. Begin in a standard squatting position, and deep breathe 3 times. Now, place your hands on the ground and crouch down, placing one leg off the floor one after the other. The knees should be placing the arms around where your elbows are. The next move will start with a squat, and place the right arm on the ground with the left raised in the air. Do this with both arms while deep breathing. Place arms on the floor again w...
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!