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.
Improve balance, concentration and arm strength with the Crane Pose. Learn how to do the Crane Pose in this yoga video clip. To practice the Crane pose you should come into squat, frog-like position, lift tailbone toward sky, balance knees on arms and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able to practice the Crane pose at home.
To use yoga exercises to wake up and stay awake at work, begin by doing breathing stretches: i.e. cow to cat stretches. Inhale, expanding your chest out for the cow stretch, and exhale concaving your chest into the cat stretch. Next, do side stretches from left to right. Repeat these. Next, add 4 punches: left jab, right jab, undercut, and undercut. Extend your arms fully. Repeat all of the steps together.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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. Watch as it also shows you the proper breathing sequence to do during the sun salutation.
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.
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 be able to practice Jnana yoga.
Learn a few yoga movements that will help you improve your posture and poses in yoga. In this yoga how-to video Kira Ryders plays with Cactus Arm Action. This yoga Cactus Arm Action helps you find the alignment of the shoulders for upward facing bow pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) while standing up. This movement also helps bring awareness to the support needed for back bending and inversions in yoga.
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga downward dog pose with pushup variations. Start off in a plank pose with your hands directly underneath your shoulders, then into the downward dog position. Inhale as you go into plank and exhale as you go into the downward dog position. Keep your elbows in line with your shoulders and don't lower your elbows more than 90 degrees. The next variation of this is to put your hands shoulder width apart in downward facing down and push up and d...
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
With this free two-part video yoga lesson from Manhattan yogi extraordinaire Sadie Nardini, you'll learn how to get into a simple crow pose while minimizing fear and maximizing success. The key, it seems, is to focus on your foundation and then squeeze into your core.
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...
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.
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.
Sun salutation are one of the most basic forms of yoga. This fitness how to video demonstrates the proper way to a sun salutation with breathing. Proper breathing during yoga poses is crucial in maintaining form and strength. Watch and learn how to inhale and exhale while doing sun salutations.
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 ...
Do one or all three of these lower back strengthening exercises to help you blossom into a yoga peacock pose.
People who have never done yoga before often mistakingly think that yoga is simply stretching, and that there's only one kind of yoga. But yoga is so much more than making your body all Gumby-like. There are many different disciplines of yoga, each designed with a different goal in mind (vinyasa, or power yoga, is about working up a sweat through fast yoga flow, while hatha yoga is about meditation).
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga l-shaped hand stand. Come into a long plank pose and lift your hips up to come into downward dog. Work on getting your back nice and long in this position. Next, sit away from the wall with your feet flat up against the wall. From here, take your hands and flip over into a tabletop position. Now, lift your hips up and come into a short downward dog with your heels against the wall. Now take both feet to the wall to come into the l-shape. R...
Get those small shirts out of storage after toning your upper body with this exercise! Practice the dolphin dive yoga pose to strengthen your arms, shoulders, back and abdominals.
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.
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.
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.
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 to feel the movement of the body as you practice this. Inhale into the abdomen and feel it expand into the rib cage. Keep inhaling into the chest and collar bone. Exhale from the chest only and contract the rib cage. Last...
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.
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.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you to get further into your binds and faster.
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. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses to relieve lower back pain. Watch and learn how a few bends and twists can help get rid of nagging back pain.
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga grasshopper and peacock pose. First, get into a grasshopper pose with your elbows close together. Place your chin on the floor and pick your knees up into the air. Remember to focus on breathing while you are doing this, because it will be challenging. This is a really deep shoulder opener, so it will be difficult if you have no tried it before. Make sure you stretch out well before you do this, or you run the risk of pulling a muscle. You...
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.
Karma yoga refers to the universal principle of cause and effect. Learn how to practice Karma yoga in this video lesson. In karma yoga you should prioritize service & action, let go of ego & materialism and stress selfless service to others. With this how to video you will be able to practice karma yoga.
Siddhasana is the first set of poses in a Hatha Yoga exercise series that is based on the organization of the chakras. Siddha-asana, or the master's pose, harmonizes the first chakra. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice siddhasana.
The sun moon stroke in yoga massage helps the body relax after an active work out. Learn how to administer the sun moon stroke with tips from a yoga expert in this free yoga video Do the sun moon stroke yoga massage - Part 1 of 7.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses to help you firm your butt. Watch and learn how a few lunges and beds can help strengthen your gluteus maximus.
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 Ryder.