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.
A yoga sun salutation is a series of flowing yoga poses often used to warm up for a yoga routine. Learn how to do yoga sun salutations with tips from a yoga instructor in this free yoga lesson video series.
In order to do the resting crocodile pose, you will need to lie on your stomach. Separate your legs. Space your legs greater than hip distance apart. Your toes should be pointed. Cross your arms. Your arms and chest should form a triangle with the floor as the base. Rest your head on your hands and breathe deeply. As you inhale this will work your lower abdominal muscles, while it sends more oxygen to the cells of your body. This pose is a recommended pose for anyone who is rehabbing muscle o...
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.
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.
This fitness how to video demonstrates beginners level cobra poses. Standing poses along with cobra poses are great for opening the muscles in the lower body. Boost your energy level in the morning with a sun salutation that incorporates the cobra pose.
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).
Do one or all three of these lower back strengthening exercises to help you blossom into a yoga peacock pose.
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.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. This yoga how to video shows you how to do a handstand on the wall and move your way away from it. Cultivate your center and your core to build up strength to do a handstand split at the wall.
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.
In this video, Rodney Yee shows us how to do the half-fish pose. This yoga pose primarily aids in digestion. It is also a common hamstring stretch done in most sports, with no yoga connection.
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga bind shoulder stretch. Binds are when the hands are clasped together in any pose while you are doing yoga. Start in a side angle pose and take your top arm and place it behind your back while grabbing the other hand. If you have a lower side angle pose you can use a strap to help you stretch out, but not hold the other hand just yet. This is a great way for beginners to learn how to bind. You can also reach your hands under your thigh i...
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve your lumbar spine 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 accidental injury. For more information, and to get started using this yoga exercise yourself, watch this handy home-fitness how-to.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Parsva bakasana is more commonly known as crane pose. This posture requires good upper body strength. There is a way to get into the pose by placing the elbow into the sides of the ribs. The lower arms bones (ulna and radius) act as supporting beams and the yoga pose side crane needs less arm strength. Watch this how to video tutorial to learn the basics of moving into side crane.
In this yoga how-to video we explore a sequence from child's pose to half dog into eye of the needle shoulder stretch and twist. This yoga posture allows you to get into the spine in different spot as well as get a nice front chest stretch and shoulder opener. Watch the video and learn how to open your shoulders with this easy yoga back twist.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a multi-variation yoga handstand for stengthening your core.
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.
Yoga exercises are great for building muscle, increasing flexibility and losing weight. Learn a variety of yoga exercises for losing weight from a professional yoga instructor in this free fitness video series.
Dina invites you to explore your wild side with the yoga crow pose. She demonstrates crow pose for beginners and for those a little more advanced. Strengthen your upper body and your core.
No need to use a pillow for this fun variation of an earlier arm balance. Watch this video to practice the challenging yoga side crow pose.
Do you keep pull a muscle? Or suffering from pesky shin splints? In this video, the beautiful and talented yoga expert and instructor Tara Stiles teaching you what you can do and how to get rid of shin splints. With proper breathing and some simply yoga moves anyone can perform you'll learn how to avoid these painful shin splints.
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.
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 ...
Sarvangasana, Halasana & Sarvasana are the third set of poses in a Hatha Yoga exercise series that is based on the organization of the chakras. These poses harominzes the third chakra. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice sarvangasana, halasana & sarvasana poses.
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.
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.
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.
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do deep handstands. You will need a yoga strap and a wall to do this. Start off by getting on all fours and then gently raising your legs onto the wall one at a time. Raise one leg directly up from the wall and then raise the other to make an "L" shape with your legs. If you have trouble doing this, grab a yoga strap and secure it around your triceps. Now, face towards the wall and practice kicking up until your legs are raised against the wall. ...