Core strength is often associated with the practice of pilates, but having a strong midsection is just as important in pilates' sister practice, yoga. With all the flow between down dogs and vinyasas, it's important to keep your body steady and your core engaged.
Janu Sirshasana & Paschimotanasana are the second set of poses in a Hatha Yoga exercise series that is based on the organization of the chakras. This series of poses, harmonizes the second chakra. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to practice janu sirshasana and paschimotanasana poses.
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.
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 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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to get stronger and learn to hover your jump forward (Matrix style) with two practices for any level yoga practitioner.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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."
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...
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core.
Doing a low back relief exercise can make your body feel more relaxed, and stretch out your muscles. First, lay down on your back with your arms at a T, and cross your right leg over your left. Deep inhale and when you exhale, let your knees drop to your right. As you are doing this, turn your left pinky finger to the wall behind you. When you inhale, go back to your regular position. The left shoulder should stay down and the outer edge of the left foot should go up to the ceiling. Keep repe...
Partner Yoga is a unique physical and spiritual practice which combines powerful techniques and exercises from yoga. Partner yoga uses poses (asanas) to focus the mind and increase strength, stamina and flexibility. The poses are combined with breathing techniques (prananyams)
Tara Stiles and Desiree Dymond run through the basics of partner yoga that will undoubtedly relieve stress.
This how to video gives helpful tips on how to manage the downward dog. Downward dog can be a challenging yoga position, but with the tips of this video you will be able to master it in no time. This yoga pose is great for stretching your arms and back.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
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).
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 ...
When we think of yoga, the image of a lanky hippie toting a sticky mat in one hand and POM juice in the other usually comes to mind. But in reality, everyone can do yoga and a sticky mat is not always required.
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.
You know those New Age-y yoga folks who look like human pretzels? As flexible as those contortionist veterans are, they had to start somewhere. And for most yogis, it starts with the downward dog.
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.
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga boat pose with a twist for power. First, begin in a boat pose raising your legs up and facing forward. Interlace your hands together and inhale. Exhale and twist to the left and right side while pushing your legs forward and back. Next, place your hands on the floor and fall into a reverse tabletop position. Inhale and exhale several times in this position, then return to the boat twists and do quicker for twelve times each side. Rememb...
Chill out with Tara Stiles especially your upper back and shoulder tension. This is a four part yoga based routine specifically designed to chill you out. Use these instructions to help develop a healthy, relaxed, lifestyle and a better you. Take long, deep breaths and enjoy!
Stretch the shoulders and spine with the Plow Pose. Learn how to do the Plow Pose in this yoga video. To do the Plow pose you should lie on back, lift feet & legs into air overhead, touch toes to floor above head, and breathe properly. With this how to video you should be able to practice the plow yoga pose at home.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the "hangman for shoulders" exercise using the yoga trapeze. Begin by lying on your stomach with a mat underneath your stomach. With both hands, hold onto the handles of the trapeze and drop your head down. Slightly use some strength to hold on, but try to use little as possible. Slightly bend the arms and keep the body soft as possible while in the hanging position. If you feel comfortable, wiggle your body for a deeper stretch. This video will...
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.
Ardha-Ushtrasana, or Half Camel Pose, is a Yoga pose designed to help strengthen your neck, back, pelvis and abdominal muscles while also helping you to relax. It's great for relieving back ache, rounded back, and drooping shoulders. In this video you will get a quick tutorial on how to perform the pose.
Vinyasa yoga, also known as power yoga, is a strength-building form of yoga that alternates between traditional yoga poses quickly so that yoga becomes a moderate intensity cardio workout as well.
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve the rotational mobility of 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.
Whether you like 'em or not, down dogs are like the bread and butter of any yoga practice, from vinyasa to ashtanga. Which is why it is so important to do them correctly (gut pulled in, looking at your hamstrings). It is also crucial to flow into the down dog with ease.
Yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and increase flexibility. This how to video teaches a yoga pose for arm balance, Visvamitrasana. Yoga instructor Christine Navarro demonstrates the Visvamitrasana and provides instruction on how to get into the yoga posture.
Yoga offers great exercises that help stretch your entire body. One particular pose that is especially helpful for stretching your back is the camel pose. If it is too extreme for your back try using a medicine ball. This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to use an exercise ball to stretch your back with this extreme version of a yoga camel pose. Practice the yoga camel pose on a medicine ball.
Yoga is a meditative practice that can be utilized at home or even in the work place. Learn a few healthy stretches you can perform while at the office from a yoga instructor in this free video series.
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.
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.
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.