In this fitness video tutorial you will learn how to do the "shoulder stretch" on the yoga trapeze. Sit on the strap and lower back slowly while holding on to the straps. While doing this, wrap your feet around the straps and bring them together. Then get hold of the longest of the straps, rotate around, get your hands side by side so that the handles are in a straight line. Keep your head straight down and hang in this upside down position for about 50 seconds. Then try out a little variatio...
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.
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...
Don't think you can lose weight with yoga? Esther of Yogatic begs to differ. With these four videos you will learn exactly how to maximize your yoga routine for weight loss. Follow Esther as she shows you the best moves for your body, step by step.
Want to increase your height? Well watch this fitness instructional video and learn how through some simple yoga stretching exercises you will seem taller. Having the right posture is key to how tall or short you seem and you will learn all this by watching this yoga stretching instructional video. Seem taller and improve your posture by simply doing some easy yoga stretching a couple of days a week. So if you want to seem taller watch this instructional video.
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...
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.
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.
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 triangle, or trikonasana, 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.
The Crane pose is one of the easiest arm balance postures to perform. Place the hands on the mat in front of you. Bend the elbows out a little and place the inside of the knees or upper thighs on top of the triceps (the outer upper arms). Watch this how to video tutorial to see the bakasana or carne pose in action.
This quick how-to video yoga tutorial demonstrates how to do eka pada bakasana. Eka pada bakasana is more commonly known as a one legged crow pose. Watch and learn the basics of this ancient yoga posture.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Downward Dog is one of the most popular yoga poses, but it is often done wrong. In this fitness how to video, yoga instructor Deborah York teaches how to properly do the pose Downward Dog. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance and helps us in keeping balance in our lives. Watch this tutorial and you will learn how to gain strength and flexibility through yoga.
Learn how to tone your six pack and feel stronger in yourself with this yoga tutorial. Yoga is a great way to relax and get in shape. These poses increase core and abdominal strength. Watch this how to video and you'll be gaining strength with yoga in no time.
Learn a challenging way to do a headstand. This how to video demonstrates how move into a yoga headstand pose from a wide legged forward bend. If you have never done a hand stand this might not be the pose for your. Always make sure that you can keep your arms and shoulders open while keeping your core stable in this headstand pose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wood chopper yoga pose is great for loosening your spine and hamstrings. Watch this how to video and learn to develop lower back strength and flexibility. The wood chopper also helps to develop your breathing muscles.
Tara Stiles and Desiree Dymond run through the basics of partner yoga that will undoubtedly relieve stress.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a yoga detox sequence of postures for rebalancing yourself and removing toxins form your body.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a whole body strength and detox yoga sequence for cleansing and energizing your body.
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.
What to think about when practicing a supported headstand, Sirshasana, in Ashtanga Yoga with Catarina Lacayo.
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.
Perfecting the right headstand pose in yoga can be a complicated process. You need to be sure that you are practicing the right procedures before you accomplish the headstand so that you do not hurt yourself and so that you can hold the yoga pose for the full duration. This segment will help guide you into it safely.
If you are looking for a low impact exercise with tremendous benefits, consider exploring yoga. This pose, called Janu Sirasanasa, or Head to Knee pose, will stretch and strengthen your back, legs, core and internal organs. Practicing yoga can also bring calm and clarity to the mind.
Wheel pose, also known as Chakrasana is one the most famous poses in yoga. It is well known because it delivers many benefits, ranging from improved strength and flexibility of the back, legs and arms to relief of hormonal imbalances.
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.
If you are interested in rejuvenating your tired legs, relieving your varicose veins, or simply finding the right pose for meditation, watch this video and learn how to sit in the Swastikasana, or Ausipicious Pose. This pose will strengthen your legs and increase flexibility.
Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to use yoga to improve your balance! This video shows you the proper way to do leg extensions, which will also help strengthen your body core in addition to helping you with your balance.
This quick video by Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to correctly assume the Eagle pose, a pose that not only helps improve your balance but will also help to demonstrate the importance of proper breathing when you're practicing yoga.
In this video, expert yoga teacher Kay Bray shows you how to correctly assume what's called a dancer's pose when practicing yoga. This pose will not only help improve your balance, it will also help focus, strengthen and extend your body.