Tips for yoga head stands! Learn how to do the dolphin pose for yoga headstand. Our yoga instructor shows you these traditional poses and stretches. Do a dolphin pose for a yoga headstand - Part 1 of 12.
Sadie Nardini shows you how to transform the basic sun salutation yoga exercise into a core-targeting exercise that burns calories.
In order to stretch your quads and feet through yoga poses, begin by sitting on the floor with your right leg in front of you. Your left leg should be folded back behind you. Your foot should be just outside your hip. Your foot should be pointed behind you. You can use props to help you. Pillows or folded blankets can help. Lean forward over your forward leg. If you have difficulty reaching your foot, you can use a stretch to help you. Remember to exhale, as you lean into a stretch and inhale...
In these instructional videos, you will get a basic introduction to yoga. Expert yoga instructor Leta Koontz demonstrates several arm balance poses that you can do at home. You will see demonstrations of the basic pro poses and more advanced poses, like the extended side pro pose, the hooked foot pose, and the advanced flying insect pose. These poses make an excellent yoga workout, and are great for building flexibility. Watch these videos and try these poses to reduce stress, increase your f...
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn a popular variant on the downward-facing dog pose exercise. 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.
Yoga consists of a variety of intermediate to advanced stretches, but it is unknown to many that you must stretch before yoga to prevent injury. Practice a shoulder opener by watching this video.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has a few inversion poses that will brighten up your mood. Watch and learn how how easy it is to invert your body with headstands, handstand, and forearm stand.
Learn how to stretch out your hamstrings with a great yoga routine in this tutorial. Gain enough flexibility to do the splits. With the steps in the how to video you will be able to limber up your hamstrings with yoga.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a core yoga power flow for beginners for a holistic whole body workout.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
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.
People who have never done yoga before think of it as a kind of phony exercise for crunchy granola hippie types where all you do is sit on your butt in the lotus pose and say "Ohm."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pelvic Rocking exercise is a great pose for overcoming stiffness and drowsiness in the morning. Learn how to do the Pelvic Rocking Pose in this yoga video. First lie on your back, place heels under knees, inhale & exhale, rocking pelvis. With this how to video you will be able to do the pelvic rock yoga pose.
Sadie Nardini teaches an arm balance sequence for any level to help you learn the foundation of all arm balances and then an advanced series of poses that branch off of the root.
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 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...
This fitness how-to video demonstrates proper breathing technique for breath of fire. Breath of fire is use for yoga practices. Learn all about breath of fire and its effect on the circulatory and respiratory system.
This instructional yoga how to video demonstrates how to do an advanced yoga sun salutation called sundance of koundinyasana.
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)
In this how-to video sequence Kira Ryder plays with the simple action of turning the head and neck more effectively and with greater awareness. Strengthen and ease the neck with simple neck turning exercise from yoga.
Learn a few yoga poses from a professional. Watch this Yoga How-to video to learn how to do the double pigeon pose. This popular pose is also known as the firelog or yin box pose. Open up your hip muscles with yin yoga by practicing the double pigeon pose.
Richard Freeman shows how to do various seat backbend poses. Among these are the noose pose, heron pose, side bow pose and camel pose. As the yoga poses are being done, a narrator explains how to do them. Geared for an intermediate level.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
Abdominal lifts give a great core workout while developing breathing muscles in your abdomen. They tone your abdominals, strengthen your lower back, and boost your metabolism. They're a great way to start any workout. Some dieters use them to help them loose weight. Watch this this how to video to learn how to properly incorporate abdominal lifts into your yoga routines.
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.
This video shows you a few stretches you can use that focus on your abdominal muscles. These practices will also help strengthen this area of your body. Make sure that you are breathing properly while performing these exercises, and be aware of where your feet are!
Unfortunately, thunder thighs won't just get rid of themselves. And women tend to accumulate fat in the lower body regions, including the belly, hips, and thighs (mostly for childbirth reasons), which makes losing flab in the thigh region even more challenging.
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...
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. ...