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How To: Stretch hamstrings, quads and feet with a yoga pose

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...

How To: Do advanced arm balance yoga poses

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...

How To: Do a downward-facing dog pose yoga exercise variation

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.

How To: Do a surya namaskara with proper breathing

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.

How To: Do the scissors yoga pose

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.

How To: Practice the yoga camel pose on a medicine ball

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.

How To: Practice a vinyasa sequence for yin yoga

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.

How To: Do the pelvic rock yoga pose

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.

How To: Do a yoga grasshopper and peacock pose

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...

How To: Do a flying whale yoga pose with a partner

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)

How To: Do yoga seated backbend poses

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.

How To: Do a yoga L shape handstand

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...

How To: Practice the Half Frog yoga pose

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.

How To: Warm up and workout the core with yoga abdominal lifts

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.

How To: Do a yoga camel pose and rabbit pose

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...

How To: Do a yoga handstand with variations for beginners

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. ...