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.
How to do a headstand or topsy-turvy posture in hatha yoga. This posture is used to observe celibacy and preserve energy and vitality.
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to relieve built-up neck and shoulder tension. 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.
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.
This video is a demonstration by B.K.S. Iyengar on different inhaling and exhaling techniques. An exposition of why breath is king of the mind is followed by a demonstration of the sound of a proper inhalation and exhalation.
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.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
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 yoga bow pose, as our host suggests, is great for soccer athletes. After a long game stretch out those sore upper leg muscles with a this yoga pose. Watch this how to video and learn how to do the bow pose in yoga.
Sadie teaches us how to double down breath to stop smoking, de-stress, and detox. A great place to go is to your bathroom, people won't bother you for at least five minutes while you're in here, allowing you to calm down. This will help bring yourself back to center and cleanse your mind, calming down your brain waves. Start by breathing in for four counts through the notes, allowing the ribs to flair wide. Hold this for a moment, then exhale on eight counts from your mouth. Squeeze the belly...
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...
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.
We all know that we should exercise daily, but few of us have the time or energy to commit to a consistent exercise routine. If your schedule barely gives you enough time to breathe, try this video's easy yoga-based exercise, which takes less than ten minutes to complete.
The Lion yoga pose certainly looks funny and you may get a few chuckles if you do this in front of people, but it has amazing benefits for you entire face. Consisting of you sticking your tongue out while exhaling with a hissing sound, the Lion pose helps strengthen your jaw muscles and is a great way to relieve stress. Your face, mouth, and throat will also feel totally rejuvenated afterwards.
The Dancing Dog Pose starts as the popular Downward Dog Pose. Learn a new yoga pose in this video yoga lesson. Take action: start in Downward Dog, extend leg and open hip, allow foot to fall, and lengthen the spine. Cindy Mastry, the instructor of 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 a...
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.
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.
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.
The yoga cactus arm movement helps establish stability underneath the shoulders and upper arm area for inversions and back bends. This yoga how-to video demonstrates how to use the cactus arm movement to transition into cigarette girl action. Cigarette girl action is a name that Kira Ryder, our yoga host, has assigned to a movement she uses in her yoga classes. Watch and learn how to transition from cactus arms into cigarette girl movements in yoga.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to do a yoga headstand for total beginners.
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.
In this online Yoga video series, learn advanced Yoga poses from certified yoga instructor Leta Koontz. Leta will demonstrate and teach advanced yoga backbending poses and positions to prepare you for the foot to head pose.
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.
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.
If tension is bothering you, take some time to relax and let the stress melt away by practicing the Reversed Corpse pose, or Adavasana. This simple exercise can help you relax your body and mind, by focusing on your breathing you will find relief from stress and tension.
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.
Yoga has been found to provide a wealth of benefits to those who practice it. This video shows you how to assume one of the poses in yoga, the crow pose. Using this pose will help improve your balance, especially as this pose makes use of your arms.
Practicing yoga has many known health benefits, and this video shows you how to master what is called the Warrior 3 pose. This pose teaches you how to engage all your body's muscles for the purposes of improving your balance.