Hot Yoga How-Tos

How To: Practice the backpack yoga pose with a partner

Who says yoga is done on an individual basis, try this yoga pose with a partner. Watch this how to video and learn how to do a backpack pose. The backpack pose is a great way to stretch your back and lower body. This is a fun thing to do with a friend to stretch out your spine and hamstrings. Practice the backpack yoga pose with a partner.

How To: Chill out using yoga with Tara Stiles

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!

How To: Do asanas in Kundalini yoga

Use yoga Asanas to awaken your Kundalini Energy in this video clip about yoga poses and moves. Take action: use same posture as Kundalini yoga, hold pose three to 11 minutes, and expect a challenge. 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. Cindy traine...

How To: Increase your lung capacity with full yogic breath

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...

How To: Do a Yoga Twist to Release the Lower Back

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...

How To: Stay awake at work using yoga exercises

To use yoga exercises to wake up and stay awake at work, begin by doing breathing stretches: i.e. cow to cat stretches. Inhale, expanding your chest out for the cow stretch, and exhale concaving your chest into the cat stretch. Next, do side stretches from left to right. Repeat these. Next, add 4 punches: left jab, right jab, undercut, and undercut. Extend your arms fully. Repeat all of the steps together.

How To: Do a head stand without snapping your neck

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a headstand. Begin by going on the knees. Then put your hands down in a crawling position. The hands should be shaped together as a triangle. Now put the head on the floor and push up with the toes. Once up, make your body as straight as possible. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to headstand for things such as: break dancing, yoga or gymnastics.

How To: Practice an exercise for a yoga jump back

Yoga can be challenging, but with a lot of practice and concentration you can learn to master certain moves and poses. This yoga how to video shows you an exercise that will help you with yoga push backs. This movement will help you work on rolling up your knees into your chest for an easier push back transition.

How To: Increase shoulder & upper back flexibility with yoga

In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve your upper back and shoulder mobility. 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 yoga resting crocodile pose

In order to do the resting crocodile pose, you will need to lie on your stomach. Separate your legs. Space your legs greater than hip distance apart. Your toes should be pointed. Cross your arms. Your arms and chest should form a triangle with the floor as the base. Rest your head on your hands and breathe deeply. As you inhale this will work your lower abdominal muscles, while it sends more oxygen to the cells of your body. This pose is a recommended pose for anyone who is rehabbing muscle o...

How To: Do the firefly yoga pose

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...

How To: Practice the yin yoga butterfly pose

Learn a few yin yoga poses from a professional. Watch this Yoga How-to video to learn how to do the butterfly pose. This popular pose is also known as the baddha konasana. Open up your hip muscles and lengthen your back with yin yoga by practicing the butterfly pose.

How To: Raise your metablism with yoga power poses

In this video, we learn how to raise your metabolism with yoga power poses. The style and level that you do while doing yoga poses can help you burn a lot of calories and sweat. You will work the larger muscles of your body, which will speed up your metabolism and help you burn calories all day long. You can start off with a downward facing dog position, then raising your back foot into the air and bringing it into the chest, switching between each leg. Doing these different yoga exercises ca...

How To: Get rid of shin splints with Tara Stiles

Do you keep pull a muscle? Or suffering from pesky shin splints? In this video, the beautiful and talented yoga expert and instructor Tara Stiles teaching you what you can do and how to get rid of shin splints. With proper breathing and some simply yoga moves anyone can perform you'll learn how to avoid these painful shin splints.

How To: Use Kundalini yoga mantras

Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening the energy that is found in the base of the spine. Learn how to use mantras for Kundalini yoga in this Kundalini video clip about yoga poses and postures. Take action: mantra is a repetition of words and chant mantras to find higher level of consciousness. 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 teac...

How To: Do Kundalini yoga

Kundalini yoga poses are combined with specific breathing exercises that decrease tension in the lower body. Learn how to do Kundalini yoga in this Kundalini video lesson. Take Action: practice in morning, wear white, chant, do warming exercises, open chakras and do cool down exercises. 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 a...

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: Do the dancing dog yoga pose

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...

How To: Do the splits with Tara Stiles

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 ...

How To: Do yoga exercises that help you lose belly fat

In this video from modernmom Cindy Mastry shows how to lose belly fat using yoga. Bring your right knee to your chest, holding it with your hands. Flex both feet, and as you inhale lift left foot off the ground and press it out towards the heel. Hold it here using your belly strength. As you exhale, send energy out the crown of head and out the foot. As you inhale next slowly bring the leg up to the sky and as you exhale lower the leg back down, pushing the energy out hovering the leg off the...

How To: Practice a yoga trikonasana sun salutation sequence

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.

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 warrior II yoga pose

The Warrior II pose is a popular standing yoga posture used in many forms of yoga, including hatha, ashtanga, Iyengar, and Bikram. Learn elements of the popular warrior II yoga pose in this free yoga video lesson series.

How To: Transition from cactus arms to cigarette girl in yoga

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.

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