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.
Sadie demonstrates one of her favorite yoga poses, the one that looks the most ridiculous - the Lion Pose. The Lion Pose is a fierce posture that relieves tension from your neck, jaw, face and entire body. It is very simple to do and can be done anytime or anywhere you need to release excess tension. To do the Lion Pose, inhale deeply all the way down to your belly; on the exhale, stick your tongue way out and roar like a lion. You can do it quietly or more powerfully, whatever you feel you n...
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.
Barely able to lift your head off your bed to do exercise? No problem, the exercise can come to you!
Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Shifting your weight to one leg, bend your knee while slightly lifting your other leg off the ground.
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.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches a basic core strength sequence for beginning yoga practitioners who want to strengthen their core.
What's a yoga master do when she gets pregnant and has a baby? Teach it yoga, of course. This brings a whole new meaning to beautiful bouncing baby.
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 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.
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.
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.
The sirsha angushtha yogasana sounds pretty simple - it's a bending forward pose - but it's actually among the more intermediate yoga poses you can try. In a sort of lunge position, you clasp your arms behind you and bend forward as much as you can, until your head hits the floor if possible.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. Yoga is even for those couch potatoes. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga poses you can do on your couch. Watch and learn how to sitting poses and twists that will help you relax.
Are you familiar with the sun salutation? If so, then you can amp up your body toning and calorie burning power by completing this series of "ninja" salutations with Sadie Nardini.
Yoga can be challenging, but with a lot of practice and concentration you can learn to master certain moves and poses. This beginners level yoga how to video shows you how to work your way into a push back from a standing yoga pose. Start from a forward bend, relax you hands, bend your knees, and walk you feet back.
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.
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 ...
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.
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...
Done correctly, this meditation pose allows you to sit without thinking about your body for as long as you like—or at least until you start to smell dinner in the air.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do reverse yoga poses to open up the shoulders with Dina Prioste. You will want to start off in a reverse table top position, which will give your shoulders a nice deep stretch. To come into this position, sit with your knees bent and take your hands behind you, so your fingers point towards your feet. Now, inhale and lift your hips up and keep pressing your feet into the floor. Keep your chin touching to your chest. A regular tabletop position just includes ...
Increase flexibility with the Bharadvaja's yoga twist. Learn how to do the Bharadvaja's yoga pose in this yoga video lesson. To do the Bharadvaja's Twist you will sit with both feet to one side, place right foot on left instep, and twist away from knees. With this how to video you will be able to practice the Bharadvaja's Twist yoga pose.
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.
Sadie Nardini teaches you to get further into your binds and faster.
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.
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.
The shakti principle of yoga is that of movement and dynamism. When applied to actual yoga practice, this moves movement in a pose and out of a pose. Meanwhile, the shiva principle is that of stability and static nature. Both are very important to any yoga practice and can help strengthen your body.
Tara Stiles teaches us how to reduce anxiety using yoga in this video. You can do this any time of the day, and it will help you relax and have some time for yourself. Start by sitting up against a flat surface, and rest your hands on your knees. Close your eyes for a few minutes, following your breath. The thoughts will still happen in your head, but try to focus on your breathe as much as you can. After you do this, take your body to the side and bring your arm around your head while lookin...
In this free two-part video yoga lesson from Manhattan yogi Sadie Nardini, you'll learn a creative, heart-healthy and body-transforming flow with Crow, Pigeon, Bridge, Wheel and Handstand preparation hops all in one! With Sadie Nardini, founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga.
When you think detox, you probably imagine lithe, bony starlets sipping on vegetable juice or lemon water with cayenne pepper. While removing junk from your diet is a common form of detox, you can also remove toxins and cleanse your body by doing exercise.
Stretch the shoulders and spine with the Plow Pose. Learn how to do the Plow Pose in this yoga video. To do the Plow pose you should lie on back, lift feet & legs into air overhead, touch toes to floor above head, and breathe properly. With this how to video you should be able to practice the plow yoga pose at home.
Improve your yoga routines my strengthening your upper back. In this yoga how-to video Esther shows you an exercise you can do to mobilize your upper back. Open your chest and improve your posture with this yoga routine.
Eating well at home is actually rather easy if you pre-plan what you're going to eat, prepare your own food, and control where you get that food. But once you start traveling the food available to you becomes much more limited, mostly to vending machine gummi bears and chips.
Most people don't commit to an exercise program because it seems too strenuous to do either before work (which means in the wee hours of the morning) or after work (when you've had a dull pain gnawing at the back of your head the entire day and had a shitty day at work and commute home).
This vinyasa yoga move is quite possibly the simplist yoga move out there, but that doesn't mean it isn't effective. In fact, the belly roll is one of the most effective exercises you can do to reduce stress, relieve menstrual cramps, get rid of insomnia, or just recover from a long and grueling workday glued to your chair.
This video shows you how to do Hindu push-ups which have been used by wrestlers and martial artists for many centuries. It works all major muscle groups at the same time. You begin with the mountain pose, also known to yoga fans as the downward dog, with your hands and feet spread out. You go down by bending your elbows, until your body is on the ground. Then go into cobra pose, and as you push up into this pose you should inhale. Then push exhale as you push back to the starting position. Ke...
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, 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...