Ready to stretch out and relax? Yoga will help you out. Yoga's been known to help with flexibility and health. This is a perfect exercise to start out with. Watch this video to learn how to do a basic shoulder stand.
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 ...
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...
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.
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga deep hip and groin stretch. Begin in a wide straddle position with your knees slightly bent and your feet turned out. Now, bend over the right knee and stretch out your left leg, keeping it extended and active. Breathe for several seconds while in this position. You can put your hands in a prayer position here if you are comfortable. Once finished, go over to the other side of the body and continue to deep breathe. You can add this into yo...
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. ...
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.
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.
Please don't try this complex yoga move at home unless you are a mid to advanced level yoga practitioner. Yoga is all about flow and one movement melding into another seamlessly, and in this tutorial you'll learn how to do a headstand (with your elbows resting on the floor) from a split pose, then relaxing into a meditation pose.
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...
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to do a yoga bind shoulder stretch. Binds are when the hands are clasped together in any pose while you are doing yoga. Start in a side angle pose and take your top arm and place it behind your back while grabbing the other hand. If you have a lower side angle pose you can use a strap to help you stretch out, but not hold the other hand just yet. This is a great way for beginners to learn how to bind. You can also reach your hands under your thigh i...
We all know that at thend of a looooonng workday, there's nothing better than faceplanting your bed and blocking it all out until it starts all over again tomorrow.
If you're planning to become a veteran yogini, you'd better start practicing and loving the up dog pose now, because you'll be spending the greater part of your yoga flow doing up dogs and down dogs.
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...
In this video Tara Stiles gives an introduction to basic meditation. Meditation can be done while doing the physical yoga poses, or really any time when you have a few moments. Even while you are in line at the grocery store you can practice simple meditation by bringing your attention to your breath. Observe your thoughts and focus on breathing in and out. The intent is to bring yourself back to yourself. Tara leads a guided meditation which begins by encouraging the listener to find a comfo...
This video details how to do easy yoga poses for beginners. To start out, assume 'mountain pose' which involves placing the feet at about a hip width distance apart. After the feet are placed, lengthen up through the spine and roll the shoulders back while also tucking the chin slightly back. Arms are then raised upward while inhaling, and lowered while exhaling and in the same exhale lift out of the hips, hinge, then enter a forward bend. Note, it is acceptable to bend the knees in this proc...
Want to increase your height? Well watch this fitness instructional video and learn how through some simple yoga stretching exercises you will seem taller. Having the right posture is key to how tall or short you seem and you will learn all this by watching this yoga stretching instructional video. Seem taller and improve your posture by simply doing some easy yoga stretching a couple of days a week. So if you want to seem taller watch this instructional video.
The Plank Pose strengthens the arms and spine and prepares you for advanced yoga poses. Learn how to do the Plank Pose in this yoga video. To do the Plank Pose you should come into Table Top position, lift knees in Plank Position, and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able to incorporate the plank pose into your yoga routine.
Stretch hips, ankles, shoulders, and chest with the Cow Face Pose. Learn how to do the Cow Face Pose in this yoga video clip. To practice Cow Face pose you should sit with knees together & legs crossed, reach one hand over back, reach other hand around side, and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able to practice the Cow Face pose at home.
Improve balance and strengthen legs with the Eagle Pose. Learn how to do the Eagle Pose in this video clip about yoga positions and moves. To do the Eagle pose you should stand up straight on one foot, bring right knee over left, extend & cross arms, place palms together, and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able to practice the Eagle yoga pose at home.
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.
Stretching the spine will help align back muscles. Learn how to stretch the spine in Hatha yoga with this video clip. Take action: begin in Table Pose, extend one leg back, lift opposite arm and reach, and exhale and stretch. 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 T...
Yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and increase flexibility. This how to video teaches a yoga pose for arm balance, Visvamitrasana. Yoga instructor Christine Navarro demonstrates the Visvamitrasana and provides instruction on how to get into the yoga 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.
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.
Astavakrasana is a pose that strengthens the arms and the spines ability to rotate. The name literally refers to the eight angles created in your body by this pose. Watch this yoga how to video tutorial to learn the basics of moving your body into astavakrasana pose.
This quick how-to video yoga tutorial demonstrates how to do eka pada bakasana. Eka pada bakasana is more commonly known as a one legged crow pose. Watch and learn the basics of this ancient yoga posture.
A healthy back is the key to a healthy body. Yoga backbends stimulates the spine and spinal nerves, relaxes the lower back and strengthens the legs. Deborah York guides the more experienced yoga viewer in a healthy backbend routine, which stretches and tones the abdominal region, stimulates the spine nervous system and helps to release tension in the lower back. Watch this video yoga tutorial and learn how to do a back bend routine to keep yourself healthy.
Forearm stands are one of the toughest poses to do since it requires both strength and balance. When you lean you belly on an exercise ball, it supports your weight so you can get the feeling of what it's like to be balancing on your forearms. Watch this yoga how to video tutorial to learn how to use a medicine ball to help you perfect the forearm stand. Use a medicine ball for a yoga forearm stand.
Vinyasas are the movements that link poses together to create a fluid dance. This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to get from a standing position to one where you're lying down on your belly. Watch and follow along to practice moving from a standing yoga pose to a cobra pose. Move from standing to lying down yoga poses.
Beginners yoga offers supine yoga poses that can be fit into a sequence for restorative or fitness goals. Learn supine yoga poses from a certified instructor in this free yoga video series.
The sun moon stroke in yoga massage helps the body relax after an active work out. Learn how to administer the sun moon stroke with tips from a yoga expert in this free yoga video Do the sun moon stroke yoga massage - Part 1 of 7.
Learn yoga positions and exercises to relieve stress and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome in this free alternative medicine video from our expert yoga instructor.
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.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has restorative yoga poses that will help you chill out. Watch and learn how to relax your body with seated forward bends.
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)
Don't get chained to the wall when you want to come out of a headstand. It is time to let go. Watch this yoga how to video to learn how to practice headstands off the wall. Face your yoga headstand fears and learn to fall with grace. Never be stuck on the wall again after practicing headstands.
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 movements that will help you improve your posture and poses in yoga. In this yoga how-to video Kira Ryders plays with Cactus Arm Action. This yoga Cactus Arm Action helps you find the alignment of the shoulders for upward facing bow pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) while standing up. This movement also helps bring awareness to the support needed for back bending and inversions in yoga.
In this yoga how-to video we explore an easy restorative supported spinal twist. Restorative yoga is designed to offer support and stability to the nervous system to encourage ease and relaxation. Twisting assists in digestion and increase in intuition. Watch and learn how to relax with this restorative spinal twist.