In this tutorial, Jessica Cassity from Prevention Magazine guides us through how to do the downward-facing dog yoga position. This is a great anti-aging yoga move that also strengthens bones. This is a great move for anyone that is just beginning to do yoga. To get into position, get on all fours on a yoga mat on a flat and hard surface. Curl your toes under, and bend up pushing your head down and raising your stomach into the air. Firm your shoulder blades against your back and keep your hea...
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 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.
There is no real shortcut for opening up your hips when practicing yoga - you just have to find the technqiue that works best for you, and perfect it. This tutorial shows you a few different methods you can use to open up your hips.
This video shows you a few stretches you can use that focus on your abdominal muscles. These practices will also help strengthen this area of your body. Make sure that you are breathing properly while performing these exercises, and be aware of where your feet are!
When it comes to yoga, none other than Gumby himself should be your flexi hero. Unlike the rest of us, who suffer from stiff joints, lack of flexibility, and aches in our muscles, Gumby is like a human (or toy?) pretzel, able to contort his way out of any stressful situation.
The Golden Egg is perhaps more of a state of mind than a posture in yoga. The Golden Egg involves sustaining and concentrating your core strength, creating what Sadie Nardini calls an "abdominal balloon."
Stretching before and after a workout helps loosen muscles so rather than building bulk you're builidng lean legs and arms. Combine the benefits of stretching with balancing on one foot and you've got a nearly perfect exercise.
In this video, we learn how to get started using strala yoga with Tara Stiles. This type of yoga combines different poses to help you achieve better health. Start off in the plank position on a flat surface, keeping here for several minutes while breathing deep. Keep your belly lifted, lift through the top of your head to the rest of your body. Doing these exercises can keep you healthy and motivated to do workouts and eat healthy during the week and weekend. This will help you relax and feel...
In this video, we learn how to build body core strength with yoga. Start out seated on your yoga mat with legs crossed, then gently roll the body back and then to the front again. Remember to use your core strength during this, not your arms to help push and pull you. Hold your abs in to create resistance and strength in them. Continue this sequence by raising your body up and stretching out the different areas of your body. Use control and make sure not to strain your muscles while stretchin...
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...
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...
Tara Stiles shows us how to work on yoga handstands. Don't worry if you're afraid of handstands, as Tara Stiles will show us how to build slowly with tips and tricks to overcome any fears. We begin with our hands on the floor, about a foot away from a wall, and then kick your legs over and up against the wall so you re upside down. Don't worry about your form yet; this is to get comfortable with the position. When that feels comfortable, the video shows different positions to try that will bu...
Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Shifting your weight to one leg, bend your knee while slightly lifting your other leg off the ground.
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.
This simple, yet powerful yoga pranayama (breathing exercise), is great for deep breathing, opening up energy pathways and improving your respiratory systems. It is a perfect pranayama for starting out your yoga set with.
Sadie Nardini teaches you a very challenging pose for practitioners of all levels
Sadie Nardini demonstrates the downward dog yoga posture. This is good exercise for realigning the shoulders and releasing neck and shoulder tension.
A yoga sun salutation is a series of flowing yoga poses often used to warm up for a yoga routine. Learn how to do yoga sun salutations with tips from a yoga instructor in this free yoga lesson video series.
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.
Core Flow Vinyasa Yoga focuses on stability and transitions between yoga poses, breathing as one posture transforms into another. Learn intermediate core flow vinyasa yoga from an instructor in this free yoga video series.
Restorative yoga combines physical therapy with yoga to help bring activity back to the body. Learn restorative yoga poses from an instructor in this free yoga video series.
Yoga is an ancient practice that's excellent for relieving the body of stress and negativity. Learn a few chest and hip opening poses in yoga from a professional yoga instructor in this free video series.
Yoga offers poses for many skill levels, and seated or supine poses can put less stress on some joints and body parts. Learn seated and supine yoga poses from an instructor in this free yoga video.
Basic yoga standing poses help beginners develop leg strength, balance and stamina. Find out more about standing yoga poses in this free fitness video from a certified yoga instructor.
Yoga shoulder openers are poses that can be practiced anytime and anywhere. Learn these yoga positions with this free yoga video series.
Yoga poses are excellent for stretching, relieving the body of unwanted stress and improving balance. Learn a few balancing poses for beginners from a professional yoga instructor in this free video series.
Yoga sun salutations are a great way to warm up for an exercise routine or stretch the back and spine. Learn advanced options for yoga sun salutation poses with tips from a yoga instructor in this free fitness video series.
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...
The heron pose in yoga was created expressly to introduce yoga beginners into the intense hamstring stretches that characterize almost all yoga exercises and to keep yoga veterans lithe and Gumby-like.
You can use twist, back bends and forward bends to stretch on the floor in Hatha yoga. Learn how to do floor stretches in Hatha yoga in this fitness video. Take action: practice wide-leg fold, spread legs, keeping toes up, exhale forward, and inhale up. 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 m...
Forward bends in Hatha yoga can help with headaches and increase creativity. Learn how to do a forward bend in Hatha yoga in this fitness video. Take action: sit in bound angle, bend from waist, keep back straight, inhale & lengthen, and sink with exhale. 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...
Yoga can be challenging, but with a lot of practice and concentration you can learn to master certain moves and poses. This beginners yoga how to video shows you how to do exercises that will help you do a lift of for a yoga push back. These yoga exercises will help you transition from a sitting position into a lift off and then into a push pack.
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 how to work on the lift off part of a yoga push back. This movement will help you transition lift off the floor into a push back position and transition into a yoga push up.
The Bow Position is a devotional pose and can relieve back pain. Learn how to do the Bow Pose in this yoga video lesson. Take action: get into plank position, bow knees, bow chest, bow hands, and bow chin. 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 area. Cindy...
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...
Looking for new yoga poses? Learn how to do the Noose Pose in this yoga video. To do the Noose yoga pose you should come into squat pose, wrap arms around back & under knee, twist body and breathe properly. With this how to video you will be able to incorporate the noose pose into your yoga routine.
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.
Yoga is for everyone, not just yoga lovers. It helps relieve stress and tension. This how-to video has yoga tips on what to do and what not to do when you are doing a head stand. Watch and learn how to properly do a head stand in yoga.