Thursday, July 31, 2014
Lower Back Special (Part 2)
Wai Lana focuses on strengthening the back muscles to prevent and relieve lower back pain. She'll show you how a strap can make sitting cross-legged easy.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Un-Knot Your Neck
Get rid of kinks and stubborn knots in your neck with exercises that release tension and prevent headaches. The flexibility you gain will prepare you for a few upside down poses.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Lean On It! (Part 1)
Make friends with your wall, letting it support you in a variety of yoga poses. A wall makes it fun and easy to balance, twist, and stretch.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Lean On It! (Part 2)
Standing, lying, or upside down, a wall makes challenging poses easy. The wall helps you build strength as you prepare for Handstand, Headstand, and Scorpion.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Dynamic Combo Rolls
Turn upside down, stretch your hamstrings, test your balance, and strengthen your abs all in one fun exercise that combines different poses.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Ease Into It!
This seven-stage forward bend will ease your hamstrings to their maximum length. Then rest your legs as you focus on your torso with a side bend and twist.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to loosen the shoulders and open the chest, making good posture a breeze.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Threading your arm through your leg gives you stability and leverage for a great spinal twist. Round out the session with an energizing breath, Headstand, and deep relaxation.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Special: High Blood Pressure
Relaxing poses and gentle stretches are ideal for high blood pressure. Get a few cushions and join Wai Lana for restful asanas and a special breathing technique.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Lengthen Your Legs
Tight legs are often the cause of back troubles. Keep both quads and hamstrings supple with an easy version of splits and a fun thigh stretch.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Special: Chair Poses
Wai Lana shows you creative ways to use a chair in forward bends, backbends, and even inversions.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Stand firm in a variety of standing poses, then end the session by tensing and releasing the various parts of your body, one by one, until you are utterly relaxed.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Today you'll go from Plough to Shoulderstand to Butterfly and Bridge in a fun flow of upside down poses.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Try a range of backbends to strengthen your spine, stretch your abdominal organs, and build your stamina.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Combine a lunge with a hamstring stretch to loosen up your hips, then strengthen your arms and test your balance with Two-Hand Snake Pose.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Bulldog, Pigeon, Dolphin, and Stretching Dog all have something to teach us about stretching and strengthening various parts of our bodies.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Aswini Mudra is an easy technique that helps relieve this common ailment. Combine it with the poses on today's show for effective results.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Let your body bend in Blowing Tree. Loosen your legs for Lotus with a five-part stretch, then do some lying-down versions of the posture.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Toes & Palms Balance
Balance in push-up position, then test your strength and stamina by turning sideways to balance on one hand and foot. An energizing breath and an easy twist will give you energy for Yoga Dance.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Blankets can make your yoga session easier and more enjoyable. Wai Lana shows you how.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Flexibility and strength are perfect partners, so develop them both with today's mix of postures.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Lord of the Dance
This graceful balancing pose is a study in concentration, poise, and beauty. After backbends and a twist, end the session with musical meditation.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today's upside down poses give your glands a boost, regulating those pesky hormones.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Loosen the sides of your torso with Cat Twist and a side leg lift. Stretch out your hips, knees, and legs with Lotus Stretch and relax into Lotus Forward Bend.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wai Lana shows you how to release knots of tension in the upper back and shoulderswithout a massage! Half Camel fully stretches the front of the spine, while Bowing Pose stretches the back.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Riding an imaginary bike, balancing on one leg, Bridge and Warrior all strengthen and tone the legs. Other asanas loosen the hips and knees and stretch the thighs and hamstrings.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Get A Head Start
The heart-healthy Headstand and Shoulder Stand work the entire body from head to toes.