Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Stretch Out Stubborn Knots
Work all the knots out of your back and shoulders as you stretch, bend, and balance-right side up, upside down, and sideways.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Easy Stretches for Everyone
Wai Lana shows you simple, invigorating poses that anyone can do to stretch and enliven both body and mind.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Loosen Your Legs for Lotus
Sit in Half Lotus after loosening your knees and hips. You'll work up a sweat today as you increase your stamina with arm, leg, and ab strengtheners.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Balance with Poise
Lord of the Dance and Garudasana teach gracefulness and poise as you balance on one leg. An invigorating leg-shaking pose releases leg tension and relieves varicose veins.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Special: Preventing Back Problems
Wai Lana shows you different exercises to strengthen and build a healthy back-essential for an active lifestyle.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Stretch and twist like a cat to create a supple spine, loose hips, and a slim waist. Gyrate your legs for a washboard stomach.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Juice Up Your Innards
Cobra does wonders for all the inner organs. It stimulates digestion and elimination, tones the reproductive organs, relieves menstrual disorders, and benefits the liver and kidneys.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Stand on your shoulders with two versions of the Shoulderstand, then rotate, stretch, and open them with flexibility exercises.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Legs, Legs, Legs
Work your legs from top to bottom. Today's exercises loosen the knees and hips, strengthen the thighs (and abs), open the groin, and stretch the hamstrings.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Close Your Nose
Half of it, that is. This breathing technique energizes the body, soothes jangled nerves and sharpens the mind. Wai Lana shows you a different way to do Shoulderstand, too.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Tight Shoulders, Tight Neck
Melt away shoulder and upper back tension, giving your neck room to move. Feel the release as you stretch out the rest of your body.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
No More Headaches
Headaches are often caused by shoulder tension and poor posture. Today's asanas release the tension that can cause headaches-and promote good posture to boot!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Importance of Breath
Learn this important breathing technique, Ujjayi Breathing, to release tension and calm the mind. It's a perfect way to end a session of stretches, twists, and backbends.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mudras are subtle techniques that benefit both body and mind. This one also stimulates the glands and pressure points at the back of the palate, which helps preserve the body's vital energy.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wai Lana shows you how to get into Headstand safely, step by step, both with a wall and without. Two other balancing poses teach steadiness and concentration.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Variations on the Classics
Wai Lana shows you how to modify traditional asanas with variations of Shoulderstand, Plough, and the standing forward bend.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wheel, Sun, and Squatting Pose are invigorating asanas that increase your circulation and heat up your body. Later, you can cool down with Sheetali Pranayama.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Release, Arch and Stretch
Use these simple neck exercises anytime to release built-up tension. Arch your spine and open your chest in Fish Pose. Then stretch your entire body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.