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A Collection of Images from Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies

The figures in this gallery are from Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies and illustrate the different postures included in the book. The images appear in the order that they appear in the [more…]

A Collection of Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day Images

Seeing the details of the images in your e-reader can be tough. To get a closer look at the photos included in Basic Yoga Postures & Series In A Day For Dummies, [more…]

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How to Perform the Yoga Downward-Facing Dog Posture

The downward-facing dog posture in Yoga stretches the back of your body and strengthens your wrists, arms, and shoulders. This pose also sends blood to your brain, which can help make you more alert. [more…]

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How to Do the Yoga Rejuvenation Sequence

The sun salutation in Yoga requires you to arch and bend and stretch in ways that may be difficult if you’re a beginning Yoga student. If you need a more user-friendly version of the sun salutation, try [more…]

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How to Do the Yoga 12-Step Sun Salutation

Yoga practitioners believe that practicing the sun salutation leads to health and happiness. The 12-step sequence stretches nearly every part of your body; improves your posture, coordination, and endurance [more…]

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How to Perform the Yoga Child’s Posture

After you’ve done several back bends in Yoga, your body may feel the need to fold in on itself to balance the bending movements. The child’s posture is a smooth and easy way to fold when you’re concluding [more…]

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How to Do the Cobra Pose in Yoga

The cobra posture is a common Yoga back bend. When you perform the cobra, you stretch the front of the torso and the spine. Take a deep inhalation and notice how your torso and spine naturally extend during [more…]

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Ten Tips for a Great Yoga Practice

To succeed at anything, you must know two things: the ground rules and yourself. Here are ten tips for growing your Yoga practice into a sturdy, fruit-laden tree. If you bear these points in mind, you [more…]

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How to Combine Breath and Movement in Yoga

When you’re new to Yoga, you may need to practice yogic breathing separate from the Yoga postures. The goal is to eventually do yogic breathing while moving through Yoga poses or a sequence of positions [more…]

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How to Perform the Yoga Triangle Posture

The triangle posture is a common standing yoga pose. It stretches your legs and your spine, and allows your chest to expand so you can breathe more deeply. [more…]

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10 Ways to Stay Motivated for a Yoga-with-Weights Workout

The hardest part of any yoga-with-weights workout is taking the first step, lifting the first weight, or taking the first deep breath. Getting motivated is harder than bench-pressing, harder than running [more…]

The Benefits of Yoga-with-Weights

Before you take the plunge and give yoga-with-weights a try, you may be interested in knowing what the many health benefits of yoga-with-weights are. Here’s a catalog of health benefits you may experience [more…]

How to Do the Abdominal Breath for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

Do the Abdominal Breath when you’re feeling tension, stress, or fatigue during a yoga-with-weights workout. This breath relaxes you. A few minutes of deep abdominal breathing can help bring greater connectedness [more…]

How to Do the Ocean Breath for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

The Ocean Breath — sometimes called “rib breathing” or the “upward-moving breath” — oxygenates your blood for yoga-with-weights workouts. It stimulates your circulation and gives you a burst of energy. [more…]

How to Do the Balancing Breath for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

The object of the Balancing Breath is to develop a conscious control of your breathing during yoga-with-weights workouts. Try this simple breathing technique when you feel tired or overwhelmed or when [more…]

How to Do the Alternate Nostril Breath for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

In the Alternate Nostril Breath, you breathe through one nostril at a time, switching off from breath to breath during a yoga-with-weights workout (sorry, you can’t do this one if you’re congested or have [more…]

How to Do the Vitality Breath for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

The Vitality Breath is a fantastic breath with which to start a yoga-with-weights workout. It sends energy to all parts of your body and makes you feel more alive. Follow these steps to practice the Vitality [more…]

How to Visualize a Calmer Mind for Yoga-with-Weights Workouts

Visualization is a good place to start when you approach your yoga-with-weights workouts. Visualization is when you close your eyes and go on a mental journey as a means of calming your mind and achieving [more…]

How to Do a Contract-and-Release Yoga-with-Weights Exercise

The object of contract-and-release exercises is to release tension in your body and bring your mind into the present moment for yoga-with-weights workouts. You isolate different areas of your body one [more…]

How to Alleviate Hip Pain with a Yoga-with-Weights Stretch

Yoga-with-weights can help you manage hip pain. Any number of injuries can cause hip pain: a pulled groin from an overextension of your legs, tightness in your back, and arthritis, to name a few. Even [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Mountain Exercise

The Mountain is based on a traditional yoga master pose (it affects every system in your body). It’s a yoga-with-weights warm-up exercise that loosens and relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck. It opens [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Heaven and Earth Exercise

This yoga-with-weights exercise is called Heaven and Earth because you reach to the sky and root to the earth at the same time. It stretches the side of your body and brings oxygen to your back and spine [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Rag Doll Exercise

The Rag Doll is a yoga-with-weights exercise that releases tension in the parts of your body where most people carry tension — your neck and spine. It helps you relax and also works your abdominal muscles [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Airplane Exercise

The Airplane raises the altitude of your attitude, making you feel uplifted after your yoga-with-weights exercise. It stimulates feel-good chemistry in your brain and works your biceps, triceps, and upper [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Triangle Exercise

The Triangle is based on a powerful and ancient yoga master pose. It’s a yoga-with-weights extended side angle pose that beginners can enjoy. The exercise works many muscles in your body, but it concentrates [more…]

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