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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…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Exalted Warrior Exercise

The yoga-with-weights Exalted Warrior makes use of a classic yoga pose — the victorious warrior. You feel the strength, honor, and courage of a warrior as you do this exercise; it sends a surge of power [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Warrior II Exercise

The Warrior II is a variation of the Exalted Warrior. This yoga-with-weights version works your biceps, legs, and the core muscles of your trunk and torso. It looks easy, but if you do it right, the exercise [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Camel Exercise

Tired of leaning forward all day to look at your computer screen or lift boxes off the ground? If so, the yoga-with-weights Camel — a classic yoga pose — is for you. It’s a simple exercise, but it has [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Table Exercise

Remember your mom telling you to sit up straight at the dinner table? Well, she would approve of this yoga-with-weights exercise, called the Table. It works and tones your buttocks, hips, and thighs; it [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Cat Exercise

Cats are experts when it comes to stretching, so it should come as no surprise that the yoga-with-weights Cat stretches out your spine, back, neck, and shoulders. This exercise will help you stretch your [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Dog Exercise

The Dog introduces ankle weights to a classic yoga master pose — the downward-facing dog. The Dog strengthens, stretches, and tones all parts of your body, but especially your [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Bridge Exercise

Maybe you know the old yoga saying: You’re as young as your spine is limber. The yoga-with-weights Bridge is designed to stretch your spine to make it more elastic. The exercise also stretches your rib [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Frog Exercise

It takes some pretty limber muscles to jump from lily pad to lily pad, which is why frogs are good models for yoga-with-weights exercises. This particular exercise, aptly named the Frog, opens up, stretches [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Chair Exercise

The Chair is a total-body yoga-with-weights strengthening exercise that particularly benefits your shoulders, arms, and legs and also exercises your buttocks, abs, and hamstrings. As you do it, press into [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Skater Exercise

The Skater is an aerobic yoga-with-weights exercise that works the muscles of your buttocks. By the time you do this exercise twice, you’ll be huffing and puffing. The balancing aspect of this exercise [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Crow Exercise

The Crow is a weighted version of a classic yoga posture that works your buttocks, your upper shoulders, your belly, and your legs. It stretches and conditions your hamstrings and calves and also works [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Runner Exercise

This yoga-with-weights exercise is called the Runner because the starting position makes you look like a sprinter in the starting blocks and because you get the feeling of freedom and exhilaration that [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Eye of the Needle Exercise

The Eye of the Needle is a squeeze-and-soak exercise, which means it massages your organs. This yoga-with-weights exercise also loosens your spine, opens up your chest and shoulders, and strengthens and [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Dog to Plank Exercise

The Dog to Plank is a powerful upper-body strengthener. This yoga-with-weights exercise gives you overall strength benefits, which is why you find it in more than one workout. It sculpts and tones the [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Twisted Triangle Exercise

The Twisted Triangle is a squeeze-and-soak exercise, which means that it massages your internal organs. Along with warming your insides, this yoga-with-weights exercise lengthens, tones, stretches, and [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Warrior I Exercise

The Warrior I, a relatively simple exercise, is a weighted variation of the classic warrior yoga pose. As you do this yoga-with-weights exercise, you tap the energy of your heart and feel the strength, [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Rise and Shine Exercise

The Rise and Shine is a transitional yoga-with-weights exercise that helps you relax after a strenuous workout. The exercise massages your internal organs and helps you unwind. Imagine you’re greeting [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Child’s Pose

The Child’s Pose is a weighted variation of a classic yoga pose. The exercise relaxes your back, head, neck, and shoulders and stretches your spine and [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Lion Exercise

You may not realize it, but you hold tension in your face and jaw. The Lion, a classic yoga exercise to which we’ve added weights, is designed to release this tension — and to amuse anyone who’s in the [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Pigeon Exercise

Many people, especially men, are tight in the hip and groin areas, and the yoga-with-weights Pigeon is designed to loosen these areas. The Pigeon stretches and expands your hips and inner-thigh muscles [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Sphinx Exercise

The Sphinx is a very relaxing yoga-with-weights exercise that requires concentration. In classic yoga, the pose is considered the “pose of wisdom,” because you look through your third eye — your intuitive [more…]

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