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How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Lightning Bolt Exercise

The Lightning Bolt is an energy pose that gives your body the get-up-and-go it needs for a strengthening yoga-with-weights workout. It strengthens your legs; it develops range of motion in your shoulders [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Crescent Moon Exercise

The Crescent Moon is a lunging yoga-with-weights exercise that requires balance and concentration. It works your buttocks, thighs, hips, and quads. The exercise can be difficult at first because it requires [more…]

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

The Side Plank is an unusual yoga-with-weights exercise in that you work only one side of your body at a time, which presents new challenges for balancing. The exercise opens up your shoulder girdle and [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Half Moon Exercise

The Half Moon is a pose of concentration and balance that fires the nerves of your brain. This yoga-with-weights pose is as much about balance and stability as it is about strength. It works every part [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Swimmer Exercise

The Swimmer is a right brain–left brain, cross-shifting exercise. Because you work opposite arms and legs, you develop coordination and balance skills. This yoga-with-weights exercise works your arms, [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Rabbit Exercise

The Rabbit is a restorative pose. It is a great pose to work in to a particularly strenuous yoga-with-weights workout because it will help you recharge your batteries. This exercise reinvigorates your [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Dolphin Exercise

The Dolphin is a weighted variation of a classic yoga pose. This version is truly a full-body yoga-with-weights strengthener. The pose reverses the blood flow in your legs, which is good for circulation [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Lift Exercise

The Lift is a yoga-with-weights exercise that concentrates on strengthening the back of your body — the back of your arms, spine, and legs. The Lift is also a concentration-coordination exercise that challenges [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Tree Exercise

The Tree is a variation of a classic yoga pose. Because it requires you to balance, this yoga-with-weights pose exercises your ability to concentrate. On the physical side, it stretches the back of your [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Dancer Exercise

Dancing is a full-body activity that requires physical and mental prowess. The yoga-with-weights Dancer is no different. This exercise helps you develop focus and concentration as it strengthens your biceps [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Eagle Exercise

The Eagle is an endurance challenge. Although this yoga-with-weights exercise works your biceps and the muscles of your thighs and legs, it really challenges your mind and ability to balance. The Eagle [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Russian Dancer Exercise

The Russian Dancer is a yoga-with-weights exercise that helps build strength, stamina, and endurance. It tones and conditions your legs and gently engages your pelvic region. The exercise is relatively [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Road Runner Exercise

The Road Runner starts you in the same position as a runner in the starting blocks and works the same muscles as running. This yoga-with-weights exercise gives you the same feeling of exhilaration that [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Side Bow Exercise

The Side Bow is an excellent yoga-with-weights exercise for people with unstable hips and pelvises — especially women — because it loosens and relaxes the front of your body, your hips, and your pelvis [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Horse Exercise

The Horse is based on a traditional yoga pose called the cobra. It’s harder than it looks; but, so is riding a horse! This yoga-with-weights exercise works your buttocks and the muscles of your abdomen [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Ball Exercise

The Ball is a squeeze-and-soak yoga-with-weights exercise (it massages your internal organs) that tucks you deep into the core of your body, and in doing so exercises many different muscles. The exercise [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Press Exercise

The Press is a yoga-with-weights exercise that borrows from weightlifting and from yoga. Your arms get the same workout you get from a bench press (without all the grunting you hear in a gym), and you [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Straddle Exercise

The Straddle can improve your health and physical performance whether you like to walk around the block or enjoy mountain climbing. This yoga-with-weights exercise loosens and expands the range of motion [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Cow to Cat Exercise

The Cow to Cat (call it the Curl and Crunch if you like) yoga-with-weights exercise works your abdominal muscles much like a stomach crunch; it’s soothing to your neck and back; it stretches and strengthens [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Flying Locust Exercise

The Flying Locust is a weighted variation of a classic yoga pose that allows you to pretend you’re in flight. This yoga-with-weights exercise strengthens and tones the front and back of your body. It also [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Locust Exercise

The Locust develops your shoulders, chest, arms, legs, back, buttocks, and abdominal muscles. In this yoga-with-weights exercise, you work only two limbs at a time — an opposite arm and leg. For this reason [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Love Handler Exercise

As its name implies, the Love Handler yoga-with-weights exercise is designed to shrink the size of your love handles — the excess weight around your waistline. Many people accumulate fat in this area as [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Staff Exercise

The Staff is a weighted version of the traditional yoga pose of uprightness. The exercise builds a strong spine and back. The weights appear to exercise the muscles of your back and shoulders, which they [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Burning Boat Exercise

The Burning Boat really works the muscles of your belly, like rowing without paddles. Because this yoga-with-weights exercise uses only your buttocks touching the ground, you make your muscles burn and [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Archer Exercise

The aim of the yoga-with-weights Archer exercise is to work the lower abdominal muscles that often get ignored in traditional upper-ab building sit-ups. Imagine you’re squeezing — really squeezing — the [more…]

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