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Using Weights with Yoga

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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…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Big Ease Exercise

Leave it to the Big Ease to iron out your kinks and help you relax. This yoga-with-weights exercise is called the Big Ease because it’s easy to do and it eases your body. The exercise relaxes your hips [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Gauge Exercise

When you do the yoga-with-weights Gauge, your legs work like the needle of a gauge, moving up and down (but not around in a full circle, unless you’re [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Twister Exercise

No, the yoga-with-weights Twister doesn’t mean you need to plan a party and call your friends. This Twister is a squeeze-and-soak exercise, which means that it massages and squeezes your inner organs. [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Plow Exercise

A farming plow has only one or two specific uses: you plow the ground and plant your seeds. The yoga-with-weights Plow, however, serves many functions for your body. It loosens your lower back, extends [more…]

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…]

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