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Using Weights with Yoga

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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…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Pearl Exercise

The Pearl works your abdominal muscles and stretches out your spine while making your legs and arms stronger. To perfect this yoga-with-weights exercise, you have to concentrate and stay in the moment, [more…]

How to Do the Yoga-with-Weights Belly Crunch Exercise

The Belly Crunch exercise does exactly what it says — it crunches your abdominal muscles in a very big yoga-with-weights way. This exercise works your waistline as well as your deep abdominal muscles. [more…]

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

Although belly dancing doesn’t sound relaxing, the Belly Dancer gives you an opportunity to loosen up and have some fun. This yoga-with-weights exercise strengthens your pelvic girdle as it loosens and [more…]

How to Relieve Neck Pain with a Yoga-with-Weights Stretch

To relieve neck pain, you can perform the following stretching yoga-with-weights exercise, which is designed to strengthen your neck muscles. It tones the posterior muscles of your neck, opens up your [more…]

How to Loosen Stiff Shoulders with a Yoga-with-Weights Stretch

For desk dwellers, truck drivers, and rehabbers alike, the following stretching yoga-with-weights exercise is designed to relieve discomfort in your shoulders and increase your shoulders’ range of motion [more…]

How to Relieve Back Pain with a Yoga-with-Weights Stretch

You can often blame poor muscle conditioning for back pain. Yoga-with-weights can help you manage your back pain. Weak abdominal muscles and weak lower back muscles cause pain that makes it hard to bend [more…]

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