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How to Revitalize with an Afternoon Yoga Exercise

When your energies flag in the afternoon, try the following Yoga exercise as a great stress buster. You can practice it at home or in a quiet place at the office. Just make sure that you aren’t interrupted [more…]

How to Relax with the Yoga Magic Triangles Technique

This Yoga relaxation technique utilizes your power of imagination. If you can picture images easily in your mind, you may find the exercise enjoyable and refreshing. For this exercise, you need a chair [more…]

How to Use Yoga to Relax before Sleep

If you want to enjoy deep sleep or you’re experiencing insomnia (but you don’t want to count sheep), the following Yoga exercise can help you. Many people don’t make it to the end of this relaxation technique [more…]

How to Beat Insomnia with Yoga

This Yoga exercise is for people who suffer from insomnia but have an active imagination. Instead of watching your mind weave tale after tale when you can’t sleep at night, why not recruit your imagination [more…]

How to Perform Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)

If your body-mind is slow to wind down to get its well-deserved rest, here’s a potent technique to entice Mr. Sandman to visit you. Yogic Sleep is a powerful relaxation technique that you can do when you [more…]

How to Perform the Complete Yoga Breath

If shallow or erratic breathing puts your well-being at risk, the complete yogic breath is your ticket to excellent physical and mental health. If you do no other Yoga exercise, the complete Yoga breath [more…]

How to Practice Breath Control the Traditional Yoga Way

Hatha Yoga includes various methods of breath control, all of which belong to the more advanced practices and traditionally follow extensive purification of body and mind. Some Western teachers have incorporated [more…]

How to Achieve a Deeper Stretch with The Yoga Miracle

To see and experience firsthand the power of PNF in the context of Yoga, grab yourself a partner and follow these instructions for The Yoga Miracle. You can achieve a deeper stretch than normal with this [more…]

3 Basic Yoga Ab Exercises

These yogic postures for the abdominal muscles incorporate a team approach that values slow, conscious movement, proper breathing mechanics, and the use of sound. The emphasis here is on the [more…]

2 Advanced Yoga Ab Exercises

These yogic postures for the abs use slow, conscious movement, proper breathing mechanics, and the use of sound. Conscious breathing, especially the gentle tightening of the front belly on each exhalation [more…]

How to Develop Your Own 15-Minute Yoga Routine

Sometimes you have only 15 minutes, but even 15 minutes of Hatha Yoga can put you back on an even keel and refresh you. When you opt for a 15-minute program, you need to be specific about your goals. Consider [more…]

Partner Yoga: How to Do the Hugasana and Partner Warrior II

Partner Yoga can be a rewarding experience with a trusted partner. It can also serve to add variety and, sometimes, difficulty to an otherwise normal routine and is the ultimate way to learn from another [more…]

Partner Yoga: How to Do the Partner Tree Pose and Yoga Miracle Pose

Partner Yoga can be a unique experience and addition to your normal Yoga routine. Just remember, partner Yoga requires touching and trust with your partner. So choose your partner wisely for the best experience [more…]

How to Do Extended Leg Slide-Ups to Strengthen Your Abs with Yoga

Yoga can be helpful for your well-being and your abs. A variation of navasana, the extended leg slide-ups is a Yoga exercise that strengthens both the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the neck. [more…]

How to Select Main Postures and Compensation Poses to Develop Your Own Yoga Routine

When your body is warmed up, you can move into what are referred to as the main postures, the central part of the Yoga routine. Interspersed among the main postures are [more…]

Partner Yoga: How to Do the Partner Table Pose and Double Triangle

Partner Yoga postures can be a unique way to experience Yoga with another person. You can mix and match these exercises and add them into your normal routine for a change. [more…]

Partner Yoga: How to Do the Seated Straddle Pose and the Partner Diamond

Partner Yoga is a new way to add some flavor to your normal routine. This can be a rewarding experience. However, remember that you should feel comfortable with your Yoga partner. [more…]

Partner Yoga: How to Do the Seated Twist and Partner Camel

Partner Yoga can be a good way to integrate new techniques into your own traditional routine. Try the following exercises for a little extra challenge for you and your Yoga partner. [more…]

How to Do a Safe, Quick Prenatal Yoga Routine

This short Yoga routine focuses on the areas of the body that you want to strengthen as you prepare your body for giving birth. Make sure you have consulted your physician to be sure you have no special [more…]

Yoga Postures that Relieve Lower Back Tension

All these Yoga postures help you release your lower-back tension, aided by support from either a prop or the floor. The magic is in the execution of these ancient postures to suit [more…]

How to Do a Yoga Downward-Facing Dog Pose

Yoga's downward facing dog position stretches your back and strengthens wrists, arms, and shoulders. This asana, one of the ten core poses, is good for beginning yoga students who aren't ready [more…]

How to Do a Yoga Triangle Pose

A yoga triangle pose stretches your legs and spine. These beginner instructions show you how to do this standing yoga posture correctly. [more…]

How to Do the Yoga A-Series Sun Salutation

This video shows you how to move through the sun salutation from a seated position, a great series of Yoga exercises for beginners. The sun salutation increases flexibility, builds strength, and relaxes [more…]

How to Do a Yoga Seated Forward Bend

Stretch your spine and the backs of your legs as you tone your tummy muscles with the seated forward bend. This video shows you how to perform the basic yoga pose, along with a variation that increases [more…]

How to Do the Cat and Cow Poses in Yoga

Relieve back pain by posing in the Cat and Cow asanas. Two of the ten core yoga poses, these positions stretch your back and increase flexibility. Exercise your body and relax your mind with yoga. [more…]

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