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Forrest Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Developed by American yoga teacher Ana Forrest, Forrest yoga is known for helping people deal with emotional issues, trauma, and addiction by creating a calm and untroubled internal state. Discover a new way of tuning into your feelings, using many techniques and postures you have already learned.
Chair Yoga
For those of us with limited mobility, yoga on a floor mat can seem like an activity that we're better off skipping. But in this fun exercise session, you'll discover how you can still perform basic yoga routines to work your whole body--all from the ease and accessibility of a…
Western Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Explore the roots of hatha yoga, the form of yoga widely practiced in the West. Focus on the three principles of hatha yoga - breath exercises, physical postures (called asanas), and meditation - which promote a healthy mind and body. Get started with some simple yoga exercises.
Core Strength and Balance
Maintaining core strength and balance is essential for maintaining our physical independence as we age. In this session, focus on a series of yoga and Pilates exercises--performed both in a chair and on the floor--designed to improve your posture and strengthen the muscles in your core and back.
Yoga for the Elderly
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Age is inevitable and the body goes through changes that reduce its capacity to perform and protect itself. Yoga asanas, hand picked and chosen by the Yoga Master, can give the elderly the flexibility and health that will reduce the toll taken by old age. Yoga asanas can be practiced…
Yoga Begins with the Breath
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
The tension we accumulate every day tightens the muscles in the upper body, making it hard to breathe. Practice a mini yoga class that highlights mindful breathing to relieve this stress. Then add three new asanas to your yoga routine: warrior 2, bound angle, and downward facing dog.
Yoga for Knee Problems
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
The postures address every bodily system including the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. While performing Yoga Asanas listen to your body. Do not push yourself to pain or strain. Work with your body and mind and you will slowly see the body and mind…
Yoga for Diabetes
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga for the diabetic is a scientifically designed series of postures and breathing techniques that works each system in the body through contraction and extension. The postures address every bodily system, working the organs, glands and nervous system in a systematic way. While Yoga cannot "cure" diabetes, it can complement…
Yoga for Obesity
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga gently tones and shapes the body, improves posture and flexibility, and contributes to a feeling of well being. When practiced as part of a daily yoga routine of breathing exercises, meditation and poses, these asanas bring about a feeling of calm and address the basic problem associated with Obesity.
Yoga for Spinal Problems
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga positions or asanas are the best for toning muscles, lubricating joints and massaging the body. Yoga postures bring physical as well as mental stability, health and vigor. These asanas were developed thousands of years ago and have evolved over centuries. They work wonders in keeping the body healthy and…
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Examine how mindful, moving yoga can help interrupt the physical and psychological habits that lead to depression. Focus on sun salutations, a series of movements and poses linked by one breath per move. Perform the classic sun salutation, and then Surya namaskar A and B.
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating…