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Everyday Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Draw on the poses and routines presented in the course to develop a personalized yoga routine that will work for you in the everyday realities of 21st-century life. Keep sight of three principles: Breathe deliberately, move in non-habitual ways, and pursue mindful awareness.
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…
Power Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Transition to a more aerobic form of yoga - power vinyasa - in which a sequence of poses is strung together at an energetic pace. This is the form of yoga taught in many health clubs and gyms. Try a challenging flow, modifying the poses where appropriate for your level…
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.
Yin Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Yin yoga is a complementary practice to a yang form, such as power yoga. The goal is very simple: Assume a shape with your body, relax with gravity, and rest in stillness. Unwind with yin poses that gently stretch your connective tissues, including tendons, ligaments, and fascia.
Yoga and Addictive Behavior
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Discover how yoga and attention to the body's sensations can aid in breaking the vicious cycle of addictive behaviors. Perform patterned breathing, side bends, cat/cow, downward dog, lunges, forward fold, and reclined twist. End with savasana, the traditional closing posture in a yoga practice.
Yoga and Pain Relief
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Consider some key tools used in yoga to address physical pain: attention to breath and sensation, release of chronic muscle contractions, and healthier movement patterns. Practice asanas for each of these pain reduction techniques - including a chest opener, yoga pushup, plank, and staff pose.
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…
It’s Not Just Physical—Mindful Fitness
Mindful fitness is an important part of aging healthfully and involves exercises that cultivate unity between your mind and your body. Among the many exercises you learn about here are basic yoga, tai chi, martial arts, and meditation--all of which combine physical exercise with deliberate breathing and mental training.