Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

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Western Yoga
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),…
Yoga Begins with the Breath
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…
Yoga and Pain Relief
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…
Yoga for a Healthy Heart
Yoga can lead to a healthier heart by providing a transition from a more sedentary lifestyle to a more active one. Trace the steps that will help you gradually build…
Yoga and Addictive Behavior
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,…
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
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…
Iyengar Yoga
In the first of five lectures on different styles of yoga, experience a beginner sequence of Iyengar yoga. Named for pioneer yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, this practice makes…
Power Yoga
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…
Yin Yoga
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…
Anusara Yoga
Explore the spiritual dimension of yoga through an Anusara practice, which combines the Iyengar system of alignment with elements of Hindu spirituality. After a Sanskrit invocation, follow a sequence of…
Forrest Yoga
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…
Everyday Yoga
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…

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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.
Yoga for Children
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Children are very flexible and take to yoga with ease. Starting the practice of yoga at a very young age will help the child grow up healthy in body and mind. The yoga asanas recommended for children are comprehensive and aimed at maintaining good health.
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 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.
Yoga for a Healthy Heart
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Yoga can lead to a healthier heart by providing a transition from a more sedentary lifestyle to a more active one. Trace the steps that will help you gradually build your yoga practice. Learn two new breathing exercises together with asanas that include warrior 1, knee-to-chest, and bridge.
Iyengar Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
In the first of five lectures on different styles of yoga, experience a beginner sequence of Iyengar yoga. Named for pioneer yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, this practice makes extensive use of props. Practice nine essential asanas, with optional props such as a wall, chair, strap, and blocks.
Yoga for Sleep Disorders
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga does not focus on attacking a specific ailment. Ayurveda focuses on creating health. By removing stress from the mind and body and balancing the basic bodily functions (digestion, metabolism, circulation, elimination, tissue development, nervous system) the root imbalances causing disorders are gradually reversed. Yoga provides a crucial element for…
The Yoga Gurus
If you had the chance to meet some of the world's most enlightened yoga masters, what would you want to know? What would you ask them? The Yoga Gurus is your chance to hear from them! Filmed on location in India from the lap of the Himalayas in Rishikesh to…
Mind Body Connection
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga asanas when sequenced by an expert yoga master will work the body to achieve specific benefits and address specific ailments. Yoga, when done with the application of the mind, blending with breathing, is the most powerful approach to improving the quality of our health and life.
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 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.
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.