Wai Lana Yoga
Yoga teacher Wai Lana offers her entertaining, informative and highly serene instruction from some of the country's most spectacular landscapes.
S01:E01 - Anyone Can Do It!
Wai Lana demonstrates how to loosen joints and strengthen limbs, abs, and buttocks. She introduces Cobra, an exercise that stretches internal organs.
S01:E02 - Arch and Relax
Wai Lana shows how backbending poses improve posture and increase energy. The session ends with deep, nerve-soothing Yoga Nidra relaxation.
S01:E03 - Upside Down & Rock Õn Roll
Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working.
S01:E04 - Back and Forth and Roar
A series of forward and backbending asanas loosens, strengthens, and tones the spine. Roaring like a lion keeps the respiratory tract healthy.
S01:E05 - ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING
This breathing technique calms nerves and purifies and oxygenates the blood.
S01:E06 - CATS and FISH
The Cat Stretch teaches hip movement and gives a flexible spine. The Fish (and other asanas) strengthens the spine and opens the chest, allowing deeper breathing.
S01:E07 - BALANCE YOUR BUTTOCKS
Balancing on buttocks helps to stretch the hamstrings. Tiger Pose tones the buttocks. Sitting in an Imaginary Chair strengthens thigh muscles fast!
S01:E08 - STRETCH THOSE ÕSTRINGS
Wai Lana demonstrates an asana to strengthen the arms and stretch the whole body. Then a variety of poses work the abs and stretch the hamstrings.
S01:E09 - Neti (Sinus and Nasal Cleansing)
Wai Lana explains how cleansing the sinuses with warm water and salt can result in fewer colds and sinus infections.
S01:E10 - SOOTHE YOUR NERVES
Wai Lana demonstrates poses that soothe the nerves and stretch and twist the spine.
S01:E11 - DIVE IN!
Diving Pose strengthens the back and thighs and gets the heart pumping. Wrapping the body into a little ball offers a good spinal stretch, while Tree Pose improves balance.
S01:E12 - ENERGY CHARGE BREATHING
This simple but powerful exercise concentrates energy at the navel chakra, increasing strength and vitality. Wai Lana also demonstrates ways to strengthen and loosen joints, improve balance, and twist and bend backwards.
S01:E13 - THE KING of ASANAS
Headstand is best learned step by step, with the aid of a wall. Boat strengthens abs, Locust strengthens the spine, and Easy Wheel works on arms, thighs, and buttocks.
S01:E14 - ROCK & ROLL
Rock and roll, then twist about to wake up the spine and keep the internal organs happy. Then relax with a meditation that deepens the breath and calms the mind.
S01:E15 - THE CRUNCH ALTERNATIVE
Wai Lana demonstrates two ab strengtheners for a firm, flat tummy. Two versions of Plough offer maximum stretch in the spine and hamstrings. A good leg stretch twist, too!
S01:E16 - THE LION
Roaring like a lion strengthens the vocal cords and massages the thyroid and facial muscles. It's good for skin care, too!
S01:E17 - STRIKING COBRA and HEADSTAND
This dynamic version of Cobra strengthens arms and tones the back. Wai Lana also does some upside down poses, including Headstand.
S01:E18 - SNAP, CRACKLE & POP
No need to worry if tendons pop and crack during poses that exercise the joints from toes to fingertips. It's a good sign!
S01:E19 - PLOUGH in and BREATHE!
Wai Lana starts off with an invigorating stretch and breathing exercise. She then introduces an easy way to do the Plough.
S01:E20 - BEND, TWIST, and BALANCE
This series includes forward and back bends, spinal twists, and balancing poses. You'll balance on one leg, and on your buttocks!
S01:E21 - EXPAND the CHEST and BREATHE
Wai Lana shows how a cloth helps open tight shoulders, preparing for an asana that strengthens your lungs and allows full breathing. Good ab and arm strengtheners here, too!
S01:E22 - BEND YOUR BACKBONE
Lots of bending poses forward and back, up and down will make your spine strong and flexible. You'll also tone your buttocks and thighs.
S01:E23 - BEND, TWIST, and RELEASE TENSION
A single pose stretches hamstrings, stimulates the spine, and opens the shoulders. A simple exercise, which can be done anywhere, relieves built-up tension in the neck and shoulders.
S01:E24 - YOGA BASICS
Wai Lana demonstrates Mountain Pose, the starting point for all standing asanas. Another yoga basic, Cat Stretch, shows the pelvic movement that's fundamental to many yoga poses and is recommended for many back problems.
S01:E25 - THE QUEEN of ASANAS
Wai Lana demonstrates a safe and easy way to practice the Shoulderstand using a chair.
S01:E26 - LET'S TONE UP!
Wai Lana demonstrates exercises that tone buttocks and thighs and strengthen arms and abs. She also explains all the benefits of the Shoulderstand.
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