yoga exercises

goddess squat exercise: A moving meditation and workout all in one!

The Goddess Squat Exercise is a great warm-up movement, as it gets your whole body moving. It can also function as a moving meditation, because it helps your focus. Plus, this exercise is a great workout in itself, as it

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use these exercises to strengthen the core and energize from the inside out

Strengthening your core can prevent and treat back pain, it can give your body more stability and balance and it can keep you trim around your middle, which can help prevent certain health conditions. Core-Strengthening Exercises Begin by lying down

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downward dog lunges and splits – Relieve back pain and strengthen the core at the same time.

Today we’ll start in Downward Facing Dog pose and turn it into a more intense workout. Of course, you should be comfortable and strong in Downward Facing Dog itself first before moving on to these exercises. Start in Downward Facing

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standing back rolls – Avoid a stiff back by using this anytime…anywhere exercise.

It feels great to perform these back rolls, especially after sitting or when your back becomes a little stiff. Also, these are great warmups before doing your yoga practice or before another type of exercise. Back Rolls  Stand strong and

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rolling yoga exercises

Rolling exercises are beneficial for your back, as they can help loosen a tense back, limber your spine and give you a massage on the back. These exercises also strengthen your abdominal muscles, and having stronger abs takes pressure off

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bridge pose exercises

Today we’ll work with some exercises around Bridge Pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. These movements help strengthen and increase the flexibility in your core: your lower back and abdominal muscles. This can improve lower back pain and help improve your

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seated hip opener exercises

These flowing movements will open your hips, which can help with posture, back pain and alignment. They also help strengthen and stretch many parts of your body, including the sides, arms and chest. You hips are the foundation of your

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yogic swimming exercise

The yogic swimming exercise is similar to performing Locust Pose (salabhasana) in yoga, except the arms will be laying out in front of you opposed to along your sides. Instead of holding up both arms and legs at once, you

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extended cat and knee circles

Tip: Combine this exercise with the elbow to knee warm up! Tabletop pose is a great base pose to help you transition into other hands-and-knees poses. From Tabletop, we’ll go into two exercises that strengthen and lengthen your lower back,

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dolphin evolution

For this exercise, you’ll alternate between Dolphin Pose and Dolphin Plank Pose. Dolphin Pose is similar to Downward-Facing Dog except your forearms are on the ground. This is a good alternative to Downward-Facing Dog if you have wrist problems, plus

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