When it comes to yoga, none other than Gumby himself should be your flexi hero. Unlike the rest of us, who suffer from stiff joints, lack of flexibility, and aches in our muscles, Gumby is like a human (or toy?) pretzel, able to contort his way out of any stressful situation. ...more
Improve Flexibility with Yoga
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve your upper back and shoulder mobility. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accid ...more
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve your lumbar spine mobility. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injur ...more
The wood chopper yoga pose is great for loosening your spine and hamstrings. Watch this how to video and learn to develop lower back strength and flexibility. The wood chopper also helps to develop your breathing muscles.
If you have a partner or spouse who loves you then wrangle them in to doing this extremely relaxing stretching massage. As the name implies, this massage involves another person helping to stretch out your muscles so the tension pent up inside disappears as quickly as a Stepha ...more
In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how improve yoga back bends. Start by laying down on your stomach and have your legs into the air. Put socks on your feet and grab onto your socks that are on your feet. Now, lift your upper body and pull your feet towards your head. Push y ...more
Pendulum exercises will help you to perform step-throughs in yoga practice. When you are in tabletop position, on the floor, extend your right leg back. Bend you knee and bring your leg in to your chest. Tuck your head down and attempt to bring your knee to your nose. Then, ex ...more
Do a series of yoga poses to increase flexibility with this how to video. This video only demonstrates a few flexibility yoga exercises. There are lot more flexibility exercises for different parts of the body. A person can choose the exercise as per his requirement. Check out ...more
With any form of dance, flexibility is key to making sure you don't pull any kind of muscles. There are various ways to help improve your flexibility, and this tutorial will help show you one. In this video, you'll find out how to improve your leg flexibility using a crazy le ...more
In this video, we learn how to improve your yoga with the hara breath. Start by sitting down on your yoga mat and become centered in your body. You will start to breathe in different poses by placing your hands underneath your navel. Close your eyes and envision the center of ...more
If you are not naturally flexible, you can learn quickly, but you cannot simply do average stretches and hope to see big results. Diet and nutrition play a very big role in increasing flexibility as well. This yoga tutorial teaches you how to increase your flexibility safely a ...more
Halasana, the plow pose, is an excellent strengthener of the back and neck. Practicing this pose will keep your spine flexible and healthy. This is an advanced pose, so pay close attention to this video to learn how to do it successfully.
This swim technique video series from a professional swimming coach hones in on the fine details for developing perfect alignment and stroke to help make you a better, more competitive athlete. The coach demonstrates the proper way to use swimming equipment and how to position ...more
This mini class shows you how to correctly perform the backbend in yoga, which helps you restore the natural curves in your spine. It also helps energize you. Always make sure your breathing is slow and measured, and don't overextend your muscles.
Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to use yoga to improve your balance! This video shows you the proper way to do leg extensions, which will also help strengthen your body core in addition to helping you with your balance.
Stiff? Learn how to get flexible quickly and safely using unconventional yoga poses. Flexibility is not hard if you know which poses to practice and how to practice. Many yoga teachers will tell you to take it easy, be safe, and take your time. Yoga can work miracles, but you ...more
Yoga has been found to provide a wealth of benefits to those who practice it. This video shows you how to assume one of the poses in yoga, the crow pose. Using this pose will help improve your balance, especially as this pose makes use of your arms.
We can't overstate the importance of stretching in yoga. Yes, you may think that yoga itself is just a bunch of stretches flowing one right into the other, which is true, but there are certain yoga poses aimed strategically at increasing your flexibility so you can do other yo ...more
This quick video by Yoga Body Naturals shows you how to correctly assume the Eagle pose, a pose that not only helps improve your balance but will also help to demonstrate the importance of proper breathing when you're practicing yoga.
Learn how to shift your mood, and feel happy again with this yoga tutorial. Yoga is a great way to relax and get in shape. These poses are designed to increase strength and improve your mood. Watch this how to video and you'll be relaxing with yoga in no time.
Do you suffer from high blood pressure and hyper tension? Do you happen to suffer from low blood pressure? In this excellent video, you'll learn some breathing techniques and yoga moves to help stabilize your blood pressure. Improve you energy and feel all around more centered ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn a workout routine that will strengthen and improve the flexibility of the hip girdle. This routine contains 12 exercises. The exercises and the amounts of reps for each exercise are: clams (8 reps per leg), lateral leg raises (15 reps per ...more
There are a plethora of reasons why you should practice yoga, from easier breathing to increased flexibility to clearing your mind. But there's another super important reason you should take up the art of the pretzel-limbed: It helps build strength all throughout your body, wh ...more
If you think your digestive system might need a bit of kick start, the answer might be in yoga. This video shows you a spine twist that will limber you up and help add some energy to a sluggish digestive system. Keep your spine straight!
The Golden Egg is perhaps more of a state of mind than a posture in yoga. The Golden Egg involves sustaining and concentrating your core strength, creating what Sadie Nardini calls an "abdominal balloon." The Golden Egg is a crucial Core Strength teaching, including the deepe ...more
In this video, we learn how to do hip flexes with Dina Prioste. First, bring your right foot up and get into the downward facing dog position. Your right toe should be pointing towards the front and your left leg should be facing toward the back. Now, raise your arms high into ...more
In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to increase our flexibility with yoga. First, sit on the ground with your right leg straight out. Inhale and bring your left ribs toward your right leg. While exhaling, lean down until your arm reaches or foot, or as far as you can c ...more
Bring your body into balance as your improve your fitness and flexibility by practicing yoga. This pose, called Saithalyasana or Animal Relaxation Pose, is an excellent stretch for the low back, hamstrings, and hips. This video will teach you how to improve your posture, gain ...more
Wheel pose, also known as Chakrasana is one the most famous poses in yoga. It is well known because it delivers many benefits, ranging from improved strength and flexibility of the back, legs and arms to relief of hormonal imbalances.
The sirsha angushtha yogasana sounds pretty simple - it's a bending forward pose - but it's actually among the more intermediate yoga poses you can try. In a sort of lunge position, you clasp your arms behind you and bend forward as much as you can, until your head hits the fl ...more
Yoga is great for improving flexibility, but if you are truly stiff and locked up, there are specific poses that can help you move forward more quickly. Flexibility is not hard if you know which poses to practice and how to practice. Many yoga teachers will tell you to take it ...more
The cat stretch pose, also known as Marjari Asana, is a pose designed to help improve the flexibility of the neck, shoulders and your spine. This position also gives you intense relief from symptoms such as menstrual cramps and leucorrhea. In this video you will get a quick tu ...more
The name Cow Face pose has probably got you asking, what does this yoga pose do? What doesn't it do? Find relief from back pain, improve flexibility in the neck and shoulders, feel invigorated and calm by practicing Gomukhasana, or Cow's Face pose. Video: .
Watch this how to video to use a breathing theme with your stretches. Improve your flexibility and stronger mind body connection with yoga. This yoga breathing theme makes your stretches wonderfully fluid and helps you pace your breathing. It's a good strategy when flexibility ...more
This workout incorporates all of the yoga postures from the vinyasa flow series. Use this workout daily to improve your flexibility, mental agility and suppleness. Do a vinyasa flow yoga workout. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Although your friends might roll their eyes every time you talk about playing Clash of Clans, Call of Duty, or Candy Crush Saga, your excessive gaming habits might actually be making you healthier than everyone else. I've got your attention now, right? Read on for 8 insanely ...more
The gang from Anaheim Ballet give some great exercise to improve flexibility. You'll be a ballerina in no time!
Sadie Nardini teaches you how to improve your yoga fan pose stretch for release in the legs, hips, and lower back.
Watch this video to learn how to increase your flexibility to improve your cross country skiing techniques and prevent injuries.
Katherine and Kimberly Corp show you how to do a thirty minute (30 min) pilates workout to tone your abs, strengthen your core, and improve spinal flexibility. This is ideal for beginners, and advanced practitioners looking for a challenge.
Sadie Nardini teaches you her "Sadie's 30" core strengthening yoga exercises to improve your balance, poses, and inversions in only 30 seconds a day.
In this free video yoga lesson, you'll learn an exercise to improve the rotational mobility of your spine. With yoga, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accid ...more
Yoga arm binds are part of what make seasoned yogis look like walking pretzels. Arm binds add difficulty to any yoga pose, testing your flexibility and balance. For this reason, many people find it hard to hold a standing pose with an arm bind, let alone get to an arm bind pos ...more
Yoginis have the best balance, able to balance an organic fruit basket on their heads while juggling hammers and riding a unicycle. Absorb this zen-centered bliss by watching this yoga routine. Created and narrated by yoga master Tara Stiles, the routine helps improve your ab ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to become more flexible. This refers to the range of motion you can attain around a joint. This can be useful for keeping your body fit and becoming a better lover. You will also be less prone to injury. You will also get slimmer. The b ...more
In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine demonstrate how to invigorate yourself and sculpt your body with yoga techniques. Watch as the editor of SELF helps you take year off your body with a few poses. Learn to do yoga warrior, happy baby with chest press, staff, bridge, tr ...more
We all know that dancers have to be flexible, but did you know they have to work at it like everyone else? If you would like to increase your flexibility like a ballerina, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to improve your split - this is best suited for someon ...more
Want to increase your flexibility, tone your back and core, AND relieve stress all at once? It sounds nothing short of a miracle, but with a good yoga practice you can have all three at the same time. Start with this yoga pose, the hastauttanasana, or hand raising pose. Hast ...more
This yoga how-to video tutorial demonstrates prenatal yoga poses to help open the hips. Prenatal yoga hip opening poses help to facilitate the opening of the pelvis to prepare for the baby to descend through the birth canal. They increase flexibility in the muscles that attach ...more
Improve your yoga routines my strengthening your upper back. In this yoga how-to video Esther shows you an exercise you can do to mobilize your upper back. Open your chest and improve your posture with this yoga routine.
Learn how to improve flexibility and power as a part of your overall golf skills.
Flexibility is not hard if you know which poses to practice and how to practice. Many yoga teachers will tell you to take it easy, be safe, and take your time. Yoga can work miracles, but you have to work too. Learn how to strengthen your body and increase flexibility with Hat ...more
Wish you could flip in order to spice up that cheer you've been working on? Learn how to do both a front and back hand spring in this video tutorial. Take Action: Stretch before practice. Improve flexibility. Hold stretch for 10 to 15 seconds. Stretch entire body evenly. La ...more
This Sun Salutation sequence is a very invigorating 23-minute yoga routine and a great way to start your day. In this fitness how to video, Sarah Sutton leads you through a strenuous yoga workout, the Sun Salutation. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance and helps us in ke ...more
Learn a relaxing yoga routine to release the tension in your head, neck and shoulders. In this fitness how to video, Deborah York guides the viewer through a yoga routine designed to stretch and relax the upper back and neck muscles. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance a ...more
Many of the minor pains in the lower back are directly related to tight hips and psoas. In this fitness how to video, Deborah York guides the viewer through a yoga routine designed to stretch out the lower back, hips and psoas muscle. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance ...more
The Downward Dog is one of the most popular yoga poses, but it is often done wrong. In this fitness how to video, yoga instructor Deborah York teaches how to properly do the pose Downward Dog. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance and helps us in keeping balance in our liv ...more
Controlling your breathing in yoga is one of the ways to bring in more energy, life force, or in yoga it is called "Prana". In this fitness how to video, Pius Ruby and Deborah York will guide you through one yoga breathing method. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance and ...more
Learn a how to become more aware of your tailbone while practicing yin yoga. Watch this Yoga How-to video as our host demonstrates a few poses that focus on tailbone awareness. Becoming more aware of certain areas of the body, such as the tailbone, will help improve your yoga ...more
You may not think yoga, calisthenics (jumping), and dynamic flexibility are related to swimming (given that those former exercises occur on land and swimming occurs in water), but all three types of exercises strengthen your ability to swim with ease and strength. Yoga increa ...more