Each of the poses conspire against us to knock us off our center. Our aim is to return to center again and again, as efficiently as possible. In this practice for beginners, you’ll discover three different ways to practice Tree Pose and get relaxed about wobbling your way to balance and grace. The key is … Continued
Strengthen and stretch the ankles and feet in this practice designed to give the ankles and feet the extra attention they deserve. This class includes variations of Downward Dog, Plank, standing poses and some specialized skill-building for the lower legs, ankles and feet.
Develop your balance and stimulate bone strength safely and effectively with this practice. Ellen guides you through a series of poses appropriate for beginners who want to build body awareness and become strong and steady on their feet.
Strengthen your bones and your balance with this practice designed by Ellen. This is a great video for anyone with osteopenia or osteoporosis, and it also offers an opportunity to counteract the all-too-common hunch by opening up the upper chest and building body awareness.
Discover your new best teacher: the wall! The wall can bring newfound alignment into old yoga postures and help you find better balance. The wall doesn’t lie: it clarifies what angles your body should be at and where your weight should be. In addition, it offers support when you explore challenging inversions or balance poses. … Continued
It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking in terms of health concerns. Most of us have jobs in which we’re in this sedentary position for sometimes up to even 8 or 10 hours a day, which compounds the effects of daily stress. Dr. Baxter Bell has designed this practice to get you out … Continued
As we get older our balance often will gradually worsen. This can lead to falls and fractures in our later years. However, if we work on balance regularly we can maintain and sometimes even improve our overall balance. The practice in this video has been designed by Dr. Baxter Bell to help you build balance … Continued
Dr. Baxter Bell has designed this video for those who have done the Easy Balance Practice and are ready to move to the next level. This series of poses will ramp up your balance skill quickly through a combination of traditional yoga postures and controlled instability, a technique from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. … Continued
Julie Gudmestad helps you build balance and sharpen your balance reflexes with Tree Pose for beginners. Balance is especially important as we grow older and are at risk for falls. This class is also great for improving posture: most people come to yoga with a forward incline of the head, rounded shoulders, or the pelvis … Continued
This Navasana practice develops balance and concentration, and also strengthens some of the body’s most important muscle groups: the abdominals, the hip flexors, and the quads. Unlike ab work-outs that round the back, the poses in this video keep the torso long, strengthening the back body as well as the front and improve your posture. … Continued
Julie guides you through a practice that will tune and enhance your Warrior 1 and 3 poses. This practice builds flexibility and strength, but it also builds the heat within us that can burn up old habits, preconceptions, and blocks that hold us back. Attention to opening the hips and shoulders increases mobility and prevents … Continued
Natarajasana combines several essential dynamics; it’s a dramatic back bend that also involves balance, as well as strength and flexibility in the standing leg. In this transformative practice, you’ll discover how to explore and integrate these various elements, building this beautiful pose from the ground up and then delighting in both the physical opening and … Continued