Wai Lana Yoga
Features serenity- and strength-inducing poses while introducing an emphasis on yoga for stress relief, which can be achieved through a combination of cleansing asanas (exercises), breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation sessions.
Wai Lana Yoga Previous Broadcasts
Upside Down Flow (Episode #523)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 27, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Move from Plough to Single Leg Shoulderstand to Hips Folded to rest your heart, stretch your hamstrings, and strengthen your back. Then tighten your tummy with Leg Gyration.
Special: Recovery from Childbirth - Part 2 (Episode #522)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 24, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana helps you focus on poses to strengthen your abs, back, and thighs. This will ensure that you can carry your growing infant without experiencing back pain.
Special: Recovery from Childbirth - Part 1 (Episode #521)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Practice these poses to get your abs back in shape and tighten up the pelvic muscles. Wai Lana will also show you a deep breathing technique you can do alongside your baby.
Special: Pregnancy - Part 3 (Episode #520)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you how to use a wall and a chair to stretch and strengthen your body without losing your balance. The hip openers will ease the birthing process.
Special: Pregnancy - Part 2 (Episode #519)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Complete Yoga Breathing helps you relax, an essential skill both before and after giving birth. Restrained Angle Pose prepares the groin for childbirth, and Aswini Mudra keeps your internal organs toned.
Special: Pregnancy - Part 1 (Episode #518)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you poses to keep you strong and flexible while pregnant-or anytime. The Blowing Breath will help you through labor and delivery.
The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Hip Bone (Episode #517)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Use your legs in different ways to loosen your hips and massage your spine. Then strengthen your thighs with Dynamic Squatting Pose.
Bellows Breath (Episode #516)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 16, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Use your breath to achieve peace of mind after an invigorating exercise session that includes yoga splits.
Duck Walking (Episode #515)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Waddling like a duck increases circulation in your legs. This and other exercises loosen your knees and hips to prepare you for the meditative sitting poses.
Chakra Breathing (Episode #514)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 14, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana teaches you to breathe to the navel chakra while balancing in Reverse Arrow. Activating this energy center purifies the subtle body and prevents disease.
Loose Legs, Loose Hips (Episode #513)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 13, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Loosen your hamstrings to release your hips for deeper forward bends. Stretch your thighs and release your groin for deeper backbends.
Easy Stress Relief (Episode #512)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 12, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you poses and a breathing technique to release stored stress, both physical and mental.
Enjoy Supple Joints (Episode #511)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Get your toes, knees, hips, and shoulders moving to give your joints the freedom of maximum flexibility. Then salute the sun to energize your entire body.
Banish Lower Back Pain (Episode #510)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to strengthen your abs, thighs, and back muscles - all essential for a healthy back.
Two-Hand Snake (Episode #509)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
This balancing pose strengthens both arms and abs and improves concentration. End with a standing chin lock that calms the mind and emotions.
Energize Your Spine! (Episode #508)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Forward bends, backbends, and twists loosen the spine and give you energy. They also tone the spinal nerves connected to your internal organs, creating vibrant inner health.
Focus: Arms and Legs (Episode #507)
KQED Life: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Loosen your shoulders while strengthening your arms. A squatting pose and leg lifts loosen your hips while strengthening your legs.
Get The Edge with Yoga (Episode #506)
KQED Life: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Whether you run, lift weights, or play soccer, basketball, or tennis, Wai Lana's stretches counterbalance tight muscles, giving you winning-edge flexibility. Learn a meditation that will put you on top of your mental game, too.
Breathe Easy! (Episode #505)
KQED Life: Sun, Feb 5, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you a simple breathing technique that strengthens and purifies the lungs - great for those with asthma and other respiratory problems.
Good Vibrations (Episode #504)
KQED Life: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Vibrate your vocal cords with Standing Lion for a clear, strong voice. Lion and Shoulderstand both stimulate the thyroid gland, keeping your hormones under control.
Special: Constipation Begone! (Episode #503)
KQED Life: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you a very effective yoga technique for relieving constipation, whether mild or long-standing.
Ungirdle Your Shoulders (Episode #502)
KQED Life: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Today's poses loosen the shoulder girdle, releasing stored tension and improving posture.
Tip-Top Trio (Episode #501)
KQED Life: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you a trio of backbends to keep you in tip-top shape. You'll strengthen your back, give your digestive system a boost, and improve your overall health.