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
Expand The Chest and Breathe (Episode #121)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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!
Ben, Twist and Balance (Episode #120)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
This series includes forward and back bends, spinal twists and balancing poses. You'll balance on one leg, and on your buttocks!
Plough In and Breathe! (Episode #119)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana starts off with an invigorating stretch and breathing exercise. She then introduces an easy way to do the Plough.
Snap, Crackle & Pop (Episode #118)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 22, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
No need to worry if tendons pop and crack during poses that exercise the joints from toes to fingertips. It's a good sign!
Striking Cobra and Headstand (Episode #117)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
This dynamic version of Cobra strengthens arms and tones the back. Wai Lana also does some upside down poses, including Headstand.
The Lion (Episode #116)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Roaring like a lion strengthens the vocal cords and massages the thyroid and facial muscles. It's good for skin care, too!
The Crunch Alternative (Episode #115)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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!
Rock & Roll (Episode #114)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
The King of Asanas (Episode #113)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
Energy Charge Breathing (Episode #112)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
Dive In! (Episode #111)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
Soothe Your Nerves (Episode #110)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 10, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana demonstrates poses that soothe the nerves and stretch and twist the spine.
Neti(Sinus and Nasal Cleaning) (Episode #109)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 9, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana explains how cleansing the sinuses with warm water and salt can result in fewer colds and sinus infections.
Stretch Those Strings (Episode #108)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
Balance Your Buttocks (Episode #107)
KQED Life: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Balancing on buttocks helps to stretch the hamstrings. Tiger Pose tones the buttocks. Sitting in an Imaginary Chair strengthens thigh muscles fast!
Cats and Fish (Episode #106)
KQED Life: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
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.
Alternat Nostril Breathing (Episode #105)
KQED Life: Fri, Jun 3, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
This breathing technique calms nerves and purifies and oxygenates the blood.
Back and Forth and Roar (Episode #104)
KQED Life: Thu, Jun 2, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
A series of forward and backbending asanas loosens, strengthens and tones the spine. Roaring like a lion keeps the respiratory tract healthy.
Upside Down & Rock'n Roll (Episode #103)
KQED Life: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 -- 6:00 AM
Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working.