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
Terrific Triangle (Episode #323)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 21, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
This pose stretches the body from head to toe. Balance on your buttocks for a hamstring stretch, then loosen your knees as you sit serenely in Hero Pose for yoga meditation.
Yoga at the Office (Episode #322)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 20, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Do you get tired and tense sitting at your computer? Wai Lana shows you simple exercises to wake up and release tension right at your desk.
Stretch Your Legs (Episode #321)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 19, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Tight hamstrings make it harder to stretch forward fully. So make your hamstrings stretch like taffy with regular practice of today's asanas.
Cooling Breath (Episode #320)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Wheel, Sun, and Squatting Pose are invigorating asanas that increase your circulation and heat up your body. Later, you can cool down with Sheetali Pranayama.
Shoulderstand Fun (Episode #620)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Upside down poses are especially fun when you try the variations. Open your legs wide in Shoulderstand Twist to test your balance and flexibility.
Variations on the Classics (Episode #319)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 14, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you how to modify traditional asanas with variations of Shoulderstand, Plough, and the standing forward bend.
Steady Now! (Episode #318)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Wai Lana shows you how to get into Headstand safely, step by step, both with a wall and without. Two other balancing poses teach steadiness and concentration.
Ketchari Mudra (Episode #317)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Mudras are subtle techniques that benefit both body and mind. This one also stimulates the glands and pressure points at the back of the palate, which helps preserve the body's vital energy.
The Importance of Breath (Episode #316)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Learn this important breathing technique, Ujjayi Breathing, to release tension and calm the mind. It's a perfect way to end a session of stretches, twists, and backbends.
Energize with the Sun (Episode #619)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Exercise and energize your entire body with the Salute to the Sun, Side Angle Pose, and two versions of Plough.
No More Headaches (Episode #315)
KQED Life: Thu, Aug 7, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Headaches are often caused by shoulder tension and poor posture. Today's asanas release the tension that can cause headaches-and promote good posture to boot!
Tight Shoulders, Tight Neck (Episode #314)
KQED Life: Wed, Aug 6, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Melt away shoulder and upper back tension, giving your neck room to move. Feel the release as you stretch out the rest of your body.
Close Your Nose (Episode #313)
KQED Life: Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Half of it, that is. This breathing technique energizes the body, soothes jangled nerves and sharpens the mind. Wai Lana shows you a different way to do Shoulderstand, too.
Legs, Legs, Legs (Episode #312)
KQED Life: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Work your legs from top to bottom. Today's exercises loosen the knees and hips, strengthen the thighs (and abs), open the groin, and stretch the hamstrings.
Cat Stretching (Episode #309)
KQED Life: Sun, Aug 3, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
Stretch and twist like a cat to create a supple spine, loose hips, and a slim waist. Gyrate your legs for a washboard stomach.
Ab-Sense (Episode #618)
KQED Life: Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
If you haven't felt your abdominal muscles for a while, today's poses will show you they're still there as you strengthen, stretch, and twist them.