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Wai Lana Yoga Previous Broadcasts

Back and Forth and Roar (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 -- 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: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Reverse Arrow restores energy and improves circulation. Rock and Roll tones the spine and gets those abs working.

Arch and Relax (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 29, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows how backbending poses improve posture and increase energy. The session ends with deep, nerve-soothing Yoga Nidra relaxation.

Topsy Turvy (Episode #725)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Today's upside down poses give your glands a boost, regulating those pesky hormones.

Strength & Balance (Episode #607)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Warrior 3, Crane, and One-Legged Wheel are all balancing poses that bring strength and coordination.

Anyone Can Do It (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana demonstrates how to loosen joints and strengthen limbs, abs and buttocks. She introduces Cobra, an exercise that stretches internal organs.

Supple Sides (Episode #726)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Loosen the sides of your torso with Cat Twist and a side leg lift. Stretch out your hips, knees, and legs with Lotus Stretch and relax into Lotus Forward Bend.

Topsy Turvy (Episode #725)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Today's upside down poses give your glands a boost, regulating those pesky hormones.

Lord of the Dance (Episode #724)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 22, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

This graceful balancing pose is a study in concentration, poise, and beauty. After backbends and a twist, end the session with musical meditation.

Toes & Palms Balance (Episode #721)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Balance in push-up position, then test your strength and stamina by turning sideways to balance on one hand and foot. An energizing breath and an easy twist will give you energy for Yoga Dance.

Twisting Cobra (Episode #606)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Stretch and compress your abdominal organs with a variety of poses that relieve gas and mild constipation and tone the liver and kidneys.

Perfect Partners (Episode #723)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Flexibility and strength are perfect partners, so develop them both with today's mix of postures.

Special: Blankets (Episode #722)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Blankets can make your yoga session easier and more enjoyable. Wai Lana shows you how.

Toes & Palms Balance (Episode #721)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 16, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Balance in push-up position, then test your strength and stamina by turning sideways to balance on one hand and foot. An energizing breath and an easy twist will give you energy for Yoga Dance.

Lotus (Episode #720)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Let your body bend in Blowing Tree. Loosen your legs for Lotus with a five-part stretch, then do some lying-down versions of the posture.

Lunge! (Episode #717)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Combine a lunge with a hamstring stretch to loosen up your hips, then strengthen your arms and test your balance with Two-Hand Snake Pose.

Yoga Dance (Episode #605)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Stretch the kinks from your body with today's asanas, then set your spirit free by dancing and singing with Wai Lana.

Special: Hemorrhoids (Episode #719)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Aswini Mudra is an easy technique that helps relieve this common ailment. Combine it with the poses on today's show for effective results.

Animal Poses (Episode #718)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Bulldog, Pigeon, Dolphin, and Stretching Dog all have something to teach us about stretching and strengthening various parts of our bodies.

Lunge! (Episode #717)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Combine a lunge with a hamstring stretch to loosen up your hips, then strengthen your arms and test your balance with Two-Hand Snake Pose.

Backbend Boons (Episode #716)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Try a range of backbends to strengthen your spine, stretch your abdominal organs, and build your stamina.

Special: Chair Poses (Episode #713)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you creative ways to use a chair in forward bends, backbends, and even inversions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Stay Cool (Episode #604)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Warm up with Salute to the Sun, then cool both mind and body with Sheetali Pranayama, an easy breathing technique.

Butterfly Shoulderstand (Episode #715)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 4, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Today you'll go from Plough to Shoulderstand to Butterfly and Bridge in a fun flow of upside down poses.

Stand Strong (Episode #714)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 3, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Stand firm in a variety of standing poses, then end the session by tensing and releasing the various parts of your body, one by one, until you are utterly relaxed.

Special: Chair Poses (Episode #713)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 2, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you creative ways to use a chair in forward bends, backbends, and even inversions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Lengthen Your Legs (Episode #712)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 -- 6:00 AM

Tight legs are often the cause of back troubles. Keep both quads and hamstrings supple with an easy version of splits and a fun thigh stretch.

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