Wai Lana Yoga Previous Broadcasts

Torso Twist Toes Touch (Episode #421)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 27, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Twist your torso to touch your toes and loosen your spine, hips, and legs at the same time. Then balance on your buttocks in Full Arrow.

Shrug Off Shoulder Tension (Episode #420)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 26, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you how to squeeze and stretch built-up tension from your shoulders and upper back. You'll improve your posture as an added bonus.

Pain in the Neck? (Episode #419)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 25, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you simple exercises you can do anytime to relieve a stiff, tense neck. Then, once you've got the kinks out, you can try

Agnisar Kriya (Episode #418)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

This powerful cleansing breath flushes the digestive tract. It removes gas and constipation, tones the liver and abdominal organs, and relieves stomach and intestinal problems. Give it a try!

Rise and Shine! (Episode #417)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 23, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Stand and Salute the Sun for an energy boost, even if you got up hours ago. Other poses will firm your belly and stretch your legs.

Stick 'em Up! (Episode #416)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 21, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Get those arms up in today's poses to loosen tight shoulders. You'll even do Shoulderstand and Corpse with arms raised!

Tummy Tighteners (Episode #415)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Today's poses tighten your tummy and firm your thighs. Those abdominal contractions get your innards working too--and that means better health from the inside out!

Terrific Triangle Twist (Episode #414)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 19, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

This pose packs a lot of punch: It strengthens the leg and hip muscles, relieves back pain, stretches the spine, opens the chest, and tones the abdominal organs.

Sports Protection (Episode #413)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 18, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Front thighs strong but tight from your favorite sport? Stretch them out with Intense Camel. Strengthen the oft-neglected back thighs with Tiger Pose to prevent common injuries.

Cradle Rock (Episode #412)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 17, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Cradle your leg as you rock it back and forth to loosen your hips. Then try the Scoop, a fun and relaxing way to stretch the spine and hamstrings.

Nerves Frayed (Episode #411)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 16, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Smooth out rough edges with these backward-bending poses that tone your nerves and increase your sense of well-being.

Special: Pregnancy - Part 2 (Episode #519)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 15, 2009 -- 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.

Breath Is The Key (Episode #410)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 14, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Use the breath to cleanse your body and enhance your experience of the yoga poses. Then combine breathing with sound for a relaxing meditation.

Royal Flush (Episode #409)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 13, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Flush your brain with fresh blood in Shoulderstand and Plough, the queen and prince of asanas. The increased circulation will leave you flush with energy.

Shake A Leg (Episode #408)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 12, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Upside down leg-shaking rejuvenates tired legs and takes the pressure off varicose veins.

Back Relief (Episode #407)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 11, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Join Wai Lana for three simple poses to release stiffness and tension in your back and shoulders. Then combine groin stretches with forward bends, twists, and leg lifts.

Yoga for Vitality (Episode #406)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 10, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Increase your lung capacity as you open your chest and breathe deeply. The extra oxygen, plus a backbend and twist, will leave you brimming with vitality.

Lift and Tone (Episode #405)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 9, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

A full body lift tones your arms and buttocks while Kneeling Leg Lifts firm up both inner and outer thighs. And Single Leg Lifts stretch and tone the hamstrings.

Special: Pregnancy - Part 1 (Episode #518)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 8, 2009 -- 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.

Chin Lock (Episode #404)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 7, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you an ancient technique that releases anger and stress, leaving your mind clear and calm. Another key benefit: It regulates the thyroid, which is essential to overall health.

Stand Tall (Episode #403)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 6, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Today's poses loosen your shoulders, chest, and upper back, making great posture a breeze. You'll also go on an abdominal strengthening bike ride--without a bike.

Yaga Glow (Episode #402)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 5, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

The Rocking Plough gets your circulation moving, giving your skin a healthy glow. Other poses work the legs from feet to groin.

Bye Bye Bulges (Episode #401)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 4, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Slim down your waist and hips as you swivel from side to side. Then get your legs in tip-top shape with Warrior Stance.

Let's Tone Up! (Episode #126)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana demonstrates exercises that tone buttocks and thighs, and strengthen arms and abs. She also explains all the benefits of the Shoulder Stand.

The Queen of Asanas (Episode #125)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 2, 2009 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana demonstrates a safe and easy way to practice the Shoulder Stand using a chair.

The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Hip Bone (Episode #517)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 1, 2009 -- 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.

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