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Wai Lana Yoga Previous Broadcasts

Arch and Relax (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 31, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Anyone Can Do It (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 -- 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: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 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: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 -- 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: Fri, Aug 25, 2017 -- 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.

Perfect Partners (Episode #723)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 -- 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, Aug 23, 2017 -- 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, Aug 22, 2017 -- 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, Aug 21, 2017 -- 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.

Special: Hemorrhoids (Episode #719)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 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: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 -- 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: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Butterfly Shoulderstand (Episode #715)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 -- 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: Fri, Aug 11, 2017 -- 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: Thu, Aug 10, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Lengthen Your Legs (Episode #712)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 -- 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.

Special: High Blood Pressure (Episode #711)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Relaxing poses and gentle stretches are ideal for high blood pressure. Get a few cushions and join Wai Lana for restful asanas and a special breathing technique.

Threaded Twist (Episode #710)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Threading your arm through your leg gives you stability and leverage for a great spinal twist. Round out the session with an energizing breath, Headstand, and deep relaxation.

Perfect Posture (Episode #709)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to loosen the shoulders and open the chest, making good posture a breeze.

Ease Into It! (Episode #708)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

This seven-stage forward bend will ease your hamstrings to their maximum length. Then rest your legs as you focus on your torso with a side bend and twist.

Dynamic Combo Rolls (Episode #707)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Turn upside down, stretch your hamstrings, test your balance, and strengthen your abs all in one fun exercise that combines different poses.

Lean On It! (Part 2) (Episode #706)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Standing, lying, or upside down, a wall makes challenging poses easy. The wall helps you build strength as you prepare for Handstand, Headstand, and Scorpion.

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