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Wai Lana Yoga Previous Broadcasts

Backbend Boons (Episode #716)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 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, Oct 30, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Lengthen Your Legs (Episode #712)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 29, 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.

Stand Strong (Episode #714)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 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: Wed, Oct 25, 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: Tue, Oct 24, 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: Mon, Oct 23, 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.

Ease Into It! (Episode #708)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 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.

Threaded Twist (Episode #710)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 19, 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: Wed, Oct 18, 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: Tue, Oct 17, 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: Mon, Oct 16, 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.

Un-Knot Your Neck (Episode #704)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Get rid of kinks and stubborn knots in your neck with exercises that release tension and prevent headaches. The flexibility you gain will prepare you for a few upside down poses.

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

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 12, 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.

Lean On It! (Part 1) (Episode #705)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Make friends with your wall, letting it support you in a variety of yoga poses. A wall makes it fun and easy to balance, twist, and stretch.

Un-Knot Your Neck (Episode #704)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Get rid of kinks and stubborn knots in your neck with exercises that release tension and prevent headaches. The flexibility you gain will prepare you for a few upside down poses.

Lower Back Special (Part 2) (Episode #703)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana focuses on strengthening the back muscles to prevent and relieve lower back pain. She'll show you how a strap can make sitting cross-legged easy

Lower Back Special (Part 1) (Episode #702)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you how to relieve lower back tension with gentle stretches for tight muscles. A chair makes ab strengthening easy in an essential back-care exercise.

Crane Poses (Episode #701)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Balance first on one leg, then on your hands in two poses that resemble this graceful white bird.

Lower Back Special (Part 1) (Episode #702)

KQED Life: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana shows you how to relieve lower back tension with gentle stretches for tight muscles. A chair makes ab strengthening easy in an essential back-care exercise.

Crane Poses (Episode #701)

KQED Life: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Balance first on one leg, then on your hands in two poses that resemble this graceful white bird.

The Queen of Asanas (Episode #125)

KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

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

Yoga Basics (Episode #124)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Wai Lana demonstrates Mountain Pose, the starting point for all standing asanas. Another yoga basic, Cat Stretch, shows the pelvic movement that's fundamental to many yoga poses and is recommended for many back problems.

Ben, Twist and Balance (Episode #120)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 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!

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