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Wai Lana Yoga

Instructor Wai Lana's approach to the ancient science of yoga targets overall health by focusing not only on the body, but also on the mind and spirit.

Wai Lana Yoga  
  • Exercise Your Eyes
    Tuesday, June 9
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Wai Lana shows you a simple exercise to strengthen your eyes. Then you'll relax neck and shoulder tension with a series of feel-good stretches.
  • Spinal Spiral
    Thursday, June 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Spiral your spine up and around in this invigorating twist. You'll also open your shoulders, strengthen your arms, and tighten your buttocks.
  • Crane Poses
    Tuesday, June 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Balance first on one leg, then on your hands in two poses that resemble this graceful white bird.
  • Lower Back Special (Part 1)
    Thursday, June 18
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Lower Back Special (Part 2)
    Tuesday, June 23
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Un-Knot Your Neck
    Thursday, June 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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 1)
    Tuesday, June 30
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Lean On It! (Part 2)
    Thursday, July 2
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Dynamic Combo Rolls
    Tuesday, July 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Turn upside down, stretch your hamstrings, test your balance, and strengthen your abs all in one fun exercise that combines different poses.
  • Ease Into It!
    Thursday, July 9
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Perfect Posture
    Tuesday, July 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Wai Lana shows you a series of poses to loosen the shoulders and open the chest, making good posture a breeze.
  • Threaded Twist
    Thursday, July 16
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Special: High Blood Pressure
    Tuesday, July 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Lengthen Your Legs
    Thursday, July 23
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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: Chair Poses
    Tuesday, July 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Wai Lana shows you creative ways to use a chair in forward bends, backbends, and even inversions.
  • Stand Strong
    Thursday, July 30
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Butterfly Shoulderstand
    Tuesday, August 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Today you'll go from Plough to Shoulderstand to Butterfly and Bridge in a fun flow of upside down poses.
  • Backbend Boons
    Thursday, August 6
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Try a range of backbends to strengthen your spine, stretch your abdominal organs, and build your stamina.
  • Lunge!
    Tuesday, August 11
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Animal Poses
    Thursday, August 13
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Bulldog, Pigeon, Dolphin, and Stretching Dog all have something to teach us about stretching and strengthening various parts of our bodies.
  • Special: Hemorrhoids
    Tuesday, August 18
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Aswini Mudra is an easy technique that helps relieve this common ailment. Combine it with the poses on today's show for effective results.
  • Lotus
    Thursday, August 20
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Toes & Palms Balance
    Tuesday, August 25
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Special: Blankets
    Thursday, August 27
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Blankets can make your yoga session easier and more enjoyable. Wai Lana shows you how.
  • Perfect Partners
    Tuesday, September 1
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Flexibility and strength are perfect partners, so develop them both with today's mix of postures.
  • Lord of the Dance
    Thursday, September 3
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This graceful balancing pose is a study in concentration, poise, and beauty. After backbends and a twist, end the session with musical meditation.
  • Topsy Turvy
    Tuesday, September 8
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Today's upside down poses give your glands a boost, regulating those pesky hormones.
  • Supple Sides
    Thursday, September 10
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.

 

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  • Crane Balance
    Thursday, June 4
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Do the Crane with Wai Lana, balancing on one leg. Then balance on your hands for Patient Crane and improve your concentration as you strengthen your arms.
  • Upside Down Flow
    Tuesday, June 2
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Move from Plough to Single Leg Shoulderstand to Hips Folded to rest your heart, stretch your hamstrings, and strengthen your back. Then tighten your tummy with Leg Gyration.
  • Special: Recovery from Childbirth - Part 2
    Thursday, May 28
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Wai Lana helps you focus on poses to strengthen your abs, back, and thighs. This will ensure that you can carry your growing infant without experiencing back pain.
  • Special: Recovery from Childbirth - Part 1
    Tuesday, May 26
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Practice these poses to get your abs back in shape and tighten up the pelvic muscles. Wai Lana will also show you a deep breathing technique you can do alongside your baby.
  • Special: Pregnancy - Part 3
    Thursday, May 21
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Wai Lana shows you how to use a wall and a chair to stretch and strengthen your body without losing your balance. The hip openers will ease the birthing process.
  • Special: Pregnancy - Part 2
    Tuesday, May 19
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Special: Pregnancy - Part 1
    Thursday, May 14
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Hip Bone
    Tuesday, May 12
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Use your legs in different ways to loosen your hips and massage your spine. Then strengthen your thighs with Dynamic Squatting Pose.
  • Bellows Breath
    Thursday, May 7
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Use your breath to achieve peace of mind after an invigorating exercise session that includes yoga splits.
  • Duck Walking
    Tuesday, May 5
    8:30 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Waddling like a duck increases circulation in your legs. This and other exercises loosen your knees and hips to prepare you for the meditative sitting poses.