Below are a collection of videos created by Yoga Bear volunteers.
These poses range in skill and experience, so some of them may be
more useful to watch than try. Remember, most poses have
modifications to accommodate everyone. Always listen to your body,
and never put yourself in an uncomfortable position. We hope you
enjoy these videos!
Bhramari Breath (Black Humming Bee Breath)
Detailed instructions for practicing Bhramari Breath. It is the
most healing of Pranayama and is used as therapy for most
ailments... The practice of Bhramari calms the mind, reduces
stress, cerebral tensions, anger, anxiety, insomnia; blood pressure
is also lowered. This Pranayama is very effective in speeding up
the healing of body tissues and may be practiced after surgeries.
It has a calming effect on entire nervous system.
Plank Pose Modifications
Here we show you some modifications for plank pose, which gets its
name from the fact that the body is stretched out straight like a
stiff plank. Meditation
In this video, Roberta shares tips on establishing a meditation
practice. Tree Pose Modifications
Tree pose is a standing position that improves balance. Here we
show you several modifications. The challenge of this pose is
maintaining balance on one leg. Wobbly balance is often the result
of a restless mind or distracted attention. Regular practice of
this posture will help focus the mind and cultivate concentration.
Counter Stretch for the Spine
This is a wonderful pose for anyone who has back pain, sciatica,
scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis.
Lunge Poses and One-Legged King Pigeon Modifications
Eka Pada Sirsasana Variation
Eka means one. Pada is the foot. Sirsasana translates as 'head
pose'. This variation of Sirsasana is done using a wall as a prop.
Sirsasana is a very beneficial and powerful pose when practiced
properly. It is considered the King of all asanas. The benefits
include improved circulation, improved balance and poise, increased
vitality as well strengthening the immune system.
Wheel Pose Modifications
Instructions for moving into urdhva dhanurasana (Upward Bow
pose/wheel) using a chair as a prop. This asana is very beneficial
for combating fatigue. This is an intermediate level pose. Side Crow Pose Modifications
This is a more advanced arm pose. Flying Crow Modification
This is a more advanced pose. Downward Facing Dog
This is one of the most common poses, that you are likely to
encounter in your yoga classes. Here, Roberta discusses some common
problems for this pose.