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Shoulder Stuff (#311) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Stand on your shoulders with two versions of the Shoulderstand, then rotate, stretch, and open them with flexibility exercises.

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Ab-Sense (#618) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

If you haven't felt your abdominal muscles for a while, today's poses will show you they're still there as you strengthen, stretch, and twist them.

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Cat Stretching (#309) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Stretch and twist like a cat to create a supple spine, loose hips, and a slim waist. Gyrate your legs for a washboard stomach.

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Legs, Legs, Legs (#312) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Work your legs from top to bottom. Today's exercises loosen the knees and hips, strengthen the thighs (and abs), open the groin, and stretch the hamstrings.

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Close Your Nose (#313) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Half of it, that is. This breathing technique energizes the body, soothes jangled nerves and sharpens the mind. Wai Lana shows you a different way to do Shoulderstand, too.

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Tight Shoulders, Tight Neck (#314) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Melt away shoulder and upper back tension, giving your neck room to move. Feel the release as you stretch out the rest of your body.

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No More Headaches (#315) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Headaches are often caused by shoulder tension and poor posture. Today's asanas release the tension that can cause headaches-and promote good posture to boot!

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Energize with the Sun (#619) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Exercise and energize your entire body with the Salute to the Sun, Side Angle Pose, and two versions of Plough.

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The Importance of Breath (#316) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Learn this important breathing technique, Ujjayi Breathing, to release tension and calm the mind. It's a perfect way to end a session of stretches, twists, and backbends.

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Ketchari Mudra (#317) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Mudras are subtle techniques that benefit both body and mind. This one also stimulates the glands and pressure points at the back of the palate, which helps preserve the body's vital energy.

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Steady Now! (#318) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Wai Lana shows you how to get into Headstand safely, step by step, both with a wall and without. Two other balancing poses teach steadiness and concentration.

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Variations on the Classics (#319) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Wai Lana shows you how to modify traditional asanas with variations of Shoulderstand, Plough, and the standing forward bend.

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Shoulderstand Fun (#620) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Upside down poses are especially fun when you try the variations. Open your legs wide in Shoulderstand Twist to test your balance and flexibility.

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Cooling Breath (#320) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Wheel, Sun, and Squatting Pose are invigorating asanas that increase your circulation and heat up your body. Later, you can cool down with Sheetali Pranayama.

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Stretch Your Legs (#321) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Tight hamstrings make it harder to stretch forward fully. So make your hamstrings stretch like taffy with regular practice of today's asanas.

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Yoga at the Office (#322) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Do you get tired and tense sitting at your computer? Wai Lana shows you simple exercises to wake up and release tension right at your desk.

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Terrific Triangle (#323) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

This pose stretches the body from head to toe. Balance on your buttocks for a hamstring stretch, then loosen your knees as you sit serenely in Hero Pose for yoga meditation.

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Lizard, Locust, & Flapping Fish (#621) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Lizard opens your chest and stretches your back, while Locust strengthens it. Relax comfortably at the end of your session with Flapping Fish.

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Energize! (#324) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Get your circulation going with a dynamic forward bend, upside down leg cycling, and Imaginary Chair. Then sink into deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra.

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Get The Kinks Out (#325) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

The intense forms of Camel and Bridge get the kinks out of your shoulders and back while wonderfully stretching the front of your body. Stretch the groin in a Shoulderstand variation, and calm your nerves with Alternate Nostril Breathing.

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Soothing Twist (#326) Duration: 27:35 STEREO TVG

Give yourself a soothing back massage by moving your head and legs in opposite directions. The spinal twist is energizing, too

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Tension Spots (#201) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Wai Lana shows you how to release knots of tension in the upper back and shoulders without a massage! Half Camel fully stretches the front of the spine, while Bowing Pose stretches the back.

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Renew Your Energy (#622) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Release tension, strengthen your back, and revitalize your entire body with Wai Lana as she guides you through today's yoga session.

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Leg Work (#202) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Riding an imaginary bike, balancing on one leg, Bridge and Warrior all strengthen and tone the legs. Other asanas loosen the hips and knees and stretch the thighs and hamstrings.

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Get A Head Start (#203) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

The heart-healthy Headstand and Shoulder Stand work the entire body from head to toes.

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Hamstrings (#204) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Wai Lana demonstrates some exercises to stretch these notoriously tight tendons at the backs of the legs.

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Body Mind and Breath (#205) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Invigorate your entire body with Yoga Breathing. Release tension as you stretch your shoulders and expand your chest. Then relax your mind with Wai Lana's soothing mind awareness technique.

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Forward Folds (#623) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Fold your body over your feet in Arm Garland Pose, then fold over your shoulders for Karnapidasana. Both will give you flexible hips and a great back stretch.

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Healthy Joints for a Healthy Body (#206) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Today's exercises loosen the shoulders, elbows, ankles and knees, keeping them mobile and healthy. Squatting Pose is excellent for strength and tone in the thighs and buttocks.

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Salute to the Sun Part 1 (#207) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Wai Lana teaches the individual poses that make up the Salute to the Sun.

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Salute to the Sun Part 2 (#208) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

After a review of the first four poses that make up the Salute to the Sun, Wai Lana shows how to link them together.

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Salute to the Sun Part 3 (#209) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

A review of the individual poses that make up steps four to eight, and a demonstration of how to link up steps one to eight.

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Rocking Bow (#624) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Lift your body into Bow Pose, then rock back and forth on your belly. This gives your internal organs a powerful massage and helps remove fat from the abdomen.

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Salute to the Sun Part 4 (#210) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

A review of the individual poses that make up steps nine to 12 and a demonstration of how to link up all 12 steps.

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Release, Arch and Stretch (#211) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Use these simple neck exercises anytime to release built-up tension. Arch your spine and open your chest in Fish Pose. Then stretch your entire body from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.

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Stretch, Tone & Salute (#212) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

After poses to stretch the inner groin and firm leg muscles, Wai Lana demonstrates how to solidify the Salute to the Sun.

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Stretch Your Back (#213) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Stretch the back side of your body from head to heels with a right- side up and an upside-down forward bend. But first, Wai Lana shows you how to stretch and tone your arms, shoulders and neck.

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Hold Your Toes! (#625) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Standing or lying down, holding your toes loosens the groin and stretches the thighs and hamstrings. Learn to balance while you stretch in Easy Crane, then strengthen your abs in Rocking Horse Pose.

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Abs-Strengthening Leg Exercises (#214) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Leg-lifting exercises like the Scissors work the abs without straining the back. Torso Twist Toes Touch stretches the legs and groin while giving the spine a vitalizing twist.

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Salute to the Sun (#215) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Salute the Sun slowly or quickly, easy version or regular. Wai Lana shows you how to breathe for maximum benefit.

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Keep Your Balance! (#216) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Stand tall on one leg in Lord of the Dance and wind up your limbs in Garuda Pose. These balancing poses get you centered and teach concentration.

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Abs and Thighs (#217) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Wake up with a breathing exercise, then strengthen your abs and thighs. Give your spine a full stretch as you roll into a ball.

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Seven-Stage Spinal Stretch (#626) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

The secret to this forward bend is to use your arms and legs to achieve your maximum stretch. You'll also bend backward in Camel and sideways in Windblown Tree.

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Sit Awhile (#218) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

In an Imaginary Chair, that is! You'll feel your thighs strengthening by the second. Camel Pose will stretch your body inside and out from knees to chin.

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Breathe Away Your Stress (#219) Duration: 27:55 STEREO TVG

Breathing awareness techniques and neck exercises help relieve stress and built-up tension.

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    • KQED DT9s Over the Air: beginning Wed 7/09

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) The PSIP Info part of our Over the Air (OTA) signal for KQED DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3 dropped out of our overall signal early Wednesday 7/09. Once PSIP was restored most OTA receivers moved our signal back to the correct channel locations. However, for some viewers, it appears as if they have lost […]

    • KQED FM 88.1 translator off air Tues 6/03

      The Martinez translator for KQED-FM will be off the air all day Tuesday June 3rd. We are rebuilding the 25 year old site with all new antennas and cabling. This should only affect people listening on 88.1MHz in the Martinez/Benicia area.

    • KQET planned overnight outage: early Tues 5/13

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) KQET’s Over The Air (OTA) signal will shut down late May 12/early Tues 5/13 shortly after midnight to allow for extensive electrical maintenance work at the transmitter. Engineers will do their best to complete the work by 6am Tuesday morning. This will affect OTA viewers of the DT25 channels, and signal providers […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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