Norma Wolf (age 86)
I have found practicing yoga with Wai Lana that I have a better sense of balance and more strength… my flexibility has improved. I walk a lot, two miles nearly every day, and at a good pace, I keep up with people that are much younger than me, and I feel that vitality—I’ve got more vitality than the average person of my age.
Over the years, many people who have been introduced to yoga by Wai Lana, or who have been inspired by her in their yoga practice, have written with questions or gracious expressions of gratitude.
After I injured my foot from running, all I did was Wai Lana videos and I still felt the benefits. I didn’t miss running as much as I normally would. And the stances and things helped to stretch and strengthen my feet again.
I feel so grateful for everything Wai Lana has done for me. I have gained so much good health. My local TV station recently took Wai Lana off the air, I don't know what I will do without her. I have different issues with my body but once I do yoga with Wai Lana I'm a happy girl!
Wai Lana is refreshing to do yoga with. Although she is incredibly flexible she is not intimidating in the least. She reminds you to do what you are able to do. There are some exercises I could not do in the beginning but after practicing them a while I am able to do them.
Wai Lana’s yoga helps with your upper body strength. I think we tend to focus on walking and lower body strength for a lot of things, but some of the poses really exercise your arms and shoulders—really help to strengthen. It’s not like work. It’s just fun.
I think that Wai Lana is probably one of the strongest women that I’ve seen, she makes the poses look so extremely easy. But when I was a beginner and I turned on the show and tried it out, I didn’t feel intimidated; I only felt inspired to find that strength too.
On a day off when I’m tired, I’ll do Wai Lana Yoga… then I feel more energized and my mood gets better and it goes from there.
A few months before I started doing yoga with Wai Lana, I became a vegetarian. She has great soups in her cookbook. It definitely helped with my change of diet. Introducing myself into Wai Lana and her lifestyle helped my lifestyle.
I dance a lot. I started dancing as an adult so the flexibility isn’t there as much as for a young person and it just helps my flexibility. The Cobra poses and the different poses help with the flexibility of the spine. I do one of Wai Lana’s videos before I go to dance class to help me get warmed up and ready.
Wai Lana Yoga in particular is really strength building. She does very well thought-out, consecutive poses that help build your strength yet you feel very relaxed by the end of the session.
I’ve been in the service industry, serving food and bartending. And I always had so much pain in my shoulders from the heavy lifting and the trays, and with the Wai Lana Yoga… all that tension and stress has just gone away. I have no more shoulder pain, I feel like I stand up taller. I can breathe deeper. I feel amazing.
I like to spend time with Wai Lana. I like that I can practice her show quietly at home.
Sometimes if I’m feeling a little blue, I put in a Wai Lana Yoga video just to watch because they’re so beautiful that they’re very uplifting for me.
While practicing with Wai Lana, it helps make my activities easier. Also picking up things… because sometimes, when we age, we get a little stiff, so it helps me to relax those muscles. When I wake up early in the morning, it’s just best to work with Wai Lana, first thing.
The sounds in Wai Lana’s sound meditation take you away. They put the mind in the right place instead of my thoughts wandering in silent meditation.
It’s easier to handle things that come my way during the day because I’m doing Wai Lana Yoga and I’m calmer. When things happen, no matter what it is—you get cut off on the freeway, or you can’t find your keys—I just take a deep breath, and I’m learning to observe things rather than take part in all the drama that the day can bring. It’s helpful. It’s peaceful.
I do Wai Lana exercises every day. I lost 6 lbs and owe it all to Wai Lana!
I particularly like the meditation part of Wai Lana because I am a type A personality. As a type A personality, the more I can do to relax and kick back and meditate, the better off I am from a physiological standpoint and a psychological standpoint.
Cookie from Florida
I am so impressed with the Deluxe Hibiscus Totes. The design is absolutely gorgeous and I love all of the colors. The shoulder strap is a great size, I love the zipper and the lining. They are so beautiful. I've been buying Wai Lana products for years. I have her DVD's, cd's and mats. I think she is absolutely wonderful and gorgeous. I just love her products, they are really good.
The way Wai Lana teaches relaxation is, in a way, the dessert on the yoga meal. It really helps to seal in the benefits of the poses, and we’ve found that it’s actually kind of a new approach. I’ve done relaxation stuff. But to take each body part, going say from the toes to the feet to the ankles, is really very helpful.
My osteopenia, it hasn’t progressed. I’m certain that it’s due to practicing yoga with Wai Lana.
I started with the power yoga, which I have to say was very lovely for a long period of time, however I injured myself. And after that injury, I was not able to recover and continue doing power yoga. So I started switching around looking for something that would be gentler on my body. And it was really nice to find Wai Lana’s videos. It was nice to see the progression, with no injury.
Karen from Florida
I just love Wai Lana, she is really, really good. I watched 5 different yoga instructors before finding Wai Lana and she is definitely the best.
I had a stroke in June. At first I started doing some easier yoga, then I started practicing the Hello Fitness Series which really helped me a lot. I also have vertigo and get panic attacks, I was very scared I was going to get another stroke. It’s a miracle how much practicing Wai Lana Yoga has helped me. If it were not for Wai Lana's tapes I would not be feeling as good as I do now. My body is also getting firm which is great. Thank you very much.
Wai Lana has a sense of serenity and clarity so that you can run through the exercises knowing what is expected of you. She doesn’t push to the point where you are afraid of injuries and she leaves you with both a physical and an emotional serenity.