Hi, I'm Juliet Kaska and this is how are Yoga exercises different than stretching exercises? Well, actually they are stretching exercises. See, in Yoga, we actually are always stretching and strengthening as we move through our poses or Aasanas as we call them. There's two types of stretching, and one is called static an one is called dynamic. And in Yoga, we either are doing a static stretch, which is when we hold the pose. And then, sometimes we;re doing dynamic stretches, which is when were moving and stretching at the same time. So, our first basic Yoga stretch is called Pyramid. You're going to take your left foot and turn it away from your body, toes out. Take your right foot and turn it out slightly at a 45 degree angle. You're then going to turn your hips that are completely in line with your front foot. And you're going to hinge forward at the waist line, until your comes into a flat back. If it's available for you to go all the way down to the floor, you'll reach down and touch the floor with your hands. And the final part of the position is actually exhale and fold forward towards your thigh, just like this. So, a static stretch is when you find the stretch in the muscle that you want to elongate. Here, we're going to work on our inner thighs and our hamstrings. And you get to the point where you feel the stretch and you hold it without bouncing, a big no. And you want to hold and breath into it for 20, 30, 40, up to 60 seconds. And then, on an exhale, sink a little deeper into it. A don't, is never push yourself to the point where you're feeling any pain in the muscle. I'm going to show you a few breathing techniques that we do in Yoga. Breathing techniques that we call Pranayama. The first one is called Ujjay, and it's the breath that we use when we're doing our Aasana or our Vinyasa flows. Some people also call it seashell breathing, it sounds sort of like the sound of the air in the seashell. It's an inhale and exhale through the nostrils like this.