Meditation for Self Love | Yoga With Adriene

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– Hi everyone.
Welcome to Yoga with Adriene. I’m Adriene, this is Benji. And today,
we have a sweet little meditation for self love. So hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alrighty my friend, we’re going to begin in a
comfortable seat of your choice. You can also do
this video lying down. I want you to feel comfortable. And go to a position, come into a
position that feels good, that feels supported. So, I’m sitting up on a bolster so that I can feel nice and
comfortable sitting up tall, but you do you. If you’re sitting up, align
your head over your heart, and your heart over your pelvis. If you’re lying down,
tuck you chin, so that your
neck is nice and long. Then let’s bring our
left hand to our heart space and our right
hand to the low belly. Gently allow your
eyelids to get heavy, close your eyes and baby, let’s take this time to reset, reconnect, remember that we are worthy, worthy of love. As we begin to tune in here, trust that you
made the right decision selecting this video, carving out just
a little bit of time and space to
consider or reconsider where you are right now. And not only reconnect
or remember with this fact, in my mind this truth,
that you are worthy of love. But perhaps we open to
taking it one step further, and remembering or reconnecting
with the fact or the truth that you are love. Take a deep breath
in wherever you are. And a long breath
out wherever you are. And now maybe
with the eyes closed, if they are not already,
take another deep breath in. Wherever you are, just whatever’s
going on with you today. And a long breath out. So I’m definitely
rolling out the red carpet here for you to just come as you are, with however you’re feeling. And then hopefully we
can use this gentle process either as preventative care
or a little rescue remedy for you to know and feel
that you are worthy of love, and that you are in fact,
the love itself. Inhale in. Now on your next exhale, just allow the hands to
rest wherever it feels good. Gently at your sides, maybe palms on the
knees or the thighs, maybe fingertips
resting gently on the ribs if you’re on your back. Use the sound of my
voice to guide you here, so you can keep
your eyes closed. Relax your tongue
down in your mouth. Take a deep breath in. Fill your belly with air. And as you exhale,
relax your shoulders. Now starting at your feet, send your
awareness to your feet, and just slowly
taking a gentle body scan noticing as you go
up through the body, all the way to your crown, noticing if there
are any tight places or places that you
might be holding or gripping. See if you can detect
any places in the body physically or energetically, where you might
be able to soften, blanket a little love. Relax. Inhale in deeply. And exhale completely. Continuing with the
nice conscious breath. Seeing if you can,
whatever this means to you, breath like you love yourself. Inhaling lots of love in. And exhaling lots of love out. Now if you stumbled
across some areas, either specifically physically, maybe in the shoulders,
the low back, the hips, or more energetically,
emotionally, maybe in the heart space or
even in the head, the neck, if you stumbled across a
place that has felt tight or is tight, congested, use your breath,
this loving inhale and this loving exhale, to soften that area,
to smooth it out. Send some love to that area. Breathing in deep into
the belly as you inhale. Softening, blanketing
the body in love as you surrender on the exhale. Continue to gently
deepen your breath, using it as a tool to reside in
the present moment. Notice the
thoughts that come up. Acknowledge them
and use the mantra inhale lots of love in. And exhale lots of love out. Anchor the brain to refocus on love. You can use the mantra inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. In repetition here. And you can use it off the mat when you wake up in the morning, and before you
go to bed at night. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Continue with your breath, repeating the mantra
a couple more times, ingraining it, remembering it, taking it as a tool to reset and reconnect with the truth that
you are worthy of love, and that in fact, you are love. If you’re on your back,
tuck your chin again, lengthen through
the back of the neck. If you’re seated,
use your next inhale to lift your heart
space a little bit more. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. As you’re ready, gently bring the palms together, Anjali Mudra at the heart. Take a hot second,
notice how you feel. And as you’re ready, start to lift the corners
of the mouth and smile, even if it’s a fake smile. Allow your smile to
grow a little bit bigger. Take deep breath in. A long breath out. Flutter the eyelashes open. Bring the thumbs up
to the third eye, quietly whisper, I am worthy of love. I am worthy of love. Don’t be shy. Quietly whisper, affirm, I am love. I am love. And then allow your
head and your hands to gently fold in,
bowing towards your heart. Thank you so much for
sharing a little time with me and with people
all over the world. You are not alone.
We’re all in this together. Let’s take one more deep inhale. Breathing in love. Exhale, breathing out yup, you guessed it, love. Thanks everyone. Let me know how you’re feeling in the comments
section down below. If you think you
know someone in your life who might benefit from
this little meditation break, send this free video to them. Thank you for subscribing
to Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel and
supporting free yoga and meditation for all. I love ya. Namaste. (upbeat music)


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