Yoga For Concentration and Mental Focus | Yoga With Adriene

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– What’s up everyone and
welcome to Yoga with Adriene. I am Adriene and
today we have a sequence for concentration
and mental focus. So this is really
great when you’re needing to hunker down on a project but you’re feeling pulled in
a lot of different directions. This is really great
when you feel a little uneasy, you might need a
little confidence boost, a little feeling of
oh, I got this this. This is gonna be an
awesome practice for you. Please share it
with people you think might benefit from it. I feel like this is a good
one that we can pass around as a little act of love. Hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alright my friends,
let’s begin lying down, yay! Don’t worry, we’ll get up. Let’s start by emptying that cup so that we can
fill it mindfully. So you’re gonna just come to
a nice flat back position. And just allow all
your beans to spill, (laughs) and allow the weight
of your body to relax. So even if you’re
a little concerned that you will get too tired. Maybe you’re already feeling
a little sluggish or weird. Even if you’re worried that
you’re gonna get too tired and not be able
to do this video. Trust me, trust yourself,
trust the practice and go ahead and keyword, just allow
yourself to be heavy, allow. I’m guessing if
you chose this video or you decided to
say yes to this video that you could use
a little rejuvenation and a little guidance in toward the
things that matter. I can’t assume,
of course, but just a little, part of me believes
that you could benefit from some focus and centering. So in order to do that, go ahead and close your eyes and just allow
everything to spill, to empty. And this might be a little bit
difficult if you’re on the go or you’re worried about time but just trust that
this is valuable, productive, I would say necessary
but that’s I’m just one girl. Necessary time that will
actually make whatever it else you have to do in life run more smooth, perhaps help you
to have more energy, grace and focus. So close thine eyes
if you haven’t already. Then just start
to notice your breath and allow your exhales
to be a little invitation to just relax. And as you’re ready, we’ll just start to
rock the head gently a little side to side,
ear to ear. And yes this is the lovely
little massage for the back of the head and
absolutely we start to stretch through the neck. But this is also a
little signal to the brain that we’re slowing down. So if you’re like me,
anything like me, you might have started this
rocking sensation really fast, you know it’s
really hard to slow down. See if you can
slow it down even more. Just again is a little way I’m
signaling the brain, ah okay. Okay, okay. We’ll bring it back to center and nothing fancy here,
it’s a big full body stretch. You can keep the eyes closed
or you can start to open them but we’re gonna
send the fingertips all the way up and overhead. Spread the fingers,
spread the toes, take a deep breath in, and a long breath out, walk your heels in
line with your hips. Start to point and
flex through the feet and you’ll feel your shoulders pressing firmly
down into the earth, excuse me, your shoulder blades. Firmly pressing
down into the earth. Take one more big stretch then exhale float,
just the hands the arms down and you’ll use your hands
to press down into the earth and hug one knee up into the
chest and then the other. Your intuition is
probably right here so give yourself a big ol’ hug. Feel that stretch
through the lower back body. Maybe you walk or
crawl your shoulder blades down towards the
bottom edge of your mat. Kind of like a bear
massaging its back on a tree. And then just notice
where you’re gripping here. Either in the
mouth or in the ankles. Sometimes we grip in
the weirdest places (chuckles). Am I right? So even if you can’t find it, just do a little spotty scan and start to relax again and just kind of emptying
the cup so we can fill it with things that
feel good and that support and help focus us. We’ve all been there, get distracted and
you go down a rabbit hole and the mind starts to take
over and you get really lost. And sometimes it
can be really harmful. So we’ll use this practice
today to get back on track whatever it is you’re up
to in your beautiful life. Okay, we’re gonna open the knees and then reach the
fingertips to the feet. Grab the outer
edges of the feet. If you cannot grab the outer
edges of the feet, who cares? You’re gonna grab the shins. We’re just gonna open
up through the knees here to start to open
up through the hips. So we’re here or
we’re here on the ankles. Again, if you can’t
get there then maybe palms gently come to the
front of the shin or the knee. And then we’re starting here
’cause this is a great one where you can tell right away
if you’re gripping or holding. So just let it all
open out, literally. Thank you YouTube. Be nice, just kidding. And then you can start to find
a soft easy movement here. Obviously we’re
starting nice and slow today so just use this
time to settle down. And then as you’re ready, we’ll slowly release
the arms wherever they are. Bring the knees back in and we’re gonna slowly
inhale in, exhale, squeeze, shins in towards
the body and slowly peel head and heart and shoulders up. The nose can
come towards the knees but it doesn’t have to touch. Breathing deep here. Keeping the shoulders relaxed, the neck relaxed. One more breath and then slowly release. Awesome, slide the hands
to the backs of the thighs, you’re gonna rock up and down
the length of your spine. We’re starting to
get a little energy going so just be mindful here. You can do it a couple times but you’re actually gonna
rock all the way to your feet on this one and this
is a very humbling move, it can be very fun. It’s also a nice
little core activator. So as you’re ready, you’ll come to a
little toe stretch here, a little foot stretch. Fingertips are on the earth. We start to
really wake up the feet, the ankles, the Achilles,
the calves, your quads. And then you’re gonna inhale, look forward once you get there. This is like a
little ninja stand. I dressed like a
ninja today for the focus and the mental
focus and concentration. I feel like it is appropriate. So inhale, really think
about opening the chest, think Cobra here. And then exhale chin to chest rounding through,
think Cat Pose. You should feel a nice stretch, maybe the palms
come to the earth. And then one more
time, inhale open. Think Cobra. A little bit of energy as you
squeeze the knees together and then exhale
around chin to chest. Then keep this chin to chest, you’re gonna
slowly drop the heels and roll all the way
up to your Mountain Pose. Take your time,
move as slow as you can. And stand up nice and
tall when you get there, really feel your feet
pressing into the ground. And feel the blood flow
and the flush of energy. You’re gonna open
your palms, really open, open, open up, open
up through the chest here and in your Mountain Pose today. And take nice
smooth deep breaths. Literally imagine
your breath just, I don’t know, I sounds cheesy but just imagine
your breath is love, like you’re inhaling love
and you’re exhaling love. So it’s an active
connection of like your breath is your spirit not just
oh, breathing, another task. Think about when you
sleep, you keep breathing. This is to honor the breath by really
inhaling lots of love in and exhaling lots of love out. Alright, inhale, reach
the arms up and overhead, big stretch here just
like we did on the ground then exhale, right arm’s
gonna come underneath the left for Eagle Arms
or Garudasana arms. If the palms don’t
come together, no matter, just take a nice stance here. We’re working on
opening up through the chest and the shoulders evenly so you don’t wanna allow
your chest to collapse here. Lift the chest up. Inhale, maybe lift the elbows up and then exhale,
experiment, fingertips forward. Again inhale,
lift the elbows up, exhale, fingertips forward. Beautiful, now
lift the chin slightly, take the deepest
breath you taken all day. Careful, no pressure
in the lower back here so little connection
to your belly. And then exhale, on an
exhale all the way down, bend the knees nice and slow. Strong steady
focus on the breath here. So nice long breath and then the arms are gonna
unravel at the last moment and we’re back
in our Forward Fold. Awesome, inhale
lifts you up halfway, nice flat back position. And exhale to fold. Awesome, inhale,
reach for the sky, root to rise here,
really spread your fingertips and this time, left
arm underneath the right as you breathe out. Find your eagle, you breathe
in pressing in the feet, lift the elbows up perhaps and then maybe
fingertips forward. Continue to
breathe in your own time, lift the chest, inhale and exhale. Draw the navel in just
a bit, support your back and inhale one more time. This time, maybe lift the chin and then bend the
knees in cascading down with your breath, nice and slow, arms unravel at the last moment. Awesome, inhale, halfway lift. Slow and steady is the course
and then exhale, release. Beautiful, bend
both knees generously, belly comes to the
tops of the thighs, you might walk your feet
together a little bit here. We’re gonna send the
hips back, back, back and the fingertips forward. Big stretch here. Send the hips back so big stretch in the side body. So think length. So immediately our
minds go to I can’t, Chair Pose sucks, just think about creating
length in your side body, your front body and
your back body here. It’s okay if the knees
come a little bit forward but send the
weight back in your hips. Breathing deep and once
again, protect the back, your lower back in particular
by drawing the navel in and then this pose
requires you to focus. Bring your
attention to your breath. Imagine you’re carrying a
big beach ball here, inhale. And then exhale, right
arm underneath the left. Eagle Arms,
inhale, lift the elbows up and then exhale,
let everything go. Oh yeah, take a moment
here to hang, shake it off. Breathing in,
lots of love, breathing out with consciousness. Sweet inhale,
halfway lift, big breath. Nice refreshing
exhale as you fold. Bend the knees, belly comes
to the tops of the thighs, send the weight
back into your hips and strong focus here as you
send the fingertips forward. Now find support from within,
you got this, check it out. It’s always fun
to repeat things. I love to work to with
same vocabulary a lot of times So that you can find new
ways have been negotiating, not just the physicality but
your emotional intelligence (chuckles) and
your mental focus. Here we go, left arm
underneath the right, inhale, lift the
elbows up, Eagle Arms. Maybe you sink a little
lower here, you got this. Breathe in, smile then it exhale
everything releases down. Inhale in, audible exhale
as you breathe out. Inhale, halfway lift. Nice long beautiful neck here then exhale to fold. Amazing, bend the knees,
step the left foot back, just the left foot,
right foot stays in the front. We’re come to a
nice low lunge here, you can lower the back knee and then left hand is
gonna come to the earth and we’re gonna slowly
peel the right fingertips up towards the sky. Just a nice gentle twist here. Front knee over front ankle,
open the chest, breathe deep. Awesome then you’re
gonna take the right hand in next to the right arch and you’re gonna
swing the left toes around. Take your time, again
this requires some focus, some anchoring of breath
and mind so take your time. And we’ll just open up through the left
fingertips from here. If this is too much, you
can come onto the fingertips or right elbow to the
top of the right thigh. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in again, stretch,
expand, you’re awesome and then use your breath out
to come back all the way, nice low lunge. Great, inhale, look forward. If you want you
can curl the back toes underneath that back knee. If you’re not feeling that
today, keep it nice and low. Beautiful, inhale in. Exhale, plant the palms,
step the right toes back. Strong plank pose,
we’re only here for five, four, enjoy it try, three, two, listen to the
sound of your breath and slowly lower all the way
to your belly on the one, you can lower the knees. Nice and easy here,
inhale, Cobra to lift up. Keep it nice and low. And then exhale, release. Power up, Plank Pose, inhale, press up, lift up. Strong, steady, five, four, find soft easy
movement here that feels good, three, two and one, beautiful. Downward Facing Dog,
take your time. Pedal it out. Stay present, try to
stick with the sensation, what’s going on in this moment. Oh and now this moment. Ooh and now press into
your fingertips in this moment. Beautiful then
we’ll inhale, look forward and exhale, step the right
foot up, step the left foot up. Inhale, halfway lift and exhale, fold. Inhale deeply through the nose and exhale,
sigh it out with sound. Awesome then the knees,
step the right foot back, just the right foot. Front knee over front ankle, lower the right
knee to the ground. Relish this stretch,
this sensation. Beautiful and then right
hand will come to the earth and we’ll slowly, so there’s a little
energy in the pelvic floor, cinch up through there,
a little scissor effect as you lift the left
fingertips up towards the sky. Then see if you can rotate
your right shoulder around just create more space. Nice and mindful
adjustments here though. Breathing deep as you inhale,
smile, breathe into your belly and then exhale,
bring it all the way down. Oh, feel the blood flow, the
energy flush, pay attention. Left hand comes in line with
the arch of the left foot then listen carefully,
here we go. Right knee
essentially stays where it’s at. We’re going to swing the
right toes all the way around. Kind of come into
a half warrior here and right fingertips
reach all the way up half extended side angle. Now and you can also
bring that left elbow up, create more space
or if you have a block, maybe play with that. Inhale, find expansion. Exhale and then inhale, expand, create more space and then exhale,
bring it all the way down. Awesome, here we go. Framing the foot now
with your hands again. Loop the shoulders, inhale at
the heart, radiate forward. You can lift that back knee or
keep it lower, you got this. Awesome then plant the palms
and we’ll come to Plank Pose. Five, four, three, you can count with me
if you want, two and one. Lower belly to Cobra
or Chaturanga to Up Dog. You’ll inhale to open
the chest, open the heart and then exhale to make your
way to Downward Facing Dog. Inhaling deeply and exhale completely. Inhale to look forward,
bend the knees. Exhale, step or hop to the top. Inhale, halfway lift,
find length and exhale, Forward Fold. Inhale, spread the fingertips,
press into the earth, reach up towards the sky
and exhale hands to heart, strong and steady. So there’s this connection to your center of
gravity here, really strong. If a big burst of wind were to
come through, you’d be here. We wouldn’t sway, wouldn’t fall. Connect to your center. So we’re gonna
challenge our center of gravity by coming into a
standing one-legged Tadasana. You’ll press into your left foot and lift the right knee up
as if it were on the string and then slowly release it down. Two more times, inhale. Notice if you’re shifting all
your weight to your left side, see if you can stay lifted,
connect to your center all the way up and then slowly
all the way down. Last time, inhale. Careful not to
grip to your left toes and this time
we’re gonna stay here, we’re gonna open up to Tree Pose so you’ll grab your right foot and either place it right up
against your left inner thigh and press your left inner thigh really against your right foot or you can also
go below the knee or keep the toes on the ground then find your focal point and try to press into the
outer edge of your right foot, finding rotation in
the right thigh bone and then take a
variation here that serves you. You can get
creative with your mudra. You can stay here,
hands at the heart or maybe challenge yourself by reaching
fingertips towards the sky. For an extra challenge,
you can take your gaze up and for an extra challenge,
you can close your eyes. And take one more
inhale to lift your heart and then you use your exhale, keep your heart
lifted to bring it back. Take it to the other side. Three times
peeling up from the knee and just notice if you’re
shifting all of your weight into your right leg,
right hip, right glute. And after about three, make
your way to tree, nice and slow, playing with this
idea of pressing energy in towards each other
and towards the midline so you can find length
and stability in the spine. Honor this side, just
accept where you are today and maybe if you’re in the mood, you have some fun
by lifting the arms up. Maybe looking up
taking your gaze up or if you’re feeling really
adventurous, closing your eyes. Inhale in, lift your heart, keep your
heart lifted as you exhale, release with control. Bring the palms
together, feet together. Inhale and exhale, sigh it out. Awesome, walk the feet just a little bit
wider than hip width apart and turn the toes out. Inhale in, reach for the sky and exhale as if
you’re painting a wall. You’re gonna bend your knees and you’re just gonna
paint the wall forward. Kind of like a
little Tai Chi move here. You’re just gonna
go about halfway down and you’re gonna
inhale rise up, Thriller arms. And exhale down,
halfway, just checking it out. Knees are going tracing
right over the the toes here and then rise up
and then one more time. Sync up with
your breath, inhale. Alright and now taking it all
the way down on an exhale, listen to your
breath find that Ujjayi. Press into the
outer edges of the feet, press into the
outer edges of the feet and now here we
are in our yogi squat. Awesome take a deep breath in. Relax those
shoulders as you breathe out. Press the palms together and then really today, activate. Press the arms against your legs and squeeze the
legs against your arms and if you’re having to
bring the hands to the ground for stability here,
power to you. Find the modification,
be mindful and focus on the
sound of your breath here in the last
moments of our practice. Get your center down
low and feel the heat, the warmth that you’ve created. And press into the
outer edges of the feet, take a deep breath in, and a long breath out. Awesome work. Slow and steady, keep pressing into the
outer edges of the feet as you bring your hands forward. And you’re gonna walk the
toes together, knees together and we’re come
into that low squat, just like we did at the
beginning of our practice. Now, you can stay
here in the nice low squat. Send your gaze forward,
find a length in the neck. We can stay here,
squeezing the legs together, fingertips on the earth, concentrating on the
sound of your breath. Another option would be
to bring the palms together, send the knees forward,
create length in the quadriceps. Lift your hip creases up towards
the sky just intentionally, don’t literally and come into a little toe
stand here, breathing deep. Breathing deep. And then you can stay here or we can open the knees wide. Bring some energy up
from the base of the spine, send the fingertips forward,
keep the shoulders relaxed. Lift up from your center
and bring the knees up towards the
armpit chest, gaze forward as you maybe
rock forward and back. Crow Pose, forward and back and maybe it’s a
lift off and maybe not. So we have lots of
options here, breathing deep. Whatever option you’ve chosen, listen to the
sound of your breath. Lift the corners of your mouth and then after a
little bit of playtime, we’re gonna come to a
nice seat, just cross-legged so take your time, you can work a couple
more breaths here and there then we’ll come to a nice seat. Just allowing the
spine to go neutral, the shoulders to relax and the body to cool down. Maybe flip your palms face up. Take a deep breath in and long breath out. Another deep breath in and a long breath out then one more. Sit up nice and tall, bring the hands together and we’re gonna bring the thumbs
right up to the third eye. Take a moment here to just
tap into a little gratitude, appreciate your body. Just kind of admire
and appreciate yourself and this time
you’ve taken for yourself. It’s so valuable, so important. I wish you the best. Focus on the
things that serve you. You got this, whatever
task is at hand, you got it. Maybe quietly
whisper to yourself, I got this. Tuck the chin slightly, feel that length in the
back of the neck, inhale in and exhale, take
everything all the way down, we bow forward. Namaste (upbeat music)

 

100 Responses

  1. Kianna

    September 4, 2017 12:57 pm

    I was stressing out about school because I go back tomorrow and this was the perfect practice to refresh my mind and calm down. The last part of the video was extremely awesome for me when I whispered to myself, "I got this" and suddenly I was no longer worried. Thank you Adrienne as always, Namaste πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

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  2. Maddi Y

    March 23, 2019 9:54 pm

    Im going to try this right now. I will edit this post to let you know how it went. Right now, my ADD is taking control of me and I really need to hunker down and study for my biology test on Monday. My energy feels a little out of alignment and I have not exercised for awhile. Hopefully this does something.

    After this video: Well, first off I cried a couple times during this session. I didn't realize how much negative energy i've been keeping in until now. Crying felt really good. My body also feels much better and I feel more in my body if that makes sense. I feel like I can focus on my task at hand now. I also realized towards the end how much I have become a perfectionist these past two semesters about my grades, and I realized that it's totally okay to not be perfect all the time. This was lovely. Thank you, Adriene.

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  3. Jon Moen

    March 24, 2019 4:01 pm

    Wow, my tree was so steady today it would have stood through a hurricane! Or at least that is how it felt. Namaste

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  4. hirai Momo

    March 26, 2019 5:27 am

    woke up at 5am to do this , feeling soo good now and I'm ready to take on this day , thank u alot Adriene ,love uuuu.

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  5. Nequidia Amaterasu

    March 26, 2019 7:46 am

    I loved this practise! Maybe one of my favorite now 😁
    Namaste Adriene πŸ™πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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  6. Emma

    March 26, 2019 7:46 am

    Yeahhh crow pose! I always feel like I'm slipping when I try it but that was my most stable crow ever πŸ™‚ I'll definitely come back to this video and see if I can hold it longer next time.

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  7. Liz Beardmore

    March 26, 2019 8:43 am

    I appreciated the gentle start before moving into the flow! Thank you Adriene xx Namaste πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

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  8. Sunnyfreak3

    March 26, 2019 8:58 am

    Thank you so much, Adriene! You are amazing and so inspiring… big hug and much love to all of you out there <3 Namaste

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  9. Gill Smith

    March 26, 2019 8:59 am

    Forgive me today for swapping back to Sunday’s new video. I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t resist and it was so much better second time around ! I gained so much it will keep me strong, thanks Adriene πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’žπŸ‘πŸ»

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  10. Carly Reil

    March 26, 2019 10:56 am

    Adriene, you get me 😊 the Libra in me sees and honors the Libra in you πŸ’šπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’š namaste

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  11. Miss Mo Storyteller

    March 26, 2019 3:09 pm

    I did this because it was on the calendar, but it was meant for me today. I have a big performance tonight that I've felt nervous about, and this was just what I needed this morning, thank you!!!

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  12. Wendy GivingbackDavis

    March 26, 2019 4:49 pm

    RESET, day 26! Today's practice felt absolutely amazing, tree pose and yogi squat = absolute blessing for me today. Thank you Adriene, for your kind and loving guidance. Yoga is a part of my life and this is thanks to you. πŸ™‚ NAMASTE πŸ™πŸΌ

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  13. Fatima

    March 26, 2019 6:29 pm

    This was just what I needed today. Thank you, Adriene, for everything you teach. You are such a bright light <3

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  14. Lori Beth

    March 26, 2019 8:23 pm

    My energy was super low today and this turned out to be a great pick-me-up. Thank you for the focus – I really needed it.πŸ’š I always cringe when I see my old arch nemesis, Crow Pose, pop up. Lol. For the life of me, I can't get that done. I get black & blue marks on my arms from trying. Crow gets me very frustrated. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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  15. D a w s a c

    March 26, 2019 8:56 pm

    RESET day 26

    The last couple sessions were god-sent and on the right time. Today I felt overwhelmed with the amount of tasks I have, but I am glad I tackled my problems one by one. The yoga session was a nice refreshment as well.
    Btw, there is a progress with the crow pose, but not yet! Soon hopefully.

    Namaste.

    #ywaRESET #FWFG

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  16. Vanessa Morris

    March 27, 2019 12:05 am

    Wonderful practice, it didn't fly today but I stick with it and I feel amazing, thank you Adriene for another awesome fun practice, love u and Namaste πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ™

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  17. Tina Putauskiene

    March 27, 2019 9:11 am

    A yummy practice! I swear this RESET month, you are speaking to me on so many levels! It's like you know what I am going through and what I need daily! Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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  18. Katie Hall

    March 27, 2019 1:14 pm

    Was feeling tight and heavy today, so kept my knees down a lot in lunges to ground myself, grateful for the modifications when we need them Adriene! Starting to really enjoy challenging my balance in tree, yogi squat and the toe stand today!

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  19. Sara VanDeMortel

    April 4, 2019 1:44 pm

    Thank you for this practice, Adriene! This practice helped ignite a fire within, now I am ready to tackle the day! Namaste

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  20. Berkeley Rothwell

    April 9, 2019 3:15 am

    I was trying out tree pose for the first time in this video, and I seemed to have injured the outside/upper thigh/hip area of my left leg by putting too much weight on it/leaning into this side too much during this pose…does anyone have any stretches in mind or tips on how to help heal this area of the body? I want to get back into the swing April's ACT calendar, but I don't want to hurt myself further…

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  21. aladdin 1

    April 19, 2019 7:53 pm

    Day 84 The secret of change is to FOCUS and CONCENTRATE all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new πŸ–€πŸ”₯πŸ™πŸΎNamaste

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  22. MrGeorge

    May 4, 2019 11:53 am

    I have never done Yoga before. I am struggling with depression and I literally haven’t left my apartment for a week now and I felt super useless. This really helped me and relaxed me and got me ready to prepare for finals. I will def. be doing more yoga in the future. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  23. Brittney McCombs

    May 8, 2019 5:37 pm

    First yoga practice in a few weeks…. reared off the mat for a while… Ty for this one Adriene!

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  24. brookefromearth

    May 11, 2019 5:48 pm

    I have been procrastinating studying for finals and also I have been neglecting my practice. I think the two go hand-in-hand. It is amazing what 25 minutes on the mat can do for mind, body and soul. Thank you, Adriene. I am gonna drink some coffee, eat some breakfast and get my study on. <3

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  25. d4 d4

    May 16, 2019 2:21 pm

    I'm proud of my country 😍😍 , orgin of yoga πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ from indiaπŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  26. Germain Ducros

    May 19, 2019 6:20 pm

    I always come to your channel when I'm looking for help and guidance through mindful practice. I'm so glad today was no exception. I can feel the boost in confidence, self love and joy, and I know I'll do my best tomorrow for my exam. Thank you so much Adrienne!

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  27. alison farkas

    May 22, 2019 1:31 pm

    You are amazing thank you so much for sharing your vubrant personality with the world!

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  28. PhH

    May 26, 2019 2:14 pm

    I did this exercise and after that the yoga for surfers exercise. This because i normaly take 1 hour classes.

    Perfect combination!

    Because this video gave me more focus and the yoga for surfers video made me surf through the day.

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  29. Elena Martinovska

    June 13, 2019 6:45 am

    You little Ninja you! Of course I would notice, you tend to get into a role or something relating to the theme of your videos..except you did not do your eye make-up accordingly πŸ˜‰ very creative! And what do we keep filling the cup with? Some lovin'? Coffee for concentration? Booze, perhaps? Maybe a little taste of Adrienne to sip on throughout the day! haha. Totally SAVED in my faves xoxo

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  30. Patricia Lilienthal

    June 14, 2019 5:35 pm

    I finished to work in school yesterday, very hard year. β€œ I got this” LOve it ! Thank you Adriane

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  31. Paigie Greeff

    June 18, 2019 9:47 am

    Wow. This is the best yoga routine that I have ever done. It felt so so natural and refreshing! Thank you, Adriene.

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  32. Paigie Greeff

    June 18, 2019 9:52 am

    I think I really got into it about halfway through.. so much so that I didn't hear music in my house or realise that my phone had given me whatsapp notifications until a few minutes after the workout hahah. This is insane!

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  33. GΓΌn GΓΌley

    June 19, 2019 9:28 am

    I am not an active youtube user. The only time I ever commented on anything was on yet another yoga video of yours. This time, I want to express what's on my mind after just having done this video. For it is, truly, one of the best yoga videos not just of yours, but out there, in the whole world wide web. This practice is challenging, yet calming, focusing, yet full of all the yummy let-it-go-flow that I need as someone who way too often tries to control everything in her life. I am 33 and have decided to switch from a career I worked all of my life towards and got a PhD for this year – academia – to something I realized was my destiny, my dream, and my purpose all along: becoming a diplomat. It's scary to let go of paths you believed were carved out for you and to enter the unknown. The four exam stages ahead of me in the next 7 months are some of the hardest in Germany, and there is a big, scary likelihood I will not make it through any of these. The first exam stage is this Sunday, June 23rd, 2019. I am all sorts of anxious, yet full of excitement, too, as I am at least filled with the knowledge that I am putting myself out there, working towards my inner treasure, irrespective of the outcome. I am going to do this beautiful routine every day until the big day on Sunday, thanking myself, my humble teacher, Adriene, and the entire FWFG-community for having my back. Namaste! <3

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  34. Mystical_Maverick_ Morgan

    July 2, 2019 2:31 pm

    Really helped gain some clarity! Great challenging practice πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™

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  35. Gina Costanza

    July 3, 2019 4:19 am

    This was wonderful, i love balance postures but havnt practiced near as much as when i took bikram. It's amazing how closing our eyes is such a game changer lol. Ty beautiful friend

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  36. prinzessczar

    July 11, 2019 2:36 am

    I took my Nclex today and I've been following this yoga and meditation journey since February this year as I was also preparing for my exam. Thank you so much Adriene for helping me manage my anxieties and for opening a life changing opportunity for me. πŸ™πŸ»πŸƒπŸ’•

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  37. David

    July 23, 2019 5:04 am

    Morning to you all, I suffer with anxiety and I am able to control it through exercise and yoga, I've recently started to do a yoga practise each morning before I leave for work and as I've said before Adriene is very similar to my yoga teacher Emma and explains things while doing each posture, this is a good session for focus. Thanks Adriene, where's Benji?πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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  38. David

    July 26, 2019 5:21 am

    This morning's practise really brought focus to my day ahead, It's hot and humid in England this morning before 6am, so I got really hot during this session, but hey I'm good. Thanks Adriene

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  39. Pooja Reddu

    August 1, 2019 3:58 am

    Namaste from India . Thank you for making this video and spreading knowledge on yoga. Much appreciated πŸ‘
    Love from India

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  40. Sofia Loretta Hochstrasser

    August 8, 2019 5:49 am

    Omg so this is has been an incredible flow! I’ve been doing daily practice for five months now- it’s the first time I manage to do a yogi squat AND crow pose!!! This is going to be an amazing day!!!!

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  41. January Eliot

    August 8, 2019 8:00 am

    I remember doing this practice desperately last summer when I was stuck in a big project and now I have finished it!!!!

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  42. Daphne Troost

    August 8, 2019 8:14 am

    I have a big decision to make today. Your advice and this practice will help me make it: "choose what serves you".
    Thank you, Adriene. I will <3 NamastΓ©

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  43. Raquel Basurto

    August 8, 2019 1:54 pm

    Ahhh, first time ever I was almost able to achieve crow pose! πŸ˜… But I didn't do it because I had fear, so I stopped in the middle of it, but I know that if I hadn't stopped, I would have done it at least for a few seconds. πŸ˜‚ Anyway, I will work on my fears and try to do this pose more often to see my progress. Thank you for your lessons! Namaste. πŸ™πŸ’–

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  44. Rio Mae Blanco

    August 8, 2019 4:44 pm

    Trust yourself. Allow yourself. Empty yourself. Fill up yourself with positive thoughts, emotions, and actions to bring out the best in YOU πŸ’— Thank you so much Adriene! Namaste πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

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  45. Liz

    August 8, 2019 5:08 pm

    Was struggling to motivate myself to do today's yoga from the August calendar, but so glad I did! Really calm and relaxed now. Thank you!

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  46. Lea Jacobsen

    August 8, 2019 6:01 pm

    Day 8 of Reunite 🌿
    My muscles felt a little weak today, but my breath was a lot more mindful, and I still managed to do the crow pose with surprising ease. I missed Benji today, but I got to pet my own furry friend – I practise yoga right in front of my little guinea pigs.πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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  47. banafsheh jojo

    August 8, 2019 6:56 pm

    Namaste πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ’œ Thank you so much for this amazing gift πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒž

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  48. GrayLandscapes

    August 8, 2019 7:12 pm

    I had to put my cat down yesterday. I know I have to acknowledge and work through my grief and yoga really helps me find a sense of clarity. Your videos really help me ❀️ Thank you

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  49. Leah Kelley

    August 8, 2019 8:50 pm

    I have done this one many times. Today was perfect. I really could feel the breath of love. I could feel the energy in my finger tips. I just couldn’t help but smile and I had a lot of audible sighs. πŸ¦‹ ❀️ 🌈

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  50. D a w s a c

    August 8, 2019 8:58 pm

    REUNITE day 8

    Really needed this before traveling tomorrow, to put me at ease abit.
    Unfortunately I won’t join the Reclaim Your Center at home retreat practice, and quite frankly I don’t know how will I continue doing the regular yoga. But ill try my best at my hotel room!

    Namaste.

    #ywaREUNITE #FWFG

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  51. Sarah Kilgallon

    August 8, 2019 9:11 pm

    Not everyday is an easy yoga day. Today I struggled to keep the poses. Yet, I didn’t stress about it. What is great about the at home practice is that the competitive streak isn’t activated . So trying is enough.

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  52. Nicole Meisner

    August 8, 2019 10:39 pm

    Me: knows yoga isn't about bragging
    Also me: HOW SICK WOULD I LOOK DOING YOGA ON A BEACH AND PULLING OFF THE CROW POSE SO ELEGANTLY AND EFFORTLESSLY LIKE ADRIENE.

    But aside from the jokes, I don't treat yoga like a sport, a set of exercises, etc. it's rather a mental thing for me, but if there's one thing that I want to achieve in "sport-yoga" it's the ability to do the crow. And do my tree properly because the flexibility is there, unfortunately, my balance not.

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  53. Vanessa Morris

    August 9, 2019 1:17 am

    I had to really keep my focus today, I had really bad stomach acid and it was not helping but I feel better now, wonderful practice today, much love and Namaste Everyone πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’–β€πŸ™

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  54. Victoria W.

    August 9, 2019 2:50 am

    Adriene I loved this today and I love you! Today was my first day of school and you made me less stressed and more confident and calm. You're a genie this was the best practice I could have done I feel so peaceful for my second day tomorrow

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  55. morreymc

    August 9, 2019 10:05 pm

    As I was sitting in my much needed meditation at the end of this practice both of my dogs ran across the room and jumped into my lap with lots of pawing, licking, and great wagging of tails. Laughter ensued. Thanks so much. I feel great and so do my dogs. πŸ™‚

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  56. The Unity Agency

    August 10, 2019 10:01 am

    In ninja mode! Trees went really well today – always been a bit of a wobbler but felt a lot more solid and balanced this time around – think I have done this session around 4 or 5 times now so it's good to feel the cumulative effect of daily YWA practice. Shout out to anyone else doing this video today – Have a great day/night – Metta x

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