Yoga For Loneliness – Yoga With Adriene

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– Hello, my friends, and
welcome to Yoga with Adriene. I’m Adriene, today we
have Yoga for Loneliness. So this is a
wonderful full-body practice, but it’s hands-free and
we’re off the knees today, so it’s nice and
low to the ground. We’re gonna open
up through the hips, find an expansion
through the belly and the heart, connect to the big picture. We even have a
little core work in here, I feel like no matter what
state of loneliness you are, or have been in, this is gonna
be a good one for everyone. So hop into something comfy,
and let’s get started. (gentle upbeat music) Hi, alright, let’s begin today’s practice laying down, shall we? So take your time
getting there, there’s no rush. The self love starts now. We come to flat back, as
you’re ready, get situated. Feet are gonna
come as wide as the mat, or wider than hip width apart if you’re practicing not on a mat, and you’re gonna
allow the knees to fall in so that the whole
belly area and the groin and the pelvis
can soften and relax. So do whatever you have to
do to get comfortable here. And again, we’re
wanting this place of the body where we carry a lot
of emotion in the hips, in the groin,
the pelvis, the belly to soften, so
there’s a soft bowl here. And you can even take
your right hand to that area, and then as you’re ready,
we’ll bring the left hand just over the heart
space here, the left side. And then I invite you, my dear
friend, to close your eyes, and tuck the chin just slightly to lengthen the
back of the neck. And then maybe one at a
time, one shoulder at a time, just snuggle the shoulder blade really underneath
your heart space so you start to feel an
opening in the chest. And you can
feel as best you can, kind of grounded
through the upper back body just as it
sinks and grows heavy, melts into the earth. And then a softness,
again, a lightness, in the lower belly
and the groin, the hips. Alright, so again, if
you haven’t closed your eyes, I invite you to
close your eyes here. And I’d like for you to consider the fact, not even the idea, the fact that there are, I’m delighted
just even saying it, there are so many
human beings around the world that are doing
this with you right now. There are so many people doing this with you right now. Start to notice your breath, and just meditate on that fact. This connection, and hopefully
maybe eventually this feeling that you are not alone. As you slowly bring more
awareness to your breath, see if you can
elongate your inhalations, just take a couple
big old deep breaths. And in tandem with
those big inhalations, see if you can
extend your exhales, just make them a little longer. And then notice where you
might be gripping, holding. If you’re feeling particularly
destitute and lonely, (laughs) I’m with you my
friend, we’ve all been there. See if you can soften through
your toes and your fingers. And then allow that softening
to travel up through the limbs and then as you breathe in,
feel the belly rise, the heart expand and lift,
and then as you exhale, notice how it softens
and falls like a wave. And then naturally,
some emotion’s gonna come up. If you’re
particularly sad today, see if you can lean into it,
just observe, embrace it, and then return to
the breath each time. Remember that you are
not alone, and in fact, with this
particular shared practice, there are so many
people around the entire globe doing this with you,
connecting, right now. Alright, slowly we’ll
begin to open the eyes, and take the
hands off the torso, and then bring them to
the backs of the thighs as you slowly walk the feet in, and then just
guide your knees up really nice and
slow and gentle like so that you can give
yourself a big hug here. Then continue to
deepen the breath, and maybe rock
gently side to side, and feel your spine
supported by the earth here as you kind of
scoop the tailbone up, and then maybe if
it feels right today, you peel the nose up
just toward the knees, creating more
spaciousness in the back body. You can grab the
outer edges of the feet. You can really
make this your own here. What we’re wanting to
do today is to hopefully move the flow of
energy up and down the spine, and how that translates
into the rest of the body. Because often when we feel anxiety from loneliness, or maybe it’s a deep
sadness, or depression, it often is because there’s
stagnant energy in the body that is getting kind of caught and the flow isn’t healthy, and we can get hung
up on things more easily. And so yoga’s such a great tool. Just continue to squeeze your
knees into your chest here, and find
movement that feels good. Yoga is just
such a wonderful tool for moving the
energy or the chi, right, as some people call it, so that you can find a
lightness and a freshness, and a happiness
that you deserve. And sometimes yoga’s a good tool as opposed to other methods. To each his own, though. Okay, from here we’re actually gonna go into a Happy Baby Pose, but we’re not
gonna grab the feet, so we’re just
gonna grab the ankles. So you’ll reach
in today and grab the ankles right on the top, and then use your
thumb right where the arch and the heel kinda come together to really, pressure point here, press the thumb into that space, and then if it feels right,
you can start to open up, sending the soles of
the feet towards the sky, and then from there, same thing, you can find little soft,
easy movement that feels good. If you wanna grab the
outer arches from here, outer edges of
the feet, you can. And we’re just gonna really take a moment to
consider the hip socket, so don’t get
stuck in the pose here, see if you can find
little movement that creates a little lube, lubing effect
(laughs) in the hip socket. And then of course keep up
with your deep, loving breath. So we kind of come into
this vulnerable posture, but it’s Happy Baby, so connect
to a little innocence here, take a couple more
breaths to just find any movement that feels good. And continue to bring your focus back to the breath
time and time again, acknowledging the thoughts
and feelings that come up and then returning to the
inhale, the exhale, the cycle. So nothing’s permanent. We’re all gonna
have those low points, and we’re all going to
feel alone, it’s part of life. But through our breath
practice and our yoga practice we can be more conscious of
the fact that it’s a cycle. What goes up must come down. Alright, after
you feel good here, we’re gonna bring the soles
of the feet to the ground, knees over the heels,
or somewhere, so. Bring the heels in line with
the hips, how about that. And then we’re gonna
bring the palms to the earth, and snuggle the shoulder blades underneath the
heart space even more, and then press into all
four corners of the feet as you inhale, lift the hips. Think about your
sits bones going towards the backs of the knees here. So you’re creating
lots of spaciousness in the front of the hips. Press your hands
into the earth firmly, and then, squeezing
your thighs together without moving the feet, and
lift your chest to your chin, and then your
chin towards the sky. Take a deep breath in here. Maybe lift the
hips a little higher, and then exhale as
slow as you can go, really rolling down
articulately through the spine. Come all the way back
down, as slow as you can go. Beautiful. Lift the toes,
dig into the heels, spread the toes super wide, and then release the
feet back to the ground. And one more time, press
the palms into the earth, Bridge Pose, slowly,
starting with the tail, lifting up, seeing
if you can really press into each vertebra,
get a little massage here. The knees stay
stacked over the heels, or at least try to
find that sensation as you press the
palms into the earth. And again, lift
the chest to the chin, and then the
chin towards the sky. Should feel amazing
in the upper back body. Breathing deep here, inhale,
lift the hips a little more, imagine you have a
block between your legs here. And then exhale,
slowly and articulately lowering down. Wonderful, open the palms. Bring the feet together,
soles of the feet kiss as you bring
the knees super wide. Have to adjust
my harem pants here. And we’re gonna come to
a Reclined Cobbler’s Pose. So see if you can really
feel your feet connect here, your sweet feet. Again, palms open,
close your eyes, take a deep breath
in and as you exhale, just allow what is,
allow gravity to do the work. Again, acknowledging
any thoughts or feelings that are coming up,
and then knowing that you’re quite honestly and truly held in a safe space here. The earth has your back,
your yoga mat has your back. And the diverse,
beautiful group of humans who are doing this at the
very exact moment as you are are connected to you here, somehow, some way, with you. Thanks, technology. And then use your breath to
just connect to that life force. And again, notice where you
might be holding or gripping. See if you can
begin to listen more carefully to the
sound of the breath. That may change the
quality of the breath. And then slowly
bring the fingertips to the outer edge of the thighs, blink the eyelashes open, and then press the feet together so you can slowly
bring the knees up. And then once again, we’ll
guide the legs all the way up, and you’ll give
yourself a great big hug here. Find what feels good,
rock gently side to side. Keep listening to
the sound of your breath. And then keep the
right knee hugging in, and send the left leg
up high towards the sky. Point and flex the left foot,
squeeze the right knee in, and then try to draw your left
toes towards your forehead, feel that big stretch in the
back of the leg, the hamstring. You can always bend that knee
as generously as you need. Take one more
deep breath in again, really flex your
left toes towards your third eye,
towards your face, and then have some fun
as you slow this move down. Squeeze the right
knee in, and think about carving a line
with your left heel. So don’t just drop
your left foot down, but again, consider
that left hip socket as you slowly lower
the left heel down to hover just above your yoga mat. We open up through the front
of the left hip crease here, we squeeze the right knee in, and then option,
Head to Knee Pose to lift the nose
towards the right knee. Again, left knee’s hovering, and we start to
just activate the core, scoop the tailbone up a lot, and squeeze and lift. Shoulders are relaxed,
we’re breathing here. And then to take
it a step further, there’s an option to
send the fingertips forward, open the palms, and again,
we’re scooping the tailbone up, engaging the abdominal wall,
spreading the toes, breathing here. Maybe you notice a shake,
a tremble, that’s awesome, that’s that prana,
stirring it up in the body. Moving the energy. Inhale and again,
and exhale to release everything down. Left heel comes to the earth,
head and neck, soft landing. And then big twist,
right knee over towards the left side of your yoga mat, open the right fingertips
towards the right side. And you can kind of
snuggle your shoulder blades so that your right
shoulder comes to the ground, and we take five
super big, buoyant, beautiful, loving breaths here. Breathe into your lower
belly, so good for the spine. Detoxifying,
massaging the internal organs. Literally helping to purify, which absolutely
affects your mood. And then continue
to remember that there’s so many
people doing this with you, you’re not alone. Feel supported by the earth. And after your five breaths,
slowly guide it back to center, and we’ll send the left knee up, in towards the chest, hug
both knees into your heart, scoop the tailbone up. And then when you’re ready, right leg up
high towards the sky. Squeeze the left
knee in even more. Point and flex here, letting the blood flow opposite direction, letting that hip socket
really get heavy, drop in. Spine supported by the earth. And then squeeze the left knee in towards your
upper left shoulder, and here we go,
really flex the right foot so that the
right toes are really pointing towards your face. You feel this length
from the sit bone to the heel. And we inhale in, and
exhale, slowly lower it down. And connect to your
center as you do this. Feel that breaking point where you have to engage in the belly. Let the right heel hover. And then keep a
stability in the shoulders here, or you’ll slowly peel the
noes up towards the left knee, Head to Knee Pose, so good. Scooping the
tailbone up, keeping the shoulders relaxed,
breathing deep. And you can stay here,
or send the fingertips out, then open the palms,
elbow creases towards the sky, and really scoop
your tailbone up, we’re engaging the
full abdominal wall here. You should feel a
little shake, a little tremble. Breathe deep. And take one more big breath in. And release, right
heel to the ground, spine, soft landing to the mat. Here we go, big twist. Left knee over
towards the right side. Recline Twist,
snuggle your shoulder blade so that you can start to
guide the left shoulder down, and five cycles of breath. Inhaling lots of love in, and exhaling lots of love out. Close your eyes here,
go inward, trust. And then after
your five breaths, slowly bring it back to
the midline, to the middle. Hug both knees
up into the chest. Scoop the tailbone up. Awesome. Cross the ankles,
we’re gonna grab the outer edges of
the feet, or the big toes. You can also just grab
the backs of the thighs. And in your own time, so
you don’t have to rush this, or go into panic mode,
you wanna actually bring a little
playfulness if you can to this rock and
roll move all the way up. So take your time, we’re
gonna rock up to Sukhasana. Take your time, try to
enjoy this little transition. So you don’t have to
nail it on the first try, or the second, maybe
you take a couple swinging motions to massage up
and down the spine. And be humbled by this
move, whatever comes up, just accept it, embrace it. And then eventually we’ll come
up to a cross-legged seat. And draw the hands
together at the heart. Anjali mudra. Sit up nice and tall. Then again,
remember you are not alone. For one, I’m here with you. But in yoga, we close out the practice by saying namaste, and namaste is
really the acknowledgment that we are one. And so it might
sound kind of cheesy, but whenever I’m
feeling blue or sad or alone, or I feel like I’m
lacking connection, I try to remember that truth that we are one. Inhale deeply, bringing
the thumbs to the third eye. And exhale, bow
your head to your heart. Take a deep breath in,
and today we’ll whisper, namaste. (gentle upbeat music)

 

100 Responses

  1. Kerry Melanie

    April 24, 2017 1:34 am

    I think every YWA video could be considered Yoga for Loneliness because I constantly feel alone in the world and when I do your videos you somehow make me feel less alone. Thank you so much Adriene ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

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  2. lilly flower

    December 31, 2018 9:49 am

    I'll admit that I didn't expect this to help.
    I've had depression for as long as I can remember, and a big part of that is chronic loneliness. It's become a nightly occurrence for me to cry or just sort of wallow before sleeping, and tonight was definitely one of those nights where I probably would've wanted to smoke or have a few drinks to get around the brunt of the loneliness. But those weren't an option, so I figured I'd give this a try.
    Obviously I'm not cured lol, I'm still decently sad after the session, but getting out of bed and doing something was a lot healthier of a coping mechanism than I'm used to having. Thanks for the video.

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  3. Samiambambam

    January 9, 2019 6:15 am

    For some reason i cant get past that we are not doing it โ€œat the exact same timeโ€ unless you believe everything is happening at once or something. but love this video as always you rock!

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  4. diana sciamana

    January 20, 2019 4:35 pm

    Very lonely weekend, gave a shot to this and as the video finished a friend called asking me how I was doing. WITCHCRAFT

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  5. b c m

    February 19, 2019 3:05 pm

    Just finished this wonderful practice and am wondering if by chance someone did this practice with me. This would be awesome. Trusting that I am not really as alone as I feel . . .

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  6. Jenny Obiliseen

    March 15, 2019 3:42 am

    Anytime my life is out of control I always find a time of peace with a Adrienne. Although I havenโ€™t met her, she is such a friend of mine!!!

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  7. Di Harmony

    March 23, 2019 9:31 pm

    "You are not alone
    I am here with you…"))
    Thank you so much, Adriene!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™
    And I'm also happy and grateful to have you, guys, spreading the light. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Fanfan MentalistFictions

    March 23, 2019 11:23 pm

    I'm a loner by nature. But it's strange because it's like a company with you. The feeling I got. Very peaceful inner. I'm one with a another part of me. It's like having a twin. I no longer feel empty inside. This practice is fantastic. Thank you Adriene.

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  9. Hilary Malveaux

    March 24, 2019 6:04 am

    I think this is the first time Iโ€™ve ever commented on a video here but I have to share what this woman has done for me. I am dealing with depression and anxiety as a result of a traumatic childhood and sexual assault. I recently started therapy after trying for years to medicate with alcohol, drugs, plus antidepressants and anti anxiety meds alone. For the past nine days I have done a different video of Adrieneโ€™s each day. I am so grateful for the variety and thoughtfulness. Home alone on a Saturday night as a single person desperately desiring a long term partner but understanding that I have to get well before I can find that, this video is exactly what I needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  10. Bella T

    May 15, 2019 7:31 am

    I refreshed the page after doing this and saw that I was practicing along with one other person. I'm with you, stranger ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Alessandra Larios

    May 29, 2019 2:10 pm

    I just wanna give you a BIG THANK YOU , this practice brought me to tears… amazing <3 thanks for sharing your light with us. Ale, from Perรบ

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  12. genericbotface

    June 2, 2019 5:18 pm

    How many times have I heard you say "Bow your head to your heart.", and never considered the symbolism until just now? I think this practice is sticking in a way nothing else has because I'm training my mind to respect my heart.

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  13. Merissa Kelley

    June 4, 2019 7:03 pm

    Thank you Adriene for this practice. It always makes me feel so much better and reminds me I'm not alone in this big old world, even if my lil part of the world does feel that way. It reminds me that I'm as much a part of the universe as the universe it a part of me. It helps me bring back that feeling of connection to the entire world around me and really feel all the ties close and far away around me. Thanks for being there.

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  14. randi4321

    July 9, 2019 9:28 pm

    I'm not feeling lonely but this video is amazing. This is one of my favorite videos from Adriene. So much spinal support with nice stretches.

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  15. Eva O'Brien

    August 6, 2019 11:06 pm

    Thanks as always for such lovely videos! If I may, I also wanted to share this article on the subject of loneliness, I found it really useful and interesting; https://believeinwhatyousee.com/2019/07/24/talk-of-loneliness/

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  16. Melissa S

    August 20, 2019 4:35 pm

    ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปjust what was needed right now. How powerfull the release of emotion stored in the body feels. You are nog alone, never โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  17. Daphne Troost

    August 23, 2019 6:02 am

    REUNITE day 23 (how is it August 23rd already?!). Loved that little core work and the reminder that we're not alone! Namastรฉ <3

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  18. Gill Smith

    August 23, 2019 8:36 am

    Iโ€™m doing this practice tomorrow Adriene instead of that long one ! Itโ€™s good to hop in and out of the calendar, so today Iโ€™m choosing 2 quickies, 10 Minute Yoga For Self Care and 6 Minute Yoga Chill …. thatโ€™s what I love about my YWA, thereโ€™s so many to choose from in my lists, I just choose and have fun ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป see you tomorrow on the mat, love you Adriene ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

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  19. Liz Beardmore

    August 23, 2019 8:58 am

    A short practice that doesn't seem so short, leaving you with a calm, relaxed feeling to start the day. Thank you Adriene xx Namaste ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  20. Wendy GivingbackDavis

    August 23, 2019 4:08 pm

    Day 23 of REUNITE! Felt a little bit lonely today, I don't even know why but sometimes I just do ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for this beautiful practice Adriene ๐Ÿ™‚ NAMASTE <3

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  21. Valerie Martillini

    August 23, 2019 4:36 pm

    Woke up feeling really sad this morning, so Iโ€™m glad this was todayโ€™s scheduled practice. Itโ€™s been a while since I had tears on the mat, but I feel a bit better now. It helped to realize others are where I am now and to be able to send them wishes of happiness. Thank you.

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  22. Rio Mae Blanco

    August 23, 2019 7:07 pm

    Life is beautiful so donโ€™t ever think you are alone in this journey. I am breathing with you, I am moving with you, and I am sending love to you ๐Ÿ’— Thank you so much Adriene and namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ

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  23. Leah Kelley

    August 23, 2019 8:43 pm

    I needed this today. Finally a yoga routine that I could have my eyes closed the majority of the session with deep breaths. (I skipped a few routines to catch up to today) lol. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜„

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  24. Nicole Meisner

    August 23, 2019 10:26 pm

    I don't know how you do it Adriene, but you seem to exactly know what I need. That practice was very helpful and it is a good way to end this long long day. #YWAReunite day 23

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  25. D a w s a c

    August 23, 2019 10:34 pm

    REUNITE day 23

    Its nice to have these gentle practices every now and then.

    Namaste.

    #ywaREUNITE #FWFG

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  26. Vanessa Morris

    August 24, 2019 12:18 am

    Every time I do this practice I appreciate it so much more so thank you Adriene for picking this one for us today, I feel that connection with our fellow yogis so much more now than I ever did so thank u for this wonderful community, much love to you and benji and everyone, Namaste ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–โค๐Ÿ™

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  27. Marie C

    August 24, 2019 8:37 am

    It feels good to have some gentle practice. I kept this one for today saturday and did the 23rd one yesterday, just like a reward. And reward it was. Namaste

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  28. Denisa Bohata

    August 26, 2019 7:57 am

    Woke up this morning very anxious and disconnected and this session worked like a MAGIC WAND. Feeling so much lighter and much less anxious. Thank you Adriene!

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  29. Q-talks Uniting Voices and End Loneliness

    September 2, 2019 1:30 pm

    Hello! we need voice conversations Now more than ever. We have developed a voice conversation app that connects you randomized in conversation groups of max. 4 people based on the conversation topic you are interested in. This is a place for you to talk with like-minded people. Conversations are anonymous and leave no tracks on the internet when they end. No TEXTING at all – only voice talks like having a real telephone conversation. We developed the app to Reduce Loneliness, Change lives, and Build New and Existing Communities. Please help us and spread the word. Will you join us, please. The world needs to talk again!

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  30. L E

    September 6, 2019 1:38 pm

    This is just lovely and reassuring ๐Ÿฅฐ it's the end of the day and I just felt lonely when my friend left my place after working together the whole day. After doing this I felt less lonely and more reassured. Thanks for this ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
    Looking forward to watching more of your videos โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  31. hasan

    September 13, 2019 10:33 pm

    Dear Adriene, I've recently moved to Berlin, away from all my friends and family. I don't know anyone in this big city and for the past weeks I have felt isolated and lonely. I couldn't even do yoga with you, although I always sought your practices to find my balance again but this time I was just unable to do so. This week I've been feeling especially out of balance and blue, maybe it's due to the harvest full moon or maybe it's just my inner voice telling me to finally love and take care of myself.

    I hope you realize how deeply and positively you affect people here every single day and I'm incredibly grateful for having you as my teacher and mentor, you feel like a good friend to me (so does Benji). Thank you for everything and namaste, friend.

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  32. aladdin 1

    September 16, 2019 5:40 pm

    Day 234๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ I had that that feeling when you are not necessarily sad but just feel really empty then did this practice and I feel much better now ๐Ÿ’š

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  33. Mo Ke

    September 21, 2019 11:22 pm

    This was my first time doing yoga after taking around three weeks off. During that time I've felt crushingly lonely, dissociated, and panicked despite getting tons of exercise and meditating almost every day. I feel so much better now. When I refreshed the page I noticed there were eleven more views than when I first clicked, so shoutout to those ten other people doing this yoga session with me. I hope you feel the same relief I do.

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  34. Anita Bussis

    October 6, 2019 5:13 pm

    I truly appreciate you Adriene. Your guidance always reminds me of the bigger picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. 1x1x1x1x1x1 ?-?

    October 24, 2019 5:45 pm

    I used all stuff ๐Ÿ™ every thing yoga and pills and doing things that I love EVERYTHING it didnโ€™t help me why why me WHY

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  36. justme cjb

    November 13, 2019 5:00 pm

    i sprained my wrist yesterday and also had a bit of a lonely day. i seen this video was hands-free so i picked it. i did get emotional and my arm felt a bit sore but i stuck with it. i'm super grateful for the variety of your videos! <3

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  37. G. Espanto

    November 15, 2019 3:22 pm

    I just realized that there is no yoga video for depression that is under 15mins. Some depressives have difficulties focusing and finishing an entire 20min long video is a struggle. I hope you can make one to cater this need. Making "baby steps" with tasks had always helped me whenever I need to reset myself -in times when I fight through my episodes. When even brushing my teeth or getting out of bed is so hard to do. I hope you read this, coz your videos really helps me get back on my feet. Thank you.

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  38. Natural Vegan Mom

    December 5, 2019 1:15 am

    Thank you so much for this! I am suffering horrible PMS (perhaps undiagnosed PMDD) today and am trying to not listen to the horrible voice in my head telling me I'm worthless and don't deserve to be here. It's been a hard day. I thank you for being there and for me joining in and not listening to that voice for 20 odd minutes or so. It means a lot. โค๏ธ

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  39. Kagas T.

    December 5, 2019 8:13 am

    Every time I come to my mat for one of these videos it's amazing how I really get exactly what I need out of it. This December playlist we are working through right now is so amazing. I've been so exhausted with work lately and having all this lovely, gentle, self love practices in a row has been perfect. Can't help but feel connected to something bigger when it feels like somehow the universe knew exactly what I would need right now, and let me find these videos just in time. Thank you for all the hard work you put into these! They're the highlight of my day!

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  40. Ana Margarida Silva

    December 5, 2019 10:19 am

    Yes! Thanks so much for technology and to you Adriene for being there giving us your body and mind technology! ๐Ÿ™

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  41. Tami Johnston

    December 5, 2019 2:02 pm

    What a lovely practice this am – thank you again – Day 5 #ywaJOY and Day 96 of daily yoga practice! Enjoy the day!
    Namaste ~

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  42. Anagha Acharya

    December 5, 2019 2:23 pm

    Day 5 – Iโ€™m currently preparing for final exams and my headโ€™s not in the right place. Thank you for helping me stay grounded, Adriene.

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  43. Nadia Nanette

    December 5, 2019 3:49 pm

    What a lovely challenge. I absolutely love the core moves. I'm really learning to love and appreciate yoga and myself. the fact that there's always something new to try, a different variation, etc, means I can constantly push myself or take an easy day if that's what I need. (Which an easy day is not something I used to allow, so then comes the guilt and shame and blah blah! )But I'm learning to listen to my body, to honor my body, treat it with love and affection. I really honestly have nothing but gratitude for you Adriene. You have helped reshape who I am and my life in so many ways I can't even begin to list them. I'm so thankful for this channel, our community and you. Namaste.

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  44. Simone Pedroso

    December 5, 2019 5:11 pm

    Thank you Adriene! You are my transition from work mode into home mode, every single day, for the past 6 months. It doesnโ€™t matter the classโ€™ theme. It is a moment to connect with myself and get home.

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  45. Sandra U

    December 5, 2019 10:05 pm

    Adriene…one more time your video came at the right time. I made a mistake at work and was feeling sad, worried and isolated. Unconsciously after this class I realised I was smiling and from my depths came the words "I am happy" as in not only the moment but in life… something I hadn't been able to appreciate lately. So thank you. Namaste!

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  46. Brittany Ogden

    December 6, 2019 12:02 am

    I was so surprised to discover that I was clenching my glutes in the reclined twist. Once I released I found the pose so much more comfortable.

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  47. Morgan Karlee

    December 6, 2019 1:44 am

    I cried my way through this entire flow, it was so incredibly detoxifying. I have so much love for you and this community

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  48. Eli mtz

    December 6, 2019 3:43 am

    When I looked up this video today and saw that I had already watched it before, I had to think- how sad and lonely must I have felt at one point to do this session before? Iโ€™m still in the same physical place, but luckily today, I donโ€™t feel so alone anymore.

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  49. Emily C

    December 6, 2019 4:03 am

    I did this practice a couple days ago when I was feeling lonely, but today after spending time with family I still chose to infuse this practice with my energy. The joy calendar does not lie; you are not alone! We are all beautiful beings living in this life together.

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  50. Gabriela F

    December 6, 2019 4:58 am

    I started crying at the mere mention of the word "sad", that's how much I was needing this class today. Loving JOY and can't wait for January and our new journey together. Thanks for everything Adriene โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  51. Kristin St

    December 6, 2019 6:35 pm

    Lately Iโ€™ve been feeling lonely not like I have no one to be by my side but like I have nothing left in myself. Like my soul left my body. Guess it was due to stress, exhaustion and lack of yoga and meditation

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  52. S Rose

    December 7, 2019 5:32 am

    I seriously feel like youโ€™re an angel whoโ€™s always there to help me pull myself out of dark times.

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  53. Christy Jones

    December 7, 2019 3:35 pm

    Really enjoying the month of December with you!! Iโ€™m actually doing something that feels great and getting stronger in heart, mind and body. Thank you Adriene! ๐Ÿ™

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  54. Amelia

    December 8, 2019 12:17 pm

    Doing this as part of JOY is a great reminder that JOY in life does not mean being constantly happy. It means feeling all your emotions, and whilst crying throughout this practice I was reminded that the sadness IS NECESSARY in order to have a full human experience and therefore experience JOY. This holiday period, I am grieving and I feel alienated by the expectation to be full of holiday cheer. Your beautiful reminder, Adriene, means I have given myself permission to feel sad this year and in making that decision I actually feel JOY! Thank you ๐Ÿ™

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  55. Vanessa Morris

    December 8, 2019 11:14 pm

    Just making the rounds on practices I missed while I was ill and this was a great practice but I think I will practice the rest tomorrow cause my cough is sort of acting up nothing a little rest won't fix so much love everyone and Namaste ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–โค๐Ÿ™

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  56. Tanvi Koushik

    December 9, 2019 3:36 pm

    #ywaJOY
    December 9th, Finally got to Day 5. I missed the last several days, I've had exams but I have just been feeling down, unmotivated and not wanting to move much. Today, I was feeling really, REALLY down, and pretty lonely too – it felt like a tap on the shoulder – "hey, you could keep going with the calendar, it would be perfect". So I ate (a little too much) nutella, danced around my room, took a hot hot shower, and just did the practice. Feeling so refreshed, and so held and safe at the same time. Thank you. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  57. Hannah

    December 12, 2019 9:32 pm

    I got the hiccups whilst doing this so I couldn't reconnect how I had hoped, but thank you for sharing such a thoughtful YWA <3

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  58. Chichi Aniakor

    December 13, 2019 9:42 am

    Hey Adriene! I just wanted to let you know. I watch your videos for a while now. And they helped me through such hard situations. Ofc the problems won't disappear just like that, but the perspective changes. I just wanted to say thank you from my heart to your heart! For all the time, energy and effort you put into this. And ofc to let you know how much of a positive impact you have. Thank you, thank you, thank you โค๏ธ so much love for you and this community. Namaste! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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  59. Jay-Ram Rajendra

    December 15, 2019 6:51 am

    I don't even know how to describe what happened to me during this practice, but it's similar an experience of forgetting what you wanted to talk about when you see a really close friend, and the conversation takes a life of its own and time fades away…and no time feels appropriate to say goodbye, because instead of the minds, it's the hearts talking to one another. And sometimes we call it nonsense, but honestly that "nonsense" I feel is truly the conversations worth having. I feel kinda crazy for saying this: but did I know you in a past lifetime? Haha. Namaste ๐Ÿ™

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