Yoga For Weight Loss | Healthy Energy Flow | Yoga With Adriene

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– Hey everyone,
welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I’m Adriene and
this is Benji and today on the Yoga For
Weight Loss series, we’re connecting
to the entire body and promoting a
healthy flow of prana or energy that runs
up and down the spine. So this is a really
mindful and conscious way of getting strong
and lean and tone so that you can feel good
because when you feel good, you look good. Let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alright my darling friends, let’s begin in a nice
comfortable seat of your choice. Get down nice and low and as you just
slowly start to arrive here for your practice
find what feels good in the hands, in the
shoulders, in the neck. Trust yourself,
trust the video, trust me, your humble guide. And close your eyes. Just take a quiet
moment here to take stock. Notice how you feel. The invitation today is to really just
move with the breath and to consider perhaps this idea that the
breath is your spirit. Now before you
turn the video off, just hang with me and ask, what if the
breath was your spirit. Could we perhaps
reconnect to that notion. And so, just meditate on that, think about that
as you slowly gently start to deepen the
breath, maybe connect to a more audible breath. What if your breath
were your spirit after all. When you stop breathing,
what happens? So when we say move
with your breath today, it’s not just the vinyasa,
but it really is moving from a place of connect,
moving with your spirit. The idea is that if
we become more practiced and more conscious of
breath as spirit on the mat, we’ll be able to tap into
that a little bit off the mat using the breath
as we move through life, but also being conscious
in the way that we speak to one another and share. So hopefully by now you’ve
taken a couple deep breaths in and out through the
nose or through the mouth. You’re sitting up nice and tall. You’re gonna draw
the hands to the heart and as you’re ready, just gently
bow the head to the hands, the head to the heart. And feel that great
stretch in the back of the neck and again, ask
yourself, what if your breath were to be
regarded as your spirit because again,
after all, what happens when you stop breathing. So just play with
that today, if you want, you can also just ditch it. But an opportunity,
a little invitation to move with your breath
as if it were your spirit. Would you cut it short,
would you ignore it, or would you keep coming on back to try to figure out
what it is, who it is, how it feels? Let your spirit guide the way. We’ll slowly lift the head. We’re gonna come to all fours, take your time,
tabletop position. Wrists underneath the shoulders, knees directly
underneath the hip points, press away from your
yoga mat and lengthen through the crown of the head. Inhale, drop the
belly as you’re ready. Open the chest, Cow Pose. And with your breath
exhale, rounding through, chin to chest, really
lifting up your heart space. Inhale, drop the belly. Listen to the sound of your
breath as you open your heart and exhale fully chin to chest. Front body lifts
up to the back body. One more time inhale, Cow Pose. Press away from your
yoga mat, create space, and exhale rounding through. Chin to chest, crown to
the earth, create space. Awesome, inhale, come to center, bump the hips to the left, turn to look past
your right shoulder. Inhale, exhale to center,
bump the hips to the right. Turn to look past
your left shoulder. Inhale, exhale back to center. Beautiful, we’re gonna
curl the toes under here. Keep pressing out of your hands so your not collapsing
into your wrists here. So you’re really
lifting up through the chest. Okay, curl your
toes under, inhale in. On an exhale lift the
knees and let them hover. We’re tugging the hands back
and we’re tugging the toes forward to light a
little fire, a little agni in the belly. Tuck the chin slightly, gaze
down, neck is nice and long. We’re here for five, four, count faster Adriene,
three, two, and one. Lift the hips up and back,
Downward Facing Dog. Now find a little
movement here that feels good. You can peddle it
out through the legs. Listen to the
sound of your breath. Nice and loose in the
head, the neck, rather. And then you’re
gonna take the soft, slow, conscious
movement all the way up to the top, baby
steps, walking through to a Forward Fold. When you get there,
bend the knees generously and continue to listen
to the sound of your breath, your spirit. The goal of today’s
practice is to really get a healthy flow of
energy or prana moving throughout the body. So it’s more
than a stretch here. Blood is flowing to the head. And with each and every breath,
we’re bringing fresh oxygen. And then when you’re ready, we’ll begin to slowly roll it up and press into your feet so much that that’s what sends you
rolling up through the spine. So energetically
you’re feeling your feet, just really press
away from the ground and there’s a little
resistance just yielding as your rise up strong. Lots of awareness now
from the soles of the feet, up through the head. And you can just
take a couple moments here to find what
feels good in the neck, be mindful, maybe the shoulders. Just take a
couple moments to be you, scratch your face,
fix your pants, whatever you need. And then I’ll meet you, the
hands together at the heart, Anjali mudra. And right away, we’ve been
practicing this a lot lately on the channel, but
just decide what feels good, really active arms
today or soft arms. And there’s just
a thoughtfulness, you make a choice,
you really commit. And each time you
come up after your flow you can reconnect
and mix and match. But, just making sure you’re
not going into that autopilot. Then reconnect with your breath. We’ll take an inhale in and this time as you exhale SH
sound out through the mouth. Give it a try. Empty, empty,
empty everything out. So much so that your next inhale
is just naturally buoyant. Inhale and exhale, sigh it out. We’ll do that
little cycle again, big inhale in through the nose. Exhale SH sound empty it out. (shhhing sound) Empty, empty, empty,
empty, empty, empty, empty, everything out empty. So much so that your next inhale
is just naturally buoyant, almost a passive inhale. And then sigh it out. (sighs) Awesome, on your next
inhale, reach for the sky. Spread your fingertips, really
feel your feet on the earth, big stretch here and
then exhale rain it down, Forward Fold. With the breath,
inhale, halfway lift. Find length. Just take a couple
moments here to check in with the shape today. So extension through the crown, really reaching the
tailbone towards the back edge. You wanna create a nice long
line from the crown to the tail so we’re not collapsing,
but lifting the front body up to meet the back body. Think of a figure
seven and then break free of that shape and just find
little soft movement here. You’ll take one more breath, maybe find more
length in the neck and then use an exhale to fold. Inhale, reach for
the sky, big breath. And exhale, hands
to heart, namaste. Soft knees,
inhale, reach for the sky. Exhale, forward
fold, all the way down, soft bend in the knees. Big inhale lifts you up halfway. Find that length in the
neck and then exhale, fold. Beautiful, inhale
reach for the sky. Big stretch, really
maximize the stretch, stretch, stretch,
stretch, and then exhale hands to heart. Without looking
keep the chin lifted, you’re gonna
bring the feet together. So, place you eyes on
the soles of your feet. Wacky, and then
here we go, inhale, reach for the sky,
feet are together. Exhale, Forward Fold, bend the
knees as much as you need. Inhale with the
breath halfway lift exhale with the
breath Forward Fold. Bend the knees,
fingertips come to the mat. You’re gonna step
the right toes back and lower the right
knee onto the earth. Walk it back if
you need a little more then everyone
loop the shoulders, become light on the fingertips,
and inhale look forward. Exhale, peel the left toes up, pull back through the
left hip, crease half splits or Ardha Hanuman and
you can walk your fingertips right underneath
your shoulders here or to intensify the
stretch you’ll walk it inline with your left heel. Walk them in line
with your left heel. Inhale to look
forward and then exhale draw the chin towards the
chest, nose towards the navel. Rolling through your left foot, inhale come
forward, then exhale, we’re gonna plant the
palms, lift the back leg and step it back to plank pose. Inhale, press away
from your yoga mat, peddle it out if you need to. Find what feels good. Remember that
length in the neck and then on a big exhale
send it up and back Downward Facing Dog. Deep breath in. Long breath out. Baby steps to the top again
rolling through the whole foot stretching through the
achilles, meet your back at the Forward Fold,
feet together, really together. Big inhale lifts you
up halfway, your version. Exhale to soften and fold. Beautiful, this time
step the left toes back. Nice and slow
mindful movement here. Lower the left knee. Loop the shoulders, inhale,
grow light on the fingertips, open your chest. So you’re finding
a little activation through the upper back
body here so you can open up through the collarbones,
the chest, the pecs, your heart. Then take one
more big inhale here and exhale soften, slowly
draw your chin to your chest. Flex your right
toes toward your face. Pull back through
the right hip crease, Ardha Hanuman, half split. And inhale look forward, open. Exhale, chin to chest,
soften inward. Rolling through your right foot, inhale come back to
that nice low lunge. Open the heart,
the chest forward. Deep breath in and
then exhale plant the palms, lift the back knee,
step the right toes back. And this time
we’re gonna come to plank nice and strong and
then when you feel like you have your foundation,
you’re gonna turn onto the right edge, excuse me, yeah the edge of your right foot And slowly bend the elbows and
just dip the right hips down, feeling that side body stretch,
inhale come back to center, nice and slow and mindful,
come to the outer edge of the left foot. And we’re gonna bend the
elbows, dip the left hips down. And you’ll come back to center. Right hips down and one more time left side. Just starting to warm up the
muscles of the upper body, the core, left
hips down, stretch. Back to center, inhale plank. Exhale, Downward Facing Dog. You rock, beautiful,
take a nice deep breath in here. And then use your
exhale to really empty it out. Gorgeous, inhale look forward, repeat the baby steps from
before or you can hop to the top or just ragdoll all the way up
Forward Fold, feet together. Big inhale lifts you
up half way, find length. Exhale to fold. Inhale, root to rise here,
reach for the sky spread your fingertips,
heard over heart, heart over pelvis and
exhale hands together. Anjali Mudra at the
heart, deep breath in. Long breath out,
relax your shoulders. Great, inhale,
reach for the sky. Exhale, all the way down you go. Listen to your
breath, your spirit. Inhale, half way lift. Exhale, fold. Inhale step the right toes back. Exhale lower the right knee. Keep breathing here as you
become light on the fingertips. Then when you’re
ready, half splits. Left hip crease
pulls you back, left toes towards the face,
inhale to look forward, exhale to soften inward. Roll through that left foot. This time lift the
back knee, nice low lunge. Inhale, open the chest. And now exhale, plant the palms. Step it back, Plank Pose. Inhale rock forward on the toes. Lift your heart space really up between your shoulders blades. We’re not collapsed in
the other upper back body. You’re gonna slowly look
forward and bend the elbows and lower all the
way down to the belly. Press in to the
tops of the feet, keep the elbows
sucking into the side body tuck your chin into
your chest and slowly roll up Baby Cobra, inhale. Exhale, release, two
more times like that. Think of it as one
continuous movement. We inhale rise up,
it never really stops, it just crests like
a wave and falls down. And one more time with your
breath, keep it going, inhale. And exhale. Great, curl the tones
under, lift the kneecaps, tone the quads. Inhale, press up
into your power Plank Pose and then exhale
Downward Facing Dog, nice work, Deep breath in, long breath out. Make your way to the top. Ragdoll, maybe a hop,
maybe the baby steps, feet together, really together. Inhale, halfway lift,
exhale fold. Bend the knees,
fingertips come to the mat. Step the left toes back,
lower the left knee, loop the shoulders inhale,
open the chest, get nice and light
on the fingertips here, best you can. And then when you’re ready
pull that right hip crease back flex your right
toes towards your face. Inhale to look forward,
exhale to soften inward. Rolling through that right foot, lift the back knee up,
inhale, open the chest, let your fingertips go light. Nice low lunge, strong back leg and then when you’re
ready plant the palms, step it back, belly
to cobra or chaturanga to up dog. So you’ll move nice and slow
and make sure you’re breathing the whole time. Keep the elbows,
sucking into the side body. Sugging and open
your heart on an inhale, cobra or up dog
and then use an exhale to make your way to down dog. Deep breath in,
exhale let it go. Make your way to
the top, take your time. Feet together, really together. Inhale lifts you up
half way, find length. Exhale to fold. Inhale, reach to the sky,
stretch, energy in the fingertips, and exhale hands to heart. Beautiful, soft
bend in the knees here, inhale reach for the sky. Big beach ball up
and over head here. Stay connected to your
abdominals as you slowly take that big beach
ball over towards the right. Bump the hips to the
left, inhale to center and exhale take the
ball over to the left. Bump the hips to the right. Beautiful, inhale to
center and then exhale Forward Fold, all the way down. Inhale half way lift,
exhale to fold. This time bend both knees,
plant the palms and step both feet
back straight to Plank. Here we go, coming onto the
outer edge of the right foot bend the elbows,
lengthen neck here. So remember you’re
yoga practice union of the whole body
is one, mind and body. So we’re not moving
disjointed parts here, but one moving part. So stay mindful,
dipping the right hips down and then going
to the other side, dipping the left hips down. So keep awareness in
the neck and mindfulness in the shoulders. One more time on
each side, you got this. Building that upper body
strength, that core strength while stretching the side body. Beautiful, then take a
vinyasa here if you like. It can be belly to
Cobra or chaturanga to up dog. And we’ll meet in
Downward Facing Dog. Hips up high, take a deep
breath in and empty it out. When you get there,
take a deep breath in and really empty it out. Beautiful, walk
the toys together and inhale,
lift the right leg up high, exhale knee to nose,
think Cat Pose rounding through. Inhale lift it up,
exhale knee to nose. One more time inhale lift it up Three-legged Dog
and exhale knee to nose. This time step it all
the way up and through. Lower the back knee,
inhale, Crescent Lunge, reach the fingertips forward,
up and back. And exhale all the way down. Half splits, Ardha Hanuman,
pull the right hip crease back. Flex your right
toes toward your face. Inhale to look forward. Exhale to soften inward. Then from here, you’re
gonna curl the left toes under you’re gonna roll
through that front foot. Then we’re gonna
pivot on the back foot and we’re gonna
open up Warrior Two. Take your time. Nice wide stance,
get down nice and low. Warrior Two. Deep breath in, use
your exhale to really align head over heart,
heart over pelvis. You might be
reaching a little bit forward, see if you can
use your inner mirror to draw this straight
line up and down the spine. Great then inhale. We’re gonna send the
right fingertips forward up and back, Peaceful Warrior. And then exhale to
Extended Side Angle. Right elbow on the
top of the right thigh. And you’re gonna move
back and forth from there a couple times on your own. See if you can really
sync up with your breath. The lower body stays strong, stable, sthira. So front knee stays bent. And then the next
time you’re in reverse, straiten the
front leg, find length and then exhale, we’re gonna
come into a Triangle Pose. So bump the hips back, reach
the right fingertips forward and slowly, right
fingertips are gonna come to the right calf
area, I just spit. And then I’m gonna
open up through my chest and the left
fingertips to the sky and I’m really
connecting to my core here, super strong, the crown of
the head lengthening forward. Take one more breath. Then exhale, left hand’s
gonna come all the way down. We’re gonna bend that front
knee, pivot on the back foot and you come back
to your nice low lunge. Inhale in, smile,
exhale plant the palms step it back to plank. You can go straight to down
dog or take a little vinyasa. So we use the vinyasa
to sink up with the breath, your spirit, to
create a little heat. So your vinyasa can always
just be straight to down dog. Connecting with your
breath, creating a little heat. In your down dog
take a deep breath in and exhale out
through the mouth. Walk the feet together,
anchor through the right heel and inhale, lift
the leg up high now, exhale knee to nose,
naval draws up. Inhale, Three-legged Dog,
claw into the fingertips. Come out of the wrists
and then exhale knee to nose. Cat Pose. One more time,
inhale, build strength and exhale, knee to nose. Step it all the way
up and in, great work. And lower the right knee,
Crescent Lunge. Sweep the fingertips
forward, up and back. So lift up from the
pelvic floor a little. Connect to your core. Big beach ball up
and over head, inhale. And exhale to rain it down. Pull the left hip crease back,
half splits, Ardha Hanuman. Inhale, open the chest,
find length, maybe look forward and
then exhale soften inward. So belly is engaged here,
navel’s drawing in and up. Now curl the right
toes under, nice and slow. We’re gonna roll
through that front foot back toes are curled
under, I’m gonna pivot on the back foot. I’m gonna find
nice strong footing and then when I’m ready open
up Warrior Two nice and slow. Nice strong lower body, soft
and easy on the upper body. So take a couple
moments to get organized, lengthen tailbone down,
align head over heart, heart over pelvis. So we’re moving the energy that
runs up and down the spine, the Shoshana, center channel. And then when you’re ready
we’ll flip the left palm over, keep that front
knee bent best you can. Nice and low we’re gonna draw
a big rainbow up and over. Inhale in, exhale, stay
connected to your middle, your core, Extended Side Angle and you’re just gonna do a
couple of these on your own, moving with your breath. Back and forth, again
front knee stays bent, lower body strong and stable. And really moving
from your center here. And the next time
you’re in reverse, go ahead and straighten
through that front leg, feel this stretch, then Cobra
or upward dog here, reach and then we’re
gonna bump the hips back, reach the
left fingertips forward and find our Triangle Pose on the other side. So you just
cultivated all this great energy in the center of the
body, maintain that here. Don’t drop it for the pose, but maybe stay lifted,
maybe even just work here with one hand
right on your center to remind you to
collect that energy inward and
upward, Udiana Bunda. Shoulder blades wrap
around, maybe we take the right fingertips up,
lengthen through the crown. Breath deep here, make sure
you’re not holding your breath, why would you
hold your spirit back, let your spirit flow
naturally, support you in challenging times,
in loving times. Inhale in, exhale right
fingertips are gonna come down. Nice and slow we
bend that front knee, we pivot on the back foot. And nice low lunge here,
inhale open the chest, smile. Exhale, plant the
palms, step it back. Belly to cobra or
chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog. I’ll meet you in
down dog, hips up high, heart back towards the toes. Inhale, lift up
from the hip creases. Lift, lift, lift and exhale empty everything out. Good, inhale in
again, bend the knees and exhale slow
descend of the knees with control all the way down. Walk the knees together. Come on to the tops of the feet. You’re gonna send your
fingertips all the way back for Balasana, Child’s Pose. Or if this posture
is not cozy for you, you can just
sit up nice and tall in a little
comfortable seat of your choice. And wherever you
land, close your eyes and reconnect to the
sound of your breath. See if you can just
sit, be present in this role of the observer just
noticing whatever it is that you’re feeling. And that’s not
just physically so, I love yoga practice ’cause
it’s a little opportunity to let your emotional intelligence, your body intelligence, have like a head
seat at the table. So you give your thinking mind
a break and you just observe. And on your next inhale take the deepest
breath you’ve taken all day. And use the exhale
to slowly transition, you’ll open the eyes. We’re just gonna shift
nice and slow to the back. Like you love yourself,
all the way down, oh yeah. So, even in the transitions,
we get to practice focusing on quality of movement. Do that more on the mat, you’re gonna do
that more off the mat. Alright, we’re gonna come to
the back with the knees up and the feet on the ground. And then
interlace the fingertips, bring them behind the
head, elbows nice and wide. And create a little
hammock for the neck here, so tuck the chin into the
chest and pull the hands back just a bit so you’re
tucking the chin to the chest. If you’re a little
tight in the shoulders, this should feel good. Really anchor the
elbows down to the earth. And then send your gaze straight
up towards your third eye, but more practically
think up towards the ceiling and then two feet back. So we found the
length of the neck, but then we’re
taking our focus up and back and you’re gonna maintain that
as you scoop the tailbone up, anchor the navel
down so your center really driving down
to the core of the earth, here engaging, yes the core. And then lift your knees
up and try to maintain that so that your lower back is
super flush with the yoga mat and your gaze is
still up and back with the neck nice and long. I like to extend my thumbs here, just as a little added support. You’re gonna inhale in,
exhale scoop the tailbone up and straighten the legs. They don’t have to
become super straight. So just the sensation
of bringing the tailbone up and then exhale,
slowly lift the chin, the chest, the
shoulders all the way up, but keep your gaze up. Inhale lower, exhale lift. And as you lift,
you’re lifting the toes up, scooping the tailbone
up and really squeezing the abdominal wall. Inhale lower, exhale lift, inhale lower, exhale lift. Keep it going. Gaze up and back,
lifting the tail and you can use your mind’s eye to really see that diamond
shape in the abdominal wall squeezing as you exhale,
lengthening as you inhale. Keep it going. Try to keep the elbows wide. Hug the low ribs in,
toning the muscles of the abdominal wall here, strengthening the back body so you can be nice
and strong and healthy. Up and down through the spine. Keep it going, you got this. I’ll do three more. Last one. And then release, soles
of the feet come together, knees go wide, so now
your arms and your legs are mirroring each other and you’re gonna allow
your lower back to come up now so the opposite
should feel really good. Snuggle your shoulder blades
underneath your heart space. Take a deep breath in. Exhale. Great, reach the fingertips now, so you’re gonna release the
fingers and reach them now between the legs and
you’re gonna open the palms, inhale in,
exhale, baby pulses up. So if you feel
any tension at all, try bringing your toes towards
the front edge of your mat. If you’re fine
there, stay lifted. So now we’re going
into the upper abdominals. Gonna still keep a little bit of length in
the back of the neck even though we’re not looking
up, we’re looking forward. So lot’s of awareness
in the neck and shoulders. We’re pulsing
here, you got this. Keep breathing, breathe. And then check it out, stay
here, keep your heart lifted, right knee’s gonna
come over to meet the left and we pulse here
getting into the obliques, you got this, nice
and long in the neck. Thumbs up, you got this. And now over through center
and to the right, last one. Take a mudra
here, rock and roll. You got it, don’t give up. Awesome, and
then back to center, interlace the fingertips,
catch your head and release
everything down, beautiful. Inhale in, exhale out. Great, bring both knees
in, press up off the toes. Scoop the tailbone
up and release the arms for a great big hug, squeeze
the knees into the chest. Great work everyone, so nice. Thank you so much
for sharing your time and your energy with me and the
Yoga With Adriene community. I know your time is
valuable and it’s so nice that we have each other to
keep each other accountable and present,
healthy, happy, strong. Happy Baby Pose, grab
the outer edges of the feet. Send the soles of the
feet high up towards the sky. Lengthen tailbone towards
the front edge of your mat, anchor down through the
shoulders, through the legs, and smile, life is good. On an exhale, when
you’re ready, release everything to Shavasana. If there’s anything
here you’re craving, a little Reclined Twist,
a Plow Pose, anything at all,
go ahead and take it. Listen to your body. We’re gonna make sure
that we come to this last shape before we rock
up and off the mat and into the rest of
your day or your evening. And this is just an
opportunity to really practice balance, the action of allowing for balance,
a natural equilibrium, the rise and the fall. So we just did all this action and we end by a
total just surrender. And this can be a
surrender to a big picture, a surrender to something
that’s out of your control. Could be surrender
to a bigger spirit. Close your eyes
and as you’re ready just soften everything,
let your body grow heavy. And then take a deep
breath in through the nose and sigh it out
as you breath out. Bring the palms together and
up to the third eye, sweet. Thanks again, awesome practice. I’ll see you next time. Questions, comments,
conversation down below. I got your back,
thanks for having mine. Take good care, namaste. (upbeat music)

 

100 Responses

  1. Frenchy Productions

    March 23, 2017 9:41 pm

    Thank you so so very much Adriene! Thanks to your inspiration and wonderful teaching. I have committed to a regular, mostly daily home yoga practise for over two years and its thanks to you and your programmes. I have noticed a difference physically for sure (i was rocking the core today, something that i used to dread and hate but now do with a smile on my face!) but for me its been about connecting with my spirit and my breath (so this practise was spot on!) and how its carried off my mat into my consciousness, the way i treat others, deal with my emotions and being able to observe my actions and reactions on a daily basis. I thank you in my 'gratitude practise' i have at the end of every session in shavasana / meditation; you are in a star studded line up of the tools of yoga, the Universe and Spirit 😀 So so much love to you and gratitude, keep up the amazing work sis*star, you inspire so so many people. Arohanui (lots of love and community) from Aotearoa! (New Zealand) Please come visit here someday! I live in the paradise world of Wanaka and you would be a welcome guest anytime 🙂 xxx

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  2. Katie Lynn

    April 15, 2019 5:34 pm

    I'm ready to take on the day now and my abs are on 🔥🔥

    Thank you Adriene, for your wisdom. You are a blessing ♥️

    Namaste✨

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  3. Amrei Dizon

    April 18, 2019 4:23 am

    The last three days I had early mornings so i skipped the ACT playlist and practiced the short ones. Today is a holiday (Maundy Thursday) in the Philippines and this 35minute practice with side planks is just perfect to energize me for the house chores that I am about to do 🙂 Thank you, Adriene!

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  4. Nicole O Scott

    April 23, 2019 6:10 am

    Woke up at about 6.30am this morning and did this yoga practise. It's now 7.07am. Feels good. Grazie mille Bella and Benji. Now to do some italiano XxX

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  5. Kerryn Opperman

    April 24, 2019 9:59 am

    Thank you for this Adriene. I’ve been feeling bleh and didn’t really know why. Just over halfway through this practice I burst into tears, which has never happened before during yoga (I’ve had friends talk about it but I could never relate). I’ve been doing yoga with you for years but today something was different and I can’t thank you enough for helping me shed the weight I didn’t know I was carrying. I felt this practice in every cell. Thank you. Thank you.

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  6. allegrojesse

    April 24, 2019 10:01 am

    Thank you so much Adriene, for again a perfect practice. This one I like much because of the combination of some mindful speed and thus heat. And also an awesome stretch. In a relative short time a really good yoga! Feel much gratitude for you and your channel. Hope you can feel all the love. Namaste Adriene <3

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  7. zemorena

    April 24, 2019 5:35 pm

    Adriene, I've been doing yoga with you since 2013. I just want to say that you've changed my life and that I'm forever grateful for all your work. I love you.

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  8. Corissa Sutton

    April 25, 2019 5:06 pm

    Just started watching your videos/practicing with you and I LOVE your attitude! I have 3 kids, who are home with me all day because I homeschool, so I need SOME sort of outlet and this is sure a great one 🙂 Planning on doing one of your routines daily! Thanks!

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  9. jupiter is a bean

    April 28, 2019 6:03 pm

    I love how you switched it up and said if you feel good, you look good instead of the other way around! thank u

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  10. Sydney Mayhew

    April 29, 2019 1:28 am

    I made it to doing yoga for 95 days straight, even while on vacation. I then got really sick and couldn't find the power to do yoga for three days. Those were the first days in 98 days, that I didn't go yoga. Yes, I feel a little down that I didn't get to 100 days. I then realized it's not about how many days I do yoga. It's about keeping yoga in my daily routine and having enough knowledge to run my own practices. I am going to stop focusing on the numbers, and instead focus on how strong I have become and working to keep doing yoga as often as I can. Thank you for showing me the power of yoga and the confidence that I get from doing yoga. I'm not going to give up on this practice. I reached a place I never thought I could, and now it is time to keep going. I am so incredibly happy that yoga has become more than just a 30 day challenge, but instead, a lifestyle choice. You are amazing!

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  11. Sarah Bushman

    May 5, 2019 12:10 am

    Adriene! This was awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your practice with us. You are a great guide!

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  12. Kathryn Keefer

    May 7, 2019 11:03 am

    Thank you so much for offering such an amazing space for people to come! You're amazing!

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  13. Petra Thelin

    May 12, 2019 8:46 am

    EVERY time i return to this specific practice i get amazed of how damn great it is! You just nailed it in this one! Thank you thank you thank you

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  14. Jana Banášová

    May 24, 2019 2:00 pm

    I'm sweeaatiing! This was great, one of my favourite flows.. Love it! <3 Thank you.

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  15. xoxoaudrey

    May 24, 2019 11:06 pm

    I have suffered from depression since I was 10, grew up in a depressed household, had many social and academic issues that have made life harder. Currently stuck in a relationship with so many problems I have no solution for. In college with a dream but losing motivation. Lots of anxiety. I have tremors in my hands that won’t stop. And I have tremors in my legs when they are stiff or stretched. Things in my life feel stuck and impossible so I’m resorting to yoga. I finally cleaned my room so you can see my floor, meaning I have space to put down my yoga mat. I’m gonna try this and dive into your channel to find some peace. It’s already hard for me due to the tremors but hopefully I can work through that. I know you don’t care about my problems but the reason I’m telling you them is because I want you to know that I’m working to have a happier peace of mind and lifestyle by trying out your channel. So thank you for doing what you do. Let’s give this a go

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  16. Ajimol Mohan

    May 28, 2019 10:17 pm

    Thank you so much Adriene! I love your videos and the way you teach yoga with the breath and all about the spirit, mind and body! Thanks for being there! Love it.

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  17. James Elden

    June 4, 2019 5:07 am

    You’re absolutely beautiful. Find myself revisiting this workout a lot lately. Not due to the precious statement, however. More so, because it’s a damn good workout. Only five more until I complete my 365 days of straight Yoga with Adriene. #commited #yogawithadriene #stillinlove #celebritycrush #benji #ywa

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  18. Estrella Alonso

    June 6, 2019 9:49 am

    fell in love with at home yoga practice thanks to you. Such a great, chilled and enthusiastic vibe!

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  19. Astrid Cañas

    June 10, 2019 12:10 am

    Today I practices Dedicate 20 and this one, is the first time I do that and I feel super good!

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  20. Ruiqing Bu

    June 14, 2019 2:07 am

    Thank you so much, Adrienne, love this video and it really inspires me to start doing Yoga!!

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  21. Angela R

    June 14, 2019 3:16 pm

    Love this video, but I'm confused. I thought ragdoll was the pose where you're in a forward fold with your hands clasping your elbows… What does it mean when she says ragdoll to get to the top of the mat from down dog?

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  22. Caroline Chase

    June 19, 2019 12:12 am

    Adriene! I really cherish our yoga together!! You have saved me from a schedule of other classes and i keep passing your name on:
    1 “d” and 1 “n” and another “e” at the end that stands for EXCELLENT! And i am listening thru the ads in the beginning so you make more money that you deserve! Xoxoxo Caroline in North Carolina!

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  23. Samantha Nagel

    June 19, 2019 12:50 pm

    I love your videos! You have an authentic yoga presence, not a workout coach one. Your videos help tone and workout the body and encourage spiritual growth.

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  24. Sonia Lopez

    June 23, 2019 1:41 pm

    Can we be friends in real life?! Haha You are amazing, Adriene! I somehow have become someone who now practices daily with your videos and you always make me laugh 🙂 Thank you for the amazing work you do!

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  25. ka tia

    June 26, 2019 9:14 pm

    I wanted to thank you even if we don't know personally each other but you've been here for me for these past 4-5 years thanks for everything almost everyday you are helping me to change to improve to challenge myself and have new perspective I can never thank you enough with all my love and positive energy namaste

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  26. garima rawat

    June 27, 2019 8:28 am

    Thanks for the love Adriene 🙂 I loved this today ..was feeling a bit disconnected …
    Shine on !
    Quick question though , how long should i wait after the yoga practice to have a smoothie/fruits ?

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  27. Melodye Buskin

    July 4, 2019 12:03 am

    Love this video. It gives me everything I need.
    Ever thought of doing a video of The Five Tibetans? I’ve searched and looked at all of the ones on YouTube but I’ve not seen a really good one.
    I know you’d make an exceptional one and that’s why I’m asking you to consider it.

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  28. Jessica Hudson

    July 7, 2019 11:44 am

    This session is incredible. My chakras feel like they're glowing and my energy feels so fluid! I love your energy, voice and the calm you bring to my mornings. Also 1,222 comments. I'm actually feeling the chakra I need to work on straight after this practise so following this with my meditation. Lots of love and light x

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  29. Korynn Mangum

    July 9, 2019 1:40 pm

    After 2 years, I still come back to this amazing practice—to remember my breath, my soul. I love the gathering of life and courage throughout, and the final surrender to reality or truth. It is what it is, but I’m strong, and all my strength will rally to meet that truth. ✨ Thank you thank you thank you. 🙏🏼

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  30. Amy Hutchison

    July 13, 2019 10:49 pm

    That was the perfect way to start my Sunday Morning! Thank you so much for these wonderful videos

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  31. Hilary Dartez

    July 17, 2019 2:00 pm

    I just found your channel and I am enjoying your videos and instruction so much! thank you!!

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  32. radioactive platypus

    July 18, 2019 9:41 pm

    Honestly an underrated YouTube channel, what a wholesome woman showing us a path to health and self love. More people should know of you 🙂

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  33. inloveandhappy1

    July 19, 2019 1:51 am

    Thank you Adriene,for having my back whenever I need you! <3 Absolutely love your practice videos !

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  34. Vanessa D'silva

    July 21, 2019 7:55 am

    July 21,2019 Done! Perfect way to start the day! Thank you for having my
    Back Adriene ♥️

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  35. Dulma Yapa

    July 22, 2019 3:58 pm

    Day 52. " Count faster, Adriene!" Ah, if I had a penny for every time I thought that.. 😂 I needed this today way more than I realized I did when I started it. I loved the part about thinking of breath as spirit. I'll remember to keep that in my mind on and off the mat❤

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  36. Nora Oksanen

    July 23, 2019 5:32 am

    This was an amazing practice! Definitely felt like an energy flow, it went so smoothly. Thank you!

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  37. Marie C

    July 23, 2019 7:26 am

    Second time I'm doing this practice, I litterally feel the energy. Love this power yoga July. Thx Adriene

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  38. Naomi Christina

    July 23, 2019 10:46 am

    This is my favourite kind of active yoga class !! Works up a bit of a sweat but mindful and I can relish the poses instead of feeling like I’m crashing through them. Love love !

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  39. Angie Taho

    July 23, 2019 1:29 pm

    Never in my life have I been able to take deep breaths 😪 It's been 5 months since I practice yoga with Adriene. I have never thought how important my breath is. I am on a weight loss journey for 3 years now and I finally found something that works for me. You don't know how grateful I am to have found your channel 🙏❤

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  40. Rio Mae Blanco

    July 23, 2019 5:16 pm

    Let your breath be your spirit guide 🌬✨ Thank you so much Adriene for guiding us to always feel good and look good every time ☺️ Namaste 🙏🏻💗

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  41. D a w s a c

    July 23, 2019 10:10 pm

    POWER day 23

    Didn’t feel like practicing today, but I did my best.

    Namaste.

    #ywaPOWER #FWFG

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  42. rockerbaby91

    July 24, 2019 12:22 am

    It amazes me every time I step onto the mat and do a pose ( not perfectly but what felt right ) I didn’t think I could do. My body is capable of much more than I have been giving it credit for. These videos are a big part of why I am starting to love my body again. Thank you!

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  43. MyLifeAsJordan

    July 24, 2019 12:22 am

    I use to do yoga a few times a week back in high school (about 4 years ago) and I had gotten fairly good at it and you taught me how to be comfortable with where I am at. I fell out of practicing through college, but I have wanted to get back into it. I got a new yoga mat (my old one was scratched up by my cats) and I was nervous for today to be my first day. To be so out of practice and starting off with a weight loss one made me nervous. I am the most out of shape I have ever been, but I realized that I never lost that feeling of being comfortable with where I am at and finding what feels good and makes me feel right in the moment. There were definitely somethings that I couldn't do the way that I used to be able to, but I never felt like I was doing anything wrong even though I may have been doing something completely different from the video. I feel like I am rambling now, but I am excited to get back into yoga!

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  44. Vanessa Morris

    July 24, 2019 2:04 am

    Today my frame of mind was a lot more controlled I didn't have to fight with doubt and that was great for my energy level throughout this practice and I enjoyed the sweat and heat today here's to another day of sticking with self love and care, thank u Adriene , love yuh and Namaste Everyone 💕💞💓💗💖❤💪🙏

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  45. Jillian Larkan

    July 24, 2019 4:08 am

    Thank you, from Cape Town, South Africa on this cold winters morning. Love practicing with you all!

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  46. carrie85m

    July 24, 2019 1:38 pm

    Today was one of those days where I could see how much I have gained. Yoga isn't fast, or in your face, but when you stick with it, over time, you really do see growth. Thank you Adriene, for being here and guiding us!

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  47. Afra Gulener

    July 24, 2019 2:56 pm

    Ahhhhh I used to practice this everyday back when there was no yoga calendar. I'm so happy to discover that I've memorized all your words and moves for this sequence 😍

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  48. Emily Beckett

    July 24, 2019 6:16 pm

    Beautiful practice today. Hello to all – and namaste! Lots of gratitude for @yogawithadriene. #ywaPOWER

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  49. TheGraziella1987

    July 27, 2019 3:07 pm

    Good morning Adriene,
    Thank You.
    I really needed this today.

    I married a British Citizen last May in the U.K. as his parents are elderly 86 and 90 and wouldn’t be able to come here.
    I wanted them to see him married before I took him away from his Homeland.

    I met my Husband in Boston when I worked for his company for 3 years in the Airfreight business, a company called Dunwoody associated With British Airways. Worked there from 1995, how young I was at 35 until 1998.

    I had no experience but my children were older 8 and 11 and I could now work full time.
    He says he knew 20 seconds into the interview that I was the right person for the job even without any experience.

    He was married then and we had a wonderful employee employer relationship.

    I like to think myself a great employee, have always loved working, being a baker in the high school or working in the kitchen prepping and cleaning at the nursing home, a Nursing Aide at N.E. Deaconess Hospital.

    He was my Best Employer, two weeks into the job a woman was screaming at me on the phone and he saw how my face turned even whiter than I am.
    He took the phone from me, introduced himself and told her to never speak like that to his employees.

    We reconnected in 2015, 18 yrs later as he went back to the U.K. after the birth of his Daughter born in NJ, barely 4 months old as his Wife wanted to go back and he went back of course in 1997.

    This past Wednesday he flew into Boston airport. Landed at 7pm and at quarter of ten I received a phone called asking me if I was waiting for someone to come in and I replied yes my Husband.
    They said this is a Courtesy call and your Husband is being sent Back to the U.K.
    This was Customs and I could not see him.
    I tried speaking with the office at the airport, they listened patiently and then said if they have a Doubt that he would not return they could send him back which they did.

    We are having a celebration as my Daughter, my Son in law and Beautiful Twin GrandSons are coming up this coming Friday as well as his Daughter, boyfriend as they would lose tickets as non refundable or changeable.
    His Brother and Sister in law were able to cancel but we will need to pay what they lost as that is the right thing to do.

    I cancelled with everyone except my children as they are the only ones I want to be with.
    My Daughter in law and boyfriend will be with us and I am happy for that but was counting on Simon to be here to entertain them while am at work.
    I work long hrs as we are short staffed.

    Luckily I do have a job that can keep my mind busy although very hard but Simon of course left his job, sold his home and gave car to his Daughter.

    He will now be looking for job in the U.K. as we don’t know how long my filing for him will take to go through.

    I was going to file in January the Fiancée form but was afraid would come through After our wedding in the U.K. and Needed for us to marry there First, making the filing null and void.

    When I returned in May wanted to file but was afraid he wouldn’t be able to come in August as he is not able to be here while paperwork is being filed.
    We even have made plans knowing this could happen so in May I will go the U.K. to be with him for my 60th birthday.

    He has thought of Everything. Has a Heart of gold, loves me so much and Would never do anything dishonest.

    The reason they sent him back was because he told them we were having a wedding celebration with the family unable to make it in the U.K. and they took it that he would not leave the U.S. to go back in October.

    Lots of tears, money, time we will Never get back together.

    Sorry for long letter.

    I have spoken with So many people about this and with Senator’s office to see if he can enter while papers are filed and Hope is Last to die.

    Have always been a positive person, glass half full but all I want to do is cry and be alone right now.

    But my Wonderful Son and Beautiful Daughter in law have invited me to their home and I will see my Beautiful GrandSons.
    Have 4 Amazing GrandSons so will be a Big girl and get on with it.

    By the way Simon always says to say hi to you when I tell him Yoga time! ❤️😘😊

    Thank You Adriene.

    Love,
    Graziella

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  50. Avnija Subramaniam

    August 3, 2019 6:28 am

    Whoa, this practice was amazing and I was on fire today after a 2days yoga break. Now drinking yogi tea, and feeling amazing and full of spirit. 😄😄 lots of love Adriene.
    Ps: Today my feet touched the ground in downward dog…yaaayyyyy!!!!! 🔥🔥💥💥💥💥

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  51. The Quirky Quark

    August 6, 2019 6:31 am

    This is the first of your videos that I watched/followed along with. This was perfect for where I happened to be at the time. I love those moments. Thank you!!

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  52. Nicole Carvalho

    August 9, 2019 5:48 pm

    This was a super groovy stretch with bouts of strength training throughout! I love it when you make up funny words (your mind is going faster than your mouth), and I really appreciate it when you tell us to SMILE in the midst of our practice!!! <3 Another great one for the books!

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  53. bluepool210

    August 10, 2019 1:32 am

    Hi! does anyone have any tips on how to reduce neck tension when doing the upper ab portion of this? I tried moving the toes upwards but that doesn't seem to help for me! Love this practise and want to enjoy it even more <3

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  54. Dave Brazier

    August 13, 2019 11:04 am

    i particularly enjoyed this flow. the meditative ponder at the beginning had an influencing grounding effect on me throughout the practice, so thank you for that. the thumbs up during the oblique section was especially warming and reminded me that although this is a great practice, i need not be so serious about it! youre doing great work adriene, thank you for your time and energy.

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  55. melissa COSKUN

    August 20, 2019 2:26 pm

    Can’t find the words to describe how good i am feeling and letting old the bad stuff going while we breathing as “shhhhhh” i am so thankful for you and your energy. Feels like i am starting to the find out who really i am inside and it feels so peaceful .Thank you from deep down from my heart Adriene✨

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  56. Tasneem Siahiwala

    August 21, 2019 4:44 am

    Thank you so much for this practice, felt so stiff today in the morning but this really helped me open up

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  57. Al Orange

    September 4, 2019 9:58 am

    Ha ha, you totally got me when you said keep your elbows wide. I looked and mine were pointing to the sky. Another great session though – I have loved reconnecting to my breath these past eight months. It has been a glorious journey so far. Starting practice with you has changed everything for the better, and now my girlfriend and her mum and her sister have all started practising too. Spread the love. Namaste.

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  58. TravelTipsbyLaurie

    September 4, 2019 9:16 pm

    I thank you for not talking too preachy since some of us don't believe in the 3rd eye etc. Love love love your voice and videos!

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