Home – Day 5 – Soften | Yoga With Adriene

– Howdy everyone. Welcome to Home,
your 30-day yoga journey. Today is Day 5.
High five. And today we soften. Let’s get started. (upbeat gentle music) Alright pals, welcome back. Let’s begin
today’s practice seated. Come on down to the ground. Try to get comfortable here. So little adjustments moving the fleshy part of
the buttocks aside. Choosing to let go
of the day thus far. Really land on your mat here. You know, honoring, choosing,
celebrating that you have taken this time for yourself. Come on down to the ground and
as you get settled in see if you can close your eyes or just
begin to soften your gaze a bit, allow the sound of
my voice to guide you. And perhaps now is
a good time here on Day 5 to just extend a little nod of gratitude to you
for allowing the sound of my voice to guide you,
for showing up here and taking this time for you. Begin to soften. What does that mean? What could it mean
for you today to bring your awareness
to the act of softening? It’s interesting, right? Sometimes I like to
guide softening or Sukha, this idea of ease before activation, Sthira. This idea of creating
strength and stability. This year, I chose to do
our Sthira or our activation practice first because that’s
kind of where we gravitate. We all work a bit hard. So now that you know
you have that discipline, that act of doing, today we’re
going to undo a little bit and we’re still gonna
have a full practice, but we’re gonna see if we can
find that Sukha or that ease. We’re gonna see if we can find
places where we can get the same amount of benefits
but work a little less. So we activated the breath. We’re going to remember that
that dance comes first so that hopefully we can
allow the breath to do some of the hard work for us. Less effort today. More ease. As you ready, draw
all the palms together. Let’s take a deep inhale in. Fill up. And enjoy a
long breath out, soften. Again, big inhale. See if you can
lift your heart a bit. Try to find a lift. This feeling of expansion
and lifting on the inhale. And a bit of a softening. Anything that might
be gripping or tight or holding on the exhale. Good, and one
more just like that, big inhale, fill up. And long exhalation. Excellent. Go ahead and open the
eyes if they’re closed. Bring the
fingertips to your sides. Inhale to reach one arm
all the way up and over, any arm, big side body stretch. Exhale to come back to center.
Find a softness, an ease. So same little bit but finding a little bit of a smooth flavor all the way up and
over the other side. Yeah, Benji! Softening into the earth,
coming back to center. Now we’re going to
take the fingertips forward. You’re gonna uncross the legs. So you have one leg in front
of the other and just very easy slowly walking the
fingertips forward. We used to call this
spider fingers with the kids. So spider fingers forward. You can come all the way forward
forehead towards the earth, or you can keep
it nice and soft. Maybe just coming
to the forearms here. Continue to gently
deepen your breath, activating. Nice conscious breath. Then from your center,
navel draws in and up. So try and move
from that center point, we’re going to take
the fingertips back. Fingertips can stay on the earth or maybe the palms
come all the way down. We’re gonna loop the
shoulders forward, up and back. Start to lift through
the chest as you breathe in. Stay here or maybe you
lift the hip points forward. Lifting the bum up
for a big breath in. And then softening on the exhale
as you bring it back down. Excellent. From here, whatever
leg is in front, just switch it. You’re gonna bring it behind and we’ll take those
spider fingers back out. Nice and easy. Maybe to the forearms, maybe all
the way forehead to the earth. Start to go inward here. Again, affording
yourself this time, this precious time to go in, walk inside. Wipe your feet at
the doormat and step in. Alright. Slowly coming
back through center. Try to move
from that core point, whatever that means to you.
Fingertips go back. Maybe palms to the earth,
maybe not. And on a big inhale,
we find a lift. Lifting the chest, drawing
the shoulder blades together, finding that connection
behind your heart space. Maybe the hip points lift up,
maybe not, opening, opening, opening. And then using your exhale
to slowly bring it through. Awesome. We’re gonna come all the
way forward on to all fours, but how you move matters
here, so take it nice and slow. Breathing deep as you go. Spread the palms wide, walk the
knees underneath the hip points, press in to the tops of the feet and right away let’s
sync up with the breath. Here we go.
Inhale, drop the belly, open the chest for Cow Pose. Exhale, claw through the
fingertips actively as you round through Cat Pose. Inhale, drop your belly. Cow Pose,
as I look at my cow dog. And exhale chin to chest,
round through, claw through the fingertips. Now try to sync up with your
own rhythm here of breath. Perhaps you start to
welcome an audible breath here. If you’re familiar with Ujjayi,
the victory breath, that oceans sound, maybe you
sync up with that here or try. And then bring it back to
a nice, neutral straight line. Walk the hands out a
bit and nice and easy here, we’re gonna just find a
little sway from left to right. Pressing evenly
through the fingertips, the knuckles, really rooting
down in that fleshy part of the hand between your
index finger and thumb. Then from here,
keep swaying, nice and easy. Soft, easy movement is
the name of the game today. Curl your toes under and with
this sway you’re going to lift one knee and then the other
and continue the swaying motion, just do your best. We’re here to explore all the
way up to Downward Facing Dog. And then let that
entrance inspire some movement
here that feels good. Wiggling the hips,
bending the knees, pedaling it out
through the feet. Keep that connection between
the index finger and thumb. Upper arm bones rotate out. Great and we’ll find stillness
for one cycle of breath here, melting heart back. Finding a softness
in the neck, the jaw. And then bending the knees,
looking forward, carving a line with a nose
you’re going to take slow baby steps all the way up,
finding that sway. Feet hip width
apart or flush together, just nice conscious footing. If you have a
little animal nearby, you can give them a little pet. Soft pet. And if not,
I’ll share mine with you. He just made us
sound like (groans). And then here we go.
Let’s roll it up nice and slow. Listen to the sound of
your breath as you do this. Stack up through the spine. As you take your next
inhale in, find the length, see if you can lift the heart,
lengthen through the crown and just take a moment here in
Mountain Pose to soften through the fingertips, soften
the skin to the forehead, the jaw, but find
your activation, right? Find those lifts, those locks. Find those places where you can
lift up through the front body. And recognize that downward
energy through the back body. Inhale in. Long exhale out. Relax your shoulders down. Beautiful, inhale to
sweep the arms up and overhead, big stretch. Exhale, Forward Fold,
all the way down. Soft fingers today. Just wiggle your
fingertips as you rain it down. Big inhale lifts you
up halfway, find length. On the exhale that wave crests
and falls as you Forward Fold. Beautiful, bend your knees,
fingertips come to the mat. Light a little
energy up in your core as you step the right foot back. Lower the right knee. Inhale, open the chest,
loop your shoulders forward, up and back, look forward. Exhale, pull that
left hip crease back, flex your left toes
towards your face. Big stretch here. Inhale to roll
all the way forward. Lift the back knee up. Exhale to plant the palms,
step the left toes back, Plank Pose. Inhale to shift forward,
look forward. Exhale with control the lower
all the way down to the belly. Inhale Bhujangasana,
a little baby Cobra here. Keep it small, soft and easy. Exhale, slowly release
forehead back to the mat. Alright, listen carefully,
curl the toes under. Press up just
to all fours, inhale. And then exhale, peel the hip
creases all the way up and back, Downward Facing Dog,
soft and easy here. Inhale in deeply here. Find a soft sway or wiggle of
the hips as you breathe out. Excellent, bend the knees,
look forward. Find that little sway as you
take your baby steps all the way up to the top of the mat. Feet hip width apart or
flush together, your choice. Big inhale lifts you
up halfway, find length. Catch a wave here. Exhale, soften and fold inward. Good, bend the knees.
Fingertips kiss the mat. Light a little fire in
your belly, here we go. We’re gonna step the
left foot back this time. Lower left knee to the earth. And if you want to create a
little more space here at any time, just walk
that left knee back. Walk the back knee towards
the back edge of the mat. Good, inhale to open the chest,
look forward here. Exhale, peel the
right hip crease back, flex your right
toes toward your face. Good, inhale to
roll all the way forward. Lift the back knee. We’re gonna plant the palms,
step the right toes back, Plank Pose. So just ask yourself here,”Am I
working harder than I need to? “Am I putting in more effort?” Not just in a physical,
but in your mental state too. Good, inhale, shift forward
on the toes, look forward. Squeeze the elbows in,
you got this. Slowly lower with control
all the way to the belly. Inhale, Cobra.
Lift it up nice and easy. Exhale, soften and fold. Again, curl toes under,
just all fours. Big inhale lifts you up. And then exhale,
peel the hips back, lead with the tail,
Downward Facing Dog. Awesome, shake the
head a little bit here. Big inhale. And long, long exhale. Awesome anchor
through the left heel. On your next breath in, slowly
lift the right leg up high. Dial the right toes down. Then when you’re ready, bend
your right knee or we’re gonna stack the right
hip over the left. Peek at me if you need to,
take your time. Press into both palms evenly. You can turn
your gaze underneath your right armpit chest here. Nice, then inhale in, big stretch expansion
through the right side body. On an exhale, move slow. Careful not to rush. Bring your right
knee all the way through, all the way up
and into your lunge. Good, so we’ve been here before. We know we can
lower that left knee down. Otherwise, we’ll experiment
with keeping it lifted. Squeezing the
inner thighs together. Finding that activation,
tuck the chin and roll it up, high lunge. I love the roll up
’cause you can really feel everything turn on. Bend that front knee. (chuckles) Find your breath. Squeeze inner
thighs to the midline. Find your center. Hands on the waistline
or we’ll reach for the sky. Nice. So if you get up
here and you’re like, “Whoa.” For whatever reason,
this is too much today, bring that back knee down. The earth is there to catch you and we’re so lucky
that that is the reality. So bring that back
me down if you need to. If the back knee is lifted. Use your next inhale
to straighten both legs and let your breath lift you. Lift from the pelvic floor,
lift the heart. Straighten,
straighten, straighten. And then exhale, bend the
knees, front knee bends deeply, micro bend in that back leg. Two more just like that.
Inhale, the breath lifts you. Exhale, shoulders
relax with control, we bend. One more, inhale, it lifts you. Press in to all four corners of
that front foot for stability. And then exhale, we bend. Softening in.
Great, here we go. Opening up Warrior II. We’re gonna
pivot on the back foot, back toes turn in. We want to make sure
we’re not shifting forward here, but find center. Stack head over heart,
heart over pelvis. We want to create
a nice healthy line. A little highway in the spine for your energy
to flow with ease. Pull the pinkies back,
lift your chest. Now pause here. Lean into your strength. Are there places
that you can soften? Notice your breath. Great, then reach
the right fingertips forward, really forward.
Take up space here as you reach all the way up
drawing a big rainbow. We’ll start to straighten
through the front leg, taking the right fingertips
all the way up and back. Big stretch here.
Big shape. And then find a softness, a playfulness here
as you inhale in. Exhale,
cartwheel all the way back, bending that front knee. Coming all the way back
in through to your lunge. Back knee can stay lifted or
it can lower as we continue the journey, spiraling the heart
towards the right and taking the right fingertips,
soft fingers here, all the way up towards
the sky for a big twist. Breathe in, lift. Exhale, take it down. Nice work, everyone. Plant the palms,
steps the right toes back. Shift forward all the way. Lower all the way to your belly. Inhale, Cobra, nice and easy. Exhale, bring it down softly. Curl the toes under,
press up to all fours. Take a deep breath in. And then peel the tailbone up as you exhale to
Downward Facing Dog. Good. Inhale in. Empty it out, let go. Anchor the right heel. Inhale, slide the left leg up high,
Three-Legged Dog. Turn your left toes down. Good, then bend your left knee. Keep your right heel dragging
down as you open up through the left side, stacking the
left hip over the right. There’s going to gonna be a
tendency to collapse all of the weight into
your right side, right foot, right hand, see if you can
press and both palms evenly. Great, maybe take your
gaze to look underneath the left armpit chest, really open. Inhale in, exhale,
nice and slow, bring that left
knee all the way down, in and all the way
up in to your lunge. Here we go. Activate, find your breath. When you’re ready,
tuck the chin. Roll it up, roll it up,
roll it up, roll it up. Benji’s rolling it up too. Good front knee over front
ankle as we find our footing. Such a personal journey, right? So there’s no rush. There’s no rush to
catch up with me or mimic me. Find your footing. Notice where your thoughts go. Are you making this harder
than you need to for yourself? I’m not saying you are.
I’m just, just asking questions. Hands on the waistline
or we reach for the sky. Ready? Let your breath
do the work for you. Let your breath do the
hard work, nothing else. Here we go, inhale, reaching up
straighten both legs. Lift high. Exhale, softening in,
bend the knee. Slight micro bend
in that back knee. Inhale, reach it up. Strong and steady. Exhale, bend. Inhale, last time to
lift, lift, lift. Lift up from the pelvic floor, press away from
your yoga mat, reach. Excellent, bend your front knee,
pivot on the back foot and nice and slow,
let’s open up Warrior II. To the right. Find your footing. Again, back toes are turned in. There is a bit of a tendency
to kind of lean forward here, so pull it back, strong base. And then spine nice and long. Great. Pull the pinkies back and
just observe your breath here. Press into the outer
edge of that back foot. Press into the ball
joint of your left big toe. Hug the low ribs in,
you’re doing great. Soften. Gorgeous, then
flip your left palm up, reach it forward, up, take
up space here as you draw big rainbow straightening through
the front leg all the way up and back, nice long beautiful
neck here as your reach. (sighs) Thank you
body for moving with me, (chuckles) for taking
me on this journey. And here you go, soft
playfulness as we bend the front knee, cartwheel
it all the way back. We’re headed into a twist,
take your time. Right hand to the earth,
maybe right knee to the earth, maybe not as we slowly
peel the left fingertips up. Soft fingertips here,
take a deep breath in. Lift a little higher. And then exhale to bring
it all the way back down. Awesome work.
Plant the palms, here you go, you’re gonna step
the left toes back, Plank. So you can keep the knees
lifted here or you can lower. And we’re gonna
find just a soft, easy sway from left to right. Nice and easy. If this is to
watch on the wrist, this is actually
really good for the wrists, believe it or not, if you’re
clawing through the fingertips and pressing into the knuckles, but we can always come
onto the forearms here. And we’re just finding a soft
sway for five, stick with it. Four, stick with it. Find that softness. Let your breath
do the hard work. Three, two and one. Slowly lower to the knees. Bring the big toes to touch. Knees as wide as the mat. Send the hips back. Extended Child’s Pose,
awesome work. Close your eyes.
Relax your head. Relax your heart. Soften everything. Listen to your breath. Trust that this
time is valuable. And it really doesn’t
matter what happens on the mat, what you achieve. But simply showing up
and your willingness to both activate and soften is enough. Right? The strength
and the grace. Take a deep breath in. And a long breath out. And on your next inhale,
begin to lift the head, slowly come back up. Good, we’re gonna come all
the way through to all fours, walk the knees underneath the
hips and then you gonna cross one ankle over the other. Be mindful, use your hands
here to slowly come all the way through back to Sukhasana. Let’s take a second
here to sit up nice and tall. The easy pose,
not always so easy, right? If you’ve ever experimented with
a meditation or any sort of, you know, just quiet sitting. Some days you land, (sighs) easy. And some days not so easy. In this shape here,
Sukhasana, we find that ease. We find this lift
up through the front, this grounding through the back. And we just take a second here
to close the eyes or soften the gaze and find stillness and see
if you can just notice any areas of the body or, I’m
thinking these days too, the mind where you might be putting in a little more
effort than necessary. I truly believe that
with regular practice, we can create a life for
ourselves where we feel like we’re working for
ourselves rather than against. And it’s in our daily practice
that we get the opportunity to safely experiment and
explore and practice that. And you may not notice or
have that aha moment on the mat, but it may be something that
you notice off the mat or maybe something that
someone that you know sees in you or
recognizes in you. Just a little food for thought. Take a second
here to just notice. Let your next
big inhale lift you, whatever that means to you. And on the exhale,
you’re gonna twist to one side, any side, opposite hand
coming to opposite knee. And then your other arm will
come behind to support you in keeping a nice tall spine. Soft and easy twists are great
to practice Sukha because we tend to crank into them a lot
here in the asana practice. Great, go ahead and
release it back to center. Again, whatever
this means to you, let your inhale lift you. And use the exhale
twist to the other side. Awesome, slowly
release back to center. Bring the hands together. One final time, we’ll
take a big inhale together. Let it lift you. And use your exhale to bow. Thanks everyone. Namaste. (upbeat gentle music)

99 thoughts on “Home – Day 5 – Soften | Yoga With Adriene”

  1. I hurt my foot today, but will still be getting on the mat. I'll just be taking things a bit slower for this one.

  2. I can’t wait to do this tomorrow morning! Thank you so much for these amazing videos which have helped me greatly in my day to day life. Namaste🙏🏼

  3. Who’s been a fan before 2020 ❤️❤️


    Gifting my next 10 subscribers❤️❤️

  4. It's about time I softened up a bit after spending some 7 hours of being burried in the snow after a snowstorm hit near my house. I'm doing this while wrapped in a blanket next to the fireplace. Thanks, Adriene for the yummy practice after such a rough ride. Keep shining as you've always been. You've got this everyone. Namaste.

  5. Me and my nice dog are always soften to spreading more positive energy around us, when we walk together and do yoga too! 🙂

  6. “Less effort… more ease.” Yeah I’m all about that.

  7. I've been Adrian fan since day one! And still here it's been 3 years total! Go me♥️🧘‍♀️

  8. I'm two years out from a battle with brain cancer and have found it really hard to do any sort of exercise since…doing these videos each day has made me feel energized and like I'm finally getting back into doing something good for my body! My cat and I have done them together every night 🙂 Thank you for posting these!

  9. It's always 10PM where I'm at when these videos get dropped so I'm one day behind y'all but I'll be on it in the morning! I actually did 3&4 back to back this morning 😉

  10. Thank you 🙏🏻 so much the video of today on YouTube channel yoga 🧘‍♀️ workout 🏋️‍♀️ excellent working are so amazing 😉 with mascot 🐕

  11. The hard challenge today for 'Soften' is to find 25 minutes me-time…

    Learn me how to unstress my agenda.

    I need to engage my office colleagues for the same Yoga journey!


    Thanks so much again.. Namasté!

  12. I am sort of joining in but I have just had a cataract operation and can’t do most of it. Couldn’t bear to miss out so sitting, breathing and doing what I can. Will do it all in February but at least I am still part of it. Thank you so much for another wonderful gift to us. Namaste 🙏🏻 xxxxxxxx

  13. Back to work today after a two week Christmas break wasn’t sure how I was going to fit in this practice before work. I’m so glad that I did it as I feel amazing and ready to start the new work year ahead. I felt more empowered today knowing that others were softening, inhaling and breathing out all together. I love this yoga it lights up my life as I’m sure it does yours too. Thank you! xx

  14. Oh my gosh, that was exactly what I needed this morning! A fresh start to my week and college term. Thank you so much for helping me soften my heart toward myself! I am ready to live life!

  15. This is the perfect mindset for me as a student going into my second quarter of college tomorrow! I feel everyone needs ease in their life, on the mat and off

  16. Thank you Adriene! Always going deep and helping us breathe… Sending You much Love & Gratitude

  17. Still in bed watching this as I find it helpful to watch the videos first. My body is literally DEMANDING I get up and do this NOW! Can't wait! Thanks so much Adriene, this is the first time I've ever felt that about exercise!!!

  18. This is a practice I was dreading a little because it’s 7am here before I go to work. But I managed to get up and on the mat with no expectation to myself. I have to say this is the first day I really enjoyed. My body and mind loved it today. Thank you Adrienne and everybody practicing with me. Namaste

  19. Made. Effort to get my bum on the mat when the Video went live at 6:00, definitely worth it✌️

  20. What an excellent practice today was!!! Thank was so beautiful for my mind, body, breath, and soul. How funny it is to believe that working harder and forcing ourselves into continuous pressure will eventuate to more success ?! Crazy
    "Am I working harder than I need too?"

    Also, please if you have not considered or are unaware of what is currently occurring in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia with their disastrous scaled bushfires, it is an incredibly stressful situation. More land is currently burning that the country of Belgium and it is only getting worse with our Southern Hemisphere summer has just begun.
    Half a billion animals are believed to have perished, 28 people are believed to be dead, C02 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions that have been released over the months of burning are believed to take the atmosphere a century to be absorbed and processed.
    Here, in New Zealand, the smoke has crossed the Tasman, a journey of 2000kms, and we are now also suffering the effects with breathing problems, polluted skies, and drastic weather shifts.
    We are now beginning to live within an era of climate change.
    The best way to help those in Australia is to please donate.
    -The Australian Red Cross
    -Any Australian wild animal base (particularly NSW or VIC animal hospitals)
    – to the Kangaroo Island Mayors relief fund
    Anything, please. Our Australian brothers and sisters need our help.
    To find what feels good, please help us help those who need us.


  21. I only managed to drop into this practice during the last 5 minutes but it was lovely and I am glad I showed up on the mat for day 5. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and enjoys the practice🤗

  22. Benji is the most chill dog. My dog is all up in my business when I'm practicing. I think he worries I'm going hurt my self. 😉

  23. Day 5! After a lousy night of sleep I had trouble getting up and showing up, but I did it anyway. Because I was feeling so exhausted, I couldn't focus on anything. My thoughts were everywhere but here on my mat. Normally I'd push myself to work harder, but I decided that it's okay and will take it slow today. Less effort, more ease I embrace you! ❤️🙏

  24. Perfect session for a so short and not much slept night. It Makes me start this new week, and restart work in a better mood. Thank you so much ! See you tomorrow 🙂

  25. Once I am on the mat, I become more calm and more concentrated. However, it is not easy to stay with the same mind during the whole day, stress and tention. I love how your videos help me to notice my mind even when I am not on the matt. When I am angry, I try to breathe, to listen to the breath as much as I can. It helps. And today's practise was really something special. I loved the heat and the calmness.

  26. It was such a great start of the day! I do struggle with softening and not hardening too much so it was incredibly helpful. Glad being a part of YWA community

  27. Thank you for this one today, I have a job interview in an hour so this was the perfect one to do right after waking up. I feel for once not nervous. 🙏🏻❤️

  28. What a lovely start to the day. I wound up with the cat curled up on my lap during the final pose – so much ease and chilled out-ness all round!

  29. Before my first day back to work after a long break, this was just what I needed. I practiced this routine without holding myself to strict standards. I did what felt right in my groggy 6:30 am body and it felt great. Thanks Adriene.

  30. First day back at work after two weeks off for Christmas and I astounded myself by getting up early to jump on the mat! Softness is just what I needed as work looms ahead of me…have a great day everyone – see you tomorrow!

  31. These uploads come at the end of my working day and make the transition from work to chill that much more potent and enjoyable. I'm not really a "gratitude" person yet (if that makes sense?), but I really appreciate this. Thank you so very much! My downward dog to lunge is improving too! 🖤🖤🖤

  32. Really having a hard time with this one this morning. I have some knee issues so I can't sit cross legged so not sure what to do for that bit. Also have such bad PMS that when I couldn't transition through some of the moves I burst into tears and spent the rest of the video sitting on the floor crying. Not missing the irony of this being the 'am I trying too hard' practice.

  33. I LOVE this journey and am a long-time YwA and fwfg subscriber. However, there's one thing I struggle with: the outro music is pretty loud compared to the rest of the video. I find myself rushing to the screen at the end of the practice to lower the volume so my boyfriend doesn't get woken up :p maybe next year's 30 day journey could even out the sound a bit. But that's literally my only complaint! Thanks for all that you and your team create, Adriene <3

  34. Hi Adrienne – is there any chance the video can be uploaded a couple of hours earlier each day? Would be ideal to do this first thing in the day otherwise will follow everyone a day late no worries! Thanks again for the awesome practise.

  35. Will come to this in 4 days time as I am Station my 30 days today. Onwards to all…. towards the truth

  36. Was holding onto a lot of stress and negative energy today, felt good to let it all go as I stepped onto the mat

  37. Thank you so much Adriene😘 I so needed to soften today☺️ high five on day five. I absolutely love this practice today! Namaste 🙏🏻

  38. Thank you Adrienne from the UK. You have changed my mornings from feeling seriously miserable, rushing and late to work, to going to bed looking forward to waking up at 6:30 AM and start my day with an inner beam of sunshine from practising Yoga with you and Benji. Life changing, thank you.

  39. Good (early!) morning from the UK! 🇬🇧 So ready for this softening practice…these past five days have been just the reset I needed. I'm already feeling much more focused, and much happier with how I start my day! 🥰

  40. The perfect way to start my day – thank you. The promise of a new HOME practice was enough to get me out of bed much earlier than normal. Feel like I'm in the right space both physically and mentally to deal with a very busy Monday. Namaste!

  41. Day 4 & 5 done today. I had to skip yesterday as I was volunteering at a dog shelter and didn't get home until late 🐶

  42. Adriene, I dont know what you do beyond youtube videos, (and lets face it i dont even know if you read and respond to these messages or if a hired marketing agent does) but i want to aknowledge how grateful i am that you generously provide these videos for free. For some people its really a saving grace to know your guidance is underway on a scheduled basis.

    Youre so appreciated.

  43. I'm not sure why but I find I get a hot and uncomfortable feeling in my left shoulder blade after a few days of practising yoga. I'm wondering if my alignment is off or I'm not listening to my body. Last year I had the same thing and it was painful. I went to a doctor and he said it was a muscle spasm. That happened After I took a yoga class on a cool day (I live in Thailand where it's hot all the time), and I pushed myself too hard into a position, I knew it as soon as I did it. This pain now always comes back whenever I practice yoga, perhaps I've permanently injured myself.

  44. This was perfect for this morning – I wish my dog was more chill like Benji, at 7am he's still going underneath me when I'm doing plank position to give me kisses 🙄

  45. Worth getting out of bed at 6am for! Soften- a great word to live by. Loved the beautiful high lunge / warrior flow 🙏🏻

  46. Loved this one, I missed yesterday so done 4 & 5 together and it was a really nice combo, activating and softening again 😊

  47. i really enjoyed this practise and as a total beginner its great to get the reassurance that it doesn't matter what your poses look like or how fast you go, just the fact that you are showing up and enjoying the practice is what matters

  48. Ad. can i start now.. never ever did yoga and don’t know the basics at all.. i m 78 kgs, 38 yrs old , mom of 4 via cs.. (8,6,5 and 1 yr old)

  49. I feel so refreshed and ready for my day… At home 😁🏡
    See you tomorrow for core day 💪💪
    Namaste 🙏

  50. This practice is harder than it looks . I struggled with today's mantra but, got there in the end.Namaste🙏

  51. Day 5 yeah! You always know when we need to sit back into child pose 🙂thank you for this awesome practice 🙏🏼👍🏾❤️

  52. This passes really quickly, lovely guidance to soften especially in the twists ❤️ 7am in Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland

  53. Another lovely start to my day. I am so committed to this that I am following your session at 7.30 every morning here in the UK and I am now waking up looking forward to my yoga practice. Thank you Adriene xx

  54. Just wow😳 My 5th day journey was so smooth. I loved the way you coach adriene 💕. Thankyou for enlighten me😘 much love💛

  55. Thanks Adrien, for this sweet and soften class!! Namaste 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  56. This was my favourite one so far… Going to try and take the energy of it into the day ahead, thanks Adriene!

  57. Loved this practice but I am pretty stiff and no way were my forearms going to reach the floor at the start! Just stayed on my hands, felt the stretch & tried to bring softness & kindness to that experience. ❤

  58. hmmmm very interesting today because I usually put way too much pressure on my wrists in DWFD and today as i eased up my body the wrist pain went away 🙂 That's a bonus for me. Thanks Adriene and Benji. Onto day 6 !!!! Hope other yogi's enjoyed this too 🙂

  59. I already feel so much stronger after doing yoga with Adriene. To a better, stronger me and you in 2020!

  60. I woke up SOOOOOOOO much more motivated for this today! No putting it off, no arguing with myself about it and no excuses. It felt like I'd really turned a corner with my self discipline today. Although I practiced later as I was distracted talking to friends, at no point was I trying to convince myself I couldn't be bothered or wasn't going to do it.. There was never any question and I was so so very excited for it! Thankyou to all the lovely people that commented on my post yesterday, it really meant so much to me hearing all your stories and tips (I mantra'd myself out of bed this morning.) I know there will definately be days still where Iwant to say NOOOPE! but today most definately wasn't one of them! Hope everyone is well, sending out lots of love xx

  61. I'm 8 minutes in and my wrist is hurting as if I overused it or something, anybody got any tips on what to do? Thanks to anyone, have a great day!

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