Yoga For Beginners Mind | Yoga With Adriene

Yoga For Beginners Mind  |  Yoga With Adriene


– Howdy everyone and
welcome to Yoga With Adriene, I’m Adriene and that’s
Benji and today we have a yoga for
beginner’s mind practice. So hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (light music) Alrighty my friends,
let’s begin in Sukhasana. Take a second to come
on down to the ground. You can go ahead and use your
hands to gently pull thy butt cheeks aside, just kidding but
feel your sits bones really kind of come in to the earth here. Just start to get a little taste
for focusing on cessation even as you come into
your first shape here, the first posture. Today’s practice is all about
coming into or returning to that beginner’s mindset. So most of us
have of an inkling, a feeling, an idea of what that means
but if you don’t and even if you do I’m gonna invite you
to actually practice beginner’s mind when it comes to beginner’s
mind and just empty your vessel, empty your cup and we’re just
going to start here now with whatever you’re
bringing to the table. I will do the same. And we’re just going to, through
some really simple shapes today, explore the practice and the position
of beginner’s mindset. So if you are a beginner,
you’re in luck. You’re gonna lead the way. Just take a quiet moment to tune
into your breath and whatever you’re bringing to the mat today. Sit up nice and tall
relax your shoulders. For those who are practicing
this in real time it’s for not everyone but for
most it’s, you know, we’re kind of getting
really active and sweaty in our practices so we
need to balance out those practices with
practices that steady us, that keep us curious
and plugged so that we’re not just mindlessly
working out or mindlessly doing anything for that matter. This practice
should help with that. As you’re ready,
take a deep breath in. And a long breath out. Inhale in and exhale out. And one more time the biggest
breath you’ve taken all day. Big inhale. And then a nice,
long, easy exhalation. Now starting with gentle
movement in the neck you’re gonna drop the
chin to the chest. Then from there, we’re gonna
draw circles with the nose one way and then when you
get to the bottom switch it and go the other way. And imagine as
you do this one way, so we go clockwise,
and then counterclockwise, and as you’re
doing this continue to sit up nice and tall. Continue to gently deepen the
breath and maybe close your eyes once you feel safe and like
you know what you’re doing and imagine you’re doing
this for the very first time. What subtle body
or even gross body sensations can you detect? Great, then even it out. I have some
sound effects on mine, I don’t know about you. Come back to center and
then try to keep that same, we’re just dabbling but
a little bit of curiosity as if you’re coming
into these moments, these sensations
for that first time. So really simple here, squeeze the
shoulders up to the ears. Breathe through all
four sides of the torso. Inhale, and then exhale, pull
the elbows back and drape the shoulder blades
down the back body. Awesome, let’s do it again. Just see what happens,
squeeze and lift. Shoulders to earlobes. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze. Breathe in and then exhale pull
the elbows back and drape the shoulders down the back body and
now maybe closing the eyes or softening the gaze
to just see if you can imagine doing this
for the very first time. Feeling that
rotation in the shoulder, any activation happening
in the upper back body, any opening or stretchiness
in the front body or the chest. Notice if your breath feels
shallow today or if there’s already some juicy depth to it. Nice, and then the next time
you’re sitting up nice and tall just find stillness. You’ll bring the
hands to the heart. Anjuli Mudra and just close your
eyes and take a moment of quiet. Observing the breath. Awesome and then notice
where your thoughts went. Where your mind went and then bring your attention
back to your breath. So each time we come to the mat
we can get in the habit of just checking off our yoga or doing
things the same way every time. So I hope that this type of
practice will also maybe invite you to dissect
that a little bit. Are we kind of doing everything
the same way or can we open up our minds and our hearts to
practice or at least be open to practicing new
ways of doing things? Are you the type of person
that’s kind of set in your ways or are you open? Just a little food for thought. As you’re ready can open
the eyes and we’re gonna come forward on to all fours,
little spinal flex here. So this is a good one
to start that Cat-Cow. We kinda go through the motions
a lot so see if you can find something new here. A different Rasa,
a different flavor as you inhale drop the belly. And then use your exhale
to round through the spine. Wrist underneath
the shoulders here, knees right
underneath the hip points. Find a little rhythm
with your breath and then just go for a
little exploration here. Noticing any parts of
the body to feel tight that might need some extra love. Maybe you curl the toes under, send the hips back
to stretch the feet. And then don’t decide
where it ends, keep moving. Soft, easy movement here with
nice full breaths in and out. I like to say shine a
little light in the dark places. So you’ve taken the
flashlight out, get curious. Feel what needs my attention. And instead of kind of just
going through the rigmarole of this little vinyasa, Cat-Cow,
can I give myself permission to explore new grooves,
new routes that serve? Move mindfully and stay
connected to your breath. And then when you’re ready to
take this same dance that you’ve already cultivated. So you’ve already
got it going on, okay? And you’re gonna slowly
bring the hands nice and wide. Turn the upper arm
bones out this way, elbow creases
pointing forward or shining forward as opposed back. And then when you’re
ready peel the tailbone up, nice and slow. And then just keep
it moving and grooving. Go for a little exploration
here in Downward Facing Dog. So what does the
practice of trying to find something new feel like? Well, consider
returning to this idea, this image of your first time. We have a question that’s been
in the FWFG Kula for a while that Chris, my business partner,
posted in the very beginning it says, “Tell us
about your first time.” and those stories,
to this day, are my favorite to read in the Kula. Because they all
come from the heart, from this genuine curiosity and desire to do your best, to be authentic and
to find what feels good. Okay, here we go, we’re gonna
step the feet all the way up towards the front of
the mat and you’re gonna come into a Forward Fold. Feet hip width apart,
bend the knees, let the head hang. So you’re not
holding the neck here. And then same thing here, nice,
strong footing so that’s why hip width apart for just
a nice stability here, stacking of the bones. Same thing here, whether
you’re flexible or tight, bend your knees and see if you
can come into this as if you were here for the first time. So let your breath
really be your flashlight. Feel your breath in your belly,
feel the lower back stretch as you breathe in. Find places to let go and
soften as you breathe out. Stay here breathing deeply so
good for the nervous system. Awesome, awesome work. Now slowly tuck the chin, bend the knees
generously and roll it up. Now here’s a great moment, this
moment where the blood is moving through the body where you
lift your heart and your head, relax your shoulders down the
back body and come into your best and most beautiful Mountain
Pose for the first time ever. Draw energy up through
the arches of the feet. Really engage the legs. You’re gonna keep your toes
pointing forward but engage the legs by bending
the knees softly first and then slowly lifting
the kneecaps, toning the quads. Lengthening the tailbone down
and just finding a sense of balance and ease in the pelvis as you lift up through
the spinal column. Then when you’re ready inhale,
reach for the sky, big stretch requires big breath. And then exhale palms are gonna
come through and we’re gonna go down the midline just slicing it
down here as you bend the knees generously and come back
down into your Forward Fold. Big breath to inhale,
halfway lift, palms on the shins or thighs and
then exhale the soften and fold. Great, fingertips come to the
earth you’re gonna slide just the right toes back. Inhale, open the chest,
open the heart. You can lower the
back knee here if you like. And you’re just gonna
breathe here for a couple beats. Feeling the sensation, trying to
find balance or an equilibrium in the body as you breathe
and negotiate your weight. Working with the subtle body
if you’ve been practicing for a while use this beginner’s
mindset to come into it with fresh eyes. See if you can wake up more
subtle body aspects that you maybe would find if you
weren’t so used to this posture. Find ways to lift,
places to lengthen, strengthen. Make sure not dumping all
your weight in your fingertips activate your center.
Yeah, yeah! Then plant the palms,
here we go. We’re gonna step
the left toes back. Our first ever Plank Pose. Press away from the yoga mat. Inhale, look forward. Exhale, lower to the belly. Now actively pull the hands
in line with the rib cage, draw the elbows
into the side body, press into the tops of
the feet and Baby Cobra. Inhale, we lift up.
Just a baby Bhujangasana. Now stay here, breathe.
Let your breath move you. You can close your eyes
and tuck the chin slightly, try to find something new
as you awaken the back body. Awesome, and
then slowly release. Curl the toes under,
lift the kneecaps, tone the quads. Inhale, press
up into your power. Second ever Plank Pose,
just kidding. And then send the hips up
and back when you’re ready, Downward Facing Dog. Breathe deep here. See if you can use the tool of
your breath to just really stay present in the moment.
Enjoy the ride. No yoga robots is another
great way to consider the beginner’s mindset. Great, then from here
we’re gonna take the right foot forward. Get back to that nice low lunge. You can lower the back knee or
keep it lifted and we’re gonna be here for a
couple cycles of breath. Use each beat to
find something new. So this low lunge. Kind of a shape that we
use a lot for transitions. We kinda blow through it a lot
so take the time here to notice, to stick with it. Squeeze the inner
thighs to the midline. Pull the right hip crease back. Tend to it. Great, then slowly
rock the back foot to meet the front, Forward Fold. Inhale, halfway lift with the palms on the shins or
the thighs. Find length. And then exhale to
soften and fold it back down. Inhale to reach for the sky. And exhale, hands to
your heart, Mountain. Deep breath in. Empty it out. Inhale to reach for the sky. Palms come
together as you exhale, slice it slow and
steady down the midline. Forward Fold. Inhale, with your
breath halfway lift, your version.
Pay attention. So this is a wonderful,
wonderful place to kind of mark for those who’ve
been practicing for a while a little beginner’s mindset. If you’re learning this for the
first time and your taking my kind queue to
bring hands to the shins. You can peek at
me or the thighs. Are you pinching
off in the neck here? Are you remembering an
old maybe Ashtanga version of halfway lift, halfway lift? Are we, sorry,
whipping my hair back and forth. I whip my hair back and forth but are you clinching
the back of the neck? Are you cutting
off the flow of energy? Can you maybe take the
invitation to find length? So we can draw nice
clean line of energy from the crown to the tail. That’s what we’re here to
talk about and learn here. Alright, bring your gaze
straight back down wherever you are inhale in. And exhale to release. Awesome, this time keep
the right foot where it is, slide left toes back. This time you’re gonna
pivot on the back foot, keep the front leg straight. Then you’re gonna walk the right
fingertips over towards the right heel then take your left
fingertips to your right wrist. We’re pulling the
right hip crease back here. And then in your own time,
draw a line across the chest and we’re gonna open up to
Triangle from the ground up. So we’re coming into
Triangle a different way than maybe you’re used to. Hold on to that
beginner’s mindset. Deepen your breath, you got it. Inhale in.
Find that length. Use that Dunda,
that line, that stick, that staff,
from the crown to the tail. No collapsing. Nice work, then here you go. Left hand’s gonna come
down just the way it went up. You’re gonna
bend the right knee. We’re just gonna come right
back to that nice low lunge, nice and easy. Inhale, open the chest. Great work, exhale,
plant the palms. Inhale to look forward,
shift forward. Exhale to lower all
the way to the belly. Inhale, Cobra. Find something new. And exhale to release. Inhale to press up Plank and exhale to come back to
Downward Dog. You rock! I rock! We rock! Deep breath in. Long breath out. Step the left foot,
pivot on the right foot. Nice and slow and steady
so find your footing first, we’re gonna work
from the ground up. Slowly begin to pull
the left hip crease back, straighten
through that left leg. Left fingertips come in
line with the left heel. Then as you’re ready, right
fingertips trace a line across left arm, across the chest as we
spiral our rib cage all the way up towards the sky. I used to say, we’ll do it here,
imagine you have honey on your right hand, bring it
to your left rib cage. Go ahead and bring it to your
left rib cage and then smear the honey across your rib cage and bring it all the
way up to the sky. Strong footing.
Nice, long beautiful neck. Inhale in and then exhale
right fingertips come back down. We soften through the front
leg, pivot on the back foot. Back to the nice low lunge. Great work.
Here we go. Rock the back foot up to
meet the front, Forward Fold. Last time to practice this. Here we go, halfway lift. Find that extension that length. And then exhale to fold. Beautiful, inhale
to reach for the sky. Big stretch, big breath, smile. Exhale, (sighs) hands to heart. Close your eyes, pause. Try not to fidget here. Just observe the breath. Awesome work.
Now bat the eyelashes open. You’re gonna shift your weight
to your left foot and you’re just gonna do a nice, easy quad
stretch with your right leg. So you’re gonna reach,
grab your right ankle, squeeze the right knee in. Squeeze and lift as
you lift your heart. Beautiful and then release that
and switch to the other side. Just a nice, easy stretch. Keep returning to your theme of
beginner’s mindset here because there’s gonna be an invitation
coming up here very shortly to take it off the
mat into your day. So you’re gonna
take your right hand now, cross it over the chest.
Just nice, easy stretch. Can turn to look past your
right shoulder or your left. And release, other side. And then release. Now, interlace the
fingertips behind the back. Draw the knuckles down. Feel your feet firmly planted
into the ground and then here we go,
draw the knuckles, (coughs), excuse me,
down and away as you open up through the chest. Beautiful, take one more
breath here, you got it. On your next exhale,
release the chains. Reach for the sky, big inhale,
clap the palms together. Jai Namaste in
celebration of you, of us, of this practice,
of constantly returning to the seat of the beginner. The student. That’s one of my
big themes this year, to keep learning. So I encourage you to listen, carve out time to do the same. Thanks so much for sharing your
time and your energy with me and with all the beautiful people
practicing around the world. Let us know how
it goes down below. What’s something you’re
interested in learning or carving out time to learn? How has the beginner’s
mind practice served you? And let’s stay connected. Namaste. (light music)

100 Replies to “Yoga For Beginners Mind | Yoga With Adriene”

  1. BEGINNER'S MIND! SUCH A POWERFUL TOOL!
    This week, find other moments in which you can integrate this practice. Sitting down for breakfast, driving in traffic, putting your babe to bed, greeting a friend or partner.

    This week, what is one place you will implement this practice?

  2. this was a brilliant practice, it reminded why I started yoga, I feel stronger and healthier, I still face difficult situations but I find shelter in your channel, it's like my safe haven, the time that I spent here erases all the sadness and frustration in my heart, yoga makes me feel renewed somehow. Thank you Adriene
    .

  3. ACT day 16

    I always strive to have the beginner mindset, motivated, hungry, open to new perspective, and ready to be humbled by the experience.

    On a side note, unlike always feeling sleepy, this time I’m feeling pumped and energized after the session! And I am supposed to be sleeping by now lol…

    Namaste.

    #ywaACT #FWFG

    Namaste.

    #ywaACT #FWFG

  4. It's almost like u can read my mind, I been struggling last few practices and this one I was so helpful, I didn't know how much I needed to get out of my head a live in the present moment of each posture , wow this was such a big help Adriene thank u for always helping and teaching us to really grow with each practice, I don't feel burden at all, thank you for your hard work and time love yuh , Namaste💕💞💗💖💓🙏🙏

  5. The beginners mind helped me stay grounded in my role as a student-teacher. It seems that I am all consumed with my role as a 'worker', as my mind has been very work centred these days. However, peeling back the layers, I know that my soul is of a teacher too, in the literal sense as well as the spiritual sense (I think that makes sense). Either way, even though I am a teacher, I am actually more of a learner. Every single day without fail I learn something new, and it grounds me in having faith that each day will bring something different than the day before.
    Thank you as always, my fellow teacher and student in this life!
    Namaste <3

  6. This is the SECOND time a huge spider has decided to scamper out of hiding and try and join my own little yoga "kula"! I was just going into the first forward fold; saw the spider, and lurched forward, almost nose-diving into my coffee table while yelping loudly. Oh well, it certainly shook me out of my rut and gave me total Beginner's Mind!

  7. I've been practicing yoga for a couple of year now, and loved this back to the feelings practice…I would like to study more of the philosophy of the practice, Adriene, can you suggest some reading material? Thanks!

  8. This was my first video I ever did, seeing how far I’ve come in that time. Thank you so much Adriene for this amazing journey xx

  9. Curiosity has been a big theme for me in 2019 so I’m loving this beginner’s mind space to be fully present and observe without judgment. Thank you, lady,

  10. Right when I thought "Whew! I need some water. How much time is left?" the video was finishing up. Guess the universe led me to the exact practice I needed today.

  11. This was just what I needed to get my mind back in the game; I treated today's class as a 'reset'. Thank you.

  12. I've been doing yoga with you for about a month now, and this is one of my favorite practices yet. Thanks for some high-quality stuff and much peace from OR!

  13. It sickens me that 80% of people who practice yoga are women, my fellow men don't know what they're missing yoga is great for people period regardless of gender

  14. Day 13. I feel like I am more present in my practise today which is wonderful as I have been struggling to do that with my flu the last couple of days. I think the whole beginners mindset really helped with that.

  15. This is such a great practice and surprises me every time. So many great reminders to take with me on and off the mat <3 much love!

  16. For my first time, I unknowingly chose a Level 2 vinyasa yoga class. I didn't know the first thing about yoga, and it was SO difficult, but the teacher was supportive. I couldn't even do a plank pose. When we laid down for savasana, I started to cry. I was in a bad relationship and dead-end job at the time and didn't know my way out. Fast forward to 6 months later, when I was finally able to do chaturangas like a boss…and to leave both my boyfriend AND bad job for a new job in a new city. "Yoga saves my life every day" I tell people. It is the best possible friend to have and changed my life for the better. I'm telling people about Yoga with Adriene as much as I can!

  17. Hi Adriene– I keep coming back to your videos after periods of inactivity and always feel gently welcomed back! No matter what mood or physical state I'm in, I can find a vid that's perfect. Your kindness and gentleness are the reason I know I can return to practice and not feel terrible on that first day. Thank you!

  18. I would also always like to keep learning. I'm currently studying Psychology and with your videos I learn something new every time I step on the mat 🙂 be it physical or personal. I loved this quick and meaningful practice <3

  19. I am so glad I came across this today! I start my Master's program tomorrow. And what better way to start it than with a beginner's mindset? Thank you so much, Adriene! Your yoga is always helpful <3

  20. 8:50 to your question => Freedom, it feels like Freedom ! Mixing this September schedule with your Dedicate challenge : powerful, the postures and the precious guiding words. Thank you!

  21. I enjoyed today’s practice for Day 3 of Rebirth as it was good to return to basics and refine. At the beginning, next time I will start on my knees for more arthritis comfort otherwise my mind wanders to the pain in my legs when seated. But beyond that all was good. In half way lifts I remembered our little tea cup on the back of the neck ….. just perfect, I always do that 😂 yes I improved lots of things today and also enjoyed a little freestyle to sort out those kinks. See you tomorrow to Create Some Space, thanks Adriene, you’re the best 🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🙏💞

  22. I needed this reset in my practice, especially after a pretty challenging few days parenting /potty training two smalls. Thanks

  23. The September yoga calendar is perfect for me so far as I am taking a risk and starting something new! Thank you Adriene!!

  24. REBIRTH 🧘🏼‍♀️ Day 3:
    It's tragic comedy how I said I was going to follow the entire month, and then I missed the 2nd day. One of my fur babies (my babies are guinea pigs) passed away very suddenly and has left me and her fur friend Chloé broken by what has happened. It was such a shock since she was perfectly happy and healthy just 3 days ago.😥 This practise was perfect for while I'm still grieving. It was so nice to return to basics and remember that you can always start again. Life is a constant of firsts!💕

  25. Yes loved this I'm going to use it towards my interview skills. I haven't mastered it yet as I continue to learn as a student and not feeling defeated or a failure. Thank you so much 🙃🙏🏼

  26. Great practice! Question. My mother has glaucoma and apparently a part of that means she can't invert cause she'll get dizzy. Is there a yoga practice she can do where her head does…go down? Know what I mean?

  27. Another lovely practice.

    I'm 40 years old and coming back to yoga from a very long break. These videos, and the monthly calendar programmes are helping me to regain flexibility, lose weight and lower blood pressure. Thank you so much! Love the beginner series so much, my body keeps reminding me, it's no longer the young actor it was the first time around! 🙂

  28. Day 3- done. 🙏 Truly a rebirth going back to my first ever yoga experience- negotiating the weight distribution is most of what I remember trying! Thanks Adriene! 🙏

  29. Thank you so much Adriene <3 I have never really been introduced to the beginner's mindset, and I think this could be really beneficial for me and my anxiety. I am currently in the process of moving in with my significant other this weekend, and while I'm super excited, it's also a big change. This video has given me a lot of comfort and tools to use during this new transitional period in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3

  30. I have been doing yoga for 20years, but today I acknowledged places I speed through due to pain and places I enjoy slowing my roll because the stretch feels so good. I slowed down in the painful areas to become aware of why there was pain and if there was something I could do differently (spoiler alert: there was!). While I don’t remember the first yoga class, day 1, I do remember feeling like I would never get it, like the poses were for some rubber band of a person, and like my injuries would never allow me to move on. All of those have changed and my injuries have healed over time, new ones replacing the old and themselves healing, too—faster in part due to the daily practice of yoga. Thank you, Adriene, for a mindful practice. Love your show!

  31. I LOVE this! I've been practicing for 20 years. I love thinking back to that first class with my teenage daughter when I was just 39 years old. Twenty years later, my 59-year-old body is much different and needs a different practice, and Adriene gives me just what I need to FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD! I have a few "first times" to remember – first class ever, first time with my first really awesome yoga instructor, first time doing yin yoga that saved me at the time, first time with Adriene. I am grateful for them all. I look forward to 20 more years of yoga. I can only imagine what it will be like at 79! Adriene, as always, thank you.

  32. This practice took me back. I was mindfully trying my best to go back to where I started in my yoga practice. I found it very refreshing and funnily enough made my mind let go even more. Loved todays practice ❤️ Namaste 🙏

  33. Gave myself permission to empty the cup and start from scratch- I’m almost jealous there are people who will drop into this as their first ever yoga practice! Loved it!

  34. I have done this practice when I am beginning to pick up yoga again after not practicing for a while and it reminds me that my beginner's mind has something to teach me instead of feeling bad as if I need to catch up. Thank you, Adriene.

  35. Thank you adriene,about every think,for yoga,your motivation voice& your beautiful smile🌺🌷🧘🏻‍♀️it was a beautiful thing to begain a new year with you,
    practising yoga with you from 1.1.2019
    thanks❤

  36. I hope you keep in mind that the whole world loves you – and sends as much love back to you while watching your videos. Thank you for this!

  37. So much to learn everyday! I’m still new enough that each time I’m on the mat I’m surprised. Anyway, here’s a basic question. When you say press down on the front of your feet, is that a light stability press or a strong press as if someone couldn’t easily push you over? For example in the cow/cat flow? Thanks! Hello to all the peeps doing the September playlist 🙂

  38. Following the September 2019 Calendar: Rebirth. Getting back into the groove after having a baby. Did this practice with my little one laying on my mat watching me. The theme felt apropos for the both of us 🙂 Thank you, Adriene!

  39. Doing this practice today, I realize how far I've come in my practice. When I started yoga, I felt like I had to prove myself and I had no idea what I was doing. I realize today how much that is something that I've practiced in my life outside of yoga for a long time and with this awareness can start to change that, and own where I am, instead of trying to prove myself to someone else. Also, I realized that I'm much better at triangle than I thought. I always have a block handy for that pose and working from the ground up could fully get into it today. I was happily surprised!

  40. It's almost like each practice knows exactly what I need each day and I love that about my practices cause I always leave the mat better than I came to it and that's an amazing feeling each time so thank you Adriene , much love to you and benji, Namaste Everyone and goodnight 💕💞💓💗💖❤🙏🐶🙏

  41. It’s day 3 of the yoga rebirth challenge and i was feeling cranky and sick today – super NOT motivated to do this video so I made a little compromise with myself and did the whole vid lying down in bed and boy did that add another layer to the beginner’s mind! Not only was the practice both relaxing and a little challenging in doing this, but it made me feel really good for pushing through feeling sick and sluggy. Love love love your videos and your intention; thank youuuuu Adriene (and benji 🐶🖤)

  42. Being simple isn’t boring. Being humble isn’t a weakness. Being genuine isn’t a downside. A basic mindset, a modest personality, and a compassionate heart can bring about goodness in everything ☺️✨ Thank you so much Adriene and namaste 🙏🏻💗

  43. Was able to do this practice yesterday, despite being unwell with a gut infection. In fact I think it is s good gentle way to go if you are unwell and don't want to skip your time on the mat. Thank you Adriene xx Namaste 💟💟

  44. I have started a new job and am in orientation this week. I am facing each moment, even the longer commute with gratitude and fresh insight:)

  45. love this video! I HAVE BEEN having such a great few weeks since ive gotten back into practicing with your videos. THANK YOU SO MUCH

  46. Hi Adriene, remembering my first time took me way back- to 4th grade! I had a great teacher who was way before her time, and she did some yoga with us in class. This was in 1971-72, and this teacher (I wish I could remember her name but it escapes me right now) was very young and hip. She played guitar too and taught us folk songs, (If I had a Hammer, Erie Canal). Anyway, what a great memory and realization that she really helped me learn how to get grounded in my body- this is something I really needed as a kid.

  47. Thanks so much Adriene! I've just found out I'm pregnant (again) and would love for you to do some pregnancy yoga vids, last time I was pregnant I searched and found just one you had done for us mums to be, I will continue yoga through my entire term if I can but obv it's important to stay safe. Whilst I am not showing I will just stick with the lighter vids, I've been practicing with you for around 4 years now and I can't imagine life without it, you help me stay healthy mentally and physically xx

  48. I have been practicing for many years and I love this video because it takes us back to the core poses, the oldies but goodies, that we can always learn from. I loved going back and feeling like I was doing this for the first time. Thank you, Adriene!

  49. This is a practice I’ve done several times and I’m always happy to see it come up in the playlist. So simple, yet I always find I get something meaningful from it. Thanks Adriene!

  50. Adriene, I love your videos! I am a nursing student and these have been a mind and life saver! I am also writing a blog about my experience in nursing school (and planning a wedding) I wanted to make sure it was alright that I posted links to your videos in my blog, so I can continue to help fellow nursing students!

    Thank you,
    Makenzie

  51. Adriene: Imagine you have honey on your right hand and put in on your ribcage.
    Me: Nah, I don't feel like it-
    Adriene: Go ahead and put it on your ribcage.
    Me: How did she know I wasn't doing it?!!

  52. wow this was more than amazing 🙂 what a great practice for gloomy September days! Thank you so much Adriene! <3

  53. I thought I was too tired for yoga tonight– I realized halfway through this practice how good it felt. There's some magic here.

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