Home – Day 18 – Believe | 30 Days of Yoga With Adriene

– Hello, everyone. Welcome to Home,
your 30-day yoga journey. It’s Day 18, believe. Let’s get started. (upbeat gentle music) Alright, let’s begin
today’s practice on our backs. Yes. Take your time getting there. Right away, bend your knees,
bring your feet to the ground. Come into our
constructive rest pose. So you can walk the
feet as wide as the mat so you don’t have
to hold your legs up. And right away let’s bring
the hands to the belly and just chill out for a second. So we’re gonna move
in today’s practice. Adding another
layer of vocabulary, but I’d like to invite you to
just take a second to see how fast you can surrender. Lately I’ve been calling
this a flash of surrender. How fast can you let go? And this practice has
been immensely helpful for me in my recent journey and I’ve been
implementing it into my home practice and even
post run recoveries. So whatever’s going
on with you today just, ah, arrive.
See how fast you can chill out. And if you can’t,
that’s all right. That’s great
information as well. A flash of surrender. Can you start to
relax everything? Close your eyes. Really land here in the moment. Honoring this time. Maybe you take a
deep breath in here. And allow it to be a breath
of gratitude first for yourself for showing up, for really
believing in yourself and believing that this
time could be valuable. On your exhalation,
just allow the weight of the body to relax here for a second. Taking just but a moment to
really empty your cup here. Chill out, surrender. ‘Cause then you know,
we’re gonna fill it. So just take a couple
breaths here on your own. Mmmmm. And then when you’re read,
continue to gently deepen the breath and we’re gonna
start to rock the head gently side to side, ear to ear. Getting that gentle
massage in the back of the head. Welcoming a gentle, passive-ish stretch to the neck and even the trap as you rock
gently back and forth. And then just notice your tempo. Notice your tempo. Cool, bring the
head back to center. We’ll let the knees part, we’re
gonna walk the feet now in line with the hips,
toes pointing forward. So just keep
noticing your patterns, especially with the toes,
it’s just a fun little, I think, experiment,
a little indicator of pattern. No right or wrong, no judgment of whatever it is
you’re noticing. Just notice your pattern. See if you can bring
your toes to point forward, heels crawl up
towards the sits bones. Great, then
interlace the fingers, bring them behind the head,
elbows wide. Extend your thumbs so you have
this nice little neck hammock. Give yourself a little massage. Yes. Start to breathe a little deeper
using this shape to inspire more depth of breath.
Whatever that means to you. Really breathing
maybe into the rib cage. Feeling it expand. And then just take a second to
notice the quality of air in the room or whatever environment
you are playing in today. Maybe take a second
to notice the light. The quality of light. Just expanding our awareness. And see if you can trust or
believe that wherever you are today, maybe you’re like
squeezing in this practice like early or super late because
you didn’t want to miss Day 18. What if you could trust and
believe that everything is as it should be? You’re exactly where
you’re supposed to be, exactly the
right time practicing, what if that were true? Just a little food for thought. Okay, we’re going to give
a gentle pull on the back of the neck, just
creating a little gentle, gentle, gentle, gentle traction. Chin tucks into the chest,
elbows get nice and wide. Inhale in,
keep that gentle pull, just that gentle traction. As you exhale,
lift the head, the neck, the shoulders,
the elbows up high. Start to engage your
abdominal wall and pause here. Low belly and upper
abdominal, abdominals. (laughs) Articulate, Adriene,
are coming in to do a little kiss in the center. And we’re here for three, two. Look up towards the
third eye and back on the one. Good, and then
slowly lower down. Here we go, big inhale. Exhale to lift. Again, we’re not
crunching here in the neck. We’re keeping
neck nice and long. So you can imagine you’re
holding like a juicy piece of fruit between your
chin and your chest. Keep the thumbs extended to
cradle the neck if you’re still working on building
strength here. You shouldn’t have
any pain in the neck. Not here, not I. Gaze up and then back. Nice long neck for three, squeeze and lift
a little higher for two. Squeeze and lift a little higher and then slowly
lower on the one. Alright, now let’s
synchronize with the breath. Inhale in. Sharp exhale to lift. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift. Lower back these flush
with the mat the whole time. Inhale to lower. Sharp exhale to lift. Inhale to lower. Sharp exhale to lift, squeeze. Inhale to lower. Exhale, lift a little higher. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift. Last one, hang with me. Inhale to lower. Exhale to lift, hold. Reach your right
fingertips forward. Palms face up. Left fingertips forward,
palms face up. Great.
Then bring your thumbs, you’re gonna slowly
draw a line all the way out. Then all the way in. Look up and back as you take the
thumbs all the way out in line with the shoulders. And all the way in. And one more time you got this. Soften your jaw. Excellent, hands are gonna
come behind the thighs here. Go ahead and lift the feet,
lift the toes, hug the knees into the chest,
nose towards the knees. Keep lifted here for three. Squeeze and lift, two. And on the one, slowly
release the head back down, it kisses for a moment,
flash of surrender, (sighs). And then we’re
gonna rock and roll up and down the
length of the spine. You know your body best
so if this is not right for you just make it
a little adjustment. And we’re gonna come
to meet all the way up in a nice cross legged seat. Sit up nice and tall. Head over heart,
heart over pelvis. Close your eyes here. Take a deep breath in. Use your exhale to
drop the shoulders down. Again, inhale to
sit up a little taller. And exhale to
relax the shoulders down. And one more time, listen
to the sound of your breath. Big inhale. Long exhale. Cool. Come forward on to all fours. Nice and easy and make your
way to Downward Facing Dog. Make sure to spread the
fingertips nice and wide. Take a second here
to find what feels good. Maybe play with the length of
your stance today how long or how short your dog could be. Alright, ground
through the fingertips, ground through the knuckles. Take a second
here to find stillness. Inhale in deeply. And exhale completely.
Awesome. Bend the knees.
On your next inhale, carve a line with
the nose to look forward. On the exhale, make
your way to the top. You can step up ragdoll. You can do the
baby steps, slow crawl. We’ll meet in a Forward Fold
standing at the top of the mat. Take a second here. Ground through the feet. If you came on to the mat
with any stress or any tension, let’s take a second here to
breathe deep in through the nose and maybe out through the mouth. Letting some of that go,
just maybe. Then bend your knees generously,
tuck your chin and slowly begin to roll up, Mountain Pose. Stack up through the spine. Lift your heart. Inhale in. Take a variation of the shape
that feels really good today, whatever that means to you. And then slowly shift
your weight to your left foot. Peel your right heel up,
just the right heel. Just take a second here to find
that connection to your center, to your midline. Then you can keep the right toes
on the ground or we can test that relationship,
that connection to center, the Sushumna, the midline
by lifting the right knee up. Just standing
One-Legged Tadasana here. You can flex the
right foot if you like here, right knee lifting up.
Beautiful. Again, we can keep the
right big toes on the ground. We’re just testing
this connection to center, not trying to prove anything. We’re here for three,
two, breathe deep. Good, on the one,
release and switch. So find that gentle lift
up from the pelvic floor. Find that connection of
center drawing in and up. Lift your heart
and when you’re ready, start with just the left heel. So you can really feel that
energy, that awareness spreading through all four
corners of the right foot. We’re lifting, lifting, lifting. We’re finding that that inner
work, that connection. So if this pace feels
a little slow for you, good. It’s on purpose. This isn’t just like, oh, for those who are
working on balance. This is for everyone,
wink, wink, I love you. So just play here. And really trying to find this
kind of like inner intrinsic work so that really we can find
a different type of ease when we start to balance, right, on the
arms and legs in different ways. So it’s about your
relationship to center. You can lift your left knee
up now if you haven’t already, flex that left foot. And just see, are we kind of
leaning all the way into that right foot or can
we find that lift, that ground, that push and pull,
that little dance of opposition? Even here, breathing deep,
imagining that left’s hip socket going down, down, down. Great, standing
One-Legged Tadasana, take one more
deep breath in, inhale. And then exhale slowly lower. Right away,
here we go, let’s go. Inhale, reach for the sky.
Enjoy. Exhale, enjoy this
move all the way down. Forward Fold. Good, inhale halfway lift. Bringin’ it back. Exhale, soften and fold. Awesome work. Bend the knees,
plant your palms, step one foot back,
then the other. Here we go. Return to Plank. Return to Plank. Not quite.
Shift your weight forward. Gaze forward on the toes. Soft bend in the elbows.
Squeeze and lift. Here we go. Slow and with control lower
all the way down to the belly. Inhale, Cobra.
Let it be small. Exhale, soften and fold. Your choice, curl the
under press up to all fours or press up to Plank.
Here we go. Nice and strong. Inhale in deeply. Exhale, send the
hips up and back or peel the hips up and back,
Downward Facing Dog. On your next inhale,
lift the right leg up high. Here’s our Three-Legged Dog
or Down Dog splits. Claw through the fingertips,
take a deep breath in. Exhale, bend your right knee,
shift it forward. Come all the way through, squeezing your right
knee up to your heart. Then send it back out,
inhale, Three-Legged Dog. Exhale, shift it forward. Right knee kisses right elbow.
Gaze straight down. Remember upper body’s in Plank. Inhale, Three-Legged Dog. Last one don’t rush it,
nice and slow. Right knee kisses left elbow. Gaze straight down,
upper body’s in Plank. Good, inhale, kick it up. Now exhale, step it
all the way up and through. Back knee stays lifted
unless you like to lower it. We know that’s
an available option. Squeeze the inner
thighs in the midline, sweep the arms
forward, up and back. Nice high lunge here. Bend that front knee. Soft bend in that back knee to
get your center underneath you. Find that loop of energy. Lifting through the front body. Grounding through the back body.
You got this. Inhale in, maybe you look up. Exhale, nice and slow,
come all the way down. Plant the left palm. Inhale, right fingertips
up towards the sky. Big breath, big stretch
here for your twist. Then exhale, right hand
comes to the earth. Beautiful, we step
the right toes back. Belly to Cobra or now maybe
Chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog. Move with your breath. Use your inhale
to open your heart. Cobra or Up Dog. Use the exhale to transition
back to Downward Facing Dog. Alrighty, once
you’re in Downward Dog, go ahead and anchor through
that right heel and on your next breath in slide
the left leg up high. Three-Legged Dog. Press into both palms evenly.
Here we go. Inhale in again, lift
from your left inner thigh. Lift it a little higher.
Exhale, shift it forward. Left knee squeezes in towards
your chest, gaze down. Anchor through the right
heel, that brings you back up, Three-Legged Dog. Exhale, left knee comes up and
over to kiss the left elbow. You got this. Inhale, rise back up. Cross it over, nice and slow.
Careful not to rush. Slight bend in the elbows here as we kiss
left knee to right elbow. Good, inhale,
kick it all the way up. Nice work. With control, step it all
the way up into your lunge. Remember, you can
always use your hand to guide that foot all the way up. Back knee lowers
if you like otherwise, let’s keep it lifted. See what happens as you squeeze
the inner thighs to the midline. Wake up through that
center channel and here we go, reaching the fingertips
forward, up and back. Front knee over front ankle. Bend your back knee to get
your center underneath you. Great, energy
through the fingertips. Use the exhale to relax
any tension in the shoulders. Use the inhale to
find a lift, expansion. Wonderful.
Inhale in. Maybe you carve a line
with your nose to look up. Then exhale,
soften it all back down. Right hand comes to the earth.
On your next breath in, left fingertips reach
up towards the sky. Wiggle the left fingertips. Big twist here. And then slowly exhale,
bring it all the way back down. Plant the left palm,
step the left toes back. Here we go, belly to Cobra or
Chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog. Move with your breath. Synchronize breath to movement. Movement to breath. We’ll meet in
Downward Facing Dog. Take your time. So that’s the
thing too, believe, believe me when
I say make it your own. Take your time. If you go to a public class,
don’t ever let anyone rush you. Right? Meet your
appropriate edge but, believe in whatever it is, whatever feedback
you’re getting back. Right, your intuition. Huge part of this
at-home yoga journey. Bend the knees, inhale,
look forward. Exhale, make
your way to the top. On your next breath in,
lift up halfway. Nice flat back position. Long, beautiful neck. Exhale to soften and fold. Let everything go. Root to rise here.
Inhale, reach of the sky. Big breath, big stretch. Open your heart.
Maybe slight back bend here. And then exhale,
we stack it all back. Hands come back to the heart
space and go ahead and let your fingertips come to your sides. And again, the best and most
beautiful Mountain Pose here, whatever that means to you. Just notice how you feel. On your next breath in,
spread the fingertips. Let’s reach for the sky. Exhale, Forward Fold. Soft bend in the knees. Inhale, halfway lift,
your version. Long through the neck. Exhale to soften
and fold back in. Good, bend your knees,
plant your palms, step or hop it back, Plank Pose. Shift it forward. Slight bend in the elbows. Belly to Cobra or
Chaturanga to Upward Facing Dog. Inhale to open the chest. Moving with your breath. Exhale to make your way back,
Downward Facing Dog. From Downward Dog, inhale
lift the right leg up high. Exhale, bend that right knee. Squeeze it all the way up into
the chest and then we’re gonna step it forward into our lunge. Pivot on the back foot,
Lost Warrior, what’s up? Inhale, Warrior I. Reach the fingertips
forward, up and back. Head over heart,
heart over pelvis. We’re looking
for that sensation. Don’t worry about what
it actually looks like. Just working from
the inside out here. Making adjustments
based on the sensation. Great, then inhale, look up. Exhale, bend your elbows, come
through those cactus arms and then we’re gonna interlace
the fingertips behind the back. Yay! Alright.
Inhale to lift the chest. Draw the
shoulder blades together. Exhale, peel the
right hip crease back, send your gaze forward. And just look down
into the pond, strong legs. Good, inhale in. Listen carefully,
navel draws in and up. We’re gonna lift the back
heel, just step it up halfway. You’re gonna straighten
through the front leg. Peek at me if you need to. We got this. All this beautiful
work in the spine, this length through the Dunda,
the stick or the staff from the crown to the tail,
hold onto it here. Welcome a little bit of heat. Soft bend in your right knee. Alright, we can stay
on the left big toe here, sending our gaze forward,
looking into the pond, or we can inhale in. Exhale, just start to slowly
lift from your left inner thigh all the way up. Kicking left toes back,
crown reaching forward. We have everything we need here.
Hugging the low ribs in. Nice open chest. That upward lift
through the front of the spine. That grounding
down through the back. Maybe the left big
toe stays on the ground. Maybe we work to dial the left
pinky toe down as we lift the left inner thigh up. Just check it
out and if you fall, you know we’ll catch
you here. We got it. Take one more
breath wherever you are. And then exhale,
slowly bend your right knee. Left toes come to the ground, plant and we come
back to Warrior I. Ooh, hair toss. Inhale. Exhale, let it all go.
Come all the way back down. We pivot on the back foot. Left hand comes
to the earth again, and we reach right
hand toward the sky. Big twist. Inhale, wiggle
the right fingertips, open up through the chest. Exhale, plant the palms, take it
straight to Downward Facing Dog. Maybe a little Child’s Pose
if that suits you best or we move through vinyasa. Belly to Cobra or
Chaturanga Up Dog. Listen to your body and respond. Then we’ll meet in Downward
Facing Dog, take your time. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Alright, from Downward Facing
Dog here we go, second side, then we’re almost done,
stay present. This is the good stuff. Anchor through the right heel. Inhale, lift the
left leg up high. Exhale, shift it forward. Squeeze your left
knee in towards your heart. Pause. And then step it all the
way up whenever you’re ready. Pivot on the back foot.
We rise up strong. Front knee is bent, Warrior I. Strong back leg. Take a second here. Find your center. So it used to be like
find the hips pointing forward, find your center and everything
else will kind of come into alignment from there. Right? Working with your body,
your grace. Inhale, look all the way up.
Strong legs. Bend your front knee. Exhale, bend the elbows.
Come through those cactus arms. Yes. Interlace
the fingertips behind. Knuckles draw down and away. Keep your front
knee bent for now. Open up through the chest. Yes. Inhale, look up. Exhale, think up and over. Remember as if you have a little
beach ball or something here. Right in the top
of the left thigh. Think up and over. We’re gazing into the pond here, keeping that back foot strong. Good. Find your center. Then from here, front
knee’s still over from ankle. I’m gonna slowly lift the right
heel up and then from center I’m gonna lift it and bring
it halfway straightening through the front leg. Great, pause here. I’m not collapsed
in to my left hip. I’m pressing up and out of it. Strong and steady. Open up through the chest. You can start to
dial your right hip down, keep the right toes on
the ground if you like here. Gaze forward.
Building lots of strength. Or we can inhale in, exhale,
hold on to center as you begin to lift from the
right inner thigh. So we really want that right
inner thigh to get some sunshine here as you slowly lift up. Soft bend in
that left knee here. And just play
lifting, lifting, lifting. Pressing into all four
corners of the left foot. Gazing down.
Nice long neck here. Not crunched. Shoulder blades drawing
together and down the back body. Remember your breath. Good, wherever you are,
take one more breath. Remember, if you fall,
don’t you worry about a thing. We’ll catch you, that’s
why we’re all here together. And then slowly bring
the right toes back down, bend your front knee and let’s
come back to that Warrior I. Pivot on the back foot.
Nice work. Inhale to reach up. Think of this as like a rinse. Exhale, let it all go. Right into your twist. Pivot on the back foot.
Right hand comes down. Inhale left fingertips reach up. Breathe deep. And exhale, come
all the way back down. Plant the palms if you want
one more vinyasa take it here. Last call for vinyasa. Feel free to leave it
and meet us in Child’s Pose. Knees together,
hips back, heart melts. And here we go,
a flash of surrender. You decide what feels good here,
you can keep the fingertips reaching forward or
maybe drag the palms all the way back
towards your toes allowing the
shoulders to let go. Rounding forward here. Take three
cycles of breath here. Count ’em out, my love. In and out,
in and out, in and out. And then
continue to keep a nice, soft, easy breath here. Allowing it to return to whatever feels like a
natural rhythm here now, at this point in the practice. Feel your breath moving you. We’re wrapping up here. So if this is not a
comfortable shape for you, you can come to seated. I’d like to invite
you to close your eyes and just consider what it means to wake up each day, and have a practice where you can believe in yourself. This is that practice. Thank you so
much for showing up. Thank you for sharing your time
and your energy with me and with all the glorious people
practicing with us today. As you’re ready,
bring the hands to the earth. And slowly tuck
your chin to roll up. Can stay on the knees
here or shift to a nice, comfortable seat of your choice. Bring the palms together. And then thumbs
up to the third eye. And we’ll seal
this one with our kiss. Take a deep breath in. And exhale to whisper Namaste. (upbeat gentle music)

100 Replies to “Home – Day 18 – Believe | 30 Days of Yoga With Adriene”

  1. I can't believe it's day 18 and I haven't skipped yet… I could really use a win right now, it would be awesome to accomplish this!

  2. This is my second year of this, and I definitely get really discouraged and disappointed with myself when I realize how much I have regressed over the past year. Things that used to be easy are suddenly difficult πŸ˜” but I am proud that I have been following through every day. I almost skipped this video today, but I am happy I didn’t πŸ’œ

  3. Doing this at night because everyone in my family has been lethargic and sick, and I'm so glad I did it. I loved the last pose (the lifting leg thing) so much. I found it cleansing and strengthening. This was fantastic. ❀️

  4. I just realized I really need more balance practice. Can’t believe you didn’t sing β€˜I believe I can fly’. Good one today very enjoyable πŸ™πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ. P.s. omg no Benji today

  5. Today's practice was really difficult for me. First, I had a hard time finding motivation to show up… then during our practice, my legs and hips began to cramp. My legs are also very long as well as thick, so fitting my knee under my planked upper body is so difficult. There were several times I became discouraged and just wanted to give up, but I finished. I'm here. Thank you πŸ™

  6. Physically tired from the non-stop snow shovelling here in Canada but I’m amazed how, with your encouragement, I never quit in this practice. Namaste Adriene

  7. Today's surrender really felt amazing. I have never stuck with something everyday before. And my body is feeling great because of it ❀️ there are days when I am tired and I don't want to do the yoga, but I do anyway, and I always end up feeling amazing. Thanks for the journey. Namaste!

  8. I trust that I am exactly where I need to be. I believe that I am in the right place, at the right time, with all of the right people.

    ^ I will add this to my mantra. Thank you, Adriene!

  9. I believe because I can breath and support a attitude that reflects a spirit and a soul that is boundless, alight and alive…

  10. Today has been an emotional day , it’s my 21st birthday and I pushed myself to end this day with day 18 . I’m glad I did , thank you Adriene πŸ’œ

  11. Trusting I was right where I needed to be was incredibly relaxing. I am glad I didn't hit the usual resistance. I am beginning to trust. Trust that it will all work out. And when you trust, you can believe that it will all work out. <3 Thank you Adriene. Namaste.

  12. Another beautiful practice πŸ™‚ This is my favourite part of my day.. my special time for me.. tonight my family wanted to watch a new series they are getting into.. instead of waiting for them to get ready I put this on and carried on my practice while they watched their program beside me.. my kind of family time lol

  13. I knew there was something haven't done for a long time. Thanks for reminding me to believe 😍 you're amazing Adriene ❀

  14. When we did the second leg I was shaking so hard, but I pushed through it. This was a really nice practice to begin my morning with 😊

  15. I like warrior 1! I actually find it more challenging than warrior 3 – I think because of how my hips are. It always stretches my psoas in a nice way, some days more than others. Also can I just say that calling it "the lost warrior" is just so badass it makes me thrilled like a child ❀❀❀

  16. Anyone else been experiencing a lot of Headaches since starting this journey? Adriene – is there some reason for my headaches as a result of the yoga this month? I can't think what else i've done to cause them? I'm not stressed or tense yet feel a build up in my shoulders? Wondered if this was a release of toxins from the routines or whether we've done something that may have caused traps to tense up? Going to try and get a massage! Just wondered if there was a link?

  17. Believe! I didn't get a chance to do this yesterday because after all the wonderful, blessed busy-ness of yesterday, I was meant to do this today. Namaste….

  18. some days I find myself so nauseous its hard to practice. I always show up and do what feels good. I am always grounded and feel balanced no matter how my practice went.
    thank you Adriene for giving this to me

  19. I'm a couple days behind, but the past 3 videos have been SO GOOD! I feel like I am able to shut off the stress side of my brain a little better than I could before which is a cool feeling!

  20. Today I did my daily yoga with a ring pop. First time I ever did yoga and candy. I had to modify somethings, but enjoyed the challenge AND the candy

  21. Loved this practice! This is like opening an a dent calendar! Yoga with Adriene advent calendar ! I’m a day behind but I’m with every sole out there. 🌞🐞

  22. These past few years I completely changed my life for no particular reason but I became so strong mentally and physically that now I believe I can conquer the world! Adriene has had a huge impact on me since my first ever yoga session with her about four years ago. She was the one that made me fall in love with yoga when I was lost 14-year-old girl. I want to say thank you for this amazing community that inspires my mindful journey! I always felt like someone out there believed in me so now I want to tell someone who may need it: I believe in you!!!

  23. Adriene, bless you so much for offering this journey to us. I missed 2 days the weekend so I caught up with this one. Just thank you

  24. "the best and most beautiful mountain pose" as i almost trip over… guess this is where I am today haha. Didn't have the greatest of days but this practice really made me feel a lot better.

  25. …. forward fold and maybe a jump to plank… WHAAAATTTT!?!! I MADE IT!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ€˜πŸ€˜πŸ€˜πŸ€˜πŸ€˜

  26. Thank you Adriene, I really needed this. It was hard showing up, it was hard practicing. I still feel awful, but quite a bit less awful than I did before practicing. Loving oneself is tough when we mess up… But I believe I will get better. Things will get better. If I just keep showing up: in life and on the mat. Thank your for this practice, thank you for your love and your confidence. Thank to everyone else practicing.

  27. I was feeling cheery when I got on the mat, then started tearing up within the first couple minutes… it wasn't sad, per se, and I'm not sure where it came from, but I thought "well, maybe it's just what I need right now" — right after which Adriene asked us, gently, if we could believe that we are exactly where we're meant to be.
    …which, I think, speaks to the moment in the present and the "meta-moment" in time. where we are right then and there, and also, where we are in our lives. I've struggled a lot with this in the past (as I'm sure many of us have) especially in context re: narratives about how successful we "should" be – and that fear, that "not enough"-ness keeps up stagnant. Learning to let go and believe is so key to letting energy moving with freshness, vitality, and faith.
    Parts of today's practice felt very intuitive to me – my body made natural adjustments, without thinking, to make the movement strike the right balance between challenge + listening. I met my appropriate edge and listened to my body at the same time.
    Now, I'm at that strange place between happy and sad – a bit raw and exposed, but alive and here. So — namaste to all, and may we honor where we are now while still moving forward. The paradox of growth…

  28. I'm one day "behind" and I keep thinking today I will "catch up," but then guess what? I have an amazing practice (yes I crushed those balancing poses.. For me anyway πŸ™‚ and ta da! I'm right where I need to be. My words of gratitiude for this practice todayπŸ’™

  29. I had to press play on this video about 6 times before I got to finish it due to little ones needing me! But I’m happy I came back and finished the practice. It was tough but I am tougher πŸ’ͺ🏻 Shout out to everyone who is a day behind like me!!!

  30. I tried to do this yesterday but my menstrual cramps were really bad I was in bed almost all day. Today I am feeling better and I was able to finish day 18! I will hopefully do day 19 later today as well! Thank you Adriene!

  31. I've noticed while doing these last few routines how flexible I'm becoming. In the beginning, I couldn't touch my toes on the floor behind me when rolling back, but now I can. I'm just amazed how quickly the body can change in just a short amount of time. Showing up everyday and having a great instructor is definitely the key. Thanks Adriene β˜ΊπŸ™

  32. Balance will take practice. Had a bit if he wobbles standing on one leg. I'm not where I'm meant to be but I will get there.

  33. Hi Adriene, I was able to do this practice with you yesterday but the comments section was not showing. I just discovered that when my iPad is in portrait mode the β€œcomments” section is hidden. I turned the iPad in landscape mode and, Voila! Comments section reappeared. πŸ™‚

    Believe. Boy, did I need this message yesterday. There was this energy on me yesterday, like two hands were around my neck trying to choke my joy, hope, and love. I wasn’t even planning on doing yoga yesterday, but my inner life-force, plus my Angels, inspired me not to give up.

    So, I squeezed it in after a shower, and an hour before the Y closed. I am so glad I made it! I sensed that my body, and my energetic body are in rhythm now with a flow of ease when I get on the mat…it doesn’t take long to surrender. I also felt a nice rinsing away of any heaviness and doubt. Believing the β€œYes” that is in my heart even when there is a β€œNo” staring back at me.

    You are a great partner on this journey with us, Adriene. And I trust You.

  34. Got some major jet lag but this practice is perfect for recovering from being all cramped up on my flight! Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

  35. When I look in the mirror I now have two lines of muscle going down my stomach either side! I’ve never had abs my whole life! I love your words of encouragement during the practice because that’s what I need to hear to push myself πŸ’ͺ🏼✊πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

  36. I’m still here. I got behind a day but I jumped right back in. I’m doing this! Thank you.

  37. I’m a little out of order in the practices but I still come back. Thank you for making me feel like this was exactly where I should be right now.❣️

  38. I LOVED this one!! Well, I love all of them, but this one was a good challenge for me – really took my mind away from all the 'stuff' – but I missed Benji!! πŸ™

  39. About 30 minutes atfer the last day 17 I came to the realisation that I feel unwanted. Not with my parents but in all the other aspects in my life I feel unwanted. This realisation just made me cry, because that is so sad and heartbreaking to think of youself. And I just don't know how to change thta feeling. I guess that this home journey is makeing me realise all this. Wasn't expecting this when I strated the journey.

  40. thank-you Adriene, I wish I knew about yoga when I was 19. I feel amazing at the age of 49. I have been doing yoga with you for 9 months now and I'm getting stronger and stronger each day.

  41. As I didn't had my own home for a pretty long while now, I'm lagging a little behind. Although just in time when the "journey home" here ends I will move into my new apartment – just as if Adriene foreseen my wish to finally come home. But yet I have to wait a bit and it can be difficult to find balance while handling with other people's behaviors and beliefs.
    So this evening, I would be so grateful for your help. How do you stay balanced and believe in such times? How do you forgive instead of rushing into anger and frustration? Thank you <3

  42. Today I believed that I could not continue the practice without leaving my too warm sweater. Okay, on a more serious note, I believed that I could do it, or at the very least, try!!! I also believe that believing is the reason why I'm alive. Now, about that video.. I couldn't do the "Spiderman Abs" move as I call it on my right side. Mostly because my right lower side was sore. I did my best nonetheless. I liked the balance exercise at the end. I did much better on my left side than on my right one, though. But my breathing, focus and belief helped me a lot! All in all, it was an interesting practice that was different from the others πŸ™‚

  43. Loved the pace of this practice. Finding newness in the movements… And grace. Strength as all the body is engaged. Namaste

  44. Made this practice my own today and threw away those thoughts of – β€œI’m not keeping up!” I’m so done with thinking that way. So thanks 😘

  45. Working my own pace and I’ve fallen a few days behind. I believe it’s about the journey and not the destination! I’m getting there.

  46. I am a couple days behind but not giving up! if there's anyone else watching this a couple days later, you're not alone. πŸ™‚ we got this.

  47. Started with monkey brain, ended with a sweet smile and giggle.
    I thought "what am I laughing at?". All of that positive ju ju moving through me, you reading this, the collective. That moment of joy, to be alive. Ah. Yoga. You teach AGAIN. THE most valuable time. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Thank you all for sharing it with me. πŸ’“πŸ’“ Namaste loves. πŸ’†β€β™€οΈπŸ’†β€β™€οΈπŸ’†β€β™€οΈ

  48. Starting off this 30 day journey, I struggled doing downward facing dog, and I disliked it so much! But each day it gets easier to do, so my body must be getting stronger. I started this yoga practice so I could find peace within myself, but I’m finding so many other things as well, and I am loving it.

  49. Im having hard time to breathe coz of my colds but still finish the practice..Thank You Ms.AdrieneπŸ™β™₯️

  50. I’m so excited that I got to the mat after work and finished just before midnight πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Thankfully my phone was the pond today for the one legged moments.

  51. Wonderful and challenging. I've never been more grateful for a child's pose though πŸ˜…. Thank you Adriene x

  52. Great session follow your body's or breaths pace. Benji Watch: Day 18 snoozed for a bit then decided to change rooms.

  53. Finally lowered myself to the ground from plank with control today! Didn’t drop to the ground, I made it all the way down!

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