Gentle, Relaxing, Cozy Flow | Yoga With Adriene


Hi, everyone,
welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I’m Adriene and this is
Benji and today we have a sweet, gentle, relaxing,
cozy yoga for you. So grab a blanket,
grab a pillow, hop into something extra
comfy and let’s get started. (upbeat music) Hi, pals, welcome to
your cozy time lemonade. Let’s start seated. We’re gonna get our blanket and
or our pillow and we’re gonna bring it just
behind the hips here, just underneath the hips so
that you can sit up a little bit taller and just feel a little
supported as we begin today’s practice on the floor. So come on down to the ground. As you’re ready,
sit up nice and tall. Let the hands rest gently
on the knees or the thighs, we’re going to
tuck the chin slightly, lengthen through
the back of the neck. Soften your gaze
or close your eyes. And as you relax your shoulders,
just see if you can lift your sternum just a bit. Lift your heart. So starting in a little
seated meditation posture, just bring your
awareness to your breath. There is no right or wrong here. Today’s all about easy,
breezy, feel good, gentle, relaxing practice. So just allow yourself to come
as you are with whatever you’re coming to your practice with. It’s all good. Bring your awareness to the base
of the spine and start to draw, draw. I get Zen’ed out already. I will lead the class,
start to draw a little energy, a little line from
the base of the spine all the way up to the crown. And notice if this invitation changes the way you’re sitting or changes the
way you’re breathing. Again, just starting right
there at the base of the spine. And drawing a line upwards
through that center plumb line all the way to
the crown of the head. If you’re practicing
this in the morning, maybe you set a little
intention for your day. If you’re practicing
this midday or in the evening, maybe you allow yourself to kind
of let go of the day thus far and just give thanks for
yourself for carving out this time to simply be present. Gently draw your hands
together at your heart, take a deep breath in here. And exhale to let everything go. And one more time. Big inhale in. And exhale
to relax the shoulders. Let everything go. Awesome, hands come to
the knees or the thighs. This time, palms face up just
changing the energy receiving here with palms face up. We’re gonna draw
the chin to the chest and then nice and slow you’re gonna draw big circles
with nose one way. And then eventually
you can reverse it and take it the other way. And then reverse it again a
couple of times back and forth. Gently begin to
deepen your breath here. Find that inner smile
working out the kinks. And then allow
these big circles, whichever way you’re going here,
to get smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller ’til you find yourself stacked up again,
up through the spine. Head of her heart,
heart over pelvis. That line from the base of
the spine all the way up to the crown is there. But now let’s see if
we can take it beyond. So lifting up beyond
your physical body, beyond the roof for
the ceiling or the sky. To infinity. Alright, take a
deep breath in here. Long breath out. Take your right hand
over to your left kneecap. Take your left hand
over to your right kneecap. Inhale to lift the chest, rock
the pelvis a bit here back. And then exhale, tuck the pelvis, round the chin. Excuse me, around the spine. Tuck the chin,
bow the head down. Inhale to lift and lengthen. Exhale to round. Now move a couple of times here
with the sound of your breath. The next time you’re up. Go ahead and
lift the finger tips. Keep the elbows hooked. You’re going to
continue to wrap around here. Find Eagle Arms. Inhale, lift the elbows. Excuse me, exhale. Repeat,
chin to chest, round through. Inhale, lift, long belly. Exhale, navel draws
back chin to chest. Inhale, lift. Think Upward
Facing Dog or Cobra here. Exhale, chin to chest. Good, inhale to unravel. Come back to center, Sukhasana. Take a deep breath in. Long breath out. Alright, now take your left
hand to your right kneecap. Right arm crosses over
to touch the left kneecap. Inhale, look up. Exhale, chin to chest round
through. Really stretch it out. Back body here. Use your breath.
Inhale, look up. Exhale, chin to chest. Inhale, look up. Exhale, navel draws back. Inhale, lift the fingertips,
keep the elbows where they are. Wrap the arms,
elbows lift up. Long puppy belly here
as you breathe in. Stretch. Exhale, round it through
as you breathe out. Inhale to lift,
we’re rocking in the pelvis here and then
exhale chin to chest. These can be small gestures too. Inhale, lift the
elbows and exhale. Good, inhale, unravel. Beautiful, palms
come to the knees. Take a deep breath in. And a long
extended breath out. Gorgeous. Hug your left
heel into your center, send your right leg out long. Flex your right
hose towards your face. Take your left hand
to the ground and inhale. Reach your right arm all the
way upside body stretch here. Inhale in. Exhale, pull your
right thumb back, lift your chest up
towards the sky. And then slowly
come back to center. From here, you’re gonna bring
your hands right out in front. Keep the right toes flexed. Inhale in, exhale maybe coming
onto the forearms here. Inhale in maybe
you come a little lower, lower bringing your
head to the ground, maybe not. Close your eyes
and breathe deep. Action point here is to pull
the right hip crease back. Keep the right toes
pointed up towards the sky. So we’re engaged
through the full right leg, right femur, hugging
into socket here actively. Relax the skin in the face. Relax your forehead. Awesome, then
took the chin, slowly roll it up. Switch, bring your right heel
in, send your left leg out long. So this thigh bone’s kind of
hugging in the socket here. I’m flexing my left
toes up towards the sky, or I like to give the cue of
flexing your toes towards your face to really activate. Then bring your right
hand to the ground. Inhale, reach the left
fingertips up high and then find that side body stretch
as you take it up and over. Inhale in, reach. Exhale, spiral
your heart up towards the sky. And then slowly come
back through center. Reset and we’ll bring the
hands or the fingertips out in front and start to
walk them forward. Maybe you come
onto the forearms here. You might notice this
side is very different. Keep a nice active left foot
there as you breathe deep. Maybe coming
down a little lower. Maybe not today. Maybe that’s for another day. Try to bring your attention to
the sound of your breath here, use it to anchor your mind,
your thoughts. Then tuck the chin,
slowly begin to roll it up, keep the left leg extended. Use your fingertips to support
you as you kick the right foot out, sorry, buddy. And now we’re in it,
seated wide legged shape. Hi, buddy. Did I wake
you up from your nap? Apologies. So here you’re going to bend the
knees just slightly to start, bring the fingertips forward and
then you can walk the palms or the fingertips forward. Maybe come onto
the forearms here. And then from here you can
work to straighten the legs. Inhale in, exhale, allow the way to
the head to soften down. And again, use the sound of your
breath here to anchor you to stay present in the moment. Big stretch here
so big breath. Press through your heels, flex
your toes up one more breath, inhale. And exhale. Great, inhale in again. Use your exhale to tuck the
chin and roll it back up. Awesome.
Nice and easy we’re going to bring
the soles of the feet together. Take your hands to the
ankles or thumbs to the arches. A little Cobbler’s Pose here
before we come onto the ground. So sit up nice and tall. Let the tops of the
thighs get really heavy here. Option to keep it lifted or to send the heart
forward into a fold. Try to bring your
nose towards your toes. You can also use the thumbs here
to create a little self massage. Massage the arches of the feet. No need to push or force here. Keep it nice and easy. Then when you’re ready,
slowly come up, you’re going to
bring your feet to the mat, knees all the way up,
bring your hands behind you. I’m gonna shift just so you
can see me and then you’re gonna windshield wiper
your legs to one side, any side. So the key is to start
with the feet wide though so you can really
get a nice rotation. Pause here. Breathe. Close your eyes. Good. Then take him through
center and to the opposite side. Pause there, breathe.
Close your eyes. Pay attention to the
sensation in your body. Work to keep
elongating your inhale and extending your exhale. Good. The moment we’ve
all been waiting for. We’re now going to extend the
legs and come to lie flat on our backs, so pull
your blanket to the side, grab your pillow for your head. Imagine that and let’s
come to lie down together. Hey-o! Okay. Go ahead and extend the legs out
long when you get there and take a nice full body stretch. Reach the arms all
the way up and overhead. Big stretch. Inhale in here. Exhale, walk your
heels towards the bottom left corner of your mat. Then shimmy your head and
shoulders towards the top left corner of your mat. Grab your right
wrist with your left elbow. Peek at me if you need to. Feel this stretch in
the right side body. To take it one step further, you’ll cross the right ankle
over the left and breathe like you love yourself. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Awesome, from here, slowly uncross the ankles,
release the bind. Walk back to center. Inhale, reach the
arms up and overhead again if they are not already,
and then walk the heels towards the bottom right
corner of your mat. Shimmy the head
and shoulders towards the top right
corner of your mat. Grab your left wrist
with your right hand. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale, close your eyes,
relax your jaw. Maybe cross the left
ankle over the right here. And with your eyes closed here,
imagine you’re on a sunny hill, maybe by a body of
water or a field of flowers. Awesome, then unravel,
released the bind, come back to center. Bring the hands down
gently at your sides. Walk one knee up, then the other
walk the heels up towards the sits bones. Inhale, begin to lift the
hips as you press evenly through the feet.
Interlace the fingertips, if you like behind the tail,
find a Bridge Pose here. Lift the chest to the chin,
the chin to the sky. Press into all four
corners of the feet, shins forward and
then slowly release. Awesome, soles of the
feet come together once again. Knees wide,
Reclined Cobbler’s Pose. Close your eyes here. Inhale in. And exhale out. Good. Press in to
the soles of the feet. Bring the knees together. You’re gonna grab your blanket
and we’re gonna use it now to cover up here so you
can do whatever you like. You can take the blanket. You can roll up
like taquito or burrito. You can cover yourself
however feels good. If you are in a
warm environment, you can roll the blanket up
and put it behind your knees. Definitely get comfortable now. Place the hands mindfully,
gently at your sides or maybe on the low ribs or the belly. After you get settled in find a little inner smile. And let’s breathe together. Breathing in for five counts. Breathing out for seven. Ready? Here we go. Breathe in for
five, four, three, two, one. Pause. Breathe out for
seven, six, five, four, three, two,
empty on the one. Good. Big inhale for five, four, three, two, hold the breath. Exhale for
seven, six, five, four, three, two,
empty on the one. Inhale for five, four, three, two, one. Pause, hold.
Retain the breath. You’re doing great. Slow exhale for
seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
Now close your eyes. Here we go,
big inhale for five, four, three, two one. Pause,
retain the breath. Relax. Exhale for seven, six, five, four, three, two, empty on the one. Good, inhale for five, four, three, two, pause, retain the breath. Empty for seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. Two more rounds, here we go. Five, four, three, two, one. Exhale, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one.
Last round, big inhale for five, four, three, two, one. Hold your breath. Retain. And exhale for
seven, six, five, four, three, two. Empty, empty,
empty, empty, empty, empty on the one. (sighs) Let it go. Allow your breath
to return to a nice, easy rhythm, a natural flow. Take a second here to
just notice how you feel. Reside in the
role of the observer, you don’t have to do anything. No to-do lists to master. No ambitions to conquer. No deadlines, no goal. Allow the weight
of your body to relax fully into the earth. Just be. Move slowly here, gently bring your
palms together and bring your thumbs right up to the
third eye and give yourself a little massage
here on the forehead. If you’re super chilled out
and you want to be here longer, just pause the video and stay. Stay awhile. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable time
and energy with me. I know we all live
and lead very busy lives. So I think it’s important
that we carve out this time for ourselves and cheer each
other on to do the same. It’s important
and I appreciate you. Hope you have a great
rest of the day or evening. I’ll see you next time. Take one more deep breath in and exhale to whisper Namaste. (upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “Gentle, Relaxing, Cozy Flow | Yoga With Adriene

  1. Hello friends! Bookmark this video for when you need a calling back to the present moment. How are you feeling after today's cozy, relaxing yoga practice?

  2. i went about a year doing yoga every night with you before i went to sleep. i found that it was very helpful in reducing my stress from school as well as toning my body and helping with my heart condition. this past semester, i was only able to do yoga two times due to how busy i was. now that it is winter break, i’ve decided to dedicate more time to myself starting here and now with this video:-) this is the first video i’ve watched in months, and definitely the first practice i’ve been fully invested in since at least this past summer. i just want to thank you for all that you do and let you know that for myself and others, your videos are like self-therapy. you’re amazing and i’m so grateful to have access to your guidance for free on youtube

  3. I loved this one 😊. I practice yoga 2-3x/week and you're my go-to. Thank you for being you and sharing your gift 🎁

  4. Ciao Bella Adriene, Grazie.
    I was only going to listen to you today but instead followed in bed.

    The Lord took my Beautiful Mom last Friday thankfully in her sleep while I was with her.
    She is now resting with my Dad. She suffered from Alzheimer’s 10yrs plus.

    When you said to picture someplace I saw us in our beautiful mountains in Sicily where we would go for Easter Monday and eat pasta al forno and bracciolletini and happy we were together.

    Wish I could just lay down and sleep but work awaits me.
    Love you and Thank You for Everything.
    ❤️

  5. "And Beyond.." Bahahahah! Boy, you get your demographic. 90% of us are likely parents just trying to relax before the day. NIce work, I love the easter eggs of your videos, and Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you for this perfect December practice! I'm a musician and music teacher battling with some tendonitis as concert season finishes, so a slow practice with almost no wrist involvement was exactly what I needed. Looking forward to a new adventure in January! 💜

  7. Soooo GOOODD!! I have been 'under the wellness line' for the last week and took time off to rest. But starting to feel better and wanted to get some gentle stretching in . Thank you so much for sharing your practice. Love the lil Benji in the right corner.. Oh and Benji's toy.. so sweet! Always smiling with you Adrienne. Peace and blessings to all beings!!! Abundance and Love for 2020!!

  8. Sad, sad day and this practice was perfect for today. I don’t feel satisfied after yesterday’s competition as my result was neither bad nor good. Guess it’s time to move on

  9. Beautiful Christmas season session , Adriene 🎄🎅🏻💓 May you and your family have a peaceful loving Christmas ,including Benji and your team🥰🐶🐾 Namaste🙏🏻💗💫🌟✨

  10. I know it is supposed to be a relaxing flow, but today, it was filled with laughter as one of my puppies decided to lay on top of me and lick my face then proceeded to help herself to my tea. I do love home yoga. Thank you Adriene

  11. Adriene, thank you very much for this post and all the other ones you produced.
    May you live simply, give generously and love deeply. Namaste!

  12. "No to-do list to master. No ambitions to conquer. No deadlines. No goal." This part has helped me to relax which is a real challenge for me everyday. Thank you for slowing down this hectic life for all of us!

  13. 🙏🏽 Namaste Adriene! Thank you for teaching us it’s okay and good to BE, to be with ourselves and just observe! Thank you friend!💓🤟🏽

  14. Super yummy practice. After a day of being in pain with my back and on the verge of a panic attack around Christmas crowds this was well needed 🙈 namaste! ✌

  15. Thank you so much for this, Adriene, and for the pleasure and comfort your classes have brought me throughout 2019. 🙏❤️

  16. I just love you <3 Thank you dear Adriene for sharing your gift with us! Paw and lovely rub to Benji for being always present X

  17. This is the perfect "I stuffed myself with holiday cookies, but I still want to do yoga so I don't feel like a blob" routine. Also, I don't know if that's Benji's toy next to him, but I'm going to pretend it is because it's adorable. And I just noticed the Benji icon in the corner of the video. That made my day.

  18. While I've been doing yoga for about 6 years, there's still no way I can get my forearms near the floor in a forward fold. And it makes me feel rubbish. I know it's not intentional but 90% of people couldn't hold that pose for those breaths. Otherwise I enjoyed this practice. Namaste.

  19. Such a beautiful sequence. Loved doing this today, although I have to admit I was slightly besotted and and mesmerized at how relaxed Benji was!❤ He's just the cutest. Sending much love to you and Benji! 🙏🏼🐾🥰

  20. This was perfect right before the final weeks of many holiday stresses. I am also looking forward to my third year. 👏 I am a much happier person now for my family, friends and co-workers. I have better control of stressful situations, and enjoy the strength and flexibility that comes with Yoga. Thank you Adriene for who you are and who you help us to become. Many thanks to all your crew behind the scenes. Happy Holidays and 🙏

  21. So sweet! Ahh. Thank you! I'm so grateful for yall as well! So much love to Adriene, Benji..All of this incredible community! Happy Holidays sweet friends! ❤☃️🐺🌟🐩💖

  22. I was having trouble finding happiness today and I didn’t truly realize it until you said “find your inner smile” that I smiled for the first time today. Thank you for that💕

  23. I am a fan of any yoga session that requires laying down with a pillow & blanket! 🙂 I loved this! You crack me up – To infinity…(and beyond)!

  24. Best practice for Christmas Eve. Now I feel calm and present. That is the real present. Merry Christmas, dear Adriene and lots of love from Germany.

  25. Thank you for all your wonderful work here Adriene. May the New Year bring nourishing love, contentment, juicy challenges and good health. (Enjoyed the camera work on this video.) May all beings be free from fear, may all beings know the roots of their True Nature. ()

  26. Hey Adriene. I have a B I G W I S H . What about a routine with a lot of counting, breathing, mind-clearing exercises? — Counting breaths is a very very good thing to clear a very very busy full mind… I have a lot of days with overload busy mind and are not able to clear it….. — I would like to use a routine with more breathing-counting, concentrating exercises to clear and restart my mind… — i would so very appreciate a routine like this…. — Have a nice Christmas — an best Wishes from Germany, —-

  27. would you consider doing a yoga for blind people or yoga with your eyes closed type video cause that would be hella cool!

  28. this was just what I needed to start my christmas morning before all our guests gets here! another great practice Adriene <3

  29. Just coming out of having the flu – This cozy flow was just a perfect way to get back into my yoga routine- Thanks 🙏✨🌞💕💛

  30. Thank you so much for this yoga practise, Adriene! Today I was feeling very stressed and anxious and this helped give my day a fresh start. This helped a lot and now I feel relaxed and ready to start the day!!To anyone reading this: Have a wonderful day!

  31. Relaxing Yoga on Christmas Eve in front of the Tree – life doesn’t get much better. Happy Holidays to all & much health & happiness in 2020

  32. In the nineties we already stopped doing neck rolls in my gym, because they can damage the cranial nerve. Why don't yoga teachers know this?

  33. I think YouTube must add symbol of ‘love’ as well apart from ‘like’ or ‘dislike’. I loved the cozy flow especially the breathing practice. Keep shining sweetness 😇

  34. I was having a lil' Christmas Eve panic attack but didn't give up. A walk and some legal cannabis gave me a beat to be able to ask for what I needed from loved ones, which included some yoga. The algorithm gods brought me exactly the gift I needed in this little gem! Holy cuss-nuggets! This was, like, wow! Sobbing, laughing, RELEASING, and relaxing. Thank you so much! 🙏♥️

  35. I really hope you realize how much of an impact your videos are making on people's overall well being. Your videos introduced me to yoga and now it's become an essential part of my life. Thank you!

  36. Can't believe I actually cried. The blanket and breathing at the end made me feel like a baby, so secure and blissed I think. Thank you so much dear Adriene ❤️

  37. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for this video at this time of year. 🙏 Perfect way to start off Christmas morning while the monkey bread is in the oven ☺️

  38. I can do most move comfortably but the one at 10:48 I'm really struggling with. Is this a mixture of lower back and hamstring flexibility?

  39. Hi Adriene,
    Thanks for your yoga videos, we really enjoy them!

    Can you please tell me which video / audio device you use to record your videos? The quality is supreme. In spring 2020 I want to start a Flemish series on breath exercises. Thnx!
    Namasté
    Hans

  40. It's a cold & rainy Christmas morning here in Phoenix … but this was a wonderful practice to get me started today. Hey oh!

  41. Anyone else here for xmas day yoga?! Had a totally overwhelming day and just needed the chill before bed! Merry Christmas yoga with Adriene community and merry Christmas to you Adriene xx

  42. I haven't practiced this amount of self-care in a long time. Knowing that I can always come back to your videos after life takes me on a ride for a while is really comforting. I'm very very happy I took the time to do this flow today. Thank you <3 Merry Christmas

  43. I was just feeling myself start a downward depression spiral earlier, and I just had a calling saying “yoga with Adriene, go do yoga with Adriene” so I listened. I’m always very grateful for you Adriene, yoga has been such an act of self care for me, not about poses or losing weight although those are great but I can always rely on the fact that I will feel better by pulling the mat out. Gut feelings never lie 🧘🏻‍♀️

  44. I have been going through a lot lately and your videos always make me feel better, thank you for being there for me, Adriene. You don't know how much you've done for me. 2019 has been a rough year in which i have been questioning why i am here and it has been extremely hard on my mental health. Sometimes i feel lonely but when i watch your videos it always puts a smile on my face, i love you so much xx namaste

  45. Why does my lowerback hurts when I am doing yoga? I am realyly sad because of this. I have trained my body at the gym for several years…

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