Weight Loss Yoga | Total Body Workout | Yoga With Adriene

Adriene: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Yoga With Adriene, I am Adriene. And you
asked for it, today we have a longer sequence. This is our third sequence
in our Yoga for Weight Loss series and it is a total body wake-up call. So,
it's summertime here in Austin, Texas and a lot of folks are looking to
check-in with the body, to connect or reconnect with the body, get in shape
for the summertime. So whether you're looking to lose weight or
just find what feels good in the summer time, this sequence is setup for
you. We're going to touch on
all the major muscle groups, we're going to integrate and focus on quality
of movement, and get in shape for the summertime, find what feels good. Hop
on the mat and let's begin. Okay. So we're going to begin flat on the back,
taking a second to lay out. Take a deep breath in then exhale, let it
go. So even though we're going to
work a little bit hard today on the mat, we're going to just set an
intention here to always move with grace, with ease, to find what feels
good, and to be with the breath.

So just take a couple seconds here on your
own to just check-in with the breath, check-in with the body. You can even pause the video here and
really take a couple seconds to just let the day go, let the to-do list go,
and commit this time to yourself and your practice. Then begin to wiggle the toes, wiggle the
fingertips. Maybe open the mouth,
the jaw, nice and wide. Lick your lips, lick your chops. Begin to point and
flex the feet, notice that ripple effect. Opening and closing the palms. Choosing to have a full body experience here
as we work out on the mats, so I like to think of yoga as an opportunity
to spin plates mindfully. We're
often asked to spin so many plates in a daily life, so here we get to do it
mindfully, practice doing it mindfully. Inhale, reach the fingertips, up and overhead. Nothing fancy here, just a
full body stretch. Notice I've walked my heels in to be inline
with my hip points here. As I stretch it out, take a deep breath in,
and on an exhale float it down.

Hug your knees up to your chest, wrap the
arms around the shins, tuck the chin into the chest, laying
them through the back of the neck. Take a couple seconds here, why not, to rock
a little side to side. Then cross your right ankle over your left,
grab onto the outer edges of the feet, always mindful of the knees here. As we inhale in and exhale,
rock it up, you can rock it a couple times. If that feels good, I'm going
to come to a nice, easy cross-legged position here. Now this might not be
easy for you, so go ahead and take a couple seconds to find ease. So rather
than it being easy, we come into a place of ease.

As we inhale, rolling up through the top of
the head, the crown of the head here, maybe looping the shoulders a couple
times. And then we inhale, draw
the palms together at the heart. Inhale, lift the sternum to the thumbs. Find that dual action, tops of the thighs
draw down as I lift up through my heart. Same thing on extending through the crown
of the head, but grounding down through the shoulder blades, tagging
a little weight in the elbows. Take a deep breath in, as you exhale. Interlace the fingertips, press the
palms forward, up, and back. Climbing up through the side body here, inhale
in. And exhale, break free. Fingertips float down and away. A couple more
like this. Now, a couple notes here, the lower body is
going to want to kind of come up here, keep grounding through the lower
body.

So remember your foundation
is everything here, building from the ground up. So even the outer edges of
my feet here have a brightness. Tops of the thighs draw down and we come to
prayer, Namaste. Inhale in, sternum lifts to thumbs. Taking it nice and slow here in the
beginning, we interlace on the exhale. And inhale in again, reach it up,
forward, up, and back. Lots of space between the ears and the shoulders
here, so crawl the shoulders away from the ears. We can begin to draw the
hands away or, if the shoulders are really tight, you can keep a nice
diagonal line here, no problem. So we're really establishing that we're here
to notice the sensations, not to master the art of yoga. That's actually a trick question there because
the art of yoga is really being in touch with those sensations. Take a deep
breath in, this time we can draw a line with the nose, look up.

Careful not
to crunch the back of the neck on an exhale, float the fingertips down. Opening the chest, opening the shoulders. Inhale, grounding through the tops of the
thighs. This town, this time,
this town, "This town's going to do some yoga." This time jumping right in,
inhale, reaching forward, up, and back. Exhale, float it down. Great, nice
and easy here, fingertips come to the sides. We draw a couple circles with
the nose here, round and round. Notice how I'm letting my mouth stay open
here, so I'm not clenching my teeth or my jaw.

Nice and soft. Reverse your circle if you haven't already,
work out the kinks, just noticing the sensations here. And then I draw the palms back together at
the heart. Deep breath in, exhale, let it out through
the mouth. Great. Interlace, inhale, forward, up, and back. Exhale, floating the fingertips
down. And now spreading the palms, we dive forward
onto all fours. Okay, so diving into all fours here. Right away, I'm going to spread my
palms nice and wide. Walk my wrists underneath my shoulders here,
finding a comfortable base, and then walking my knees
underneath my hip points. Pressing into the tops of the feet as well
here, I'm going to take my gaze straight down between my index fingers.

Take a deep breath in, and exhale,
press up and out of the palms. That hand to Earth connection here, hasta
bandha. Draw the tops of the shoulders away from the
ears, elbow creases shine towards the front of the mat. Now I'm even going to press into the tops
of my feet here, and broad and through the back of the neck. So gaze is straight down, I'm extending
through the crown of the head here. Now I'm not sinking into my bones here,
but I'm pressing up and out of my foundation again, building everything
from the ground up. Now I'm going to check-in with my center,
I'm going to light this fire in my belly. And I'm going to think about my core as this
channel from the crown of the head to the tip of the tailbone,
so I'm not going to let my lower belly draw down. I'm going to draw my navel up, nice and long
in the lower back. And I'm not going to collapse into my shoulders
here, but I'm going to press up and out of my foundation.

Now you might begin to feel a little bit of
fussiness in the wrist if you haven't worked like this in awhile or ever. So, I really, really encourage
you to check-in with the sensations from the crown the head to the tip of
the tailbone, to press up and out of the palms, this is going to help us in
our standing postures. And when things start to get a little heated,
we'll have integrity in the practice. So, to check-in with that sensation furthermore,
I'm going to inhale in, exhale, press my palms, press into the tops
of the feet, and let the knees hover here.

Now it's not a big hover, it's just a small
hover. Tops of the
shoulders drawing away from the ears, gaze straight down, navel draws up
towards the spine. Now breath here, welcome that heat, that energy,
that prana flowing through the body, that shaky shake. Hold on to your integrity and remember the
neck is an extension of the spine, so keep the
gaze down, crown reaching forward.

One more breath in here, hang in there. And then exhale gently,
with ease slowly lower down, kiss the two big toes together, bring the
knees as wide as the mat, and we send it on back, extended child's pose. Here we can open the palms, if that feels
good, we can wiggle the fingertips, if that feels great. And let the forehead rest on the mat for
three breaths. Breathing into the lower back. Maybe breathing into the
belly here, letting the heart melt down on the exhale. Now on your next
inhale, rather than just shooting a look up, consider drawing a line with
your nose up towards the front of the mat. So we're beginning to move in this kind of
integrated way.

So rather than
just looking up crunching the back of the neck, I'm really milking it,
finding what feels good, sending some energy back to my sit bones as I draw
a line with the nose and look forward. Spread the palms, inhale, reach
forward, and we come back to all fours here. Walking the knees underneath
the hips and wrists underneath the shoulders. Inhale in, exhale, again we press up and out
of our foundation, find that hover here. Breath, nice, long, smooth, deep breaths. Tops of the shoulders
drawing away from the ears, gaze is straight down. Press into all your
knuckles here, press into all ten fingerprints, see if you can grow a
little bit taller. And on an exhale with control, with ease,
I slowly lower it down.

This time elbows come where the palms were
as I prep for downward facing dog. With a little puppy posture, walking the knees
back. Fingertips are
going to stay inline with the elbows here, so they're going to want to come
in towards the center or out. See if you can keep them nice and in line
with the elbows, just notice as I walk the knees back and melt my heart
down. If the shoulders are tight, we may only come
this far. Breathing, and in
time melting it back, letting the pelvis tilt up towards the sky, and then
softening that lower rib cage in.

A couple of nice, long, smooth, deep
breaths here. Awareness in all ten fingerprints, nice and
strong. Then
inhale, integrated movement, I draw a line with the nose, slowly look
forward, and shift my weight so that my heart comes just in front of my
elbows here. Now, you might know where I'm headed here. I'm going to curl my toes under,
keeping the elbows underneath the shoulders and the wrists in line with the
elbows.

I'm going to inhale in, curl the toes under,
and exhale, extend through the heels. Now the crown of the head is going to want
to collapse down, keep that neck nice and long. Tops of the shoulders are actively
drawing away from the ears, I'm drawing my navel in towards my spine, and
my sit bones down towards my heels. Now press up and out of your foundation, take
one more deep breath in here. And then exhale with control, slowly rocking
onto the knees, and coming back to all fours. Last time here as we hover and tabletop. Spreading the
palms wide, inhale in, exhale, we lift up nice and easy. So rather than
pressing up, think about levitating, enjoy it. Right? Pressing up out of
your foundation and then letting it hover. Enjoy your focus, straight down
here. Nice, soft drishti as we look straight down. Long, beautiful neck,
navel draws up, really lengthening from crown of the head to tip of the
tailbone. This is hard work, so breath, hang in there,
lots of integrity. And on an exhale, slowly lower down.

Great. Curl the toes under, reach the fingertips
forward. You can always
send it back to extended child's pose instead of downward dog, no problem. Or you can come to this puppy posture which
is pretty much the same benefits as downward dog, just a little more
cooling and less of an inversion. So I'm going to go up in a downward facing
dog by curling my toes and spreading my palms wide. And then today I'm going to really tilt my
pelvis up here and let that be what drives me up. So tailbone lifts up towards the
sky, hip points lift high. Notice I'm keeping my knees bent here at first
as I just check-in with the body. So you can stop looking at the video for a
second here and just peddle the feet and find your dog today, just notice
the sensations here. You can
close your eyes. And above all, my friends, take a nice, sweet,
deep breath in, and exhale, let it out.

So I'm not trying to create the perfect
downward dog shape, even here I'm not trying to create the perfect downward
dog shape for you. I am checking-in with my dog. Later on I can work on action points of the
pose, but I'm pressing up and out of my foundation, and just bringing a
little bit of life to the body. Okey-dokey, one more deep breath in here,
hang with me.

And exhale, we
slowly lower to our knees. Great. Come onto the fingertips, come onto the tops
of the feet, walk your fingertips all the way up, palms come to the
tops of the thighs, tailbone scoops under and lengthens down as I come
up here on my knees. Once again,
just as I did before, I'm going to draw my palms together at the heart. Inhale, lift sternum to thumbs, exhale, interlace
the fingertips. Inhale,
pressing into the tops of the feet for stability here, softening the lower
rib cage in, so I'm kind of knitting those lower ribs in. So lots of
integrity, and then tailbone is drawing down. I'm going to interlace the fingertips and
inhale, reach up. Full breath
here, stretching through the side body, lifting up. And then exhale,
floating the fingertips down and away. Opening the shoulders, here we go
again. Inhale, pressing forward, up, and back.

Exhale, floating the
fingertips away. Inhale, maybe the neck starts to get a little
bit involved, maybe the nose traces the fingertips. Exhale, and this time we
inhale, open the palms wide, spread the fingertips, spiral the shoulders. So we're really getting this spiral effect
here as we open the heart. Inhale, reach it up, smile, palms come together,
ji. And we'll all tuck our
pelvis here, lengthening the tailbone down, and then exhale, pranam bowing. Bowing to that which is greater here, we take
a deep breath, and exhale, let it go. Draw a line with your nose, inhale, look forward,
spread the palms, shift your heart forward, curl your
toes under, and shimmy it on up again, downward facing dog. Okay. So we're starting to deepen the breath here,
we're starting to warm up the body, create space from the sit bones
to the heels, and keeping an awareness on the space between my navel and
my spine as I peddle the feet here.

And I'm even softening those lower rib cage,
those lower rib cages, the lower rib cage here, knitting them together. I'm going to slowly walk up towards the front
edge of my mat. Taking it
nice and slow, rolling through the foot, have a little fun with it. Why
not? Really massaging through the foot, checking-in
with the sensations on the soles of the feet. As I come up to the front edge of the mat,
feet either hip width apart or flush together,
you decide, but nice, conscious footing here. Now inhale, draw your palms to the tops of
the feet, slide them all the way up to the thighs past the shins, past the
knees, all the way up to the tops of the thighs. We inhale, loop the shoulders, lift the heart,
extend through the crown of the head. Sit bone to heel connection here as I just,
you know, check out where my weight is on my feet. So, this is going to be
different for everyone. Just check out where you are, bring some integrity
into the neck as we draw the navel up, and inhale in. On an exhale, slide the palms past the knees,
past the shins, back to the tops of the feet.

Inhale in again, sliding the palms now to
the shins. Same
thing here, we loop the shoulders, no locking in the knees here so nice and
soft in the knees as I spread awareness through all four corners of the
feet, and lengthen the crown of the head forward. Deep breath in here,
shoulder away from the ears. On the exhale, slide it back down. Now bring your fingertips to the outer edges
of the feet, we inhale in, knees can be soft and bent here. As we inhale in, we loop the shoulders and
slowly, without locking the knees, look forward. So we have three versions
here of flat back. One, two, and three. And you can mix and match them
throughout this practice. On the exhale, we soften and bow. And then everyone, tuck your chin into
your chest, bend your knees generously, drop your sit bones, and slowly
roll it up.

Take your time, stack the spine. You know what to do here,
curling that tailbone in, noticing the sensations in the body as you rise
up to the mountain pose. It's here where you can take a second to put
your hair behind your ear. No, to either bring the feet flush together
or spread the toes and keep them nice and hip width
the part. Now, Tadasana, we inhale, lift the heart up,
loop the shoulders, tailbone lengthens down. I draw energy up through the arches of the
feet and here I go, inhale. Spiraling the shoulders, I inhale, reach it
up. Palms kiss
together here and then exhale. I'm going to soften the knees as I bend
forward all the way, Uttanasana, forward full.

Now inhale, lift up to your flat back position,
your version. And then
exhale, soften and bow. Back up the way we came, open the palms, spiral
the shoulders, bend the knees, inhale, reach it
up, palms kiss together, then we exhale back down to the heart. Three more just like that, picking up a
little bit with speed. Inhale, moving mindfully, reach it up. Exhale, diving forward, no locking of the
knees here. Inhale, lift a flat
back position, your version, find your own expression here. Be with the
breath as you exhale, soften and bow. Inhale, open the palms, spiral the
shoulders, reach it up, and exhale back down to the heart. Tailbone down,
tucking the pelvis. So I'm going from here, this is like I Love
You a Bushel and a Peck to really drawing my center underneath me, so
head over heart, heart over pelvis. That's what I mean by tucking the pelvis;
I get the question a lot here.

Okay, one more time, inhale, open the palms,
spiral those shoulders open, armpit chest lifts up as palms come
together and we soften the knees to bow forward. Inhale, lift up to flat back position, mix
and match your version, inhale, extend, and exhale, soften and bow. Inhale, spiraling the shoulders, reach
it up, and exhale back down to the heart. Take a deep breath in, exhale,
interlace the fingertips. Softening the knees, inhale, pressing the
palms forward, up and back, just like before. And exhale, releasing the
fingertips and taking it all the way down. Notice I'm keeping the knees
nice and bent here. Inhale, lifting and listening, lifting up
to a flat back position, and exhale, soften and bow.

Now this time, step your right leg back into
a runner's lunge. Take a
couple of breaths here to just find your footing, walking those left toes
and that left heel out so we're not on a tight rope. Nice wide base here, I
like to work with a nice wide base as I press into my right big pinkie toe. And to each his own, you might find that you
need to lower this right knee here, take your left thumb, peel that left
hip crease back, and just check it out, my friends. Make sure you're breathing, don't worry about
doing it right, just notice the sensations in the body. Your body will tell you what to do. So, inhale,
everyone, loop your shoulders, heart radiates forward and on an exhale,
plant your palms and think about drawing your left leg all the way up so
we're working the core here. So we're not just brushing this leg back
really heavy, we're pressing up and out of our foundation as we make this
transition.

So I press up, lift that leg, and step it
back. Down dog,
peddle the feet, breath deep, softening that lower rib cage again. Head and
neck is nice and loose, make sure you wiggle your neck, make sure your not
holding. Now from here I'm going to inhale in, exhale,
come on to my tippy tiptoes. And then slowly shifting forward, I'll lower
my knees and come back to that tabletop position, drawing the navel up, pressing
up out of my palms. Inhale in here, and exhale out through the
mouth. Inhale in again, slowly
pressing into my foundation, I'm going to extend the right toes out towards
the back of my mat. Now you'll notice that the weight is going
to want to shift over into the left side of the body here. But I'm going to try to keep my shoulders
square, my heart lifted, my navel drawing up towards my spine, and then
I'll slowly take my right toes and turn them towards the left side of the
mat.

So I'm dropping that left hip bone down here
as I do that action. And
then I can release the right toes back to the mat so that they don't have
to be so high, I want to keep my hip bones level here. And remember, we can
always adjust our hands, adjust our feet. Empower yourselves to really be the director
here, to notice the sensations and make adjustments. Explore, be expressive based on those sensations. So
when we're really listening to the body, we're really doing it right. Inhale in, exhale, draw everything in towards
the center. Carve a line with
your right knee and draw your nose to your knee, press up. Navel draws up
towards the heavens, pressing into the palms. Two more of these. Inhale
nice and slow. Notice my gaze is straight down here, dropping
that hip bone, pressing up and out of the palms. On an exhale, nose to knee. One more, inhale, extend,
tops of the shoulders drawing away from the ears, and exhale, carving a
line with my knee, nose to knee. Great. Inhale, last time, extend out this time. I'm going to press into my right
palm, draw my navel up, and then reach the left fingertips towards the
front of the mat.

So right toes back, left fingertips forward,
I'm pressing up and out of my foundation to keep my shoulders
level, my hip points level. Lots of hard work here, inhale in, and then
exhale. Find the ease,
with control we release it back down. Great. Take a second if you need to roll your wrists
or take a breath or two in extended child's pose. And then we come back to all fours, spreading
the palms, pressing up and out of my foundation. Inhale, extend the left toes
out, so switching sides now. Really extending through the toes here, I
reach, reach, reach. Weight is going to want to come into the right
side body, I'm going to keep it nice and even,
or at least I'm going to set intentions to keep it nice and even.

Building that strength in the body,
nice and slow. Navel draws up, I turn my left toes now towards
the right side of the mat, or the right side of the room, really dropping
this left hip, excuse me, left toes towards the right side of the room. Yeah. Dropping this left hip
bone, pressing up and out of the palms, extend through the crown of the
head. The back of the neck is nice and long, there's
no crunch, no drop, beautiful straight line. Now inhale in, exhale, nose to knee. Navel draws up, lower belly, inhale,
extend nice and slow. Don't let all the weight collapse into the
right body, but keep it nice and center. Right side body, nose to knee. Inhale,
extend, exhale, nose to knee. Inhale, extend, keep the left toes extending,
draw your navel up towards your spine, press up and out of the left palm,
and inhale. Right fingertips reach forward, so I'm reaching
with my right fingertips, I'm extending through my left toes, heart
is lifting, I'm pressing up and out of my foundation, I'm breathing deep.

I might be trembling a little bit
here, but I'm smiling, finding the ease. And on an exhale, I slowly lower
down. Again, take a second to roll through the wrist
if you need to. Breath, we
can always go to extended child's pose, otherwise I'm going to walk my
fingertips forward, curl the toes under, and send it on back, downward
facing dog.

Peddling the feet here for a couple breaths,
and then arriving in a little bit of stillness here, letting
the breath do the movement. Couple of action points here, spreading awareness
through all of my palm, all the knuckles, all ten fingerprints. Really pressing up and out of the
palms, finding this external rotation in the shoulders, and then this
internal rotation in the tops of the thighs. Inhale, drop your left heel,
slide the sole of the right leg up towards the heavens. Now same thing we did on all fours here. I'm not going to let my weight
come into the left side body, but I'm going to try to keep my shoulders
square here. Maybe turn the right toes towards the left
side of the mat to feel that right hip point or right hip bone
dropping.

Then everyone, inhale, lift your right foot
a little bit higher so you drop your left heel. Take a deep breath in, and exhale, bending
all the way up into our runner's lunge. Great. Slowly lower that left knee down, come onto
the top of the left foot. I interlace my fingertips, bring them to the
top of the right thigh, and press my heart up, really paying attention
to my footing here. So, maybe
coming to that nice wide base if that feels more stable, but then also
integrating from the tail to the crown of the head, drawing that tailbone
down. If you need to pad the knee here, you can. You can also double up on the
mat here, like so, revealing the bottom of your mat to the world. Okay. So I'm here, I'm not sinking in just yet,
I'm nicely stacked. So I'm,
again, softening the lower rib cage, I'm lifting up through the crown of
the head. Inhale, palms come together. My legs are working super hard here,
by the way.

I'm squeezing my inner thighs in towards the
center and it's almost as if I'm trying to press up and out
of that back leg. So, I'm not
soft and I'm not sinking in, I'm lifting up, legs are nice and strong,
palms back together at the heart. Take a deep breath in, exhale, interlace. Inhale, now sinking forward with
integrity, mindful as I inhale, reach forward, up, and back, crescent moon. On the exhale, bend the elbows, release the
fingertips, open the shoulders wide, palms back together at the heart. Inhale with the sternum to the thumbs, exhale,
interlace. Inhale in again
as we reach the palms forward, up, and back. Breathing into that left hip
crease, bend the elbows, open the shoulders.

Just moving with your breath
here, one more, inhale. Beautiful, belly comes to the top of the thigh,
palms come to the mat, and I curl the back toes under and step it back,
downward facing dog. Peddling the feet for a couple breaths, then
once again finding that stillness. Knees can stay bent here, as generously as
you need. Breathe. Now drop the right heel, inhale, slide the
sole of the left leg up.

pexels photo 3775540

So I'm,
sole of the left foot, so I'm not just hoisting my left leg up. Okay? I'm
integrating, I'm using that integrated movement, so it's not what we're
doing, but how we're doing it, the quality of movement here as I slide and
extend, integrating every muscle fiber. Right heel continues to drop, turn
your left toes towards the right side of the mat, dropping that left hip
bone, pressing up and out of the palms. Breathe here, everyone. So even if the leg only goes this high or
this high, that's great. But
we're not wanting to come all the way into that right shoulder here, but
keep the shoulders nice and square. Now on your next inhale, everyone lift your
left leg a little bit higher, wherever it's at. And then take it on through, carving a line
with the knee up. And we come to the other side, dropping the
right knee down, coming onto the top of that right foot.

There's no rush in transitions, so take your
time here, interlace the fingertips, squeeze those inner thighs together,
find that Mula Bandha, that lift from the pelvic floor, more on that
later, and there's another video on that. As we inhale, loop the shoulders and come
to find our footing. Squeeze the inner thighs together, palms come
together at the heart. Head
over heart, heart over pelvis. Pelvis is going to want to tuck out here,
but I'm going to draw it in, lighting that fire in my belly. Inhale, and
exhale, interlace. Here we go, inhale, gently, mindfully, with
an attention on that back foot, so don't forget about your
foundation. As I inhale, press it forward, up, and back. On an exhale, notice the
sensations in the right of that hip crease, that right hip crease as I bend
the elbows and float it back. Sorry, it's hard to talk and feel the
sensations here, I'm normally walking around the room while I do this.

So,
sinking into that front knee, make sure it doesn't go past that front ankle
as I reach forward, up, and back. Opening the heart, navel draws in as I
exhale. And one more, follow your breath, inhale. Belly comes to the top of
the thigh for stability, I plant my palms, curl my back toes under, and
this time I'm going to lift that back knee and rock the back foot up to
meet the front, forward fold. Now, often people ask me, "I know I can't
do it in one step." Who cares? Take ten billion steps, enjoy the journey
as we come all the way back up to forward fold, Uttanasana. In time we'll build those intercostal muscles
and we'll have the strength, most likely, to step
that leg up, but it takes time. Let it all hang, take a deep breath in, Uttanasana. As we exhale, grab the
elbows, if that feels good, rock a little side to side. And releasing the
hands, inhale, lift up to flat back position, your version, and exhale,
soften and bow.

Spiral the shoulders, open your palms, bend
your knees, and reach it up, inhale, full breath, full body
experience, and exhale back down at the heart. Jumping right in for more, inhale, reach it
up. Enjoy this next move as we
exhale, soften the knees and bow forward. Breath, inhale, lift up, flat
back position, your version. And exhale, soften and bow. Inhale, stepping
the right leg back, runner's lunge. This time you can lower that back knee
or keep it lifted as we spiral the shoulders and inhale, reach it up to
high lunge. Exhale, drawing the shoulder blades in together
and down, peeling that left hip crease back, finding your footing. So drawing energy up from the earth,
inhale in here, exhale, float the fingertips down and around to come
together, palms back at the heart. Okay, inhale, squeezing the inner thighs together,
we interlace here. And
reaching forward, inhale, palms reach forward, up, and back. On an exhale,
you can stay here for a couple breaths, but on an exhale we release.

Same
as before, pressing into that back pinky toe, inhale, forward, up and back,
exhale. Last time, inhale, interlace. To come out, belly comes to the top of the
thighs, step one. Step two,
palms to the mat, step it back, downward facing dog, lifting that back leg
up and we breathe. This time we can lower to the knees where
we're going to imagine a nice hurdle here in the center of our mat. We've done this in a couple other
videos and I'm really digging on the hurdle here in my public classes. So imagine there is a hurdle here, I'm going
to draw the navel up and over so I'm going over that hurdle. So rather than just sliding into plank, I'm
going up and over, so pressing up and out of the earth. You can come to
plank here or lower the knees for a half plank, no problem.

If you do lower
the knees, make sure that you still create this nice long line from the
crown of the head to the tip of the tailbone here. So we're not letting the
pelvis poke out, we're tucking it in. Tailbone lengthening down towards the
backs of the knees. Great everyone, inhale in here, exhale, slowly
go up and over, back that hurdle, downward facing dog. Two more like that, up and over, and back. Last one, up and over, navel draws up, plank
pose, come back, up and over, dropping through the heels. Lots of space between the ears and shoulders
here. And then we inhale, lift the right toes, step
the right leg up, runner's lunge. Now we can lower the knee here if we need
to, otherwise we're going to keep it lifted, keeping a nice awareness in that
left pinky toe here. Finding my
footing, knees stacked above the ankle, and inhale.

Opening the hands, I
reach it up as I press into my front foot, high lunge. Right hip crease is
peeling back, breathing into the front of that left hip crease, float your
fingertips down and away, palms come together at the heart. Inhale, lift
your sternum to your thumbs, exhale, interlace. Here we go again, find your expression, move
with your breath. Inhale,
pressing the palms forward, lengthening through the crown of the head, up,
drawing a line, and back. Exhale, bending, softening through the elbows,
we release. Inhale, reach forward, up, and back, squeezing
the inner thighs together for stability. On the exhale, soften and release. One more, inhale. Strong lower body, navel draws in, exhale,
lower belly in, elbows down. To come out, belly to the top of the thighs,
step one. Step two, palms to
the mat, I'm going to step it back to plank.

I can go to half plank here,
I'm going to show a half plank here. Crossing the ankles, I'm going to tuck
my pelvis, lengthen down through the tailbone, straighten my arms, press up
and out of my foundation. Now I can do this here in plank as well. Chaturanga practice, so a lot of people are
intimidated by Chaturanga. Think about this as practice, as I inhale
in, exhale, bend the elbows just halfway, whatever your halfway is today.

Now pressing back up, we're going
to do three of these, we got this, inhale. Don't let the neck go, keep
drawing the tailbone down towards the backs of the knees. On an exhale,
bend your elbows. Notice how I'm not bending them left to right,
but keeping them nice and close to the side body. Press it up. Even if you only bend half an inch here, that's
gravy, baby. It's got to start somewhere. Right? Transformation is hard, but that's what
we're here for. Inhale in, marrying it with the ease. Nice and long in the
neck. Now this time, either with the knees on the
floor or lifted in plank, I'm going to lower all the way down, nice and
slow. Lower down until you
collapse down, my friends. And come onto the belly. Go ahead and take a
couple seconds here to rock a little side to side, smile. Take a deep
breath in, then exhale, bring the tops of the feet to the mat, heels are in
line with the hip points here. Drawing the tail down, pelvic bone, or pubic
bone, pressing to the earth, I'm going to inhale, drawing the elbows underneath
the shoulders, spreading the palms nice and wide, elbows underneath
the shoulders.

Again, pressing
into my foundation by pressing into the pubic bone, pressing into the tops
of the feet, and then growing tall from there and then finding that
extension through the crown of the head. So I'm not crunching in the neck here, I'm
really allowing the shoulder blades draw in and together and down. Spread the palms, and then my elbows
kind of have this active sensation there even drawing away from each other,
as if I were trying to tear the mat in half. As my front fingertips extend
forward, tearing the mat in half, the opposite direction. Does that makes
sense? No, fu**. Start again, sorry. Unknown Male: Okay. Okay, walking the elbows underneath the shoulders,
spreading the palms wide. Again, coming into my foundation by pressing
into the pubic bone, pressing into the tops of the feet. Imagine tearing your mat apart with
your elbows, left to right. So nice, strong foundation. As from there I
grow tall, extending through the crown of the head. Now soften the lower rib cage in again.

Breathing into the abdominal wall,
feeling the sensations in the body, not giving up with the integrity, so
really pressing into the foundation. No collapsing into the bones here. Now, maintain that as we inhale in. Again, pressing through the foundation,
exhale. Draw a line with your nose past your right
shoulder. Shoulder
blades in and together and down. I find that extension in the crown of the
head here really breathing into the left side of the neck, then exhale,
come back to center, and same thing on the other side. Taking it to the
other side, drawing a line with the nose past the left shoulder as I
breathe into the right side of the neck. But also press up and out of my
foundation and extend through the crown. Lots of sensations here as I inhale in, exhale,
back to center. Slowly drop
your chin to your chest, release, palms go to where the elbows were here,
we curl the toes under. And first we press it to the top of a push-up,
inhale, exhale back, downward facing dog.

Dog peddle the feet. Now, you can experiment with how long or short
your dog is here. I'm going
to inhale in, walk my toes up just a little bit, bend my knees generously,
belly comes to the tops of the thighs. Now remember that hurdle, that up
and over action as I bend the knees generously and just play around. Open
yourself up to a new experience, bend the knees, and then inhale in, then
exhale, hop towards the front of your mat.

If you don't make it, walk up towards the
front edge of the mat and let it hang over, Uttanasana. Grab the elbows, rock a little side to side,
breath in and out. Release the hands, inhale, lift up to flat
back position, your version. Remember we can mix and match here, and on
an exhale, soften and bow. Bend the knees, spiral the shoulders, open
the palms, inhale, reach it up. And exhale back down at the heart. Unknown Male: Can I get that inhale reaching
up one more time? Adriene: Yeah. Unknown Male: Okay. And, go. Adriene: Soften in the knees, open the palms,
spiral the shoulders, and inhale, reach it up. Nice, full, deep breath. Palms kiss together over the
head, and I exhale back down at the heart.

Jumping right in, inhale, reach
it up. Last time, exhale, soft in the knees as I
dive forward, enjoy this move. Inhale, lift to flat back, your version. Long, beautiful neck, exhale,
soften and bow. Heel-toe, heel-toe the feet together, plant
the palms by bending your knees and hop it back to plank,
surprise yourself. Great. Stretch out through the backs of the legs. Remember that sit bone to heel
connection as I press up and out of the palms. Inhale in, keep extending
through the left heel, lift your right leg up. Doesn't have to be a big
lift, just a little lift. Now for five nice, long, deep breaths I'm
going to move this leg.

Remember
finding the ease, remember hovering in that tabletop position where I press
up and out of the palms. Two more breaths here, you can do it. Navel
towards the spine, find the grace, find the ease. Exhale, release, ease
come to the mat, come on to the tops of the feet, fingertips walks back up
to the tops of the thighs. And we inhale, spiral the shoulders, reach
it up. Tailbone draws down as the palms come together
at the heart. Great. Diving back in for more, roll your wrists
a couple of times, back to tabletop position, then curl your toes under,
send it back to plank. Sit
bone to heel connection, pressing up and out of the palms, extension
through the crown of the neck, crown of the head. Long, beautiful neck. Send that energy through your right heel first,
it's going to help. Then
inhale in, exhale, lift the left leg.

Five breaths. You can let it just stay, spreading the toes,
or I find it helps to move. Moving, breathing, smiling. Strong upper bodies, strong core, nice
awareness from the crown of the head to the tip of the tailbone. Two more
breaths here, as you lift the back of that left thigh towards the sky, and
then exhale. And you're ready, lower down. Go ahead and bring the two big toes together,
widen the knees as wide as the mat, and set it back to extended child's
pose. This time, knees nice
and wide, palms are going to come together, and swim forward, up, and back
here.

Palms in prayer, kind of coming into a little
shark fin here, as we rock a little left to right and breath. Then forehead rests on the mat,
fingertips can soften here. On your next inhale, imagine breathing into
your lower back. Feel the skin
of your back stretch as you breathe in. And on an exhale, imagine sending
your sit bones down to kiss the soles of your feet. Feeling that stretch in
the shoulders, the arms. Now, remember it's not what we're doing, but
how we do it, so pay attention to your quality of movement on this next move
as we inhale, slowly draw a line with the nose, look forward, fingertips
come down. Enjoy your focus
here as you spread the palms, finding what feels good. Lifting the heart up
and over we come, back to all fours. Walking the knees underneath the hips,
wrists directly underneath the shoulders.

Now, inhale in here, press up and out of your
foundation. You can curl the
toes under here, actually, let's all go ahead and curl the toes under here. And start from this hovering place as we lift
the knees, and then send it up and back, down dog. Inhale in, exhale, keep the toes curled under
as we drop the knees. Two more like this, press up and out. Down dog. For a little more here, you can bend the elbows
halfway, then send it up and back. Let's do one more. Keep those elbows in line with the shoulders,
downward facing dog.

Great. Walk your dog out a little big longer here,
peddle the feet, take a deep breath in, exhale, go up and over the hurdle. Chaturanga practice, hugging
those elbows into the side body, send your gaze slightly forward as we rock
forward onto the toes, elbows hug in. We slowly lower down, or lower down
until we collapse down. And smile, laugh, [inaudible 00:46:36], loop
the shoulders, inhale, lift up, cobra. No crunching in the back of the neck,
exhale, soften and release. Curl your toes under, press up to plank. Inhale, exhale, down dog, drop the heels. Okay, now hang with me as we drop the left
heel, inhale, slide the sole of the right leg up. As you exhale, I'm going to take my right
knee forward and around to kiss the right elbow. Inhale, reach it up. Exhale, right knee
carves a line straight through center, nose to knee, navel draws up. Inhale, drop the left heel, right toes up. Exhale, shifting forward, right
knee to left elbow, they kiss.

And we step the right leg up into our lunge. From here, squeeze the inner thighs together,
spiral the shoulders, inhale, send everything up. Sinking into that front knee, palms come together,
Ji, the celebratory Namaste. And then exhale all the way back down. Then,
Nyasa, plant the palms, step it back to your plank, or half plank. Experiment, hug the elbows into the side body,
send your gaze forward, shift your heart slightly forward, and slowly
lower down all the way to the belly. And inhale, lift up, cobra. Follow your breath, exhale, inhale, curl
the toes under draw your navel up, press into you palms, plank, and exhale,
down dog. Drop the right heel, slide the sole of the
left leg up, and inhale coming forward.

High lunge, spiral the shoulders, inhale,
reaching the fingertips back to come up. Ji, palms kiss together above the head, and
then exhale, belly to the top of the thigh, fingertips to the mat as we
step that right foot back to meet the front, forward fold. Inhale, lift to flat back position, your version. And exhale, soften and bow. Now from here, heel-toe, heel-toe the feet
as wide as your mat. I'm going
to come into the center of my mat to demonstrate this. Take a couple
breaths here just to let it go.

Notice how my knees are bent, no need to
show off here, no need to lock the knees ever. So, I'm wanting to let the
body integrate and stretch nice and long from crown to tail. Great. So I'm going to turn to face you, but you
stay just where you're at. Now,
I'm going to open my toes a little bit wide, so your toes might, depending
on how long your legs are, they might come off your mat.

I feel strange
here, okay. Fingertips come to the mat as I inhale, look
forward just like I do in flat back position. Exhale, bend those knees, drop your sit bones,
and come into a yogic squat. If you're like, "Ha ha, very funny, Adriene,"
then you might grab a block or a blanket and put it underneath your sit
bones just to provide a little bit of lift stability, or you might lift your
heels and do it this way, So, no worries if the feet are not flat on the
ground. Okay. So, what I am doing here is keeping that lift
in my heart and this integrity that we build, we've built, excuse
me, from the crown of the head to the tip of the tailbone. So, no matter what variation you're in, I'm
not collapsing over, but I'm keeping this lift
where my heart is plugging through. The palms can come together here at the heart,
if that feels good. Outer edges of the arms press the knees wide,
if that feels appropriate. Otherwise I can keep my palms or my fingertips
steady on the ground, my friends.

Now, a couple deep breaths to breath into
the hips to keep that lift in the heart. The lower rib cage still softening in, full
body experience here as I breathe. Now, if your fingertips are on the mat, keep
them there and keep breathing. If your palms are together, take a deep breath
in, lift your sternum to your thumbs, and then interlace. And squeezing every in so almost as if
you're trying to lift up from the pelvic floor, interlace the fingertips,
draw the tops of the thighs out and away as you press the palms forward,
up, and back. Then exhale, bending, release, interlace,
inhale, reach it up, exhale, softening at the elbows. So I just don't want straight arms
because then we don't get to kind of integrate that movement, it just kind
of ends up rigid.

So let's try again, interlacing, and then
exhale, softening the elbows. Let's do one more, inhale, exhale, draw your
navel in. Namaste. Thank you,
Boo. To come out of the posture, I'll slowly release
my palms to the mat, find that lift in the heart to rock forward onto
my feet. I'm going to turn to
side here just for you to see. Then from here I'm going to walk my palms
out, straight arms, and then slowly shift knees back underneath hips,
tabletop position here. And then crossing the ankles, I'm going to
mindfully come on through to seated. Or I can sweep my legs to one side and
come that way mindfully back on through to seated, where I'll bring the
soles of the feet to the mat and find that sit bone connection here as I
draw up through my torso and find that lift in the heart here, inhale,
palms together.

Now feet are not together, they're inline
with my hip points. Palms
together here, loop the shoulders, inhale in, lift the heart, exhale, and
release. Inhale, open the knees wide, soles of the
feet are going to come up. As you inhale, reach forward, up, and back. Now soften the rib cage
here, navel towards the spine, inhale in, exhale, float the fingertips away
as the knees come in. Now, palms come together at the heart, I inhale,
lift my sternum to my thumbs. Now, I can stay here, I can already feel my
abdominal wall kind of engaging here, can totally stay here, my friends. Or you can begin to walk your
heels a little bit up and lift the soles of the feet. So again, I can stay
here or I can life the soles. Now I'm not collapsing here, I'm using everything
we did in our practice so far, particularly in the torso, from the crown
of the head to the tip of the tailbone, to keep that integrity here,
to keep that pressure out of the lower back, and to maintain this core strength.

From here to here, so not
just here, but all throughout. Loop the shoulders, inhale in, you can stay
here or exhale, send your fingertips forward, palms face up. So elbow
creases towards the sky, just allowing the shoulders to drop in. So again,
I have several variations here, here, here, or here. Now, inhale in, you can stay here or bring
the fingertips to the backs of the legs and I'm going to close the knees. So, I'm just checking in. When
the heart wants to collapse, then I'm going to take a step back and begin
to breath and find that lift in the heart again. Now I can stay here or
inhale in and then exhale, straighten the legs, reach it up. Heart lifts as
the toes reach up. Exhale, bend. Maybe come into the fingertips here, lightening
the load on the arms, inhale, heart lifts up, toes reach up with
heart.

And then exhale. I'm
feeling it. Inhale, and reach it up, shoulders loop, open
throat, chin lifts. Inhale, heart lifts, chin lifts, toes reach. Now I can stay here, here, we have all these
variations; basically I'm just giving you a billion and one variations to
engage from the crown of the head to the tip of the tailbone. Slowly lowering, excuse me, softening the
lower ribs in. Now if you're feeling adventurous, don't even
worry about the posture, but inhale in. If you're feeling like you have this integrity
in the spine, on an exhale see what happens if you shoot your
legs up and your fingertips forward.

Inhale in, exhale, shoot it out. And then back. Inhale in, so
we're not holding, we're just experimenting, playing. Inhale in, exhale,
shoot it out. Inhale in, exhale, shoot it out. And one more time just for
fun, inhale in, exhale, look up. Great. Fingertips come to the backs of the legs,
we're all going to enjoy this move. As we inhale in, smile, and then exhale, rock
it back. Rock it a
couple times, if it feels good. And then slowly we'll come to lay flat on
the back, taking a deep breath in, hugging the knees into the chest. Just
like we did before, rocking a little side to side. Now everyone, relax your shoulders, relax
your face, feel the quality of air in the room wherever you're at. Now take the fingertips, interlace,
bring them behind the head, elbows nice and wide here. Breath into the
armpit chest, inhale in, and then exhale, lift the shins parallel to the
ceiling. Inhale in, as you exhale, lift the head, the
heart, the elbows up off the ground. And nice and easy, nothing fancy, we're just
going to begin to alternate here, bringing the right elbow towards
the left knee as we straighten through the right leg, and then
switching.

And move with the
breath. Just a couple of these before we move onto
flat back. Breathing. Move nice and slow, imagine you're at the
pool, feel the skin kissing your face. Even it out, then we'll come back to hugging
the knees into the chest, lowering the head, tucking the chin
to link them through he back of the neck. Rock a little side to side, if that feels
good. Then exhale,
release the hands, and allow your feet to come to the mat with a thud. If
that felt great, do it a couple more times. Inhale, exhale, soles hit the
mat. Feels awesome, that kind of ricochet here. Inhale and one more. Great. Recline twist, palms come to the mat, excuse
me, come to the earth. And
inhale, drawing the knees in, exhale, melting the knees to the right. And
here is where I pass it onto you, keep your shoulders rooting down, but
allow the knees to mount from one side to the other, stretching those
intercostals. But if you want to bring more awareness, more
strength to the core, you can not allow the legs to actually
touch the ground, and just let them hover.

So each time I'm twisting, and then using
my navel to draw back. Find a way to synchronize this with the breath,
of course. You can close
your eyes. Great. Go ahead and even it out here. And then allow the outer
edges of the feet to come to the mat as we transition through a reclined
butterfly here. Drawing the fingertips down, opening the palms,
press into your head, lift the shoulder blades up, draw
them in together and down so the shoulders are drawing down away from your
ears here.

So lots of space
here, lots of space between my lower back and the mat. Take a deep breath
in here, and exhale, sigh it out. Now you can stay here to finish your practice
here today, and do not skip this pose, my friends. I'm tempted to skip this posture at home too,
but take at least five breaths in a shavasana
today; either with the soles of the feet together here or 5 to 15 juicy minutes
here as we draw the right leg out, the left leg out, let the legs open
wide, let the armpit chest breath. We close our eyes, we link them through the
back of the neck, and we take this time to acknowledge our self.

First, take a deep breath in, full of
gratitude. For taking the time to do a video today to
be with our bodies, to be with the breath. Hopefully collecting and gathering a little
bit of information, creating a little bit of space,
and toning and building strength in the body. Inhale lots of love in, and exhale, let it
go. Okay. So that was the third sequence in our Yoga
for Weight Loss series. You can interchange this with the other two
that that we have thus far. We're going to have more coming in the future. But for now, just know that
this is something that is not intended for you to master, yogi master,
right away.

It's built to inspire you for transformation
either on the outside for summertime, on the inside for
all the time, to find what feels good and be the best version of yourself. So, have fun with it, take your time, do what
you can. Write questions,
comments below, let me know how I can help you. And, like I said, you can
interchange this with the other two videos and have quite a yummy workout
for your week. So, I hope to hear from you. Thank you for all your feedback
thus far, and Namaste..

You May Also Like