Day 9 – Full Potential Detox Practice – 30 Days of Yoga

Hey my friends, welcome to 30 Days of Yoga
with Adriene. I’m Adriene, and today is Day 9, I’m feeling fine, want to get divine on
my mat with you, so let’s get started. All right my friends, today we’re going to
begin flat on our backs. So take a second to get settled in and center yourself on your
mat, or your towel, or wherever you’re practicing today, in the grass, in the sand. And then once you get settled in take a moment
to rotate the ankles a couple times, and maybe rock on the heels is nice. And we just kind
of put away the to-do list and we put away the day thus-far, or perhaps the top of the
day, top of the morning. And you’re easing into your day right here, right now with your
yoga practice. Then allow the toes to fall out and we’ll
do the same thing with the hands, just spreading the fingers wide and the wrists rotating one
way and then the other. I really like to make the most out of my practice and that leads
into my everyday life, really trying to make the most out of your precious time and your
precious bod. So, you can take a moment here to close your
eyes and look away from the video and just feel supported, feel your back, body supported,
the weight of your body supported. And I feel like that’s kind of sweet here, day nine of
the challenge, remembering that you’re supported by this community and by your practice. I
just felt the sun come out a little bit there. Okay, and then we’ll rest the hands on the
body, and we’ll just take a second to check in with the jaw, moving the tongue around
in the base of the mouth, stretching the jaw wide. It’s quite an embarrassing thing to
do on camera, but who cares. And then relax your jaw, relax your tongue
in the base of the mouth, and begin to rock the head a little side to side, ear to ear.
And here is where we will begin to deepen the breath, stretching the neck out, keeping
the shoulders relaxed. And then we’ll bring the head back to center,
and inhale. Reach the fingertips up and overhead, full body stretch. You might feel a sweet
sensation in the shoulders, a nice stretch in the front body, or the side body. You might
tilt the pelvis a couple of times here, just noticing the effects of your practice thus
far, and we continue to breathe deep and easy. And then we’ll float the palms down and hug
both knees up into the chest. So, you can do this one at a time, or if you
want to light that fire in the belly right away, you could anchor the navel down, scoop
the tailbone up, and pull both knees in at the same time. Then wrap your arms around
the shins and we do a little shimmy back and forth, and find what feels good here, particularly
in the lower back and the outer edges and the tops of the buttocks. Oh yeah, baby. Keep
the shoulders relaxed, and with each inhale invite some good juju in, good vibes. And
with each exhale choose to let go of any extra weight that you might be carrying that you
don’t need. Hug the right knee in towards the heart, send
the left leg high up towards the sky, deep breath in here and on an exhale we lower the
left knee down as you squeeze the right knee up towards your heart. Stretch it out here,
deep breath in. On an exhale, peel the nose up towards the knee, wind-relieving pose.
Relax your shoulders down, squeeze, squeeze, squeeze, as you push through that left heel,
top of the left thigh bone firms down. Careful not to clench here, keep it soft and easy.
Then we’ll gently release. And we’ll switch, the left knee comes in,
squeeze up towards your heart, right leg goes up, deep breath in here, stretch it out. Exhale,
find a little resistance, that opposition which is what our Hatha Yoga practice is all
about, finding strength and balance in between these two opposing forces. So, we hug the
left knee in, we press the right heel out, breathe here. Then when you’re ready, slowly peeling the
nose up towards the left knee, really feeling that sweet compression in the lower belly
here as you squeeze and push, relax the shoulders down. Eskimo kiss your knee if you can, if
not don’t worry, you can imagine. And then we release. Hug both knees in one more time, deep breath
in, long breath out. Cross the right ankle over the left, grab the outer edges of the
feet. Give yourself a little foot massage, a little wake-up call here to the feet. You
can bend the elbows left to right, really find the length in the lower back as you scoop
the tailbone up. And it’s time to rock and roll, here we go. Anchoring navel to spine,
we’ll begin to rock front to back, working out the kinks, and then rising all the way
up to a nice comfortable seated position where we’re going to take a couple of neck rolls
before we move into our twisting the night away. Drawing circles with the nose one way and
then the other, keeping the shoulders relaxed and the heart lifted. Then nice and easy,
bring the head back to center stillness, and we’ll bring the right palm to the left knee
just find a little lift here as you twist and shout, so cheesy as you twist and shout.
Why not? What do you want to shout from the rooftops? Let’s think about it while we inhale,
lift and length, and exhale. What do you want to shout off the canyon edge? Towanda! Back
to center we go, and to the other side. Half of the viewers were like, what? You can
Google it later. Oh, it feels good in my heart as I lift up through the chest, exhale, twist,
and find something you want to shout off the top of the mountain. Keep it positive. I love
my life! Back to center we go. We spread the palms
wide and we’re going to dive forward onto all fours right away here. Take in a couple
of breaths and cat-cow. Then curling the toes under, walking the palm out just a hair, and
we’ll send the sit bones up to our downward facing dog. A deep breath in, and long breath
out. Deep breath in and melt your heart back, paddle it out here, find what feels good. Then we’ll go for a slow walk up toward the
front edge of the mat. Find your forward fold today. Stretch it out, bend the knees as generously
as you need to, shake the head a little, yes and no. Then we’ll bring the palms to the
tops of the feet, and inhale, slide them up to the tops of the thighs. Find that flat-back
position here, take a deep breath in, inflate, and on an exhale, fold. Tuck your chin into your chest, my favorite
moment of the day. We press with the feet and we roll up nice and slow, connecting to
our breath today, lengthening the tailbone down and engaging as we draw energy up from
the earth. And right away we spread the fingertips and inhale, reach all the way up. Kiss the
fingertips together up and overhead today; just a little variation. We kiss the fingertips
together like this, and we open the heart and lengthen the tailbone down again. A deep breath in here, and on an exhale, float
it down, open the chest and shoulders. The palms come to the feet and we inhale and lift
up, flat back. Exhale, slide it down. Bend the knees generously and plant your palms,
step or hop it back to plank. We’re going to paddle the feet out here, just
stretching out the legs. Then we’re going to lower all the way down to the belly. Inhale,
lift up, cobra, nice and soft and sweet here. You might find a little movement. Pull the
elbows back and try to resist the urge to clinch the shoulders up towards the ears,
create space, and press in your foundation strong. A deep breath in, exhale, release, curl the
toes under. Press it up to plank, or all fours, and then send it back downward duck. We’ll drop the left heel, inhale, slide the
right leg up high. Exhale, bend the right knee. Send it over to kiss the left elbow.
Inhale, three-legged dog, exhale all the way up and into your lunge. A nice slow lunge
here. You might lower that back knee for a couple of breaths. Stretch it out. Lengthen
the tailbone down. So a little bit of play time here. And then when you’re ready we’ll come back
to the fingertips, lift the back knee up, and inhale, reach the fingertips all the way
up, high lunge. So we’re going to play today with this heel,
maybe pulsing up and down, staying nice and aligned in that front knee, so making sure
we don’t go over, keeping it nice and stacked. So play with this back heel, coming all the
way up in your high lunge, tucking the pelvis and then sending the heel back. If you’re
feeling like, whoa, I’m going to fall, then hug everything in the mid-line. And remember, that upward current of energy
engage full body experience. We have opposition here, grounding down through the shoulder
blades and the tail, lifting the heart. One more breath here, doing awesome. And then
on an exhale send that heel back for stability, and open the chest as you release back down,
belly comes to the top of the thigh. And then we find our Vinyasa. Move with your breath,
together we’ll meet in downward-facing dog. Drop the right heel this time, inhale and
slide the left leg up high. Then the left knee, we’re going to send it over to kiss
the right elbow, breathe. Inhale, three-legged dog, strong right heel, and then sending it
all the way up into our low lunge. Lower that back knee, take a second to just
find your action, your alignment, your breath, your balance. And stretch out any sore muscles.
So you know, committing to an everyday practice means committing to a listening and an integrity,
so we’re not just doing the same thing every day and blasting through, but finding balance,
listening to the body and places that are sore or tight, or needing a little extra TLC;
maybe something in the healing, right? So we stay positive. We bring the fingertips
to the mat and lift the back knee up. Maybe you keep it lower, too. That’s a great way
to practice this. And we come to our high lunge, reaching the fingertips up, pull that
left hip crease back. And play here with a little movement. So we come up onto the right
toes, resisting the urge to straighten that leg, like I just wanted to do. And see if
you can keep that front knee bent as you pulse here on that foot. It’s hard work here. Breathe
into the front of the right hip crease, relax your shoulders down, and dial your pinkies
forward. Find your breath, one more full breath in
and out here. And then we anchor that right heel back and we open the chest and shoulders
to release. The belly comes to the top of the thigh, step one. Step two, we release. Great. This time we’re going to plant the
palms, slide the left toes back to plank. And then we’re going to anchor navel to spine
and send it straight back, downward-facing dog. Deep breath in, long breath out. Bend
the knees, look forward, slide the nose forward, so careful not to crunch the back of the neck
on that move. And then we hop towards the front edge of the mat or walk. Inhale, lift to flat back position. Exhale,
soften and bow. Inhale, we take it all the way up. Tuck your chin into your chest, roll
up through the spine. The fingertips kiss together up and overhead and exhale. We dive
back in. I’m trying to get off this creaky floor. I’ve
done too much yoga in this one spot. Inhale and halfway lift, sorry about that, and exhale,
keeping it real. Plant the palms. Step or hop it back to plank, hang with me, you got
this. Chaturanga, or Chaturanga practice, shifting the weight forward, hug the elbows
into the side body. You can draw the navel up, slowly lower down. We’re all the way to
the belly or hover half way. Inhale to cobra, or up dog. Press into all 10 knuckles, strong.
Open your heart in your chest. Inhale in, and on an exhale, to dog, to dawg,
D-A-W-G. Drop the left heel and inhale. Slide the right leg high. Again we bend that right
knee, and we’re going to cross it over towards the left elbow. Shift your gaze forward here,
and then inhale, three-legged dog. Exhale into your lunge. Keep the back leg lifted, hug the inner thighs
together, inhale. We spread the fingertips left to right. And this time come up into
our high lunge, kissing the fingerprints up overhead. Beautiful, hold here, pull the thumbs
back, relax your shoulders down. Navel draws in just slightly and you can bend that back
knee just to make sure that pelvis is coming right underneath. Inhale and open your heart,
and exhale, we release. Opening the chest and shoulders, the belly comes to the top
of the thigh. Send your fingertips back this time, and then we release. Find your Vinyasa, you can always improvise
here, of course, as I’ve stated before. And also you can take a break. Take a load off.
We don’t know when you’ve got going on in your life. You might have already done something
today. You might just need a little extra love and care, you might be new to the practice,
your arms might be hella sore. A deep breath in, and on an exhale we all
meet in downward dog, giving a moment or two for us all to catch up here. And then when
you’re ready we’ll drop the right heel and inhale, lift the left leg high. You’re doing
great, my friends. Welcome that heat, that Tapas to the body. That is a great way to
transform from the inside out, creating a little warmth, a little heat. Here we go, bend that left knee, cross it
over towards the right ankle. Look forward, gaze is forward, long neck. Press away from
your palms, and exhale three-legged dog. Awesome. Sending that left leg all the way up into
your lunge, send the fingertips left to right to come all the way up. We kiss the palms
up and overhead. Lengthen the tailbone down. Soften that right knee to do that. That’s
a great trick here. A little alignment, and then find your action, drawing energy up,
hugging the inner thighs together, opening the chest and relax your shoulders down, deep
breath in, and exhale, open and break free. Belly comes to the tops of the thighs. We
find strength and length here. And then we exhale, release. Again, take your Vinyasa
or skip it. No problem. Together we’ll meet in downward facing dog. When you arrive, take
a deep breath in, the deepest breath you’ve taken all day. And let it out through the
mouth. Again, one more time, just like that. Oh, the sun’s coming out. Inhale in, and exhale
out through the mouth. Bend the knees generously, slowly slide the nose up, and we hop it forward
or walk. Inhale, find your flat-back position and exhale
bow. Inhale, soften through the knees, reach it all the way up, fingertips kiss up and
overhead, life is good. And exhale back down for more. Hang with me, guys, stick with it.
Inhale, halfway lift, and follow your breath. See if you can soften out all the hard edges
now. Keep it smooth. Forward full, plant the palms. Step or hop it back to plank. This time we’re going to get crazy. So we
can lower the knees here, no problem, or we can stay lifted. We’re going to do three Chaturanga
pushups. Say that five times fast. Three Chaturanga pushups. So you can do these on your knees,
draw your lower belly in and it’ll look like this. Gaze is forward, we go halfway down,
pull the elbows back and then press up. If you’re doing it on your toes it’ll look like
this, and we do one more, so we do three total. And then we send it up and back to downward
facing dog. Inhale in, and exhale and let it go out through the mouth. Drop the left
heel, inhale. Slide the right leg up high. Bending the right knee, kiss it over towards
the left elbow. The gaze is forward. Inhale, three-legged dog, and exhale, stepping up
into your lunge. Once again we send the fingertips left to right to come up fingerprints kiss
up overhead, life is good. Full body experience, and this time check
it out, going into a nice, juicy, strong detoxifying twist. I’m going to take my palms and bring
them over towards the right leg. So keep this length here that you’ve built and this strength
in the back heel as you come into this posture. So we’re really truly supporting it from the
ground up, not just kind of cranking in to make the shape. So keep this strong legs,
keep this beautiful length as we come into our twist. Bring the left hand to a fist.
The right palm comes up and overhead and we find length through the side body. We lean
back into it, and we open up through the heart. Back knee can always be lowered here. Breathe
into your belly. Get the most out of your practice by infusing breath into each posture.
So we’re going to hang out here, one more breath, we got it. If you want you can open
up here. If you’re growing your practice and you are ready for this you can open up your
wings, draw your shoulder blades away. And then we slowly release back down. The left knee comes to the mat and we pull
it back for half splits. I can’t wait to do our Hanumanasana foundations. Anyway, forward,
fold, relaxing the weight of the head over, pull the right hip crease back. Now we roll
through the right foot. We plant the palms. We hit our mike and then we Vinyasa. Feel
free to take a rest here. We can always lower the knees, downward facing
dog. Deep breath in, deep breath out. Drop your right heel, inhale. Slide the left leg
up high. Life is good. Bend that left knee and send it up and over to kiss. So try not
to dip it down with the hips. Keep it up and lifted, engaged. Those intercostal muscles
really strong as we kiss the left knee to right elbow. Gaze is forward. Press away from
the earth, and then three-legged dog. Here we go. Deep breath in, exhale, up into your
lunge. Send the fingertips back this time to come up, opening up through the chest and
shoulder a little more. The fingertips kiss up and overhead. And we keep the strength
and length of this beautiful posture that we’ve grown as we send it sideways into our
twist. Outer edge of the right arm comes to the outer
edge of this left knee. We can always lower this back knee and then try to lift it later,
no problem. Come into a strong arm here, right fist, and then the left palm comes over it
as we find our twist. Pull the left hip crease back. Breathe into the lower belly. Try not
to just collapse into the bones here, but keep that integrity, that energy. Breathe,
breathe, breathe. One more breath here, you might open up. Sorry,
my yoga is paining me, little bit dictated by my migraine now. Open up your heart, and
on an exhale release. Right knee comes to the earth. We send the hips up and back. Flex
through your left foot and find a little forward fold here in the upper body. Just a little counter pose. Pull the left
hip crease back. Breathe, breathe, breathe. And then we roll through the left foot. Come
to the fingertips, lift you back knee up. This time we’re going to bring the back foot
up to meet the front forward fold. Inhale, halfway lift, and exhale, bow. Bring the feet
together, bend the knees generously. Slight spacing between the heels here as we bring
the belly to the thighs. Send your sit bones back, inhale. Reach the arms forward up and
back. Only one Uthkatasana twist here. We got it. We can do it. We can totally do this. So we send the sit bones back and we bring
the fingertips together here. Inhale, open your chest by pulling the thumbs back, and
exhale. Send it over into your twist. You can repeat this kind of ninja move, I like
it, bringing the left hand to a fist and finding that sweet Hatha Yoga resistance here. Pull
your left hip crease back here. So that left knee is going to want to come forward. See
if you can bring the knees together. So what’s going on in the knees is definitely what’s
going on in the hips. So take care, work to just bring awareness to the hips. Inhale,
and here you can open up and exhale back to center. Give the legs a rest by inhaling,
coming to flat back. We’re almost done here, guys. Exhale fully. Taking it to the other side we inhale, Uthkatasana.
Bring the fingertips together, kiss. Inhale. Pull the thumbs back and exhale. Find your
twist, this time pulling the right hip crease back. Maybe you drop the sit bones a little
lower, maybe open up the fingertips wide, then we release. Inhale. Halfway lift, exhale.
Hallelujah bow. Step or hop it back to plank. Final thing before we cool off, we’re going
to walk the toes as wide as the mat, three wide on to pushups. That’s crazy. Bending
the elbows left to right, here we go, all the way to the ground, just three. One, two,
smile, draw your navel up. Adriene is crazy! And three, or maybe you’re like, I’ve got
this. And then we send it to downward facing dog. Awesome, lower the knees. Swing the legs
to the side, and come into a nice comfortable seat, cross-legged position, once again. Wipe the sweat off your brow. Try to let go
of any clinching, notice your breath. Notice any judginess in your body or in the moment.
Try to just let go of that judgmental vibe in. Be happy where you are, here today, Day
9. Feeling fine. Stay here in the meditation pose for a couple of minutes or you transition
onto your back. It surely is a honor to practice with you, especially in your time of need.


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