Classroom Meditation – For All Ages! | Yoga With Adriene


– Hi, everyone!
Welcome to Yoga with Adriene. I am Adriene and
that’s Benji back there. And, today, we have an awesome
meditation for the classroom. So we’re gonna use some simple, but powerful,
mindful breathing techniques to find what feels good. Let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alrighty, my friends. We’re gonna begin today seated. You can sit in a
chair or on the ground. Or if you really want to, you can even do
this meditation standing. So come into a position where you can get
really tall in the spine. Imagine your spine is one nice,
long piece of string or a light rope and
it’s lighting up with energy as you sit or
stand nice and tall. Now, I’m ready
for this meditation. Benji, are you ready? He said, “Yes,” and
I hope you are, too. We’re gonna start this together by closing our eyes
just for one second. And if closing your eyes is
scary or makes you feel nervous, no worries. Just take your gaze and
look down past your nose. And if you’re feeling
silly or anything like that, I totally understand because
I’m a super silly person. But see if you can give yourself just one big breath to focus. Down past your nose or close
your eyes and focus inward, and bring your
attention to your breath. So the breath is
an amazing power tool for changing how you feel. So if your day isn’t going great or say you’re
having a tough morning or even at nighttime when you’re maybe
having trouble going to bed or falling asleep, relaxing, you can use
your breath as a tool to change the way you feel. And, take it from me, it works. It’s super powerful. So hopefully by now,
you’ve noticed your breath and just kind of
brought some awareness to how you’re breathing,
whatever that means to you. And in an effort to
bring a sense of inner peace and calm, inner calm, we’re gonna take five slow
breaths in and out together. You ready? Benji, you ready? Alright, let’s go. Inhale, breathe in. Imagine your breath is
going down into your belly and you’re belly’s
inflating like a big balloon. Exhale, breathe out
through the nose or mouth. It’s okay to make sound here. (deeply exhales) Four more, big inhale. Exhale. (deeply exhales) Three more, see if you
can make your breaths bigger. More full, inhale. (deeply inhales) Exhale. (deeply exhales) Inhale, you’re doing great. (deeply inhales) Slow it down, breath out. (deeply exhales) And one more just like that. Nice and slow, big inhale. (deeply inhales) And exhale, empty it all out. Breathe out, breathe out,
breathe out, breathe out. Awesome, stand or
sit a little taller. Imagine you’re really reaching
the crown of your head, the tippy-tip
topmost point of your head, all the way towards the sky. Beautiful, then slowly
bring one hand to your belly and one hand to your heart. Inhale. (deeply inhales) And exhale. (deeply exhales) Four more, inhale. (deeply inhales) And exhale. (deeply exhales) Inhale. (deeply inhales) And exhale. (air hissing) Inhale. (deeply inhales) And empty it out. (deeply exhales) Inhale. (deeply inhales) And exhale. (deeply exhales) At the end of your exhale, let your fingertips
come down to rest gently on your lap or at your sides, and just notice how those slow,
deep breaths made you feel. Then, nice and easy,
take the head and you’re just gonna
gently nod it side to side as if you were
shaking the head no. Awesome, then
bring it back to center and we’re gonna shake
the head or nod the head yes. Awesome, then bring
it back to stillness. See if you can align
your head over your heart and your heart
right over your hips. Then we’re gonna
take one final breath, the deepest breath
you’ve taken all day. And after this breath, you’re gonna have
this fresh opportunity to feel a different way, to maybe see the good
in yourself and in others, and just see
the good in the day. So here we go, are you ready? Benji, are you ready? Alright, let’s do it. The deepest breath
you’ve taken in all day. Here we go, big inhale. (deeply inhales) And big exhale,
let everything go. (deeply exhales) Awesome work. Notice how you feel
and carry it with you on into the rest of your day. Thanks for sharing
this time for meditation with me and with Benji. Namaste. (upbeat music)

100 Comments

  1. This meditation can be done anywhere, anytime. Where are you finding stillness today?

  2. Simple, so effective, and much needed, thank you.

  3. Thank you for this! I'm a teacher and will be using this!

  4. Looking forward to trying this πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  5. benji the king of zen

  6. as i was doing this an ant fell from the ceiling onto my face. i am not relaxed now πŸ™

  7. REUNITE day 25

    This was quick yet powerful! I did some breathing work afterwards while seated in the same position (sukhasana? I should know by now..) and closed my eyes for a moment. It felt powerful when ai opened my eyes again.

    Namaste.

    #ywaREUNITE #FWFG

  8. Super cute breathing practice for a Sunday. And if I was a person new to meditation, yoga, etc, this would be a perfect intro. No preachy stuff or staying with one move or section too long. And as the title states you could bring this into the classroom 😊

  9. I love that I'm listening to this on international dog day 😍 thank you! Namaste πŸ€—

  10. I love taking the biggest breath in – it really makes you stop and realise how shallow your regular breath is and how much more space there is right inside!

  11. Benji..like a ninja…always in the background…silent…watching.

  12. yay Benji

  13. Hi adriene love your video

  14. This meditation was exactly what I needed today. Thank You, Adriene!

  15. I loved this! Thank you so much! ❀️

  16. Thank you Adriene πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  17. Lovely evening yoga to prepare for the work week. Namaste!

  18. Thank you Adriene. What a short but sweet meditation. Love from Vancouver. Namaste. πŸ™‚

  19. I just let out a big, dark, ugly breath. It wasn't serving me. 🌬 Namaste.

  20. I needed this ❀️ perfect timing as I start school tomorrow

  21. damn i think benji is the cutest dog in the world cant help looking behind

  22. i needed this so much cuz ive been nervous about starting uni. thank you, i always come back to your videos when im having a hard time.

  23. Such a beautiful simple practice! We forget how much we hold in our bodies and how easily we can release through the breath. Sending love to you and Benji! πŸΎβ€πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌ

  24. 🌹❀️

  25. Perfect for our stress management class!

  26. What a blessing to have these videos!

  27. Dang that went fast!!

  28. Such a prolific producer of clips! Love every single one, they are a gift to millions <3

  29. Lovely! I will definitely use this with my 5th graders! Thank you so much!

  30. Perfect timing. I don't have a Benji but I do have a Guapo!
    I wish more workplaces and schools began their days with this type of meditation.

  31. The video came at the instant when I needed it heavily.

  32. I love your channel so much and I began your 30 days of yoga program but I got vertigo after day 13 and have been dealing with that for the last three months so I’m wondering how to start again and modify for people with vertigo? I appreciate you so much πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› You inspire me to leave my corporate office job one day and become a yoga instructor I’m just afraid if I never get rid of this vertigo completely, if I will be able to do it

  33. Love you

  34. Your meditation came exactly at the right time – I really needed this bit of relaxation ater my husband's unexpected death recently. Thank you.

  35. This would not normally be for us, but we have done an hour of quite hard yoga before do this, so it was a nice way to unwind the breathing was very relaxing.

  36. You are in my heart yoga with adrean

  37. Just did this x been very busy bank holiday weekend in uk, Thank you x😍

  38. Hi! I have a question about my own posture as a musician, and incorporating mountain pose. Is there a way I can send you a video of myself and inquire about my posture? Thanks!

  39. I missed your sweet email yesterday. Thanks for this meditation!!

  40. Definitely want to try this with my class! We have mindfulness time every day 😊

  41. I have no idea why I missed this wonderful practice yesterday but I'm glad I just did it, I feel so much more centered for today's practice so thank u Adriene and Namaste Everyone πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’–β€πŸ™

  42. beautiful woman

  43. Hi Adriene! Long time fan, first time commenter 🀣 I really enjoy your meditations! Do you have any that would be good to do in nature?

  44. Thank you so much! I just did this in the library where I was having trouble getting started with work.

  45. Just did it with my children. It was perfect!! Thank you Adriene!!

  46. Yes!!!!

  47. This is smart

  48. Subscribe me to the my channel ❀️

  49. Love your channel. Can you do a video for varicose veins/heavy legs? Thanks a lot for your wonderful work!

  50. Just heard Theo von say he does Yoga with Adriene and oh boy would i like to see you and the rat king in a video together. Please make it happen!

  51. Perfect

  52. I'm sorry to be the negative commenter on your post but holy crap I CANNOT find a class hosted by any other teacher from my search feature on my playstation and you really should rename your channel to "10%yoga90%explainingwithadrienne". I had to turn off 3 different classes cause you wouldn't get past the first pose lmfao

  53. Dear Adriene can you place create practice for fertility or some good blood flow.

  54. I think you are vata dominant ! Am I correct?

  55. Thank you so much for sharing all your vids. I have a form of autism and i find it really helps me focus, especially on a difficult day πŸ™πŸ’œπŸ˜˜love a blessings x

  56. Thank you so much ❀️

  57. Adrien , Did you know my first real contact with meditation was when I was picking up my final grades in my second year of middle School ? I was a little stressed so I literally took ( best I could ) lotus position and meditating in front of the whole school with parents and teachers ( everyone doing the same thing ) but I just did my stuff and didn't worry about what people would think …I went on in meditation for a full half hour . It was great . But to this day , at 21 I'm going to really start going to yoga classes and get my yoga outfit and matt , I really wanna learn and I love it , it's so healthy and benefits you in so many ways phisically and mentally . Please read it all πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜ . I'm going through a really really really tough life ( high anxiety , very insecure …) So you help me with your vids , thanks so much 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  58. Thank you, Adriene! It was short and easy πŸ’œπŸ™

  59. Thank you so much for this! Much needed as I'm navigating through a new step forward in my life! <3

  60. Love this, sharing it with my friends and relatives who have children (although it's good for "big kids" like me, too!).

  61. friend awesome video πŸ‘excellent Yoga tutorialsπŸ‘πŸ‘ I'm a big fan of yours πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

  62. My partner, Sarah, got me hooked on meditation and yoga; I'm now a big fan of Benji and your classes – Cooper πŸ˜ƒ

  63. Hi Adriene! I love your yoga videos, and I'm so excited you've started releasing meditation videos too! It is my favorite new way to start my day, with a quick 5-10 minutes meditating. Could you do a meditation video focusing on gratitude? Thank you!

  64. Supr vidivo NacE
    Cr rajasthani sogπŸ‘ˆπŸ””πŸ‘ˆπŸ””πŸ‘ˆ

  65. Thank you so much dear Adriene πŸ’•

  66. Thank you

  67. Loved this Video, Benji is the cutest πŸ™‚

  68. more please! β€οΈπŸ’—πŸ₯°

  69. Hello Adriene- I posted this video for my fifth grade class and then asked them to share one sentence about how they felt after following the video. Every student reported positive results! Here is an example of one student comment, "As I ended the video I had a different mindset and I always want to feel like this! Before I felt like everything that had happened in the day so far was piling up but after the video I felt at peace and calm."

  70. I felt a little bit better after this practice because my emotions are a big mess currently. So thank you. I wish it was longer. Perfect also for a quick break. Namaste.

  71. Adriene has changed my life in many ways. This particular mediation is one I will use with my first graders! Thank you for making this video that is kid-friendly!

  72. Mmmmmmmm

  73. Taking you to the beach before diving … welcome back to Malta Adrienne!

  74. You are super silly?
    Elaborate it a little!

  75. Miss!
    You are awesome ❣️

  76. That was awesome Adriene!

    So kind for you to think of the kids going back to school. It's trying for all of them right now I'm sure.
    They really need the love! ❀️ sends out warm healing thoughts and love to them all ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

  77. This was the perfect mini meditation I needed! Thank you!

  78. Loved itβœ¨πŸ’• namaste πŸ™

  79. This Video is soooo cool

  80. this is helping so much
    thanks

  81. You have a session for every moment of the day. Today I begin a big step in teaching my 6 year old son (diagnosed with autism and adhd) yoga and meditation πŸ™πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ. Thank you for all the free lessons. Sonja from South Africa

  82. I do this before work. It helps me be more focused and mindful of my moods throughout the day. Thanks, Adriene.

  83. Thank you Adriene! You are awesome!

  84. I love you with all my heart Adriene. You have no idea how you are saving millions of lives all around the world through your yoga videos..

  85. Quick reset! Yay!

  86. Is it possible to add this one into the Guided Meditations playlist? πŸ™πŸ»

  87. I’ve started having bad anxiety for almost half a year and started having attacks a few weeks ago. I’ve noticed that when I don’t sleep well, I have bad attacks, but when I have a streak of great nights rest, and attacks were either minor or nonexistent. I’m gonna start doing yoga after having an attack today for the first time in weeks. My arms and legs go numb, breathing feels awful, lightheaded, shivering violently, and the fear of impending doom. We can make it through, feel grateful for everything good in your life, and defeat the bad. I love you guys, you are never alone.

  88. Day 236 πŸ’š The Quieter you become , the more you can hear πŸ™πŸΎ

  89. just want to tell you thank you so much dear father God thank you for loving me and loving them both my buddy Benji

  90. Just rest from my thesis and I don't feel a life today. But after realese my stress with simple breath that you give, I feel more better. Thanks Adrien, you made ma day. I hope you have a good day today 😘

  91. Love you!

  92. Took the deepest breath to set the goal of spending a present day with my daughter πŸ™‚

  93. Hey Adrienne! Love your videos and monthly yoga practices. I did them all and now I am in the second round of doing them all. I have a request, please do a piwer yoga monthly series, where you teach how to do balancing poses and headstands and handstands, basically a one month practice of the tough yoga poses building up slowly while finding what feels good. Hope this comment reaches you and you do make a one month power program. Love you! I will keep an eye out for this 😘❀️

  94. Good relaxation method

  95. REBIRTH day 25. My body needed a break, so I went for a meditation this morning.
    You're right, the breath always comes in handy! It helped me fall asleep last night and it helped me wake up just now. Magic. Namaste <3

  96. I love you. I thank you. I appreciate you.

  97. Omg the kids got rexla from gym I love this

  98. Nice meditation techniques i following up your meditation and it really help me. I also like that when you say Namaste!
    So Namaste! πŸ™πŸ™

  99. Wow there is a difference and a big one!!!

  100. Amazing, great study break especially with 12th grade finals season in Australia!

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