Moon Practice | Yoga With Adriene


– Hello everyone.
Welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I’m Adriene and this is Benji and today we have a
moon practice for you. So this is perfect to do on or
around a full moon or this is also really great when you’re
just wanting to do an at home practice maybe later in the day. You don’t want to get
too energized or stimulated. So hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (bright music) Alrighty, let’s begin
today’s session in Child’s Pose. So come on down to the ground. If Child’s Pose is not
awesome for you, no worries. Maybe begin in a
nice comfortable seat or laying gently on your back. When you get down into
a nice easy pose to start, we will use this shape to
right away tap into the breath. So go ahead and take a big
inhale whenever you’re ready. And nice and easy, relax
your shoulders as you exhale. Then continue just like that using an inhale to really just
settle in to the present moment. And use your exhale,
nice and long exhale, to really land here. Letting go of the day thus far. Letting go of any expectations
and just trusting that you made the right choice to spend
this time with yourself for a little moon practice. So essentially just taking a
second to get quiet or to try. Some times harder
than we think to get quiet here in the beginning. And so many of our practices stimulate the body. They revolve around that
more sun, solar energy. So today’s practice,
keep in mind, is the opposite of that. Designed to soothe you and bring balance to busy lifestyle. Going, going, going. Bodies and, of course,
that monkey mind. As you’re ready begin to slowly
come back up wherever you’re at. You can make your way up
to all fours nice and easy. And from a Tabletop Position I’ll invite you and
myself as well to drop the
belly and inhale, open the chest. As you exhale,
round through, Cat Pose. And as you inhale,
nice and slow, drop the belly. Cow Pose. Exhale, round the spine. Navel draws up. And exhale, soften the belly. Tailbone lifts. Last time,
rounding through the spine. Navel draws up. And then inhale to
a nice neutral spine. We’ll drop the elbows just where
the hands were and we’ll walk the knees back trying to keep
the wrists and elbows and the knees all in the same line,
the same plane, parallel. And as you’re ready, big
opening in the shoulders here, gently ease your heart
space down towards the earth. Allowing your tail to
lift up towards the sky. Do not underestimate the grounding effect of
your hands here. That hand-to-earth
connection so keep it strong. And then start to
deepen the breath here in Heart to Earth Pose,
Anahatasan. Hip points are over the knees. Ankles are in
line with the knees. Awesome, then slow and
steady we’ll lift back up. Moving with the sound of
your breath nice and slow. Then we’re gonna
walk the knees all the way up towards the wrists. Then we’re gonna curl the toes
under and you’re gonna slowly lift yourself up
into a nice Forward Fold. Hang loose here for
three to five breaths. Seeing if you can now extend
your inhalations and extend your exhalations a little more. Shake the head loose. Let go of any stress
or tension in the body. And then when you’re ready,
ground through your feet and slow and steady, slow,
slow, slow roll up to standing. Stack your head over your heart,
your heart over your pelvis and on your next big breath in,
reach for the sky. Interlace the fingertips and
you’re gonna press your palms all the way up. Try to keep the
shoulders relaxing down. Lengthen your tailbone. And then grounding
through the heels lift, lift, lift as you breathe in. As you breathe out,
take your hands over towards the left side. Feeling a great stretch on
the right side of the body. Dig into your right heel. Great, then bring
it back up to center. Take it to the other side. Finding that slow tilt, feeling that awesome
stretch in the left side body. Great, inhale, come
back to center with grace. Find soft
fingertips as you release. You’re gonna walk
the feet out just a little bit wider
than hip width apart. Spread the fingertips. Turn the toes out, a little 45
degree angle and bend your knees as we come into Goddess Pose. Now in time you’ll be able to
really open up here but just notice where you are today and
see if you can find a balance between the strength
that this pose requires and a little bit
of softness or grace. Awesome, maybe drop
it half an inch lower. Find your breath. Inhale in. And then exhale to slowly lift, bring your hands
together at the heart. From here we’re gonna
step to the top of the mat, nice and easy. Beautiful and then
when you’re ready inhale, reach for the sky once again. This time, exhale,
Forward Fold all the way down. On your next inhale,
step your left toes back, lower your left knee. Inhale, sweep the arms
all the way up to the sky. Crescent Lunge. Exhale, fold it down. Fingertips come to the earth. You’re gonna lift the back knee
and then we’re gonna step the back foot up for Pyramid Pose. Gently tug your
right hip crease back. Keep the fingertips
on the ground here. You can also use blocks or you
can take the hands to the heart or the reverse Namaste. Breathe deep here. Lots of awareness
from crown to tail. Awesome, inhale in. Exhale to slowly release. Bring the left toes
back to your nice low lunge. One more time,
lower the left knee. Crescent Lunge. Big inhale to sweep the arms
all the way up towards the sky. Exhale to Forward Fold. Curl the back toes under,
lift the back knee. Rock that back foot
up to meet the front. Inhale, lifts you up halfway. Exhale to
soften and bow forward. Root to rise, inhale. Reach all the way up. Big full body stretch here. And you’re gonna
take it right back down. Exhale, soft and easy. Great, on your next
inhale step the right toes out. Lower the right
knee to the earth. Big inhale to gently sweep the
fingertips forward. up and back. Crescent Lunge. Exhale, slowly
lower and release. Curl the back toes under, lift
the back knee and when you’re ready, gently step it
halfway up for Pyramid Pose. Actively pulling the
left hip crease back. Nice and easy. Maybe bringing the
hands to the heart here. Or reverse Namaste. Find your breath, big inhale. Exhale to soften and release. We’ll send the
right toes back out. Lower the right
knee gently and inhale, sweep the arms all the way up. Ride the wave
of the breath here. On the exhale, it crests and falls back down to
your nice low lunge. Lick, lift,
don’t lick (chuckles), lift the back knee. Nice and easy step it
back up to meet the front. Inhale, halfway lift. Find length in the neck. Exhale to soften and fold. Root to rise here, big inhale. Reach for the sky. This time take the
big moon in your hands, this image of a big
sphere even, overhead, nice and big. Opening up through the
shoulders and then once again, take it over to your left. Big stretch in
the right side body. And then hold on to
that big beach ball. Hold on to the moon and then
take it over to your right. Great, then bring
it back to center. Bring the palms together to kiss and then slide it back
down to your heart. Now you’re gonna step back to
that Goddess Pose so come back to a nice wide legged stance. Turn your toes out,
bring your heels in, nice 45 degree angle. Inhale, lift the
sternum to the thumbs. Exhale, open the elbows,
sink down nice and low. Beautiful, inhale in. Exhale a little lower,
soft and easy. Keep the jaw soft. Pull the elbows back.
In time, you’ll find the space. Excellent and
one more breath here, maybe sink a little lower. You got this. Excellent, then
straighten both legs. We’ll bring the hands
together at the heart. You’re gonna turn
the right toes in, turn the left toes out. Inhale, lift the chest. Exhale, here’s
that Pyramid Pose again. Inhale in deeply. Exhale completely. One more time, inhale deeply. And exhale completely. Awesome work. From here soft bend in your
left knee as you bring your fingertips to the ground. You’re gonna kick
your right foot out so you’re in a
nice low lunge here. Then here we go, we’re gonna
take the left fingertips in and around to meet the right and
we’re gonna come through a nice low squat here, Skandasana. Then keep it nice and low as
you come through using your fingertips to slowly guide you. You’re gonna come through
Skandasana to the other side. Then back through to the left. And then one more time
all the way to the right. Woo, beautiful! Now we’ll spiral our heart
towards the front of the mat. You’re now right foot forward,
left foot back. Nice low lunge. Here we go, step the
back foot up, Pyramid Pose. Hands come into a mudra. Maybe in the
front of the heart or maybe in the back, reverse. Inhale in. Exhale out. Inhale in. Exhale out. Inhale in. Exhale to slowly rise back up. Awesome, from
here bend both knees. Whoa, hold on to your
center and when you’re ready, step the feet together,
really together. Just take a second here to close your eyes
and observe your breath. Feel your breath like a wave. Feel that lift and that
expansion as you breathe in. And then allow gravity to do
it’s job as you breathe out. Softening, grounding
as you breathe out. Close your eyes if
you haven’t already. Again, noticing what moves, what lifts, what expands
as you breathe in. And noticing what softens
and falls as you breathe out. Now finding an exquisite stillness here to
end our practice. From here you can
take it to the ground for restorative Shavasana or you can take it to
a nice comfortable seat for a short meditation. Or if it’s all
you have time for, the highest in me recognizes and
honors the highest in you. Thanks for practicing. Take good care. Thumbs up to the third eye. And we finish by whispering, Namaste. (bright music)

100 Comments

  1. Get quiet, decompress and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.

  2. amazing practice !! thank u so much ๐Ÿ™‚ has helped me a lot with stress and sleeping!

  3. What mic are you using when you do your poses? I don't hear any brushing movements. The sound quality is wonderful.

  4. Adrienne do you have yoga for erectile dysfunction? ๐Ÿ™ Not trolling please don't laugh women.

  5. awesome! Hi Benji! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. do you have an instagram? also where are you located? i live in fort collins and i was so sad that i couldnโ€™t make it to yoga on the rocks

  7. never mind about instagram, just saw it in the description ๐Ÿ˜

  8. Loving this lunar energy vibe. Nice way to unwind.

  9. I really love your channel! I wanted to start yoga-ing it up but didn't really know where to start. Your channel popped up and I've used it ever since. The poses are calming and doable, and I've started adoring yoga. Thanks to you!

  10. Gracias! Always a lovely time ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Full moon, half moon, no moon. It doesn't matter! This is a perfect 15 minute practice that makes a body (and mind) feel SO GOOD! This one is definitely going in my fav and watch later folders.

  12. Thank you thank you

  13. I loved this practice! Make a whole astrological series, queen!

  14. Too bad I didn't it during the full moon ๐Ÿ˜‰. It's strange because yesterday I was overstimulated and it was harder to get me to sleep. It would help me. It rebalances up the inner peace and calms the mind. Like moon, I'm feeling calm right now and relief from everything. Thank you very much Adriene. ๐Ÿ™

  15. Great gentle practice – thanx Adrien !

  16. Namaste <3

  17. I did this practice outside with a storm coming, which made me feel really connected to the earth, ironically. But the earth and moon are connected as well, so maybe thatโ€™s not so bad. Thanks for this video

  18. โœจโœจ๐Ÿ™โœจโœจ
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    I love this one so much I did it twice! ๐Ÿ’š

  19. Perfect for when your on your moon time (period) <3

  20. The real lesson is learned from Zenji Sensei (My name for Benji). No, really thank you so much Adriene your classes really help with my anxiety and PTSD during bad times. I also love your classes during my good times in fact I do one at least 5 days a week just recently had a rough week and needed these sessions more than other weeks.

  21. Hey Adrienne, love your videos, quick question, what series of videos would you recommend for pregnancy, Thank you for the fun and love you transmit in youโ€™re videos. Namaste

  22. I work in news and honestly sometimes just turn on your videos on stressful, busy days in the news room. Thanks for reminding me to breathe, drop my shoulders, watch my posture, and smile, even when Iโ€™m working away at my desk. โค๏ธ

  23. Thank you for this, I was in a lot of pain before I did this video and I'm still in pain but it's definitely subsided substantially.

  24. aw, it was all i could do in todays heat but it felt so good to do even a short pravtice!

  25. I just want to say how much I frickin love you adriene ! Thank you for being you โค๏ธ

  26. This is the first time that I've done yoga in over 2 years. This is the first time via video. Awesomeness!!!!!

  27. Adriene, thank you for your energy and light. Yoga is a big part of my life and you have helped guide me further along my journey ๐Ÿ’œ every time, I feel like you are just this sisterly presence in my living room! Rock on girl!

  28. Love the new video- thank you!! Iโ€™m about to leave for a 2 week vacation and want to keep up with my yoga practice. Any recommendations for a travel yoga mat?

  29. Hi Adriene, just love love love this video! The slowness, the poses and the whole moon, earth and pyramide-visualisation by your guidance! Think Iโ€™m gonna repeat this session many times. Best way to start the weekend:) Thank you

  30. Hello sweetest yogist I share a good plan with you, because I was satisfied myself:
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  31. Hey Adrien, fellow Texan here. I started watching your videos when I was in college and getting into yoga for the first time. I was an unbelievably anxious mess for a long while but your videos helped me relax in a healthy way and heal myself of a hell of a lot of muscle tension. I found in-person classes to attend regularly but I always used your videos to supplement my practice. I continue to refer people to your channel if they express an interest in yoga.

    Now I live in rural Japan where there is no local class so I am using your videos several times a week to stay grounded and healthy.

    Yoga has changed me as a person and continues to do so, and this lovely practice in particular reminds me of that.

    Namaste ๐Ÿ’œ

  32. Nice.

  33. Erm… off topic but is Benji an Australian cattle dog? Looks like one

  34. Adriene, this yoga class has made my day! It is great to be done in the morning too๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒž

  35. Hi Adriene! Iโ€™ve just found your channel and have been following the videos for about a week now. I wanted to say thank you so much. Your videos are helping me to start changing my mindset to how I can work with my body and not on my body, and thatโ€™s huge for me. I appreciate you and your content so much.

  36. Thank u AD

  37. Beautiful practice!

  38. yoga practices for each star sign and their energies might be something interesting to do and a bit of fun! this video was great thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. I havenโ€™t done yoga in a while, and it turns out I really needed this๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŒ•I feel so refreshed

  40. Hey guys I love Adrienne she inspired me to start my own channel. Please check me out

  41. Day 166 ๐Ÿ”ฅโญ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ was this 15 or 5 mins dang . It went so fast

  42. Thank you!

  43. Perfect for this morning. Thank you. ๐Ÿ’š

  44. Such a lovely and calming practice, thank you Adriene! Also Benji licking the floor at 00:56 made me laugh!!

  45. doing this to celebrate july 2019 full moon! <3

  46. It feels good to come back to you after weeks practicing by myslf following my intuition. It was the perfect class to make the bridge Thank you for ever continuing to create great content. <3

  47. I know you posted this a month ago but I just noticed it today, on the anniversary of the moon landing and last night in UK we had a partial lunar eclipse so as it was so appropriate I felt I just had to do it. Now feeling great and ready to face the day. ๐Ÿ™

  48. Still under the eclipse effect, but I did it! I am loving doing this practice on new moon and full moon days since you posted this video! It feels so great! I noticed this time I didn't struggle with the half moon or moon salutation (sorry, I'm not too savvy of the pose naming ๐Ÿ˜…), anyway, I feel like I'm making progress! Thank you for this beautiful practice. And Namaste, everyone! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

  49. Great routine, loved it!

  50. Loved this practice! Thank you for creating such wonderful moments.

  51. Love this one so much!

  52. This was everything Today. How many lives have you changed just today I wonder โ™ก

  53. I was going to save this for the evening once i heard the introduction being that itโ€™s 8am. However i remember there not being a moon last night during the meteor shower. Looked up and there is was right above the horizon with the sun. Did the moon practice under the daylight moon. That has to mean something right?

  54. doing this for the new black moon โค๏ธ

  55. I do Adriene's videos daily but am I the only one who thinks she looks like Alyssa Milano?

  56. I started off with your grounding meditation to maintain my mental health, because of my panic disorder. Then I did your newest wrists and hands position video for my wrist pains that I've been suffering with for half a year now, from overworking at retail. And now I've finished this workout and I feel so calm and relaxed. Thank you, as always! I feel relaxed, happy and connected to the "now" and all things around me.

  57. my wrists aren't hurting after this yoga routine and I've really started to pay attention to my hand positioning. You're so right! It's the connection, not the position. I can't believe I've been doing yoga for so long and I still keep learning more. Loving it!!!

  58. This was wonderful. Got my blood flowing more than I expected!

  59. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  60. Thank you Adriene!

  61. okay so i turned 18 one week and two days ago and for this past week my life literally got flipped upside down. But this was my own doing. Normally I love fitness, and eating healthy, and mental awareness, but this past week I did a complete 180หšand started to eat all these foods that I didn't need, want, or like, I refused to exercise, i refused to drink water. I just got stubborn over taking care of myself. I dont know what happened to me. but i got what i deserved; my body responded badly to what i was doing (my skin, my mood ect). so now I am resetting myself with this practise, going to bed early, waking up early, do some more yoga with adriene, and starting over. Thank you adriene, for being here when I need you and having exactly what I need. With your help, I am going to make 18 a good year for me.

  62. Day 65. Phew. I'm here. I'm back to yoga. It's been a real struggle to come to the mat this week. I'm really sad I missed 5 days in a row but really happy to be baaack. I loved this practise. I did this once before and wanted to come back to it again a couple of times later because I loved it but thought I'd wait for a full moon.

    Happy full moon, everyone. ๐ŸŒ•
    We get actually get a public holiday everrrrry full moon here in Sri Lanka so it's always really, really happy in our country at this phrase of the moon every month! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  63. REUNITE day 15
    Loved this, thanks Adriene! <3 Namastรฉ

  64. I love this Moon Practice for Day 15 of Reunite. I remember it from before as being somehow different to most practice, a sweet kind combination of moves slow and perfect. Your soothing voice Adriene leaves us feeling happy and relaxed, a gentle and very effective little workout ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปsee you tomorrow for a detox flow ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

  65. Love this practice! ๐ŸŒ•

  66. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. What a delightful way to take a break in my morning – thank you and have a blessed day everyone x

  68. Be gentle and kind about any and every thing, even to your SELF because you deserve peace and love ๐Ÿ’— Thank you so much Adriene and namaste ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ

  69. REUNITE 15

    Nice, gentle practice. Just want I needed today.

    Namaste.

    #ywaREUNITE #FWFG

  70. Overslept (I mostly practice when everybody is asleep so the house is quiet) and now it's 16th not 15th of August where I live, the moon is full (or almost full) and I'm here. Yesterday it was a star, today I'm shaping into a goddess, that's progress!
    Yoga and meditation do something to me, I'm diagnosed with bipolar disorder and always felt like inside me there's either burning lava or complete nothingness. Never felt stability within me. Then came the ocean, the soothing voices of you, meditation guides; my will to become a better and greater person…
    Now my veins and body are full of obsidian. Cool water cooled the lava. I'm strong and full. Thank you.

  71. Lovely practice today, I feel great so thank you Adriene for this one and Namaste Everyone ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–โค๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ™

  72. This was very fitting on this full moon today. I'm glad I saved it for tonight perfect way to end the night. I'll be referring back to this.

  73. The Moon practice on the same day as the Full Moon… coincidence? I think not. Great practice Adrieneโค

  74. Thank you!

  75. Thanks again for this one. Did this one and gonna try to sleep, hopefully it will work this time. <3

  76. This is just what I needed in a low energy day, and the day after a full moon.

  77. Felt all moony so dropped into this today. Finding my natural ebb and flow with lady lunar at the moment- sometimes I feel like Iโ€™m at war with her other times Iโ€™m at peace. Itโ€™s hard to describe and I sound like a giant hippy but really Iโ€™m just a girl, looking up at the moon, asking her to be kind ๐Ÿคช

  78. Perfect wind down before bed! Thank you Adriene xx Namaste ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  79. Thank you Adriene and my buddy Benji

  80. so thankful for your videos!!!

  81. Letting out a sigh… So soothing. Thank you! You taught me what it's like to take in the space i need. Very much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’

  82. Namaste ๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝAdriene! So thankful for you!

  83. went back-to-back on this with the Healthy Body Yoga. Feeling good, feeling great

  84. what pranayama sequence is best after moon salutations?

  85. what pranayama sequence is best to practice after moon salutations?

  86. This is the BEST practice I've seen so far. I do Slavic gymnastics as well and this resembles it SO MUCH! I love it. Really helps to tap into the feminine lunar energy <3

  87. Day 226๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

  88. Mmm Iโ€™m a moon worshipper and this is amazing and so soothing

  89. Not completely relaxing when my kitten decided to go for my ankle during a low lunge but we managed. Thank you for a wonderful session.

  90. Beautiful moonlit yoga on this Piscean Full Moon. Blessings ๐Ÿ™ โœจ ๐Ÿ’•

  91. happy full moon ~friday the 13th! this has been one of my favorites. ~namaste~

  92. Just did this practice, which I normally do on new moons and full moons. But tonight is extra special because its the full moon of Friday Sept 13th. The next full moon on a Friday the 13th won't be until 2049!

  93. I was rubbish at this one today, but being kind to myself when not perfect first time is an even better thing for me to practice than "correctly" executing transitions in poses I've never seen or tried before

  94. Perfect for when you've lost your mojo ๐Ÿ’ž

  95. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Œ

  96. Three

  97. Lovely to do on a moon day!

  98. youre freat but Adidas ruined it for me. thank anyway.

  99. Thank you Adriene, had just been reading a book with my daughter about astronauts so this one got my attention! Turned out to be just what I needed ๐Ÿ™‚

  100. Thankyou, a! Good thing u said this can be performed around a full moon coz last night couldn't do it but this morning i really appreciated this. Namaste =]

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