Yoga For A Dull Moment | Yoga With Adriene


– Howdy everyone and
welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I am Adriene and this is Benji and today we have a
quick yoga for a dull moment. So it’s a never a dull moment in
this house and I totally believe it’s because I have a
regular yoga practice. So if you’re wanting to stir the
pot or just wake up something inside that has been stagnant, hop in a something
comfy and let’s get started. (gentle music) Okey-dokey Smokey, let’s begin
standing today at the top of the mat feet hip width apart. When you get there
stand up nice and tall. Just allow your arms, your hands
to rest gently at your sides. And this is a quick practice to help you flip the script. To stir the pot. Maybe find something new, engage in something that serves. Set yourself up for greatness. Never a dull moment. So plant your feet
firmly into the earth, take a deep breath in and as you exhale
relax your shoulders and just be open to this
notion of letting go, letting go that day thus far,
letting go of expectations, letting go of any ideas of what
you think you should be doing now in this moment literally or in the grand scheme
of things in your life. I always say that
without the yoga practice, my life would not be the same
and there is just never a dull moment in my life. (laughs) So whether you’re just
feeling stuck or little bored, let’s use this time even though
it’s quick to breathe deep, to move with intention
and to find what feels good. Take a deep breath in,
reach for the sky. Big stretch here. As you exhale, bend your knees and rain it down
to a Forward Fold. Big stretch here
so take a deep breath, let the head relax over. Again, bend your knees and then all the way back
up towards the sky you go. Press into your feet, inhale,
spread the fingertips start to wake up the
body with the breath. Reach, reach, reach
and then exhale cascading down, bending the knees,
wiggling the fingertips, strong foundation in the feet. Take a breath here. Shake the head loose and then
one more time catch a wave, press into your heels, inhale,
reach for the sky. Big stretch, big breath and then
the wave crests and falls all the way down once again. Uttansana, breathing deep. Awesome, on your next inhale,
slide the hands all the way up to the tops of the thighs. Catch another wave here as you
inhale find length through the neck, through the spine,
pull the shoulders back, elbows hug into the side body. Take a deep breath here smile
just a bit and then exhale. Focus, continue to focus
on your breath as you move, Forward Fold, breathe out. Great, twice more like that. Inhale, slide the palms
to the tops of the thighs. Inhale, find length and exhale folding forward, moving with your breath. One more time,
here we go, inhale. Find length, big breath. And exhale softened,
soften and release. Great, from
here bend both knees. You’re gonna walk
the feet together and then slide the right toes back. Inhale to open the chest and
then exhale you’re actually get to straighten the front leg and draw your chin in
towards your chest. Inhale bend your front knee,
open the chest, big breath, big stretch. Exhale,
straighten your left knee, pull the left hip crease back,
tuck your chin to your chest. Alright you got
it now, inhale, open. And exhale rounding through. And then keep this going with
your breath and each time see if you can find something new to
focus on so each time you round maybe you draw your
navel toward your spine and lift your hip creases. Maybe when you open the chest
you draw the shoulder blades together squeeze
inner thighs to the midline. Maybe the next time you draw
chin to chest you really lift your right heel up, grow lighter
on the fingertips and then maybe next time you open your heart
forward you drop your right knee, get a deeper stretch. So a couple more on your own. See if you can find
something new each time. Moving with the
breath nice and easy. Great, and then the
next time your heart, your chest is opening
forward go ahead and lower that right knee
and we’re gonna inhale, sweep the arms all
the way up and overhead. Big stretch here as you sink
slowly forward into that front leg while pulling
the left hip crease back, squeeze the inner
thighs in the midline. Really feel your core here,
light up your heart, lift, and then
slowly we’ll release it. Wiggle the
fingertips all the way down. Plant the palms,
lift the back knee up. Step the left toes back so you’re in a nice
strong Plank Pose. Strong and steady here,
press away from your yoga mat. Really reach her heels back. Great, inhale to look forward. Exhale to lower all
the way down to the belly. Breathe into your belly here
and press in to the tops of the feet, hug the
elbows in once again in. Inhale, we rise, baby
Cobra nice and low here. Great, inhale and again draw
the shoulder blades together. Hug the elbows in even more
and then exhale to release. Curl the toes under,
press up into your power. Here we go. Big strong plank,
big move with the breath. Once you get there
take a couple breaths. Breathe deep lifting the front
body up to meet the back body. Really pressing
away from the yoga mat. Alright, you’re doing awesome. Take one more breath,
you got this, claw through your fingertips. Awesome, then step your right
foot all the way up and here we go, nice low lunge. Moving with your
breath as you’re ready. Find that ease,
inhale to open the chest. Nice and easy,
one breath at a time. Exhale, pull the
right hip crease back, straighten the front leg. Lift the hips, chin to chest. Nice, inhale to
open your heart forward. Exhale, grow
light on the fingertips. And now you’ll start to
move in your vinyasa here, see if you can
move with intention. Whatever that means to you. See if you can move with your
breath and see if you can find something new each time. So start with the big gestures
and then move inward towards the small things. See what you can find. See if you can
soften the hard edges. Whatever that means to you. Great, and then the next time,
take your time, no rush, the next time you’re
opening your chest forward go ahead and soften that
left knee to the ground. And then we’ll inhale, sweep
the fingertips all the way up towards the sky.
Start to collect your energy. Stay centered or get centered. Navel draws in, we squeeze the
inner thighs to the midline, reaching for the sky here, let
this shape affect your breath and let this also be
inspired by your breath. So you’re taking
nice full breaths here. Maybe it kind of changes
the way you feel and the way the shape looks. Right? If you’re kind of clenching and holding and
not breathing, yes. Okay, I think we get it. Okay, inhale. Just give it your best shot.
And exhale. And one more time, big inhale. And exhale to rain
it all the way down. Awesome work, plant the
palms, step the right toes back. Alright, Plank Pose. Inhale, shift
forward on the toes. Exhale, lower belly to Cobra or
now maybe Chatarunga to Up Dog. You’re gonna use an inhale
either way to open your chest, Cobra or Up Dog. And then exhale to
Downward Facing Dog. Great, pedal it out here. Start to breathe deep. Get a little primal. Bend your knees. Claw into the earth
with your fingertips. Create space between the
ears and the shoulders and then here we go,
never a dull moment, inhale deeply
through the nostrils. You knew it was coming, exhale,
lion’s breath, tongue out. One more time, big inhale,
surprise yourself. Exhale, let it roar. Nice, inhale, lift
the right leg up high. Exhale, you’re gonna
bend your right knee, and just slowly press
firmly into your left palm. You’re gonna slowly draw a
circle with your right toes all the way around ’til they touch
the ground potentially ending up in Wild Thing here. Maybe spiraling the hip
points up towards the sky, heart up towards the sky. Totally flipping the script here as you look forward
beyond your right fingertips. Take a deep breath in. Inhale, long puppy belly. Exhale, navel draws in as
you come all the way back, slowly, with ease,
back to your Down Dog. If you need to
take a rest in-between, you can lower the knees. Otherwise, back to Down Dog. Re-center. Inhale in, and exhale. Great, inhale, lift
the left leg up high. Find your foundation here. When you’re ready, bend the left
knee and you’re gonna draw just a slow circle with the
left toes all the way around. You’ll spiral
on your right foot. Keep pressing away from the
earth with your right hand. And here we go, lifting the
hip points up towards the sky. If you’re
interested in Wild Thing, you want the foundations, I have a foundations
video for you here. Shot on a Halloween one year,
it’s pretty fun. Inhale in, lift the
hip points up high. Press away from the earth. And then exhale,
from your center, from your core,
all the way back. Awesome work, here you go,
back to Downward Facing Dog. Last big cleansing breath. Head below the heart,
lift your hips up high, bend your knees if you need to. Deep breath in. Lion’s breath, tongue out. Awesome, slowly lower
the knees to the ground. Paint your yoga
mat with your hands, tug them all the way back. Inhale, look forward,
strong focus. Send your fingertips back, shoulder blades
come together here. You’re reaching,
reaching, reaching, really activating
the upper back body. Inhale, open mind, open heart and then exhale surrender. Child’s Pose, close your eyes,
relax your shoulders, breathe deep. Listen to the
sound of your breath. Listen to your heart. And slowly start to
wiggle the fingertips, press into the tops of
the feet, engage your center. That can be physically or
even just through awareness. And from your center,
begin to slowly rise up. Awesome work, bring the
hands together at the heart. Trust. Quietly whisper
to yourself, “I trust.” Gently bring the
thumbs up to the third eye. Inner teacher. Get hot for inner teacher,
trust yourself, trust your intuition. Keep showing up on your mat,
all will be well. Love you so much!
Have a great rest of the day. Let us know how
you’re doing down below and I’ll see you soon. Namaste. (gentle music)

100 Comments

  1. Who wants a dull life?

    Use the moments of gentle repetition in this week’s free practice to soften the hard edges. Remember, the mat is a mirror. Start with the big gestures then move inward toward the small things to see what you can uncover.

    Trust it.

    I got your back!

  2. I don't know why but this short video is the best I saw in my 2 years practice! Every second is 'never-a-dull-moment'. Thanks Adriene! your videos do magic with people, like cinema.

  3. Thank you Adriene. I needed this today. The first time a yoga practice brought tears to my eyes. Otherwise everytime a practice always brings smile to my face. But feeling light now. Thank you

  4. It was the best 13 minutes of my life ! Thank you Adriene 😘
    Namaste 🙏

  5. Loved

  6. Wild thing flipped the switch for me. Genius. Thank you!

  7. “Get Hot For Inner Teacher.” Can you please make a T-shirt?!

  8. Slowly getting through your entire series morning by morning! Thank you

  9. I appreciate your sharing of yourself in this way, Adriene! It matters to me, and so many others. ❤️🌈

  10. You always start my day off on such a positive and enjoyable note. I’ve been following you for years and I’m truly grateful for what you do. Sending big hugs from California!

  11. Gratitude !🙂

  12. Adriene, you are the best, nicest sorceress. A truly intuitive, compassionate, funny healer. We love you dearly.

  13. While doing this, i wondered if u had ever put out a tickle yoga video… where you tickle whatever is near your hands, eg head, neck, arms, feet…

  14. I was about to do 'Dedicate Day 27' but was procrastinating that one for days… I was feeling low and 'dull' tbh. It is 2 am and I need to wake up early tomorrow (anxious for my college day) so I wanted to do a shorter yoga session and I realized that this video was all I needed! I LOVED IT! I am feeling so much better thanks to you, Adriene! Namaste!

  15. could you create a monthly wall calendar of your yoga sessions to follow?

  16. Stuck, bored, and dull….starting somewhere, lets see what happens….Ty senpai

  17. No yoga no dull moments. Enjoy yourself.

  18. Thank you, as always! Ended up doing an extra 5-10 min free flow after you got my juices going! xXx

  19. Why a dull moment when Benji is so ready for some luv n play

  20. This was fun!Thank you!Enjoy fellow yogies!

  21. Day 92 done !

  22. Thank You Adriene.
    I switched days as running behind but now on target.😊😘❤️
    Have a great day

  23. Perfect short flow on a warm, but rainy Tuesday morning here in VB :-)!

  24. Wow what a wonderful practice! It suited me well today. Yoga is so awesome when you do it everyday! It was not too long either, thank you! How y'all doing with the April flows? Have a nice tuesday 🌞🌞❤️

  25. Day 10 of April 2019 <3

  26. Should we avoid yoga on certain days of the menstrual cycle ?

  27. I was definitively not having a dull moment as it as barely 6:30 am. these sessions are giving me so much. Today in mountain pose, I noticed how my body is like taller from one side….. Will look into it. #ywaACT Day 10, thanks for this short practice. It went perfectly as I kind of overslept. Even though it was short, it really activated me. I am sweating a bit!

  28. What a great practice to stir my pot and start my day with strong fresh breaths! Love you goddess ❤

  29. I needed this so much. Just to acknowledge that I am where I should be in this moment. I just started crying while standing in mountain pose because I was so much moved by your words. And I felt a lot more ease in some poses today so I guess that I m starting to get the meaning of finding what feels good for me. It is indeed a practice but it is a lovely practice and I think I might add some before going to bed practice every night too and see how this could affect my daily mood. Thanks a lot.

  30. Energy levels were low this morning and I had tightness in lower back, so I spent the second half on my back, stretching. Will return to this! Thank you Adriene xx Namaste 💟💟

  31. Wow Adriene this quickie practice for Day 10 of ACT was a real little workout, perfect for when time is short. All but the wild thing for this senior yogi, arm strength let me down, that needs some work but hey ho I’ll get there. See you tomorrow on the mat 🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🙏💞

  32. April ACT day 10 – I was actually craving for a short powerful session today and Adriene delivered ! I will pin this for those moments I have no clue what to do with myself !

  33. Day 10 of April ACT. Perfect practice to go with changing my routine due to work for a few days. Thank you, Adriene. Namaste.

  34. Namaste 🙂

  35. "Get Hott for your Inner Teacher" is by far one of my most fav Adriene quotes. Thank you #YWA

  36. ACT, day 3! There is never a dull moment if you have yoga in your life. 🙂 Amazing practice, I love these strong quickies! Thank you Adriene and Benji! N A M A S T E <3

  37. Lovely practice x

  38. Really needed this today. Thank you! 🙏💜🧡💛

  39. That was wild!!!

  40. So today I did Monday's morning yoga, Tuesday's Ocean flow and this practice…they were Wow, Wow and this one sooo Powerful 😍 thank you.

  41. That felt fantastic!

  42. Day 99 done!

  43. ACT day 10

    Lovely quick session.
    I say heck no to a dull life, get it right with yoga! enjoy the little things, and never let the sparkle in your heart die.

    Namaste.

    #ywaACT #FWFG

  44. I love these short but tough videos! Only had a bit of time for a practice today because… It's not been a dull day! Perfect time to drop in for a quickie and find a few moves that get my lung working!!! 😂 😉

  45. Ah, wild thing. Some day I'll be able to do this.

  46. Wow the wild thing posture caught me off guard, I really didn't to it as well as I'd like to but I will start practicing it more now , thank you for your hard work it is well worth it, love you guys Namaste Everyone 💕💞💗💓💖🙏

  47. Love you Adriene and Benji. Just got a new Blue boy today can’t wait to go home and meet him!

  48. 10/10 for April! I'm finding what feels good, man. Each day keeps getting better.

  49. This was awesome! I turned here after the ocean flow of April 9th, and feeling so much better now!!

  50. I feel less sad after this, thanks Adriene! 💕

  51. I loved that we can actually hear your heartbeat at the end there. It was really grounding

  52. Hi Adriene! Just wanted to lay out how much this yoga practice have helped me out today. I really felt the connection. Thank you, sending you some breath from my heart space 💚

  53. I couldn't practice yoga for few days 🙁 but this video gave me the perfect chance to return to my daily yoga routine.

  54. This one was just perfect, my body made the most amazing sounds haha i felt it!! thank youuu

  55. You make our days great and are also one of the few YouTubers who actually care to look at and perhaps reply to comments. Thank you so much Miss Adriene. Namaste.

  56. thank you very much, NAMASTE

  57. never a dull moment, indeed. omg that last move. with the last few months i've spent doing your workouts, i am a bit more willing to be daring with the things I do — and that move was a testament to that.

  58. 9:45 this is brand new for me and i loved the way it made me feel, thanks adriene❤

  59. Trust, trust your inner teacher, all will be well. Just what I needed to hear after a very stressful day facing ito redundancy and I've been walking earlier and talking to my angels…. and guess what they said… Trust… All will be well. Magical, thank you x

  60. done!

  61. short but powerful!

  62. Showing up on the mat is So Worth it! Thanks for being in my living room ♥️

  63. Day 99✨♥️✨🙏🏾

  64. That was awesome!

  65. Have this one saved in my "Adrienne faves" folder. Listened and knew this one was right for this moment. I was very conscious during the practice of both opening and letting go; expanding and softening . . . . When I finished I could feel this swirling energy around my heart, so I sat with it. Moments later a deep "aha" moment of clarity; intense release of energy it had taken to keep that "truth" pushed down; and, of course, the tears, relief (and momentary exhaustion) that accompany deep healing. In the midst of the healing part of a song I wrote years ago, came floating up, "I choose to truly live, so I must heal this sorrow that reaches to the depths of my soul " . . . Another step towards being fully alive and fully available to myself and others. Proud, in this moment, of my commitment to trust again and again — and grateful beyond words for you Adriene: for this particular practice; for all that you offer so many of us; for the way that you make yoga accessible to us; for your kindness and encouragement. Namaste!

  66. Adriene: downward dog. Lift your right leg up

    Me: I wonder what she's gonna have us do. We already did a low lung, so I doubt we're taking our right and left legs up to our nose…

    Adriene: draw a circle with that foot…

    Me: (accidentally falls into pose and has little core strength) WHOA. NOPE NOPE NOPE.

    My arms: YES. YES. YES.

  67. I scrolled for a while and I'm pretty darn sure you like every single comment you get.. kinda blew me away..
    Super new to yoga and can already feel the love

  68. Let go 😌✨ Thank you so much Adriene! Namaste 🙏🏻💗

  69. 🔔👍💐💐💐💓💓

  70. This was difficult for me 😬 I kept falling lol

  71. Thank you, Adriene <3

  72. I didn’t realise how much I needed this today until I finished it. Amazing, thank you!

  73. <3

  74. 9:57 i literally fell over when i was doing that lol

  75. Sending love & light all the way from Uganda – you legend!

  76. That works! Thank you so much! 😍🐣

  77. perfect! <3

  78. Adriene, today for Day 25 of Rebirth, my pot is truly stirred, I am dead ! This senior yogi made it but with half wild things. I attempted raising my arm but had to be mindful ! I so admire your strength, you are awesome ! See you tomorrow for Yoga Rinse 🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🙏💞

  79. A great little practice! I loved the little elephant behind you (and Benji of course!). Thank you Adriene xx Namaste 💟💟

  80. Thank you Adriene!
    Day 25 REBIRTH
    Namaste🙏

  81. Last quote:"Get hot for inner teacher. Namaste." Ended practice and started day laughing! xo Adrienne!

  82. Beautiful practice today, thanks so much! Day 25 of #ywaREBIRTH!! Woot woot! Namaste

  83. Short & sweet

  84. Gratitude 🙏🏾

  85. #ywaREBIRTH

  86. Just what I needed today day 25 rebirth! 🙏🏼

  87. REBIRTH day 25

    “The mat is a mirror”.

    Namaste.

    #ywaREBIRTH #FWFG

  88. Sometimes I’m a wild thing, sometimes I’m a take thing 😆 today was a tame day so whilst I opened up I followed through until I was sat on my butt! It’s been a long day, I needed the floor 😂

  89. I have really bad sinusitis and allergies, today it really tried to get into my practice but I didn't let it I just practice tryi g to stay present and positive which help a lot so here's to overcoming our obstacles with our daily practice, thank you Adriene for this little practice, I needed it , much love to you and benji, Namaste Everyone 💕💞💓💗💖❤💪💞🐶🙏

  90. Thank you Adriene 🧘🏼‍♀️

  91. Love the little surprises of movement in this video. I need more good surprises in my life! Sept ‘19 playlist 🤙

  92. I wish I felt better down below 😁

  93. I don't know how you do it, but your videos are always what I need in the moment. I woke up late today and couldn't do my True day 16, but I still wanted to show up on the mat. I chose this video and I smiled so big when at the end you said "Trust". I've been needing so much more trust in the flow of my life and my heart felt so full at the end of this practice. Thank you for being such a positive light in this world. Sending love!!! <3

  94. Day 25 done on Day 28… perfect for new year, new beginning. "Hot for inner teacher" is my new mantra! You hold the ground and the lightness so beautifully thank you!

  95. This practice gave me a jolt of adrenaline with the postures at the end, and then I felt emotional and started to well up with tears at finish. Not sure what that was all about! Like it wrung me out somehow! Either way, won't stop! It's all a part of the process for whatever is happening in me, that you are helping to guide. I am a bit behind on REBIRTH, so am doing 3 (day 24, 25 and 26) today and then playing catch up with 27, 28 and 29 tomorrow. Whew! Namaste, thank you kind teacher.

  96. Thank you again, amazing vids keep them up, much love for everyone here ∆

  97. Short but challenging!

  98. OH FUDGE, YALL! WE JUST BECAME A WILD THING 😱😱😱

  99. This one was especially heart jolting for being shorter. Loved it. Namaste

  100. Nice! Never a dull moment. Namaste 🙏

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