Yoga For Grief | Yoga With Adriene


– Hi everyone.
Welcome to Yoga With Adriene. I’m Adriene and this is Benji and today we
have yoga for grief. So grab a little
blanket if you have one, hop into something extra
comfy and let’s get started. (bright music) Hello my darling
friends, welcome. We’re gonna begin
today’s practice in a nice, comfortable seat. So come on down to the ground. Take your time.
There’s no rush today. This is a nurturing
practice designed to support you
wherever you are today. So if you’re barely
makin’ it down to the ground, I got your back. If you have a
little bit of energy, you just know you
need some support, a little hug today, something
that’s gonna help you move through whatever
it is you’re feeling, I have your back.
So just take your time. When you land,
allow your shoulders to right away start to relax. Just do your best and as
you’re ready and willing, go ahead and close your eyes and allow the sound of
my voice to guide you here. First, I’d like to welcome
you to this practice and second, I’d like to just admire you for showing up. Now that you’re here,
let’s take whatever you need. Working to calm
the nervous system. (Benji sighs) Benji’s nice and
relaxed and here with us and together we’re just going to use the tools
at pranayama and yoga to find a little support and keep you feeling held. So we got this. The hardest
part is already done, showing up, pressing play,
arriving, leaning in. And from this point on, let’s
just take one breath at a time. So whenever you’re ready just
start to deepen your breath. You can drop your chin a little. Finding just a soft,
easy, reverent bow. If you feel emotion, that’s okay.
That’s why we’re here. To take whatever we need and perhaps even leave behind some things that we don’t,
that we don’t need to carry. So just gently
noticing the breath. By simply bringing
loving awareness to the breath, it starts to deepen. And in any stage of trauma we tend to hold our breath which can create a lot of
tension in the body and can cause all systems to just feel a little frayed. So nice and easy,
nothing but an a loving awareness in the
breath here to start. Easing in. Checking in. Noticing where you are today. One day at a time. Wherever you have
naturally placed your hands, whether they’re on the kneecaps
or the thighs if you feel like they’re really good there
and you don’t want to move, you can stay there or I’ll
invite you to consider bringing the palms
together at your heart. We call this
Anjuli Mudra, of course. And that’s it, homies.
We’re just gonna breathe. Breathing with loving awareness in and out
and just notice what comes up and please know that this practice is designed
to hold you, to hug you, and you are safe
and we’ll take it nice and easy. So if you’ve become
a little distracted, it’s totally normal. I’ll just gently remind
you to find maybe a reverent bow, head to heart. Relax your shoulders
down away from the ears. Best you can. Just depending on
wherever you’re at. Remember there are so
many different types of people practicing this at so many the
different stages of their lives around the world
so make it your own. But depending on
where you are today, see if you can sit
up a little taller. And if you can’t,
no biggie, it’s all good. And then again, bringing that
loving awareness to the breath. You don’t have to force it. You don’t have to push it. But by simply bringing
our loving awareness to it, you might be able to catch,
catch one that you need. Catch a wave.
Catch a big wave of breath in. And out. Alright, so far, so good.
You’re doing great. Take another deep breath in. And as you’re ready,
a long breath out. And then we’ll
slowly lift the chin. Bat the eyelashes open
if your eyes are closed and we’re just
gonna interlace the fingertips. Wherever you are,
bring the palms together, if they weren’t already. We’re gonna interlace the
fingertips and you’re just gonna take a gentle
stretch of the palms forward. And as much as you’re willing,
my loves, lift your heart up. Take a deep breath in here, this time we’re
breathing all together. All, you, me and all the people around the
world practicing together, supporting one another. And as you breathe out you can
use that as an active cue to just drop your
shoulders down a little bit. You’re doing awesome. Let’s do one more
breath together here, inhale. And exhale. Sweet. Now take your
palms press ’em forward, big stretch in the arms here. We’re gonna take the
pinkies forward up and back. Big stretch here. Lifting up out of
the waistline, reaching. Whatever is going
on in your face see if you can
soften it, my love. Take a deep breath in here. Reach, reach, reach. And then on the exhale,
break free. Wiggle the fingertips, let
them float down to the earth. (sighs) Nice work. Left hand comes to the earth. Right hand reaches
up towards the sky. Take a deep breath in. On the exhale, you’re gonna
take your right elbow and just kiss it
to your left knee. Then inhale, reach up,
spread your fingers. And exhale,
round through, chin to chest. Right elbow to left knee. One more time, big inhale.
Nice and easy. It’s risky here taking this
expansion but do your best. Inhale. And a beautiful contraction. Elbow to knee, chin to chest. Great. Slowly unravel,
come back up. Head over heart,
heart over center. So aligning back
through the spine. Just kind of encouraging
a healthy flow of energy up and down the spine here. When you’re ready, right hand
to the earth and big inhale to reach the left
fingertips all the way up. Exhale, navel draws in. Rounding through the spine,
left elbow to right knee. With your breath, inhale. Find expansion.
Move nice and slow. As slow and as
gentle as you need. And then exhale. Elbow to knee,
chin to chest, feel that stretch in the left low back. One more, inhale. Spread the fingers, we got this. Expansion takes risk but we’re
opening our hearts to what is here and exhale,
last time, elbow to knee. Beautiful, slowly come back up. Head over heart,
heart over pelvis. The beautiful birds are
chirping outside the window. It’s gorgeous. Let’s take a
big stretch with a big breath. Both fingertips now
reaching up toward the sky. Inhale in here. Exhale, float ’em down. If you find it
hard to breathe here, think about really using the
tool of this little vinyasa to extend the
inhale as you reach up. And extend the
exhale as you float it down. And there might be one
or the other that feels a little more difficult,
just notice. Breathing in and
out through the nose or in through the nose
and out through the mouth. Finding what feels
good for you today. And wherever you are
let’s do one more round. Let’s see if we
can do it all together. Ready? Here we go. Big inhale to reach up. And exhale to float
the fingertips down. Awesome work. Allow your hands to rest wherever they
feel most comfortable. Palms together, maybe palms
on the knees or the thighs. And then just taking a moment
again to relax the shoulders and bring that loving
awareness to your breath. Sit up tall. Soften the skin of
the forehead if you can. Remember this
time is devoted to meeting you
wherever you are today. So it’s all good. Whatever you’re feeling. Whatever’s going on in here,
don’t worry about it. Just allow. And release. And keep coming back to that
loving awareness of your breath. We’re gonna add a little more
structure now to the pranayama. Do your best. If it’s not
working for you today, you’ll know why. Maybe you’re
feeling a little too raw, then just do your best. And if you’re at a place where
you can kind of keep up with the ratio then great. I think this is a really
helpful tool when we’re healing. Again because we kind of tend to
hold our breath a lot when we’re either in trauma or recovering
from a traumatic event. And then that causes us to
create more tension in the body. And then so all
the stuff gets stored. So it’s all good. We’re gonna stay
present with what is today and not worry about tomorrow.
Let’s do one day at a time. So we’re gonna
inhale on a four count. Let’s give it a try,
nice and easy. When you’re ready,
big inhale for four, three, two, one. On the one we’re
gonna pause for two beats. One, two. And now we’re
gonna exhale for six, five, four, three, two, one. Let’s try again,
inhaling in for four. Three, two, one. Pause, my dear.
Retain for two beats. One, two and
exhale for six, five, four, three, two, one. Close your eyes if you like. Here we go,
inhale for four, three, two, one. Pause for one and two. Long exhale,
my friend for six, five, four, three, two and one. Let’s do one more round,
here we go. Inhaling for four, three, two, one. Pause. Big exhale for
six, five, four, three, two, one. Awesome work.
Let your breath soften. Bring your hands together. Maybe a cleansing
breath here in and out. And then when you’re ready,
nice and slow, okay? We’re going to
come to all fours. So take your time. Take your time. Come to a little
Tabletop Position. I brought a little blanky here
with me today just for comfort so if you did as well, you
can use it to pad the knees. We’re just going to
bring in just gentle, loving movement to the spine
so a little spinal flexion. Spread your hands. Bring your knees
underneath your hip points and when you’re
ready drop the belly. Be gentle, open your heart. Take a deep breath in. And on the exhale chin to chest. Just like we did
seated earlier feeling that stretch in the low back here. Really pressing
away from the earth. Contracting navel to spine. Inhale, ride the wave of the
breath as you drop the belly. And yeah, we open,
we expand the heart, the throat,
the chin reaches forward. And then after that expansion,
what is natural? Natural is this contraction. So finding that contraction. Inhale, drop the belly, open. And exhale, rounding
through the spine, close. Pressing away from the earth. Nice and slow, inhale to expand. And exhale, chin to chest. Soften and fold in. So I find this
really comforting and that’s not necessarily to
say that you will too but I love that our practice can kind of
teach us how to ride the wave of expansion and contraction. Open and close. Up and down. This kind of inevitable
wave that we’re asked to ride. So if you’re finding
movement a little bit difficult or maybe even too basic,
you can give it that… You can give it some thought. What comes after expansion?
Contraction. What goes up must come down. Alright, come back
to a nice neutral spine. You’re going to bump the
hips a little left to right. And when you bump
the hips to left go ahead and look past
your right shoulder. And then when you bump
the hips to the right go ahead and look past
your left shoulder. And you’re just
kinda going to do this in your own time feeling the stretch in the side body. Moving with your breath. Maybe picking up the pace if it
feels right in your body today and if not keep
it nice and slow. Alright, stimulating some of the
internal organs here as well. Try to keep your toes pinned
to the ground best you can. Same with the
knuckles and the fingerprints. Alright, then we’re
gonna come back to center. Nice neutral spine. If you’re finding it hard to
hold yourself up, no worries. Just use the beautiful
tools of our asana to kind of support yourself. So press away
from your yoga mat. Draw your navel in just a bit. Find your center. When you’re ready we’re gonna
kick just the right foot out. Kick, kick, kick. Take a deep breath in,
spread your right toes. And then exhale,
contract, chin to chest. Round it through. Then from here you can use
your right hand to guide you but you’re going to step your
right foot all the way up. Excellent. Then front knee over
front ankle, nice and easy. Hands gonna come to
the heart as we lift up. This is stop one. Breathing deep here. If this is too much,
keep it nice and low. Just getting into
the hips a little here. And then of course if
you like, if you’re ready, so many different types of
people practicing this together all around the
world so listen to, it’s more than
listen to your body here, it’s listen to your heart. And if it feels right,
you can take the fingertips all the way up. So wherever you need to be today
be there fully and when you get to that spot see if
you can breathe into all four sides
of the torso here. Feel that really big expansion in that brave and
beautiful breath. And then we’ll release. You did great. Awesome. No twist here today. (chuckles) We’re gonna take
the hands to the ground. We’re gonna slowly
walk the right foot back, right to that Tabletop Position. Find that nice
neutral spine again. Take a deep breath in. Reset. Find your sweet
little support system. This is what our
asana teaches us. And then when you’re ready,
kick the left foot back. Feel that opening in the front
of the left hip crease first. Find your inner support system. You got this.
Breathe deep. Spread the left toes and
then rounding through here. Chin to chest. Claw through the fingertips. And then we’ll step the
left foot all the way up. You can use your left hand to
guide you as much as you need. Hands’ll come to the heart first
and maybe they’ll stay there. And if you come up
and it’s too much for your body today just
stay nice and low. Just get into those hips. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Use your exhale to
relax your shoulders down. Front knee over front ankle. Body is active. If you feel a little tremble,
a little shake, it’s all good. Totally normal. Squeeze
the inner thighs together. And if you’re reaching
fingertips up high, well everyone, just take a solid
moment here to see if you can find that breath that goes not
just into the front or the back but the side bodies,
all four sides of the torso. It’s brave and it’s beautiful. Go ahead and give it
your best shot here now. Inhale. And then use
your exhale to soften. Alright, gently
bring your left foot back. From here we’re gonna bring the
knees as wide as the yoga mat. Inhale to look forward. And then exhale to send
the hips all the way back. Fingertips actively reach
forward here just to start. Just open up
through the shoulders, the traps and we’re gonna
melt the heart to the earth. Forehead to the mat. Take a big, sweet, loving
inhale in through the nose. And as you exhale,
melt your heart. Now we have a little
compression on the forehead which hopefully feels good. If you have a blanket you can
use it or just even the firmness of the ground should be really
nice to gently rock the head. Perhaps a little side to side. Getting a little
massage in the brow. If you’ve been in
the grieving process, this is gonna feel good. I think. Now as your thoughts
kind of pick up here, it’s totally normal. I’d like for you to, once again,
bring the loving awareness back to your breath and think inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Can bring the head
back to stillness. We can start to soften
through the fingertips if you haven’t already. Inhale lots of love in. Then exhale lots of love out. Inhale lots of love in. Exhale lots of love out. Benji just did a
nice exhale with that. Then really feel your
palms pressing into the earth. Feel that hand
to earth connection. So feel that hand to
earth connection then use that. Literally, feel that,
use that to lift your heart back up nice and slow. And then you don’t really need
to look at the video for this. You can use the
sound of my voice, allow it to guide you,
we’re just gonna come to lie down nice and easy. So if you have a
blanket you can use it to lie down on.
If not, no worries. You can, if you’re
chilly you can wrap up in it. But go ahead and come to
the ground nice and slow. When you get there hug your
knees into your chest and give yourself a great big hug. And close your eyes as soon as you feel
comfortable and just feel the support
on your back body. Feel your spine supported by the earth. Your yoga mat has
your back here and so do I. And so does this community. And this practice is here
for you whenever you need it. Along with the
Yoga With Adriene library. So take one more
second here to really pull your knees into your chest. Feel your spine supported, held. Your yoga mat has your back. And then when you’re ready
just allow the feet to come to, oh sorry, buddy, the
edge of your yoga mat. Toes are gonna
turn in just a bit. Left hand comes to the heart,
right hand comes to the belly. If it’s in your body today to
lift the corners of the mouth just slightly
into a little smile, please welcome that. Lifting the
corners of the mouth. Taking a couple final breaths here to just relax the weight of your body. We have an internal
rotation of the hips here. So belly is soft. Groin is soft. Knees have fallen
in towards each other. We’re lifting the
corners of the mouth. We’re supported. And here we go. Ready. Inhale lots of love in. Don’t think, just breathe. Exhale lots of love out. Two more, we got this. Inhale lots of love in. And exhale lots of love out. Final breath here. Inhale. And exhale. As you’re ready
bring the palms together. Thumbs to third eye. Relax your jaw. You can keep the
feet where they are. If you want you can
extend the legs out long. Just take one more
quiet moment to yourself. And give thanks for it all. I thank you so much
for sharing your time and your energy with me and your willingness
to make it beautiful. If you need us, Benji
and I will be here any time. Just sign on to
Yoga With Adriene or the Find What Feels Good
membership and we’ll be there. I love you guys. Take good care. Let’s whisper, “Namaste.” (bright music)

100 Comments

  1. Listen to your body today, but even more so, don’t forget…Listen to your heart. I love you.

  2. I started to tear up immediately, and it was a good thing. You’re amazing and we love you back. THANK YOU – you’re there for so many people and maybe you don’t even realize it. So appreciate you.

  3. @ 18:00 ish when adriene says “listen to your heart” my mind automatically goes “when he’s calling for youuuu listen to your heeart”

  4. Thank you so much, I can't tell you how much I needed this today.

  5. Much needed today. Thankyou for helping me find the perfect practice in the perfect moment. Namaste x

  6. Really needed this today. Thank you for having all of our backs😌

  7. Loved this practice. Mothers day is hard without a mom and this was just what I needed.

  8. I really needed this today. I found out today that my aunt passed away from acute myeloid leukemia and it's been rough. This helped a lot. Thank you.

  9. I desperately needed this today. Thank you for helping me connect with my breath.

  10. I’ve lost my mother. My long-term boyfriend. My two dogs. My aunt. Both my grandparents. All in the last 18 months.

    Thanks for this. It’s lovely.

  11. Thank you)))

  12. I needed this after watching Endgame

  13. This practice had helped me a lot to let go of all my emotions today, I felt so refreshed after it. Love your calming and soothing voice and your videos. Thanks Adriene:)

  14. This just felt like a loving, warm and reassuring hug. Thank you very much 💕

  15. This actually relieved me… Is it magic or what? I don't believe in such things but it worked ❤️👏👏

  16. Yoga Really helped me today, trying to cope with losing a loved one. Feeling much better now 😊 thank you!

  17. i cant tell you how much love i have for you and for this channel. thank you so so much for making these videos. i watch one of your videos at least 6 days a week, i have been for a year now. im 19 and yoga has really helped change my life and control my anxiety. i keep getting hit with so many rejections and doors slamming in my face and nothing has seemed to go my way for a long time. but this channel helps me cope with all of that pain so much and i know there is so much hope

  18. I buried my grandma this Saturday and haven't been able to get back into my yoga flow or even go to work. Todays my first day back and you have given me the strength to pull myself together. I love you Adriene. You have no idea how much you've shaped me❤

  19. Thank you for this practice, really beautiful ❤️ Could you do a video for miscarriage? X

  20. Thanks for this practice. Feeling the benefits of it now, it's gentle and nurturing. Coping with the serious illness of my beautiful Mum right now😢 a gentle hug to all who are going through difficult times😘

  21. found this again today. a family friend passed away in his sleep tonight. my friends lost their father,my parents lost their best friend. I needed this moment with Adriene, and will probably need it again. thank you.

  22. Thank you Adriene and Benji! 🙏

  23. 😇🙏🙌

  24. First yoga practice since I dislocated my shoulder about 3 weeks ago. I'm in tears by the end of it. I was so afraid I wouldn't be able to meet with you and Benji again after it happened, I wasn't sure how messed up i would be and for how long, but this practice was exactly what i needed to feel reconnected. In the ER and throughout recovery you were in my head reminding me to breath and find what feels good or (not bad, in my case). I'm so grateful for this community, who I reached out to before I told my friends and family, and they offered support and words of wisdom. A yogi in the FB group told me, ' now i have the opportunity to learn the real healing power of yoga,' that pissed me off at first but soon became my mantra throughout this healing process. Finally starting to feel like I can get back to where I was, and hopefully come out stronger. Because of the years of yoga I've been practicing with you, my physical therapists are surprised at my strength and range of motion. Thank you so much Adriene for putting these videos out for us and manifesting such a strong global community. i know the yoga mat, Earth, you, Benji, and all of my yogi friends across the world have each others backs. I love you guys!!!! <3 <3

  25. I love Benjii. <3<3<3

  26. Thank you Adrienne. Today we are putting our 14 year old boxer down and this was exactly what my body/mind/heart needed. I am deeply grateful for you and your generous work. ❤🙏

  27. Hi Adriene. I found out last week that one of my closest friends passed away. A few weeks before that I lost my sweet kitty cat. I'm so grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Thanks for this practice.

  28. Just what I needed. Started in tears, ended with a smile.

  29. Hello Adriene, I found you years ago when I was sick and i found a video for my cold. I have since been watching and doing your videos for a couple of years now, i believe. At one point I sent you a picture of my dog and I doing yoga with you and benji. I have always loved that we both had our boys with us. I am sorry to say that my dear Presley, my husky of 15 years has gone to the other side this past Tuesday, and today I am ready to look up the video for "grief"- I knew you would have one. Thank you for being there for me whatever I need. xo

  30. My father passed away in January and it was so hard. It didn’t help that I had to jump into tax season right after coming back and while studying for my CPA. I thought I was doing alright and was pushing through fine enough. It took this video to realize how constricted my breath was and how tight I have become. I appreciated you gently pulling my thoughts into the present moment and it felt really nice to hear that I didn’t have to smile if I didn’t want to. This was such a gentle practice but I feel mentally like I ran a marathon. It’s reminding me to take a chill pill and work on my feelings in a loving way. So thank you for this video Adriene. It’s what I needed even if I didn’t know before starting it.

  31. Adriene-
    I wrote to you about a month or so about my mom with lung cancer. She is finally resting in peace as of last Thursday 5/30. I did get to share with her one of your seated chair yoga practices about a week or so before she went. She enjoyed it very much. As anyone who has experienced loss in their lives know it is a very earth shaking experience. I am so grateful that I started my daily yoga practice with you January of this year. Even through this unimaginable time I do still feel my sense of groundedness. And I know over time it will only get stronger again. You truly do have our backs. I can't thank you enough for the time you give and the peace you bring. I hope you have people in your life that do the same for you to keep you centered and stable💞

  32. a good way to ease back into it after not doing yoga for 3 weeks and not doing yoga consistently for 2 whole months. time to get back in the groove

  33. This was so needed. We had to say goodbye to our 16 year old cocker spaniel, Bo, a week ago today. We got him when he was 10 and he was the sweetest. One of his nicknames was 'yoga Bo' because he'd always hang out with me whenever I'd do a YWA video. Thank you <3

  34. Just discovered your channel due to my best friend sharing to help me heal PTSD. This is great, made me cry. I needed that.

  35. I really needed this today. Thank you so much Adrienne. I’ve been following your channel for over a year, and when I found out some really bad news today I knew that I could turn this channel and find a little bit of peace. ♥️

  36. ✨✨🙏✨✨
    ✨✨AHO ✨✨
    ✨✨🙏✨✨
    I honor you
    And
    I thank you

  37. Last week I had to say goodbye to my dog Alice who was my best friend of 16 years. She was such beautiful soul and huge part in my life growing up, especially with trauma. My other dog sat with me through this practice, she misses her too. I will miss her forever, but I feel this practice was time out for appreciating her and anyone else I have lost. Xx

  38. I'm lucky in that I'm not grieving but I enjoyed this lovely, quiet and peaceful yoga to do on a rainy evening. Listening to the rain drops during this practice was beautiful.

  39. I cried through most of this practice. Feeling so alone and unsupported and sad about separation from Source. I want a clear connection- ALL WAYS. Sometimes we are lost. By the time we lay on our backs and feel supported- I feel this rush of oh! This being is giving to us so freely, how? I rediscover my connection to Source through the selfless service of this being. Wow. So grateful. I love you all. We all struggle. All beauty.

  40. This is the second time I have done this yoga video, the first was when it appeared on my feed and the second was just right now, as my little cat Ernesto, died last night. He died of feline infectious peritonis and was a little less than a year old. He was truly an amazing little guy. He'd come and knead on my neck when I slept at night so that we could cuddle, he always wanted to play with anything that moved, and would come running up to the door when ever I came home, just to say hello. He even loved Yoga with Adriene – his favourite pose was downward dog and would nestle between my arms. I've been losing it all morning but I am so thankful for this video, to see Benji, another amazing pet and allow myself to breath. Really feeling CAT/cow today. Thank you for allowing the space to feel whatever we're feeling.

  41. When I was trying to do yoga today, my cat would not move an inch from the yoga mat. It surely made me smile, and it just comes to show how important animals can be during grieving as well.

  42. I was in tears for the first 10 min.

  43. This was good. I've been a YWA fan for years, but today was my grandmother's funeral. I had to see family members that are toxic, and this was exactly what I needed to unwind. By the end of the practice, somehow all I could think of were all the wonderful, kind things I heard today. Thank you.

  44. My cat died 3 days ago, in a way I feared the most. I haven't stopped crying since and can't breathe fully. I felt so guilty coming on the mat. This video made it easier to at least try. I started crying in child's pose and couldn't stop till the end. Thank you so much for just letting us go through the process and letting us know that it's ok, to do what suits us the most at the moment. Wonderful practice, will probably be a part of my healing in days, weeks and months to come. Thank you.

  45. Cried so hard on this one..

  46. You're there when I need you Adrienne…. Thank you.

    Who encourages you when you're down?

  47. I’ve just read about box breathing: same time for inhale, pause, exhale,pause, like a square box.

  48. Yesterday my cat passed away, so this is what o need🙏🏻

  49. Two months ago our two month old daughter passed away. I just discovered this practice and it was exactly what I needed. I have a feeling I’ll be watching it a lot…thank you so much for having my back!

  50. I sadly have to watch this video for a second time this month… This is a practice that I wished I would never have to watch.
    Exactly a month ago my mom called me to tell me that my cat has passed away..
    Same call again, for my dog today.

    Take care and cherish your animals, family, and be strong. Be fine with not being fine, you are not alone. ♥

  51. Thanks Adrienne for this lovely practice- exactly what I needed. It’s my Dads birthday today, he passed away suddenly 14 months ago. It’s amazing how you can hold so much of the hurt in your body without your mind knowing. I’m getting better at feeling when it’s there and attending to it- it’s like it’s in your bone marrow. To everyone else here, keep trusting your heart ❤️

  52. you make me relax ahhhh

  53. You are such a blessing! Will be great of we can be as gentle with ourselves as ypu are with us in this video. Thank you!

  54. I am not in a state of grief, but, I am a tad tight and about to head to (golf) practice , and have been going hard practicing and playing….I would be willing to wager that this practice will get me right for today's routine on the range. [obviously typing this before I get on the mat]. I'm just about near or just into my 2nd yr practicing Yoga with Adriene, and what a gift it has been. Namaste !!

  55. Just what I needed. My sweet little 91 year old father passed away about 6 weeks ago. It's been very hard and I miss him! Namaste, Adriene!

  56. Thank you. Thank you for giving out your yoga for whoever needs it, whenever they need it. I appreciate your kind, nurturing practice today xx

  57. I like your yoga video's, but do you have this video 'for grief' without the dog?

  58. A close friend of mine and someone who I thought would be in my life forever began distancing himself from me 2 weeks ago. We tried to salvage the relationship, but things became messy between him and I. I followed along with this video almost every day and heavily sobbed during the routine each time. The process of my separation from him was intense for me, and really gutted me emotionally, but still I returned to this video everyday. After mourning for 2 weeks and pouring my heart out to him, he sent me a text this morning saying that we will never be friends and then blocked me on everything. I am at peace. My heart is not nearly as heavy at it was prior and I have barely cried at all today. I've realized that not everyone is meant to be in your life forever and sometimes the ones we love deeply leave. Although I wish things happened differently, I know this is ultimately protecting me from something and preparing me for something greater. I'm happy to report that this will be the last time (until the next heart break comes along) that I will be following this routine. You have truly been a light throughout my grieving process and if I didn't have this video, along with your others, I'd probably be a mess right now. This has been immensely instrumental in bringing my heart to a place where it can begin to heal. Thank you <3

  59. Thank you for this video. My grandpa died last week and two days ago was the funeral. My grieving process really only started with the funeral, because before that I pushed it away. Today I tried to go on with 30 days of yoga, which I'm currently doing and I started the "feel alive flow" video, but I really didn't feel it. So I came here and it was really what I needed. Thanks so much! <3

  60. Thank you so much Adriene for this precious practice. My grandfather passed away this week and this practice helped me settle into that space in my heart that was needed. Thank you for offering a sweet nourishing practice. I feel loved and nourished from this one, like I can process and feel the emotions instead of holding it in in the tension. Appreicated the breathing and how gentle it was. Was exactly what I needed. You are pretty amazing in your giftings and in who you are. I love your heart in offering free yoga videos. Really grateful for your channel. Thank you
    Sincerely Kathleen

  61. Up at 2am in a bad place. This was a godsend. Thank you x

  62. My oldest brother passed away yesterday. Thank you for making this. 🖤

  63. Thank you so much!!!! I’m going through tough times after loosing my niece. My dear niece… I can’t say much but a big thank you for your help…

  64. Love your yoga practice. Thank you!

  65. My mom passed away on July 9th. I did this the first time on 7/16. This is my second Tuesday. I think this will be my Tuesday yoga routine for a while. It’s helped me a lot to cope with the pain of losing my mother. I’ve followed you for a while. Than you.

  66. Can you recomend some book about yoga?

  67. This was such a beautiful practice. Very gentle and healing. I loved everything that you said. I almost teared up at the end because I felt happier and calmer. Thank you very much for doing what you do Adriene. Love, Sydney

  68. When I do the pranayama my heart starts beating faster and harder, anyone who knows why this happens? Kinda scary 🙁

  69. My hometown was just victim of a mass shooting, at least 18 people were killed. Some were kids. Please pray for El Paso ❤️

  70. Thank you 🙏 ❤️

  71. Yesterday, I lost my friend in a mass shooting. When the grief felt like just too much, I came to this video. Even as I struggled to focus on the video as memories of her passed through my head, for a few minutes I was able to find peace. Yoga is truly an amazing tool to help us through all parts of life, the good and the bad. Sending hugs to everyone here who has lost someone they love.

  72. Thank you for this video. I’m a Daytonian and dealing with the aftermath of this shooting. I so appreciated this video today. ❤️

  73. You're a blessing, Adriene. Thank you so much.

  74. I’d been too scared to get back into yoga after my boyfriend passed away. After nearly six months since he died, I did this video on a really rough day. I’m so glad I finally did it and that yoga is still here for me no matter what I’m going through. Thank you, Adriene.

  75. ♥️

  76. I am in a fetal position in tears. A release I really needed today. Thank you for having my back Adriene.

  77. First time I’ve ever cried doing yoga. It really helped me today

  78. I just wanna tell you I wish I knew but Still knocking on heavens door love you with all my heart thank you for all the videos

  79. Thank you

  80. Thank you ❤️

  81. Thank you <3

  82. I've watched so many of your videos now and I JUST realized your in Austin (or at least your intro is)! I lived in Austin before moving to Sydney to be with my now husband. Loved it there. <3

  83. Thank you, my sister just passed away, this is helpful 🙂

  84. Thank you. It’s been a rough day, but this was nice and I feel a little better now ❤️🥰

  85. Thanks for bringing so much light to the subject of grief. That is always my goal too. Moving forward not on xo

  86. Thank you, Adriene. I lost my grandmother recently and I've been overwhelmed with gratitude to all the people in my life who have shown me love and support. I count you as one of those people.

  87. Women amaze me.

  88. It's an amazing practise! Thank You so much! <3

  89. Thank you so so much for having a video for every situation.

  90. I’ve only just discovered your channel and I’m hooked, these have been amazing I’m a yoga convert

  91. My cat and loving companion for all of my life that I can remember passed two days ago and it was more painful than I ever imagined. Thank you Adriene – this helped me remember that as long as I'm breathing I can get through anything and eventually I will heal.

    Grief has manifested itself in fear and anxiety, and I really felt what you said about not letting ourselves breathe. I can breathe a little more easy.

  92. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Adriene

  93. I did this and the Reconnecting With Your Breath practice together. My nerves were frayed and my mind was racing with grief, from the first anniversary of my Father's death on Sunday. My breath feels easier, my shoulders and face muscles more relaxed and my body warmer. Thank you Adriene. My thoughts are with those also suffering through loss. I hope you find the ease, comfort and warmth you need from wherever works for you. 🧡

  94. I lost my dad eight months ago and by the time I got to child's pose the tears just started. This was a lovely yoga practice thank you x

  95. My mom passed just over a week ago. I think this is the first time I’ve breathed -really breathed – since. Thank you.

  96. You are a blessing, Adriene. This practice was exactly what I needed today.

  97. Thank you so much for your compassion in this video – it was so nice 💛

  98. My dad was recently diagnosed with dementia, which comes after years of living with a TBI. The grief that comes along with losing someone I love so dearly a little at a time is the hardest thing I've ever faced, but this practice has been holding my hand through it. Thank you, Adriene.

  99. This hit every spot. It made me realize I'm not going crazy or dying I'm just experiencing grief and trauma and I'm not alone. And I can get better. Love to all of you!

  100. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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