February 1, 2021
Mia Martins

Breathe Yoga Journey – Clear Your Mind and Get Ready

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There’s no yoga today so just in case you didn’t know that, I wanted to make sure that you knew that today is about getting connected and committing to the next 30 days together. So we’ll begin tomorrow, Day 1, with the yoga. In the meantime, wherever you’re going to watching this video, maybe on your couch, in your bed, on the ground, in a pillow fort, just sit up nice and tall.

And we’re gonna take a couple of breaths together. So wherever you are, find length in your spine. And nice and easy, I’ll invite us to take a deep breath in together. Here we go, and out together. And big inhale in together. Nothin’ fancy, and exhale out together. And one more time, big inhale in. And this time as you exhale, relax your shoulders down, down, down. And we’re here. So first thing’s first, I want to give you a couple little things that you might want to bring to class. Ultimately, the Yoga With Adriene at-home yoga invitation and the experience doesn’t require much, just your willingness to be present and, of course, you have to show up.

The hardest part is showing up. I promise you the most difficult and challenging thing of this next 30 day journey is going to be getting on that mat. So as long as you get yourself there, we will connect. Benji will be our cheerleader. And together we’ll uncover the rest. So if you have a yoga mat, bring it. It’ll be useful. If you don’t have a yoga mat, that’s okay. Again, it’s very much in the Yoga With Adriene wheelhouse to work with what you have. So you can work with just a hard surface. If it’s carpet that’s okay. But if you have a mat, bring it to class. If you have a blanket or a towel, bring it. If you have a yoga block, bring it. We just want to have something, a little something that you can sit up on. This can be a big bath towel or a big beach towel.

You don’t have to have a yoga blanket. This can be anything that you may have at home that will help cushion your seat and help lift your hips a bit so that you can come into this position that we will be coming to a lot as we focus on our breath. Wear comfortable clothing. Not so difficult, right? Wear things that you can move easy in. And finally, forget what you think you know about yoga. When you come tomorrow, come with an open mind. Come with an open heart and just be willing to see what happens. I will do my best to guide you and offer modifications. We’re casting a wide net. Please know that you’re never gonna be alone with this practice. There’s always going to be someone practicing live, in real-time, with you, which is pretty special.

And ultimately, if you just come to the mat to breathe, I think you’re going to feel the benefits of this practice. So if you don’t mind, let’s bring the palms together and close with one final deep breath in. Here we go. In through the nose. And out through the nose. You can close your eyes here and just set a little intention for the next 30 days. Why are you here? What do you think pulled you here? And if you don’t know yet, that’s awesome, too. That’s exciting. Alright, take a second, sit up nice and tall. Palms together in prayer. And we’ll inhale in again. And exhale to bow the head to the heart and we will whisper, Namaste. As found on YouTube

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