Dedicate – Day 25 – Alive  |  Yoga With Adriene

– Howdy, everyone,
welcome to Dedicate, your 30 day yoga journey. It’s Day 25, where we notice
what it feels like to be alive. Hop on the mat
and let’s get started. (bright music) Alrighty my friends, let’s
begin in Extended Child’s Pose, we’re gonna jump right in today. We have a quick practice,
so we’re gonna make the most of it. If Extended Child’s
Pose is not ideal for you, then you can start in Sukhasana. All right, so if
you’re choosing Sukhasana, sit up nice and tall,
start to breathe deep. Benji, everybody. And if you’re heading
into Extended Child’s Pose, begin to breathe deep. Way to show up. Today’s session invites you to find what feels good, or another way
of looking at it, today, Day 25 of
our 30 day journey would be to invite yourself to
follow the aliveness. What if we had a
solid practice for following what
makes us feel alive? My idea is that if we
cultivate that on the yoga mat, we will be able to
cultivate that off the yoga mat or we will be
equipped with the tools to try. Let’s rock and roll. Inhale, send your heart, your
shoulders, over to the left. If you’re on all fours,
you can do this with the hands on the knees. Inhale, heart comes forward. Exhale, around and back. Inhale, smoothing
the heart forward, moving with your breath. Exhaling, sending the navel
to spine and the hip back. Now continue with your breath
and consider today’s theme. Use this glorious
invitation to wake up the body. Check in with any parts that
might feel a little tight, a little neglected,
a little sore. And that doesn’t just apply
to of course your body parts, could be just
your energy, your mood, anything at all. Continue to move
with your breath, and if you haven’t already,
explore reversing your circle to move in
the opposite direction. And then, if you
feel like you find a place that feels good or
you just wanna reside in, you might rock and
roll there for a bit. If you find you wanna
come all the way to Cobra to stretch out
through the front body, you might come there for a bit. If you feel a little heavy,
and it feels more awesome to just find stillness
in Extended Child’s Pose, follow it and do not
decide where it ends. Take the same beautiful
dance you’ve created already and make your way to
Downward Dog in your own way, mindfully full of breath. I love the mantra
follow the aliveness. Helps us to really stay present and awake with what
we’re doing each day. It also helps us
create relationships that we want to be in, that we want to
nurture and be present and available and alive in. But we won’t worry
about all that for now, we’ll just focus on
our practice now, here, within the four
corners of our mat. So when you’re ready, inhale,
kick the right leg up high. Exhale, shift forward,
knee to nose. Inhale, reach it up. Exhale, step it all the way
up into a nice, low lunge. You’ll lower your back knee,
right hand’s gonna come over to meet the left, and we’re
just gonna pause here, breathe. Breathing deep. Alright, from the center,
nice and easy, you’re gonna take your left toes and bring them over towards
the right side of your mat. Now we’re gonna draw the center
back and then follow that, with the hands on the earth,
walking all the way back towards the back
edge of your mat. Walking all the way back,
walking all the way back. Turning the right toes in,
just like a warrior. Left hand on the earth,
check it out, right fingertips to the sky. A little Gate Pose variation. Inhale in (clears
throat) excuse me. My left knee’s right
underneath my left hip. Shoulders are stacked. Take a deep breathe in,
then exhale. Send your
fingertips out in front as if you were smoothing a surface. You’re gonna
take your right thumb and pull it all the way back,
smoothing a surface, all the way towards
the back edge of your mat. Feel that amazing stretch here,
breathe deep. Let your breath move you here. Awesome, then again,
from center. Follow this connection
to your core, draw it in, and walk it all the way back. Hands on the earth,
guiding the way, coming back to that
little Lizard variation. Beautiful, then depending
on your energy level today, stay here, enjoy,
reside in the breath. Or curl the back toes under
and lift it up, yogi’s choice. Follow your awareness,
listen to your body. Beautiful, beautiful,
inhale in, exhale, bring the left knee back. We’re gonna bring
the right knee back, come to all fours,
curl the toes under, peel the tailbone up high,
Downward Dog. Big, cleansing breath here,
I need it as well. Inhale in through the nose. Exhale out through the mouth. Say goodbye to the gunk,
inhale in. Cleansing breath
out through the mouth. Cool, inhale,
lift the left leg up high. Exhale, shift it forward,
knee to nose, get strong. Inhale, lift it up. Exhale, step it all the way up. Nice, low lunge, guide
your left foot up there and then lower the right knee. When you’re ready,
bring the left hand over to meet the right. Pause, breathe here. We tend to rush, that’s
why I love the 30 days too, we can kind of take our
time with certain things. We tend to rush,
there’s no rush, breathe. Follow your breath,
notice where your thoughts go, particularly when we
work with the hips like this. And when you’re ready,
anchor navel to spine, lift the right toes,
take them over towards the left side of your mat. Then follow this line all the
way back as you walk the hands out beyond the right edge of
the mat and all the way back. We turn the left toes in,
we bring the right hand to the earth,
and when you’re ready, left fingertips to the sky. Breathing deep. Neck nice and long. We’re not collapsing,
right ear to right shoulder. Inhale in again, exhale, send
the left fingertips forward, right out in front, draw
your shoulder into socket, and then smooth
that surface as you take your fingertips all the way
up past the crown of the head, left thumb pulling back. Feel it out. Inhale in. Exhale out. Inhale to grow a
little bit brighter. Just embody the
pose and then exhale. Navel to spine,
hand comes to the earth, walk it all the
way back to the front. Great work. When you get there,
have a listen. Keep the knee lower or
curl the toes and lift it. Breathing deep. A mindful practice
where we integrate everything so valuable. So much better than
rushing and just trying to kind of force results,
so just trust the practice. You’re doing great, inhale in. Exhale, lower the
right knee to the earth. Bring the left
knee to the earth. Walk the hands out wide. Inhale, let’s just look forward. Drop the belly, open the chest. And then exhale, hey buddy! Downward Facing Dog, peel it up. Inhale in deeply. Exhale completely,
find stillness here. When you’re ready, find
stillness, close your eyes. And notice what it
feels like to be alive today. Bend your knees if you need to, but find a little
moment of stillness. Beautiful, and on
your next inhale lift the right leg up high. Exhale, step it all the way up. Nice, low lunge. Inhale for our Crescent Lunge. Exhale, follow the breath down. Inhale, open
twist to your right. Follow the breath. Exhale, bring it down. Beautiful, pull the
right hip crease back, flex your right
toes towards your face. Inhale, look forward. Exhale, roll it all the way
through and back to your lunge. Plant the palms, curl the
back toes, lift the back knee, inhale in, exhale all the
way to Downward Facing Dog. Here we go,
follow the breath, inhale, lift the left leg up high. Exhale, step it all the way up. Lower your back knee,
follow the breath. Inhale,
fingertips reach up high. Exhale, fold it down. Right hand to earth, inhale,
left fingertips to the sky. Open twist, exhale,
bring it down, here we go. Pull the left hip crease back, flex your left
toes towards your face. Inhale to find length, extend. Exhale to soften and bow,
roll through. From here, plant the palms,
bring the left knee to the earth, come back
to Child’s Pose Extended or Balasana, knees together,
or a nice, comfortable seat of your choice. Take a deep breath in. Empty it out. Take a deep breath in. Empty it out. And on your next inhale,
take a deep breath in and at the top of that breath
pause and retain the breath. And then empty it all out. Gorgeous, tuck your chin. Slowly begin to roll it up. We’ll meet in a nice,
comfortable seat. Bring the palms
together at your heart space when you arrive. And just have a quick moment
of gratitude for yourself. Again, for showing
up here on the mat. For cultivating a practice
with integrity and with love and a willingness to learn,
to follow the aliveness, to find what feels good. I often describe yoga practice as one, of many, but one way to
help guide us to find our meaningful
contribution to society, and that can be frustrating
sometimes because you’re like, “I don’t know what
to do or I don’t know.” And so today’s
practice just reminds us that you don’t have to know. Just cultivate a practice
of finding what feels good and continue to follow
what makes you feel alive. And surround yourself by
people who make you feel alive. Okay, love you! I can’t wait to
see you tomorrow. Let us know how
you’re feeling in the comments section down below, and from my heart to yours, Namaste. (bright music)

100 thoughts on “Dedicate – Day 25 – Alive | Yoga With Adriene

  1. I'm very behind but each time I show up on the mat, your lessons connect with me. Tonight as I end this practice I feel thankful for life. I wasn't feeling that happy before showing up as I've been having a bit of an unhappy streak goin on. But while I meditate and pray I include Adriene's practice in my day and right now at this moment and every moment showing up is exactly what I needed at that very moment. Makes sense to you ? 🙂 Maybe not but I'm feeling relieved, I'm feeling at peace and I'm feeling hopeful and therefore I'm thankful! Namaste…..

  2. Repeat of Day 25 on the books! My wrist felt better but still a bit stiff, made it through practice today and shooting for Abs and arms next. Thanks, Adriene!

  3. Love your inspiring words which lighten up my day. I feel physically better to start the day too. Love you 🙂

  4. Loved this session. I’ve been watching your videos for about a year or so and they’re all amazing ❤️ love your personality as well babe!

  5. Today's practice was so good that I did it twice. The lizard variation rotate to the back of the mat was amazing. I may have just discovered why my left SI has been chronically giving me pain for the past 10 years. The deep hip muscles on both sides are insanely tight and until I started daily yoga practice with you Adriene I did not have enough body awareness to understand what is going on with myself. I have the realization this month that I have a lot of problems both physically and mentally but this practice is slowly unwinding it all.

    Thank you so much for providing this for us all Adriene. I celebrated my 45th birthday this month and (finally) for the first time in my life feel like I am starting to take care of myself and this practice has been a huge part of that. Namaste Adriene. You are amazing…and so is Benji!!

  6. Hey Adriene & all other yogis! I'm commenting because i want to express how SO t h a n k f u l i am for Adriene, for all the time she puts into making these videos for us and for how she speaks to us throughout the practice. God Bless :* one day when im not just a college kid anymore i´d definitely love to become a member and purchase FWFG merchandise!!! 😀 #hyped #thankful

  7. Repeat of the Repeat of day 25 on the books! It appears I did this one 4 days ago, lOl! Well it was a good one!! Thanks Adriene!

  8. This video might be the absolutely perfect 13 minute yoga practice EVER!!! I go back to it over and over…sometimes add it to another one, but it stands perfectly fine on its very own sweet self!!! Thank you for these videos, they are heavenly!

  9. I don't know about u but my best pose so far is the child pose. Love u Adrienne as always, thanks for this awesome journey cos it makes me see life in a different way. Namaste

  10. Adriene your yoga program has seriously changed my life in such a positive way. This yoga series has helped me gain a much better outlook on life and has helped me get through kind of a rough patch. I’ve never felt moved to leave a comment on a youtube video before but I just really wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have become such an inspiration for me. I strive to express the love and support towards those in my everyday life that you give to everyone who watches your videos. I seriously can not express how much your videos have helped me. I feel so much happier, as well as stronger physically and mentally. Thank you so much for making such a great yoga program so easily accessible and so geared towards beginners. I can not thank you enough for introducing me to the world of yoga. You are an absolutely amazing wonderful human being and your videos have completely changed my life.

  11. I seriously love that your dog is in the intro 🙂 What a cute pup!! Lucky to have you as the dog mom!!

  12. Thank you for this video. I'm following this 30days project. And it's been more than 30days already😅… but I'm still following to finish!!! Anyways, i do this at the gym before I start workout and my back and shoulders were sore from yesterday workout. This helped them alot!!! Feel so good. Thank you again!!!😄

  13. I am going camping for the weekend and I won't have access to the internet and, honestly, I feel a little anxious not being able to do my daily yoga there! It always calms me down and grounds me. I've been having a rough few days and yoga's really been a steady anchor. That being said, the mountains will make me feel alive and I'm excited for that! Thank you, Adriene 🙂

  14. Hey Adriene! Just want to pass on how grateful i am to you for doing this for all to enjoy, real kindness and connection goes into every video and it just reinforces to me what life is about- sharing, caring and cultivating a healthy body and mind. Namaste my wonderful sister x

  15. woooow short and effective!! good morning world !! what a motivation to start the morning on this beautiful day!! love you gus!! take care!!

  16. Novice Yoga practitioner here. I have a difficult time committing to anything, but I made it to day 25. I am grateful and thankful for you and for this. Thank you.

  17. It's like you knew that this is exactly the session I needed today, but of course you did, you set up the entire program thoughtfully. You guys, I started my at home practice yoga journey with Adriene based on my mental health in mind, and figured that any physical consequence would be a bonus. At the same time I stopped drinking my calories. Ten weeks in, I've lost 13 pounds, loads of physical discomfort and pain, gained peace of mind, flexibility and muscles! I've gained visible muscles! I just wanted to leave this here, because I've seen videos claiming that you can't loose weight with yoga, but I did! Now I'm hopeful I can get back to my healthy weight goal, which is another 15-ish punds. All I did was stop drinking my calories (I could very easily tend to red wine in the evening), and do some Adriene Yoga every day, if I had a super hectic day where I didn't find time during it for a practice, I would do her good night routine in bed, then sleep like a baby. I never starved or suffered.

  18. I hurt my lower back yesterday doing yard work. Have no idea was I did, but performus muscle is just firing off pain signals. So this morning it was really really really hard to get to the mat. I was more painful than I expected and there was no way I could do 1 legged downward dog. But I did get through the whole thing only pausing twice so I could catch up. I wish I could say I was healed like magic, that didn't happen. But I do have just a little more mobility. I will see this 151 days odyssey through now that I am this close to the end 2019's 30 Days of Yoga. I guess next up will be Adriene's series on the back?

  19. I am feeling great! I love this series. I normally have a hard time committing to doing programs, or I take just a day off and then never go back. You make it so easy to stick with the programs!

  20. My wife and I are almost through the 30 day dedicate journey … want to add our voices to the positive chorus of thanks and gratitude from Waitsfield, VT

  21. I needed this mantra today. I will definitely surround myself with people that make me feel alive! Thanks Adriene, many blessings and favor!

  22. Let me just say: nothing is a coincidence. A few days ago I wasn't really feeling like doing day 24 because I was on a rush, then saw day 25 is 13 min. But I said nope, wanna do them in order. And did day 24 <3 Today my body is really sore and tired, especially my arms. So this video was perfect. Not to challenging but still "me time". Thank you!

  23. Thanks Adriene. My lower back has been spasming this week so yesterday I did one of your lower back videos and today got back on track and I’m feeling so much stronger and more relaxed <3 Helping me through my medical night shifts xxx

  24. thank you so much for being, for your kind words that accompany your sessions, they both make such a difference in my life ! Namaste

  25. 3rd time on Day 25! I have a pull or spasm in my right side back in the middle. I was able to do this session today with mild pain. Trying to find a video to stretch it out. It sucks getting old!

  26. I have a headache today but this made me feel so much better. I love childs pose but some of the seated positions are a bit tough as I no longer have the front ligament in my left knee. 😊💕🌸🌿☀️🇩🇰

  27. Thank you from my heart for this and all the other videos you dedicate such time and love and pure present energy into making. It has made a huge different to my life. i am grateful for you and appreciate you. Although at this moment I don't have the option necessarily to surround myself daily with people who make me feel 'alive' and invigorated, I am grateful that I can feel in that company (albeit from a distance) whenever I watch one of your videos. Thank you, namaste. x

  28. Hey Adriene,
    I have to admit I have not been totally committed to the 30 day challenge. I haven't finished one since 2015. Yet, I feel this year is different in that I have finally made it to day 25. You might find this utterly ridiculous that I haven't been able to finish, but your Light has grown on me.. Your words and your constant positive vibe.
    I have stuck it out this year because of it. Also I do feel more flexible and able to finish this 30 day challenge and go on to do more after. I have been struggling a lot these past few years, like most, trying to find my path. The pressure of closing in on your thirties and still having no clue is unbearable. And here you are the giver. Constantly encouraging. My morning silver lining. Helping me to reflect on my achievement of this one morning routine. I did achieve to better myself despite it all. So Thank you. I hope to stay true to you and myself through this journey, that you have made possible for us all. Namaste

  29. You are pure joy! I am on a journey of recovery and wellness. Finding you on YouTube I feel was no coincidence. I have been participating for months, doing a variety of your videos and just completed Day 25 of the Dedicate series. it is a wonderful way to start my day. THANK YOU! You are a gift 🙂 PS – I have recommended your channel to MANY friends 🙂

  30. So I did Day 24 yesterday morning but skipped Day 25 this morning because I woke up late. Went through my day and then at 7pm realized that I needed to find my mat. This practice grounded me today. The long day at work, picking my son up from karate. The drive home. The traffic. Being back on the mat felt like coming to a safe place where everything was cool and relaxed and happy. I said it a few days ago that this practice has become MY yoga. I feel an ownership of it that I don't think I've experienced before. My yoga = My time. Beautiful day. Thank you, Adriene, and great job everybody!

  31. Hello Adriene! This is one of my favorite video, I keep return to it again and again when I need quick and refreshing practice. It is sooo good! Thank you a lot! And I love the part when you say “Benji everybody!” ❤️

  32. A shorter practice is exactly what I needed today. You seem to have a special sense because you tend to always know what I need.

  33. Thank you so much Adriene! I know you receive millions of thank yous, but it’s important to me to be thankful. Your yoga series is a light bulb in this planet. I have been following through and within 25 days I have got much more than 3 years of Bikram or 4 years of Yvengar studio. Thank you.

  34. Day 25! Woke up late today, feeling down. Nice short program today did the trick. Fwel so much better now. And yes, we do no not need to know, only feel alive! Thank you Adriene! ❤

  35. Good morning from UK, it’s been a great journey so far. Mindset is slowly changing for the better. I have meditation music playing in the background while on this journey and finding a lot of inspiration for a 52 years young gent. Thanks 🙏🏼

  36. I Love that I can shop YWA on the pop-up shop Adriene! Is there anywhere I can still get a "YWA" shirt or tank or hoodie? Thanks #yogawithadriene <3

  37. "follow the aliveness" – yes! thank you, Adriene <3 I'm feeling alive & full of gratitude for this human experience. These first 25 days of yoga have gotten me on track and I'm feeling full of steam. This is just the beginning 🙂

  38. Never thought I'd look forward to yoga the way I do now! I have three little kids, I'm pursuing my Master's in nursing, and my husband and I both work full time! Time is tight so this journey is taking more than 30 days, but I'm so proud to have made it this far! These videos keep me sane and grounded. Thank you Adriene for making yoga so enjoyable!

  39. Man, this season is going by so quick. I remember just starting this one back in late February. I'm here for the second time, after doing the other 30 day Yogas, and it's funny to just zoom through these. I remember having to pause the video at least twice to feel like I needed to get the full affect of the workout. Now I can basically just keep up. It's fun when you do the rare techniques, it's like what contraption is she putting us in this time?

  40. This yoga journey has been so good to me. Thank you for all your time and energy towards the the betterment of others.

  41. Day 25 in the books 🙂
    Especially excited about Day 26 as I'll be doing it away from home in a cottage in rural Somerset in the UK.
    Thankyou Adrienne for helping me to find some discipline.
    Dedicate is going to be a pivotal moment for me as I will be taking the message into every month for the rest of my life – to dedicate a month to developing a positive new habit or removing a negative one. October is a peculiar combination of meditation and hamstring stretches. Love to you and anyone else following this beautiful program.

  42. Sometimes even if you're tired, the body needs to lift that back leg 🏄‍♀️🏆
    I commit to get alive to do this every day this week

  43. I stopped doing this challenge when my mental health got really bad, I couldn't find the motivation to do it anymore, despite the fact I absolutely love yoga, and you too Adriene! Today I finally continued, I got back into it and had a little cry when I finished this practice because I forgot just how much I love this and how good this makes me feel. Thank you Adrienne for giving me something to feel good about today.

  44. Super practice to start this day. All days from 1 to 25 in books 🙂 and I think after day 30 to do it again. thank you !

  45. The second grounded gate pose I realised I was still looking front of mat though technically meant to look where my upper body was, and after you said it, I still didnt realise, moments later, something said…look here…I felt ahhh. That feels better to align

  46. That was very different than yesterday, I'm trying not to compare feeling alive and yet this is difficult for me at times, cos, despite eating late lastnight and wanting to fast today, I do feel generally good and this practice brings clarity

  47. I loved today's practice! It was the perfect mix of challenge and relaxation! Lately I've been doing my practices very late after midnight because school is getting hectic, so it was really nice to get one in before 12 again.

  48. I'm going to reference something from my story (not yet published) that I thought of while doing this practice. "I AM ALIVE KALUMBUM!!!"
    Yes, Kalumbum, I am alive.

  49. This really did help wake me up this morning. I had a slumber party for my friend's 14th birthday on Saturday to Sunday, and I stayed up ALL NIGHT. I was exhausted. I went to bed at around 6.30 last night and fell asleep within minutes and got around 13-15 hours of sleep, and this morning, i did NOT want to wake up, and this yoga practice really helped. Thank you, Adriene, and Namaste everyone! *yawn* LOL

  50. Now completing Day 25 – Alive at 9:53 pm on Wed Dec 11, 2019. Am getting better with lunges and downward dogs. I notice my core strengthening overall, and my self-confidence increasing! It’s better if I don’t skip a day in this 30 Day Dedicate Yoga Journey with you, Adrienne, my favorite yoga teacher! You and Benji are the best!

  51. This video might be from a year ago, but it was just what i needed after having had a really rough day yesterday. When you said that yoga gives a purpose, it clicked inside my head. Thank you!

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