Day 24  |  Gentle Yummy Yoga  |  30 Days of Yoga

Day 24 | Gentle Yummy Yoga | 30 Days of Yoga

Hey, everyone. Welcome to 30 of Yoga with
Adriene. I’m Adriene, and it’s day 24. Today we have a nice, restorative practice for the
hips and so I’m going to invite you to bring a towel to the mat if you have one today.
If you don’t, don’t worry about it. You don’t need it. It’s just an extra little loving
thing. Okay, let’s get started. All right, my friends. So we’re going to begin
seated today. I’ve invited you to bring a towel to the mat so that you can lift your
hips up on that towel, like so. You can also use a yoga block or a blanket but I wanted
to use a towel just to prove to you that you don’t need anything fancy to prop yourself
up here. Then I’m going to bring the left heel in, followed by the right, so one leg
in front of the other. And you might just notice right away that your knees are kind
of up towards the heavens here. And just know that mine were once here as well and in time,
through breath and practice and unfolding, the body starts to respond and open up in
a really lovely way and then one day your legs are just like this. I think it’s worth
mentioning, because sometimes you just think, “Oh, that person’s flexible” or “Oh, she’s
a yogi,” but my knees used to be all the way up here. So, it’s cool to go, “Oh, I finally
found it a little easier” or “I’m working towards a little easier.” All right. So that said, embrace where you
are today with a little support of the hips and let’s sit up nice and tall, bringing the
palms to rest gently on the thighs or knees or whatever feels best. Lengthen up through
the crown of the head. And we’re going to start by drawing soft, slow circles with the
nose. You can close your eyes here. Begin to connect to your breath and find what feels
good. Maybe reversing your circle, maybe drawing small circles and then allowing them to grow
larger, working out any kinks, relaxing the shoulders down and drawing the shoulder blades
in together and down, working to create a little bit of space here. And then nice and soft and easy, I’m going
to walk my fingertips forward. Maybe I come on to the palms or maybe I just stay here.
Another option is to of course drop to the forearms, as we’ve done before, and even relax
the weight of the head down. Press your sit bones into the towel and breathe into your
right hip. We’re keeping it soft and sweet and short. Short and soft and sweet today.
So really drop into your breath right here, right now. Breathe into the back body. To
go a little deeper, you can bring the forehead all the way to the mat. So you are where you
are today. Take one more deep breath in, and exhale, release. Bring the left palm to the right thigh or
the right knee. Right fingertips behind, we inhale, lift and lengthen up and exhale. Find
a gentle twist in the spine. Keep the eyes soft or closed here as you breathe. And then
we’ll melt to center and we’ll switch the legs, so right heel will come in first, left
foot will follow. We inhale, lift and lengthen. Find beautiful extension through the crown
of the head. And then floating the fingertips forward, palms forward, keep it soft and easy
breezy here today. Again, maybe we come to the forearms, maybe all the way to the forehead.
Breathe into that outer edge of that left hip. You might even find a gentle sway back
and forth here. Drop into the breath again. Nice, soft and short and sweet practice today.
So make the most of it. A little restorative day. And working hard, sticking to it. And
slowly, we’ll rise up. We’ll bring the right palm to the left thigh or knee and we’ll find
our twist here as left fingertips come behind. We sit up nice and tall and on an exhale,
gentle twist. Awesome. Then we’ll release back to center
and we’ll bring both palms to the knees now. And on an inhale, tilt the pelvis, grow long
through the front body, inhale, lift your heart, open the chest. So if your heel is
really digging into the perineum here, you can come to a sukhasana here and just draw
the heels out. So we’re going to move into a little spinal flex. So feel free to adjust
the feet if you need to. Inhaling, opening up, and then exhaling, drawing the navel back,
chin to chest. Catch your weight in your palms here and hold here for a couple breaths. Forehead
relaxed, jaw relaxed, stretching the shoulders and back body. And then we’ll continue inhaling,
all the way up and exhaling, rounding the spine. So this is that sweet, sweet articulation
through the spine, that exploration and that connect to the spine that we have in cacao.
And we breathe, connecting to the energy, that kundalini that flows up and down. So
moving in your own time, nice and slow, close your eyes. Then we’ll come back up the center,
stillness, beautiful. We’re going to send the legs out long. So
you can stay lifted up on your towel or if that is not working for you, you might bring
the sit bones straight to the earth. Legs nice and wide here. I flex the feet and I
use my palms to just to remind the tops of my thighs to kind of connect to the earth,
firm down. Inhale, sit up nice and tall. And on an exhale, travel forwards, same thing.
Palms, fingertips, elbows, or maybe relaxing the weight of the head all the way down. You
might find a gentle sway back and forth, back and forth. Then press into the sit bones.
Tops of the thighs firm down as we slowly roll up. Hike the left heel in towards the
center line. Inhale, shift your weight. Dial your heart towards your right toes, janu sirsasana.
We inhale, reach up, exhale, nose to knee. So that’s the intention. If the nose comes
nowhere close to the knee, who cares? Stay on your fingertips here. Pull your right hip
crease back. Again, dial your heart towards your right toes. Flexing through the right
foot, breathe, breathe, breathe. If you are able to go a little deeper, you might come
here or here or even all the way here. If the hips are lifted, it’s kind of nice,
gives you just a little bit of space and support. Then press into the sit bones. Tuck your chin
into your chest. Slowly roll it back up. We’ll extend the left leg out, draw the right heel
in, and again, dial the heart now towards the left toes, shifting the hip points as
needed. So firming down through the top of that left thigh bone, I inhale, find extension,
and exhale, move into my forward fold. Fingertips, palms, find a place where you can rest easy
here, breathing, even finding a little bit of swaying here if it feels good. Still really brighten the left foot, finding
that head to knee pose here, your version, your variation. If the leg is tight, we might
even have a little lift in the knee here. Connect to your breath. And then we’ll press
into the sit bones. Use an exhale to slowly roll up. Grab the ankles. Soles of the feet
come together as we inhale. Walk the sit bones towards the heels. Great. Stay here, plugging
in with the heart, lifting the heart up, elbows drawing down. Find your breath. Another variation
would be to interlace the fingertips and bring them to the toes for a little bind, a little
support. And you might even take your thumbs to the arches of the feet and begin to open
the feet like a book. So we have lots of variations here, maybe even a little foot massage. And
then one more breath, wherever you are. Sit up nice and tall. And then on an exhale, we’ll bring the palms
side to side, draw the knees in, and then slowly release onto the elbows. Great. Walk
the feet out about as wide as the mat, and we’re just going to windshield wiper the legs
back and forth. So first lets melt to the left just to keep together here for this nice,
slow movement, breathing into the front of the right hip crease, opening the heart, the
chest, not collapsing, and then through center and to the right. Then through center. A nice
little booty massage here and to the left. And then through center and to the right. Great. Come back to center. Extend the legs
out long, slowly coming on to flat back. I’m going to slide my knees up towards the sky.
And then I’m going to send my right leg up high. Bend the right knee. Cross the right
ankle over the top of the left thigh. Reach the right fingertips between this hole of
the legs and interlace behind with your left hand, behind the left thigh here, so on the
hammy. Take a second to roll a little left to right. Deep, restorative, full breaths
here. And then extending the left leg up high, I’ll point and flex that foot. Again, nice,
full, loving breaths here. And then bending that left knee so the shin is parallel to
the ceiling, I’m going to squeeze my legs up towards my heart, breathing, once again,
into the outer edge of that right hip. For a deeper stretch, you can lift the nose up
towards the shin, relax the shoulders down here, breathe, breathe, breathe. If the
head is lifted, release it slowly. And then
we’ll slowly bring the soles of the feet back to the earth. And then we’re going to switch. Left foot
up. We bend the left knee. Cross left ankle over the right thigh. Let’s take a second
here. Notice what’s going on in the lower back body, the sacrum, and then when you’re
ready, we’ll lift the leg, interlace behind and send the right leg up high, right foot
up towards the sky. Breathe here, letting the blood flow opposite direction. We point
and flex the foot. Keep the shoulders relaxed. Nice full breaths. And then we’ll bend the
right knee, shin parallel to the ceiling and then we find this reclined one-legged pigeon
here, so opening the hips with the support of the earth today, squeezing in. You might
lift the nose up towards the shin here. Keep the shoulders relaxed, belly engaged. Squeeze
and pull. And then if the head is lifted, slowly lower it down. Take one more breath
in here. And then we’ll gently unravel. Soles of the feet come to the mat. I’m going to take my towel here and bring
it underneath my head as a little pillow, nice and comfy. And last but not least, I’m
going to grab the arches of the feet, bend my knees generously. soles of the feet parallel
to the sky here as they come into a happy baby or a happy Buddha. So nice with the support
of a blanket, towel, or block underneath the head. I’m going to lengthen my tailbone that
way, towards the bottom edge of the mat, and again, soles of the feet up towards the sky.
We’re going to stay here a little bit longer today so you can play with a little movement,
rocking back and forth, straightening the legs if that feels right. You might grab the
outer edges of the feet when you get bored or even bringing your peace fingers to the
big toes here. So, let’s take five nice, long, smooth, deep breaths here. Then when you’re ready, we’ll slowly release
the soles of the feet back down to the mat. Bring the hands to the tops of the hip creases
as you slide one heel down, then the other. Let the hands rest gently at your sides or
you can keep them on the front of the hip creases if that feels yummy. Then we take
a nice, stress relief shavasana here, relaxing the shoulders, relaxing the jaw, softening
the skin of the face here as you choose to maybe connect to this mantra which is “Allow,
release, and let go,” whatever that means to you. You might repeat this mantra quietly
to yourself, “Allow, release, and let go. Allow, release, and let go.” Spend some time
here today with your breath, just being still and quiet, noticing the quality of air in
the room, the sounds around you. Give thanks and be happy. Take good care. Namaste.

100 thoughts on “Day 24 | Gentle Yummy Yoga | 30 Days of Yoga”

  1. I think this Gentle Yummy Yoga is awesome for a Sunday. This vid is part of our 30 Days of Yoga. ENJOY!

    #yoga   #yogaforhealth   #yogapractice   #gentleyoga  

  2. the 30days are not over yet !! and all I can think of '' I will do it over and over '' and get batter, feel batter the more I do it …. from all my hart thank you Andriene 🌹👏🌸

  3. This is exactly what I needed today. Thanks, Adrienne. I’ve been practicing your videos for over a year and still learn something new with every video.

  4. After this practice, I felt Ready to face whatever challenge today brings head on. Thank you for the calm and peace — you’ve healed my mind, nurtured my soul.

  5. This is one of my "go-to" gentle practices that I return to over and over. It's perfect for today: a snowed-in Sunday when I'm not feeling 100%. Thank you, Adriene!

  6. DAY 24, CHECK! I felt so relaxed, almost as if I was in a dream, and I didn't want it to end! This was the PERFECT way to end my night🌛🌙. What's the soundtrack? 😊🎶

  7. Mmmm… so wonderful. Thank you for including the extended music at the end. This was exactly what I needed today. Thank you so much. 🙏🏼

  8. THANK YOU FOR this one; all the pressures of the year; things from last year and things I have yet to completely let go of- stepped on to mat w you; and nearly fell asleep- it was so needed! I don't say it enough; but your yoga works with my mood and emotions- rest days when they are needed- ( I even skip some days; so your intuition on this is uncanny) thank you again <3

  9. A few days ago I got a small fracture in above my ankle. I am finding this so great, I do it nice and gently. It is also helping the circulation in my leg. So if I can do It anyone can. Thank you xxx

  10. Found your vids not long a go. Love flowing with you. Nice postures, well explained and I love your sense of humor. Thank you for today. Will flow with you again (soon 🙂 )

  11. Certain practices cause feet cramps during and after. This was one of them. Do you have any suggestions to stop them? They can be painful

  12. Good morning Adriene 🌞Going on my 54 th day of beautiful yoga 🙅🙋YEY feeling blessed🙏 Today's mantra is Vratam Ahum ~ I am consciousness that accepts life with wisdom ~ Sending love and light. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful day Namaste friend 🙏Doe 💖🌝

  13. “Gentle Yummy Yoga” LOL not when your legs are like concrete and you can’t even sit up straight with your legs extended

  14. I woke up with no energy today. When I saw the title of today’s video I literally thought “oh thank goodness” 😂

  15. Lovely practice. Thank you so much for those final 2 minutes of relaxation built into the end of the video. Peaceful ending.

  16. Had a few difficult mental health days and sadly I stopped the challenge for a couple of days. But I’m back now, and this was a wonderful session. It felt like a nice warm hug, which I needed.

  17. Day 10 – July, 2019 done! I can’t believe I’ve stuck with this so diligently. Loved the last part with just the instrumental music, it was so relaxing!

  18. Love this! As yummy as the title suggests. Just enough yoga to recharge quite peacefully 😊 Namaste ✌

  19. My whole body needed this. But my hips needed it even more! Lol. So thankful for today's practice! Namaste. 🙏

  20. Dear Adrienne I love your videos, they often leave me with a feeling of gratitude.
    Can you please leave out the electronic musquito swarm sounds in the background like in this video!
    Thanks a lot for sharing your great work so generously!

  21. This practice for Day 11 of Power Yoga is a super kind gentle one and the one with the long long shavasana at the end ☺️ leaving us amazingly yummy relaxed …. mmm thanks Adriene 💞🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🙏

  22. ✨😊 “ allow, release, let go “
    Felling light, flowy 💖✨
    Thank you for the delightful practice 😊🙏❤️🌟 Namaste

  23. I was about to skip today’s yoga video due to having a nasty cold. But did it anyway. I’m glad I didn’t skip as my nose and head don’t feel so clogged up after this. Thanks for being awesome ❤️ Namaste 🙏

  24. “Allow, release, and let go.” 💗 Thank you so much Adriene for such beautiful mantra and I hope to allow only positive thoughts in my mind and release those negative experiences through fruitful actions and learn to let go of the things beyond my control ☺️✨ Namaste 🙏🏻💗✨

  25. POWER day 11

    I love these restorative practices, although my hips and hamstrings are tight and it makes me struggle sometimes with some poses. All in all, a great one.


    #ywaPOWER #FWFG

  26. One of my most enjoyable practice ever, I loved it so much seriously this was so wonderful, hope everyone had a lovely practice and Namaste Everyone 💕💞💓💗💖❤🙏

  27. I loved this ,i needed yhis as im sore from the week n running after n dealing with my autistic 9yr old daughter, so my body is worn out,this felt so good😊🤩

  28. I had an awful headache when I woke up so I was in no mood to do todays yoga, but I pushed myself and Im so glad I did! Headache is gone and I feel so relaxed! LOVING THIS!

  29. Returned to this again as still needing the restorative, stretching practices. Thank you Adriene xx Namaste 💟💟

  30. I’ve been thinking of this for a week and it’s finally rest day so I’m treating myself to this EHEHEHEHEHEHE thank you!

  31. thank you for those minutes at the end of the practice. day 24 blessed me. I feel positivity flowing in my body, you're wonderful💙🙏🏻

  32. Thanks a lot 😘😘😍😍🥰🥰 Did yoga after a long gap. Was traveling but i try to do it wherever i go. Thanks a lot ! Happy to meet you after long

  33. I chose to go through an evening practice by the lake tonight. I'm staying at a lodge and normally wouldn't practice publicly alone. It felt right. I'm on a work trip and managed to hike 5.5 miles and do yoga today. That's definitely who I am now, but not who I was 4 yrs ago when I first took your 30 day challenge. Thank you for inspiring me to change my life. Namaste`

  34. I LOVE that you included a full shavasana at the end. I tend to just turn the video off once the outro music starts but was able to relax and fully enjoy this time! Thanks!

  35. I came across this series recently and am thoroughly enjoying Adrienne's teaching style. Thank you so much.

  36. I feel so emotional when I do the happy baby pose!! It is my favorite one so far! I am beginning my yoga journey and the movements are so hard but with this pose, I feel so good and happy!! Thanks for your lessons, Adriene!

  37. Day 3 – doing it out of the official order but it's my order and trying to own it! Was so tired and distracted today and this really helped as a pick me up. Thank you Adriene!

  38. Does anyone else have trouble folding towards your feet when legs are straight? I can go to elbows when legs are spread but for the life of me it hurts just folding a few inches when legs are together and straight. Only when on the ground though. Not standing. I hope I'll get there some day but wonder if anyone else has this problem?

  39. This was so amazing! I loved it! Did my elbows come to the ground with my legs out? Absolutely not 😂 am I upset about it? Hell No! This practice was so incredible! When I was done I stayed laying but with my hands on my belly and my eyes open and I felt so relaxed! When I did finally sit up, I noticed how relaxed I was! I smiled and laughed a little. I feel amazing! Thanks for this one ❤❤ day 24 going strong ✌

  40. This was exactly what I needed tonight after the first hectic day back at school teaching. It’s late and I didn’t know whether to leave Day 24 until tomorrow, but I’m so glad I got onto the mat! I felt so calm and happy when Adriene offered the mantra. Thank you so much; this experience is helping me to change in so many ways. Yoga will continue for me way beyond these 30 days.

  41. Thank you, Adriene and team for this wonderful practice. I used it at the end of my work week to decompress my body and soul after sitting at the computer for so long. From ouch to ahhhh….

  42. Def one to repeat – great to find movement with the stretches to explore how my body is feeling. Surprised too by the extended Savasana – felt like a lot more than 2 mins! B-)

  43. the extended savasana was so relaxing and soothing (to the body, mind, and soul!) i almost fell asleep; day 24 is definitely a favorite!

  44. i really thought there is something wrong with my computer when i looked up and the screen was black. dont scare me like that!

  45. Ok, here`s the story. I started this beautiful yoga journey 2 months ago and because of some circumstances I quite. But 23 days ago my Yoga Pheonix rose from the ashes, I began from day 1. Thank you, Adriene. I`m here with you. Namaste

  46. I've done pretty much every one of your videos, but I always come back to this one. It's just so perfect! My favorite part about it is the extended savasana. ♥️

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