Happy Birthday Yoga

Happy Birthday Yoga


– Happy Birthday, my friend, and welcome to “Yoga with Adriene” If today is your birthday, then this is the perfect practice for you. If it’s not your birthday, and you’re just feeling
kind of dead, and blah, and you want a rebirth, then I say, it doesn’t
have to be your birthday, you can practice this sequence anyway. This is a huge request we get, how about a little birthday yoga? I see it all the time and I just decided, you know what, yeah. Why not? Let’s do a little birthday yoga today. We’ve lit a candle for
you if it’s your birthday, and again, if it’s not your birthday, you can pretend like it is and have a little rebirth practice. It’s quick, it’s yummy, and it is the epitome of
“Find What Feels Good” Let’s get started. (upbeat acoustic music) Okay, my friends. So we’re going to begin in
a nice, comfortable seat, cross-legged position, just like when you were a kid. And we’ll just take a second
to sit up nice and tall, if you want to sit up on a blanket or a towel or something, kind of lift the hips up, please do. It’s your special day. And we’ll begin with the eyes closed. So after you get settled
in and you feel safe, go ahead and close your eyes. Find your breath. And maybe let the corners of the mouth lift up just a bit. Draw your palms together at your heart. And begin to elongate your breath. So extending the inhale. And extending the exhalation. Listen to your breath. And just take some nice, easy breezy, refreshing inhalations and exhalations, so nothing fancy here today, this is all easy, breezy,
beautiful birthday yoga. (inhales) (exhales) Notice what it feels like to be alive. And ultimately we blanket
ourselves in love, and we ground ourselves in gratitude, for having the opportunity to celebrate another birthday, giving thanks for our health, and all that we have. You can take a quiet moment here to just kind of connect to that love, connect to that gratitude, and I don’t know about you, but on my birthday, I could
think of no better day than to just kind of give thanks and to celebrate my existence, being me. And the tools of yoga,
and yoga practice itself support that. They help us to find what feels good, and to find our true selves so that we can be happy and healthy, and connected. So we’ll move with ease today, have a little fun, nice,
short, sweet practice, moving with the breath, starting now. As we release the hands to the knees, palms to the knees, and allow the chin to drop to the chest. We’re gonna find a little sway here, having a little fun
connecting to our inner child here today, I promise I won’t too silly, but it should feel good as we rock gently, back and forth. Kind of swaying here, remembering to go with the flow as we gain another year. We begin to lift the head up slowly, swaying back and forth, back and forth, and then we’re gonna slowly
move it into a circle. (inhales) (exhales) Find your breath, perhaps
inhaling as you come forward, exhaling as you come back. You get a little booty massage here, you get a little digestive health, which we know is always good especially as we get older. And then reversing the circle. Then come back to center, head over heart, heart over pelvis. We’ll take the left
palm to the right knee, and then we’ll swim the
right fingertips behind coming into a nice seated twist. So again, easy, breezy,
beautiful birthday yoga so don’t crank it or push it, but do close your eyes,
sit up nice and tall, and focus on maybe what the twist means in yoga. What’s actually happening. It’s kind of ringing out
of the sponge or the rag. So inhaling in, and then using the exhale to kind of let go of that which is
no longer serving you, so that maybe you’re
not carrying any extra yuck or weight around for
your next trip around the sun. One more big breath here. And then we’ll release to center and do the same thing on the other side, make sure you’re breathing deep. Oh yeah, lift the center of the chest up, up, up. Inhale, breathing in all the good, all the freshness that is
whatever age you’re turning, (clicks tongue) and then exhaling out with the old. And then we’ll bring it back to center. Take a second to just massage your hands, rotate the wrists one
way and then the other. You might even look at your hands, just notice how they’ve
changed over the years. And then, we’ll just kind of
connect to this inner child as we think of the two
hands like starfish, spread them super duper
wide, and then check it out. We’re going to make the
biggest face we can, you don’t even have to look at the video, look at me, you can look down. But we’re just gonna
open the jaw really good. For the the facial muscles here. So spread the palms
wide and open your face make the biggest face possible. You might do a lion’s breath here. (inhale) (exaggerated exhale) And then relax everything, palms face up, close your eyes, seated meditation pose. Permission here to do absolutely nothing. Just enjoy your breath, enjoy your body, enjoy this moment. And once again, we’ll drop
the chin to the chest. And then this time we’re
gonna go big circles here, so go big or go home. Nice, big circles with the nose. And you might here little
crunches and little pops, so we’ll move nice and slow. Really mindful, working
out any kinks in the neck and shoulders. Reversing the circle
whenever you feel like it. Maybe if you find a little catch, you rock back and forth within that. So nice. A moment of neck hygiene
here on your birthday. Cool, then we’ll take this
awareness of the breath, of the hands, of the jaw,
and of the neck and shoulders with us into cat cow. So we’ll shift onto all fours. Take your time getting there. Come onto the tops of the feet, and then again, whenever you’re ready, begin to work out the kinks. And this should be the most beautiful, juicy, yummy cat cow that you’ve ever done. You deserve it. Think animal-like on your birthday. Then if you’re doing this with someone, with a loved one or whatever, they might give you a
spanking at this point. Kinky. Sorry for anyone who’s birthday is under 13 right now, my bad. Okay, heart to earth pose. We walk the hands forward, we drop the elbows where the hands were, and then we walk the knees back, sticking our booties in the air, and melting our heart to the earth. I can’t think of a better
pose for your birthday, than this beautiful surrender. Forehead comes to the mat, we
open up through the shoulders, breath deep, enjoy. You might say a little prayer here, you might give thanks,
you might just smile and enjoy the stretch. Cool, then we’ll slowly
come back to all fours. Curl the toes under, and then we’re gonna walk it back so we’re sitting on the feet,
a little feet hygiene here. Sit up nice and tall. Lift your heart, life is good. See if you can press
into your pinky toe here, it might be impossible, nearly impossible, but just extend awareness throughout the whole body in that way. So really pressing through the pinky. So hard. And then enough of that, don’t you agree? We come back to all fours. We come back onto the tops of the feet. This time we’re gonna widen
the knees as wide as the mat, big toes to touch. Bring the right hand to the center line and inhale, press away from your yoga mat as you kind of pull a bow and arrow back here we come into a little twist. So this is really for the upper back body. So you might not get all the way here, in fact you might only get
this far, and that’s okay. Opening up through the chest. Finding length through the spine, so maintain this nice
length through the neck. Inhale in, reach. Exhale, switch. Right arm pulls up. Careful not to collapse
into your left shoulder. Find space, find length. Definitely a little bit of hard work here. Breathe, breathe, breathe as you reach up. And exhale back to center. Great. This time, we’re gonna reach
the right fingertips forward, find length in the right side body, and then we’re gonna thread the right arm underneath the left,
coming into this twist. Left elbow can reach up towards the sky, we can repeat left fingertips
up towards the sky, you might find a little bind here, you might just keep
the hand on the sacrum. Anything that feels yummy here, breathe, breathe, breathe. Awesome, then we’ll slowly unravel and take it to the other side. Extending left arm out,
so I can find that length and maintain it as I move into my little threaded twist here. Left fingertips underneath
the bridge of the right arm, I come onto the left ear. And then same thing, right elbow can reach up, nice, stable position here. Or maybe all the way towards the sky. Maybe a little bind for funsies. Don’t forget about your breath. Cool, then we’ll slowly unravel, come onto your belly, just a nice, gentle
cobra here before we grow up into a little flow. Inhale, lift your heart, ground through the pelvis, should feel really good in the spine, hug the lower ribs in, even here. Just really connect to your torso, you got it. Yes, and then exhale, release. Curl the toes under,
come back to all fours. And then let’s grow into
downward facing dog. Oh yeah. A downward dog a day, keeps the doctor away. Peddle out through the feet, find what feels good here, smile, and celebrate. And then we’ll go for a nice, slow walk up towards the front edge, find your foward fold, you know what to do here, grab
the elbows if it feels right, maybe walk the fingertips side to side. Breathe. Let the weight of the head go. Release the arms, slowly roll it up. Press in all four corners of the feet. Loop the shoulders a couple times, and when you’re ready,
reach the fingertips all the way up towards the sky for a nice big, organic stretch. Opening up space through the side body, again looping the shoulders,
if that feels right. Getting out all this little movement so that you feel really good when you come to a nice, strong mountain pose. We’ll go ahead and
bring the feet together, if you feel comfortable. Open the palms towards the front and lift the heart. If you’re feeling adventurous, close your eyes. Press in all four corners of the feet. And really, really lengthen through the crown of the head, so lift up. Beautiful. Inhale, reach
the arms up and overhead. And exhale down through the midline, forward fold. Here we go, inhale, halfway lift, palms on
the tops of the thighs, on the shins, or fingertips on the mat. We lengthen through the crown of the head, we find this beautiful length in the neck, and then on an exhale, down we go. Inhale, reach for the sky all the way back up to where we just were. Reach, reach, reach. And exhale, hands to the heart as you tuck the pelvis, tailbone nice and heavy here. Alright, let’s have some fun. Inhale, reach it up. Fingertips kiss overhead, exhale down through the midline. Inhale, halfway lift, follow your breath as you exhale, slide it down. Inhale, plant the palms, step or hop it back to plank, you got it. No need to panic here. If you just went, oh I’m not
in shape for this or whatever, you are, you got it. You can always lower the knees. Breathe deep. Then everyone will lower
all the way to the belly. On your next big breath in,
press into your foundation and inhale, lift up to that cobra. Awesome spinal health here, so good. Pull the elbows back. And then exhale, release. Come to all fours, or curl the toes under, lift the kneecaps up,
press into your palms, and strong plank here. Downward facing dog. Drop the left heel, slide
the right leg up high. Press into both palms evenly, my friends. Then when you’re ready,
squeeze that right knee in towards your heart. Nose to knee here, try
to eskimo kiss your knee, you got it. Then step your right foot forward. Pivot on the back foot,
strong warrior one here. So the kind of attitude you bring to this warrior sequence today is like, well it’s all you. so just consider that. Opening the heart, pressing
down through your foundation, maybe sinking a little deeper
today, going for the gold, opening the palms a little bit wider. Nice big power pose here as
we inhale in, warrior one, and then exhale, warrior two. Reach, radiate energy out
through the fingertips so we’re not just kind
of doing the shapes, that’s the yoga robot thing
that I’m not a fan of, so let’s really embody the
pose by leaning into it. Warrior two, virabhadrasana two. Maybe you take a mudra here. (clicks tongue) Maybe you wink at someone
you might be practicing with, or if you’re alone, enjoy your alone time. Don’t be sad, be grateful. Peaceful warrior, here
we go, sending it back. Inhale, lift your heart. Exhale, cartwheel all the way down, pivot on the back foot, we
come into a nice, slow lunge. Inhale, look forward and exhale, plant the
palms and take a vinyasa, or a childs pose. So you get to pick, you
can take a rest here or you can move through a little flow. Take your pick, and
then together we’ll meet back in downward facing dog. Awesome, everyone. This time we drop the right heel strong, stretch through the back of the right leg. Lift the left leg up high, big breath in. Then exhale, squeeze the left
knee in towards your heart. Nose to knee, try to eskimo
kiss your knee, you got it. And then step it up into your lunge. Pivot on the back foot, warrior one. Super strong here. Remember to bring a little playfulness, a little you attitude
to these warriors today. Maybe opening up wider, maybe you take a variation
with the arms entirely. Big breath in and then on a
big breath out, warrior two. Connect to the big picture
here, lean into it. Sink deep, you got it. And then peaceful warrior. Counter that with a nice softness. Inhale in, lift your heart. Exhale, cartwheel all the
way back to your low lunge. Inhale, look forward. Smile. (clicks tongue) And then exhale, same thing. Take an extended child’s
pose, take a rest, or take that left foot back
and move into a little flow. So we have options. And together we’ll meet, our friends, in extended child’s pose. Draw the palms together,
bring them up and overhead. Again, a beautiful
moment of surrender here. You might hear your heart
beating, your blood pumping. You might walk your elbows out
for a little added stretch. So the upper back body gets really tight, as we work at our computer desks or really just with the
shoulders rounded forward so I’m gonna keep… We’re gonna stay here for a little bit, and you might even feel a
little release or a little pop as you continue to deepen your breath and allow the weight of
your heart to really just almost like a magnet, be drawn
to the core of the earth. (laughs) Half my subscribers just went, what the. Just enjoy. Breathing into the hips. And then slowly we’ll
release the fingertips down. Come back to all fours. Great. From here extend, send the right toes out super long, square the hips, and then we’re
going to draw the right knee all the way up and in. Slide the left toes out,
come into a pigeon pose here. So this is gonna be a little
different for everyone. You might keep that right heel kind of really close in, you might be able to draw it out more. So, this will be a little
different for everyone. As you inhale, find extension. Maybe you experiment with
walking the fingertips back in line with your hips. And then when you’re ready, find a nice forward fold. So wherever you’re at today, enjoy. You might stack the fists, create a little pillow for the forehead. Everyone, a little
brightness in both feet, so a little energy. Inhale in. Exhale, begin to unravel, lift your heart up. Swing the left leg around. In public class, I usually say, “Swing ol’ Bessy around.” No one laughs. Just that back legs always so heavy. So swing that girl around, and then we’ll find
these cow legs here, nice and easy so not pressing,
or really forcing it, just kind of letting it do
whatever it is doing today. Hands can come to the soles of the feet. If you want to take a
reverse namaste here, maybe you do or maybe
a namaste at the heart. And we just breath here. Breathing, we know of course
we store so much in the hips, so a little extra hip action today. Stay here or maybe melt
into a gentle forward fold. A couple more breaths. And we’ll just kind of reverse out of it so bringing the left leg up and out coming back to all fours. And then sending the left
leg out finding extension, go ahead and square the hips here so draw your left toes down and then we’ll draw the left knee in. Extend through the right leg and we find our one legged
pigeon here on the other side. So breath deep, not spending
too long in these poses today because chances are you
have partying to do. And if you don’t and
you have to go to work, don’t you dare feel sorry for yourself. You got it, don’t worry. Everything is as it should be. Life is good, you’re alive. And I’m super grateful
that you’re here with me and I’m getting to
celebrate you on the mat. So inhale, lift your heart. Again, you can experiment with
walking your fingertips back. And whenever you’re ready,
perhaps you’re already there, folding forward. I picked pigeon as a part
of this sequence today because I feel like for me,
this is one of those poses where you’re low to the ground, you’re getting into the nitty gritty, but you’re also kind of
able to find a little bit of peace with yourself, in that struggle. Maybe that’s kind of
silly and obvious but… Enjoy. Pressing into the palms nice and slow, coming all the way back up and swinging the right
leg around this time, come on. Stacking the knees, doing our best. Coming into a little cow legs. Gomukhasana. Again, you can take a full cow pose. You might even be able to
bring the palms behind, reverse namaste, or grab the elbows. Maybe soles. Hands on the soles of the feet. Connect to your breath once again. Lift your heart. Calm your mind by noticing the breath, by deepening the breath. A couple of breath cycles
here, you might round forward or you might sit up nice and tall, embracing this peaceful moment. Breathing into that right hip. Great, one more breath here. Then we’ll walk the fingertips behind just for a little stability. And one leg at a time, extend out. Windshield wiper the legs, so
just kind of tossing the toes to the left and to the right. And then slowly we’ll release,
coming into baddha konasana just for a little counter here, interlacing the fingertips
around the toes. Or maybe opening up through the arches, grabbing the ankles. Find what feels good as
you sit up nice and tall and then bow forward. Release back, press
into your sitting bones, chin to chest, roll up, hands come to the backs of the thighs or the hamstrings, and we lift up just for one
little hot second of core. Inhale in. Exhale, send
the feet out, arms out. Reach, reach, reach. Then release back to center. Let’s try it again, big breath in, exhale, shoot energy out
through the feet and the legs, and back to center. Let’s just try it one more time, boat pose, why not? Inhale in. Exhale, lift your heart. Wee, we’re doing it. And release. Awesome, that is over. Okay, so there are options here. It’s your birthday, you
might have to boogie, you might come to meditation pose here, and end here in sukhasana. You might even let this video bleed into a little meditation moment. Maybe turning on some music. Or just sitting in stillness. You might be ready for
a nice, sweet shavasana in which case, we’ll come
of course to flat back, maybe grab a blanket or pillow. And get comfy here, allowing ourselves this moment of stillness, and of restoration here
in classic corpse pose. I do encourage you, even
if you have to boogie, to take one moment, either
in sukhasana or in shavasana, to be still, to relax. Allow a softness, a peacefulness
to wash over the body. Fingertips and toes to relax and soften. The eyelids to close and grow heavy. Allow your breath to relax and just kind of return
to it’s normal pace, normal rhythm, natural rhythm. And wherever you are, again allow the body and your spirit to just be blanketed
in love and gratitude. I have your back if we’re
practicing together right now. Consider yourself part of the
“Yoga with Adriene” family, or the “Find What Feels Good” family. And even if you’re not necessarily having your dream birthday, Try to tap into a little
love and a little gratitude, For chances are, there is so much to love and so much to be grateful for. Thanks for sharing your
birthday practice with me. Have an awesome day, and an awesome next year of living. Take good care. Happy Birthday. Namaste. (upbeat acoustic music)

100 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Yoga”

  1. Happy 7th birthday YWA! Celebrating a day early cause I love birthdays and couldn't wait 😁
    Love from Australia ❀️

  2. I did this practice today as it's my Birthday!! What a great way to start, I'm going for a walk and brunch alone and then spend the day cooking up a feast to celebrate with my glorious friends. Life is the richer for yoga being in it πŸ’•

  3. So it’s my 44th birthday today and I’m loaded with the cold and have been feeling like I need a fresh start for a couple of months now so I thought I would see if I could find a video by Adrienne for having the cold rather than feeling sorry for myself…..and guess what I came across before anything else….birthday yoga….this year is about taking my birthday into my own hands. Thank you Adrienne, you have become a guiding light in my life, a magic friend and a guide to me that I would probably be lost without. Thank you πŸ™

  4. Good Morning! Happy Birthday to You & Happy Birthday to Me from Los Angeles! I am 49 today and so excited to begin my 50th year "around the sun" with you all here. Thank you all for celebrating my birthday morning with me! This is truly the best birth-day present, Presence (I love that pun!). In the here and now, not fretting about the past, not stressing on the future. Thank you yogawithadriene family! xoxo

  5. Happy Birthday YWA! This has been my favorite video yet. So much fun and the perfect stretch after a big gym session.

  6. HAPPPYYY 7th BIRTHDAY, YWA! :D<3 It's 7:30 AM here in India and I wanted to say a BIG thank you to Adriene and Chris for birthing such a wonderful business on this day! πŸ™‚ Y'all are changing lives all day, every day! Sending all the love possible your way <3

  7. Here in Australia it's already your birthday, YWA! I feel so lucky to have found this channel this past year. Namaste πŸ™‚

  8. Celebraiting myself,life,family ,friends ,Adrienne, people practicing with Adriene!Gracias muchacha for a beautiful practice!Enjoy fellow yogies!Namaste!

  9. β€œHappy Birthday YWA” thank heavens I found you three and a half years ago Adriene. I have practiced with you EVERY day since and I am in love with yoga and with you, just for being there and doing what you do. This practice for Day 5 of Rebirth was fun and a little challenging for this senior yogi when it comes to pigeon and crow, the only time I feel unbendy πŸ˜‚ but I did my version and was super stretchy and relaxed in pigeon. It felt good. See you tomorrow for Let It Go Flow, I love that one ! πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ’ž

  10. Happy birthday YWA πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ and thank you for making it possible for us to so many of us around the world to unite in daily yoga practice. Thank you Adriene xx Namaste πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

  11. Happy birthday, YWA, I feel so grateful for your work, Adriene and the team, because you guys have supported me in my toughest days! Namaste

  12. Happy Birthday to All.πŸŽ‚πŸ˜Š

    Thank you Adriene.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ™πŸŒΉ
    Best way to start the day.
    Love,
    Graziella

  13. Happy 7th birthday, Yoga with Adriene! I'm loving the September Rebirth calendar so far. 5 days in, this is the longest I've stuck with doing yoga everyday in years… (I needed a rebirth!) As always, doing yoga with you daily makes me feel more connected to myself and to others. So thankful for you and your channel.

  14. The closet you are to the north, the harder it is to hear that term. Things have changed so much, with time. Adriene was so much younger here! πŸ’™

  15. "Sticking your booty up in the air and melting your heart down to the earth, I cnt think of a better pose for your birthday." I was waiting for the "hey yo" lol.

  16. Happy birthdaaay adriene ! Sooo amazing , it's been years since i found this beautiful channel ! I will always admire you for making it ! You are my hero😍😍😍 lots of love

  17. Happy 7th Birthday to Yoga With Adriene. This was such a yummy treat of a practice. I kept my eyes closed for much of the practice – and as always, you had my back. Cheers to you and your team!

  18. HBD Adriene and Benji ☺️😘
    It’s been 5 years that I’m practicing Yoga with you each day is a new journey and I enjoyed, you changed my life 🌸
    You are such an inspiration person
    I’m so honored to have you in my life ( even if i don’t know you personally πŸ˜‚) you are a beautiful soul
    Namaste πŸ™πŸ½πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜β€οΈ

  19. Happy Bday YWA!!, great to have a big community to celebrate with. So, happy bday ya’ll ☺️✌🏼

  20. Happy seven years! Yoga with Adriene has been a regular part of my life for the last five years. Thank you for making a difference! Now I'm just waiting for you to come to North Carolina!

  21. I'm a bit late to the rebirth serie, starting with this video, but it was a really nice one to do so <3 thank you! never too late to start

  22. Happy 7th birthday YWA!! I've only been here for 5 of it, but so grateful for the difference it makes to my mental health and in my day to day life. I'm hitting second puberty as my 30's are fast approaching. All of a sudden I get hangovers and gulping down a whole pizza by myself somehow became challenging. I hurt my neck the other day just turning to look before I cross the road. What fresh heck did I mature myself into? πŸ˜‚Here's to hoping YWA will stick around for as long as possible. My vessel needs all the feel good stretches it can get. Much love. πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€

  23. Happy 7th birthday YWA!! I just got introduced to you in July! Idk why i wasn’t sooner but thankful where this practice has taken me. I truly appreciate you Adriene..

  24. Happy birthday YWA! And happy day for the rest of us. Whenever Adriene said β€œcome on Bessie to the stretched out leg” then added no one ever laughs at the that in her classes, I literally. LOL. just for that image of everyone concentrating and not getting the hike and Adriene the only person laughing, which is like something from a skit.
    Anyway, congrats, Adriene!

  25. Happy birthday to all my soul brothers and sisters. 7 years of finding what feels good – I had a birthday margarita… it was strong enough for all 5mil of us πŸ˜‚

  26. REBIRTH day 5

    A lovely REBIRTH practice.
    I just pretended it was my birthday and it felt great!

    Namaste.

    P.S.
    happy 7th birthday YWA!!!

    #ywaREBIRTH #FWFG

  27. Happy birthday to US and to this channel and to everyone πŸ’ž, I loved this practice, I had fun thank you Adriene , much love to you and and your team and to benji and our wonderful community, love you guys Namaste Everyone πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ’—πŸ’–β€πŸ™β€πŸ™πŸ’—

  28. Aww! I've never done this video before! I am doing it now as part of the September 2019 "REBIRTH" calendar. I am so happy to celebrate the 7th birthday of this channel! The banner is so cute! ^_^

  29. Ill never be able to express how grateful i am for this community and for your wisdom Adriene! You're changing the world one person at a time. Day 5 of rebirthπŸ’œ x

  30. I'm one day late, but happy birthday, YWA! Thank you for everything you share with us! You help so many people heal and find what feels good on and off the mat. Thank you and Namaste. <3

  31. Feeling good. Great practice for mind, body, and soul. I see things differently since I started Yoga with Adriene in January of 2019. I see myself in a different light. Thanks Adriene.

  32. Yes πŸŽ‰βœ¨ I am so grateful to celebrate with you Adriene. Any day, every day Yoga with you πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ 🀩 thank you β™₯οΈβœ¨πŸ’«

    Yes I celebrate our wedding anniversary πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŒŸβœ¨πŸ’«

  33. I turned 28 yesterday and while I was excited, I was really feeling down and stressed about having trouble finding a job. I broke down and cried while doing this video because Adriene reminded me that even though it’s been a hard year, I have so much to be thankful for. I didn’t realize the extent the stress has affected my psyche until I was on the mat. What she says about working through our troubles on the mat is so true! Thank you for doing this video <3

  34. Every sunrise is a reason to be happy and thankful, and every sunset is a chance to be calm and grounded πŸ’— Thank you so much Adriene and namaste πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

  35. Two days ago was my birthday and the first thing I did was one of your 45-minute yoga videos. I will do this one on my birthday next year!

  36. I saved this video for my birthday and I'm so glad, this was so sweet and lovely! Rebirth for this next trip around the sun, I think it's going to be a great one 😊

  37. Second year in a row I’ve done this practice on my birthday. Such a blessing! It has been a gift in itself to see how much my practice has grown in only a year. Thank you!

  38. It's not my birthday, but I'm grateful Rebirth September brought me here. Really enjoyed this.
    Also, can you please do a Yoga for flat feet practice?

  39. Thankyou so much for celebrating my birthday with me this morning. So grateful to be part of this FWFG community and feel the love and support on my journey to connecting with my true self. Blessings to all and wishing my twin sister who introduced me to you Adriene, 9 months ago, a very Happy Birthday and to all those around the world whose birthday it is today. Celebration! xo

  40. My twin sister told me about this practice and so I thought what better way to celebrate my life than with this beautiful yoga practice. Thank you. Happy Birthday to all you yogis celebrating your birthday today. Wishing you all love, laughter and joy. Namaste xo

  41. It's my 25th birthday today and as a teenager and young adult with depression and an ED I never thought I'd actually make it this far in my life. I am so grateful and this practice was exactly the right way to celebrate. "I am alive". Thank you adriene and happy birthday to me πŸ’•

    To everyone who thinks they can't make it to their next birthday, you can, I believe in you.

  42. This is a super favorite , yummy practice, absolutely love this one to start my day any day of the year! Have a fabulous day my friend!

  43. I believe, we can celebrate our birthday anytime and anywhere. Thank you for your beautiful gift sweetheart. Happy birthday to you dear one.

  44. Day 247πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’šπŸ™πŸΎHappy birthday Adriene πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ what a coincidence doing this practice on Your birthday 🎁.Hope you have a great day

  45. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I present you with a gift…a gift of THANKS! Thank you for for all you do to keep us moving, to keep us motivated, to keep us at peace with our minds, bodies and souls.
    Thank you so very much!
    Have a wonderful birthday, Adriene.
    πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  46. I did this practice yesterday on my unbirthday. It was wonderful. I left the mat with a smile on my face and feeling like it really was a celebratory day! I was like IT IS MY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so happy! As the day progressed I discovered it was the first day of Navratri (which I ended up researching) and the first day of Rosh Hashana (which I had to look up as well). Perfectly suited my timeline! Thank you Adriene!

  47. Fabulous and funny Adriene :* Thank you. You've made a big difference to my day. Like everyday. 😍

  48. One of my favorites First time doing this one on my actual birthday. Loved the balance of easeful movement and small challenges. Thanks again Adriene! πŸ’—

  49. Such a fun session! Did this on my 23rd birthday, 25th and today when I turned 27. Thank you, Adriene! You have changed the lives of so many! ✨

  50. I have lost 30 lbs in one year by doing YWA and intermittent fasting.
    Today (Oct 9,2019) is my birthday and one year ago I decided to do something about how I felt about myself.
    I know that how you look outside shouldn't effect how you feel about yourself inside but, this time last year, I really wasn't pleased with myself because of how I looked.
    I'll never be a 'hot stud' but I truly want to be the best version of myself. Last year I was 246 lbs (6'1") and my back, hips, knees , neck etc etc etc were sore. I felt that at my age (55 at the time) this was probably normal and I should just accept it.

    Looking in the mirror and ( more importantly ) seeing how I felt inside, I was just sick with who I had become.
    On a whim I decided to google yoga because I felt that it would be low impact but get me moving again.
    That's when I found YWA and it has been transformative to say the least!
    Along with the aforementioned , intermittent fasting , I have lost a lot of weight(in a healthy way) and feel much better about where I'm at.
    I know it may be shallow to base your opinion of yourself on how you look ,but it had gotten so bad that I couldn't ignore it anymore.

    Thank you Adrienne for helping me to feel better inside and out!

    You truly are my birthday girl!!
    Namaste.

    PS

    I practice mostly every day and hate/love day 6 of 30 days anything the most because it's core day!
    Favorite pose "namaste shark fin". Jus sayin!

  51. This is my second year of doing this practice and about 1.5 years of daily yoga practice. I'm so grateful <3 Thank you Adriene!

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