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Yoga For Chronic Pain | Yoga With Adriene


– Hi, everyone.
Welcome to Yoga With Adriene, I’m Adriene and this is Benji and today we have
yoga for chronic pain. This is a big request,
I hope you enjoy it. If you can, bring a
little blanket or a towel to practice today and,
if you like, you can do a good portion
of this practice in a chair or on the edge of your couch. So, hop into something
comfy and let’s get started. (upbeat music) Alrighty my friends, let’s
begin lying down on the ground. If lying down on the ground
is not suitable for you today, you can begin this
practice in a chair or even seated on
the edge of your couch. So come into your first position
and be gentle with yourself even as we get set up. Right, so this intention
that we’re gonna be gentle with ourselves,
that we’re gonna be kind. And right away
as you get settled into your first position here, see if you can relax
through the legs and relax through the arms in particular. So, your limbs immediately
get the invitation to relax. And I’ll invite you
to take a deep breath in through your nose. And as you exhale, go ahead and breathe out
through the mouth. Good, soften your gaze
gently down past your nose or close your eyes here and allow the sound
of my voice to guide you. Again, I’ll invite us together to breathe in
through the nose deeply. And exhale out
through the mouth completely, really emptying out all the air. And one more time,
just like that. Big inhale in through the nose. And exhaling out
through the mouth. Great, now with the eyes closed or your gaze nice and soft, just kind of drawing
our intention inward, our attention inward. Just take a moment
to notice how you feel. And, again, remember be gentle. If you’re not feeling great,
that’s alright. That’s why we’re here, to tend to it, to explore lovingly
the tools of yoga and see if they can assist us, support us on our journey toward healing
and feeling better. Continue to gently
deepen the breath as you just take a moment here to notice how you feel today,
scanning the body perhaps. Starting the soles
of the feet perhaps and running up
through the center channel. Using that
guideline if it suits you, guiding your
awareness all the way up to the crown of your head,
and if not, just in your own way
taking stock, dropping in. Then ever so slightly,
lift the corners of the mouth. Give thanks for your body. Let go of any
expectations of this practice and what it might serve up and just choose to
reside in the breath first. Knowing that if you’re breathing with more loving awareness,
you’re doing it right, you’re doing a good job. Inviting the brain and
the body to work together through the breath,
the thread of the breath. Gently bring your
left hand to your heart and your right
hand to your low belly. Use the placement of
the hand on the belly and the hand on the heart to
invite a deeper breath in. Perhaps a more
diaphragmatic breath in. So, see if you can feel the rise of your hands as you breathe in. Good, and see if you
can notice the gentle fall of the palms downward
as you breathe out. Notice where your thoughts go
and just experiment with this for a moment or two on your own. The rise and the
fall of the breath. The hands catching a bit of
a wave here as you breathe in and then falling
as you breathe out. Good, nice and easy. Gently open your eyes. We’re gonna bring one
knee up ever so gently. Bring your foot to the ground and then the other
knee up ever so gently, bring your foot to the ground. If you’re in a
chair on the couch, you can just sit up nice
and tall and then if you’re on the ground, we’re gonna come into a fetal position feeling the spine round here. And then, nice and slow,
again, be gentle, we’re gonna press all the way up to seated and come
through to all fours. Again, if you’re in the chair, stick with the
diaphragmatic breathing here. If you are able
to come to all fours, get the wrists
underneath the shoulders, knees directly
underneath the hips. Inhale, bump
the hips to the left as you turn to look
past your right shoulder and then come back to center. Inhale, bump the hips
to the right as you turn to gently look
past your left shoulder. Excellent, come back to center. Spread the fingertips evenly. You can use your blanket here to pad the body, pad the knees, pad the hands even if you
like and if you’re in a chair, go ahead and bring your hands
to the tops of the thighs. Together we’re gonna find a
little gentle spinal flexion. So on the ground we’ll drop
the belly towards the earth, open the chest. In the chair,
you’ll open the heart, find that long, puppy belly. Everyone, inhale, look up. Exhale, chin to chest. Navel draws back
towards the spine. If you’re on the ground,
really press into the earth. Creating space in the back body. Inhale, drop the belly,
open the chest. If you’re in the chair, look up,
drop the shoulders down. And then exhale,
rounding through, really drawing
your navel up towards the spine or back to the spine. One more time,
inhale nice and slow, opening the heart,
lifting the gaze up. Exhale, rounding through,
chin to chest. Navel back. Good. Having a nice, neutral
spine now, nice and easy, we’re gonna slowly,
slowly make our way up. So, walk the palms
forward if you’re on the ground. Curl your toes under,
soft bend in the elbows, generous bend in the knees, and we’re gonna
peel the tailbone up to Downward Facing Dog. If this is not
suitable for you today, you can just make
your way to standing using your breath to guide you, staying focused
on the breath here for the whole
duration of our practice. Take a couple breaths. If you’re in Downward Dog, maybe pedal the knees,
pedal the feet. And then we’ll
slowly walk the feet to the center of the mat. Come into a nice, wide stance. You have nice stability here. And we’ll come
into a Forward Fold. If you’re in the chair, you can gently drape your belly
over the tops of the thighs, bringing your head between the
knees here. Breathing deep. See if you can
breathe laterally. Think about breathing into
all four sides of your torso. Feeling the lungs expand. The rib cage gets
wider as you breathe in. And, of course,
softens as you breathe out. As you’re ready, slowly begin to
roll up to standing. Take your time here, listen
to the sound of your breath. So as you stand
up nice and tall, see if you can
really feel your feet. I know that is a bit
of an interesting cue, but just bring
awareness to the feet and just notice if the toes
are pointing out or pointing in or if you’re carrying
a little bit of weight in the inner arches or
the outer edges. Just notice. And if you are in the chair
you can do the same thing. Just see if you can
spread more awareness through all four corners
of the feet, nice and even. (chuckles) Benji’s getting cozy. And then, again,
starting from the feet, we’ll begin to
lovingly scan the body. Just drawing some
loving awareness from the soles of the feet all the
way up to the crown. Got a creaky,
old floor up in here. And then see if you
can lift your sternum as you continue to
gently deepen your breath. Try to give the
thinking mind a break, and focus on the
sound of your breath. Good, on your next inhale, spread your fingers gently
and reach up towards the sky. You can do this in
the chair or standing. Big stretch all
the way up, up, up. And think about really
reaching from your waistline, so not just the
arms reaching up, but reaching all the way
up and out of the waistline. If the shoulders are
kind of clenched up here, give a nice, wide
stance between the palms. Imagine maybe you’re
holding a big beach ball up and overhead so your
shoulder blades can drop down. If this is much too much, you can send the
fingertips out in front. So we’re here or we’re here. And wherever you are,
you’re gonna take the right hand and grab the left wrist
for a side body stretch. Take a deep breath in, exhale
gently tilt to the right and if your
hands are out in front, you can gently
twist to the right. So we’re here. Or we’re here,
feet are grounded and we’re inhaling lots
of love in. You got this. Exhale, lots of love out. And I know this can
be hard for many of us, so you’re not alone. Breathe deep. Be kind to
your body. Stick with it. And then on your next inhale,
bring it back to center. Let’s give the arms
a full rest in between. Let them come to your sides
or rest gently on the thighs. Inhale, a nice, cleansing
breath in through the nose. And exhale, take it. Exhale, nice, cleansing
breath out through the mouth. So honoring the body
where it is today, right? Through this
practice of honoring and showing up for
ourselves as we are regularly, we may or may not,
but we have an opportunity to really re-pattern
to heal or at least tend to the situation in a more
loving, non-toxic manner, right? So the possibilities, to me, in my opinion,
are endless. But, of course,
it does require us to just lovingly acknowledge
what’s going on with the body. Which I know can be frustrating for people with
chronic pain, right? Maybe you don’t feel
like everyone understands. I got your back.
Here we go. Inhale, fingertips
up again either halfway or all the way up. Take a second here
to just assess lovingly. How’s it going? Can I create a
little more space here? Return to your breath. Feet are grounded. Maybe experiment
with that inner smile, lifting the corners
of the mouth just a bit. And then, when you’re ready, left hand’s gonna grab
the right wrist this time either all the way up
on overhead or halfway, and then we’re gonna
slowly take it to the left side. So side body stretch.
If you’re halfway, you’re gonna get more of a
lat stretch, upper back body, but still be really good. Keep your heels
grounded here, everyone. Inhale. Exhale. One more breath.
Stick with it. You got this. Hug the low ribs in.
Inhale and exhale. Awesome, slowly release. Bring it all back to center. Nice, cleansing breath here. Come on, take it, inhale. And exhale, let something go. Awesome work. Okay, so if you’re standing, go ahead and bring the
hands to the waistline. If you’re seated, you can do
this Warrior II in your chair. We’re gonna slowly
take it to the right first by bringing the right foot,
stepping the right toes out. Then we’re gonna
bend the right knee and then you’re gonna
step back with the left leg at your comfort level, right? So it can be a
small Warrior today. There’s option to
do this on the chair by bringing the
right hamstring to be supported by
the seat of your chair. Everyone, make sure
your back toes are turned in. And once you get here, let’s bring our
awareness to the feet and draw a little
energy up from the feet to find length in the spine. If you feel a little
trembly here, little warmth, a little heat, that’s okay. If you feel any pain, and you need to
back up out of the pose, listen to your body, always. Head over heart,
heart over pelvis. Maybe you stay here,
hands on the waist or gently resting on thighs,
breathing deep, strong legs. Or perhaps we experiment
with sending the arms out, Virabhadrasana II,
pulling the pinkies back to open up through the chest. Inhale in, lengthen
through the crown, long neck. Exhale, relax your shoulders.
You got this. One more breath.
You got it. Inhale in. Slow exhale, you got this. Sweet, slowly
straighten the front leg, bring the hands
back to the waistline and we’re gonna bring
it all back to center. Move in a nice,
slow pace that’s good to you. Either back
either back to standing or back to seated in your chair. Cleansing breath.
Inhale lots of love in. Exhale, let something go.
Breathe out through your mouth. Good, second side. You’re gonna take the left foot around this time, plant
it firmly, toes pointing out. Then step the
right foot back, toes back. Back foot needs to be pivoted in, dialed in, right? So that everything can dial
in including the hip, right? If the toes are turned out, the hip’s gonna be
unstable here basically. So turn those toes in. If you’re in the chair, your left hamstring be supported by the seat of your chair. Everyone, bend your front knee. Notice how this side
may feel a little different. Hands on the waistline
are nice and low to start. Press into the outer
edge of your back foot. Lengthen through the spine. And here we go. If it’s feeling
right in your body today, send the arms out long. We’re not gonna be here long, so meet your appropriate edge. Pull the pinkies back,
bend that front knee, Lengthen tailbone down.
Find that inner smile. Here we go,
let’s breathe together. Inhale in through the nose. Exhale out through
the nose or mouth, either one is fine today. Again, inhale in
through the nose. And exhale out
through the nose or mouth. Good, slowly
bring it back to center. Hands come to the waistline. Seated or standing,
you got this. Inhale in. And exhale, relax the
shoulders, empty it out. Good, awesome work. On your next inhale, bring the shoulders forward,
up and back towards the ears and then we’re just gonna take
’em for a couple loops here. Inhale to lift. Exhale to drop. Inhale to lift. Exhale to drop. One more time, inhale to lift. Exhale to drop. Alright, stay grounded
through your feet. We’re gonna
interlace the fingertips behind the small
of your back here. Keep your wrists squared here. You keep it nice and gentle. So rather than bring
it together, of course, unless you want to do that. If you’re in the chair,
you can also experiment with clasping opposite
elbow with opposite hand. And really gentle chest
opener here, nice and easy. Inhale, open the chest. Exhale, relax
the shoulders down. If you wanna find soft,
easy movement in the head or neck here,
it might feel nice. Awesome, then we’ll release. Once again, cleansing breath.
Inhale in. Nice, slow exhale. Soothing, calming
the nervous system. Excellent. Alright, from here
we’re gonna grab our blanket and if you have a wall
that you can bring the legs up to while you’re
doing this video, then we’ll do that together. Otherwise we can
kind of figure it out just in the middle of
the room wherever you are, and then you can take it to
the wall on your own later. So we’re gonna transition
down now for legs up the wall. So take your time
getting down on the ground. We’re gonna grab our blankets
for this, if you have one. And again, if
you’re not really set up to do legs up the
wall in this exact moment, maybe you just come
into a comfortable seat, breathe deeply and observe so that then you
can do this on your own in another area of your home. So, we’ll take the blanket or a bath towel works just fine. You just make
sure it’s nice and even so that it can
support your low back in a nice, even way. In a way that feels good. And then I’m
gonna bring it up here to the wall, excuse me buddy. Sorry buddy, aw. No animals were harmed
in the making of this video. So, I’m gonna bring it
with a little bit of space between the
wall and the blanket. You can also do
this in the middle of the room and
get your legs up, but it just depends on
how your body’s feeling. Maybe you’re not quite
in the right place right now where you wanna
hold your legs in midair. You could give it a try,
certainly, if it felt right. So, I also have a whole video
just on legs up the wall. So you can check that
out on YouTube. Here we go. I’m gonna come all
the way up to the wall. This is the most difficult part is kind of getting in position. But I’m gonna
move slowly and gently and I’m gonna get
it to where my blanket or towel is
supporting my low back. I allow my tailbone to
spill off the blanket or towel and my legs, of course, go up. Notice how my knees are bent. I’m not necessarily
needing to straighten my legs to reap the
benefits of this posture. So the knees can be bent as
generously as they need to. Once you feel like you feel
supported in your low back, you can start to play
with straightening the legs, but, again, just feel it out. Alright, then the hands
can go Texas T nice and wide or palms can rest gently
on the belly or the ribcage. Alright, if you’re observing, you can soften your gaze now
and start to breathe deeply. If you’re in the posture,
close your eyes, and return to your breath. Soften the skin or the face,
everyone relax your jaw. See if you can make
your inhalations longer. See if you can make your
exhalations longer. Smoother. When practicing
legs up the wall, if it begins to feel
like it’s a little too much, you’re losing a blood
flow or little tingly, can be a little
intense at first. Listen to your body
which I know you’re good at, but also respond. You might bring the
soles of the feet together down for a little
Cobbler’s variation here. And then, as you’re ready,
you can send the legs back up. So this is a good thing to do before bed when the body, you can already tell,
may be struggling to relax. This could be a good
thing to do after travel of any kind. Let’s take a couple
more breaths here to observe the breath. Slow everything down. Activating the
healing properties, the self-healing properties. That we possess. To come out of legs up the
wall, you’ll move nice and slow. First bending the knees. And then slowly
rocking to one side, any side. You cans stay in legs
up the wall if you like. If you’re ready to
come up to a nice seat, go ahead and do so. You can sit up on your blanket. If you’re on the chair,
smile, life is good. We’ll bring the palms
together at heart center. Take one more big breath in. Exhale to relax
the shoulders down. Close your eyes. Give thanks for this time that
you’ve carved out for yourself. I thank you for joining me, for trusting me,
for sharing your practice and your journey
with me and with Benji. Bookmark this video. See if you can maybe
put it on your calender to do regularly so
that you can really start to notice the difference. A regular daily practice
I think yields more results than just kind of a once
in a while kind of remedy. Alright, thanks again. As always,
continue to make it your own and find what feels good.
You’re doing great. Namaste. (upbeat music)

Joseph Wolf

100 Comments

  1. However this message finds you today, I hope you can take a loving inhale in…
    And follow your breath out,
    As you remember, It’s a process.
    Give thanks and praise for all that you are and all that you have.
    What are you thankful for today?

  2. this practice is a blessing.. I have been away from daily yoga for a while.. I'm going through some difficult time and everything is messy.. but this practice gave me a gentle chance to go back to yoga and hopefully go back to my better mental and body state.. thank you Adriene <3

  3. Perfect timing! My left knee injury suddenly flared up last week and is so painful that transitioning from sitting to standing etc is agonising so I thought I’d look for a knee injury video and this one had appeared yesterday so sitting on the edge of the settee was perfect. Loved Benji giving your leg loving licks!

  4. Love the split screen, I had forgotten about seated warrior I. I can bring that back for my students with limited mobility. Excellent!

  5. As always the perfect flow. Chronic pain is a biggie. Thank you so much for showing the modifications in the chair, so helpful for ALL ages. Peace and blessings to all beings!

  6. This was really helpful. I've backed off of doing the calendars because of just finding them too difficult with physical issues. I would come away feeling bad. So this is a good way back in for me. Thank you.

  7. I'm so glad I'm subscribed to you. You're practices always make me feel great. Thank You.

  8. Thanks so much for this video. I've had fibromyalgia for many years and have found your videos helpful in stretching out the muscles. It's so nice to have a video just for us chronic pain sufferers!

  9. @8:59 Legit thought you were floating like a ninja for a minute Adriene – then I realized it was camo chair pose

  10. I do not have chronic pain but a very sensitive back and today was a pain day. Thank you very much for helping healing my body and also my soul. A big hug for Benji

  11. Absolutely love the practice, you, and benji. Thank you for bring peace into my body. Thank you for bringing light into my life. I get so excited when I wake up to do yoga with you. You have really changed my life. Sending lots of love 🙂 <3

  12. Adrienne it's an effective morning practice particularly when the body is a bit more sore than usual. I would like to name the upside down posture as Spider Pose. It's an effective way to bring oxygen into the brain. 🌟

  13. Bless you Adriene I was just looking to start up yoga again after just dealing with cervical spine surgery earlier this year and having fibromyalgia for over 5 years now, I'm happy I can still ease my way back into it again thanks to you !!

  14. Benji was only waiting for you to get back to your mat instead of staying on his spot ! Ahaha
    Great practice as usual 🙏🏻 Really love the sensation in the legs after this ☺️

  15. Thank you so much for this lovely, supportive practice. It really helped with a fibromyalgia flare I am in right now. <3 . So lovingly made!

  16. Hi Adriene. I've been following your videos and following your steps and movement's. Your yoga videos has helped me with my anxiety and physical therapy.

  17. I'm doing the 30 days challenge and now looking at your newer videoes you seem so different. I did not think you were the same girl. Then I realised that it must be because the videoes I am used to is 4-5 years old, haha! You are still so amazing! So calm and centered. I love it.

  18. I've just started the 30 days yoga for general wellbeing anxiety and joint problems , but as a complete beginner I've found I'm constantly looking at the screen then getting lost in the poses, tangled and breathing is all over the place ! should I have started with different videos first? It feels good though!

  19. I am so very thankful and grateful to you and this video. This is my first yoga since May due to injury down my left side, it took me 3 days to get on my mat and do it..due to fear of more pain but I did and I feel so good. I will be doing this everyday until I get strong enough to do other flows. Thank you Adriene ✌️❤️

  20. I have been looking for something like this FOR AGES! I’m an ovarian cancer survivor, so I have chronic pelvic pain due to the scar tissue that lives in my belly. This was gentle enough where I didn’t feel pushed or uncomfortable, but I felt like I made progress. Thanks for thinking of us spoonies 🙂

  21. I´ve been waiting for this video for so long. i have fibromyalgia and there isn´t a day without pain. i want to thank Adriene for this practise, Thank you so so much!

  22. You could not have come at a better time with this video for chronic pain. I have MS and have shared your videos with my MS group here in my hometown and they all loved and learned how much it helps them to find what feels good. Thank you! I recently had some weakness that was followed with great pain that I have not felt in years. Yoga is a daily practice for me to help pain and just overall mind, body, and soul! I can’t thank you enough Adrienne ❤️

  23. Must be 5 or 6 months away but I'm back and very grateful for this video.
    Thank you & namaste 🙏🏻

  24. Can anyone offer any suggestions why I'm not receiving notifications? Bell clicked & "all" selected but haven't had a notification of a vid for ages… Love yoga with Adriene… She's the only teacher I practice with!

  25. Hi Adriene, love your approach, your good vibe and way of teaching. I always find a spot for myself. Thank you for make this accessible and for the new feature of the screen division, that's so kind. you rock!

  26. What does Namaste mean? It is used both for greeting and leave-taking. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest. This gesture is called Añjali Mudrā or Pranamasana. In Hinduism, it means "I bow to the divine in you".

  27. Adriene, will you do a "Yoga for an Election Year?" I'd love something to keep me grounded and compassionate while staying engaged and politically active.

  28. This felt so healing, quiet and restorative, loved it! I am grateful for the Winter light, this mellow time of year, moments of peace! I have an autistic daughter of 8 and we can live some really intense moments but then when there is peace it is truly savoured and through hardship we can be so grateful for the simple and beautiful moments life offers ! Thanks to you dear one for all you share so abundantly here! Xx

  29. Thank you Adriene! I had been travelling and forgoing for yoga for ten days. Boy, how I missed it! I am appreciative of the impact yoga has on my life. It felt so good to take stock and take deep breaths again.

  30. Another lovely relaxing practice. I love doing the legs up the wall thing. Usually completely calms my mind and relaxes me 😊 Namaste 🙏

  31. I love all the videos and have been practicing with only you and was wondering if you could do a video for college students? Im doing hours of homework a day and would love a video to help with it so im not slumped over all the time.

  32. I thankful for the time in the morning when we prepare for the day. We are ready and greatfull! Wonderful videos:)

  33. Hi, i was wondering if you could also do a practice for students (focus and stretching because we mostly study at a desk) 😊 sending love

  34. can you do 30 days of yoga core for handstand plz 🤗. i really want to learn it but it is not that easy 🙈
    u`re the best ♡♡

  35. Hi Adriene! I really love your videos, but I have kind of an odd request. I was wondering if maybe you could make a video for those of us who do enjoy doing yoga, but for whom using the breath the way you do normally in your videos isn't the best thing to do. I have been doing yoga with you for almost a year now. I know the breath is the beginning of every practice, but recently I have been diagnosed with chronic hyperventilation. In order to cure this hyperventilation, my physiotherapist advised me to avoid any type of breathing that's deeper than your 'normal' breath for a couple of months (unless I'm doing a heavy physical activity of course). As a result, I can't do your routines the way I used to and I'd really like to continue doing yoga. I don't know if I'm the only one with this problem?

  36. I was super low energy today & this was the best practice I didn’t know my body needed! A lil behind the playlist this November but this is exactly what I needed. ✌🏼💚

  37. This was and I quote "a yummy practice." Just what I needed after a long day at work. Thanks Ariene. I'll catch up to the calendar.

  38. hi i m indian i salute you a lot. where did you teach yoga and what did you gain from doing yoga

  39. I'm 18 and have HEDS. I'm also a freshman in college. The stress of everything has been making my pain worse and dislocations more frequent. I looked up yoga on a whim and this was the first video that came up. Thank You. Do you think someday you could make a video that would help with frequent dislocations and sublexes? I want to start doing yoga but I'm afraid of dislocating my knees.

  40. DEAREST ADRIENNE, you are the breathe of fresh air ❤️ In the space of 4 months I have gone from being a Personal Trainer with bodybuilding dreams to barely able to train myself with the most painful right Frozen Shoulder, and the early pains in the left going the same way. The frustration brings me to tears daily. This practice was very hard in places – even laying down on the mat causes pain in the shoulder, but totally appreciated your options. You are truly beautiful to listen to and to watch. Keep on doing what you are doing, I love it. 🙏

  41. I love your videos Adriene, and I was wondering if you could do a yoga session for people with asthma? I’ve had it since I was 7 months old, and it would be great to find something that would relax me when I’m having a tough time breathing ❤️ If you do, thank you so much! Namaste 🙏🏻

  42. I am literally bawling my eyes out !!! I have been waiting for this. Alas, hope!

  43. Hi adriene, your sessions are GREAT always. I was wondering if you could help us with information on vinyasa, ashtanga, Iyengar and hatha yoga??
    Thank you. Love you ❤️❤️

  44. When i was young i broke my back. I did a operation 2 years later when the pain was to muth for me.
    I never thougt i could move like before, but after your 30 Days of yoga i can now feel that im going forvard. And the pain is not so intens.
    Thank you from Sweden!!

  45. I'm so thankful you made this video, I suffered with chronic pain for a while and this is amazing. Unfortunately I am going through chemotherapy at the moment for breast cancer, I was wondering if you would consider making a video with a flow to use during treatments. I'm obviously in bed resting most of the time but I would love to have a little yoga when my body would let me. Anyway thank you so much as usual for your videos!!!! Namastè!!

  46. hello adriene and fellow yogis!
    first of all a huge thanks to this community! you/we are awesome <3
    i wanted to ask for advise: i find it difficult to keep my navel "up and in" and take full deep breaths at the same time. maybe im not even supposed to but i notice i always end up breathing into my chest rather than my stomach when i do that. any thoughts on this are welcome!
    Thanks a lot!

  47. Such a lovely practice. I'm a physio who works with a lot of people experiencing chronic pain and this is such an important part of coping, taking an active approach and moving with compassion. Thanks a million!

  48. Yoga can be pretty emotional and intense. Please do a yoga video without to force back the tears or your emotions.

  49. Today is the first day in two weeks that I've been able to do any yoga due to sciatica. This practice is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much Adriene, for seeming to always know what we need and for creating content that is inclusive of all of us despite limitations or ability. You are a blessing!

  50. What would help me be flexible? Stretching often or stretching for a long time? Both?

  51. I had a real emotional release doing this practice today. Chronic pain is emotionally exhausting and I needed to acknowledge that today. Cried for half of the practice but feeling relief right now. Thank you Adriene. Beautiful time with you as always. x

  52. Adriene you are an angel! Thank you so much for helping so many people all over the world everday with what you are doing. This was really helpful, I started criing the first time while doing yoga, because your words were really going inward. I am so thankful. Love you, always take care of your beautiful self (This goes to everyone reading this). Wish everyone the best deep from my heart. You are not alone. We will all go through this together. Big hug to you. Namaste.

  53. Thank you Adriene. You've become a big part of my practice and healing. This video is forever part of my routine now.
    I have MS and have been struggling with the relapse of it recently. Using your videos (now especially this one!) keeps me going on the days that i feel like "i just cant do it". I go through it even if i have to sit some things out or modify. Ive been practicing yoga for years and i struggle mentally when i cant do things that use to be easy for me. I wish i could explain better how reassuing your voice is. It keeps me in practice on my bad days.
    Also my dog Deliah gets in on it too!! I swear shes ready for it before i am!
    Sooo much love to you and Benji!!
    Namaste 💜

  54. I don’t have any chronic pain but I do get hip pain a lot and this video I think definitely helped to relax the pain some. Always such wonderful yoga videos. ❤️

  55. I just want to say thank you for this channel. I used to always suffer from sore hips and lower back as I race motorcycles and rock climb, so my body is used regularly. But a friend suggested this channel and going on about a solid 6 months of using it and it has really made a huge difference. I don't wake up barely able to move, and just feel better all around. I owe you a ton, so thank you!

  56. I used to be a regular yoga girl but have stepped away from the mat the last couple of years when my chronic pain got really bad. I can't put any weight on my wrists and knees which is a pretty critical element in many yoga poses. Your video got me to do yoga again after so long and I'm very grateful for this video and for you!

  57. Firstly, totally appreciate this and you Adrienne ☺️

    I'm wondering if you may be open to this, people with chronic illness (I know this is for pain, but that's a fine line) could really benefit from more videos with accessable alternatives, sometimes I simply do not have the ability to do say a one armed side plank. I don't think you'd need to do videos full of alternatives just some suggestions here and there for us to catch onto.

    Thanks for all you do!

  58. Thank you so much!❤ Sometimes i get frustrated because I can't keep the pace of other yoga videos because of my pain. This was good and relaxing! I love it! ❤

  59. This is a beautiful, calming, healing session. Please could you show some more chair-based yoga? Thank you for all that you do x

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