What’s up everyone? Welcome to Yoga With Adrian.
I am Adrian and today we are going to release unwanted toxic gas from our system, digestive
system that is, with wind-relieving pose. Not joking. That is what it’s called. Pavanamuktasana,
I think, in Sans Script. Still working on those. Wind-relieving pose, head to knee pose, such
a great post to massage the abdominal wall to relieve bloating. That’s
good. Also really great for the lower back, so this is our foundational pose
of the day. Hop on the mat and let’s let it all out. All right, so we’re going to begin lying flat
on the back today. Let’s take a second to tuck the chin into the chest,
find a little length in the back of the neck, so those are the [inaudible 00:01:03]
can come to the mat here at first, knees pointing up towards the sky.
Take your hands to your belly and we’re just going to sneak in a nice, deep,
yummy conscious breath here. Expanding through the rib cage as you breathe
in and letting the belly fall as you breathe out. Cool. Now we’re going to take the right leg, extend
it high up into the sky, so if the hami’s [SP] are tight which most of
our hami’s are. I’ve stretched out today. Don’t worry about straightening
that leg. Just send that foot up to the sky and we’re going to slowly reach
the fingertips up. Interlace the fingertips, bend the right knee as you catch
that chin or the top of the knee and squeeze the right knee up towards
the heart. Cool. Step one, relax the shoulders, keep the chest
open and the neck long. Cool. We’re going to take a deep breath in here
and slowly we’ll begin to extend through that left leg, so you can slide the
left heel on the ground, extending long through the left leg, and then
we find a little resistance. Our little opposition here as we squeeze the
right knee in and up towards the heart and find a little grounding down
through the left thigh. In fact, you can take your left palm to the
top of the left thigh, hold for a second here and just firm the top of that
left thigh bone down. Notice how I’m flexing through the left foot, left
toes pointing up towards the sky and we’ll squeeze in here and as always,
find a little bit of movement so you might rock that right knee from the
shoulder to the heart. You might rotate. You might get a little bang for your
buck here and rotate the right ankle one way and then the other. Then we started learning this foundational
pose with a nice deep breath in, so breathe in. Fill the belly. Massaging the
internal organs. Now, you can stay here and if the belly is a little bit
large or the chest is nice and big then no toxic thoughts. Guys just be here
now, okay? It’s so important to just be in your body and do your version
of the pose, so you might be here. You might be here or anywhere in between
and might just stay here breathing deep, checking it out, finding that
opposition or you might take it one step further. Inhale in and on an exhale keep extension
through the crown of the head as you slowly lift the nose up towards the knee.
The nose can touch the knee, but really it’s not about that. That’s the
intention. Again, if you have a larger chest, rock on. Just embrace that.
Let the intention be nose to knee not actually literal nose to knee. Most of us naturally are here in the shoulders.
Spread a little awareness out through the whole body as we breathe in
here, no tension in the neck. I’m keeping extension through the crown. Again,
relaxing the shoulders down. Take one more breath in here. Find a
little movement if that feels good and then on an exhale with control, with
grace, slowly release back down and then we’re going to hug both knees
into the chest. Wind-relieving pose. The joys of doing at-home practice. You can
fart all day long. Yeah, so rock a little side to side. Squeeze both knees
into the chest. If you feel any pinch or tightness, a little cramp in
the sides, or the fronts of the hip creases, take your thumb in there and
dig it out. You can already tell this episode’s going to have butt jokes written
all over it. Okay, point and flex the feet here then find a little
stillness when you’re satisfied. Squeeze the knees into the chest. Relax the
shoulders down and away from the ears. Again, we could be here, we could be here
and we might just stay here breathing into the belly, squeezing the tops
of the thighs into the lower belly or on an inhale we’ll extend through
the crown energetically and on exhale, slowly again begin to peel it up.
Nose to the center of the knees. Again, that’s just an intention, so if you
can get here, awesome. Good for you or maybe you were here or here or here
breathing. Relaxing shoulders down and away. You can point the toes here,
or flex the feet, or keep them soft, but just I think the point is to just
have a little awareness. One more breath as we breathe into the lower belly.
Breathe into your butt hole and then on an exhale slowly release. I have been known to say that in class. I’ve
also heard that in class. Just do it. Just try it. Okay, here we go. Taking
it to the other side we hug now, left knee into the chest. Extend the
right leg out long. Check it out on the other side; again, finding a little
opposition. You might take your right palm to the top of that right thigh
bone. Firm it down, smooth it out, consciousness in the right foot there,
relaxing the shoulders down, neck nice and long. Breathe. I can hear the wind chimes outside
my house. Today it’s beautiful. Rock a little side to side if that feels good.
Nice, long, smooth, deep breaths. See if you can elongate the inhale
and extend that exhale. Cool. We might just stay here breathing or we might
take it a step further as you inhale. Extend energetically through the crown,
through the sole of the foot. Nice long extension and on an exhale
peel it up, draw the navel down finding the gentle compression in the lower
belly as we squeeze and intend nose to knee. Just the intention, could be
here, could be here. No tension in the neck, soft face, breathe
deep, cool. Let’s take one more breath and on an exhale with control, with
grace, we release back down. Cool. Send the left foot out long and we’ll
just take a full body stretch here to counteract everything. Inhale. Lower
back might come up off the ground here. You might find a little wiggle
waggle in the hip points. This is about letting it go, so just let it go
here for a couple breaths
and we’re done. All righty, so that was wind-relieving pose.
This pose is funny and kind of ridiculous, but really good when you think
about it. Just kind of letting out that which no longer serves you whether
that’s gas in your belly or just energy or emotions that you’re carrying
that, yeah, are no longer serving you. Let it go. I’m going to talk a little bit more about
how yoga can help release these sort of things. Don’t you want my fart jokes,
like, that’s all I want to do right now, but I’m not going. I’m going to
do that on the blog with pictures and sounds. Maybe, I don’t know.
Hop on over to the blog, YogaWithAdriene.com. Leave questions or comments
below. As always, tend to your body, work from the inside out, listen
to your guts and take good care of them. I love you guys. We’ll see you next
time.

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