Wake Up Yoga  –  11 Minute Morning Yoga Practice –  Yoga With Adriene

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(upbeat music) – Hello and welcome
to Yoga with Adriene. I’m Adriene and this is Benji. And today we have an awesome
little yoga for when you wake up or when you need
a little wake up. So let’s begin right away. Starting in a
nice comfortable seat. As soon as you get there, start to lift the corners of
your mouth, just gently and we’re going to
reach the fingertips all the way up towards the sky as we invite a big
beautiful stretch and a big beautiful breath
in through the nose. And then as you exhale,
gentle twists to your left. Right hand comes
to the left knee, left fingertips can come behind
and you want to be careful not to push or force here but keep
it nice and easy as we begin to deepen the breath
and wake up the spine. And keep the shoulders relaxed
as you bring it back to center. Once again, big inhale
as you reach for the sky. Spread the fingertips. Find a nice big
stretch through the front body, the back body and the
sides of your body here. Reaching up to breathe in. And then exhale,
twisting as you breathe out. Nice and easy here. No pushing, no forcing. Great, take a deep breath in. Slowly unravel as
you breathe out and we’re going to come
forward onto all fours. Nice and easy,
spread the fingertips wide. Find a nice neutral spine here
to start, Tabletop Position. Then when you’re ready,
inhale, drop the belly, open your heart, your chest,
forward as you claw through the fingertips and press
into the tops of the feet. And then exhale, round
through the spine again. Continuing to wake up
the body, the spine. Then moving with your breath
inhale to drop the belly again. And exhale to round the spine,
navel draws up. One more time, inhale. Feel the skin of
the front body stretch. And then as you exhale, feel
the skin of back body stretch. Awesome, inhale back
to that nice, neutral spine. You’re gonna
curl the toes under. Inhale in with a
soft bend in your elbows, press away from your yoga mat and lift your
kneecaps up for three. Lift ’em up for two. And lift them up for one. And then release. Bring the big toes together,
knees as wide as the mat. Send your hips back, reach your
fingertips forward towards the front edge of your mat or
towards your dog’s paws and then melt your heart down,
Extended Child’s Pose. Try to keep nice
active arms here as you bring your forehand
down towards the mat. Gently opening up
through the shoulders, the chest,
the back body, the hips. Close your eyes. If you’re practicing
first thing in the morning, perhaps use this moment to
set an intention for your day. Then find soft, easy
movement as you sway the shoulders gently
back and forth. Maybe massaging the forehead as you tilt the
head left to right. And then bring
it back to center, press into the tops of the feet. Move from
your center, your core, as you come all the
way back up to all fours. Then when you’re
ready curl the toes under, nice, steady
placement of the hands. So strong connection
of the hand to earth and when you’re ready
lift the hips up high. Keep the knees bent
and melt your heart back into Downward Facing Dog. Take a second
here to really find, just reinforce that
connection in the hands, fingertips, knuckles. Biceps hug in towards your
ears as you begin to pedal out through the feet, the legs. Feeling that full bottle body,
not full bottle. (laughs) Hello, wake up!
Full body stretch. Then on your next inhale, ground
down through the left heel as you lift the right leg up high. And you can imagine sliding your
right leg up against a wall. So dial your right toes down,
keep the hips leveled. Then take one more
deep breath in here and as you exhale,
bend your right knee. Bring it all the way up and through towards
your chest or your heart. Squeeze and lift here just
creating a little heat. You’re here for three, two, try to touch your right
heel to your right glute. And then step it all the way up and lower the back
knee to the ground. Keep your front knee over your
front ankle here as you squeeze the inner thighs in towards the
midline and on your next begin inhale, sweep the fingertips
forward, up and back. You can keep the back toes
curled under or you can press into the tops of the,
top of your back foot, Yogi’s choice here. Find a connection as
you lift the heart up high. Inhale in, reach the fingertips,
wrists all the way up and back. And then exhale, paint a wall,
press your palms forward, paint an imaginary wall all the
way down and then continue to paint your mat as you
pull the right hip crease back, sending the hips back. Left hip point
over the left knee. Flex your right toes towards
your face or your third eye, inhale in. Exhale, draw your
chin to your chest. Great, dig into the right heel. Inhale, come all
the way forward. From here you’re gonna take your
left toes and gently swing them over towards the
right side of your mat. Then press into the
earth with your feet, your foundation as you
slowly reach the left fingertips forward, up and around and back
coming into a half Warrior here. Pull the pinkies back,
lift your chest. Right thigh bone’s pulling in
just like in regular Warrior II. We find this lift up the front,
this grounding through the back. Inhale in. Exhale, take the left
fingertips down to the ground. Right fingertips
reach up and over. We’re gonna turn the right toes
in towards the center of your mat as you reach back,
Gate variation. Inhale in here. Exhale, slowly bring the right
fingertips to the earth and you’re going to, nice and easy,
use your fingertips to walk it all the way back to
your nice low lunge. You’ll frame the
right foot with your hands. Inhale to look forward. And exhale to plant the palms and step it back
to Plank or Half Plank. So knees lowered or lifted. Take a deep breath in. Exhale, hips up high and back,
Downward Facing Dog. Waking the body up with love, with a mindfulness of breath and soft, easy movement. Alright, second side.
Anchor through the right heel. When you’re ready, slide the
left leg up your imaginary wall. Keep the hips leveled here. Stay rooted through the hands.
Take a deep breath in. And when you’re ready, exhale, bend the left knee,
shift it forward. Hug it all the way up
towards the heart, the chest. Try to touch your left heel
to your left glute for three, two. Press away
from your yoga mat. And step it all
the way up on the one. Lower the back knee. Squeeze the inner
thighs to the midline. Find your foundation, you’re
alignment and when you’re ready sweep the fingertips
forward, up and back. Breathing when you land here. Finding that stretch. Lifting out of the waist,
fully present with the breath. Inhale in. Exhale, paint your wall. Palms press forward
and then down to the ground as we pull it all the way back. Nice runner’s lunge. Keep the right hip
over the left knee. Excuse me, (chuckles) right
hip over the right knee and then keep pulling your
left hip crease back. Flex your left toes
actively towards your face. Inhale in here. And exhale, tuck the
chin into your chest. A little reverent bow. Woo! Awesome, rolling
through your left foot. Bring it back to your lunge. Front knee over front ankle. We’ll swing the right toes now over toward the
left side of your mat. Make sure you really press
firmly into your foundation here and connect to your core,
your center as you rise up. Right fingertips reach all the
way forward, up and back. Half Warrior. Pull the pinkies back,
lift your chest. Breathing deep here. Nice and then take the right
fingertips all the way down, left fingertips all the way up. When you reach the earth, you’re
gonna turn the left toes in and find an expression here
in your Gate Pose variation. So use your
breath here to explore. Should feel really, really good. And then when you’re ready,
bring the left fingertips to the ground, use your hands,
that hand-to-earth connection, that grounding to
come all the way back. You’ll frame the left foot. Take a deep breath in. And exhale to release,
palms come to the earth. We’re gonna come to
Half Plank or full Plank which is where we’re gonna end today. So find length in the spine. Breathe deep here.
Press away from your yoga mat. Send your shoulder
blades left to right. We’re here for three,
breathe deep. Two, soften the
skin of the face. And on the one, slowly
bring the knees to the earth. Come into a nice
comfortable seat of your choice. Lift the corners of
the mouth once again. Bring the palms together,
close your eyes and take a deep breath in. Exhale to relax the shoulders. And when you’re ready we’ll bow the head to
the heart and whisper, Namaste. (upbeat music)

74 thoughts on “Wake Up Yoga – 11 Minute Morning Yoga Practice – Yoga With Adriene

  1. Hello everyone! This lovely little gem is great first thing in the morning or helpful when you just need to move, but can’t commit to a lot. What is something else you do to start your day off on the right foot?

  2. Maybe my tenth morning (not consecutive) doing this video and it seems easier to reach some of these poses than it used to be. Thanks Adriene! 💜

  3. I do this video every morning. It makes me feel great. I always feel refreshed and wide awake! Thank you 🙏🧘🏼‍♀️

  4. Love love love Yoga with Adrian! Been doing yoga with her videos for over a year now and I don't know how she does it but all the videos are AWESOME!!!

  5. I am so glad i found your channel Adriene! Ive always wanted to get into Yoga and have tried so many different videos on youtube and yours is the first one that I actually really connect with and really enjoy. Thank you so much for providing everyone with your amazing guidance!!!

  6. Did the practice with my younger sister and cousin, and had a lot of fun following this short yet relaxing yoga video. Thanks, Adriene! 😀 So much happiness in the morning! Much love ~ Namaste.

  7. i am so grateful to be able to start my days with your classes Adriene, you share so much light and love. thank you so so much 🙏♥️

  8. Again, LOVE this video! Great for early in the morning or even a preworkout flow to get the blood pumping and to get me centered and ready for the day.

  9. My favorite quick yoga wake up! I have dozens of your videos bookmarked for whatever yoga feel I might be in. Also where can I get some of those red leggings??!?!

  10. Too much time on the knees. I use a Kinesis Yoga mat for my right leg, but it is still a uncomfortable. Did frequent Yoga classes until my injury. Do you have another Yoga video with more standing and less time on the knees?

  11. I'm on day 14 of your 30 days of yoga! What a difference my mind, body a soul feels. I was in a very bad car accident 4 years ago and have a herniated disc as a result and injured my ankle. I put on a lot of weight. Did PT and saw a chiropractor but nothing helped. I'm not very graceful or nimble but you have made such a huge difference in my life in the past 14 days. What I am unable to do now I alternate into another pose or take a break and try again. I'm comfortable and confident again. Thank you, Adriene. You are a God send.

  12. This was one of my favorite series of yours! Thank u! Also, my dog was right by my mat and I was already grabbing for her paw when u said that! Lol Bella and I love yoga with Adrienne and Bengi! 🐾 Subscribe to my channel too please!

  13. You need to teach some history lesson about yoga for the students or else it will be like giving speech in TED talks without knowing any kind of knowledge.

  14. You have been so helpful in many parts of my life. I always feel much better after hearing your word and doing your routines. Thank you Adriene.

  15. My knees, wrists and palms hurt really baldy, I'm not fully sure if that was from improper form or my lack of a yoga mat, but I'll feel fine in a few minutes lol.

  16. I've been struggling with getting to work on time, thinking that snoozing will give me my last bits of needed rest to get through the day. Once I started doing this for 10 min in the morning (rather than snoozing for 10 min), I've been going to work on time feeling energized, refreshed and confident for the ENTIRE DAY! It's incredible and I fall more and more in love with yoga every day.

  17. Just the right amount of strength and flexibility required for a stiff body to start moving in the morning. Thank you, as always xXx.

  18. I really love this – do it every morning 🙂 I'm really struggling with the position you get into from 06:12 onwards – does this pose have a name? do you have any tips on how I can improve my flexibility to do this? thanks so much 🙂

  19. I've so enjoyed doing this morning sequence, thank you! I'm a beginner however this sequence seems perfect for the time I have in the morning! I just had a question about going into the plank… Is there an alternative I could try as it's not recommended for me to do a plank? I have diastisis recti after recently having my children. (I have sought professional advice and know my abilities with exercise and yoga in general – hence my question about an alternative for plank)

  20. i’ve been using this video as well as your five minute morning yoga every morning for the past week and a half trying to make it a new habit of mine, and so far i love it!

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