(upbeat gentle music) – Hello, everyone.
Welcome to Home, your 30-day yoga journey.
I'm Adriene, this is Benji.
And I am so excited because today is day zero.
Alright, so you can relax your shoulders now.
We're not doing any yoga today.
And this is really a 30-day yogajourney tradition that we just take a moment before we begin tomorrow to connect and collect ourselves.
And I just want to offer a few tips, things that might help youalong the ride then we'll take a couple deep breaths togetherand then meet tomorrow for yoga.
So first thing's first, this islike a little orientation video but this year, in light of our theme, it really is a heartfelt welcome from my home to yours but also, there is an invitation maybefor you to just kind of feel, you know, welcome yourself into this experience, feel that you've made this commitment.
Right, so it's not just the doing.
Sometimes it's like noticing how it makes you feel.
So maybe you're kind of scared for the next 30 days.
You don't know how you're going to fit it in.
Maybe you're excited, you've really needed this, you know, kind of accountabilityto show up for yourself.
So whatever's bringing you to the mat, we're gonna really kind ofuncover in the first couple of days of our practice.
But you can get ahead of thegame by just thinking about welcoming yourself back home.
You can imagine rolling out alittle welcome mat and placing your feet on it, feeling the texture, brushing it off.
I was an only child and I wasa theater kid so forgive me.
And you know, we're getting ready to step inside to see what that feels like.
So you can start to kind of just get, you know, get those feelings going, be open to noticing those feelings.
Like, why am I really doing this and what am I really doing this for? In addition, there are someother practical things that might be helpful as you set offon this journey home and that is that you might want to wear comfy clothes.
I encourage people, especiallywith at-home yoga practice, to wear clothes that you canmove in that you really feel kind of comfortable in, right? Not too constricted.
Something you feel good in.
So plan it out if you need to pull some old clothes.
You don't need any fancy clothes, just something comfy that you can move in.
In addition, if youhave a yoga mat, bring it.
We'll use it.
If you do not, you can practicethis program on a hard surface.
There will be some days where I invite you to bring a towel or a blanket, something that youcan sit up on or pad the knees.
Again, you don't need anything fancy.
A bath towel will do.
A beach towel is great.
If you have a yoga blanket, awesome but just something to sit up on or pad the knees.
Then there will be some days, not a lot so don't gettoo excited, just kidding, where I'll invite you to bring a pillow.
And same thing, just grab a pillow off the couch.
Grab a pillow off your bed.
If you don't have a pillow, youcan use that blanket or towel that will suffice just as well.
Alright? So just a little reminder, no experience necessary, no prerequisite.
This is designed for us, all of us, to come together as we areand uncover and see what we can discover about ourselvesthat's already there, right? So we may be coming to this program wanting to, you know, trim and tone the body, you will.
You're gonna get strong.
You may be coming to thisprogram because you want to heal something that's been aching you.
Maybe you will but there isalso this really beautiful opportunity that comes withthis amazing Yoga With Adriene community and that is to recognize that you are not alone.
That there is usually someoneout there experiencing something similar to you.
So keep that in mind as you goalong and let that inspire you to engage in the comments orthe conversation on whatever platform suits you best.
Alright, so wherever you are, if you're laying in bed with the laptop on your lap or if you'resitting on the couch or maybe you're on your mat, wherever you are, I'd like to invite you to just lengthen up through the spine so you can sit up tall.
If you're laying down, snuggle your shoulders down, away from your ears.
We're gonna take three deepbreaths and then that's it.
We'll close today's practice and I will see you tomorrow for our official first day.
So wherever you are, relax your shoulders, maybe sit up tall.
You can close your eyes if you're feeling brave.
Trust this process.
And we'll take a deep breath in together.
And exhale out through the nose or mouth.
Are you doing it with me?Come on.
Here we go.
Check it out, big exhale.
And whatever this means to you on this last one, just surprise yourself.
Here we go.
And big exhale.
Thank you so much for saying yes to this journey.
I can't wait to see what happens.
Myself, for me and for you and for us together.
I look forward toseeing you tomorrow, Day 1.
Take good care from my home to yours.
(upbeat relaxing music).