Yoga For Runners – Physical & Mental Stamina | Yoga With Adriene


A thorough, 20-minute yoga for runners practice to support you in both MIND and BODY for a healthy & sustainable running or jogging routine.

Not a runner? No worries! This is also the perfect practice to keep the lower body strong and flexible. Keep your muscles and joints happy and healthy for long term strength building and balance.

This sequence incorporates full body awareness while focusing on areas including the hip flexors, quads, glutes, hamstrings, psoas, IT band, and low back, and is suitable for all levels.

Breathe deep and enjoy!

Key Poses:
Horse variation
Standing wide-legged forward fold
Pyramid
Volcano
Yogi squat
Cat/cow
Forearm plank
Sphinx
Figure 4
Reclined twist

For more videos like this try the following YWA practices:

Runners Yoga: https://youtu.be/0hTllAb4XGg

Yoga for Runners – 7 Min Pre-Run: https://youtu.be/MKuZOwYukho

Yoga for Runners – 7 Min Post-Run: https://youtu.be/vhLbp8ibmEE

Yoga for Tired Legs: https://youtu.be/2137wAXvufE

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Yoga For Risk Takers | Yoga With Adriene


Yoga for Risk Takers | Yoga With Adriene

Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of promoting courage and balance so that we are better prepared to take risks and “go for the gold.”

Move some energy and step out of your own way to reset and focus on what matters most. This session invites you to work from an honest foundation, physically and mentally, for everything we are building up to, both in our yoga practice and in life.

It takes bravery to expand and take risks, your yoga mat has your back. And I do too!

Let me know how it goes for you in the comment section down below!

Namaste.

For more videos like this try the following YWA playlist:

Yoga For Grounding
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Moon Practice | Yoga With Adriene


Join me for this sweet, 15 minute Moon Practice, perfect for anyone under any stress. This practice invites you to get quiet, decompress, and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.

While many practices trigger a process that heats the body, it is important to remember to take time to also cultivate practices that cool and replenish the body. This will have an effect on your energy and on the mind – to help guide you back to a healthy present state of being.

This gentle flow is a beautiful balance of strength and softness, perfect for an evening practice, in honor of a full moon, or just to bring a balance of yin into your day. Also ideal for anyone who is feeling overstimulated, overheated, or straight up exhausted.

Enjoy a different pace and, as always, pay attention to your quality of movement.

Let me know how it goes for you in the comment section down below!

Namaste.

For more videos like this, try the Yoga for Bedtime, Winding Down, Restful Sleep playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzxlcWgUFYAcnNInS3SNe6Fs

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Once-Ripped Demi Moore Reveals She Hasn’t Worked Out In FOUR YEARS!

Demi Moore is getting back in the game.

The Ghost star joined Instagram in October, and she’s already mastered the celebrity selfie…

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My table mate. Love this kid, such an artist and a sweet soul! @shawnmendes @anthonyvaccarello #SaintLaurent #MetGala

A post shared by Demi Moore (@moore2d) on May 7, 2019 at 9:19pm PDT

The plug…

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Here it is : Inside Out To reserve a copy go to link in my bio! @harpercollinsus @janklownesbit @matthewrolstonstudio #insideout #insideoutbook #moorememoir

A post shared by Demi Moore (@moore2d) on May 22, 2019 at 9:18am PDT

And the throwback photo…

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Baby ‘mi #tbt circa 1975 or 76 #insideout #insideoutbook #insideoutmemoir #demimoore #demi #moore #theonlywayoutisin

A post shared by Demi Moore (@moore2d) on May 23, 2019 at 11:17am PDT

Now she’s dipping into one more of the social media app’s staples: the workout video.

For Demi, this is a really big deal. It’s her first time working out in over FOUR YEARS!

Related: Ashton Kutcher Literally Did A 1-Week Detox After Demi Divorce

She reveals in the video:

“I haven’t exercised in over four years. So this is going to be my next jam. Yep. Do do do. Here I go. Wish me luck. Happy Monday.”

Then she corrects herself in the caption:

“Ahhh I meant Tue😳🤦🏻‍♀️ My maiden voyage with @getthemirror
15 min at level 1 that’s doable after not working out for over 4 years right? I am stalling!

Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday😘

Watch as she psychs herself up to get back on the horse:

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Ahhh I meant Tue😳🤦🏻‍♀️ My maiden voyage with @getthemirror 15 min at level 1 that’s doable after not working out for over 4 years right? I am stalling! Happy Tuesday that feels like Monday😘

A post shared by Demi Moore (@moore2d) on May 28, 2019 at 10:34am PDT

For those wondering what that hologram tech is all about, that’s The Mirror, a gadget which shows a translucent video image of a trainer, so you can watch them AND yourself at the same time to mak sure you’re doing everything just right.

The $1500 system offers sessions of yoga, pilates, barre, boxing, stretching, and more.

Looks like Demi is doing some kind of mix of stretching and dance? Whatever it is, her chief fitness goal is a tight butt.

As Demi captions the video of the ENTIRE quarter hour workout, sped up (below):

“15 min flew by! 😜
Mirror mirror on the wall….
a tight🍑please!

@getthemirror @juliesan21 @lennz13
#lovinglife #backinaction #tightenup #gijane
#demimoore #insideout #insideoutmemoir”

 

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15 min flew by! 😜 Mirror mirror on the wall…. a tight🍑please! @getthemirror @juliesan21 @lennz13 #lovinglife #backinaction #tightenup #gijane #demimoore #insideout #insideoutmemoir

A post shared by Demi Moore (@moore2d) on May 28, 2019 at 11:21am PDT

So strange to watch Demi just getting started.

At one time the mother of three was once known for her ripped bod, having gotten incredibly buff for the 1997 film G.I. Jane in which she played a glass ceiling-breaking female Navy SEAL recruit.

Demi Moore GI JaneOMG our biceps hurt just watching this again! / (c) Disney/YouTube

It was a look she kept for several years, as she showed off in multiple bikini scenes in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.

Talk about fitness goals! Damn!

Butt hey, it’s never too late to go back, right!

Speaking of going back, Demi is set to release her memoir, Inside Out, this September.

Getting her side of the Bruce Willis marriage, the Ashton Kutcher drama, what it’s like becoming the highest paid actress in the world… Sounds like a page turner!

Maybe she’s just getting her cardio in for that inevitable book tour?

[Image via FayesVision/WENN/YouTube.]

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Abs Arms and Attitude | Yoga For Weight Loss | Yoga With Adriene


Abs Arms and Attitude | Yoga For Weight Loss

Hop on the mat for this 31 minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.
In this practice, I invite you to work with the body rather than on the body.

With a focus on upper body strength, waking up the abdominal wall, and bringing some energy to the third chakra – the power center, we’ll also check in with the attitude that surrounds how we feel about our bodies. This sequence will have you stepping off your mat feeling your best, physically AND mentally.

Return to this video to build muscle tone.
Return to this video anytime you need a reset.
I got your back.

Let me know how it goes for you in the comment section down below!

Namaste.

If you like this practice, you might also like to visit these links:

Healthy Energy Flow | Yoga For Weight Loss: https://youtu.be/lMWOrDH694c
Abs & Arms: https://youtu.be/HEHdQxdQT5c
Yoga for Abdominal Wall: https://youtu.be/RiDhzDhsQU8
Yoga Tone | Yoga For Weight Loss: https://youtu.be/4O-b24WKdYA

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Upper Back Love | Yoga For Back Pain | Yoga With Adriene


Upper Back Love | Yoga With Adriene

Activate, stretch, and relieve any tension in this 23 minute yoga session specifically designed for the upper back. Take time for yourself to breathe deep and bring balance back to your mind and body. In this video we use yoga asana to counteract the effects of daily life (like hunching over your computer) that contribute to upper back aches, pain, and tightness. Practice this session regularly for the ultimate preventative care in the upper back, welcoming healthy posture and an open heart.

For more yoga sessions for Upper Back, Neck & Shoulders try these free videos:

Yoga For Upper Back Pain (Vintage YWA!):
https://youtu.be/d6zJkHcjbWc

Yoga For Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back (10 Minute Quickie!):
https://youtu.be/X3-gKPNyrTA

Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Relief (With Benji!):
https://youtu.be/SedzswEwpPw

Let me know how your practice went in the comment section below!

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Lower Back Love | Yoga For Back Pain | Yoga With Adriene


Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care, culminating in the ultimate low back love practice!

Flexibility, core stability, healthy alignment, and conscious breathing are all necessary for a healthy back. Practice actively engaging the core for support and then give some love to that lower back with the use of gentle spinal flexions, extensions and twists.

Take some time to tend to your body with care, awareness and mindfulness.

Let me know how it goes for you in the comment section down below!

Namaste.

For more videos on low back care and sweet hip relief, visit these links:

Yoga for Back Pain: https://youtu.be/phuS5VLQy8c

Yoga for Lower Back Pain: https://youtu.be/XeXz8fIZDCE

Yoga for Hips and Lower Back Release: https://youtu.be/Ho9em79_0qg

Yoga for Sciatica: https://youtu.be/G5h0jkoBFbI

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Britney Spears Channels Her Inner Yogi, Appears In High Spirits — As Miley Cyrus Shows Support

Don’t call it a comeback!

Britney Spears appears to be in particularly high spirits this weekend, now that she’s back home after her stay in a mental health facility ended late last month. In fact, she’s doing plenty of yoga and seems to be having a ball, at least on social media, which is great to see!!

Related: What Britney Spears Really Needs…

The Baby One More Time singer showed off some advanced yoga poses on her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, clearing enjoying her weekend under a cloud-less sky with sunshine and all the amazing weather that so often comes with late spring — and she’s clearly getting very strong, athletic, and well-balanced from practicing quite a bit of yoga recently!

Ch-ch-check out Brit’s amazing yoga moves on the mat in her video (below)!!!

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Yoga on the green 😜😌I really like it LIKE THAT !!

A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on May 4, 2019 at 10:09am PDT

Wow! Impressive! Gotta be strong and athletic to do that… kudos, Brit!!!

And with a Cardi B soundtrack to boot! Now that’s how you do yoga — and have yourself a nice, fun little Saturday! We really like it like that, too! Ha!!!

Meanwhile, In Memphis…

Miley Cyrus was clearly feeling it on Saturday, when — at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee — she shouted out the #FreeBritney movement in the middle of her crowd-pleasing performance of Party In The U.S.A.!!!

According to reports from people who were on the scene in Memphis for the show, Cyrus shouted out ‘Free Britney’ during the chorus of the song, as her fans sang the normal lyrics from out in the crowd… giving a little more life to the ongoing conspiracy theory that Spears was somehow held against her will in that mental health facility!

And, of course, showing off another moment here where Cyrus clearly lands on the side hoping for good health and no drama in Spears’ conservatorship — especially during and immediately after her month-long mental health hold.

Related: Brit Is Moving Forward, Has No Fear Of Repeating What Happened A Decade Ago

Dramatic! Not a huge crowd reaction to it at the time, but you can watch video of the moment HERE!

Well, there you have it, Perezcious readers! What do U think of Brit’s impressive yoga capabilities?? And what about Miley (and other celebs) who have now shown considerable public support for Britney in various venues and at various times???

Sound OFF on everything Spears-related and then some by sharing your opinions with us in the comment section (below)!!!  Can’t wait to hear from you!!

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Rose Yoga 🌹 Heart Opening Flow 🌹 Yoga With Adriene


Join me for Rose Yoga, a loving full length heart opening vinyasa flow! Allow your breath to blossom with each gesture. Open your mind as you open your hips and your heart.
Build strength. Breathe deep. Work with intention. Allow the beauty of your heart to unfold and guide the way!

This strong integrative yoga practice invites you to ride the wave of the breath and create heat in the body.

Go all in for love. Start with yourself.

Let me know how this practice goes for you in the comment section down below! Who did you dedicate your practice to? I dedicate this one to my Mom and to mama Earth.

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Namaste!

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The Royal Baby Has Arrived — Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Are Proud New Parents!

The royal baby has arrived!

After more than enough anticipation to last a lifetime, Meghan Markle has given birth, and the Duchess of Sussex and her love Prince Harry are officially proud new parents! Yay!!!

Related: So What’s Next For Meghan & Prince Harry?!

The official statement read:

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news. The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well.

So happy for this lovely couple — and the entire royal family! As you know, this joyous moment comes following the heels of maybe the BUMPiest road to birth we’ve ever heard of here in La La Land!

Get the whole story broken down into kid-sized tidbits (below)!

Before

Prince Harry caused quite a stir when he began dating an American TV actress.

Meghan and Harry datingThis was about two months before they got engaged. So in love, right? / (c) WENN

But the graceful Suits star quickly won over the world, so when the couple announced their engagement, the news was greeted mostly with love from all over.

The two had an absolutely stunning, star-studded Royal Wedding in May of 2018, and it was just perfect.

Or was it? Put a pin in that… a hairpin, right by the tiara in fact…

Meghan Markle Prince Harry weddingWhat a beaming bride!!! / (c) ITV1/WENN

Like most young newlyweds, they only got to celebrate for five minutes total after their nuptials…

No Pressure

Right away Meghan and Harry got hit with questions about when they would have kids. And their potential Royal baby wouldn’t even be an heir to the throne! (Not with a realistic expectation of ascending in any case.)

Everyone went wild with speculation anyway. When would it happen? How many? What sex?

(That last question is a doozy; innerestingly, if the Duke and Duchess happen to only have daughters, those girls will not inherit their title — and some other far-off male relative will become the new Duke of Sussex. That is some Sussexism right there.)

The public even began bugging them to their faces about when they were going to be starting their family.

Meghan Markle Meeting fans after wedding“For real, when you poppin’ out some babies tho?” – Nobody in this photograph. / (c) WENN

So to say there was pressure would be a bit of an understatement.

But it didn’t take long for them to answer everyone’s big questions…

A Royal Announcement

In October 2018, the pregnancy speculation hit a fever pitch as the Royal couple made a brief public appearance in Australia, and Meghan covered her tummy with a purple binder.

Flimsy evidence of a baby bump cover up, right? We mean, surely the Duchess of Sussex didn’t use the same strategy to cover her pregnancy news that a student does to hide a boner, right?

Actually, yes. This time the conspiracy theories were right!!!

The next day Kensington Palace made the announcement on Twitter:

Meghan Markle pregnancy announcementDidn’t they used to post these on a gate? / (c) Twitter

Amazing news, right?

“Spring of 2019” means that kid was conceived around July — considering they wed in May, one would hope that would be fast enough to sate the British public’s appetite for news of another Royal baby.

All good, no drama whatsoever.

But the public announcement was the second one. The first announcement was more intimate — and more ill-mannered.

Let’s rewind three days…

Toast & Tea

On October 12, Princess Eugenie of York got married to Jack Brooksbank.

Naturally, the entire Royal fam was in attendance, including newest addition Meghan Markle.

Meghan Markle at Princess Eugenie Wedding“What a perfect day for big news…” / (c) John Rainford/WENN

According to multiple sources, it was during the wedding party Meghan chose to make her big announcement to family.

If you’re thinking that’s kind of a rude move, considering it’s supposed to be the bride’s big day, you’re not alone; a poll found the majority of Perezcious readers agree with you!

Meghan Markle pregnancy announcement pollTwo to one. Total landslide.

So how is it Meghan wouldn’t know this?

It’s not like that salad fork thing, this is basic etiquette here.

Well, she probably did. It may have been on purpose as a sort of Royal revenge.

See the beautiful tiara Eugenie is wearing at her ceremony?

Princess Eugenie Meghan Markle TiaraAh, emeralds. Green like the color of envy… / (c) Dutch Press Photo/WENN

Rumor has it Meghan wanted to wear that one for her wedding — and the Queen said NO! And when she found out Eugenie got to wear her coveted crown, the grapevine went wild with speculation that the Duchess of Sussex decided to steal her new cousin’s spotlight with a baby announcement.

Of course, if it really was that premeditated she would have had to purposely gotten pregnant at the exact right time, with a window of only a few weeks.

If she really did all that… that is some downright sociopathic scheming. Could she really be capable of that? Or did she just seize the moment?

Either way, yet another occasion which should be pure joy, instead marred by NONSTOP DRAMA!

Family Matters

Of course, not all the drama is Meghan’s doing.

Her estranged family back home in the States seems to have made it their jobs to make all us Yankee commoners look bad.

Her half-sister Samantha Grant changed her name to Samantha Markle when sis got famous and has not been out of the spotlight since, constantly criticizing how the new Duchess treats her family.

Samantha Markle on TV trash talking MeghanSamantha trash talking Meghan on national TV for not being a good sister. Also something about a kettle? / (c) ITV/WENN

Huh. So hard to see why she’d want to get away from such warm folks…

If you thought that would stop once Meghan was preggers, you don’t know this family.

Meg’s father, Thomas Markle, immediately began making demands to see his grandchild, saying he had as much right to be in the baby’s life as Prince Charles.

When Meghan wrote a letter to her poppa begging him to stop speaking to the press, he responded… by giving that letter to a news outlet.

He even reportedly sought legal help in forcing his daughter’s hand.

Man, if she doesn’t want to see you, suing her isn’t going to help matters.

[Note: This wisdom applies to all aspects of life.]

The Kate Feud

Meghan is a commoner recently married to a Prince of England and now pregnant with a Royal baby.

One person really stands out as an obvious ally for her, one of the only people alive who’s been in the same position — who also happens to be a brand new in-law.

Yep, she should totally be getting all the help she can from Kate Middleton.

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After all, Kate makes the “Duchess of Cambridge” and future queen consort gig look easy now, but before she happened to fall in love with Prince William she was just another commoner like Meghan. The two should be peas in a pod.

Unfortunately, that’s not what we’ve been hearing.

According to the scuttlebutt out of Royal sewing circles, Meghan and Kate have had something of a relationship we’d call contentious at best.

Or as one source politely put it, they “are definitely not best friends.” (So stealing that one.)

The two have very publicly tried to put on a face of reconciliation, though we’re not sure how much is sincere.

One thing we know for sure: what should be a source of help and understanding is yet another stress point for Meghan.

Queen of Thorns

Obviously all this would be easier if Meghan had a strong ally in the house.

Like, say, the Queen of England.

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But from what we’ve heard the Duchess and her new g-maw-in-law have done nothing but butt crowns.

Obviously there’s the situation with the tiara but there have also reportedly been clashes over other rules Meghan has had trouble with, such as choice of pants and voice of political opinions.

Since the pregnancy news, the rough edges seem to have smoothed somewhat, at least. The Queen even gave the expectant parents the gift of a new home.

Though that is a gift horse you may want to look in the mouth first…

A Royal Haunting

One more addition to the stress? Meghan and Harry may be days away from starring in a horror movie!

Yes, the home Queen Elizabeth II gifted to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is Frogmore Cottage, an enormous estate which happens to share grounds with the Royal Cemetery and the Royal Mausoleum.

Frogmore Cottage by the Royal CemeteryA big beautiful mansion… surrounded by the dead. / (c) Instagram

Reports said the couple were moving in as soon as the renovations got done, which includes a gender neutral nursery, are complete.

We obviously don’t know for sure it’s haunted by deceased kings and baronesses and such, but if Meghan hears a voice that says “Would you be so kind as to GET OUT” we think she should heed the warning.

(Also, OMG, the Hallmark Channel should DEF make this movie!)

Only Natural

So what had Meghan been doing to deal with her stress?

Well, it hasn’t helped that she’s been dead set on a natural birth. We know that would stress us out! LOLz!

But she had some techniques planned.

One thing we’ve heard is acupuncture, which a source says had been helping throughout the pregnancy:

“Meghan has been having regular acupuncture sessions to help her unwind and relax. It’s brilliant for the blood circulation and boosting blood flow to the uterus. She plans to use acupuncture right up to her due date.”

Would those needles calm you down? Or make you even more stressed??

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The other method she’d been trying is hypnobirthing, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.

The yoga-loving actress is using a technique to visualize her relaxation despite all the pain of childbirth.

And hey, if it’s worked on everything else leading up the birth…

Papa Prince

And of course, she still has one of the greatest guys in the world in her corner.

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From everything we’ve heard, Prince Harry has perpetually been supportive for Meghan. Mostly he’s made sure she hasn’t been working too hard, which is apparently her biggest bad habit.

So no matter the drama, it’s clear as day these two are strong enough to forge onward with their beautiful lil’ cherub. What a beautiful family!!!

Congratulations!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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