I think many of us have grown to deepen an appreciation for what we call "home" over the past year. It is not always easy to be confined- especially when many of our responsibilities remain the same but our ways of escaping or relaxing seem to diminish. I have been a casual practitioner of yoga over the years, and it was after I had my first child and could no longer swing outings to do yoga in a more traditional class setting that I found Yoga with Adriene. It has been well over five years now, two more kids, crazy world happenings and I still practice yoga at home with Adriene. In fact, I have moved to a daily yoga practice this past year. Even if it is late at night and I am squeezing it in before bed, I find it such a positive way to show up for myself every day.
Yoga with Adriene is a You Tube yoga channel/website where, you guessed, Adriene guides you through a whole host of yoga practices. I believe she sticks with the Hatha yoga tradition, but she finds a way to meet the modern needs of her viewers with everything from yoga to loose weight and tone to yoga to find your best self. She is such a pleasure to practice yoga with- and she has maintained this channel for over seven years now. In addition to the You Tube videos, she offers monthly calendars for yoga practice, weekly newsletters and has also started a subscription service called Find What Feels Good (FWFG) with over 700+ guided meditations and yoga practices with her as well as guest instructors. With new content added frequently, you can choose practices you enjoy or keep it fresh with all new practices and probably never run out. While the You Tube content is always free, FWFG is $10 a month; but there is a free trial period so you can try it out before spending any money.
I have really learned the importance for showing up for myself, even in small ways, and being present in the moment. It not only helps my mental well-being, but it helps me show up for my family and those I care about (including you, thank you for reading my words and supporting me in this endeavor). I have to say, Yoga with Adriene has helped me do this and feel really successful in my efforts. I feel more rested, stronger, happier and calmer when I practice yoga. So, since many of us are still committed to safer at home, I thought you might like to check her out and find what feels good, too.