Yoga For Back Pain Yoga Basics
What's up everyone, welcome to Yoga with Adriene, I'm Adriene. Welcome to our new yoga room. This is our first tutorialback in the new yoga room, or our first yoga tutorial anyway back in the new yoga room. So I welcome you,
help me christen it with some yoga basics. This month we're kind ofgetting back to basics and today we're going to do back pain. Well, we're not gonna do back pain, but we're gonna kind of address back pain and really just spendsome time on the floor remembering that your yogapractice has your back. Welcome to the new room,
it's probably gonna change. We might paint it, we might even move toanother room, who knows. But I think that thispractice in particular, especially since it's for the back, and just our yoga practicein general is awesome for teaching us to findsupport from within and of course, to go with the flow.
So let's hop on the mat and get started. (steady guitar music) Alright my friends, so todaywe're gonna begin on our backs. Take your time getting there, maybe take a full bodystretch when you land. And begin to noticeyour breath as we begin. Take a second to notice, some of you have probablyheard me say this before,
that your yoga mat or your yoga practice, your yoga, has your back. Literally in this moment, righté Bring the hands to your ribs, bring your feet to theouter edges of your mat, and then allow the knees to fall in. Take your time getting here, no rush. Then lift your lowerback, lift your pelvis
and see if you can justtuck the tailbone in, maybe reaching it up towards the sky. So we're just lengthening out through the lower back, basically. Then we'll draw the shoulder blades in and together and down, so we're just crawling thoseshoulder blades underneath you so we can open up through the chest.
Gone Anger Depression Insomnia Muscle Spasms Back Pain and Anxiety is Gone and I Lost 20 Pounds
Ami: It's very interesting that everyone saysI have a natural ability to speak because I haven't built my life with this. My biggestphobia is to speak in public and I was shaking. I have been shaking the whole time. I wasn'tplanning on speaking at all. Let me paint a picture of who I was before.I think a lot of you met me for the first time this weekend and some other faces arefamiliar but I'm gonna paint a picture of who I was or who I have become. I have foundthe real me. I had massive anxiety attacks before for many, many years since I can remember;since I was a kid. My mum tells me that since I was a baby I've been nervous and I've talkedabout this before with Arnoux at different
seminars. Throughout college my insomnia wasgetting so bad I would go three days without sleep sometimes. So you get hallucinations,I was very depressed, suicidal. I had already tried twice. I've always looked relativelyhealthy, you know on the outside everyone thinks that you're healthy but it's not true. I had muscle spasms for many years and Miguelknows because we dated for four years so he knows. My hip would pop out and he would,I mean it sounds ridiculous now but I would be leaning on the couch or the floor and hewould have to pull my legs so my hip would pop back into place. So I had severe musclespasms. A lot of anger, a lot of it. When
I first came, it was in February and Migueland I had broken up November of the year before and we had a new contract at the place andit was really hard for me to pay the bills when he left. At first I was running shortevery month $800 then I was going down to $600 and really doing my budget over and overand over and when I came to the Total Health Mastery for the first time for The Solution,I was really mad at Miguel. Not for sharing but because I couldn't pay. When I was 24, I had a cancer scare. I hadthree lumps in my breast. One on this side the size 3 centimeters and two here and Idid monthly checks so it really freaked me
out that I had them. I had the worst diet.I was going to college; I was eating fast food three times a day, a lot of issues withmy family. So I would prepare meals and someone would eat my meals. I would come home andask my mum to leave food out and the food would be there for three days and I wouldhave no idea so I would eat it and I would get really sick because my mum couldn't leavefood for me in the fridge. One of the hardest things for me to hear this weekend was, receivingher. I was telling Marsha that my mum text me last night to see if I would be comingto see her today and I told her I was going to the seminar and then go somewhere afterwardsso I wouldn't be coming. She said, quot;I love
you. Take care I love you.quot;It's always been really hard for me as a child to tell my mum I love you, because when Iwas little I would get reprimanded for it. It's very hard to see your mother share thatlove with other people, your siblings, strangers and not with yourself. So it was extremelyhard for me to receive that on Friday. And you saw that. But I couldn't have done itwith a better group because all of you are so very open and loving and there is justsomething so genuine about every single one of you and about Arnoux too. I will give you the actual numbers. SinceI have been here in February, I have lost
20 pounds; I went from a size 12 to a size6. I'm off five medications, two for my back spasms and anxiety, three for severe allergies.I've mentioned to Arnoux before that my allergies were so severe before that if I started sneezingin the car I would have to pull over because I would sneeze like 20 times in a row. Ofcourse when you sneeze you can't open your eyes so I had to pull over if I felt thatcoming on. I couldn't use a lot of shampoos and fragrances because that would just startit up. Being in a large crowd has always been so difficult because I am so sensitive topeople's energy but also peoples sense so that would start another allergic reaction.