Hello, and welcome to Yoga with Adriene. Iam Adriene. Today we’re going to learn a quicksequence for weight loss, so we’re going touse the entire body, stimulate the belly,get that digestive tract happy and healthyfor the new year, and we’re going to begintoday on our mats, duh, on our backs. So let’scome to flat back position, hmmmm, and thispony tail is not working out for me. Therewe go. All right. I am going to tuck my chininto my chest, lengthen through the back ofthe neck. I am going to press into my headlike I did in Chavasan video. I am going topress into my elbows. I am going to draw myshoulder blades in together and down, justcreating a little space, broad collar bonehere, open chest, mmmmmmmm, and I relax backdown, and I am going to extend my legs outlong and inhale, reach my fingertips up andover my head, full body stretch here fromfingertips to toes I can point and flex thefeet, and this is organic here. This is easy-breezybeautiful cover girl, and I really just wantto take a moment right now to say that themore organic movement we can find and create,the more correct we’re doing our yoga. Soalthough I am here to guide you, feel freeto move within the sequences, especially aswe continue on through the year. Find thatorganic movement in your body. Okay, so I am going to inhale in, stretchone last time. Just full body stretch justwaking up from fingertips to toes, and thenon exhale, I am going to flex my feet, toesup towards the sky, and slowly psheeeeeewwwww,float my fingertips down by my side. I willplant my palms here, and then just checkingin with this core, this belly which we’regoing to bring a lot of attention to here,at the top of the year, just kind of stimulating,massaging those internal organs. Again, gettingthat digestive tract happy and healthy. Pressinginto the palms. Instead of going right leg,left leg, or one leg than the other, I amgoing to bring my awareness to my navel. Udiand abunda, we draw the navel towards thespine, tuck the pelvis, and then just checkin, even if it’s not possible in this moment,I am going to slowly try to lift both kneesup at the same time. So you might be likehaha! No way. And that’s fine, and then ifit didn’t happen on the first time and youwant to try it again sometimes I’d like todo it a couple of times just to, “Oh, yeah,”check in with my center. From here I’ll scoop the tail bone up, lettingmy lower back become flush with the mat. Feelfree to rock a little side to side, hug yourknees into your chest if you need a momenthere, pheewww. And then from here I am goingto inhale. Slowly lift my knees so that theyare above my hip points. Now my lower backis going to want to come up from the mat,mmmm, mmm, I am going to scoot my tailboneup and support my back by drawing my navelin, also checking in with that center again,connecting to the abdominal wall. Right awayhere I am already feeling this fire in mybelly. So if I am feeling like it’s difficultto keep the lower back flush with the mat,bring your knees a little bit in front ofthe hip point. So rather than stacking themevenly, especially for beginner it’s niceto get that lower back down to the ground. I can point my feet here. I can flex my teat,feet, my teat , I can flex my feet. I can spread my toes, yogi toes, it doesn’tmatter. I just want a little bit of brightness,a little bit of awareness to the feet so Iam not just hanging into my bones, but I amnice an stacked; bright in the feet. Inhale, reach the fingertips up towards thesky and behind again, pheeewww, on an exhaleI settle in, opening the shoulders. Then Iam going to interlace here, bring them behindmy head, keeping my thumbs extended here,maybe giving my neck a little massage, andthen opening the shoulders. Now this wholetime I am not just hanging out. I am drawingmy navel down. I am scooping my tailbone up. So the opposite of that would look like this,but I am scooping my tailbone up, drawingmy navel towards my spine. Shins parallelwith the ceiling, knees in front of the hippoints if you need a little more lower backsupport. Press your elbows into the mat. Tuckyour chin into your chest. Inhale in. As youexhale, scoop your tail bone up, draw younavel down, and slowly begin to lift the head,the neck the shoulders, the elbows. It doesn’thave to be a Cirque du Soleil move. It canjust be a nice, little hover here. In fact,imagine you’re holding a big piece of fruit,maybe a big, juicy mango or cantaloupe, orwhatever the heck you want in between yourchin and chest. So rather than coming intoa crunch as we’re used to, I am creating space. I am really drawing my navel down as I keepmy elbows nice and wide. The tendency hereis to crunch. I am going to keep it nice andlong imagining my big piece of fruit here. My belly is working out right now, and thentendency number two is that the elbows kindof want to come in to shield yourself fromthe hell, and instead we want to open ourselvesup to the light. That was cheesy, sorry, butit’s true. So, keeping it nice and open and soft in theface on that same grace note. It’s like insteadof clinching here I am letting my belly dothe work. I am creating that inner fire. Iam breathing nice, long, smooth deep breaths,keeping those elbows wide. Psheeeeeeeew. Pfeeeeeeeeew. Using my thumbs to pull the back of the neck,nice and long. After a couple ofnice, long deep breaths here. I will inhalein and exhale slowly lower down, taking arest here, bringing the soles of the feetto the outer edges of the mat, and then lettingthe two knees fall into center. I take a coupleof breaths here, just relaxing, and breathinginto the belly. Again, remember when you inhale,we fill the body with air, so that breathtravels down. When you exhale it comes backup and out through the nose or mouth. So Iam taking my arms here to cactus arms, justopening taking a breather, and then I willcome back. Inhale, bringing the knees abovethe hip points or slightly in front. Shinsparallel, right away, scooping my tailboneup, drawing my navel down. Interlacing thefingertips, bringing them behind the head,thumbs extended as once again I find thatnice, big open space between my chin and mychest, my chin and my heart. Elbows are goingto want come in here, but instead I am goingto open the mouth wide. Pffeeeew. Now you can see me point and flexing and movingmy feet. That’s because rather than cominginto our perfect, asana shape which I am notinspiring us to do, I want us to. I do wantus to be in correct alignment, but I wantus to empower each other, especially in yoga,but in life, to find what feels good and towork organically into the posture. Then wecome into whatever that perfect pose is. Sokeeping it alive. Pfeewww. Listening to mybody. My belly is working really hard here. Again, I am going to take a couple of nice,long deep breaths. Let’s take five here asI extend through the crown of the head andexhale scooping the tail bone up. Pshhheeeeew. Elbows nice and wide. Skin in the face soft. So even though I am working reallyhard in the belly here. Keep breathing. Iam finding a grace, a sense of ease in theupper body, supporting my lower back by drawingthe navel in. Now, I can take a rest here,or to go one step further, I am going to inhalein as I exhale. I am going to shoot my fingertipsout towards the outer edges of my mat. I amgoing to turn my palms face up so the shoulderscan really drop in the socket coming awayfrom the ears. I can come into moodra hereif I like, whatever you like. Open palms,and we take a couple of breaths here, again,building that fire in the belly, massagingthose internal organs, staying nice and looseand easy-breezy in the next. Psheewwwww. Again, knees are above the hip points or slightlyin front. I am open in the throat chaka, soI am not crunching here, but nice and open. Let’s take one more deep breath here. Thisis kind of like a cockroach pose. I am goingto regret this. I am going to look at thisvideo and be like, “What are you doing?” ButI am engaging my core. Here we go. One lastbreath. Psheeeew. On an exhale I am goingto come to recline butterfly. Soles of thefeet together, and just letting it all hangfor one breath, mmmmmmmmmmmm, and I extendmy toes out, reach my fingertips up and overhead,again, nice full body stretch. Pfffffffff,and exhale floating the palms down, psshewwwwww. Once again, I am going to see if I can hugmy knees into my chest by bringing them bothin at the same time. Here we go, let’s seeif I can do it. Yeah, baby, and then rockinga little side to side, massaging the lowerback. Inhale, draw the toes up towards thesky. Now, if the legs straightened, great,if not, keep them bent, who cares? Bend yourknees as generously as you need to lettingthe blood flow in the opposite direction. I am scooping my tailbone up, navel down towardsthe earth. If I can straighten my legs, Iam going to flex my feet so my toes are pointingnow towards my face, pressing into the heels,pressing into the tops of the thighs, andthen inhale, reaching the fingertips up andoverhead. Exhale, I am going to slowly lift, just likeI did before, head, neck, shoulders as I reachmy fingertips towards my ankles, but again,I am not crunching here. I am keeping it niceand open in the upper body. So it’s stillkeeping that broadness in the chest. Fingertipsreaching towards the heels again. If I bendmy knees, same, no big deal here. Findingwhat feels good, listening to my body, keepingthat big piece of fruit between my chin andchest. Shoulders drawing away from the ears. One more breath here. Hang with me, and thenexhale and we come back. Psssssheeewww. Fingertipsreaching up and overhead. Inhale in here. Extend through the crown of the head, longneck, exhale, reach your fingertips. Drawyour navel down, reaching towards my heels. Psseeeeeewwwww. Inhale, reach it back, andnow we flow. Exhale, reaching up, psheeeeeewwwww. Inhale, fingertips reaching up behind you. Exhale, peeling it up, nice and long in thespine. Inhale, reaching back, exhale, naveldraws up. Scoop your tailbone up towards yourheels, and back and two more, inhale, exhale,pseeeeeewwww, , pseewewwwwww. Now,for a little more fire in the belly. I cantake five breaths to pulse here. So I am keepingmy toes pointing or my heels flexing, andI will pulse. Kind of snorted on one of those. Okay, I am reaching towards the outer edgesof my feet. Inhale, reach the fingertips back,exhale, floating the palms down. Route yourpalms to the earth and just for funzies checkingin with my core I press into my palms andslowly lower down. I am with control, withease. Even if I only get this far on the collapseinvolved, that’s fine. Checking in with thatbelly, that fire. Psheeeewww. Slowly loweringdown, using the palms, navel drawing towardsthe spine, and then when the heels release,I take a second here to relax and rock thehead a little side to side, ear to ear. WhenI am satisfied, I will pancake the palms backdown on the earth and inhale, last time, drawingthose knees at the same time back into thecenter. This time crossing the right ankleover the left, grabbing onto the outer edgesof the feet, I can take a second here to justfind that full body smile, bending the elbowsleft to right. Rock a little side to side,and then I am going to rock and roll it up,north to south. So inhale, exhale, start rocking. You can do this a couple of times here, massagingthe spine. It might look and feel a littleridiculous at first, but it’s awesome. Kind of working out the kinks, and then eventuallyI will come to rise back up. I will put myhair back up because my hair is all asymmetrical. I did a movie last year and they cut asymmetricaland I haven’t got a haircut yet because Iam just going with the flow. It’s 2013 baby!Okay, so I have created this fire in my belly. I am feeling it right now. I am going to continueon my journey by pressing the palms in frontof me, spreading the palms wide, and thenslowly transitioning to all fours. So justsituate yourself in the center of your mat. Come to that tabletop position, spreadingthe palms wide. I inhale in, exhale, pressup and out of my foundation. Drawing the shouldersaway from the ears here. Inhale, look forward,drop your belly and exhale. I am slowly goingto transition into downward dog by curlingthe toes under, walking my fingertips forward,and then slowly lifting the hip points uptowards the sky, nice and slow on this firstone as I peddle the feet out. Pressing into my palms, tops of the shoulder,rotating away from the ears, just workingout here for a couple of breaths, nice, long,smooth, deep breaths as I massage my feet,and wake up my dog, bending the knees generously,and then now I would like you to imagine thereis a hurdle in the center of your mat. Remembertrack and field day, those were fun! I usedto eat sour pickles. Anyway, big hurdle infront of the mat, nice, friendly hurdle, right?That’s a metaphor if I ever said one. Inhalein. As you exhale you’re going to go up andover that hurdle. So rather than just transitionand collapsing into the bones to plank. Ah,ha, ha, ha. I am going to go up and over. I am going to empower myself. I am going tolight up the body. So inhale in. As I exhaleI am going to up on my tippy-tip toes, drawingmy navel up towards my spine and slowly shiftingmy weight forward into plank. As I slowly lower my hip points, I extendthrough the heels. I squeeze the buttockstogether, shoulder blades in and togetheras I extend through the crown of the head,maybe taking the gaze slightly forward, andthen I take a deep breath in here and exhale. Rock on the toes, draw the navel up, go backup and over that hurdle, psssseeeew. Droppingthe heels here. It doesn’t matter if the heelstouch the earth or not. Just working it out,being in the moment. Inhale in as I exhaleagain, up and over the hurdle. Think up, andover and instead of settling in here to thebones, I am keeping that upward motion. Iam drawing up through my navel, squeezingmy shoulder blades together. I begin to pressinto my heels. Maybe take the gaze slightlyforward. Inhale in. Exhale back up and over. Send it back. Downward dog. Psseeeewww. Peddlethe feet. Take a deep breath in and exhaleup and over, drawing the navel towards thespine, and again instead of settling in here,I come into my plank with an integrity, witha nice, strength in the core, really stimulatingthose internal organs, that abdominal wall,nice and strong, pressing up and out, hereI go, up and over the hurdle. Haaaaaa, andone more time. Deep breath in, and exhale,pseeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Pseewwwwwwwwwww. Peddle the feet. Drop the left heel. Slidethe sole of the right foot up. So rather thanjust hiking the leg up, I am going to slide. Draw a line with my right foot up, keepingthe hips level here so not letting them stackright now, but keeping it nice and level,drawing my navel in. I will inhale in, exhaleslowly, bend that knee, shift your weightforward. Nose to knee. Inhale, extend, dropthe left heel. Lift the right leg up and exhaleshifting forward, nose to knee. Psewwwwww. Rounding the navel drawing in. Only threeof these lifting up, last one, and exhalepsweeeeeewwwwwwwww. And this time steppingthat right leg up into our runner’s lunge. Check it out. Working out the kinks. Openingup through the left hip crease. Peeling thatright hip crease back. Making sure I am noton a tight rope here, but rather on two parallellines, and then looping the shoulders forwardup and back. I find a little bit of a lift. So even if I am not finding a big lift here,just taking some of the weight out of my fingertipsto check in with that core. One breath hereas we just check in. Pssewwwww, and then plantingthe palms. I will step it back downward facingdog. Psweew. Know dropping the right heel,sliding the sole, the left leg up. I slideit on a breath in, and on an exhale slowlyshifting forward. Psweeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww. Niceand slow, nose to knee. Only do three of these here, so take yourtime. Inhale, extend, dropping the right heel,extending the left leg, pressing up and outof the palm and shifting forward on an exhale,nose to knee, navel drawing up, pseeewwwwwwwwww. Last one, inhale, extending through the leftleg, right heel drops, exhale, shifting forward,navel draws in, nose to knee, full body experiencehere. Nice and slow. Inhale, extending theleg out, and then hiking it back up. Soundsa little different doesn’t it? Mmmmmm. Runner’slunge. Give it a little rock. Peel that lefthip crease back here. Open up through theright hip crease. Take a second to come offthe fingertips just to check in with yourcore, looping the shoulders forward, up andback. Inhale in, smile. Exhale, plant yourpalms. This time step it to plank. So whetherI am in full plank or half plank I am wantingto create a nice, straight line from the crownof the head to the tip of the tailbone. Thisdiagonal line. I am going to inhale in here,and exhale, bend my elbows just halfway. Psweeewwwwww. Inhale, extend. Pfffff. Exhale, bending halfway. Psweeew. Inhale, extend, and last time,only three, half way, and then we come upall fours, bring the two big toes together,open the knees as wide as the mat, inhale,scoop your heart, and exhale. Halleleujah!We sent the sit bones back to kiss the heels,and we can either rest here and extend a child’spose, or we can slowly draw the palms togetherand take a variation here bringing the palmsbehind the head. Mmmmmmm. Three nice longdeep breaths here. On your inhale, see if you can fill the lowerback with air. On your exhale imagine yoursit bones melting down to kiss your heels. Pssseeewwwwww. Inhale in. Exhale, drawingthe shoulder blades in together so there’slots of space between the ears and shoulderseven here. After three breaths I’ll inhalein again to look up, drawing my fingertipsforward, and again, nothing fancy, just anice, organic transition here as I spreadthe palms, awareness in all ten finger prints. Come back to all fours. And whenever you’reready, curling the toes under, drawing thatnavel in as I slowly lift up, ahhhh. There,more facing dog. Same thing with a littlebit of a twist now. Here we go, dropping theleft heel. I will inhale, slide the sole ofthe right foot up. Keep drawing your navelin towards your spine. On an exhale I am goingto shift my weight, but this time I am goingto really consider going up and over my hurdleas I draw my nose to my knee, pssseeeeewww. Inhale, extend it back, dropping the leftheel, extend the right leg. This time up andover, but I am going to bring my right kneeto my right elbow, hovering. Pshewwwwwww. Pressing up and over, sending that right legback, left heel down. This time I am goingto shift weight, twisting to bring my rightknee to my left elbow hovering, psheewwwwwww. Up and over as I extend, and then all theway through and into my lunge. Psewwww. Runner’slunge, right leg forward. Preparing for highlunge here. I am going to draw my navel intomy spine, press into the front foot and extendmy back heel. Inhale, reaching the fingertipsforward, up and back, lifting in the heartto come all the way up to high lunge. Now,there’s plenty of variations here. We cankeep the hands on the waist line for a littlemore stability here. If I feel like my shoulder,they are cramping in towards my ears, I canopen up, flying V. I am going to inhale inhere. As I exhale, I am going to draw my heeltowards the back wall, really opening up throughthe left hip crease, peeling my right hipcrease back. Now soften through the frontrib cage. Draw your navel in towards yourspine. Tuck your pelvis in. Inhale, high lunge. As you exhale, flow your fingertips down andaway opening the shoulders. Now, inhale, Iam going to bring my belly to my thigh, shiftingforward. Inhale, reaching forward, up andback. Exhale, opening by bringing the fingertipsslightly behind the hip points. Two more like this, inhale, belly to the thigh,reaching forward, up and back strong in thatback leg, exhale, floating the fingertipsbehind. Last one, inhale, belly to thigh. Press up and out of your foundation to reachit up, and then exhale floating the fingertipsbehind. The belly come to the thigh to comedown, psheewwwww, one. Fingertips to the mat,two. I plant the palms and step it back downwardfacing to peddle the feet. Work it out. Bynow you might notice that your downward dogis starting to feel a little bit different. Maybe creating a little more space, puttingmore weight on the lower by pressing up andout of the palms, pressing into that fleshypart between the index finger and thumb. Rockyour pelvis towards the sky, same thing onthe other side, dropping the right heel. Inhale,slide the sole of the left foot up. Inhalein as you exhale, nose to knee. Think up andover the bridge. So I am really drawing mynavel in towards my spine here. Nose to knee. Psewwwww. Inhale, extending, dropping theright heel, and exhale, excuse me left kneeto left elbow, pseewwwwwwwwww. Hover, inhaleextend and exhale crossing over. Left kneeto right elbow, psewwwww. Up an over, extendand then slowly going up and over the hurdleand shifting into my runner’s lunge on theother side. Take a second to check in. Rememberbuilding from the ground up. So it’s different for everyone. Hug the innerthighs together. Peel that left hip creaseback, and when you’re ready, inhale, reachingthe fingertips forward up and back as I comeinto my high lunge, coming onto the tippytiptoes here for a second, and then settlingin by drawing that back heel towards the backwall, peeling that left hip crease in, tuckingthe pelvis, drawing the navel in towards thespine. Remember, we can always keep the handson the waist line here, and just breathe,hugging those thighs together. To move intoour flow we’ll inhale. Reach the fingertipsforward up and back, exhale, float them behind,psewwwww ,and here we go, belly to the topof the thigh, extending through the crownof the head as I inhale, extending that backleg towards the back wall, inhale, reach forward,up, and back, lifting the heart, drawing thenavel into towards the spine, exhale, floatthe fingertips behind, psewwwww. Inhale, squeezingthose inner thighs together, belly to thetop of the thigh as I reach forward, breathein, up, and back, and exhale floating behind,inhale last time, reaching forward, up, andback and exhale nice and soft in the faceas I float the fingertips behind, and thenbringing my belly to the thigh part one. Fingertipsto the mat, part two. I am going to rock my back up to meet thefront and come into a forward full utinasen. Feet can be flushed together or feet hip widthapart. Inhale with your fingertips on themat, look in front of you, nice, long spine,and then exhale bowing forward, utinasen. If the legs don’t straighten, who cares? Bendthem generously. You can bend them back andforth, kind of pausing here for a couple ofbreaths. Psewwwwww. For adeeper stretch we can take the hands to theankles, bend the elbows, left to right, inhale,extend and exhale, bowing forward. So we’reall levels here, so just find what feels good. We’re breathing into the backs of the legs,breathing into the back and still drawingthat navel up towards the spine, really drawingthe navel in. Inhale in on an exhale willrelease, psewwwww, and then slowly bendingthe knees. I will slowly roll up the wholetime, drawing my navel in towards my spine,tucking the pelvis in, finding my footing,drawing energy up through the arches of thefeet as I come into Tadasana, mountain post,looping the shoulders forward up and back,and then eventually bringing my palms togetherat the heart, tucking the pelvis in, observingbreath here. Now, I am going to come to the center of mymat just to demonstrate this, but you canstay at the head of your mat. We’re goingto inhale in, lift the sternum to the thumbs,tuck your pelvis in. Extend to the crown ofthe head as you exhale, bend your knees, andslowly, psewwwwww. We’ll reach the fingertipsup towards the sky, fingertips left to writeas I inhale. I can take the gaze up, palmscome together, and then exhale, belly to thethigh as I swan dive forward, belly to thethigh, psweeeewwww. Straighten the legs forone breath, inhale in, and then exhale thistime, bend them generously as you scoop yourtailbone in, fingertips reach forward up andback upkitasen, just for five breaths, onetime only, one time only upkitasen. So fromupkitasen, I have drawn my palms into my hearthere. I am going to melt the bell to the thigh,and then I am going to move into a twist. I am actually going to come profile now toshow you this. Still working out all theseangles, so here we go. Sending my sit bones back, palms together. I am going to inhale, look forward. As I exhaleI am going to bring the outer edge of my rightarm to the outer edge of my left thigh. Sopancaking the palms together here in Namaste. Outer edge of the right arm comes to the outeredge of the left arm. Now, I am not goingto collapse here. This is going to be thetendency, no worries, that’s normal. So Iam going to grow through my spine, pressinginto the palms, sometimes taking a right fisthere, see, and bringing it into the left palmis nice because you can press the left palmup and out of the fist to find that length,see, mmmm. It’s kind of cool too. It makesme feel like much cooler than I am like aninja or something like. Mmmmm. Shut up Adriene,okay, here we go. Extending through the crownof the head, palms pancaking together, orusing this fist of palm maneuver to extendthrough the crown of the head. Five, nice,long deep breaths here. Don’t let your bellygo here. Draw your navel in towards your spine. Twist really opening the heart towards theleft side of the room. Extend through thecrown of the head. Now you can see here myright knee is trying to come forward. I amgoing to see if I can keep my hips in lineand knees together here, so I have a lot ofthings on my checklist here, and as I breathedeep, if you go a little bit deeper,I can release the right fingertips to theground and inhale, open up through the leftwing. Psewwww. One more deep breath in here wherever youare, exhale slowly, melt it back to center. Straighten your legs, inhale, look forward,flat back position, and exhale, bending theknees generously, hands to the heart, andI am going to repeat the same thing on theother side. So inhale, extending forward,exhale, bringing the outer edge of the leftarm now to the outer edge of the right leg. I am going to work really hard to keep myknees together here as I pancake the palms,and find my twist. So, I know you can seemy back here, but I am going to keep talking. So twists are amazing for the belly. Theyare detoxifying. They massage those internalorgans so they help us process our food better. Extending through the crown of the head Iam going to breathe in, exhale, bowing forward. Take a couple of breaths here to just letit go. Pseewwwwwww. So yeah, twists are amazingfor our belly. Psewwwww. They tone the belly. They detox. Psewwwwww. And then slowly I amgoing to walk my palms forward from here. I can bend my knees if I need to, and thennice and easy I am going to step one leg back,downward dog, and the other downward dog,pseewwwwwww. Taking a minute to rest here. Peddling thefeet, and we go through one more hurdle sequence. Inhale in, exhale, think up and over as youshift into your plank. Keep the navel drawingup towards the spine, looking slightly forward,and exhale sending it up on the tippy tiptoes, drawing the navel up and back, pseeewwwwww. Two more like that my friends, inhale in. As you exhale, go up and over, shoulders drawingaway from the ears here. Psewwwwww. Inhalein, exhale, pressing up and over to come back. Whenever you’re ready inhale, exhale, up andover, last time. Psewwwwww. And this timeI am going to practice lowering down, so evenif you’re not familiar with chataronga, hugyour elbows into the side body, you can alwayslower your knees here, and I am slowly justcheck in by slowly lowering down even if Ionly lower half an inch and collapse and falland smile and laugh and fart, then that’sgreat, but I am going to give it a try buildingthose muscles and toning the belly. So inhalein, shift your weight forward, and wheneveryou’re ready hugging those elbows in, I amgoing to slowly lower down my version justchecking in, and then whenever I fall intothe belly, I do a new laugh, and I take amoment here to rest. Psewwwwwwww. All right, last thing before we flip our burgers,before we flip our pancakes and come flaton the back again, I am going to draw my fingertipsnow towards my toes, forehead kissing themat. Pressing the pelvis into the earth Iam going to inhale in, slowly lift my headand neck up, drawing the shoulders away fromthe ear, shoulder blades in together. Psewwwwww. A little locust series. This is a great, fullbody strengthener. Great for metabolism. Greatfor your nervous system. Just in general reallywonderful, full body posture. So inhale inas I exhale, I am going to slowly lift mylimbs. Psewwwwwww. Like Mission Impossibleso I inhale in and exhale, pseewwwww, I floatup. I am drawing my shoulders away from ear,shoulders in and together. I can spread thetoes. I can point the toes. I want to havea little awareness in my hands and feet here. I inhale, careful not to crunch the back ofthe neck, pseeewwwwww, and exhale, inhale,so I am literally letting the breath movethis posture. Psweeeeww. I can look forward,or to support the lower back, I can look down,psewwwwwwww, a couple more breaths here. Andthen exhale and release, psewwwwww, and thenI repeat that this time inhaling, reachingthe fingertips forward, , and exhalingpsewwwwww, lifting up, Mission Impossible,letting things hover. Now, I can get a little creative here. I canstart to swim. Psewwwww. This isa little cheesy, but full body strengthener. I can keep my gaze down, my eyes closed, orI can look forward, pseewwww. I can also justhold here and let my breath be what movesmy posture. A couple of more breaths here. When you feel satisfied, gently with grace,with control, release, bringing the palmsunderneath the shoulders, and pressing upand back for a couple of breaths in child’spose, counterpose rounding the spine as Isend the sit bones back, and then swimmingthe fingertips forward around the back tocome here in balasama. Just a couple of breathshere, psewwwwww. And then slowly I will tracea line with my fingertips up, transition toall fours, cross the left ankle over the rightthis time as I cross through being mindfulof the ankles of course and the knees, usingmy fingertips and palms to support this transitionas I come back through ta, to dandasan, andthen shifting my weight to my back, aahhhhhhh. Once you find your way here, guess what? Wehave one more thing to do. Ahhhhhhh. We comeflat on the back. Once again, we inhale, drawthat navel down, scoop the tail bone up, andlift the shins, psewwww up towards the sky. So just as we started our sequence today Iam going to inhale. Reach my fingertips upover the head. Interlace the fingertips. Bringthem behind. I am creating a little hammockfor my head here. Thumbs extending so thatI have a little extra support on the neck. Remember that big piece of fruit here. SoI am not crunching here, but I am nice andopen. Elbows wide. Here we go, inhale in. As you exhale, lift your head and neck andshoulder if they aren’t already lifted. And on an exhale, I am going to straightenmy right leg. Psewwww, a little bit of a diagonalhere. So if you’re looking, if you’re in aroom, if you’re not outside and you’re ina room, then you can see the crease of wherethe wall and the ceiling meet. I am kind ofsending my right toes towards that crease. Lots of space, long in the spine, inhale in. As I exhale, I am going to reach both fingertipsup and over towards the left side of the room,and this is where I am like holding Symbaover the cliff here, so I am not collapsingin, but I am holding Symba out like the circleof life. So nice, long lines is what I amgetting at here. Breathing, navel’s drawingdown, table and scooping up. Inhale in, exhale,switch. Point your left toes, bend your rightknee in, take Symba over to the other side. Pseewwwww. A couple of breaths here in the circle oflife. Then the moves a circle, I am goingto regret this, inhale in, exhale, shiftingup and over, taking Symba. I totally justthought of Symba right now. It’s not somethingI normally say in practice, but reachingand then back and forth in your own time,psewwww. So this is the equivalent of likethis bicycle thing, but we’re not crunching,we’re keeping it nice and open. So lots ofspace in the throat, psewwwwwww. Back andforth, diagonal line, bent knee, pseewwwww. Psewwwwww, psewwwwwww. Sometimes in classwe take the palms together here Namaste two. And when my breath starts to get compromisedis when I can stop this, and then come backto it, or if I am starting to get this crunchthen instead of the space, then that’s alsoa good time to take a rest. When you feelsatisfied, we’ll come back to center. We canpulse here just like we did at the beginningof class. And then hugging the knees into the chest. I will finish with the hedgehog posture, roundingthe spine, visualize lots of space betweeneach vertebrae, nose to knee keeping the shouldersand elbows relaxed, so I am tagging a littleweight in my elbows here. Hmmmmmmmmm. Thenlastly, extending the fingertips to reachtowards the outer edges of the feet. I amtotally scooping my tailbone up, drawing mynavel down, really compressing my belly, rinsingout, massaging those internal organs, psewwwwww,one more breath, and then exhale just as wedid before, recline, butterfly. Soles of thefeet together. I soften in the belly. I relaxthrough the bowl of the pelvis here. Relaxthe shoulder blades. Find that open chest. I take a deep breath in, then exhale out throughthe mouth. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Two more like that,like a lion’s breath inhale. Andexhale, completely, psssshhhheeewwww. Lastone, full breath, inhale, deeply ,and exhale, let it go, ahhhhhhhhhh. Draw thelegs down one at a time, and then take a momenthere to rock on the heels psheewwwww, andrest. Hmmmmmmmm. Okay, so that was our first sequence for Yogafor Weight Loss. Just a basic sequence. Dowhat you can. Build up. Let it be a processrather than, “Oh, I can’t do that, never watchingthat, and I am going to try it. ” Give it atry, remember the beginning stages are alwaysthe most difficult, and I am here for you. We have many more sequences that fall underYoga for Weight Loss among many other thingsfor 2013. So subscribe to the channel. Besure to “like” Yoga with Adriene on Facebookso you don’t miss out on anything. Let meknow if you have any questions. Please leavecomments below, and good luck. Namaste.