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Feel Good

Briohny Smyth

Let Go

Briohny Smyth

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Lesson Info

4. Feel Good

Lesson Info

Feel Good

Hi, Yogi. It's Bry. And welcome to this 15 minute. Feel good practice where we're gonna feel great through our yoga practice. Make sure you have two blocks and a strap and let's get started. We're going to start in Sioux Costinha with your right shin in front of your left. Flex your feet and make sure that you're creating more of a diamond shape with your legs rather than pulling the heels in. Take a deep inhalation as you take your hands onto your knees and lift your chest up nice and high. Inhale fully. Fill your lungs out, and as you exhale round, sit all the way back onto the sacrum. Straighten your arms and draw your chin to your chest, stretching the muscles along the spine. Armed again in hill, Lift your heart up high, push the knees back with your hands lift up, drawing the shoulder blades down, gazing up. Exhale round, ruling all the way back onto the upper glutes. Arm straight chin to chest. Two. More like that. Inhale toe lift and exhale to round. One more inhale lift up as ...

high as you can back, bending over your shoulder blades. Exhale round really spreading the shoulder blades across the back, drawing your chin to your chest. Inhale, rising up into a neutral position. Reach your arms up and exhale. Fold forward over your legs, bringing your forehead down either to the ground or to your forms. If you want to use your forearms as a pillow, if you can't quite fold and you feel a little bit more round and just sit up a little bit and practice lengthening the spine, sending your sits bones back mawr into an anterior pelvic tilt, tilting the pelvis back. If you're all the way in the full, just begin to sway your torso from side to side, using the movement to release all of that tension from your day or from your habitual day. Maybe it's the morning so you might be releasing tension from sleek and then inhale, rising all the way up to seat it. I'm just switching sides left shin in front of the right. Take your hands onto your knees. Four. Cat cow Variations here Inhale. Lift your heart up high, fill your lungs up and exhale. Stick out your tongue is you round? Inhale fully lift. Stick out the tongue. Exhale round, inhale lift and exhale. Lions breath one more in him. Biggest back bend yet and exhale. Inhale to a neutral spot reaching your arms up, keeping your feet flexed. Exhale, folding all the way down Whatever variations you took on the other side, take them here. Maybe you need a block underneath the forehead or you're practicing, sitting tall and sending the hips back. Take the arms forward as you inhale. Begin to sway from side to side and Hansel lengthen. Exhale, Fold for a brief moment down through center. Human inhale rising all the way up to see that sending your legs back behind you and coming into downward facing Doc using your down dog to find added length in your calves and your hamstrings, using those strong arms to send the hips up and back and the naval drawing in the low belly end to find a bit more space in the low back, bring your feet together. Shorten your down dog just a little bit and inhale. Reach your right leg up and back, bend the knee, open the hip, lift the right knee up towards the sky as you point your right toes and see if you can really keep that left heel as heavy as possible into the mat, especially since you shorten your stance, that might be a little bit easier lifting your right knee up just a bit more to find a deeper stretch in the CAF in the hamstring of the left side. Deep inhalation Here exhale. Need to nose step your right foot forward. Place your left knee down onto the ground, keeping your right knee in, so don't let it splay out. Bring both of your hands to the inside of the right knee. Now from here. See how far you can move your left knee back. Just getting that added stretch now into the hip flexors in the quadricep. If this isn't enough sensation than lower down onto your forms, what feels good for me when I have a short amount of time to practice is to target all of the areas of my body that typically get tight through sleeping or through sitting or driving, whatever it is that we do during the day, that isn't yoga and for me, my hip flexors and my quads, my hamstrings was get pretty tight and then pushed down through the hands of your own. The forearms lift up, back onto your hands, and from here, just step back into downward. Facing dog shortened your stance just a little bit. It will make it a little easier and actually help you feel really great in this next post. Bring your feet together and inhale. Reach your left leg up on back, bend the knee, open the hip. Now working on that right hamstring, do your best to keep your shoulders squared. Your navel lifted as you lift the left me up really begin to press down firmly through the right heel. Whether or not it touches the ground. Doesn't matter. Just think, right? He'll heavy draw the outer right hip back in them to the midline and feel that right hamstring. Open up in hand and exhale. Bring your left knee to your nose. Step your left foot forward between your hands, bring your right knee down and take both hands down to the inside of your left foot, keeping the left knee and so don't let it splay out. Just move your right knee back until you feel a decent amount of sensation or stretch in the front of that right hip and thigh. You can stay here or lower down onto your forearms to deepen that stretch, not only now in that right leg, but also in the left leg in her groin and hamstring breathing here. Deep breaths inhale. Rise up onto your hands. Take your hands out now, wide framing your left foot, lift your right knee up and step back into downward facing dog. Let's just take one clearing Vin Yasa and about her belly. Inhale forward into plank. Exhale Chat, Teranga Lowering all the way down. Rise up into Sphinx position on your forearms, having your elbows shoulders assistance your hands out wide. Roll the inner thighs up towards this guy just to find freedom around the sacrum and begin to pull your hands back towards your feet. Notice that as you pull your hands back, your chest moves through the gateway of your shoulders. I can even feel my torso getting longer here, lifting your navel, pulling a little bit more. Take a deep inhalation here, lift the chest pushed down to the elbows and exhale lower all the way down onto your forehead, taking your hands back with your hands flat down next to your floating ribs. Hug your elbows and and inhale pushed down through your hands. Lift the knees and the thighs up in tow. Upward facing dog. Exhale child's posts, then take your fingertips underneath your shoulders. Inhale lift up to seat it. Grab two blocks, then place them at the front of your mat the medium height and have them a bit more narrow than your shoulders. Then coming into a tabletop position with your elbows on the blocks and your hands in prayer. The first step so we're going to do here is really begin to open up the sides of our body and free up our shoulders a little bit because we're gonna take a Don. You're awesome. Right after this from here, you're gonna move your knees back, dip your chest down and let your hands rise up into a prayer position. Make sure that your elbows end up at the center of the block so that they don't tip off, pushed down to the elbows in him and exhale. Let the chest drop down, but keep your elbows hugging in stretching the lats. This rate isn't really just allowing for that space toe open up in your chest. Inhale. Exhale pushed down through the elbows. Rise back up and move the blocks out of the way. Come back down onto your belly. Now I feel really great when I do some heart opening, some sort of energizing back bend back. Men's are wonderful energizer, so hopefully you feel the same way. Join me by bringing your forehead down, bending your knees, reaching back with your hands for your ankles, flexing your feet and using the power of your legs. First, push the shins back till lift the chest up. Then point your toes. Lift the heels up and the knees up off the ground. Inhale open across the shoulders. Maybe a little smile deep breath and exhale. Release all the way down. Greet. Released your legs. Back your arms back. Shake your hips out from side to side. Turn to the other side of your face just to balance out your neck. Shake tips, then inhale onto your forehead. Take your fingertips underneath your shoulders and push yourself up to a seated position, grabbing a hold of your blocks. Once again, we're gonna use this time to open our front body a little bit more. If you're pretty flexible and you're looking for some adventure in this practice to really open up and feel great, you'll go the tallest height. If you know that the back bends tend to hurt your low back or your shoulders or a little bit tighter, you'll take both blocks. The medium height Sitting in front of your blocks, sending your legs out in front of you. Hold on to that first block behind you. Lay back and place it right at the center of your spine beneath the shoulder blades, so part of the bloc is on the shoulder blades. Then drop your head back so that the other block is supporting the back of your head. Open your arms out wide. Bring the soles of your feet together. Drop the knees open and let the blocks and gravity do their work. Close your eyes. Take a deep inhalation to expand the chest and sigh it out. Just take a few breaths here, letting each inhalation help. You find space and length. Help invigorate the back bend and each X elation to support it. So letting the naval draw in just slightly, keeping the low back nice and long. Couple more breaths. Inhale. Bring your knees together and as you exhale, curl your chin to your chest, roll onto that left elbow and move the blocks off to the side. Make sure they're within reach. Lie all the way down onto your back, keeping your knees bent in a bridge position so your feet hips distance pushed down through your feet. Grab a block, lift your hips up and police block underneath your sacrum, either on the medium height or the tall way, just depending on what feels good in your body. I don't want you to be feeling any pain here, so if you feel sharp pain or sensation, that's just not bearable. Lower down to the medium height. If you're on the medium height, it's likely that you can't interlace your fingers around the block, so just move from shoulder to shoulder. Coming high up onto the shoulders. Just hold onto the sides of the mat with your hands. If you can interlaced your fingers around the block, go ahead and do so. Draw your right knee into your chest. Extend your right leg straight up towards the sky, flexing your right foot. Inhale and exhale using the engagement of your core to slowly lower your right heel all the way down to the mat with the right leg straight. Now we're working on releasing the tension from the hip flexors. This feels really good in my body. I do a lot of hip flexion in my daily life. I sit in my car and drive my kids around, so this is such a feel good post for me. Then draw your left knee into your chest for me whenever I pull the knee and it actually deepens the stretch on the opposite side. So if you can balance here and grab a hold of the left knee with your hands and give it a little pull into the chest, you might be able to feel a deeper stretch on the right side. Then release the hold with the hands. Make sure your interlacing your fingers underneath your body again. Inhale, Reach your left leg straight up towards the sky. Flex the foot and exhale. Naval draws in to support the lowering of your left leg. Left heel down. Try to roll both inner thighs down towards the map. Both legs were straight. Take a deep inhalation. Draw your right knee into your chest now deepening the stretch on the left side. If you want to grab that right knee with your hands and pull it in, feel free to do so. Deep breaths and hail and exhale. Make sure to interlace your fingers underneath your body. Once again, getting high up onto the shoulders, pulled both knees into your chest and extend both legs straight up towards the sky. Flex your feet. This is a great way to get the feeling and the benefits oven inversion without working too hard. And those benefits are increased circulation. Calming the nervous system all things that we need in this busy world. Inhale and exhale. Bend your knees slowly lower your feet back down onto the mat, pushed down through the feet. Lift the hips up and remove the block out of the way. Bring your pelvis all the way down to your men. Take your feet is why does the mat and let your knees drop in. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in through your nose. Let it go. I hope you feel wonderful. Thank you so much for practicing with me. Nomis day

Class Description

Skill level: Moderate
Classes: 8
Time: 15-45 minutes
Cycle: 8 days

It can be difficult to deal with the stressors of our daily lives while still expressing ourselves artistically and creatively. This restorative yoga class will help you release these feelings and habitual tensions by using flows and breathing exercises. You’ll be empowered to create a sacred space where you can let go of worry, fear and anxiety to become more peaceful and present. This restorative yoga at home course will help you:

  • Boost your mood
  • Increase your energy
  • Release tension where you hold it most: the neck, shoulders, back body, hamstrings and hips
  • Let go of negative mental energy

Briohny Smyth is one of the most renowned yoga instructors in the world. She’s best known for her signature Fit Flow classes, as well as her dedication to practicing self-care to achieve better health. She found her own path toward healing, health and purpose after ongoing struggles with body image. Becoming a mother led her to share her passion for yoga with others and begin her lifelong journey of teaching. Briohny will instruct you in:

  • Inversions and arm balances
  • Fun and invigorating flows
  • Alignment exercises
  • Feel-good poses
  • Breathing techniques and guided meditation
  • Supported postures

Workout Descriptions:

Let Go Express
This quick, 15-minute practice will help you create space in the body and relieve tension to calm the mind.

Feel good
For busy bodies and minds, open movement is key. Use this quick practice to move through a variety of "feel-good" restorative yoga poses that will help release unneeded tension from your body and mind. You'll leave the mat feeling refreshed.

Thinking or worrying too much can manifest as tension in your body. Through this practice, you will discover how to reduce mental tension and stiffness around your neck and shoulders.

Sleep Well
Although the mind can be busy during the day, it’s important to learn how to relax to get a peaceful night’s sleep. In this yoga for better sleep practice, we will use supported yoga poses to help our bodies relax, and yoga breathing exercises and guided meditation to help teach our minds to relax, and ultimately help you fall asleep.

Be Present
This yoga practice is designed for anyone who would like to awaken the world around them. We'll use strong yoga poses, breath work and short-guided meditation to open our eyes and hearts to appreciate where we are right now.

Stress Relief
Emotional stress can manifest physically as tension in our neck, shoulders, low back and even our legs. This restorative yoga for stress class focuses on supported postures that help lengthen tight muscles and create space in your body and your mind to relieve stress.

Anxiety Buster
Anxiety appears in our minds when we allow fear and worry to take over, causing physical tension in the body. Through this restorative yoga for anxiety class, we will attempt to soothe anxiety through a grounding practice that helps you feel strong and confident in your body and mind.

Although fear can come in many forms, there are tools to deal with it. In this class, we focus on combating fear with easy yoga inversions.