Gratitude Thanksgiving Yoga| Yoga Bliss with Shelly

Gratitude Thanksgiving Yoga| Yoga Bliss with Shelly


Welcome to yoga bliss for Shelly and
I’m Shelly welcome to your gratitude practice Thanksgiving is around the
corner and it’s time for us to express to give and be open to receiving
gratitude together with my Gigi lovely little pilgrim and Native American Indian these are my
favorite this is my favorite when I was a kid amazing though grab your mat get a
cozy couch pillow and blanket if you would like to protect those joints to
keep them nice and healthy and happy and unroll your mat unpeel the edges and
together let us do this and be open to gratitude today mom no stay friends welcome to your
gratitude practice join me and your sukhasan on that
criss-cross applesauce that feels good for you if you have a couch pillow or a
blanket available give this video a quick pause and just grab that and I
invite you to grab that pillow and put it under those sit bones and give
yourself a little pelvic tilt so you’re sitting a little bit on the edge of the
pillow and that pelvis is just like slightly going forward like you have
imagining your pelvis as this bowl of apples and you tilt forward and you will
have that pelvis just to kind of root into to what feels good for you so
finding your seat my friends and just taking a moment to settle into your
space as you tune into your mat and just gently bending the head forward and as
we begin this gratitude practice beginning with our feet looking down at
the feet whether or not you have both feet or missing some toes giving
gratitude here to our feet with the inhale breathing in a breath of
gratitude for our feet exhaling gratitude out for the feet
inhaling as we scan up to the ankles and the shins and the calves and bringing
all of the awareness here to the space and bringing in a big breath of
gratitude for the space here an exhale ingratitude ouch scanning up to the
knees to the thighs all the way up to the booty and the sit bones in the space
and breathing in a big breath of gratitude for exactly how it is no
matter if there’s imperfections or illnesses or diseases in that space
breathing that gratitude in allowing the heart to fill up and letting it exhale
scanning up from the sit bones and the pelvis the genitalia all the way up to
the belly button and under the ribs that maybe just bring in the hands to that
space humbly tucking the chin and bringing it a beautiful breath of
gratitude I want to get to wrap around your body like a warm loving blanket
swirling around you and exhaling it out wonderful work coming up to this
beautiful heart center that houses the heart and the lungs enveloped in the
ribs and all of the energy in the space around and the shoulders into the arms
on the arms to stretch out long and strong inhale crossing that midsection
tucking the chin breathing in a big breath of gratitude for this space and
exhaling it out wonderful work scanning up to the neck
to the jaw the tongue the lips nose ears cheeks eyes forehead third eye entire
brain and skull and hair whatever is happening up here and just gently maybe
bringing the hands up to the space and bringing in a beautiful big breath of
gratitude for the space and exhaling that out maybe just gently using your
hands and imagining an invisible bubble that comes move around your entire body
and bringing that invisible bubble with your hands in creating this space around
your babies and holding your hands above to remind you or if it feels good to
keep your hands out everything in a big breath of gratitude for this energy
bubble around us in breathing gratitude for yourself out wonderful work my
friends inhale floating the arms up palms kissing palms towards that
midsection and pushy nicely into each other and gently bringing those hands to
the heart center allowing the thumbs to to firmly rest on the sternum as we draw
a length from the city and we bring a nice Kegel bringing that
awareness to the space around the midsection tucking the navel towards the
spine lengthening the spine humbly tucking the chin and breathing a big
breath of gratitude in for yourself gratitude for your practice and as we
set our intention today I invite you to call on an intention that vibes with you
or just within weekend mantra together I am grateful for with a big breath in I
am grateful for with a breath out I am grateful for I am grateful for repeating
your mantra with the inhale I am grateful for exhaling your mantra I am
grateful for and simply allowing those words to spiral around your heart center
and allowing gratitude to anchor you here into your practice today and
wonderful friends taking those palms kissing palms if you had those eyes
closed you can gently bat them open as we press palms kissing palms to the
heart center pressing those hands together arching the spine inhale
opening up the wings gently bending the elbows in towards the spine you can
gently peek up if that feels good exhale diving forward back to the heart center
for a Robbins breath and flowing with three of these at your own pace so
whatever it feels like to you wherever you are and your shoulders and your
spine I invite you my friends wherever you are
in your practice in your body whatever injuries or
or whatever funk Doody monk de t is happening in your body listen find that
edge of space between too much and not enough
and mostly listen to your body you know that Yoga is here is our guide and
that’s all I am is your guide my wonderful friends from the heart center
lifting up that chin inhale lifting those arms up high to the sky from the
core twist with the exhale to the left as we invite gratitude in to our twisted
spine bringing back that mantra with the breath I am grateful for I am grateful
for I am grateful for and allowing whatever comes to you to be your
gratitude to guide you with your practice today inhaling back to that
Center exhaling to the right twisting with the exhale inhaling repeating your
mantra I’m grateful for it I’m grateful for wonderful work grateful
friends I mean that go from the center twisting meeting me at the center
exhaling those arms and just gently walking the hands one to two feet ahead
of you whatever feels best for you I’m going to scooch my movie back and if it
feels good if you can be still on that pillow or you can let it go walking
those hands forward you can be up high on those kind of starfish open pronged
hands or you can come all the way way down into the earth exhaling here
bringing in for a little bit of a cow and cat seated variation so just
bringing the awareness into the spine raising the spinous we tuck the Mable
towards the chin exhale drawing the navel image
away from each other and healing with gratitude for all that is all it was
all that ever will be inhales be joiner breath as yoga is the union adjoining of
the breath the life force to the body wonderful work my friends Shh
you have got this rocket out your style from here my friends you can either
swing the legs around to a side or you can die born on before arms that come
forward I know for some students that can be quite a doozy so do what feels
good inside of your body and listening to your body here and bringing into this
nice tabletop position and releasing big wide-open starfish hands into the earth
rolling out the eyes of the elbow and coming in for a full count cat as you
tune in to the knees under the hips tuning into the feet what does it be
like how are you feeling in your body inhale raising up with gratitude exhale
finding something in this moment that you’re grateful for it can be a physical
sensation it can be an actual thing maybe a person maybe it’s being grateful
for the practice of gratitude grateful for yoga grateful for these bodies of
ours just as they are x-men that out tuning in to the wave the ebb and flow
of the spine bringing the in hand with the rise the
exhale is your journey with that spine bringing that tail in that chin up high
to the sky to eat one more of these my friends
you know reasoning it up exhales you know and just taking a moment as you wag
out of your tail here and tuning into those hands and really bringing the
awareness into the hands and maybe just going one hand print above under the
shoulders really tuning into pressing in grounding through the pinky all the way
extending through the thumb and the pointer and really pressing so feel what
it feels like to press here into the earth pointing up on the hind feet
inhale gently peeling up from the earth as you activate through the core rolling
out at the elbows maybe just peddling the feet as we pause here holding this
as we hold here breathing in a brand-new gratitude exhaling you know inhale
raising up a little bit exhale sinking that down any other raise that exhale
just thinking down you about this any other reason up exhale sink it down
we’ve got this three more any other raised up powering through that inner
voice bringing strength inside that body to exhale hovering from the ground one
you have got this exhaling down to the earth opening up the knees wide if that
feels best for you exhaling the top of the feet sinking the sit bones all the
way back towards the heels if you have glasses you can take those off right now
if you have support I offer you to give yourself support if you need under the
sit bones I know my husband struggles a lot with taking a child’s pose or a
devotional pose and this is really helpful to him or you can also take your
pillow and you can put that underneath of your body and so just what what feels
best inside of your shoulders so tune in if it feels good to have arms forward or
may be drawn back behind you or if you want to snuggle your pillow if you have
a pillow and allow yourself just to settle here in this pose of granite
as we surrender the feelings the thoughts and the motions allow ourselves
to just be here as we are knowing that we are good enough we’re strong enough
we’re smart enough we were beautiful enough we have enough
money we are prosperous and I know this time
of the year in America Thanksgiving is coming around and that could mean for
many people that could mean some great stressors that could mean family and
friends coming maybe feelings of old stuff and triggers
coming up and just allow yourself here in this moment within your being to
allow whatever is coming up for you to just be it maybe envisioning wherever
you’re feeling that it has a light turning on or a door opening or bringing
a color to your mind that makes you feel safe and loved and allowing that color
to just wash like a little tidal wave from the feet washing all the way up the
legs the sit bones and the core the heart and the arms and the head and
allowing us to just hold space for whatever feelings are coming up whatever
thoughts are trying to take us over and maybe maybe you might be experiencing
thoughts that it might be drowning you and when we can open up and create space
around the thoughts and the feelings and the emotions you can allow them to come
to us and work through us like that way you’ve just
as we surrender here – what is your so wonderful you’re doing such great work
giving gratitude as you surrender to what is knowing that in yoga in these
restorative poses I know sometimes our mind will say I
need a retreat retreat when we can allow ourselves to just rest and be in a pose
for longer than 90 seconds we are deepening at the connective tissue which
is just this beautiful almost invisible wrapping around our muscles that holds
everything together like glue and that allows us to create more mobility and
flexibility like here in the hip flexors and the thighs and the hamstrings and
the spine and in all of this thing the lumbar the thoracic and the cervical
spine and from here just gently with great gratitude releasing the hands to
the mat and gently rising up to that tabletop position and just being with
however you’re feeling that was like a nice rest don’t feel like oh man I want
to sleep now right from here my friends allowing yourself to root those hands
into the earth and pressing the tops of the feet like a kickstand and inhaling
activating as you talk the core the navel towards the spine drawing in those
sit bones up high high towards the sky and just gently here walking out the
feet slowly maybe rolling on the ankles slow and steady
and maybe melting the heart towards the upper thighs and really making sure
those hands are rooted into the earth as you roll the eyes of the elbow towards
the front short edge your maths and allow yourself just to
peek and see what your surrounded you look at the world and this inverted pose
in this lovely inversion as we see from a different perspective pausing here
doing your best not to jam and rock out into another pose and just be here
within the giving gratitude for what is and maybe picking up one ankle and
rolling it around maybe being ok with any creaks or pops giving your body love because hello we need to love ourselves
more that’s what that’s what this is all about self care is essential my friends
and whatever feels best for you you your call so if you want to walk your feet up
towards your hands or walk your hands towards your feet or meet somewhere in
the middle just allow yourself to do that and meet yourself here in this
humble forward fold this forward fold is to give gratitude is we really tuned
into those feet and placing those into the earth and doing our best maybe to
align them inside of the hips below us if you have tighter hamstrings you can
give a nice generous bend to the knees or if you have more flexibility you can
straighten out those legs straight now that’s fine and hinge forward I know for
me I need to give myself these nice rounded formations if you just gently
exhale grabbing elbow to elbow with a grateful breath into the back heart just
swaying side to side just being with you knowing that you are in this moment
exactly where you need to be that we can use this practice of gratitude to help
us through moments of pain and suffering your moments of over well maybe if
Bailey’s in town or there’s so many things to do when it feels like there’s
not enough time we can return to gratitude are you just repeating our
mantra I am grateful for I am grateful for
for exhaling de Paz here reaching those hands towards the floor whatever this
looks like to you and like I said if you need to bend bend bend and get those
hands on the floor or if you want to just reach low or towards the shins and
hey I’m catching half of a wave coming in for our flat back and lifting up
halfway removing any wrinkles from the neck with gratitude diving the heart
down towards the earth that you’re doing such a good job inhale raising the up
half flat back removing any wrinkles from the neck
flattening that back and missioning that you’re holding a tray may be a lovely
dinner tray maybe it’s a beautiful Thanksgiving meal this meal that you’ve
worked so hard to prepare all of the extra things and that you would not want
to spill it and you’re using all of your might and your best posture exhale
diving all the way down with the inhale slowly and mindfully journeying up to
standing allowing each vertebrae to gently rise up bringing those shoulders
up to standing and as you settle into your Tadasana into your Mountain as you
root those feet in the earth just pick them up and just gently gently just
press them into the earth my friends and from here I’m going to meet you at the
center coming to the middle of this lovely circle behind me maybe meet me in
the middle of your mat and face let’s face each other so meeting in the center
rooting into your Tadasana a lot of yourself just scan up with great
gratitude and breathing in a loving breath from the soles of your feet that
radiates up the ankles up the bent knees exhaling out inhaling it all the way up
scanning up the whole entire body I’ve a lot of yourself too in this moment to
intuitively maybe move your body or take or maybe make an action or a movement
that reminds you of gratitude for your hearts and yourself so whatever it is
whatever it looks like maybe just allowing yourself to be a little
creative in your movement interpretive dance if you will if that feels good for
you maybe even if it’s just standing in your
Mountain with your arms in a mudra hands to your heart hands to the third eye or
maybe it’s bowing to the divinity within you whatever it is about yourself to
just breathe in to what is the incredible magnitude of you because no
matter what is happening you are an incredible human and you aren’t on such
a unique journey and you are so needed in this world the world needs you so
much the world needs you more than ever and the world needs you to be grateful
for that the world wants you to be grateful for that taking in one big inhale and letting it
exhale it up and just giving gratitude for what is the wonderful magnificent
human of what is you my friends from here beautiful friends with great
gratitude really rooting one foot into the earth so we’re going to pick I’m
gonna turn on my side we’re gonna route that
left foot into the earth where it’s cannot and being aware that this hip
tries to drop out so we’re going to zip all the way up all the joints from an
angle to the knee to the hip all the way up high and we’re going to zip that up
we’re gonna zip up from our core inhaling just feeling what it feels like
to get that weight off of that foot from here with great gratitude we’re gonna
put out a grateful hand and creating this long line of energy
we’re gonna just gently bring that hand around and wherever you are and your
balance is okay if you need to go to a wall that’s okay because now this is a
tricky thing so as we bring this hand back we’re going to reach and kick that
heel up towards and just grabbing the back of that the front of the foot and
just bending that foot forward and as we zip up through that midsection
inhaling pronation bringing in the palm of the hand facing the earth and I’m
bringing it up high to the sky as we just gently kick kick kick kick kick
kick kick not foot back and as you kick that foot
back and if this is what feels good for you stay here or if you can kick and
then tip forward at the same time as you try to draw the bent leg towards the
midsection of the body with great gratitude breathing in a big breath into
that heart center gratitude out who and if you’re losing that balance it’s okay
just come back to the center if you if you flip out follow the pose it’s okay
get gratitude be open to receiving gratitude and just show up in your dance
up not turn asana whoo okay if you meant a little bit faster but I wanted to say
but my body didn’t allow me is from here to come out we would just gently do the
same thing let that hand go bring that leg down but sometimes your body just
does what it does cuz we’re humans right I’m just shake it out woo give gratitude
thank you thank you thank you great way to give gratitude is just to put hands
on the hearts and knowing that there is a difference just feel what it feels
like when you say I’m grateful for or I am thankful for or I appreciate you they
I have a different pack to the punch they have different power and it’s all
what we put behind it so whatever feels more powerful for you say that so invite
that appreciation if that feels powerful for me appreciation doesn’t feel as
powerful as gratitude being thankful does it feel as powerful for me
gratitude but that those feel better for you then rock on with that alright let’s
come into that opposite side so we’re gonna route that opposite foot into the
earth the zip all the way up from all of the joints bringing that navel in
towards the spine and really working up this for me I know
my hip likes that externally try to rotate out of this post so really trying
to draw like a magnet between the thighs and drawing the thighs together as we
inhale bending and bringing that hand palm facing down not palm facing up
bending and kicking that foot up grabbing the back this is the forward
weight what its gonna look like really rooting that foot into the earth inhale
pronation and keep kicking that heel kick that heel my friend kick it back as
far as you can and once you’ve kicked and can kick no further exhale and dive
forward and do your beautiful not turn Johnson on tap dancer find that Drishti
visual point drawing those thighs together I am grateful for I am grateful
for mantra to yourself I am grateful for working through the inner turmoil you’ve
got this inhaling and I’m grateful for we’ve got
this I’m grateful for I am grateful for exhaling unhinging woo slowly allowing
the body to try to not retreat ruling it out whoa
shaking out I love to shake it out after a balancing pose
shake out those shoulders shake it out shake it out my daughter loves Taylor
Swift so you know shake it up shake it up to this one who doesn’t love her
she’s so adorable she’s such a little peach pie ha you know what that feels
like so meeting me just back in that mountain
jet me bringing those hands to the heart center
gently closing the eyes and repeating your mantra I’m grateful for it
I am grateful for angry in allowing the beat of the heart
maybe the increase in vibrations that you’re feeling the rise in energy the
rise and pull station of your heartbeat a lot of those feelings to guide you
into gratitude is you gently bring a grateful smile inside of your hearts it
allowed that smile to generate on your physical form I just gently bringing one
corner of the mouth up and the other corner of the mouth up humbly tucking
the chin and smiling at yourself and knowing that you are good you are worthy
and you are incredible and that you are you’re worth every single thing every
dream and every hope every desire you are worth that and you are deserving of
all of your desires my friend with a grateful breath into that heart space
I’m not even mad you are so amazing I love you so much from here my friends
with a grateful heart let us face towards the short edge of the map allow
that heart to hinge forward now whatever this looks like for you you can rock out
and go into a downward-facing dog if you would like if that feels good or you can
just bend those knees and just a lot of your body to come down kind of like a
little froggy and come down on those knees or you’re
gonna go into that downward facing dog and jet me and mindfully rolling the
elbows out to come to the knees and from here where you’re just gonna slowly kick
those feet swing them to one side come to that bootay another one like to go
forward a little egg to go forward if you have hard floors I invite you to
grab a cozy couch blanket and just gently open that up or if your back
problems I know lots of us have back problems so open up that blanket and do
your best to remove any wrinkles get that under the sit bones from the core
drawing that navel back to the spine exhaling one vertebrae at a time – yep
coming down to the mat hello and then nap to me inhaling both knees up to the
chest giving yourself a lovely hug bringing
for an open hasta a double wind reliever as we slowly back and forth
bring some love to that lower spine feels so good all the way down to that
lumbar oh yeah maybe moving through a sixth find that midsection a little bit
side to side and breathing in that mantra I am grateful for I am grateful
for I am grateful for exhaling arms could come to a long and
strong or to a team and healing into the heart exhales we twist to one side if
you weren’t finding yourself twisting to a side in your shoulder latest popping
off the earth on one side grab that cozy couch pillow and put it under those
knees and allow those shoulders to both arrest and give yourself this lovely
adjustment you can peek the head to the same direction straight forward or to
the opposite direction as we’re in this Lane twist
allowing ourselves to let go of our twisted respect
our twisted conceptions of ourselves in the world and to see the world today
with I use of gratitude with the heart of gratitude with a mind of gratitude
breathing in a grateful breath into the spine and letting that go grateful
breath into the spine my friend you might not go from the core activating to
the core breaking legs back to Center and just check it out how does it feel
in your body as you twist is that shoulder popping off of the earth if so
grab that pillow give yourself a little prop give yourself some love and knowing
that props do not make us weak or any less of a yogi props make us humble and
they mean that we’re taking care of our body and we’re listening to our bodies
because we’re not all these perfect visionaries of what a yogi looks like
because what a yogi looks like is you here in this moment that’s what it looks
like is you and you look perfect just exactly how you are as perfectly
imperfect as we are all as you breathe a grateful breath into this twisted body
letting that grind to fill the space around you inviting gratitude you may
exhaling gratitude wonderful work my friends from the core
hugging those knees up to the chest maybe diving that chin and hugging up up
up up up and exhaling slowly and mindfully from the corn releasing one
foot to the earth and that’s it and a lot of legs today long and strong
opening up the palms up high to the sky or if it feels good you can just gently
bring the hands to the heart maybe one hand on the belly in one of
the heart is laid in our pose our final pose of surrender and our shavasana
breathing in a breath with our mantra I’m grateful for I am grateful for and
grateful for I am grateful for I’m grateful towards allowing yourself
to release at the toes letting go through the soles of the feet releasing
through the caps softening at the knee joint letting go the back of the
hamstrings the thighs allowing the hips and the state bones to open allowing
each vertebrae to melt into the earth as the shoulder blades deepen opening up
through the biceps and the triceps in each fingertip scanning up to that
throat space without the space of the throat chakra allowing it to be loose
letting go the jaw loosening the tone dropping the cheek bones deepening and
the eyelids softening the third eye between its
space between the eyebrows of the forehead melting the skull and doing a
full body skin and just scanning and noticing without judgement just noticing
how you’re feeling check in any pain any trapped emotions
any flowing thoughts as we open our bodies up here to receiving gratitude as
we open up to getting gratitude for what is gratitude for what has been gratitude
for what will be in developing our whole body imagining once again like this
bubble this invisible energy bubble just floats around us we fill our self up
with our mantra I am grateful for I am grateful for I am grateful for and
intuitively allowing whatever comes to to come wonderful work maybe you have
girlfriends a lot of yourself to rest and be open here in your shavasana and
as you’re ready you can gently bend the knees and allow your body to roll on to
a side just taking your time I know sometimes we just want to stay curling
your body into a fetal position if you can maybe hugging one of the legs up and
repeating that mantra inside I’m grateful for I’m grateful for I’m just pausing here and just noticing
how you’re feeling being open being open to healing being open to gratitude you
can use that top hand like a kickstand and just slowly if you can with your
eyes closed meaning me in a seated position whatever that looks like for you as we
gently keep our eyes closed tucking that chin in towards the chest we’re gonna
finish our practice and connect all of us practicers together from all over the
world and bring us together and grow our vibration with a primordial sound of the
universe um just om and it’s it’s easy it doesn’t matter if you’ve ever done
this before you can do it now you can and you can say it within or you can
whisper it it’s just as powerful and just repeating with me big breath in bringing palms kissing palms to the
heart or just hands simply on the chart giving gratitude for you for all that
you are all that you do and knowing that you are a light in this world needs you
and the world is grateful that you are here in a part of human existence and
allowing yourself to repeat our mantra one last time I am grateful for I’m
grateful for I am wonderful friends palms kissing palms do you thank you so much for your
practice I love you you