September 2020 Yoga Calendar – BUILD
Here is your free monthly Yoga with Adriene calendar! No gadgets, no plug. This is an offer to help you step up on the mat regularly to cultivate balance and well-being. If you think that you could benefit from a regular, long-lasting home yoga practice, look no further. If this is your first time joining […]

Here is your free monthly Yoga with Adriene calendar! No gadgets, no plug. This is an offer to help you step up on the mat regularly to cultivate balance and well-being. If you think that you could benefit from a regular, long-lasting home yoga practice, look no further.

If this is your first time joining us, welcome!

Each month, we come together as a community around a theme that inspires questions and guides the intent of your practice on and off the mat.

Selected practices support your exploration of the theme, whether you take the entire month or go for a single whenever you want.

Calendar practices are free and are all available on the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel. When we include membership practices in the calendar, they are flagged as FWFG practices and we also include other free YouTube practices on these days for those who are not members.

This month's free offer is an invitation to BUILD.

A collection of free Yoga to develop strength and stability for optimal physical and mental health.

What do we do when times are tough? How can we continue or start over when something tore us out of our practice or threw us for a loop and made our heads spin?

We can catch our breath and continue to practice. Your practice supports you.

If you are going through a difficult time right now, dear friend, your rug is on your back and so am I. Commit to showing off, even if it's just to sit on your mat and breathe.

Maybe you feel like you need strengthening, fortification, or conditioning. If so, that month's calendar is here to help.

If you're already feeling good, that's great! This is a great time to build on the foundations of your practice so that when these difficult times arrive, your practice is there to support you.

As we come to the mat to gain presence and look inside, this month's curation will no doubt help you build muscle and gain strength from top to bottom.

It's also our birthday month! In the spirit of celebrating YWA's anniversary, we are sharing a brand new practice for you on the YouTube channel titled "Yoga evening". This new practice will be posted on the YouTube channel at midnight Texas time on Sunday, September 6. Mark your calendars and invite your friends. This practice is ideal for connecting and training alongside friends during a video hangout.

This month is EXTRA special because, in addition to the new free video, we are also posting a new free series on the YouTube channel titled "Yoga PE".

This super fun 3 video series is for all students and their teachers adjusting to a new school year and new ways of schooling. Virtual learners can practice them as short separate yoga breaks or they can be chained together for a longer session. These Yoga PE videos are themed around physical, mental and emotional health for all ages. They will air on the YWA YouTube channel on M, W, F starting September 14.

But wait, there is more!

Additionally, coming to the FWFG app and FWFG.com this month are three new targeted conditioning videos. At your request, these are three additional short videos created to help you condition your core, upper body, and lower body to support your yoga practice.

We end the month with a focus on peace with The Shanti series from September 27 to 30. This is an FWFG series, but if you are not a member you can use the 7 day free trial to join us for this 4 video peace series. You can also use this free trial to check out the new FWFG conditioning videos released earlier in September. As always, we also have YouTube video options for these dates if you're on YouTube.

Invite someone to join you! See you throughout the month or join us throughout the month.
Share your experiences with the Kula and the community with #ywaBUILD.

Be sure to subscribe to the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel, if you haven't already! This is the # 1 way to support YWA free calendar and new free YouTube videos.

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Here's what you need to know:

  • here is your free playlist on YouTube channel that you can follow every day for the whole month. The new 6 practice and new Yoga PE series will be added to the playlist when they are released to the Yoga With Adriene YouTube channel on the dates they are listed.
  • here is your playlist of the month on FWFG subscription. The new practice will be added when it is published.
  • Follow the calendar every day or go to appointments throughout the month. Find out what feels good and keep practicing!
  • The Find What Feels Good FWFG app is available in the App Store and the Google Play Store for mobile devices. The app is also available for your TV with Apple TV, Roku, and FireTV. Or you can access it on the web at www.FWFG.com.
  • You can download a free, clickable PDF of the calendar here.

Everyone seems to be a yogi these days, from your BFF to your co-worker to your aunt—heck, even dogs and goats are getting their zen on. But if you have yet to attempt Warrior II or Mountain Pose, taking your first yoga chic can be a little intimidating. What if your hands sweat and you fall off the mat ? What if you hate it ? What if you can’t do a solo. damn. pose ?

Okay, rewind a second—there’s a reason so many people have hopped on a mat over the past few years. ' Yoga is a non-judgmental practice, ' says Claire Ewing, certified yoga instructor and studio marketing directeur for CorePower Yoga. It’s is a totally accessible way to unwind and break a sweat, so there’s nothing to worry about before checking out a chic.

But to help you feel a little more comfortable before you say your first ' om ' or ' namaste, ' Ewing has some yoga tips to answer all those questions floating around your head.

When in doubt, Ewing says opt for a vinyasa flow class, ' where you have the opportunity to explore the postures and fundamental principles of yoga. ' These are the genres of classes most of your friends probably do, and it’s a great form of yoga for beginners. But of course, it never hurts to check out a couple different variétés of classes to see what feels best to you.

' Definitely go for something breathable and easy to move in, ' says Ewing. ' You will work up a sweat, so consider wearing something with moisture-wicking abilities. ' Oh and FYI : Yoga is a no-shoes kind of workout, so don’t worry about sporting your best sneakers to class.

Like with any workout, it’s totally a personal preference how much you fioul pre-yoga. But Ewing points out that yoga is a pretty intense workout, and fueling your body properly will help you get the most out of your practice. Keep it light, though, ' I usually start with a protein shake or bar knowing that the classes can physically take you in dynamic directions, ' says Ewing. ( A. k. a. don’t down that massive avo toast right before chic. ) If you’re just having a small pre-workout snack, you can probably do that about 30 minutes beforehand; but wait a full one to two hours before sérieux out after a meal.

She adds that hydrating beforehand is also key, especially if you ever do attempt a heated flow. ' Drink a full glass of water about two hours before class—that way you have something to sweat out and you will feel better during chic. '

' Absolutely ! ' says Ewing. ' A regular yoga practice increases flexibility and strength in your zones musculaires. It has you work your full range of motion in every joint of your body and build strong and long groupes de muscles. ' ( In fact, vinyasa yoga even made this list of the top calorie-burning workouts. )

This depends on the type of yoga class you take—for example, a slow flow or hatha chic may require you to hold a pose for an extended period of time. But in vinyasa, ' it comes down to the intention of how the position was designed, ' says Ewing. ' For example, balancing poses are held longer to benefit concentration and focus, while transition postures build strength while teaching fluidity in movement. '

For the most part, though, poses are held for three to five breaths during the first round to help them sink into your memory. Then they’re held for a single breath when you repeat the pose, to help amp up the cardio component of yoga.

Don’t stress ! No one expects you to master every pose your first go-round ( or really, ever—it’s a constant learning process ). Your yoga instructor should offer alternatives for pose modifications, especially for the more challenging ones. ' Your breath is key in yoga, if you are losing sight of this, you may want to consider modifying or completely backing off, ' says Ewing. And don’t be afraid to ask your instructor for assistance.

Also, try to avoid comparing yourself to the other yogis in the room—all bodies are unique, and have varied strengths and challenges. Plus, every time you step on the mat, it’s going to feel a little different, ' for both your body and your mind, ' says Ewing. ' If there is one thing you can take away from the classroom, it is learning how to modify and create a practice that is fit for you. '

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