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Embrace Little Things
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Embrace Little Things

Stretch out your legs and embrace the little things around you.

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- [Rehl Clarke, Yoga Instructor] - Hey guys, let's take five minutes wherever you are to embrace the little things around us and stretch out our legs. I want you to come to as comfortable standing place, whether you are in a workspace, in your kitchen, home, wherever it may be. We're gonna just take a couple brief moments here, to really stretch out our legs. I want you to take your left ankle and cross that over your right, and we're going to slowly take our fingertips and lower down to the ground, slowly rolling our back, one vertebrae at a time, gently placing our fingertips down onto the floor, onto our shin or our knees, wherever is most comfortable for you. We're gonna hang heavy here, inhaling through our nose, exhaling through our mouth, letting our heart melt to the floor, embracing these next couple of minutes to be in tune with our mind, our body, and our spirit. Releasing good energy throughout our legs, our hamstrings, our quads, our ankles. Slowly coming up, we're gonna continue to hang heavy, letting our hands fall, rolling up one vertebrae at a time. Taking our feet to a normal stance, we are going to take our right foot and cross it behind our left foot, and falling forward once again. Slowly moving down here, as this may be some of the first movement that you have done all day. If you've been sitting at a work desk or in a chair, it might feel a little bit more tight in your legs than normal. Imagining lengthening our hamstring, so they're long, our hips are squared, and our chest continues to melt down to the floor. Inhale, slowly rolling yourself up one vertebrae at a time, coming back to a neutral standing position, we're gonna roll our shoulders back twice. Inhaling, lifting up and back, rolling them forward, and inhaling, lifting them up and back. Coming into a wide stance, we're going to bend down our knees, pressing our hands firmly into our thighs and pushing to the left. Inhale coming back to center, we're gonna exhale, twisting our torso to the right, putting a slight gaze behind our right shoulder, and coming back to center. We're going to inhale, arms come up to the sky, straightening our legs, and exhale, bring your hands, heart to center. Taking our toes that are pivoted outward, we're going to pivot them, so they're parallel. We're going to inhale our arms all the way up to the sky, gazing at our fingertips, and exhale, falling forward, letting our hands gently touch down onto the floor. Now, if you are not able to press your hands firmly into the floor, feel free to press your fingertips or keeping your hands, on your shin, or your knees, keeping your hands on your shins or your upper thighs. Every exhale, deepening down into the stretch, embracing what you feel, and slowly rolling up one vertebrae at a time. Coming back to a neutral standing position, we are going to take our right foot, putting it on top of our, I'm sorry, coming into a neutral position, we're going to take our left foot placing it on top of our right knee, feeling free to grab a chair or a wall, something to hold onto. We're going to lower down, holding this here, getting a nice deep stretch into our hips. Standing up, moving to the opposite side, our right foot is gonna come on top of our left knee, and lowering down, feeling that nice stretch into our hips. Inhale coming back up to standing. Inhale, arms come all the way up to the sky and exhale, bring your hands heart to center. Thank you so much for practicing this five-minute flow, embracing the little things around us to connect our body, mind, and spirit more. Namaste.

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