We know that Adriene is a friendly online yoga teacher with a successful yoga YouTube channel with more than 3.7 million followers and over 60 million views online. She is from Texas. Has a dog named Benji, which also sometimes appears in her videos. She is half Mexican, half American. But she doesn’t speak Spanish (or Mexican). She jokes about knowing more Sanskrit (ancient India language) than Spanish. And she is also an actress. Absolutely one of the reasons why she moves so naturally in front of the camera.
Your personal friend
Adriene is very comfortable and she makes you feel like that as well. And she is very down to earth, personal and relaxed. With every now and then a funny (or goofy’) remark or ‘mistake’ that wasn’t edited. Like that one time she was sitting on the mat and noticed a toothpaste stain on her sleeve. The way she waved it aside in a really funny and nonchalant way. As if she is your personal friend, and the two of you are having a conversation. And that is probably where her strength lies. The accessibility with which she speaks to you into your life/living room/bedroom. And besides that, she is teaching you a yoga class. A friend who experiences the same things as you. Thereby she doesn’t act as if she’s superior to you. Sometimes she even makes a slip of the tongue. And like You, she also has a ‘bad hair day’.
Challenging yoga? No way.
For sure she does not always feel like doing the most challenging yoga postures. Therefore Adrienes yoga classes are accessible for everyone. From ultimate beginner to advanced. For that reason her personal mantra (like the name of the current Adriene Roadshow) is: Find what feels good. And that is exactly what it is. It has a different meaning for everyone. Adriene invites you to look for it. Be present on the mat and see what happens. Yoga is not about complicated postures or flexibility. It is about being aware and the connection and interaction between body and mind. Take some time for yourself in these hectic times. And don’t be so hard on yourself. Sometimes yoga is about being quiet and focussing on your breath. And another time it is about going through flowing and dynamic yoga postures, which require your full attention. The point is that you start feeling what you need at that exact moment. It also means being your authentic self.