Basics and Beyond : Twists

Beginner I

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 5 - Twists in Melissa's weeklong series: Basics and Beyond 7-Day Yoga Challenge. This fun beginner class with Melissa is focused on different twisting poses including reclined, on all-fours, standing, lunging and seated. These twists help to release the entire spine while also getting into the hips and shoulders for a full body practice.

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Mimee
January 21, 2021
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I am finding these classes just right for me as I re-energize into January. You have a clear, soft voice and a very welcoming tone.
Thank you, Melissa.

PianoWire
November 30, 2020
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Pyramid pose wasn't available to me. With my front leg straight, I couldn't reach the blocks even when they were beside my feet. Placing one block in front of my foot put it that much farther out of reach. What do you suggest for those of us who aren't flexible?

Melissa Krieger
December 1, 2020
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Great question! You stumped me for a minute but I have a solution - a chair! One chair in front, or two chairs on either side would work well as extra long blocks. And of course bend or soften your knees as much as you need. Try that and let me know how it works out.

rebdal
November 27, 2020
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on of my favorite quick classes - have returned to it often. thanks melissa!

ama1031
July 31, 2020
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Perfect amount of twist and stretch! Great, clear instruction with plenty of modifications and add on's to get a little deeper. Fantastic hip openers.

Kaeinlya
July 10, 2020
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I love this one with all the cross legged twists. But the main sequence was a little bit hard to follow because I was never sure which arm or leg I was supposed to use. It's hard to hear just left and right when everything is moving. Same side and opposite side flows better when you aren't staring at the screen.

rebdal
July 2, 2020
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loved loved this class!! thank you so much -- might be my favorite one yet of this series :)

Neita
May 4, 2020
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Several new poses for me, so I appreciated the excellent cueing!

Barn
April 11, 2020
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Fantastic twist class! I always love Melissa's classes, but this is now a favourite!

jules58
April 7, 2020
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this is the best so far I really enjoy twisits.

MaryRose Metcalfe
April 5, 2020
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Thanks Melissa. I threw in some ab work at the end and more stretches. This was great.

Ritasans
April 3, 2020
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Thank you so much. I love twists. I feel so much more limber since taking your classes. And thanks for your beautiful smiles.

bridgettem93
March 31, 2020
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That was my favorite class of 7 day series so far. My body has been through it the past several months after the birth of my first baby, and my back was in pain all the time till I started yoga back up again. Your 20-30ish minute classes are very busy mom friendly. Thank you for taking the time to do these classes!