Side Stretches and Twists

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.8 (18 votes)
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This satisfying hatha yoga class with Melissa combines two great movements for your spine - side stretching and twists. You’ll feel so good (and tall!) after this class. It’s especially great for those that spend a lot of time on the computer and/or sit for long periods of time.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 10 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

Side Stretches and Twists Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.







Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

Equipment: Block
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Slow Flow


cpaula 6 days ago

My husband and I do your classes several times a week. We thoroughly enjoy your pacing, your instructions and your presence. Thank you for such lovely teaching.

jenniferdstevens 1 week ago

I will definitely be returning to this practice. The perfect slow-flow with a relaxing soundtrack to boot! My body feels so spacious and relaxed. Thank you, Melissa!

debkiger 1 week ago

Spacious. That’s how I feel after sharing this practice with Melissa. Lovely, as all of her classes are.

carveysh 1 week ago

This was a great slow, relaxing flow to elongate my spine after a long day at my desk in front of the computer. There were some unique poses that I appreciated. I would have liked some additional check ins for the positioning of my hips in the warrior poses and cobra. Also, it's my personal preference to not just step back into warrior poses, I feel like the positioning of my feet is never right when I do that. I'll be coming back to this class!

moflrnz 1 week ago

Great class! Melissa's classes are always a safe bet. And it's worth playing the music that goes with it; I was pleasantly surprised by the playlist... Some of the songs are not your classic yoga tunes, and go very well with the most "active" part of the class. Loved it!

Melissa Krieger 1 week ago

Glad you like the playlist! I really enjoyed making it for this class. There is so much good music out there!

Neita 1 week ago

:( The video stalled out at the 35 min mark "an error occurred while loading this video". It was a very lovely class up til then! I enjoyed the variety of movements as well as the pace of it.

Melissa Krieger 1 week ago

Oh no, that's such a drag! I just tested it and it went all the way through for me. It might be on your end with your connection or device. How anticlimactic! Hopefully you get all the way through the next time. Glad you liked it until then!