Side Stretches and Twists

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.9 (30 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


MaryRose Metcalfe 1 month ago

Thanks again Melissa. Always love your gate poses and the slower process of getting to a relaxed twist.

Leah-joojoo 2 months ago

I've had a really sore lower back the past couple of days so have done a few classes on here to try and help. This one was fantastic. I love how Melissa offers different options and levels to suit, and love love love how she got us into reclined twist, starting on your side then opening up the shoulder, as opposed to starting on your back and dropping your legs to the side. I've never done it this way before but it definitely felt safer for my back doing it this way. Wonderful stretchy, relaxing class and Melissa has a lovely way of leading the class. Felt great after this.

Gitti 2 months ago

Another worderful c;ass from Melissa. Thanks! I am all twisted and turned out:)
I also do appreciate that your give cues for left or right.

SMZalokar 2 months ago

What a lovely class! "What if you took the pose that was right for your body instead of the pose you think you should do?" Great question and invitation. How great to normalize teaching to a spectrum of body capabilities and offer the advanced pose as a variation. Thank you. Namaste.

oakhazel 3 months ago

What a great lesson - perfect pace. Very relaxing. I really liked this one. Thank you for giving the instructions for which side to use - left or right - it really helps as one tends to forget which leg one used the first time around.

radhike 4 months ago

This is the practice I would love to return to at least once a week. Very relaxing. Thanks for very detailed instructions and ease of spacing.

Kitkatkatey 4 months ago

Beautiful. I love the gentleness of Melissa's classes. I always feel so well cared for.

Gorgeous playlist too

penelopemf 4 months ago

Excellent! Greatly appreciate the slow flow to truly feel my body adjust to each form. With a fused lower back and broken upper, this gets into the crinks! Thank you!

cpaula 4 months 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.