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Twist and Stretch

Beginner II

Let go of your day with this gentle hatha yoga class. This class will help you open your shoulders and hips, and the focus on twists is amazing for releasing tension in the spine.

 

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DaleJRhodes
DaleJRhodes
November 27, 2022
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Melissa your routine of deep stretches and permissive kindness to explore more is such a gift. Thank you.

Kim Shay
Kim Shay
November 8, 2022
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5
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I love this practice. So gentle, and so soft.

JennG
JennG
September 23, 2022
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This is exactly what I needed this morning to work through shoulder tension left over from yesterday's headache. I feel so much better, thank you!
I agree with the previous comment that it would be great to see more new outdoor classes again.

LLove
LLove
August 28, 2022
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The older outdoor classes are the best. I would love it if you all would make more outdoor classes. Most modern people do not spend enough time in nature, and the outdoor classes, even when done inside, give the impression of being in nature.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
August 11, 2022
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5
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As always, very soothing and beneficial.
Thank you Melissa!

cmb
cmb
August 6, 2022
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older video w voice over, basic stretches, very nice with headache and feeling weak from cold symptoms

beckymiddleton
beckymiddleton
May 22, 2022
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Melissa is so awesome. This was one of the classes that got me started on yoga many years ago and coming back to it after a very long break reminds me of everything I love about this type of movement.

Irene Sheppard
Irene Sheppard
May 15, 2022
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4
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good when havent done yoga in a week and am feeling very tight! instructions were good but 50% of talking would have been better. i got distracted by the constant talking.

talif
talif
December 22, 2021
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5
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Before and after this video is like night and day. My hips are so open. The connection Melissa establishes to pelvic floor, really thinking about the widening of the pelvic floor, help you keep your stability in ways beyond measure that allow your hips and spine to release.

And as always Melissa's presence calms me down. Plus, I find the music perfectly cues my breathe to slow down.

talif
talif
December 22, 2021
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Before and after this video is like night and day. My hips are so open. The connection Melissa establishes to pelvic floor, really thinking about the widening of the pelvic floor, help you keep your stability in ways beyond measure that allow your hips and spine to release.

And as always Melissa's presence calms me down. Plus, I find the music perfectly cues my breathe to slow down.

simonhaiduk
simonhaiduk
April 13, 2021
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Absolutely delightful relaxing and healing practise...perfect for evening unwind

Suemchale
Suemchale
March 29, 2021
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Really good class for a beginner. Great for developing the stretches and helping with posture.

Neita
Neita
February 1, 2021
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This was absolutely perfect to unwind after a morning of snow shoveling. I feel refreshed & the tightness is my upper back & shoulders is gone! thank you.

oakhazel
oakhazel
November 16, 2020
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Great lesson. Her pace is perfect and allows time for relaxing while getting a good stretch at the same time. I know this is an older lesson but it still hits the spot.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
September 28, 2020
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I didn't have time for a longer practice this morning so I searched for a 30 minute one and found you. I know this is an older video but guess what, I learned something new. Always a benefit of DYWM.

mamayoga
mamayoga
May 8, 2019
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Thank you for sharing your nurturing spirit, Melissa!

TaimiC
TaimiC
November 5, 2018
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I needed a nice, slow, twisty practice on this first day of real recovery from the flu -- and this was it! Perfect speed and intensity -- just right to help speed the healing process and get my body moving again. Thank you!

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
May 25, 2018
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What a terrific way to come into a twist! Felt so good incorporating the flowing arms with it.

emhenry
emhenry
January 27, 2018
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This is so dreamy! Such a wonderful, restorative and rejuvenating practice! Thank you! x

nadonado
nadonado
November 14, 2017
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This practice hits the spot right before bed. Ahhh....nice. Thank you.

dena.rissman
dena.rissman
October 19, 2017
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Melissa is a fantastic teacher. I did one of her classes every day for a week and felt so much more solid in my practice and my every-day posture. Her pacing is perfect, whether you are a beginner or intermediate. She is so good at talking us through the class and the moves. I had been focusing mostly on intermediate classes, but once I discovered Melissa . . . she is right in my sweet spot. Thank you!!!!

conollyt
conollyt
July 31, 2017
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I've had neck and back issues recently from traveling. I wake up stiff each morning through my shoulders, neck, and back. This loosened me up nicely.

lpoolilil
lpoolilil
July 27, 2017
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Not just for beginners! I love this class when I'm feeling sore after all the biking, hiking and gardening I've been doing this summer. It's relaxing and give a good stretch to my tired muscles.

lpoolilil
lpoolilil
June 27, 2017
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This is a great one for relaxing before going to bed. I also like to do this routine if I'm having a very active day and want to do yoga but don't feel the need to push myself.

jillthepill
jillthepill
April 25, 2017
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This class was perfect after a long bike ride. I started bookmarking my favorite Melissa classes, but they're ALL my favorite :)
Thank you

terkalin
terkalin
April 19, 2017
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Fantastic practice. Melissa is my favorite. However, I do miss the lovely clarinet music that accompanied her videos. It seemed more transcendent.

kwragg
kwragg
March 29, 2017
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This has been my favorite video so far. Love the challenging twists.

Stephanii
Stephanii
February 6, 2017
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This class is top of my list - it's my go to when I feel like I need some new life breathed into me!

nipper
nipper
January 28, 2017
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Lovely stretch and twist at a relaxing pace with careful directions. lovely music and relaxation.
Thank you Melissa

inklingswitch
inklingswitch
November 18, 2016
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I'll be starting my days with this or the Bend and Stretch class. Super!
Melissa, if it's not too nosy, may I ask where that lovely yellow top is from? I've been looking for one like it. :)

Sarah NN3
Sarah NN3
October 10, 2016
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This is such a sweet practice that I come back to whenever I need a calm, relaxed session. I was sad to see that the original music, which was a beautiful clarinet piece, has been replaced with piano. The piano is fine, but the clarinet was wonderful and really set this video apart from the others. I missed the clarinet today, but still loved the class.

dogphishead
dogphishead
September 15, 2016
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This video would be great if it would actually load. Been trying to watch for two days now, but the spotty stream makes it anything but relaxing. It's too bad!

kimberlyburr@hotmail.com
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March 17, 2016
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Melissa is one of my favorite teachers! Her voice is calming and smooth and her instructions are clear. Beautiful class as always.

mmbanda
mmbanda
March 14, 2016
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amazing class Melissa!!! music, timing, poses, just great.

LaGuiri
LaGuiri
March 6, 2016
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It's nice that in the couple of harder moments, Melissa suggests an easier alternative.

Monroe333
Monroe333
February 12, 2016
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Clear instructions, good stretches. Feel very relaxed now.

Tfillinger
Tfillinger
February 8, 2016
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Love this practice. Another one of my "go to's" Melissa's voice is so soothing and relaxing. It really helps me get into the moment with the practice. Kudos to DYWM and all the teachers. They are amazing!!!

eruvande
eruvande
November 6, 2015
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I find myself returning to this video (and "Bend and Stretch") over and over when I need a 30-minute workout that'll leave me feeling both stretched out and calm. Melissa is my favorite online fitness teacher.

cm1951
cm1951
November 15, 2015
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I agree....I also go to Bend and Stretch and Twist and Stretch. I also like Melissa's Core Strengthening and Stretch.
Melissa is clear with instruction, so it's easy to follow.

GBill
GBill
November 3, 2015
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I love this class. I tend to have problems in my shoulders and I find this class great for stretching out my back and shoulders.