Twist and Stretch

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.6 (426 votes)
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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.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


MissBellatrix 5 years ago

Normally I like a more vigorous yoga routine to start my day but I decided to give this one a try. I LOVED it! My neck and shoulder tension is gone.

Kleecloud 5 years ago

I am following the Runners Challenge and this was listed under week 3. Very easy and simply soothing to my mind and body. My shoulders and neck feel loose and relaxed.

danake 5 years ago

I wasn't sure whether I was in the mood for a more active session or a relaxing one today, and feeling indecisive I just chose this one. I'm so happy I did. It isn't particularly active or fast-paced, but it's just so calming that I no longer felt that indecision that I started with. I felt sort of restless before I started the video, and now I just feel calm, relaxed, refreshed, and ready to go on with the rest of my day.
LOVE the music, and the instructor's voice and instructions are wonderful. Thank you so much for this!

Shogun 5 years ago

My favorite class. Melissa rulez! Thank you!!!

kacjohnson 5 years ago

I had done some rigorous yoga sessions this week and I was sore in a few spots. I wanted something about 30 mins and more gentle to massage out the soreness. This hit the spot.
The combination of the calm video, the music, the gentle voice, and the poses, all worked wonderfully for me. Please try this video for a end of the week yoga session. Enjoy!

lomoraes 6 years ago

Was all that I needed for the day, a slow and relaxing practice.

Bec Rueter 6 years ago

Just enough to get started when I dont have time for more.

LabCat 6 years ago

Whenever I am feeling tired and stiff, I always end up back at this video. It is just what I need to waken my body in the mornings.

Yogini Luna 6 years ago

... then do this class. I usually enjoy more intermediate classes, and the challenge of finding my breath in deep poses is one of the reasons I love yoga. Today, however, everything hurt. Two weeks of carrying small children combined with many hours of sitting this last weekend listening to the LDS General Conference all without any yoga left my spirit feeling fantastic (small children are a joy, and so is conference!) but my body very much in pain. I woke up this morning planning to do one of Fiji's intermediate classes. By mid-morning I could feel a migraine creeping upward into my head and it hurt to walk. This class helped me to realign my body, gently and carefully work through the tension to find the areas that need special attention, and control negative thoughts by focusing on my breath. There's a lot more still to do (I should really not go multiple days without yoga, let alone weeks), but this class was exactly what I needed today. I found myself rewinding to do each set of poses again and again, they felt so good. It took me more than an hour to get through the class! Thank you for sharing this beautiful yoga class.

ms_berglund 6 years ago

..this must be the perfect class if you only have half an hour to spare. I'm quite new to yoga so some of the poses were a little bit challenging for me but I loved it. Will do this one every week. Thank you Melissa for making my Tuesday!