Twist and Stretch

Melissa Krieger
Instructor Melissa Krieger
Average: 4.7 (444 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


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!

skgronholz 7 years ago

I am on the verge of getting sick, and this gentle sequence was exactly what I needed to get in some yoga that didn't get my heart pumping too fast. It felt great after a long day of sitting at a conference. I'm grateful to have found this website and this video in particular!

CatSunflower 6 years ago

Agreed, I'm just getting over a cold and found this to be very revitalizing :)

btm013 7 years ago

I like this class because there were some more intermediate poses mixed in with beginner. I will definitely be revisiting this course. Thanks!

dancelittledancer 7 years ago

This class is great for beginners and intermediate levels that want to take it slower and go back to basics.

noel51191 7 years ago

I don't have much experience with yoga and with my having low vision, I thought internet-yoga would be a horrible experience. I was definitevly proven wrong! I was able to do this without looking at the screen AND my back feels wonderful SO much better. Thanks!

jmt905 7 years ago

Started out in seated pose for way too long. Stretches weren't deep enough. I didn't get much out of this class.

sgbarber87 7 years ago

Although this is a shorter class, the poses were wonderful and gave me exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

ngrace 7 years ago

Your yoga style and the accessibility of the content of your classes makes me just want to do your classes again and again..ahh. You really are a blessing Melissa! Thank you:):)!