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Vinyasa Yoga: Focus On Twists

Intermediate I

This is a more gentle vinyasa style yoga class with a focus on using your breath and core to get you into your seated, standing and lunging poses. It's intended to slow you down and allow you to give more attention to your poses, with an emphasis on twists.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 13 of the Daily Dose 30-Day Intermediate Yoga Challenge.

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dficorilli
dficorilli
January 6, 2019
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great twists! Found some new movement using my core. Thank you!

hfortune
hfortune
January 6, 2019
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As always, Melissa does a wonderful job with this class. Definitely appreciate a gentler class to break up the challenge, and love Melissa's offerings of options instead of one-size-fits-all.

Sylkin59
Sylkin59
January 6, 2019
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Loved the twists in this practice. I enjoy Melissa's instructions and pacing.

jmitton
jmitton
January 6, 2019
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Exactly what I needed on a stormy snowy day. The guidance given to breathing and its timing with twists was exceptional.

laurenalana11
laurenalana11
January 6, 2019
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I appreciated the detailed instruction in today's class. Temporarily focusing on the mechanics of the pose eventually makes it more natural and effortless and allows you explore the non-physical aspects of practice. Thanks Melissa!

deborahcb
deborahcb
January 6, 2019
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I have a hard time with feeling comfortable in twists. Your approach felt easier and better in my body. Also, I liked the different vinyasa you do - better on the shoulders and helps to strengthen the back. Thank you.

KrystleJane
KrystleJane
January 6, 2019
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It was a good class but not my favorite one so far. It was nice to have an easy class to end my weekend though!

Frankie117
Frankie117
January 6, 2019
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Nice flow . Thank you for the reminder that sometime you gain more from holding the poises to focus on other areas of the body .Beautiful sounds of nature .

plainbanana
plainbanana
January 6, 2019
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I really enjoyed all the wringing out. I am starting a new job tomorrow and have been pretty nervous, but at the end of this practice I felt lighter and my feelings had tipped over into excitement rather than anxiety.

Deirdre
Deirdre
January 6, 2019
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Nice to go slow and gentle but no need to call it as for a beginner. Thanks.

Beli
Beli
January 6, 2019
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Sweet and nice, loved the different twists

Janet_
Janet_
January 6, 2019
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Thank you for this class, Melissa. It was a great pace, with attention to details and focus I needed. Wonderful overall!

shannypants
shannypants
January 6, 2019
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This was a nice, gently challenging intermediate class. Plenty of need for strength balanced with cues to take or leave the more vigorous path. (My inner rebel appreciates an invitation over a command.)

susie13
susie13
January 6, 2019
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This was a gentle and effective class to follow up yesterday's challenge class. I enjoy easier/slower classes like this because they allow you to use as much or as little strength as you need at a pace that lets you sink into a pose for a few breaths before slowly and gently flowing on.

Krenela
Krenela
January 6, 2019
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Great way to end the week and work out any tightness left from yesterday’s challenging class.

sivar_sydney
sivar_sydney
January 6, 2019
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Slow and steady vinyassa. Loved the detoxifying twists; perfect way to recover from a wedding last night!

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January 6, 2019
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Easy like Sunday morning! I loved the pace of this flow so much. I also got deeper into my twists than I have in a long time. Thank you, Melissa.

NataR
NataR
January 6, 2019
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first 18 minutes felt soo easy after yesterdays flow, but then.. last 20 min kicked :)) nice balancing class, thank you :)

lologm
lologm
January 6, 2019
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So great to slow it down, and I always love Melissa's relaxed energy. Great tips too!

JennS
JennS
January 6, 2019
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I am really appreciating the thought put into the progression of the classes in this challenge. Today’s class was the perfect blend of effort and relaxation - perfect for a Sunday morning.

Molly Hood Davis
Molly Hood Davis
January 6, 2019
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very good...I appreciate Melissa's enthusiasm. I expected a little more of a challenge but it was a nice break. *namaste*

ama1031
ama1031
January 6, 2019
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I love the waves crashing in the background on this beach practice with Melissa :)

jerihans
jerihans
January 6, 2019
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I really enjoy Melissa's classes, today's class was a good one for the core and twists. She really gives you the option to work as much as you want.

ariellerambo
ariellerambo
January 6, 2019
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This class was perfectly paced and left me feeling calm and ready to face my day. The transition from twisted lunge into twisted crescent felt powerful. Thank you for this practice!

lydia13520
lydia13520
January 6, 2019
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The instruction to use the deep core changed my twists and moved them to the lower back and out of the top of my back. That was such a useful instruction. Thank you for that Melissa!

minus
minus
January 6, 2019
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needed that slow movement through the body to restore the weeke workout

Scott and Nicole
Scott and Nicole
January 6, 2019
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This was a great class! I must say though, I much prefer when all of the directions and sides being stretched are guided rather than left up to the students. I find it difficult to drop down into the flow of the practice when I'm constantly thinking "Did I just do my left side or my right side?" or "Am I stretching in the correct direction?" Otherwise, thank you for this helpful class.

Dnakagawa
Dnakagawa
January 6, 2019
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A delicious practice for any level. It’s not a competition but a practice. Thank you Melissa for perfect Sunday morning refresher.

Druidcat497
Druidcat497
January 6, 2019
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A perfect, almost relaxed flow for a Sunday morning. Her cues were perfect, as was her timing. Very enjoyable class.

Fishfish7
Fishfish7
January 6, 2019
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Great instructions. LIked her wording. Excellent flow after yesterdays practice

catoufou
catoufou
January 6, 2019
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Melissa is sweet in her teaching. Thank you.

Csteele21
Csteele21
January 6, 2019
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good stretch after yesterday's intense class - letting the body recover.

kyasarin
kyasarin
January 6, 2019
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I was easily able to follow the cues and enjoyed the flow.

sgalvin
sgalvin
January 6, 2019
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I have never taken a class from Melissa. I enjoyed her instruction. The class seemed more of a beginner class than an intermediate class. The great thing about yoga is there is benefit from any type of class that you take.

jmt905
jmt905
January 6, 2019
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Nice gentle flow with lots of twists

claire.c6
claire.c6
January 6, 2019
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Great twist work. The guidance is perfect as you work on finding your deep abdominals and practice your twists.

Alatiel
Alatiel
January 6, 2019
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Twists always help my back out, so this class really helped.

Suprsons
Suprsons
January 6, 2019
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Excellent follow up to yesterday's challenge!

duroc017
duroc017
January 6, 2019
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This is a great one, the slower flow allows for more intentional engagement of the core and also provided a lot of great stretching out of my hamstrings which were a bit tight after yesterday's practice. And of course, I love Melissa's gentleness and options she gives us.

Boug
Boug
January 6, 2019
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great stretch. everything was so tight from yesterday's workout