Gently mobilise and strengthen muscles throughout the body
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 40 minutes
The class begins in standing then continues down onto our backs and into side lying on the mat. The class keeps to a fairly gentle pace throughout but please remember to always work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
This class includes:
- Standing arm opening
- Balance series
- Squats with heel raises
- Standing clam
- Forward and reverse steps
- Side bend
- Roll downs
- Hip twist
- Abdo prep with one leg stretch
- Bridging with pelvic tilts
- Rotation stretch
- Side lying ab stretch and curl
- Side kick
- Leg lift sideways
- Opposite arm and leg stretch
- Glute and hamstring stretches
- Sitting spine twist and upper body reaches
The class begins in standing warm up though the upper body with an arm opening stretch. We then challenge our balance and control with a balance series, squats with heel raises and a standing clam. We then mobilise the spine with a side bend and roll downs. Coming down onto the mat on our backs we work on our core muscle strengthening with a hip twist, scissors and bridge movements. We also add in some abdominal strength with a combined abdo prep with a one leg stretch.
Moving onto our sides we work into our obliques with a stretch and curl. Continuing onto our sides we challenge our glute muscles with a side kick and leg lift sideways. We then move back onto our backs to cool down with an opposite arm and leg stretch, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with a spine twist and upper body reaches.