Alleviate tension and stretch through the body. Ideal for those that spend lots of time working at desks.
- Difficulty: Easier
- Length: 16 minutes
The class also aims to strengthen some of our key postural muscles. This class is perfect to squeeze into a lunch break and reset the body and mind! The class is suitable for most levels but please always work to a level that you feel comfortable and safe to do.
This class includes:
- Sitting neck stretches
- Sitting arm reaches and side bend
- Cat stretch
- Hip flexor stretch
- Child pose
- Breaststroke prep
- Opposite arm and leg lengthening
- Dynamic hamstring stretch
- Sitting mermaid stretch
We start the class in sitting and begin to reduce any tension in our upper body with some gentle neck stretches. Moving into four-point kneeling we mobilise our spines with a cat stretch, then begin to lengthen through the body with swimming exercise. We then come up into high kneeling to open out and stretch though our hip flexors, which can often feel tight after sitting.
Coming down onto our fronts we work our upper back with a breaststroke prep exercise and stretch into extension with a cobra stretch. Onto our backs with then lengthen out through the body further with opposite arm and leg stretch and a dynamic hamstring stretch. Finishing the class in sitting with a gentle mermaid stretch.