Class using resistance band to add some variety and challenge to the movements, with a particular focus on the upper body
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Length: 32 minutes
The class starts in standing then continues down into four-point kneeling and onto our backs. As always, please work to a level that you feel safe and comfortable to do.
This class includes:
- Standing – toe walking
- Chest opener
- Standing row
- Tricep kick back
- Single leg stand with bicep curl
- Roll downs
- Four-point kneeling – aeroplane arms
- Leg kick back and donkey kicks
- Child pose
- Scapula isolations
- One leg stretch with arm pull
- One leg circle
- Rotation stretch
- Glue and hamstring stretch
- Sitting – Chest opening and cleopatra
We start the class with a warm up in standing stretching out through our upper body, challenging balance and upper body control using the resistance band. We then roll down into four-point kneeling and use the band to resist aeroplane arm movement. We then work into our glutes and core control with a leg kick back and donkey kick movements. We finish in this position with a child pose stretch then move around onto our backs.
On our backs on the mat we work our upper body a little more with some scapula isolations using the resistance band. Then mobilise our spines with a Bridging movement adding some arm scissors using the resistance band. We then combine a one leg stretch and arm pull with the resistance band then use the band around the foot for a one leg circle movement. We then cool down with a rotation, glute and hamstring stretches. Finishing in siting with some upper body stretches.