Lent: Core-rific

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20 minute hour glass28 min
Level Level 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconBetsy

Whether you prefer Gentle, Level 1, or Level 2 classes, the exercises and poses in Lent: Core-rific can be modified to meet—or challenge—your current fitness level. As with all Pietra Fitness classes, you will ease into the class by calming your mind and nervous system with deep breathing and thoughts of gratitude. Warm up your body with gentle stretches that will release tension and start to build internal heat for the workout. After a brief flow to standing, you will transition back down to the mat for a shoulder stand, slow bicycles, side crunches, v-sit, and other waist-cinching moves that will work your entire core. Wind down with a long inner thigh stretch that will get at the connective tissue and fascia deep in your muscles, and relax with a few other feel-good stretches. The Scriptures and meditations invite you to examine your attitudes toward things, events, other people, God, and yourself so you can be intentional about what you’re fasting from during Lent.

Physical Focus:

Core/Obliques

Spriritual Focus:

Fruit of Lenten Fasting

Meditation:

Based on In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez (Scepter Press)

Patron Saint:

St. Joseph

Music:

Spread Your Wings, If You Say So, by Stanton Lanier,  Dum Fabricator, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (stmichaelsabbey.com)

Suggested Props:

Light weight or water bottle optional