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Lent: Swan Dive

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30 minute hour glass32 min
Level Level 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconBetsy

A swan dive is a compound exercise that works your back, core, glutes, hamstrings . . . really, your entire body. Lent: Swan Dive is loaded with swan dives—over 15—and other dynamic moves that will give you the full-body workout you’ve been looking for. You will begin this 32-minute class in a cross-legged seated position, working on your breath and calling to mind the many blessings in your life. Warm up by gently stretching and releasing tension in your neck, back, chest, arms, sides, and hamstrings. For the rest of the workout, you will alternate between a series of swan dives and poses such as Lunge 2, angel pose, plank, half squat, and more. Wind down with a long inner thigh stretch that will relieve any tightness deep in your muscles. End this invigorating class with a few final stretches and twists before relaxing in quiet pose. The Scriptures and meditations will remind you of God’s incredible mercy and forgiveness and invite you to extend that same mercy and forgiveness to others.

Physical Focus:

Swan Dive

Spriritual Focus:

Forgiveness and Mercy

Meditation:

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

Patron Saint:

St. Joseph

Music:

So Loved Solo, Scarlet Thread, by Stanton LanierDum Fabricator, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey (stmichaelsabbey.com)