Live! from Home: New Beginnings

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30 minute hour glass39 min
Gentle Difficulty IconLevel Gentle
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconBetsy

Start your day on the right foot with Live! from Home: New Beginnings. With slow and intentional exercises, this 39-minute workout will stretch and gently strengthen all the muscles in your body. You will begin on your back, focusing on your breath and calling to mind thoughts of gratitude. After warming up your hips and core, you will roll to seated to stretch your back and sides and to open up your chest. (These moves will feel oh so good, especially if you sit at a desk all day.) Come to hands and knees to work your shoulders, arms, core, back, glutes, and hamstrings. Heel sit will stretch your quads and the tops of your legs, and a kneeling backbend will engage your core, back, quads, and glutes. In prone, you’ll work your hamstrings with leg curls and strengthen your back with an elevated chest lift and linked half backbend. Flow to seated engaged for a few forward folds before rolling back into reclined inner thigh stretch for the long hold. The Scriptures and meditations will remind you that every day is a new beginning, and they invite you to live each day as an offering to God.

Physical Focus:

Balanced

Spriritual Focus:

Offering the day to God

Meditation:

Excerpt from In Conversation with God, Francis Fernandez (Scepter Press)

Patron Saint:

St. Pope Pius X and St. Dominic