Morning Stretch

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20 minute hour glass21 min
Gentle Difficulty IconLevel 1
Pietra Fitness Instructor IconKaren

Does your body feel a little stiff when you wake up in the morning? From your neck and your chest to your back and hamstrings, Morning Stretch will loosen up your muscles—giving your entire body a much-needed stretch. You will begin this 21-minute class in a comfortable cross-legged seated position, working on your breath and being grateful to God for the gift of another day. As you flow through low lunges, modified side planks, half backbends, and other postures and exercises that lengthen your muscles, you will pause to meditate on a prayer that St. Francis used to praise God. By the time you finish this workout, you will be moving easier and poised to praise God with your entire being throughout the day.

Physical Focus:

Morning Stretch

Spriritual Focus:

Praise Prayer of St. Francis

Patron Saint:

St. Gertrude

Music:

Breathe, Stanton Lanier; Grandual Si Ambulem, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey