Live for Advent: Bolder Shoulders

Jill Alt

Patron Saint: 
St. Francis Xavier
Physical Focus: 
Class Length: 
30 - 45 min
Spiritual Focus: 
Friendship with Christ through Prayer

Are you looking for stronger, more defined shoulders? Live for Advent: Bolder Shoulders is for you! In this 37-minute, Level 2 class, Jill will lead you to hold postures that work the whole body, while adding in specific exercises that will stretch and strengthen your shoulders. The warm-up portion of the class includes postures in a cross-legged seated position, side sit, and hands and knees. For the workout, you will engage in a series that includes pike, elevated chest lift, plank, deep lunge, high lunge, lunge 2, and half squats, all while incorporating extra work for your shoulders. Jill uses hand weights at certain points to intensify her practice. You can add them in if you’d like or leave them out! As you begin to wind-down, you will enter into a seated inner thigh stretch for your long hold. The meditation today is about Christian meditation--you will be reminded of the steps of prayerful meditation and encouraged to make/keep it a regular practice of your life to enter more fully into the life of God that He wants to share with you. The instrumental music for “Bolder Shoulders” is energizing and festive; during quiet pose, it is changed to Gregorian chant as you enter a time of prayer and open yourself to deeper friendship with Christ.