TOB: Angle Pose / Side Body

Maria Elliot

Patron Saint: 
St. Pope John Paul II
Physical Focus: 
Angle Pose / Side Body
Class Length: 
15 - 30 min
Spiritual Focus: 
Theology of the Body

Is tightness or pain in your back preventing you from doing everyday activities? Increase your spinal mobility and get your body feeling better with TOB: Angle Pose / Side Body. You will begin this calming 30-minute class standing in posture pose, being mindful of your breath and the many blessings in your life. Warm up with postures that help you release any tension you may have in your neck, shoulders, back, and legs, and that stretch the sides of your body. When your body is nice and loose, you will flow into a series of planks and chest lifts to strengthen your entire core and upper back. Transition into lunge 2 to activate the muscles up and down your legs, and incorporate arm movements to get your arms, shoulders, and back involved. If you have tight hips and hamstrings, you will really enjoy the exercises that stretch these joints and muscles. You can also expect to spend some time throughout the workout in angle pose variations, providing a safe, feel-good twist for your spine. The Scriptures and meditation will help you see that the human body—your body—is not something to be ashamed of but a visible sign of your true value and goodness as a person created in the image and likeness of God.Like this class? You will love the other videos in the Theology of the Body Series. Experience them all with 21 Days to Greatness, a 3-week plan that will help you become all God created you to be.